Archive for April, 2015

10 old Asimov’s issues with John M. Ford work

Item Name & Description:
Ten issues of Asimov’s containing early stories and articles by John M. Ford. Some of these have never been reprinted and those that have won’t be again, sadly.

10 old Asimov's issues with John M. Ford work

Specifics:

  • April 1979 with story “Double in Brass,” never reprinted
  • May 1979 with story “L’Envoi,” never reprinted
  • July 1979 with article “On Evenings Beyond the Fields we Know,” never reprinted (this is about how RPGs work)
  • September 1979 with story “The Adventure of the Solitary Engineer”
  • October 1979 with story “Mandalay”
  • July 1980 with story “Out of Service,” never reprinted
  • October 1980 with story “The Wheels of Dream,” never reprinted
  • November 1980 with story “Slowly By, Lorena”
  • December 1980 with article “On Playing Roles: A Third Look,” never reprinted (this is a review of some RPGs)
  • February 1981 with “On Opening Night at the Universe,” never reprinted (a review of the Cosmos TV show)

A few of these pieces were presumably not reprinted in Ford’s collections because they are not his strongest work. However, I think they’re still decent, and they are certainly interesting. I also suspect that the un-reprinted and obscurely-reprinted Alternities, Inc. stories, both included here, probably weren’t included in From the End of the Twentieth Century just to have more variety in the book. (“Slowly By, Lorena” was reprinted in an old Baen alt-hist anthology; I have it but I bet most people reading this don’t.)

The magazines are generally in decent shape. Some have mailing labels. They all have some wear. The only one with real damage is November 1980, which has a small tear to the cover and first few pages.

Starting Bid: $40

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 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 lot of Chris Ware

Item Name & Description: Two Chris Ware items:

  1. The US hardcover edition of his Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth.
  2. Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern #13, which Ware guest-edited. This is a big anthology of comics, mostly new but with some historical pieces, plus a few articles on comics. Contributors include Lynda Barry, Chip Kidd, and too many others to list – see the Wikipedia page for the series for the full list.

These have both been read once and are in excellent condition. McSweeney’s has the jacket, which many cheap copies don’t; the jacket is actually part of the anthology since it unfolds to reveal two comics by Ware. Tucked in the jacket folds are two mini-comics, which are present.

A lot of Chris Ware A lot of Chris Ware

Starting Bid: $40

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 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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Book of Horrors anthology signed by the editor and 8 contributors

book of horrors
Item Name & Description: A Book of Horrors, published in 2011 from Jo Fletcher Books; contains original fiction from Stephen King, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Elizabeth Hand, Michael Marshall Smith, Richard Christian Matheson, Angela Slatter, Lisa Tuttle, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Peter Crowther, Reggie Oliver, Robert Shearman, and others.

Book of horrors Signature

This hardback is signed by editor Stephen Jones, and contributors Lisa Tuttle, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Peter Crowther, Reggie Oliver, Robert Shearman and others.

Starting Bid: $20

Notes: U.S. Shipping only

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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Story Critique

Item Name & Description: A professional critique of a story (or excerpt) up to 8,000 words. Critique includes line edits, and overall developmental feedback.

Starting Bid: $25

Notes: I’ll do my best to get my notes back to you within a week of receiving your story/excerpt.

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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