February 6th, 2013

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Old-school Star Trek fiction

Originally published at Con or Bust by Dan B.. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

Twelve old Star Trek books: Once upon a time Bantam had the rights to publish Star Trek books, before Pocket came on the scene. They published a fair number of them. I won’t say that they were, collectively, worse than the early Pocket products, but some of them were certainly odd.

This auction lot contains twelve of these old books (ten from Bantam and two from Corgi in the UK, but who’s counting):

  • Planet of Judgment and World Without End by Joe Haldeman. Possibly not Haldeman’s best work.
  • Vulcan! and Death’s Angel by Kathleen Sky.
  • The Starless World and Devil World by Gordon Eklund.
  • The Galactic Whirlpool by David Gerrold.
  • Trek to Madworld by Stepen Goldin.
  • Mudd’s Angels by J. A. Lawrence.
  • Spock, Messiah! by Theodore R. Cogswell and Charles A. Spano, Jr. While I haven’t read most of these books in many years, I am going to go out on a limb and say that this is the worst one. See this highly-accurate review for details.
  • Both volumes of Star Trek: The New Voyages, edited by Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath. Those who remember the editors’ Trek novels are probably cringing, but these anthologies are actually not bad. (They only wrote one of the stories.) The first volume has introductions to the stories written by TOS cast members, and the second has a story by Nichelle Nichols.

All of these are old paperbacks which have wear, and some have price stickers. None of them have water damage or foxing. A few had covers which adhered to each other over time, which is why they have little white torn spots all over them, but the covers are still structurally sound.

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Starting Bid: $20

Notes: I will ship these for free in the US. I won’t mail them outside the US; recent price increases have made this really expensive. (If you are outside the US and just dying to have these for some reason, contact me and I will see what I can do.) The books will be shipped within a few days of my receipt of the donation notification.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Book: Princess Nest

Originally published at Con or Bust by Kari Sperring. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

book coverItem Name & Description: Book: Princess Nest, Kari L Maund. Academic biography of 12th century Welsh noblewoman Nest ferch Rhys, daughter of the last fully independent king of North Wales, mistress of King Henry I of England and witness to one of the most eras in Welsh history. The book is also a study of women in mediaeval Wales. Signed (and personalised, if the winner wishes).

Starting Bid: $10

Notes: Will ship internationally.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Box o’ Random Nonfiction

Originally published at Con or Bust by Yoon Ha Lee. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

Item Name & Description: A box of the following nonfiction books in suitable-for-reading-but-not-mint condition:

- Debbie Minton’s Oriental Cross Stitch, Hayden Scott-Baron’s Digital Manga Techniques, Paul Schmeling’s Berklee Music Theory Book 2 (CD included; it played last I checked it but no guarantees), Bijoux Style 47 (a Korean beaded-jewelry-making book/zine; it is in Korean, but includes full-color photographs for inspiration and diagrams that someone who is more experienced at beading could probably decipher), Anne Akers Johnson’s Knitting from Klutz Press (book only, not the full kit, but might be a useful reference to a beginning knitter), Erica Fortgens’ Extraordinary Embroidery on Paper (some real pretty stuff–I don’t have the patience for this, but maybe you do!), Mister, You Got Yourself a Horse ed. Roger L. Welsch (tales of horse-trading), Helie Lee’s Still Life with Rice (a memoir about a Korean grandmother), and Reading Angel: The TV Spin-Off With a Soul ed. Stacey Abbott.

As you can see, it’s a very eclectic group of books! Maybe something in there will please you, and maybe you can pass on the rest–up to you. But you could possibly get some fun books for very cheap.

Starting Bid: $5.00

Notes: Continental USA only due to cost of shipping. I will send this media mail.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Two ARCs of Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee

Originally published at Con or Bust by Kate Nepveu. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

Item Name & Description: two advance reading copies of Yoon Ha Lee’s first short story collection, Conservation of Shadows, forthcoming May 2013. Introduction by Aliette de Bodard.

Description: In this debut collection of short fiction from one of science fiction and fantasy’s most notable new writers, Yoon Ha Lee often integrates tropes of science fiction with elements of myth to create tales that are both wonderfully fresh and deeply ancient. No matter what the theme, her wide variety of stories are strikingly original and always indelible.

Starting Bid: $5. Two copies available; top two consecutive bids win (edited for clarity 2013-02-23).

Notes: Donated by Prime Books.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld [Paperback]

Originally published at Con or Bust by Ivory Andersen. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

book cover Item Name & Description: 2nd edition of “Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld [Paperback]“, by Jeffrey Carr, signed to you personally

Starting Bid: 50$

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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The Nahualli Animal Oracle [Paperback]

Originally published at Con or Bust by Ivory Andersen. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

book cover Item Name & Description: Personally signed copy of this oracle written for people who know & love oracles.

Starting Bid: 50$

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Carrion Comfort and other Dark Harvest books

Originally published at Con or Bust by Dan B.. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

Item Name & Description: Three books from Dark Harvest, which was (or maybe is) a small Chicago-area SF/fantasy/horror publisher.

