January 25th, 2012

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Offer: Lifelode by Jo Walton (signed)

Item Name & Description: Lifelode by Jo Walton, 2d edition hardcover, signed by the author

Lifelode was the Boskone 46 Guest of Honor book and the winner of the Mythopoeic Society Fantasy Award for Adult Literature, 2010.

Starting Bid: $25

E-mail: firecatstef at gmail dot com

Bidding starts Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. EST (GMT -5) and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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Offer: print of Wheel of Time new ebook cover art

Item Name & Description: a 14"x16" print (image size 12"x12") of one of the new Wheel of Time ebook covers, your choice.

Below is a sample (click to enlarge), but you can see all the covers at Tor.com.

image of several ebook covers

These prints are not available for sale. Donated by Tor.com.

Starting Bid: $10.

E-mail: knepveu@steelypips.org

Bidding starts Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. EST (GMT -5) and ends Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
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Offer: Advance Reading Copy of Sofia Samatar's A STRANGER IN OLONDRIA

(Posted on behalf of Small Beer Press.)

Item Name & Description: Advance Reading Copy of Sofia Samatar's huge debut fantasy novel A STRANGER IN OLONDRIA.

Starting Bid: $10

Notes: Jevick, the pepper merchant’s son, has been raised on stories of Olondria, a distant land where books are as common as they are rare in his home. When his father dies and Jevick takes his place on the yearly selling trip to Olondria, Jevick’s life is as close to perfect as he can imagine. But just as he revels in Olondria’s Rabelaisian Feast of Birds, he is pulled drastically off course and becomes haunted by the ghost of an illiterate young girl.

In desperation, Jevick seeks the aid of Olondrian priests and quickly becomes a pawn in the struggle between the empire’s two most powerful cults. Yet even as the country simmers on the cusp of war, he must face his ghost and learn her story before he has any chance of becoming free by setting her free: an ordeal that challenges his understanding of art and life, home and exile, and the limits of that seductive necromancy, reading.

http://smallbeerpress.com/forthcoming/2012/01/04/a-stranger-in-olondria/

E-mail: info at small beer press . com (with out the spaces in between !)

Bidding starts Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. EST (GMT -5) and ends Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
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Offer: LCRW Chocolate subscription

(Posted on behalf of Small Beer Press.)

Item Name & Description: 4 issue subscription (to the only zine we know named after Winston Churchill's mother) with a good chocolate bar each time.

Starting Bid: $20

Notes: We usually publish 2 issues a year (in 2011 we only did one, so maybe we will do three this year?) in June and November. US/Canada only as mailing costs are prohibitive, sorry.

What is LCRW? You can check it out here: http://smallbeerpress.com/lcrw/

E-mail: info at small beer press . com (with out the spaces in between !)

Bidding starts Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. EST (GMT -5) and ends Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.