March 1st, 2010

poem, any topic.

Item Name & Description: Illustrated Poem.

Subject and title up to you. Medium: electronic, in any reasonable format - Word if you're formal, PowerPoint if you're evil, *.jpg, *.bmp, & *.png if you're in an artsy mood. Length negotiable (I'm not doing an epic. Unless you donate a wicked big chunk.)

Pick a subject, as vague (lust) or specific (the tragic romance between a woodmoth and the reflection of Mars in a puddle in the desert) as you like.

Iambic Pentameter definitely not available; Haiku definitely available. Rhymes - dubious.

Starting Bid: $1.

Notes: Personalization available. Poem will be written upon purchase, after e-mails to settle details.

Songs of the Dying Earth

Item Name & Description: A copy of the Subterranean Press trade edition of Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honor of Jack Vance, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois.

This is a massive anthology of original stories set in Jack Vance's Dying Earth milieu, many of them quite good. While it is not one of the really fancy signed and slipcased versions, it is limited, has been sold out for a while now, and is not available from book dealers for anything near the minimum bid. Also, it has interior illustrations for each story by Tom Kidd (who did the cover), which I expect will not appear in the forthcoming general trade edition.

The book has been read, but I am a very careful reader, so you wouldn't know if I didn't tell you - it is still in excellent condition.

Starting Bid: $40

Notes: I will pay to ship this in the US. If it goes elsewhere I may require payment of the difference in shipping costs (it's a rather heavy book). If you would like to know how much this would be before bidding, please ask.