April 26th, 2016

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ARC of MJ-12: INCEPTION, first of a new series of spy-fi Cold War thrillers from Night Shade Books!

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Michael J. Martinez. All comments must be made there.

book coverItem Name & Description: Get one of the very first copies of MJ-12: Inception by Michael J. Martinez, a new paranormal Cold War spy-fi novel and first in the MAJESTIC-12 series of thrillers from Night Shade Books.


From the author’s site:


It is a new world, stunned by the horrors that linger in the aftermath of total war. The United States and Soviet Union are squaring off in a different kind of conflict, one that’s fought in the shadows, where there are whispers of strange and and mysterious developments….


Normal people across the United States have inexplicably gained paranormal abilities. A factory worker can heal the sick and injured. A schoolteacher bends emotions to her will. A car salesman alters matter with a simple touch. And there are even stranger abilities than these, all seemingly stemming from a unique and reality-bending anomaly found in the depths of Hiroshima’s rubble.


Now, the government conspiracy known as MAJESTIC-12 has gathered together these individuals, called Variants. The government will use them if it can…and destroy them if it cannot.


This ARC will be signed by the author. MJ-12: Inception isn’t due out until September, so get your copy first!


Starting Bid: $15


Shipping: U.S. only


Other Notes While the book will be released in hardcover, this ARC is in trade paperback.



Bidding opens on Wednesday, May 25, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (time zone conversions). It will close on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).

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Coder's Oath (art print)

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Geek Calligraphy. All comments must be made there.

Image of matted Coder's Oath.
Image of matted Coder’s Oath.

Coder’s Oath Art Print:


State your values and your best intentions as a programmer with this Oath. Border art reads “I will use my powers for good and not for evil” repeated over and over in binary.


Starting Bid: $35


Shipping: Anywhere in the US


Other Notes:

Print is a limited edition out of a run of 200, hand numbered and signed by the artist. Print comes matted with outer dimensions of 11″ x 14″. Ships flat.


Usually ships within 2 weeks. Tracking information will be sent upon shipping.



Bidding opens on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (time zone conversions). It will close on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).