Pristine, unread copy. SIGNED BY NEAL BARRET JR., of author's vintage 1960 to 1979 stories. Featuring a fullcolor cover that is disturbingly alluring, snake skin textured endpapers, and a gorgeous, originally designed signature page depicting an over-turned glass of vintage grape oozing into a seductive rorschach spill. # 500 of 600 printed, for those who collect numerically. Includes: "Survival Course," "Grandfather Pelts," "Made in Archerius"--and a "host of others." ENJOY!. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Book by Barrett, Neal, Jr.
From Publishers Weekly: Despite the inevitable dated characters and attitudes (women reduced to minor roles and men generally oozing testosterone), the themes of these 12 vintage stories mostly arise from the pure heart of speculative SF. Slice-of-life cop story "Nightbeat" echoes the rough language play of Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, while goofy alien dialect figures in the amusing "Made in Archerius." Voice is the entire story in "Happy New Year, Hal." Predictable Twilight Zonish twists adorn "The Flying Stutzman," about an all-too-stereotypical traveling salesman doomed to endless motion, and "Grandfather Pelts," in which an intergalactic fur smuggler gets more than he bargained for. "Starpath" is an old-fashioned space opera with a modern sensibility. "To Plant a Seed," a traditional, hard SF puzzle story, works despite its annoyingly dated female character. Logic puzzles are also at the heart of the clever "Survival Course" and the drolly humorous "The Stentorii Luggage." The most thoughtful stories in the collection present uncomfortable truths without flinching, such as "Hero," a sharply observed tale about human veterans of an alien war too distant from Earth. "A Walk on Toy" likewise examines the tenuous ties of humanity between Earth-dwellers and far-flung colonists, while "The Talking" overturns the usual SF trope of information setting one free by showing a society where it does the exact opposite. Barrett's fans will welcome this collection, as will readers who enjoy science fiction from the '60s and '70s.
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Titre : A Different Vintage
Éditeur : Subterranean Press
Date d'édition : 2001
Reliure : Hard Cover
Etat du livre : New
Edition : First Edition.
Description du livre Subterranean Press, 2001. État : Fair. First Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP88493386
Description du livre Subterranean Press. Hardcover. État : Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. N° de réf. du libraire G1931081204I3N10
Description du livre Subterranean Press, 2001. Hardcover. État : Good. # 349 of 600. Some shelf wear. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. N° de réf. du libraire mon0001645574
Description du livre Subterranean, 2001. Hardcover. État : Good. First Edition. First Edition / First Printing as identified with "1" in the full number line. N° de réf. du libraire mon0001283299
Description du livre Subterranean Press, 2001. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. Minor shelf/edge wear. Former library book with the usual stamps/stickers/markings.Otherwise very good. N° de réf. du libraire 1183
Description du livre Subterraean Press, MI, 2001. Hard Cover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. Cover Art (illustrateur). 1st. X-library with normal flaws.SIGNED & NUMBERED 340---------The hard cover and the jacket has light shelf wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Signed & Numbered. Hard Back. N° de réf. du libraire SF 02577
Description du livre Subterranean, 2001. Hardcover. État : Used: Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG1931081204
Description du livre Subterranean, Burton, Michigan, U.S.A., 2001. A fine white hardcover in a fine dust jacket. Limited edition signed by author. Number 401 of 600 copies made. First edition 2001. N° de réf. du libraire 2Z8345
Description du livre Subterranean Press: USA, 2001. Hardcover. First edition (& 1st printing).. 318 pages: collects 12 science fiction stories and an introduction by the author. LIMITED EDITION: 600 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new). N° de réf. du libraire 06873
Description du livre Subterranean Press, 2001. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. First Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Stated First Edition. 1st printing (no later printings indicated). This is number 392 of a limited edition of 600 copies signed by the author, Neal Barrett, Jr. No other markings. Ships in a box. Fast shipping from NYC!. Signed by Author. N° de réf. du libraire 0620200723w