books for sale

Okay, so once again I am culling a bunch of books from my collection. The list is below the cut. All sorts, some quality literary fiction, some random junk, some SF/fantasy, and an eclectic slather of non-fiction

How it works: if you want something, make an offer. (Email best: wisdomofthedancingmoose (at) gmail) If it is better than what a 2nd hand dealer would give (pretty easily done), and no one else bids higher, you get it.


All books normal sized paperbacks in good/fair condition – unless flagged as follows

T = trade paperback size,
H = hardback
B = battered.
X = ex library books.

Occasional comments and descriptions in brackets if relevant.

There is all sorts of shit in here. Any questions, shoot.

SF/Fantasy

CHARLES STROSS
Merchant Princes series – first 5 novels [H, X]
Saturn’s Children [H, X]

ROBERT JORDAN
Lord of Chaos
Crown of Swords
Path of Daggers
[all basically brand new/unread]

CORY DOCTOROW – Someone comes to town, someone leaves town [H, X]

MARION BRADLEY – The mists of avalon [H]

CHARLES DE LINT – Memory and dream [H]

ALASTAIR REYNOLDS – Revelation Space

MICHAEL MOORCOCK

Omnibus editions:

Earl Aubec [T] (short stories)
A Cornelius Calendar [T] (4 novels)
Hawkmoon (4 novels)
A Nomad of the Time Streams (3 novels)

Singles (battered):

The Eternal Champion
The Rituals of Infinity
The Queen of the Swords
The Knight of the Swords
Count Brass

NEAL STEPHENSON – Quicksilver [T, as new]

STEPH SWAINSTON – The year of our war [T]

CAITLIN KIERNAN – Threshold [T, X]

JOHN WYNDHAM – Day of the Triffids [H, X, large print]

HARLAN ELLISON/FRANK HERBERT/LAUMER/ANDERSON/DICKSON – Five Fates (old linked SF anthology, B)

WILLIAM HJORTSBERG – Gray Matters (B)

CS LEWIS – The Cosmic Trilogy (Out of the silent planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength)

Nonfiction

[by author where relevant, otherwise by title]

ARTHUR KOESTLER
Bricks to Babel (big collection)
The Act of Creation

JARED DIAMOND – Collapse [H, new]

VIRGINIA SATIR – Peoplemaking [T]

OSCAR LEWIS – Pedro Martinez (amazing anthropological study, followup to the children of sanchez) [H, X]

ERICH VON DANIKEN – Gold of the Gods [H]

CS LEWIS – Mere Christianity [new]

CHARLES FORT – New Lands (looks batshit)

MARILYN FRENCH – The War Against Women (T, feminist classic)

IVAN ILLICH – The Right To useful Unemployment

DANIEL J BOORSTIN – The Image

MARGARET MEAD – Cultural Patterns and Technical Change

RENE DUBOIS – So Human An Animal [x]

THE WILL TO DIE – Can Themba (brutal journalism from Johannesburg in the 1950s.)

ADDICTED: IN THEIR OWN WORDS, KIDS TALKING ABOUT DRUGS – Joel Enger [H, X]

THE SHOCKING HISTORY OF ADVERTISING – ES Turner (old penguin edition)

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE (ditto)

GOALS FOR MANKIND – Erwin Laszlo/Club of Rome

GUYANA MASSACRE: THE EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT (Jim Jones, kool aid, etc)

THE TIGER GARDEN (an anthology of writer’s dreams)

AN OCCULT HISTORY OF THE WORLD VOL ONE – JH Brennan

THE WINDS OF DECEMBER – THE CUBAN REVOLUTION 1958 [H].

PROJECT BLUE BOOK (release of government files on UFOs etc)

THE CONTROL OF CANDY JONES – Donald Bain (classic early CIA mind control tale)

SIXTEEN AMERICAN PRESIDENTS [H, X]

MENGELE THE COMPLETE STORY [H, X] (bio of Auschwitz Nazi Dr Mengele, mostly about what happened postwar).

