April 13th, 2015

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Mary Robinette Kowal’s Glamourist Histories Prize pack

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

book coverItem Name & Description: a prize pack of all five books in Mary Robinette Kowal’s Glamourist Histories series, along with a card game and custom stationery. Donated by Tor Books.

Specifically:

  • Trade paperbacks of the first four books (Shades of Milk and Honey, Glamour in Glass, Without a Summer, and Valour and Vanity);
  • A galley (advance copy) of the fifth, Of Noble Family (to be published April 28, 2015);
  • A copy of the Shades of Glamour card game (more info); and
  • Thirty sheets of stationery featuring the cover art from Without a Summer for your own Month of Letters campaign.

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Starting Bid: $30.

Notes: Ships anywhere.

Bidding opens Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (time zone conversions). It closes Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).

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The Doll Collection, edited by Ellen Datlow

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

book coverItem Name & Description: A hardcover of The Doll Collection: Seventeen Brand-New Tales of Dolls, edited by Ellen Datlow. Donated by Tor Books.

Description:

Master anthologist Ellen Datlow has assembled a list of beautiful and terrifying stories from bestselling and critically acclaimed authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Seanan McGuire, Carrie Vaughn, Pat Cadigan, Tim Lebbon, Richard Kadrey, Genevieve Valentine, and Jeffrey Ford. The collection is illustrated with photographs of dolls taken by Datlow and other devoted doll collectors from the science fiction and fantasy field. The result is a star-studded collection exploring one of the most primal fears of readers of dark fiction everywhere, and one that every reader will want to add to their own collection.

Starting Bid: $7.

Notes: Ships anywhere. It may be possible to have this book signed by Ellen Datlow; the winner, if interested, should inquire.

Bidding opens Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (time zone conversions). It closes Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).

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Free memberships: WisCon, Archipelacon, PiCon, & 2016 Eastercon

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

Reminder: Con or Bust has free memberships available now, first-come first-served, for fans of color/non-white fans who’d like to attend the following cons:

  • WisCon, May 22-25, 2015, Madison, WI, USA. WisCon is the world’s leading feminist science fiction convention. Its Guests of Honor are Alaya Dawn Johnson and Kim Stanley Robinson.

    WisCon donated six memberships and a dessert ticket to Con or Bust, (edit) which have all been claimed; and three individuals have also donated memberships, of which one remains.

  • Archipelacon, June 25-28, 2015, Mariehamn, Åland, Finland. Archipelacon is the Nordic SF & Fantasy convention (but its main language will be English). Its Guests of Honor are George R.R. Martin, Johanna Sinisalo, and Karin Tidbeck.

    Archipelacon has donated two memberships to Con or Bust.

  • Pi-Con, July 31-August 2, 2015, Windsor Locks, CT, USA. Pi-Con is “the friendliest little convention in New England”; its Guest of Honor is Tanya Huff and its Guest of Awesome is Vikki Ciaffone.

    Pi-Con has donated six memberships to Con or Bust.

And for those who like to plan ahead, add the 2016 Eastercon, Mancunicon (25-28 March 2016, Manchester, UK), to your list! Its Guests are Aliette de Bodard, Dave Clements, Ian McDonald and Sarah Pinborough, and it has donated three memberships to Con or Bust. These will be available in the next request period (May 15-25).

Find out how to claim these at the Request Assistance page, and please spread the word!

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The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, signed by translator Ken Liu

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

book coverItem Name & Description: Hardcover of The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by award winning author Ken Liu. This copy is signed by the translator. Donated by Tor Books.

Description:

The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China’s most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin. Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.

The Three-Body Problem received starred reviews from both Kirkus and Publishers Weekly; NPR called it “a science-fiction epic of the most profound kind.”

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: ships anywhere.

Bidding opens Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (time zone conversions). It closes Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).

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ARC of All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

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

ARCItem Name & Description: advance bound manuscript of Charlie Jane Anders’ highly-anticipated debut novel All the Birds in the Sky (forthcoming, 2016).

Description:

Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn’t expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during high school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one’s peers and families.

But now they’re both adults, living in the hipster mecca San Francisco, and the planet is falling apart around them. Laurence is an engineering genius who’s working with a group that aims to avert catastrophic breakdown through technological intervention into the changing global climate. Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the world’s magically gifted, and works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world’s every-growing ailments. Little do they realize that something bigger than either of them, something begun years ago in their youth, is determined to bring them together–to either save the world, or plunge it into a new dark ages.

A deeply magical, darkly funny examination of life, love, and the apocalypse.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: ships anywhere.

Bidding opens Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (time zone conversions). It closes Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).

