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Miscellaneous books, lot 1 of N
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kate_nepveu wrote in con_or_bust

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Miscellaneous books, lot 1 of N
Arslan by M. J. Engh and When the King Comes Home by Caroline Stevermer
Miscellaneous books, lot 1 of N
Tehanu by Ursula K. Le Guin and The Moon and the Sun by Vonda McIntyre
Miscellaneous books, lot 1 of N
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter and Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner

Item Name & Description: A lot of six books, all in hardcover:

  • Tehanu by Ursula Le Guin. 1st edition. The jacket has some damage as you can see, but the book is fine.
  • The Moon and the Sun by Vonda McIntyre. 1st edition, unread.
  • Arslan by M. J. Engh. 1st hardcover edition. It has a price written inside but is otherwise in fine shape (the scuffing is on the plastic protector, not the jacket).
  • When the King Comes Home by Caroline Stevermer. Price written inside, otherwise fine.
  • The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter. 1st US edition. The jacket has some wear and the front endpapers have a price and other marks, otherwise decent.
  • Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner. 1st edition. Price inside, light jacket wear, and very light spotting to the top of the page block.

Starting Bid: $15

Notes: I will mail these for free in the US but won’t mail them elsewhere (international shipping has just gotten too expensive). I will mail them within a few days of receiving the donation notification.

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


Mary Gentle’s Ash: A Secret History hardcover edition
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Mary Gentle's Ash: A Secret History hardcover edition
Mary Gentle’s Ash: A Secret History hardcover edition
Item Name & Description: Ash: A Secret History was released in the US as four mass-market paperbacks; the single-volume editions have only been published in the UK. The trade paperback editions are not too hard to find, but the hardcover (printed simultaneously with the first trade paperback, probably in smaller numbers, and never reprinted) is uncommon, especially in the US.

This copy has never been read, so the interior is in fine shape. The jacket has some minor scratches and dings around the edges

Starting Bid: $20

Notes: I will mail this for free in the US but won’t mail it elsewhere (international shipping has just gotten too expensive). I will mail it within a few days of receiving the donation notification.

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


Mary Anne Mohanraj ebook bundle
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kate_nepveu wrote in con_or_bust

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(Posted on behalf of Mary Anne. — Kate)

Item Name & Description: three ebooks by Mary Anne Mohanraj:

  • The Stars Change, an illustrated short SF novel told in interconnected stories;
  • Torn Shapes of Desire, a collection of erotic poetry and stories; and
  • A Taste of Serendib, an updated edition of a Sri Lankan cookbook originally published in 2003 (forthcoming in March)

Find out more at the author’s site.

Starting Bid: $10.

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


Critique of your novel by Delia Sherman
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(Posted on behalf of Delia. — Kate)

Item Name & Description: I will read your fantasy/insterstitial novel, adult, YA, or MG, and critique it with you on Skype. If your novel is longer than 60,000 words, I will probably not do comments on the manuscript (although, in practice, you can never tell. Sometimes I just can’t help myself.).

(Delia is an award-winning novelist, an anthology editor, and has worked as a contributing editor for Tor Books. Find out more at her website.)

Starting Bid: $75.

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman (signed)
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cvr_TFM_9781931520300Item Name & Description: A signed copy of the award-winning novel The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman.

This book won the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book, the Prometheus Best Novel Award, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature. Kirkus called it “Multilayered, compassionate and thought-provoking.” Learn more at the author’s site.

Starting Bid: $5.

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


Signed galley (ARC) of White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison
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book coverItem Name & Description: a signed galley (advance reading copy) of White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison, number #186 of 400, donated by Harper Voyager.

This is the seventh book in the Hollows series; Booklist called it “a suspenseful, satisfying journey of payback, personal growth, and empowerment.” For more information, see the author’s site.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: US shipping only. Because the books are being shipped by the publisher, personalization is not available.

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


The Hollows Insider by Kim Harrison (hardcover)
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book cover Item Name & Description: a hardcover edition of The Hollows Insider by Kim Harrison, donated by Harper Voyager.

The Hollows Insider is the Hollows world guide, the definitive source for all things Hollows, with spells, character descriptions, species descriptions, interoffice memos, murder and mayhem. Learn more at the author’s site. This hardcover edition features a glow-in-the-dark cover.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: US shipping only.

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


Two signed galleys (ARCs) of The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison
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book coverItem Name & Description: two signed galleys (ARCs) of The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison, donated by Harper Voyager.

This is the second-to-last book in the Hollows series, and will be released on February 25, 2014.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: Top two bidders win (new bids must increase over the last bid). US shipping only. Because the books are being shipped by the publisher, personalization is not available.

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


Two signed hardcovers of The System of the World by Neal Stephenson
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book coverItem Name & Description: Two signed hardcovers of The System of the World by Neal Stephenson, donated by Harper Voyager.

