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1. Aldiss, Brian; Penrose, Roger (1999). White Mars, or, the Mind Set Free: A 21st-century Utopia (1st ed). London: Little Brown. 323 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), jacket flap unclipped, minimal edgewear. Brian Aldiss (SF novelist) and brain scientist Roger Penrose write a ollaborative science fiction novel about a human colony marooned on the planet Mars. ISBN/ASIN: 0316852430. Our Book No: 11147. $20 AUD.

2. Appleton II, Victor; Brey, Charles (illustrator) (1970). Tom Swift and his Megascope Space Prober (1st U.K. ed) [Tom Swift Science Adventures]. London: Collins. 160 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, good plus condition, black & white drawings, top edge tinted blue, pages & edges toned, minor edgewear. (No series number on spine.) One of a series of Science Adventures featuring the amazing Tom Swift. Racy, exciting and futuristic - these stories are specially written for young science fiction fans. ISBN/ASIN: 0001622153. Our Book No: 15981. $15 AUD.

3. Appleton II, Victor; Moritz, Edward (illustrator) (1971). Tom Swift and his Sonic Book Trap (Reprint ed) [Tom Swift Science Adventures]. London: Collins. 160 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, good plus condition, black & white drawings, top edge tinted blue, pages & edges toned, minor edgewear. (No 10 on spine.) One of a series of Science Adventures featuring the amazing Tom Swift. Racy, exciting and futuristic - these stories are specially written for young science fiction fans. ISBN/ASIN: 0001622102. Our Book No: 15980. $15 AUD.

4. Appleton II, Victor; Johnson, Ray (illustrator) (1971). Tom Swift and the Mystery Comet (Reprint ed) [Tom Swift Science Adventures]. London: Collins. 159 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, good plus condition, black & white drawings, top edge tinted blue, pages & edges toned, minor edgewear. Victor Appleton II writes one of a series of Science Adventures featuring the amazing Tom Swift. Racy, exciting and futuristic - these stories are specially written for young science fiction fans. (No 12 on spine.). ISBN/ASIN: 0007622120. Our Book No: 15984. $15 AUD.

5. Asimov, Isaac (1973). Fantastic Voyage [SF Collector's Library]. London: Corgi Books. 186 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, edgewear. Based on the screenplay by Harry Kleiner, adapted by Duncan Graham from the original story by Otto Klement and Jay Lewis Bixby. ISBN/ASIN: 0552092371. Our Book No: 11520. $10 AUD.

6. Bangs, John Kendrick (1902). Olympian Nights. New York: Harper & Brothers. 224 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, red cloth cover (illustrated panel, gilt lettering, spine little faded), full-page black & white drawings (plates), fore-edge untrimmed, corners bumped, corner front free flyleaf little scuffed, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. A collectible humorous fantasy in the author's typical vein, telling of the Greek gods, who seem to spend a considerable amount of their time playing golf on the planet Mars. Listed by Bleiler. Our Book No: 16084. $30 AUD.

7. Barker, House of (1941). A Surprise for Shirley [Joy Series]. Melbourne: House of Barker. 12 pp. Paperback large quarto, good plus condition, pictorial card covers (staples lightly rusted), black & white & single-colour drawings, front cover creased, covers lightly toned (small edge creases & tears), pages toned as usual, some edgewear cover corners, minimal annotation title page (old price). Collectible children's picture book by the House of Barker about a six-year-old girl named Shirley who asks many questions, but did not find the answers until she was visited by a fairy in her dreams. A delightful old story, the drawings are wonderful and will bring real joy to children and adults alike. (No 7 in the Joy Series. No date, but 1941, Trove.). ISBN/ASIN: B001UDLU4Q. Our Book No: 22037. $20 AUD.

8. Base, Graeme (1997). The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery (New ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books Australia. 32 pp. Hardback large quarto, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minimal edgewear. Prize-winning children's A-Z fantasy picture book, with text as poetry, about familiar animals in unusual situations. Sealed section intact and unopened at rear. ISBN/ASIN: 0670879150. Our Book No: 17696. $15 AUD.

9. BBC (2008). Doctor Who: The Official Annual 2009 (1st ed). London: Penguin Books. 93 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour text-photos & drawings, top corners covers lightly bumped, few light scratches covers. The adventure continues when The Doctor moves on from his 2007 adventures. This annual for 2009 from the BBC has quizzes, photos, cartoon adventures, puzzles, and lots of great information about Dr Who and the characters that appear in the TV series. ISBN/ASIN: 9781405904278. Our Book No: 26434. $20 AUD.

10. Books, Titan; BBC (2009). Torchwood: The Official Magazine Yearbook. London: Titan Books. 94 pp. Hardback wide quarto, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour photos & drawings, illustrated endpapers, tiny scuff spine ends. This is the official yearbook by Titan Books of Torchwood, the popular British science fiction BBC-TV series. Look behind the scenes at this high-octane TV series and learn what it takes to be in Torchwood. There are interviews with John Barrowman (Captain Jack), Eve Myles (Gwen) and Gareth David-Lloyd (Lanto). There are features on costumes, stunts, locations and music plus short stories. ISBN/ASIN: 9781848562394. Our Book No: 28992. $20 AUD.

