Edited by Judith Merril, introduction by Fredric Brown
First edition of this eye-catching anthology of well-chosen eerie oddities, including stories by Margaret St. Clair (Idris Seabright), John D. MacDonald, Fritz Leiber, Theodore Sturgeon, John Collier, Isaac Asimov, don marquis, and Walter M. Miller.
By Ursula K. Le Guin, edited and with introductions by Susan Wood
First paperback edition of Le Guin's massively influential collected critical essays, including her "From Elfland to Poughkeepsie," "Science Fiction and Mrs. Brown," and "Is Gender Necessary?," followed by Jeff Levin's thorough bibliographical checklist.
First printing of this Playboy Press paperback, in which the heroine is a surgeon at the Navy's Center for Medical Aerospace Research — riffing in its packaging on the genre of the medical romance, but decidedly not one itself.
First edition of the Ur-Gothic, the literary sensation credited by many for inaugurating one of the first major trends of the English novel — and the literary heart of Austen's NORTHANGER ABBEY, which is both a satire of and homage to it.
Inscribed first printing of this second Callahan Garrity mystery, in which the cleaning lady cum sleuth is hired to track down the diary of a Civil War-era prostitute with surprising connections to a murderous antiques dealer — given to a fellow woman crime writer Janet Dawson.
Signed first printing of this mystery of a stolen Arapaho petroglyph with similarities to an old case that ended with a manslaughter conviction, an outcome that priest and sleuth Father John is determined to get to the bottom of.
Inscribed first edition of Ferris's tenth needlework mystery, with an appended knitting chart for recreating the American flag described in the novel; instructions for committing the story's knitting-needle murder are, however, not included.
Inscribed first trade edition of this flamboyantly fanciful, semi-autobiographical "spiritual thriller," starring an intrepid Mary Magdalene and written by that saint's own self-proclaimed descendant, a sometime presenter on Ancient Aliens.