This is the conclusion to Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle. It won a Locus Award for Best Novel.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: Top two bidders win (new bids must increase over the last bid). US shipping only. Because the books are being shipped by the publisher, personalization is not available.

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


Two signed limited editions of Trumps of Doom by Roger Zelazny
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Item Name & Description: Two signed, limited edition, slipcased hardcovers of Trumps of Doom by Roger Zelazny, donated by Harper Voyager.

Trumps of Doom is the first book in Zelazny’s second Chronicles of Amber series. The signed hardcovers are a limited edition printed by Underwood-Miller in 1985. They are 2 presentation copies in a batch of 500. The slipcase is a power-blue suede.

Starting Bid: $50.

Notes: Top two bidders win (new bids must increase over the last bid). US shipping only. Personalization is not available.

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


Signed hardcover of NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
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book coverItem Name & Description: A signed hardcover of NOS4A2 by Joe Hill, donated by Harper Voyager.

Publishers Weekly called this horror novel “riveting from beginning to end” and Library Journal called it “Fascinating and utterly engaging.” Find out more at the publisher’s website.

Starting Bid: $10

Notes: US shipping only. Because this is being shipped by the publisher, personalization is not available.

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


Signed paperback of Horns by Joe Hill
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book coverItem Name & Description: A signed paperback of Horns by Joe Hill, donated by Harper Voyager.

Publishers Weekly called this novel a “compulsively readable supernatural thriller . . . that’s both morbidly amusing and emotionally resonant.” Learn more at the publisher’s website.

Starting Bid: $5.

Notes: US shipping only. Because this is being shipped by the publisher, personalization is not available.

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


Signed hardcover of The Dead Run by Adam Mansbach
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book coverItem Name & Description: A signed hardcover of The Dead Run by Adam Mansbach, donated by Harper Voyager.

Booklist called this “[a] genre-bender . . . strong on horror elements,” that is “ambitiously plotted and powerfully written.” Find out more at the publisher’s website.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: US shipping only. Because this is being shipped by the publisher, personalization is not available.

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


Signed hardcover of Kill City Blues by Richard Kadrey
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book cover Item Name & Description: A signed hardcover of Kill City Blues by Richard Kadrey, donated by Harper Voyager.

Booklist said, “A deft mixture of urban fantasy and light comedy, the fifth Sandman Slim novel is sure to appeal to the author’s growing fan base, not to mention readers of such writers as Jim Butcher, P. N. Elrod, and F. Paul Wilson.” Learn more at the author’s site.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: US shipping only. Because this is being shipped by the publisher, personalization is not available.

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


Signed hardcover of Dead Set by Richard Kadrey
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book cover Item Name & Description: A signed hardcover of Dead Set by Richard Kadrey, donated by Harper Voyager.

Publishers Weekly called this stand-alone novel “[a] bittersweet and elegaic fantasy [that] will appeal to both fantasy fans and mainstream readers.” Learn more at the author’s site.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: US shipping only. Because this is being shipped by the publisher, personalization is not available.

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


Signed paperback of The Good Sister by Wendy Corsi Staub
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book cover Item Name & Description: A signed paperback of The Good Sister by Wendy Corsi Staub, donated by Harper Voyager.

Publishers Weekly calls this a “disturbing thriller” that “leads to a surprising and terrifying conclusion”; Kirkus says that “Fans of Criminal Minds will especially love this book.” Learn more at the author’s site.

Starting Bid: $5.

Notes: US shipping only. Because this is being shipped by the publisher, personalization is not available.

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


Signed hardcover of The Darkening Garden by John Clute
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Item Name & Description: A signed, limited edition hardcover (number 496 of 500) of The Darkening Garden: A Short Lexicon of Horror by John Clute, donated by Harper Voyager

This is an illustrated set of short definitional essays by noted critic Clute. Learn more in an interview with the author.

Starting Bid: $50.

Notes: US shipping only. Because this is being shipped by the publisher, personalization is not available.

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


Signed hardcover of Peril’s Gate by Janny Wurts
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book cover Item Name & Description: A signed hardcover of Peril’s Gate by Janny Wurts, donated by Harper Voyager.

This is book six of the Wars of Light and Shadow series, and book three of the Alliance of Light sub-series. Booklist said, “Wurts is in fine form here, providing endless twists and turns of plot and an artful complexity that is marvelous to behold.” Learn more at the publisher’s site.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: US shipping only. Because this is being shipped by the publisher, personalization is not available.

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


Two limited edition hardcovers of Gold by Isaac Asimov
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Item Name & Description: Two slipcased, limited edition hardcovers of Gold by Isaac Asimov, donated by Harper Voyager.

Gold is a collection of Asimov’s stories and essays; the title story won a Hugo Award for Best Novelette. This limited edition was published by Harper Prism in 1995. These copies are #621 and #624 of 1226 copies, and are still shrink-wrapped.

Starting Bid: $40.

Notes: Top two bidders win (new bids must increase over the last bid). US shipping only.

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.