11. Camden, Steven (2014). Tape: Rewind, Play, I'm Here, I Always Was (1st ed). London: HarperCollins Children's Books. 363 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This novel for young adults is a story about a girl named Ameliah who finds a tape in 2013 in a spare room at her grandparents home, and a boy named Ryan who in 1993 records a diary on an old tape. The story is a mix of love, time-travel, hope, fate and magic. ISBN/ASIN: 9780007523511. Our Book No: 29098. $15 AUD.

12. Carmody, Isobelle (2008). The Farseekers (Reprint ed) [Obernewtyn Chronicles, Book 2]. New York: Random House Children's. 310 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. Obernewtyn Chronicles, Book 2, by Isobelle Carmody. When Elspeth and others undertake a dangerous journey to rescue a powerful psychic and find an enormous book trove, the fate of the Obernewtyn colony hangs in the balance. Book 2 of a breathtakingly elaborate series from one of Australia's foremost writers of fantasy for young adults. ISBN/ASIN: 9780375857683. Our Book No: 14503. $10 AUD.

13. Carroll, Lewis; Glue, Donald (illustrator) (1945). Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Melbourne: Colorgravure / Herald & Weekly Times. 222 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, fair condition only, cloth covered boards, black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings, illustrated endpapers, line drawings on covers, frontispiece, some creasing spine, pages toned, corners little bumped covers, boards & spine slightly faded, some edgewear, non-author written dedication front flyleaf, sticker mark top corner front cover. This classic story for young adults is about a girl named Alice who had many adventures during her journey through Wonderland and into the Looking Glass. The end of the book has a poem which has the first letter of each line when read downwards spell the name of Alice Pleasance Liddell, the little girl for whom this story was originally told. Line drawings of Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts on covers. (Two books in one: 105 + 117 pages. An Australian edition. No date, but Trove states 1949 and about 1942, for this illustrator.). Our Book No: 30898. $30 AUD.

14. Colbert, David (2005). The Magical Worlds of Narnia: A Treasury of Myths, Legends, and Fascinating Facts. New York: Berkley Books. 186 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, single-colour drawings, minor edgewear, remainder stripe, tiny mark bottom edge. This book explores the myths, legends, and history behind C. S. Lewis's beloved Narnia stories. ISBN/ASIN: 0425205630. Our Book No: 23530. $12 AUD.

15. Coltman, Paul; McClure, Gillian (illustrator) (1985). Tog the Ribber or Granny's Tale. London: Andre Deutsch. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, endpapers little foxed, minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side), boards faintly faded. Children's fantasy picture story. A poem by Paul Coltman is about a little girl, now a granny, who turned tail and ran when she saw Tog's ghost in the woods. The illustrator worked for over two years on a series of illustrations to create visual images as powerful as the words. Each detailed picture has a border that interprets the fear in terms of images. The book would suit older readers as it has a haunting quality that remains long after the last page has been read. ISBN/ASIN: 0233977112. Our Book No: 27986. $10 AUD.

16. Cox, Erle (1947). Out of the Silence (6th ed). Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens. 416 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), grey cloth cover, pages toned, jacket edges chipped (reverse side lightly toned, brown panel rear cover next to fore-edge & spine edges little rubbed), sticker mark free flyleaf, spine little slack, some edgewear. Sixth edition. Australian author Erle Cox provides a science fiction novel about two amateur archaeologists in Australia who uncover a hidden high-tech tomb. They also awaken a millennia-old superhuman. A country farmer uncovers remnants of an advanced civilisation that contains a woman, asleep in suspended animation for many thousands of years. Does the beautiful Earani want to save humanity of destroy it? Upon awakening the woman Earani teleports herself into the office of the Australian Prime Minister and reveals her plans to take over the world by using mind control. Is it possible for a man to ignore the requests of the world's most beautiful and intelligent woman? To fight a relentless and appealing logic no matter how bad the circumstances? (Originally published, 1925.). Our Book No: 40841. $80 AUD.

17. Crabtree, Judith (2001). The Time Fliers. Sassafras, VIC: Benchmark Publications. 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, few pinhead dents front cover, spine ends cover corners lightly bumped. Australian children's picture book by Judith Crabtree about Amy who goes to stay with her grandmother at her country home. Amy meets time-travelling owls, helps a friend, and two girls of different generations are linked through destiny. This is a mysterious journey into the past. The beautiful illustrations bring the story to life. The story would appeal to older readers and adults who are interested in owls. ISBN/ASIN: 1876615028. Our Book No: 40232. $25 AUD.

18. Cuellar, Carol; Williams, John (musician) (2001). Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Selected Themes from the Motion Picture: Piano Solos (1st ed). Miami, FL: Warner Bros Publications. 46 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, full-page colour photos, two black & white photos at end of book, music scores, spine little creased, corner tips covers little scuffed, top of spine slightly bumped, minor creasing covers, few tiny dents front cover, covers little rubbed & scratched. The themes in this book written by Carol Cuellar have been taken from the movie of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'. The music scores (sheet music) include Diagon Alley, Fluffy's Harp, Harry's Wondrous World, Hedwig's Theme, Nimbus 2000, and Voldemort. Music by John Williams. A wonderful book to add to a Harry Potter collection. ISBN/ASIN: 0757991300. Our Book No: 30091. $18 AUD.