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ARC of All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

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

ARCItem Name & Description: advance bound manuscript of Charlie Jane Anders’ highly-anticipated debut novel All the Birds in the Sky (forthcoming, 2016).

Description:

Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn’t expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during high school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one’s peers and families.

But now they’re both adults, living in the hipster mecca San Francisco, and the planet is falling apart around them. Laurence is an engineering genius who’s working with a group that aims to avert catastrophic breakdown through technological intervention into the changing global climate. Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the world’s magically gifted, and works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world’s every-growing ailments. Little do they realize that something bigger than either of them, something begun years ago in their youth, is determined to bring them together–to either save the world, or plunge it into a new dark ages.

A deeply magical, darkly funny examination of life, love, and the apocalypse.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: ships anywhere.

Bidding opens Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (time zone conversions). It closes Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).

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Personalized set of Inda series (four books)

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

A set of the Inda series, Inda, The Fox, King’s Shield and Treason’s Shore. I will personalize them any way you ask–if you want extra data, or drawings, maps, or doodles, or just a handwritten dedication, you let me know and I will do my best. (If it goes over $100, I will add in Banner of the Damned.)

Starting Bid: $30.00

Bidding opens Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (time zone conversions). It closes Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).

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Personalized set of Inda series (four books)

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

Book one of Inda series
Book one of Inda series
book two of the Inda series
book two of the Inda series
book three of the Inda series
book three of the Inda series
book four of the Inda series
book four of the Inda series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stand-alone, 400 years after Inda series
Stand-alone, 400 years after Inda series

A set of the Inda series, Inda, The Fox, King’s Shield and Treason’s Shore. I will personalize them any way you ask–if you want extra data, or drawings, maps, or doodles, or just a handwritten dedication, you let me know and I will do my best. (If it goes over $100, I will add in Banner of the Damned.)

Starting Bid: $30.00

Bidding opens Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (time zone conversions). It closes Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).

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Personalized set of Inda series (four books)

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

Item Name & Description: A set of the Inda series, Inda, The Fox, King’s Shield and Treason’s Shore. I will personalize them any way you ask–if you want extra data, or drawings, maps, or doodles, or just a handwritten dedication, you let me know and I will do my best. (If it goes over $100, I will add in Banner of the Damned.)

Book one of Inda series
Book one of Inda series
book two of the Inda series
book two of the Inda series
book three of the Inda series
book three of the Inda series
book four of the Inda series
book four of the Inda series
Stand-alone, 400 years after Inda series
Stand-alone, 400 years after Inda series

Starting Bid: $30.00

Bidding opens Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (time zone conversions). It closes Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).

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Personalized set of Inda series (four books)

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

Item Name & Description: A set of the Inda series, Inda, The Fox, King’s Shield and Treason’s Shore. I will personalize them any way you ask–if you want extra data, or drawings, maps, or doodles, or just a handwritten dedication, you let me know and I will do my best. (If it goes over $100, I will add in Banner of the Damned.)

Book one of Inda series
Book one of Inda series
book two of the Inda series
book two of the Inda series
book three of the Inda series
book three of the Inda series
book four of the Inda series
book four of the Inda series
Stand-alone, 400 years after Inda series
Stand-alone, 400 years after Inda series

Starting Bid: $30.00

Bidding opens Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (time zone conversions). It closes Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).

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All three books in the DAEDALUS trilogy, signed!

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

Item Name & Description: Your chance to own all thee books in the Daedalus trilogy by Michael J. Martinez, including The Venusian Gambit, out May 5! And signed, of course.

The Daedalus trilogy follows the adventures of Thomas Weatherby, an officer in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Era, as he sails between the Known Worlds of our solar system fighting the French — and an ancient evil from a Mars long dead.

The Daedalus Incident (2013) was named a best-of-2013 genre title by Library Journal and BuzzFeed, while The Enceladus Crisis (2014) was called a “uniquely imaginative science fantasy tale” by Publishers Weekly. And The Venusian Gambit recently received a starred review from Publishers Weekly as well.

Starting Bid: $25

Notes: Only shipping to the U.S. Sorry, overseas folks.

Bidding opens Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (time zone conversions). It closes Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).

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A stack of Heyer paperbacks

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

Item Name & Description: a stack of mass-market Georgette Heyer paperbacks, specifically:

  • The Unknown Ajax
  • A Civil Contract
  • Powder and Patch
  • Sylvester
  • Lady of Quality
  • The Masqueraders
  • Devil’s Cub
  • Sprig Muslin

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Starting Bid: $5.

Notes: Will ship anywhere, but for shipping outside North America, I may ask for an additional donation; please let me know if you’d like me to estimate that for you.

Bidding opens Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (time zone conversions). It closes Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).