February 13th, 2012

Sparklez for Efferyvun!

Offer: Books - Pride&Prejudice&Zombies + Sense&Sensibility&SeaMonsters + Android Karenina

Item Name & Description: A set of three books from Quirk-- Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, adapted by Seth Grahame-Smith AND Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters AND Android Karenina adapted by Ben Winters.

Starting Bid: $15

Notes: Will ship anywhere, so long as bid matches shipping cost.

E-mail: jhameia.goh(@)gmail.com

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Burd

Offer: Shades-of-red Half-Ghan

Shades of red half-ghan

Item Name & Description: Shades of red half-ghan; Crocheted in V stitch from Pound O' Yarn, this shawl or half-ghan is approximately 52" x 30"

Starting Bid: $5.00

Notes: Will ship within US after receiving notification of payment. If bidding goes over $50.00 I will include a bar of my daughter's small batch handmade Goat milk oatmeal soap, Unscented. If bidding goes over $75.00, I will also include a bar of her wonderful Lavender soap, and a shell stitch hat and scarf set, samples of which can be seen on my flickr account.

E-mail: dj dot jezabella at gmail dot com

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Burd

Offer: Isaac Asimov Science Fiction Magazine 1990

Isaac Asimov Science fiction Magazine

Item Name & Description: You can own a bit of Science Fiction History, five issues of Isaac Asimov Science Fiction Magazine, March 1990, July 1990, August 1990, September 1990 and October 1990.

All are in readable condition; the September has two crumpled pages (35-36 and 37-38) apparently due to an accident of storage, but the pages can be flattened out and read easily enough. click here to see those two pages on flickr.

Within these colorful covers you can read novelettes and short stories by such illustrious names in Science Fiction as Janet Kagan, Rob Chilson, Lucius Shepard, Mike Resnick, Isaac Asimov, Nancy Sterling, Karen Joy Fowler,Alexander Jablokov, Keith Roberts, Dafydd ab Hugh, Ian McDonald, Robert Frazier, M. Shayne Bell, Terry Bisson, R. Garcia y Robertson, Walter Jon Williams, Charles Sheffield, Greg Egan, Patricia Anthony, Esther M. Friesner, Robert Silverberg, Ian Watson, Nancy Kress, Kathryn Cramer, Don Webb and Bruce Boston. Plus Editorials, Letters, Neat Stuff, and Viewpoint: I remember Clarion by Damon Knight.

Starting Bid: $10.00

Notes: Will ship within US or Canada after receiving notification of payment.

E-mail: dj dot jezabella at gmail dot com

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Burd

Offer: Purple Shell Stitch Hat and Scarf

Purple Shell Stitch Hat and Scarf

Item Name & Description: Purple Shell Stitch Hat and Scarf, crocheted from Caron One Pound No Dye Lot Acrylic yarn. It's machine washable, warm and cozy.

Starting Bid: $5.00

Notes: Will ship within US after receiving notification of payment.

E-mail: dj dot jezabella at gmail dot com

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
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Offer: People of the Big Voice: Photographs of Ho-Chunk Families by Charles Van Schaick, 1879-1942

Item Name & Description: People of the Big Voice: Photographs of Ho-Chunk Families by Charles Van Schaick, 1879-1942

People of the Big Voice tells the visual history of Ho-Chunk families at the turn of the twentieth century and beyond as depicted through the lens of Black River Falls, Wisconsin studio photographer, Charles Van Schaick. The family relationships between those who “sat for the photographer” are clearly visible in these images—sisters, friends, families, young couples—who appear and reappear to fill in a chronicle spanning from 1879 to 1942. Also included are candid shots of Ho-Chunk on the streets of Black River Falls, outside family dwellings, and at powwows. As author and Ho-Chunk tribal member Amy Lonetree writes, “A significant number of the images were taken just a few short years after the darkest, most devastating period for the Ho-Chunk. Invasion, diseases, warfare, forced assimilation, loss of land, and repeated forced removals from our beloved homelands left the Ho-Chunk people in a fight for their culture and their lives.”

The book includes three introductory essays (a biographical essay by Matthew Daniel Mason, a critical essay by Amy Lonetree, and a reflection by Tom Jones) and 300-plus duotone photographs and captions in gallery style. Unique to the project are the identifications in the captions, which were researched over many years with the help of tribal members and genealogists, and include both English and Ho-Chunk names.

This book is a large hardcover in near-mint condition.

Starting Bid: $30 (cover price)

Notes: I will pay for shipping within the U.S.

