February 15th, 2013

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Request assistance now for April-June cons

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

If you are a fan of color/non-white fan, from now through February 25 you can request assistance from Con or Bust to attend cons in April, May, and June 2013. These cons include—but are not limited to!— Balticon, the Maryland Regional Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, which has donated two memberships to Con or Bust. …

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ARCs of The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke

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

book coverItem Name & Description: two collectable ARCs of The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Feb. 2013).

Description:

“Cat, this is Finn. He’s going to be your tutor.”

He looks and acts human, though he has no desire to be. He was programmed to assist his owners, and performs his duties to perfection. A billion-dollar construct, his primary task now is to tutor Cat. As she grows into a beautiful young woman, Finn is her guardian, her constant companion… and more.

But when the government grants rights to the ever-increasing robot population, however, Finn struggles to find his place in the world.

Following her acclaimed Young Adult debut for our sister imprint Strange Chemistry, The Assassin’s Curse, the very talented Cassandra Rose Clarke moves on to more adult themes, in a heartbreaking story of love, loss … and robots.

Learn more or read an excerpt at the publisher’s site.

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

Notes: Donated by the publisher, Angry Robot Books.

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

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ARCs of Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey

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

book coverItem Name & Description: two ARCs of Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey (forthcoming, late March/early April 2013).

Description:

It is the Black Dawn, a time of environmental apocalypse, the earth wracked and dying.

It is the Bright Day, a time long generations hence, when a peace has descended across the world.

In each era, a child shall be chosen. Their task is to find a dark messiah known only as the Crowman. But is he our saviour – or the final incarnation of evil?

Stephen King has said, “Joseph D’Lacey rocks!” Alison Littlewood, author of A Cold Season, calls this book “A bold beginning to a new duology from the brilliant D’Lacey.”

Learn more at the publisher’s site.

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

Notes: Donated by the publisher, Angry Robot Books.

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

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Cross-stitch bookmark

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

Iten Name & Description: Subversive cross-stitch bookmark, containing moderately offensive language (see behind the Read more for quote, picture).

Starting Bid: $7

Notes: Kit from Julie Jackson of Subversive Cross Stitch, stitching by yours truly.

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

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