19. Cummings, Ray (1946). The Shadow Girl (1st ed). London: Gerald G. Swan. 186 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edge tears jacket (faintly marked & toned), pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear, owner's written name & date stamp, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. Science fiction novel for young adults, originally published in Argosy, 1929. A mysterious time machine from the future appears and it has a beautiful girl from the future, willing to help from two young scientists with their experiments. A blend of science fiction and romance fiction. Listed by Bleiler. ISBN/ASIN: B000NYBMLY. Our Book No: 3780. $20 AUD.

20. Dart-Thornton, Cecilia (2008). The Iron Tree (Reprint ed) [Crowthistle Chronicles: Book One]. Sydney: Tor / Pan Macmillan. 611 pp. Paperback thick, very good condition, top edge lightly toned, minor edgewear. Science fantasy novel by Cecilia Dart-Thornton Jarred is leaving the sun scorched desert village that has always been his home to explore the world-and to seek out the truth about his father who disappeared when jarred was ten, never to return. This is the first book in 'The Crowthistle Chronicles’. ISBN/ASIN: 9780330421867. Our Book No: 27045. $10 AUD.

21. de Valera, Danielle (2014). MagnifiCat: An Animal Fantasy (New ed). San Bernardino, CA: Old Tiger Books. 183 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, covers little scratched, bottom corner front cover creased, some edgewear corner tips. This is an animal fantasy novel. The Katt family: Claude, Mao, Sylvia, Pussywillow and Rupert. They have plenty of love in their little cottage, but are finding it hard to make ends meet. A feel-good trip through the Rainbow Region of Australia, with a fairy tale ending. Cats feature - however, there is a porcupine policeman and a kangaroo in the milk delivery business, and lots of other animals in this fantasy for adults. (Originally published in the Cat Catalogue, 1976, by Workman Publishing.). ISBN/ASIN: 9780992331108. Our Book No: 30182. $16 AUD.

22. Dickson, Gordon R. (1983). The Spirit of Dorsai [Sphere Science Fiction]. London: Sphere Books. 180 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor creases corner rear cover, minor edgewear. The Dorsai Trilogy recorded the epic battles of the Dorsai, the finest soldiers ever trained to fight and win against all odds. This SF novel is an illumination of the heart and soul of the planet Dorsai and its people - showing how and why the Dorsai fight and live. ISBN/ASIN: 0722130198. Our Book No: 3578. $10 AUD.

23. Dickson, Gordon R. (1984). Soldier, Ask Not (Reprint ed) [Sphere Science Fiction: Dorsai Trilogy]. London: Sphere Books. 216 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor creases covers, minor edgewear. The second SF novel of the Dorsai Trilogy, the Hugo Award winning story of a universe splintered into the factions of war. The black-clad mercenaries of the Friendly planets fought where their employer and their God dictated. On New earth, they pitted their fanaticism against the cold courage of the Dorsai. ISBN/ASIN: 0722129785. Our Book No: 3579. $10 AUD.

24. Dickson, Gordon R. (1985). Mission to Universe [Sphere Science Fiction]. London: Sphere Books. 222 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned, small owner's written name, otherwise excellent. By the author of the acclaimed Dorsai Sequence. Originally published in 1965, this SF novel has been revised for the pb edition. General Benjamin Shore is headed for the unexplored universe - under forged orders and in defiance of Presidential commands. Nothing had prepared him for the nightmare he would face on the planet of the Grey-furs. The menace of the Golden People had driven all other races from the Galactic Centre. ISBN/ASIN: 0722130023. Our Book No: 3577. $10 AUD.

25. Doyle, Briohny (2016). The Island Will Sink. Melbourne: The Lifted Brow. 299 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, top corner front cover & first few pages little creased, minor edgewear. A speculative novel set around Pitcairn Island. The energy crisis has come and gone. Ecolaw is run by cartoon panda bears and their armies of viral-marketing children. The world watches as Pitcairn Island sinks into the Pacific, wondering is this is finally the end of everything. The first novel by Melbourne-based Briohny Doyle. ISBN/ASIN: 9780994606808. Our Book No: 41047. $30 AUD.

26. Ellis, Ian C. (2001). Book Finds: How to Find, Buy, and Sell Used and Rare Books (2nd ed). New York: Perigee / Berkley Publishing. 306 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Ian Ellis is a book dealer and collector for over 20 years, specializing in science fiction and mysteries. For the experienced collector or someone embarking on a new hobby, reveals the secrets of locating rare and valuable books. Includes information on first editions and reader's copies, auctions and catalogs, avoiding costly and common beginner mistakes, strategies of professional book scouts, and buying and selling on the Internet. Includes a list of 1001 findable (and hopefully collectible) books (as proposed in 2001). ISBN/ASIN: 0399526544. Our Book No: 14489. $15 AUD.

27. Fancher, Lou; Johnson, Steve (illustrator) (2002). The Velveteen Rabbit (Reprint ed) [Atheneum Books for Young Readers]. New York: Atheneum. 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, illustrated endpapers, tiny little scuff base spine, light scratches covers. This children's picture story is an adaption for younger children by Fancher, of Margery Williams's beautiful children's picture story about a toy rabbit who wanted to become real. He had to wait a long time before the magic happened that granted him his wish. The bright illustrations by Johnson & Fancher will delight all ages. ISBN/ASIN: 9780689841347. Our Book No: 28124. $15 AUD.

