May 13th, 2016

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complete ISKRYNE edda, signed by Sarah Monette

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Sarah Monette. All comments must be made there.

Item Name & Description: hardbacks of A Companion to Wolves, The Tempering of Men, and An Apprentice to Elves, signed by me. Will personalize if requested. These are all first editions, if that makes a difference to you.


Starting Bid: $100 for all three books.


Shipping: I will ship anywhere in the world.


Other Notes: I will not split the set.



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).

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Offer items for auction through May 24; request assistance May 27-June 6

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Kate Nepveu. All comments must be made there.

Two reminders, to be temporarily sticky’ed to the top of the page (scroll down for new auction items), or see the sidebar:


Con or Bust is accepting items for auction now through May 24. The annual online auction is Con or Bust’s principal source of funds for the year; anyone can offer something for auction, all you need is an email address. You can find out more about offering things for auction at the main auction information page, or go right to the Submit an Auction form.


Bidding will start May 25; unlike past years, our ability to post new offers once bidding has started is very limited for tax reasons, so please get your offers in by May 24!


Fans of color/non-white fans can request assistance from May 27 through June 6. This is a one-time change from the usual May 15-25 period. Here’s how to request assistance, and here’s the list of upcoming cons for which specific assistance is available.


Thanks for your support, and please spread the word!

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THE GOBLIN EMPEROR signed paperback, by Katherine Addison

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Sarah Monette. All comments must be made there.

Item Name & Description: Signed mass market paperback of The Goblin Emperor. Will personalize if requested.


Starting Bid: $15


Shipping: I will ship anywhere in the world.


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).

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THE BONE KEY signed trade paperback, by Sarah Monette

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Sarah Monette. All comments must be made there.

Item Name & Description: Signed trade paperback of the 2nd edition of The Bone Key. Will personalize if requested.


Starting Bid: $25


Shipping: I will ship anywhere in the world.



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).

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TIME SALVAGER by Wesley Chu 2015 Campbell Award Winner - New Writer - Signed & Dated at the 73rd

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Sean Kirk. All comments must be made there.

Item Name & Description:


TIME SALVAGER

by Wesley Chu


2015 John W. Campbell Award Winner for Best New Writer


Signed, Lined, & Dated “8/23/2015 # Worldcon 2015” by Wesley Chu

the day after Wesley Chu won the 2015 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. (see pics. 1&2)


Wesley Chu was awarded the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer at the 2015 Hugo Awards ceremony which took place at the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention 2015 in Spokane, WA .


Cover Art by Richard Anderson


2015 TOR 1st Edition 1st Printing

Hardcover with Dust Jacket


Starting Bid: $25.00


Shipping: Shipping to bidders within the USA only.


USPS Media Mail (4 – 10 business days).

Book shall be shipped bubble wrapped & boxed.


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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).

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Wheel of Time ebook cover art prints

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Kate Nepveu. All comments must be made there.

Item Name & Description: one of three 14″x16″ prints (image size 12″x12″) of a Wheel of Time ebook cover image, your choice, donated by Tor.com. These prints are not available for sale.


These covers were originally commissioned for the ebooks of the series; some have since been used for the trade paperback reissues, and the Memory of Light painting was also used for the hardcover release. Below, you can see some of the images and how they are laid out as a print (click to enlarge). You can see all the covers but AMoL at Tor.com (scroll down), and see how Michael Whelan’s cover is cropped for the ebook cover of AMoL at Macmillan.



examples of Wheel of Time cover art prints; click to enlarge


Starting Bid: $25. Three prints available, top three bidders win; consecutive bids must still increase.


Shipping: worldwide.


(Note for new folks: I can personally vouch for the awesomeness of these, as I have The Shadow Rising hanging in my living room.)


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).

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A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab Signed With Character Cards

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Daryl Maxwell. All comments must be made there.

Form 3 Entry 71 Fileupload 1Form 3 Entry 71 Fileupload 6Item Name & Description: A hardcover copy of the 2016 fantasy novel A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab, signed by the author along with a set of promotional character cards (including the card only available to people attending signings)


Starting Bid: $10


Shipping: Ships Worldwide


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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).

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A Wake of Vultures Signed by Lila Bowen/Delilah S. Dawson

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Daryl Maxwell. All comments must be made there.

Form 3 Entry 72 Fileupload 1Item Name & Description:  A hardcover copy of the 2015 fantasy novel A Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen (pen name for Delilah S. Dawson), signed by the author.


Starting Bid: $10


Shipping:  Ships Worldwide



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).

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Free memberships to Readercon now available

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Kate Nepveu. All comments must be made there.

The following free con memberships are available immediately, first-come first-serve, for fans of color/non-white fans:



  • Readercon, July 7-10, 2016, Quincy, MA, USA. Readercon features a near-total focus on the written word; its 2016 Guests of Honor are Catherynne M. Valente & Tim Powers, and its Memorial Guest of Honor is Diana Wynne Jones.

    Readercon has donated three memberships to Con or Bust.




