Name a character in Aliette de Bodard’s forthcoming novel THE HOUSE OF BINDING THORNS

Form 4 Entry 152 Fileupload 1 Form 4 Entry 152 Fileupload 2Item Name and Description: Name a character in Aliette de Bodard’s forthcoming THE HOUSE OF BINDING THORNS (sequel to THE HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS, due out April 2017).

Your chance to have someone of your choice feature in fractured post-magical-war Paris! I’ll also send you a signed ARC of the book when they come in.

You will be able to provide the first name of the character, and maybe the last name as well (within reason). I may need to slightly alter it to fit into the setting of the book, though I will do my best to insert it as specified. Your character may not survive for long, though!

Starting Bid: 20$

Other Notes: The book is is being revised now, so you would need to provide the name before the end of June 2016.

Bidding is now open and 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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Name a character in John Scalzi’s forthcoming novel

CollapsingEmpire_coverfullItem Name and Description: Name a character in John Scalzi’s forthcoming novel The Collapsing Empire!

You will be able to provide the last name of the character, and probably the first name as well (within reason, e.g., not Redshirty McRedshirt). The character will have at least one line of dialogue. John can’t guarantee that the character will not be sucked into the cold bleak darkness of space, but if they are, they probably won’t be alone in the predicament (unless you want them to be, which might be possible depending on how the bidding goes).

Starting Bid: $100.

Other Notes: this book is currently scheduled to be published in 2017, and is being written now, so you would need to provide the name within a week of the auction’s close.

Bidding is now open and 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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Name your Villain! (in the final book of Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith’s The Change series)

Form 4 Entry 131 Fileupload 1Item Name and Description: Would you like to get fictional revenge on the Boss from Hell, or the ex who text-dumped you? Would you like to get back at the office mate who uses two parking spaces, or the cube troll who leaves potato chip crumbs in your keyboard? Here’s your chance!

Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith are writing the final book of The Change series, beginning with Stranger (YASLA Best of list, Hoosier list, Rainbow List), going on to Hostage and Rebel. The last book, Traitor, will include a huge battle sequence, so if you would like to name/describe a villain and recommend a gruesome and personalized death, please bid! It’s all for a good cause!

Starting Bid: Offer starts at $25.00

Shipping: not applicable

Other Notes: We are writing this book now, aiming for publication by the end of this year, or beginning of 2017. We will provide our emails upon winning the bid, to discuss details with you.

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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Name a character in a work by Naomi Novik

Name a character in a work by Naomi Novik: 

Want your name immortalized? I’m offering a Tuckerization, where I’ll use your name (or the name of your choice) for a character in a story or novel! You’ll also get a free signed copy whenever the work is published.

There are a few caveats: I get to decide what work it appears in (if you have a favorite universe I write in, you can let me know, but no promises), and I may need to slightly alter your name to fit it into the voice and setting of the novel or story in question.

On the flip side, you get to approve the final form before it goes to publication, and if you care what the character is like (eg, anything from you don’t want to “play” a villain to you would like the character’s racial or gender identity to match your own, again within the constraints of the universe), let me know and I will do my best to accommodate.

Starting Bid: $20

Shipping: anywhere in the world the USPS ships (although recipient may be responsible for customs fees or something similar)

Other Notes: I can’t offer any guarantee on delivery time whatsoever! I’ll get your name into one of the next three things I write professionally after the auction close.

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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Name a character in an upcoming book by Courtney Milan

Item Name & Description: Name a character in an upcoming book by Courtney Milan.

Starting Bid: $15.

Other Notes: Name a character in an upcoming book by Courtney Milan. You can choose whether it’s a historical or a contemporary. Your naming this character must be within reason/historical bounds, although if you want something completely wacky, let me know, and I may be able to make it work anyway. (Some characters in upcoming books are known primarily by screen names.) I reserve the right to also nix names in books that are too close to protagonist names.

This auction has a one-month time period for us to agree on the name that goes in the book, and the book will be out sometime in the eighteen months thereafter.

I will also send you a signed, physical copy of said book when it comes out.

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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