28. Fleming, Garry (1998). The Waterdragon and the Magpie-Goose. Sydney, Rydalmere: Hodder Headline. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, full-page colour illustrations, minor edgewear, bookplate (school award). A beautiful Australian children's fantasy picture story by Garry Fleming about a waterdragon who dreams of flying, and then one day a mischievous magpie-goose takes him on a flight he will never forget. ISBN/ASIN: 0733606199. Our Book No: 27553. $20 AUD.

29. Fletcher, Charlie (2011). Far Rockaway (1st ed). London: Hodder Children's Books. 419 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). Fantasy novel for young adults by Charlie Fletcher. Cat is knocked down by a speeding fire truck in Manhattan. She wakes in a world made from all the books her grandfather used to read to her, peopled by some of the most memorable heroes of classic adventure fiction, brought vividly to life. Cat must earn their friendship and help as she begins an odyssey and epic quest to find the mythic Castle at the World's End. First edition. ISBN/ASIN: 9780340997321. Our Book No: 15554. $15 AUD.

30. Fox, Mem; Tusa, Tricia (illustrator) (2002). The Magic Hat (1st Australian ed). Sydney, Gosford: Scholastic Press. 32 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, colour drawings, few tiny dents rear cover. Australian children's picture story about a magic hat. The rhyming words and large full-page ink and watercolour illustrations are delightful, and will appeal to any age. ISBN/ASIN: 1865044628. Our Book No: 14949. $12 AUD.

31. French, Jackie; Bancroft, Bronwyn (illustrator) (1995). Walking the Boundaries (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 178 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Walking the Boundaries, by Jackie French (Angus & Robertson, 1995). This is a fantasy novel for young adults about time, culture and the land, by Australian writer. Martin lives in the city with his mum, and he has come to walk the boundaries of the farm that has been in his family for generations. But up in the gorge Martin meets Meg from almost a century ago and Wullamudulla from thousands of years in the past. Despite their differences they discover that they are all on the same journey, and that walking the boundaries means more than following lines on a map. ISBN/ASIN: 0207177961. Our Book No: 24957. $12 AUD.

32. Gee, Maurice (2017). The Severed Land (1st ed). New Zealand: Penguin Random House. 187 pp. Paperback, very good condition, corner tips creased few pages. This fantasy novel for young adults follows a dangerous quest through a divided world. Fliss helps an overfed rich boy escape through an invisible wall, and is alarmed to find she has to help him back through the wall to rescue the Nightingale. They travel through a perilous world and Fliss wonders if they will make it back alive? ISBN/ASIN: 9780143770244. Our Book No: 29617. $15 AUD.

33. Gibson, William (2012). Distrust that Particular Flavor. London: Viking / Penguin Books. 259 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, single black & white photo, minor edgewear. Collection of non-fiction essays by the noted science fiction writer William Gibson, based on the new digital technology that has opened doors into the future. His novels and writings essentially predicted cyberspace networks and the internet. Revealing autobiographical pieces that show the development of his sharp perceptions of modern life. ISBN/ASIN: 9780670921546. Our Book No: 28031. $15 AUD.

34. Harding, Traci (2003). The Alchemist's Key (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 368 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). Fantasy novel by Australian writer Traci Harding. Wade Ashby has just inherited his grandfather's estate in England. Wade must unravel the enigma of his legacy before all of history's ghosts are unleashed. ISBN/ASIN: 0732266726. Our Book No: 21200A. $15 AUD.

35. Harvey, Edwina; Murray-White, Sarah (editor) (2009). The Whale's Tale (1st stated ed). Sydney, Maroubra: Peggy Bright Books. 229 pp. Paperback, as new condition. This novel for young adults is about a girl named Uki who belongs to the Morningstar Gang. When Uki is dared to steal a computer file from a whale named Targe, it's too good an opportunity to impress one of the Gang members, so she steals the file, and gets caught by the authorities. To make restitution to Targe, she must tour with him and his sidekick, Charlie. They all take time to get along together. ISBN/ASIN: 9780980699807. Our Book No: 27277. $16 AUD.

36. Heffernan, John; Sheehan, Peter (illustrator) (2006). The Island (Reprint ed). Gosford, NSW: Scholastic Press. 32 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor creasing covers & spine, faint foxing inside covers, minor edgewear. This Australian children's picture story by John Heffernan is about a blind urchin who slept under the stars and thought the island was beautiful. The people who lived and worked on the island were always unhappy until a sea creature arrived and the boy became his friend. The people became happy until the boy and the creature went away, and sometimes they are still happy for awhile. a modern-day fable about finding happiness. Illustrated by Peter Sheehan. Short-listed by the Children's Council of Australia. ISBN/ASIN: 1865048143. Our Book No: 41093. $18 AUD.

37. Hughes, Shirley (2010). Jonadab and Rita: A Magical Tale of True Friendship and Finding Your Way Home. London: Random House Children's. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear corners. This beautiful warm children's story is about a toy donkey named Jonadad who is looking for adventure. One midsummer night he takes flight and discovers a magical fairy feast. Getting home again is harder than he thought, and he hopes his special friend Rita the toy mouse can help to locate him. The large colourful illustrations will delight any age. Written and illustrated by the author of "Dogger". ISBN/ASIN: 9781862303133. Our Book No: 27983. $10 AUD.