E-mail: rose@tocotox.net

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Here's how to bid.
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Offer: Fandom Unbound: Otaku Culture in a Connected World

Item Name & Description: Fandom Unbound: Otaku Culture in a Connected World, edited by Mizuko Ito, Daisuke Okabe, and Izumi Tsuji

In recent years, otaku culture has emerged as one of Japan’s major cultural exports and as a genuinely transnational phenomenon. This timely volume investigates how this once marginalized popular culture has come to play a major role in Japan’s identity at home and abroad. In the American context, the word otaku is best translated as “geek”—an ardent fan with highly specialized knowledge and interests. But it is associated especially with fans of specific Japan-based cultural genres, including anime, manga, and video games. Most important of all, as this collection shows, is the way otaku culture represents a newly participatory fan culture in which fans not only organize around niche interests but produce and distribute their own media content. In this collection of essays, Japanese and American scholars offer richly detailed descriptions of how this once stigmatized Japanese youth culture created its own alternative markets and cultural products such as fan fiction, comics, costumes, and remixes, becoming a major international force that can challenge the dominance of commercial media. By exploring the rich variety of otaku culture from multiple perspectives, this groundbreaking collection provides fascinating insights into the present and future of cultural production and distribution in the digital age.

This book is a large paperback in near-mint condition.

Starting Bid: $35 (cover price)

Notes: I will pay for shipping within the U.S.

E-mail: rose@tocotox.net

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Here's how to bid.
wood cat

Offer: box of books (you choose from hundreds)

Item Name & Description: a large USPS Priority Mail flat-rate box (12" x 12" x 5-1/2"), filled with your selection of books from this list.

We have moved to reading almost exclusively in electronic format, and as a result are getting rid of many books that we will never (re-)read in paper. Six hundred fifty-five of them, to be precise.

The top three bidders will give me a prioritized list of books from the above link, and I will fit as many as I can into each winner's box. If the lists overlap I will allocate the books based on priority, space, and if necessary the flip of a coin; my decisions are final.

(Updated x2:) The boxes hold, very roughly, 3-5 hardcovers, 5-ish trade paperbacks, plus a few mass market paperbacks; or 10-ish trade paperbacks with a few mmpbs; or 15+ mmpbs. Here's a picture:

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Starting Bid: $15.

Notes: U.S. only; the USPS will ship these flat-rate boxes internationally but it is very expensive. If anyone is nevertheless seriously interested in international shipping, drop me a comment and we'll talk.

Bid in one thread, please; again, top three will win.

E-mail: knepveu@steelypips.org

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Totes Me!

Offer: "Queen Victoria, Demon Hunter"

Item Name & Description: Trade paperback copy of QUEEN VICTORIA, DEMON HUNTER by A.E. Moorat.

I'd post the book covers and the back cover copy but honestly, neither of them really describe the book very well, as neither offer any hint as to the development of first Princess, then Queen Victoria through her romance with Prince Albert and her following marriage, the intrigues that follow, and the parallel arcs involving some incredible side characters. I have a review of this book here.

Starting Bid: $5

Notes: Will ship anywhere!

E-mail: jhameia.goh(@)gmail.com

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST. How to bid.
Sparklez for Efferyvun!

Offer: WIZARDS anthology, eds Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois

Item Name & Description: Wizards, eds Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois

Table of contents:
The Witch's Headstone, by Neil Gaiman
Holly and Iron, by Garth Nix
Color Vision, by Mary Rosenblum
The Ruby Incomparable, by Kage Baker
A Fowl Tale, by Eoin Colfer
Slipping Sideways Through Eternity, by Jane Yolen
The Stranger's Hands, by Tad Williams
Naming Day, by Patricia A. McKillip
Winter's Wife, by Elizabeth Hand
A Diorama of the Infernal Regions, or The Devil's Ninth Question, by Andy Duncan
Barrens Dancing, by Peter S. Beagle
Stone Man, by Nancy Kress
The Manticore Spell, by Jeffrey Ford
Zinder, by Tanith Lee
Billy and the Wizard, by Terry Bisson
The Magikkers, by Terry Dowling
The Magic Animal, by Gene Wolfe
Stonefather, by Orson Scott Card

Starting Bid: $5

Notes: Will ship anywhere.

E-mail: jhameia.goh(@)gmail.com

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST. How to bid.
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Offer: Handknit rainbow spiral scarf

Item Name & Description: Spiral handknit rainbow scarf (Spectra pattern), knit in charcoal gray Pace and rainbow Mini Mochi wool blend yarns.

Spectra, complete: a spiral handknit scarf shading through the rainbow, offset with black yarn

That picture is another version of the same scarf. The scarf being offered has charcoal gray yarn setting off the rainbow yarn, and this skein of rainbow yarn is a little more muted.

