February 9th, 2012

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Offer: Signed ARC of INTO THE WISE DARK

Item Name & Description: Advance Reading Copy of Neesha Meminger's YA time-travel fantasy, Into the Wise Dark, which releases March, 2012.



















Starting Bid: $10

Notes: International shipping is fine.

Here is a summary of the novel,
"Pammi has a Secret--she is an Able. At night, she travels through time to an ancient city called Zanum. She's been visiting Zanum since she was seven and she's kept it a secret from everyone--including her own mother. Especially her mother.

Everything's been fine...until now.

On the night of an important Zanum ceremony, Pammi follows her gut instinct and defies an elder's orders, inadvertently leading evil directly to the door of the city she loves. Now the evil that plans to wipe out the city is coming after her. Can she save herself, and Zanum, before it's too late? Or will she seal the doom of all Ables and witness the annihilation of everyone she loves?"

E-mail: Neesha at NeeshaMeminger 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.
Brush the wandering hedgehog by the fire

Offered: blog post

Blog post

Offering a blog post on my own DW/LJ on a theme, topic, subject of your choice OR guest post for your own blog (actually, there is no reason why I couldn't do both, but please indicate which you are interested in if bidding). For a sense of my areas of interest and general style, see here.

Starting Bid: $10

Notes: Depends a bit on the topic chosen but I would try and have this done by late March/beginning of April

E-mail: oursin [at] livejournal [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.

Brush the wandering hedgehog by the fire

Offer: pendant and earrings

Pendant and earring set:



(Not my own handiwork: I acquired the set last year but they're not really me)
Starting Bid: $10

Notes: Will post from the UK

E-mail: oursin [at] livejournal [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: How to Teach Physics to Your Dog by Chad Orzel (signed)

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

This pop science book explains quantum physics through imaginary conversations with the author's dog Emmy, which are followed by human-oriented explanations. Booklist said, "Emmy's attempts to apply her new knowledge practically (to catch squirrels and bunnies) keeps the conversation moving. It's hard to imagine a better way for the mathematically and scientifically challenged, in particular, to grasp basic quantum physics."

Winner picks between the U.S. first edition hardcover and the following foreign editions: Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese (traditional), Korean, and Turkish.

Starting Bid: $5.

Notes: Posted on behalf of the author; signing and personalization available.

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: How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog by Chad Orzel (signed)

Item Name & Description: a signed copy of How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog by Chad Orzel.

This pop science book explains special and general relativity through imaginary conversations with the author's dog Emmy, which are followed by human-oriented explanations. Booklist said, "With canine humor and math- or physics-related jokes, Orzel keeps readers interested, while teaching the elements of physics that we promptly forgot after we took the test"; Kirkus said that the central concept of relativity "sounds trivial but leads to weird if delightfully comprehensible phenomena, provided someone like Orzel delivers a clear explanation of why."

This will be released in trade paperback on February 28, 2012.

Starting Bid: $5.

Notes: Posted on behalf of the author; signing and personalization available.

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: Among Others by Jo Walton (signed first edition)

Item Name & Description: a signed first edition hardcover of Among Others by Jo Walton.

Publishers Weekly gave it a starred review; Booklist said, "With a deft hand and a blazing imagination, fantasy writer Walton mixes genres to great effect."

Starting Bid: $5.

Notes: donated by the author but to be shipped by poster, thus personalization is not available.

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: A College of Magics by Caroline Stevermer (signed first edition)

Item Name & Description: a signed first edition hardcover of A College of Magics by Caroline Stevermer (out of print).

This is the book to which A Scholar of Magics, also being auctioned, is a sequel.

Starting Bid: $10

Notes: donated by the author; personalization is available.

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: A Scholar of Magics by Caroline Stevermer (signed first edition)

Item Name & Description: a signed first edition hardcover of A Scholar of Magics by Caroline Stevermer (out of print).

This is the sequel to A College of Magics, which is also being auctioned.

Starting Bid: $10

Notes: donated by the author; personalization is available.

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.