38. Ingpen, Robert (1987). The Voyage of the Poppykettle (1st ed). Melbourne: Hill of Content. 47 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour & black & white drawings, covers little rubbed & scratched, top corner tip front cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. This fantasy novel for young adults by Robert Ingpen about Australian gnomes. This is the first of a three-book series, and explains how and why the gnomes left their own land in South America to travel to their "Unchosen Land", after they left the wreck of the Poppykettle, near Indented Head. In this unusual book the author opens the way into a world of fantasy which has intriguing links with what we believe to be reality. ISBN/ASIN: 0855721758. Our Book No: 28019. $15 AUD.

39. Irvine, Ian (1999). The Way Between the Worlds (Reprint ed) [View From the Mirror, no 4]. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 635 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, maps, edges & pages faintly toned, bottom corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. Fourth novel in a quartet, by Australian fantasy writer and marine scientist. ISBN/ASIN: 0140276823. Our Book No: 28648. $15 AUD.

40. Kalin, Deborah (2009). Shadow Queen: Book 1 of The Binding (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 304 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny scuff top spine, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. A first fantasy novel by this Australian author. After narrowly surviving the conflagration that shatters her entire world, Matilde must pit herself against her family's conqueror in battle not just for the throne, but for her very existence. SALE PRICE. ISBN/ASIN: 9781741756166. Our Book No: 27166. $10 AUD.

41. Koch, Howard; Clarke, Arthur C. (introduction) (1970). The Panic Broadcast (The Whole Story of the Night the Martians Landed: Orson Welles' Legendary Radio Show 'Invasion from Mars') (Reprint ed). New York: Avon Books. 163 pp. Paperback mass market, good condition, black & white text-photos & cartoons, edges red-tinted, pages toned as usual (notably inside covers), spine creased & little faded, minimal foxing, some edgewear. On the night of October 30, 1938, Orson Welles and his fellow actors broadcast a radio dramatization of H. G. Wells' novel 'War of the Worlds'. This created a nationwide mass panic. Includes the complete script, by the man who compiled the broadcast, with many photographs, cartoons and newspaper articles of the astounding panic aftermath. Plus an introductory Interview with Arthur C. Clarke. (Complete reading copy.). ISBN/ASIN: 0380005018. Our Book No: 4299. $12 AUD.

42. Kuppord, Skelton (1903). A Fortune from the Sky (1st ed). London: Thomas Nelson & Sons. 230 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, dark plum boards (blue cover & spine), gilt title spine, small embossed circle rear cover, two black & white illustrations (includes frontispiece with tissue guard), decorative endpapers, pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, light foxing (tissue guard, edges, endpapers, title page, few small spots pages), spine ends little creased, cover corners little bumped, spine & rear board little marked, boards little faded, front & rear hinge slightly split (pages firm), owner's name label inside front cover, non-author written dedication flyleaf. This unusual British science fiction and historical crime fiction novel is set in London in 1903. The story is about a Russo-French coalition and their invention of a death machine (ray gun) that threatens Britain. A young man named Fred is the main character. (Pseudonym of John Adams. Listed in both Bleiler and Hubin.). Our Book No: 40537. $40 AUD.

43. Lethcoe, Jason (2007). The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff: You Wish. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 215 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good condition, rough cut fore-edge, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. No 1 in a series of fantasy novels for young adults by Jason Lethcoe. Orphaned Ben closed his eyes, blew out the candle, and wished with all his might. Before long, Ben has been recruited by the Wishworks Factory president himself to fight the evil henchmen of the Curseworks Factory. ISBN/ASIN: 9780143303411. Our Book No: 24917. $10 AUD.

44. Lethcoe, Jason (2008). The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff: Wishful Thinking. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 288 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good condition, rough cut fore-edge, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. No 2 in a series of fantasy novels for young adults by Jason Lethcoe. Ben lands in the middle of an epic battle between the Wishworks Factory and the dark powers of the Curseworks Factory. Now, he has been brought on to the Wishworks Factory's permanent staff as Manager, Kids Birthday Wishes Ages 3 to 12. He is still a rookie and a mistake places the Wishworks Factory in danger of being exposed to a most unlikely foe. ISBN/ASIN: 9780143303572. Our Book No: 24918. $10 AUD.

45. Macdonald, Caroline (1988). The Lake at the End of the World (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Viking Kestrel / Penguin Books. 184 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, minimal EX-LIBRARY, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tiny mark top edge, minor edgewear jacket, rubber library stamps. Fantasy novel for young adults. Written by Caroline Macdonald, a New Zealand writer now living in Australia. The year is 2015. Hector leaves his underground community which has been isolated for over 50 years. He meets Diana. She lives a very different life beside a mystical lake, with her mother and handicapped father. The above-ground world is apparently empty of other human life, but Diana has a strength and optimism which puzzles Hector. It is only when the two teenagers are forced to visit the strange, artificial place of Hector's birth that their dependence on each other becomes clear to them. This is an exciting, challenging story of a developing relationship in a fragile world. Short listed by the Children's Book Council of Australia. ISBN/ASIN: 0670822744. Our Book No: 27425. $15 AUD.