One is Dan Simmons’ Carrion Comfort, an oversize hardcover with illustrations. In very good condition it can go for a fair amount. This copy has jacket issues: the jacket is intact, but has some wear around the edges and a lot of scratches on the back. (Click on an image to see a large version – you can see the flaws that way.) The book itself is in fine shape.

The other two books are Dean Koontz’ The Servants of Twilight and Silver Scream, an anthology of move-related horror stories edited by David J. Schow. Here is the table of contents. These books are in much the same shape as Carrion Comfort.

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Starting Bid: $30

Notes: I will mail these for free in the US but won’t mail them elsewhere (it would probably cost more than the books will go for – sorry!). I will mail them within a few days of receiving the donation notification.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Four old horror hardcovers

Originally published at Con or Bust by Dan B.. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

Item Name & Description: Four older hardcover horror novels:

  • Mucho Mojo by Joe Lansdale
  • The Influence by Ramsey Campbell
  • Floating Dragon by Peter Straub
  • Dracula Unbound by Brian Aldiss (I guess this is only horror-ish, but hey)

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Starting Bid: $20

Notes: I will mail these for free in the US but won’t mail them elsewhere (it would probably cost more than the books will go for – sorry!). I will mail them within a few days of receiving the donation notification.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Legends of the Dragonrealm (omnibus) by Richard A. Knaak

Originally published at Con or Bust by Yoon Ha Lee. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

Item Name & Description: a reading copy of Legends of the Dragonrealm (omnibus) by Richard A. Knaak. (Only one book in this box, mainly because it’s a large book in a small box.)

Starting Bid: $5

Notes: Due to shipping costs, continental USA only. I will ship via media mail.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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More boxes o’ books (fiction) (1/2)

Originally published at Con or Bust by Yoon Ha Lee. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

Item Name & Description: A box of random assorted fiction (1/2). Reading copies, condition varies from rather worn to reasonable.

This box: Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree, Jr. (collection), Beth Hilgartner’s Feast of the Trickster (YA fantasy, sequel to Colors in the Dreamweaver’s Loom, which unfortunately I don’t own to offer), Blade of the Poisoner by Douglas Hill (YA fantasy; I think there’s at least one sequel but I don’t know what it’s called), Meredith Ann Pierce’s The Woman Who Loved Reindeer (YA fantasy), Larissa Lai’s When Fox Is a Thousand, and Jean Marie Stine’s Trans Sexual (trans erotica).

Starting Bid: $5

Notes: Due to shipping costs, continental USA only. I will ship via media mail.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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More boxes o’ books (fiction) (2/2)

Originally published at Con or Bust by Yoon Ha Lee. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

Item Name & Description: A box of random assorted fiction (2/2). Reading copies, condition varies from rather worn to reasonable.

This box: Chronicles: Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night, and Dragons of Spring Dawning by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman; Legends: Time of the Twins, War of the Twins, and Test of the Twins by Weis & Hickman; The Reign of Istar, ed. Weis & Hickman; Golden Witchbreed and Ancient Light by Mary Gentle.

Starting Bid: $5

Notes: Due to shipping costs, continental USA only. I will ship via media mail.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Signed Jonathan Lethem first editions

Originally published at Con or Bust by Dan B.. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

Item Name & Description: Three books by Jonathan Lethem. All are first edition, first printing hardcovers in very good condition – they have very little if any wear.

  • Gun, With Occasional Music. This is signed (no inscription, just a signature). The jacket is in a Mylar cover. Note that the creases and so forth on the cover are part of the painting, not damage to the jacket.
  • Amnesia Moon. This is also signed, in the same way, and is also in Mylar. This has a tiny flaw the first book does not – you can see the faint remains of a price (written in pencil) on the first page.
  • The Wall of the Sky, the Wall of the Eye. This is not signed, but I’m including it anyway. It’s not in Mylar, either.

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Starting Bid: $50

Notes: I will mail these for free in the US but won’t mail them elsewhere (it would probably cost more than the books will go for – sorry!). I will mail them within a few days of receiving the donation notification.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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signed first edition of Among Others by Jo Walton

Originally published at Con or Bust by Kate Nepveu. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

Item Name & Description: Signed first edition of Among Others by Jo Walton, winner of the Nebula and Hugo Awards. (Please note: this is a first edition, i.e., the text is what was originally printed, but it is from the second printing/impression, i.e., the little row of numbers on the copyright page starts with 2.)

Personalization only available if you’re willing to wait until the end of May, as the book was donated by the author but is being shipped by me.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: I will ship worldwide, but will ask an additional donation to Con or Bust for shipping outside North America; please inquire if interested.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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signed first edition of Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

Originally published at Con or Bust by Kate Nepveu. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

book cover Item Name & Description: signed first edition, first printing/impression hardcover of Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson.

Donated by the author but shipped by me, so no personalization unless you meet the author at a con.

Starting Bid: $15.

Notes: I will ship worldwide, but will ask an additional donation to Con or Bust for shipping outside North America; please inquire if interested.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.