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Con Or Bust: Helping Fans of Color Attend SFF Cons


Collectible coins
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rachelmanija wrote in con_or_bust
OFFERED: An assortment of random coins from non-US countries, plus a vaguely collectible US coin or two. Countries include China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, England (before euros), Europe (after euros), and probably more.

Actual value: probably under US $15; value in enjoyment and armchair traveling: incalculable!

MINIMUM BID: $10.

Offer: SF novels 1
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coalescent wrote in con_or_bust
Item name & description: Two sf novels published in 2009, received as review copy duplicates (i.e. unread): The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (hardback); Total Oblivion, More or Less by Alan DeNiro (trade paperback). Combined list price: $50.

Starting bid: $25 (bidding opens Wednesday, February 24)

Notes: US residents only.

Offer: SF novels 2
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coalescent wrote in con_or_bust
Item name & description: Two sf novels published in 2009, received as review copy duplicates (i.e. unread): Makers by Cory Doctorow (hardback); Chasing the Dragon by Justina Robson (trade paperback). Total list price: $50.

Starting bid: $25 (bidding opens Wednesday, February 24)

Notes: US residents only.

Offer: mixed sf and fantasy novels
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coalescent wrote in con_or_bust
Item name & description: Four sf and fantasy novels published in 2009, received as review copy duplicates (i.e. unread): Naamah's Kiss by Jacqueline Carey (trade paperback); Traitor's Gate by Kate Elliott (hardback); Nova War by Gary Gibson (hardback); Wake by Robert J. Sawyer (trade paperback). Total list price: £61 ($96 approx).

Starting bid: £30 (bidding opens Wednesday, February 24)

Notes: UK residents only.

Offer: ARC of Spirit by Gwyneth Jones
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coalescent wrote in con_or_bust
Item name & description: Gollancz ARC of Spirit by Gwyneth Jones, a new space opera loosely related to her earlier Aleutian trilogy.

Starting bid: $20 (bidding opens Wednesday, February 24)

Notes: Will ship world-wide. This book has not been published in the US, and has no US edition scheduled.

Offer: Signed & numbered ARC of Hyddenworld by William Horwood
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coalescent wrote in con_or_bust
Item name & description: Signed and numbered (432 of 500) ARC of Hyddenworld by William Horwood, his first fantasy since the Duncton Wood fantasy series.

Starting bid: $30 (Bidding opens Wednesday, February 24)

Notes: Will ship world-wide. This book has not been published in the US, and has no US edition scheduled.

Offer: Sly Mongoose by Tobias S. Buckell, autographed ARC
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kate_nepveu wrote in con_or_bust

Item Name & Description: Autographed ARC of Sly Mongoose by Tobias S. Buckell.

This collector's item has been donated by the author. Booklist said, “Buckell’s world building, full of strong Aztec and Caribbean elements, is spectacular; the story, finely tuned and engrossing.”

Starting Bid: $5 (opening Feb. 24).

Notes: I am listing this on behalf of the author, and thus personalization is not available.


Offer: Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton, signed first editions (two)
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kate_nepveu wrote in con_or_bust

Item Name & Description: two signed first editions of Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton.

These have been donated by the author. This is Trollope if all the characters were literal dragons who eat each other; Booklist called it "a little masterpiece of originality."

Starting Bid: $5 (opening Feb. 24).

Notes: I am listing this on behalf of the author, and thus personalization is not available.


Offer: How to Teach Physics to Your Dog by Chad Orzel, signed first edition
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kate_nepveu wrote in con_or_bust

Item Name & Description: signed first edition of How to Teach Physics to Your Dog by Chad Orzel.

This is a popular science book that introduces quantum mechanism topics through conversations with the author's dog, who wants to use physics to catch squirrels or get more treats, and then provides explanations for humans (but with interjections and questions by the dog). Booklist said "It's hard to imagine a better way for the mathematically and scientifically challenged, in particular, to grasp basic quantum physics." More information at dogphysics.com.

Starting Bid: $5 (opening Feb. 24).

Notes: I am listing this on behalf of the author, but since I live with him, personalization is available.