46. McCaffrey, Anne (1989). Dragonsinger: Harper of Pern (Reprint ed). London: Corgi Books. 251 pp. Paperback, very good condition, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. A fantasy novel by famous author who lives in County Wicklow, Ireland. ISBN/ASIN: 0552108812. Our Book No: 24848. $10 AUD.

47. McFarlane, Fiona (2014). The Night Guest (New ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. 275 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minimal edgewear. This novel by Australian writer Fiona McFaralane is the story of Ruth who wakes thinking a tiger has been in her seaside house. Later that day a formidable woman called Frida arrives, saying she has come to care for Ruth. Frida and the tiger: both are here to stay, and neither is what they seem. Who can she trust? Winner of the NSW Premiers Literary Award 2014. ISBN/ASIN: 9780143571339. Our Book No: 40196. $16 AUD.

48. McIntosh, Fiona (2003). Myrren's Gift: The Quickening: Book One (Reprint ed) [Quickening Series]. Sydney, Pymble: HarperCollins. 629 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear. Another exciting fantasy adventure by the author of Betrayal. Myrren, grateful for Wyl's compassion, has given him an extraordinary gift. Book One of the Quickening Trilogy. ISBN/ASIN: 073227866X. Our Book No: 24903. $10 AUD.

49. Millard, Glenda (2004). Bringing Reuben Home [Carradon Trilogy]. Sydney: ABC Books. 240 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. The first novel of a trilogy by Glenda Millard, an Australian author, about the imaginary city of New Carradon. The date of Reuben's cessation is drawing near, but he is prepared to defy the merciless laws of the domed city of New Carradon. How can his granddaughter Cinnabar and her best friend Judah refuse an old man his last wish? A story of personal discovery, sacrifice, and the courage that forges powerful relationships. (No 1 in the 'Carradon Trilogy' series from ABC Books. Not stated as the 'first book' in the series.). ISBN/ASIN: 0733313892. Our Book No: 14904. $25 AUD.

50. Mystery, John (1943). John Mystery's Magic Land with the Woolly Sisters Pearl and Plain Jane [Cover title: John Mystery's Magic Land]. Sydney: Lonsdale & Bartholomew. 48 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, card cover, black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, edgewear, owner's written name & address. A collectible illustrated collectible children's fantasy story. Muir 5279. Rear cover: "A Lonsdale & Bartholomew Children's Speciality". Our Book No: 16118. $30 AUD.

51. Nimmo, Jenny; Wyatt, David (illustrator) (2004). The Blue Boa (1st ed) [Children of the Red King Quintet]. Sydney, Milsons Point: Random House Australia. 371 pp. Paperback, very good condition, small piece missing top spine, small tear spine, light foxing covers, pages little toned, top corner front cover & spine little creased, minor edgewear. This novel for young adults is the third volume in this series. A boy was once lost in the attics and never seen again. Charlie Bone wants to help but he has to fix his own problems first. ISBN/ASIN: 1740519922. Our Book No: 30102. $10 AUD.

52. Nix, Garth (2003). Mister Monday (Modern reprint ed) [The Keys to the Kingdom: Book 1]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 330 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. Book 1 in the The Keys to the Kingdom series for young adults, by Garth Nix. Arthur Penhaligon is not supposed to be a hero, but rather to die an early death. But then he is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock. Along with the key comes a plague brought by bizarre creatures from another realm. A stranger named Mister Monday, his avenging messengers, and an army of Fetchers will stop at nothing to get the key back. Desperate, Arthur ventures into a mysterious house to unravel the secrets of the key. ISBN/ASIN: 9781741142136. Our Book No: 17327. $12 AUD.

53. Park, Ruth; Young, Noela (illustrator) (1983). The Big Brass Key (1st ed) [Stoat Books: A Fiction Series for Young Readers]. Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. 70 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white full-page drawings, minor edgewear jacket (closed tear top corner, minor foxing reverse side & top edge flaps), top corner little rubbed front free flyleaf. This story for young adults is about a girl named Eliza and her sister Paulina finding a black key, and it does not fit their hundred year old house. Eliza makes a new friend and draws her sister with her into the magical charm of the old house as they try to unravel a mystery. ISBN/ASIN: 0340270985. Our Book No: 28961. $60 AUD.

54. Patrouch Jr, Joseph F.; Asimov, Isaac (1976). The Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov. London: Panther. 325 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear, old price marks. An authoritative and stimulating survey of Asimov's science fiction, including the themes, stories, characters and settings. Authorized by Asimov himself. ISBN/ASIN: 0586043934. Our Book No: 1831. $10 AUD.

55. Paver, Michelle; Taylor, Geoff (illustrations) (2011). Soul Eater (Reissue ed) [Chronicles of Ancient Darkness]. London: Orion Children's Books. 275 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, bottom corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. Novel for young adults about a boy, a wolf and a legend. The third book in the "Chronicles of Ancient Darkness" series. ISBN/ASIN: 9781842551141. Our Book No: 27000. $10 AUD.

56. Pavey, Peter (1980). I'm Taggarty Toad (1st ed). Melbourne: Nelson. 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings (including frontispiece), few white spots endpapers, base spine little rubbed, top spine jacket little scuffed, spine little faded. This is the children's picture story by Peter Pavey about the fearless adventurer, Taggarty Toad. Taggarty talks about his achievements. He goes on many adventure-filled journeys to see giants and jungles, dragons and witches, knights and tigers. At the end, his past forays catch up with him. A beautifully illustrated book by the author of "One Dragon's Dream”. ISBN/ASIN: 0170054128. Our Book No: 29431. $30 AUD.