THE SEARCH FOR THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE – John Marks (amazing history of CIA mind control and drugs experimentation etc. am I really selling this? Weird.) [H]

EARTH’S VOYAGE THROUGH TIME – David Dinely

THE MILLENIUM BOOK OF PROPHECY – Hogue (less shit than it sounds)

CULTS OF UNREASON – Dr Christopher Evans (famous/classic history of Hubbard/scientology among other things)

WORST CASE SCENARIO SURVIVAL HANDBOOK

SOCIOLOGY A BIOGRAPHICAL APPROACH

THE DIALECTICS OF LIBERATION – ed David Cooper

NUCLEAR DISASTER – A NEW WAY OF THINKING DOWN UNDER [X, rough]

THE GREENING OF AMERICA – Charles Reich

DICTIONARY OF SPACE (small book)

Literature/Contemporary/Other

DAVID IRELAND – The unknown industrial prisoner

FERGUS BARROWMAN (ed) – Penguin book of contemporary NZ fiction

LEONARD COHEN – The Favourite Game

IAIN SINCLAIR – Radon Daughters [T]

MARK LEYNER – the tetherballs of bougainville [H, X]

THOMAS BRUSSIG – Heroes Like Us

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam [H]

ARTHUR KOESTLER – Darkness at Noon

JACK KEROUAC – Lonesome Traveller

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA
The Time of the Hero
The War of the End of the World [T]

ELIAS CANETTI – Auto da Fe [B]

GEORGE MACDONALD – Sir Gibbie [H, first edition?]

EMILE ZOLA
Therese Raquin [H, no jacket]
Germinal

TERRY SOUTHERN – Blue Movie

JOHN STEINBECK – the moon is down [B, has no cover]

HENRY BAUCHAU – Oedipus on the Road [X]

M JOHN HARRISON – Signs of Life

JOAN LINDSAY – picnic at hanging rock

VASSILIS VASSILIKOS – Z

MILAN KUNDERA – The Unbearable Lightness of Being

JEAN GENET – Deathwatch (play)

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE – The Lost World and other stories

RICHARD BRAUTIGAN – Trout Fishing in America

MAXINE HONG KINGSTON – The Woman Warrior

ALAN SILLITOE – Men Women and Children (short stories)

CHINGIZ AITMATOV – The Day Lasts More than a Hundred Years

PETER STRAUB – Houses Without Doors

DAMBUDZO MARECHERA – Black Sunlight {as new}

AMOS TUTUOLA – The Village Witch Doctor and other stories

GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ – Love in the Time of Cholera

GOGOL – Dead Souls [*really* battered]

BEN ELTON
Stark
This Other Eden

Emanuel Litvinoff – A Death out of Season

DAN SIMMONS – Song of Kali

JOHN FULLER – FLYING TO NOWHERE [H]

PHILIPPA GREGORY – The Other Boleyn Girl [T] {WTF?}

Norton Anthology of American Literature (2 volumes, battered, each over 2000 pages.)

Readers Digest Best Short Stories of English Speaking World (2 vols, H)

Comics

Warren Ellis – Hellblazer issues 134-143
Warren Eliis/d’israeli – City of Silence (3 issues complete)

The Sandman Presents: Love Street – Peter Hogan/Michael Zulli (3 issues complete)

5 Responses to “books for sale”

  1.   Vince
    January 11th, 2011 | 2:07 pm

    Wow… Great collection! 🙂

    hey, I remember the Gold of the Gods. That’s the one where Von Daniken really goes out on a limb and describes the South American tunnels built as hiding places by fugitives from an intergalactic war, right?

    Pretty sure I read it as a kid. 😀

  2.   billy
    January 11th, 2011 | 2:12 pm

    You should see what I am keeping 😉

    But truthfully, I had a truly stupendous collection once. Have sold about 16 banana boxes worth of stuff. I still have an amazing collection, but much more specialised now.

  3. January 11th, 2011 | 2:18 pm

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  4.   Rich
    January 11th, 2011 | 5:53 pm

    I’ll take the Kerouac. How much?

  5.   Rich
    January 11th, 2011 | 5:54 pm

    Whoops, didn’t read the instructions now, did I? I’ll give you a tenner for Lonesome Traveller.