February 16th, 2010

Sakura

Collectible coins

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.
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Offer: mixed sf and fantasy novels

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.
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Offer: Sly Mongoose by Tobias S. Buckell, autographed ARC

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.

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Offer: Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton, signed first editions (two)

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.

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Offer: How to Teach Physics to Your Dog by Chad Orzel, signed first edition

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.