Starting Bid: $25

Notes: This scarf is a pretty fast knit; I will be able to mail it by the start of April. Willing to ship internationally. ETA 2/22/12: I do own cats; I endeavor to keep my knitting as cat-hair free as possible, but some is unfortunately inevitable.

E-mail: joanna at intranet dot org

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST. How to bid.
Totes Me!

Offer: The Space Opera Renaissance

Item Name & Description: The Space Opera Renaissance, eds David Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer

Table of contents:
Introduction: How Shlt Became Shinola, Definition & Redefinition of Space Opera by David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer
"The Star Stealers" by Edmond Hamilton
"The Prince of Space" by Jack Williamson
"Enchantress of Venus" by Leigh Brackett
"The Swordsmen of Varnis" by Clive Jackson
II. Draftees (1960s)
"The Game of Rat & Dragon" by Cordwainer Smith
"Empire Star" by Samuel R. Delany
"Zirn Left Unguarded, the Jenjik Palace in Flames, Jon Westerly Dead" by Robert Sheckley
III. Transitions/Redefiners (late 1970s to late 1980s)
"Temptation" by David Brin
"Ranks of Bronze" by David Drake
"Weatherman" by Lois McMaster Bujold
"A Gift from the Culture" by Iain M. Banks
IV. Volunteers : Revisionaries (early 90s)
"Orphans of the Helix" by Dan Simmons
"The Well Wishers" by Colin Greenland
"Escape Route" by Peter Hamilton
"Ms Midshipwoman Harrington" by David Weber
"Aurora in Four Voices" by Catherine Asaro
"Ring Rats" by R. Garcia y Robertson
"The Death of Captain Future" by Allen Steele
V. Mixed Signals/ Mixed Categories (to the late 1990s)
"A Worm in the Well" by Gregory Benford
"The Survivor" by Donald Kingsbury
"Fools Errand" by Sarah Zettel
"The Shobies Story" by Ursula K. Le Guin
"The Remoras" by Robert Reed
"Recording Angel" by Paul McAuley
"The Great Game" by Steven Baxter
"Lost Sorceress of the Silent Citadel" by Michael Moorcock
"Space Opera" by Michael Kandel
VI. Next Wave (21st Century)
"Grist" by Tony Daniel
"The Movements of her Eyes" by Scott Westerfeld
"Spirey and the Queen" by Alastair Reynolds
"Bear Trap" by by Charles Stross
"Guest Law" by John C. Wright

Starting Bid: $15

Notes: Will ship anywhere, provided bidding matches costs. This thing is pretty huge!

E-mail: jhameia.goh(@)gmail.com

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST. How to bid.

Offer: Let's Play White

Item Name & Description: Short story collection, Let's Play White (print copy)



Starting Bid: $10

Notes: I will mail as soon as I get confirmation of the winning bid.

E-mail: chesyaburke [at] gmail [dot] com

Bidding is now open  and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/con_or_bust/29148.html">How to bid</a>.
Sparklez for Efferyvun!

Offer: Mirrormask novella by Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean

Item Name & Description: Hardcover copy of the MIRRORMASK novella, story by Neil Gaiman, art a combination of stills from the movie and Dave McKean's artwork. (Dave McKean is the guy who did the covers for Gaiman's Sandman tradebook series.)

Starting Bid: $12

Notes:

E-mail: jhameia.goh(@)gmail.com

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST. How to bid.
Sparklez for Efferyvun!

Offer: The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction

Item Name & Description: The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction, translated by Pritham K. Chakravarthy, edited by Rakesh Khanna

I was gonna look for a TOC but the back cover copy was too good to resist:
MAD SCIENTISTS! HARD-BOILED DETECTIVES! VENGEFUL GODDESSES! MURDEROUS ROBOTS! SCANDALOUS STARLETS! DRUG-FUELED LOVE AFFAIRS! Stories by 10 of India's best-selling Tamil authors... translated into English for the first time!



Starting Bid: $15

Notes:

E-mail: jhameia.goh(@)gmail.com

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST. How to bid.
Sparklez for Efferyvun!

Offer: set of 2 books: Strange Pilgrims & Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon

Item Name & Description: 2 books at one go in this set: STRANGE PILGRIMS by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, translated by Edith Grossman, and FULL WOMAN, FLESHLY APPLE, HOT MOON, selected poems by Pablo Neruda, translated by Stephen Mitchell. FULL WOMAN is a bi-lingual book: original on one side, English on the other.

Starting Bid: $10

Notes:

E-mail: jhameia.goh(@)gmail.com

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST. How to bid.