57. Pratchett, Terry (2002). Thief of Time: A Discworld Novel (1st this ed). London: Corgi Books. 429 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Science fiction novel by Terry Pratchett. This Discworld novel is about the management of time, and as everyone knows when time is wasted it has to be redirected to where it will be needed. The book comes complete with a full supporting cast of heroes and villains, yetis, martial artists, and Ronnie, the fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse (who left before they became famous). ISBN/ASIN: 0552148407. Our Book No: 40900. $10 AUD.

58. Richardson, Matthew (editor) (2001). The Halstead Treasury of Ancient Science Fiction. Sydney: Halstead Press. 191 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, covers lightly creased, minor edgewear. This collection consists of ancient historical science fiction stories written in Japan, Rome and other places worldwide, edited with commentary by Matthew Richardson. Authors such as Cicero and Plato (Atlantis) join forces with little known writers of the ancient Eastern world. The translations from five different languages are vivid. Each story is followed by a brief commentary relating it to the science and writing of the times, with notes to explain the less obvious meanings. ISBN/ASIN: 1875684646. Our Book No: 23373. $20 AUD.

59. Roberts, Adam; Singh, Mahendra (illustrator) (2015). Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea (1st U.S. ed). New York: St. Martin's Griffin. 306 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, light toning pages, minor edgewear, non-author written name flyleaf. In 1958 France's first nuclear submarine 'Plongeur' leaves port for the first sea trials. On board and together for the first time are one of the Navy's most experienced captains and a tiny skeleton crew of sailors, engineers, and scientists. The submarine makes her first dive and goes down, and down and down. What will happen to the crew when the pressure crushes her hull? This whimsical, thrilling, and beautifully illustrated retelling of the Jules Verne classic will keep readers busy to the end of this nautical masterpiece. First U.S. edition stated. ISBN/ASIN: 9781250057792. Our Book No: 41055. $20 AUD.

60. Shriver, Lionel (2017). The Mandibles: A Family 2029 - 2047 (Reprint ed). London: Borough Press. 515 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, top corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear. This novel is written by the author of 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'. It is 2029. The U.S national debt has grown so large that it can never be repaid. Their pending inheritance turned to ash, each member of the formerly formidable Mandible family must cope first with disappointment, then the challenge of sheer survival, as they make their way through a society in ruin. A frightening yet scabrously funny look at America's not-so-distant future. ISBN/ASIN: 9780007560776. Our Book No: 31009. $15 AUD.

61. Southall, Ivan; Tuckwell, Jennifer (illustrator) (1976). To the Wild Sky (Reprint ed) [Ivan Southall Library]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 184 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), few black & white drawings, faint foxing edges, minor foxing reverse side jacket (small edge tears, spine ends & front cover lightly scuffed). This fantasy story for young adults by Ivan Southall is about six children who set off in a small plane to spend the weekend on a country homestead. They never reach their destination but instead come face to face with a midair crisis in which they find themselves soaring across the wild sky, blindly, hopelessly, until at last they descend towards an unknown landfall. Winner of Australian Children's Book of the Year 1968. ISBN/ASIN: 0207946345. Our Book No: 27403. $15 AUD.

62. Stewart, Mary; Hughes, Shirley (illustrator) (2018). The Little Broomstick (New ed). London: Hodder Children's Books. 146 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white text-drawings, minimal edgewear. A fantasy novel for young adults that was first published 45 years ago. This edition of the beloved classic is illustrated by Shirley Hughes. The story features a girl named Mary who has been exiled to her great Aunt's house deep in the countryside. Mary befriends a black cat who takes her into the forest to an ordinary looking broomstick. Mary comes to Endor College, school of witchcraft, where all is not quite right. Will Mary be able to solve the mystery surrounding the College? ISBN/ASIN: 9781444940190. Our Book No: 40447. $15 AUD.

63. Tersac, Helene; Clement, Frederic (illustrator) (1983). The Animal's Ball (English, reprint ed). London: Green Tiger Press (A Star & Elephant Book). 33 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), tipped-in colour illustrations, faint foxing boards, edgewear corners & spine ends jacket (little rubbed & scuffed, small closed tear). Children's picture adventure story told by a little girl. She is in bed and cannot sleep. She leaves her bed and from the top of her stairs sees an amazing sight - wild animals walking on their hind legs, dressed in beautiful clothes, and having a party. The French painter Frederic Clement has illustrated this unusual story. Each painting brings the story to life, and each has a distinctive perfection. Winner of a Parent's Choice Remarkable Book award for art. Translated from French. ISBN/ASIN: 0914676954. Our Book No: 27959. $25 AUD.

64. Tombs, John (1948). The Zoo Garden Mystery: A Fantasy [Adventure Series, no. 1]. Melbourne: House of Barker. 12 pp. Paperback small quarto, pictorial card covers (staples lightly rusted), good condition, colour drawings, pages & inside covers toned, minor edgewear, small tear top spine, minor loss base spine, top corner front cover worn. (Estimated date, 1948, Trove catalogue). Children's picture book about a group of animals in a dream zoo who wanted to find out where the caterpillars had found their bright orange bands. A delightful old story, the drawings are wonderful and will bring real joy to children and adults alike. Our Book No: 27080. $22 AUD.

