February 14th, 2013

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Memberships to The Steampunk World’s Fair to be available

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

I’m pleased to announce that The Steampunk World’s Fair has donated a whopping twenty memberships to Con or Bust. The Steampunk World’s Fair is the world’s largest steampunk event and welcomes steampunk veterans or total curious bystanders, “no matter how you’re dressed, no matter what your background is, and no matter how much or little …

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GARBAGELAND by Todd Wheeler

Originally published at Con or Bust by Todd Wheeler. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

Item Name & Description: Trade paperback edition signed by the author.

Starting Bid: $10

About Garbageland: Steve Quiroga is a teacher living in the suburbs of Los Angeles. When Steve loses his deferment from mandatory civil service, he is assigned to the largest landfill on earth. In Kansas.

Tamora Maddox is Director of the landfill known as Garbageland. Fueled by coffee and ambition, she has to handle belligerent unions, Congressional inquiries, and dangerous cargos. But something more sinister is afoot and she suspects her boss is involved.

Facing double crossing ex-lovers, secret agents, and exploding airships, they manage to avoid disaster and stay true to what they believe in most.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Box of Small Beer Press books featuring three translations

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

Trafalgar coverItem Name & Description: A box of Small Beer Press books featuring three translations—including Angélica Gorodischer’s Trafalgar (trans. by Amalia Gladhart) which just came out this month.

All links to the publisher’s site:

  1. Poppy Z. Brite, Second Line
  2. Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud, A Life on Paper: Stories (hardcover, trans. by Edward Gauvin)
  3. Kelley Eskridge, Solitaire
  4. Karen Joy Fowler, What I Didn’t See and Other Stories (hardcover)
  5. Angélica Gorodischer, Trafalgar (paperback, trans. by Amalia Gladhart)
  6. Julia Holmes, Meeks (paperback)
  7. Eduardo Jimenez Mayo & Chris N. Brown, Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic (paperback)
  8. Laurie Marks, Water Logic (paperback)
  9. Benjamin Parzybok, Couch (paperback)

life on paper three messages

Starting Bid: $25.

Notes: Shipping in the US is free. For international shipping, you must donate to Con or Bust an additional $50 (Canada) or $75 (elsewhere). (This appears to be the actual cost of shipping outside the US.) Shipping will be within a few days of auction close.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, by Peter Kuper

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

book coverItem Name & Description: Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, by Peter Kuper (hardcover).

Publishers Weekly says of this illustrated adaptation, “Every thing and person . . . seems silhouetted and carved, an effect that meshes neatly with Kafka’s sense of nightmarish unreality.” Learn more or view samples at the publisher’s site (note: autoplays movie with sound).

This hardcover edition is out of print.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: Donated by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho). (If you’re reading this on or before February 19, check out Beyond Victoriana’s giveaways to celebrate its fourth anniversary!) Ships anywhere.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Samurai Elf vols. 1 and 2, by Miguel Guerra and Suzy Dias

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

book coverItem Name & Description: Samurai Elf vols. 1 and 2, by by Miguel Guerra and Suzy Dias (paperbacks).

Description:

A wild and original samurai fantasy epic rolled into an action adventure. Samurai Elf takes place in a world recuperating from a series of global wars. Civilization is now threatened by The Horde, a lethal army of hive-minded, cybernetic soldiers. The only thing standing in their way is an Elf named Ardan and his fellow Samurai friend, Keegan. The two team up and begin an epic journey of discovery as the world around them sways between hope and annihilation.

Ay-leen the Peacemaker says these graphic novels “are for fans of fantasies that are able to deliver action-paced storytelling with a cultural twist. Forget Tolkien — these elves are much, much cooler.” Learn more at the publisher’s website.

The first volume is out of print, and the second volume is getting hard to find.

book coverStarting Bid: $10.

Notes: Donated by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho). (If you’re reading this on or before February 19, check out Beyond Victoriana’s giveaways to celebrate its fourth anniversary!) Ships anywhere.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Dead Irons #1 by James Kuhoric. Jason Alexander, and Jae Lee

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

book coverItem Name & Description: Dead Irons #1 by James Kuhoric, Jason Alexander, and Jae Lee (hardcover).