Many other free memberships are available, some also immediately; please see the Upcoming Cons page for a list, or learn how to request memberships and other assistance. Thanks, and please spread the word!

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A Tyranny of Petticoats Signed

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Daryl Maxwell. All comments must be made there.

Form 3 Entry 73 Fileupload 1Item Name & Description: A hardcover copy of the 2016 short story collection A Tyranny of Petticoats edited by Jessica Spotswood with stories by J. Anderson Coats, Marie Lu, Jessica Spotswood, Leslye Walton, Andrea Cremer, Caroline Richmond, Beth Revis, Marissa Meyer, Y. S. Lee, Elizabeth Wein, Saundra Mitchell, Katherine Longshore, Lindsay Smith, Kekla Magoon, and Robin Talley.


Signed by Jessica Spotswood, Caroline Richmond, Lindsay Smith and Robin Talley and comes with a promotional bookmark


Starting Bid: $10


Shipping: Ships Worldwide


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).

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The Martian by Andy Weir Signed

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Daryl Maxwell. All comments must be made there.

Form 3 Entry 74 Fileupload 1Item Name & Description: A hardcover copy (but not a first edition) of the 2014 science fiction novel The Martian by Andy Weir, signed by the author.


Starting Bid: $10


Shipping: Ships Worldwide


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).

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The Sleeper and the Spindle Signed By Neil Gaiman

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Daryl Maxwell. All comments must be made there.

Form 3 Entry 75 Fileupload 1Item Name & Description: A hardcover copy of the 2014 book Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman with illustrations by Chris Riddell, signed by the author.


Starting Bid: $10


Shipping: Ships Worldwide



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).

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The Water Knife Signed by Paolo Bacigalupi

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Daryl Maxwell. All comments must be made there.

Form 3 Entry 76 Fileupload 1Item Name & Description: A hardcover copy of the 2015 book The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi, signed by the author.


Starting Bid: $10


Shipping: Ships Worldwide


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).

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The Fold by Peter Clines Signed

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Daryl Maxwell. All comments must be made there.

Form 3 Entry 78 Fileupload 1Item Name & Description: A hardcover copy of the 2015 book The Fold by Peter Clines, signed by the author.


Starting Bid:  $10


Shipping: Ships Worldwide


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).

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The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski Signed

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Daryl Maxwell. All comments must be made there.

TheWinnersCrimeItem Name & Description: A hardcover copy of the 2015 book The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski, signed by the author.


Starting Bid: $10


Shipping: Ships Worldwide


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).

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Signed

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Daryl Maxwell. All comments must be made there.

Form 3 Entry 80 Fileupload 1Item Name & Description: A hardcover copy of the 2015 book Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, signed by the authors.


Starting Bid: $10


Shipping: Ships Worldwide


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).

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The Lotus War trilogy (Stormdancer, Kinslayer and Endsinger) by Jay Kristoff Signed

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Daryl Maxwell. All comments must be made there.

Item Name & Description: Hardcover copies of The Lotus War trilogy (Stormdancer, Kinslayer and Endsinger) by Jay Kristoff, signed by the author.


Starting Bid: $25


Shipping: Ships Worldwide


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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).

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The Alien Next Door by Joey Spiotto Signed

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Daryl Maxwell. All comments must be made there.

Form 3 Entry 82 Fileupload 1Item Name & Description: A hardcover copy of the 2015 book The Alien Next Door by Joey Spiotto, signed on a bookplate by the author.


Starting Bid:  $10


Shipping: Ships Worldwide


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).

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Fun With Kirk & Spock by Robb Pearlman and Illustrated by Gary Shipman Signed By Both

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Daryl Maxwell. All comments must be made there.

Form 3 Entry 83 Fileupload 1Item Name & Description: A hardcover copy of the 2014 book Fun With Kirk & Spock by Robb Pearlman and illustrated by Gary Shipman, signed by both the author and illustrator.


Starting Bid: $10


Shipping: Ships Worldwide


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).

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The Wit & Wisdom of Star Trek by Robb Pearlman Signed

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Daryl Maxwell. All comments must be made there.

Form 3 Entry 84 Fileupload 1Item Name & Description: A hardcover copy of the 2015 book The Wit & Wisdom of Star Trek by Robb Pearlman, signed by the author.


Starting Bid: $10


Shipping: Ships Worldwide


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).

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Made To Kill by Adam Christopher Signed

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Daryl Maxwell. All comments must be made there.

Form 3 Entry 85 Fileupload 1Item Name & Description: ]A hardcover copy of the 2015 book Made To Kill by Adam Christopher, signed by the author.


Starting Bid: $10


Shipping: Ships Worldwide


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).

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Time Salvager by Wesley Chu Signed

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Daryl Maxwell. All comments must be made there.

Form 3 Entry 77 Fileupload 1Item Name & Description: A hardcover copy of the 2015 book Time Salvager by Wesley Chu, signed by the author.


Starting Bid: $10


Shipping: Ships Worldwide



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).