65. Twain, Mark; Tuckey, John S. (foreword, notes); Gibson, William M. (text); Mark Twain Project, Staff (2003). No. 44, the Mysterious Stranger: The Authoritative Text from The Mark Twain Project: Being an Ancient Tale Found in a Jug, and Freely Translated from the Jug (New ed) [Mark Twain Library Series]. Berkeley: University of California Press. 202 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corner rear cover little creased, covers little scratched, minor edgewear. This Mark Twain Library text of this surprising and little-known novel (No. 44) is a photographic reproduction of the text published in Mark Twain's Mysterious Stranger Manuscripts. Based on boyhood memories of the Mississippi River Valley and the printshops of Hannibal, the story is set in medieval Austria at the dawn of the printing craft. It is a psychic adventure, full of phantasmagoric effects, in which a penniless printer's apprentice - a youthful mysterious stranger with the curious name 44 - gradually reveals his otherworldly powers and the hidden possibilities of the mind. Ending on a startling note, this surprisingly existential novel reveals a darker side to the author's genius. Presents for the first time the novel as Mark Twain wrote it. Features expert notes and commentary, and - for the first in the Mark Twain Library edition - a glossary of printer's terms. ISBN/ASIN: 0520242068. Our Book No: 30563. $25 AUD.

66. Walsh, James Morgan (1976). Vandals of the Void (New ed) [Classics of Science Fiction]. Westport, CT: Hyperion Press. 288 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, covers lightly toned & foxed, pages lightly toned, slight loss front cover fore-edge, tiny hole last page, minimal insect damage inside rear cover & last page, crease bottom corner few pages, spine little faded, minor edgewear, owner's name label inside front cover. A rare science fiction novel by James Morgan Walsh, the Australian-born crime fiction author. This book was first to establish the now-classic theme of an interplanetary civilization, composed of different world governments and strange peoples, living in uneasy equilibrium, trading, intriguing, and occasionally erupting into violent struggles for power. This story has everything that makes this an exciting mystery with a combination of science fiction to give it a sense of wonder. The author was born at Geelong in 1897, emigrated to England in 1924 where he quickly established his reputation as a mystery writer. (Originally published, 1931.). ISBN/ASIN: 088355464X. Our Book No: 30660. $20 AUD.

67. White, Michael (2005). Isaac Asimov: A Life of the Grand Master of Science Fiction. New York: Carroll & Graf. 257 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned as common. Revealing biography of Isaac Asimov, who dominated science fiction for over 50 years, and who wrote over 400 books, many of which were popular science writing. Includes details of his troubled childhood and first marriage. ISBN/ASIN: 0786715189. Our Book No: 15700. $10 AUD.

68. White, Michael (2005). A Teaspoon and an Open Mind: The Science of Doctor Who (1st ed). London: Penguin Group. 178 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (small mark rear side), pages faintly toned. Explains how one of the world's best-loved science-fiction programs, Dr Who (BBC-TV), is actually based on genuine - though perhaps extreme - theories. This book is the unofficial guide to intergalactic truth. This book looks at cybernetics, regeneration, teleportation and time travel. . ISBN/ASIN: 9780713999051. Our Book No: 30115. $18 AUD.

69. Witting, Amy (2002). I for Isobel (New ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 158 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages & inside covers lightly toned, minor edgewear. An Australian novel about a girl named Isobel who has many imaginary friends, including the Virgin Mary and Sherlock Homes. Isobel is not relaxed with the real people she meets, until a lucky encounter and a little detective work reveal her identity and her true situation in life. This is a modern-day Australian classic for both adults and young adults, and is often set as a student study text. ('Amy Witting' was the pen name of Joan Austral Fraser, born in 1918 in the inner-Sydney suburb of Annandale, and whose main career was as a teacher.). ISBN/ASIN: 0141004134. Our Book No: 31068. $20 AUD.

70. Wodhams, Jack (1982). Future War. Melbourne, St Kilda: Cory & Williams. 185 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages little toned as usual, corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear. Four science fiction short stories by Australian writer. ISBN/ASIN: 0909117152. Our Book No: 4193. $10 AUD.

71. Wyndham, John (1958). The Chrysalids (Modern reprint ed). London: Penguin Group. 200 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, cover photo differs from stock photo. A classic science fiction novel by John Wyndham about an anguished community in which the chances of breeding true are less than 50%. (Modern ISBN reprint.). ISBN/ASIN: 0140013083. Our Book No: 16085. $10 AUD.

72. Yolen, Jane; Palladini, David (illustrator) (1981). The Girl Who Cried Flowers and Other Tales (Reprint ed). New York: Schocken Books. 55 pp. Paperback large octavo, good condition, black & white & colour illustrations, light foxing & rubbing covers & edges, spine little faded, some edgewear. These five American tales for young adults are all new and original. This mysterious fantasy book was an ALA Notable Book, a finalist for the National Book Award, a winner of the Golden Kite Award of the Society of Children's Book Writers. David Palladini's lifelike illustrations won a place on the New York Times list of Best Illustrated Books. ISBN/ASIN: 0805206663. Our Book No: 27958. $15 AUD.