Current Prizes

Winners will select their prizes from this list, which will contain ten or more prizes, in no particular order. Obviously, multi-volume prizes count as a single prize.

At any issue, first come, first served.

Current list: (Click thumbnail for detailed image)

A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson. Corgi paperback 1960, 189 pages. Remarkably good condition for its age.
By the author of 'I am Legend'. A man's psychic abilities are awakened in a very disturbing way.

The Big Time by Fritz Leiber. Ace paperback 1961, 129 pages. Remarkably good condition for its age. It contains a 1971 stamp from Edinburgh's Bobby's Bookshop, offering to buy it back for 8p. (The shop still exists, though they've moved further down the street, and they now specialise in gay lit, erotica etc.)
Hugo-winning novel with an ambitious time-travel plot.

Far Out by Damon Knight Corgi paperback 1963, 221 pages. Rather brown with age, but still in good readable condition.
13 excellent SF stories from the 1950s, mostly published in Galaxy and ASF, including at least one Hugo winner.

The Emperor's New Mind by Roger Penrose. Vintage paperback 1991, 602 pages. One careful reader.
Amazingly clever argument, backed by Classical and Quantum Physics, that a computer can never achieve Artificial Intelligence. I was struck by the scope of Penrose's knowledge and ability to express himself.

Perdido Street Station by China Miéville. Pan paperback 2000, 867 pages. One careful reader.
Original, imaginative science fiction, full of cool ideas.

Monkey Planet by Pierre Boulle. Penguin Paperback 1979. Condition Battered, foxed but intact and very readable
The origin of The Planet of the Apes

The Windup Girl by Paulo Bacigalupi. Orbit paperback 2010. 505 pages plus appendix. One careful reader.
Gritty near-future sf set in Thailand. When the oil runs out...

The Water Knife by Paulo Bacigalupi. Orbit paperback 2015. (1st UK paperback edition) 452 pages plus appendix. One careful reader.
Gritty near-future sf set in USA. When the water runs out...

Some Remarks by Neal Stephenson. Atlantic Books Paperback 2012. Condition as new.
Nineteen essays by the noted sf author, from 1993 to 2012.

Memory of Earth - Orson Scott Card - Legend large format Paperback 1992 294pp
The first volume of his Homecoming series.

Slow Man by J.M.Coetzee - Vintage BooksPaperback 2006 263pp
Troubling tale from a Nobel prize winner

Myst - The Book of Atrus - Hardback, 288 pages. 1st edition. Mint.
The fantasy back story for the Myst adventure games.

The Reproductive System - John Sladek - Mayflower Paperback 1970
Somewhat satirical story about the system that ate the world. Well-written.

The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko. Arrow Books 2007. Paperback. Good condition.
Volume One of the Night Watch Trilogy.

The Grotesque by Patrick McGrath. Penguin Paperback 1990. Good condition.
Sinister, mysterious, modern gothic drama.

The Time of Infinity edited by August Derleth. Consul Books Paperback 1951. Old, foxed, but intact.
Short stories by A.E.van Vogt, Fletcher Pratt, Murray Leinster, Theodore Sturgeon and others

The History of the World in 10½ Chapters by Julian Barnes. Picador paperback 1990. 373 pages. Good Condition.
Satirical tale, based around a stowaway on Noah's Ark.

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