This is the first volume in a completed series. Description:

Three bounty hunter siblings blaze a path of death and destruction across the old west. Traveling by moonlight they rip criminals screaming for mercy from their hiding places, but none is ever given. Each bounty is torn, broken, and bled dry before they are delivered dead and payment collected in gold – no silver. The Irons are the most feared bounty hunting killers in the west, but that fear isn’t based on them being the fastest with a pistol or rifle. It’s because they’re the Walking Dead.

View samples at the publisher’s site.

Starting Bid: $10. Two copies available, top two bidders win.

Notes: Donated by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho). (If you’re reading this on or before February 19, check out Beyond Victoriana’s giveaways to celebrate its fourth anniversary!) Ships anywhere.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Titanium Rain vol. 1 by Josh Finney and Kat Rocha

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

book coverItem Name & Description: Titanium Rain vol. 1 by Josh Finney and Kat Rocha (hardcover).

Description:

In the year 2031, mankind’s survival instinct is put to the test when a civil war in China spirals into global conflict. Nations are destroyed. Millions are killed. And for many, like US Air Force pilot Alec Killian, survival will mean shedding some of his humanity in exchange for biotech and machine.

Learn more at the publisher’s site.

This hardcover collects the first four chapters of the series, along with over 50 pages of extras including two bonus stories.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: Donated by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho). (If you’re reading this on or before February 19, check out Beyond Victoriana’s giveaways to celebrate its fourth anniversary!) Ships anywhere.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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A Family Secret by Eric Heuvel

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

book coverItem Name & Description: A Family Secret by Eric Heuvel (paperback).

Description:

While searching his grandmother’s attic for likely items to sell at a yard sale, Jeroen finds a photo album that brings back hard memories for his grandmother, Helena. Helena tells Jeroen for the first time about her experiences during the German occupation of the Netherlands during the Second World War, and mourns the loss of her Jewish best friend, Esther. Helena believes that her own father, a policeman and Nazi sympathizer, delivered Esther to the Nazis and that she died in a concentration camp. But after hearing her story, Jeroen makes a discovery and Helena realizes that her father kept an important secret from her.

Ay-leen the Peacemaker says “it was a strong blend of historical fact and documentation with clean drawing style and perfect for reluctant readers.” In a starred review, Booklist said that the secrets revealed “in all their complexity . . . stay with readers forever.”

Starting Bid: $5.

Notes: Donated by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho). (If you’re reading this on or before February 19, check out Beyond Victoriana’s giveaways to celebrate its fourth anniversary!) Ships anywhere.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Days Missing vol. 1, from Roddenberry Productions

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

Item Name & Description: Days Missing vol. 1, from Roddenberry Productions (hardcover). Written by Phil Hester, David Hine, Ian Edginton & Matz; illustrated by Frazer Young, Chris Burnham, Lee Moder & Hugo Petrus.

Ay-leen the Peacemaker says, “Created by Gene Roddenberry’s son, Days Missing is a time travel graphic novel that features beautiful artwork and a compelling story about the immortal Steward, who is granted the ability to turn back time one day after an event occurs, and his role in stopping the apocalypse several times throughout human history. Genre-bending, intelligent, and gripping work.” Booklist said, “Brought to vivid and colorful life by a selection of first-rate artists and writers, the Steward’s exploits constitute compelling entertainment with near-limitless story potential.” Learn more at the official site.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: Donated by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho). (If you’re reading this on or before February 19, check out Beyond Victoriana’s giveaways to celebrate its fourth anniversary!) Ships anywhere.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Assortment of BPAL perfumes (bottles)

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

Item Name & Description: Bottles of the following BPAL (Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab) perfumes: Akuma (General Catalogue, half-full, devoid of label); Atomic Luau Lounge: Screeching Parrot (half-full); Pumpkin Patch #3 (pumpkin and pomegranate; sadly I cannot remember the year and the label doesn’t say; full to label); Kunstkammer (full to label); The Green Apple of Venus (full to shoulder); Blackbear Moon (2012; full to shoulder); Halloween: Pomona (2012; full to shoulder); and Halloween: Suck It (2012; full to shoulder). You can usually find reviews and note lists at BPAL.org‘s Reviews forum. Note that a number of these were limited editions and are not currently available, so here’s your chance to try them out!

Starting Bid: $50.00.

Notes: USA only. Will ship using USPS Priority.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.