Archive for May, 2016

Anthony Ryan’s Queen Of Fire, with signed bookplate

51JJ3aJk5bLItem Name and Description: one of three paperbacks of Anthony Ryan’s Queen Of Fire, with signed bookplate, donated by Orbit Books UK.

Starting Bid: $5. Three available, top three bids win; consecutive bids must still increase.

Shipping: within the United Kingdom.

Other Notes: personalization is available, but may increase the time it takes to receive the item.

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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Brent Weeks’ The Broken Eye, with signed bookplate

51ib9V5fMZLItem Name and Description: one of three paperbacks of Brent Weeks’ The Broken Eye, with signed bookplate, donated by Orbit Books UK.

Starting Bid: $5. Three available, top three bids win; consecutive bids must still increase.

Shipping: within the United Kingdom.

Other Notes: these will be signed, but personalization is not available.

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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Jon Skovron’s Hope and Red, signed

Skovron_HopeAndRed-PMM.jpgItem Name and Description: one of three signed paperbacks of Jon Skovron’s Hope and Red, donated by Orbit Books UK.

Starting Bid: $5. Three available, top three bids win; consecutive bids must still increase.

Shipping: within the United Kingdom.

Other Notes: these will be signed, but personalization is not available.

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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Trudi Canavan’s Angel of Storms, signed

AngelofStormsItem Name and Description: one of three signed hardcovers of Trudi Canavan’s Angel of Storms, donated by Orbit Books UK.

Starting Bid: $10. Three available, top three bids win; consecutive bids must still increase.

Shipping: within the United Kingdom.

Other Notes: these will be signed, but personalization is not available.

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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Farscape script, signed, & a piece of Moya

FS_ConOrBust_2016Item Name and Description: An actual piece of Moya and a signed FARSCAPE script of your choice!

1. A piece of Moya! From the set of FARSCAPE: a section of Moya’s rib covering. Rigid foam, approx. 4 x 5.5”, hand-painted in Moya’s distinctive metallic gold and copper coloring. Signed (and inscribed if desired) by Ricky Manning on the back.

2. A FARSCAPE final shooting script, autographed (and personally inscribed, if desired) by Ricky Manning. YOUR CHOICE of ANY ONE of these episodes penned by Ricky:

“Throne for a Loss” (Ep. 104)
“Nerve” (Ep. 119)
“Mind the Baby” (Ep. 201)
“Won’t Get Fooled Again” (Ep. 214)
“Season of Death” (Ep. 301)
“Incubator” (Ep. 311)
“Terra Firma” (Ep. 413)

Starting Bid: $30. Two available, two top bids win; consecutive bids must still increase.

Shipping: 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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Circlet Press Erotic Science Fiction Ebook Goody Bag

Form 4 Entry 134 Fileupload 1Item Name and Description: Your choice of a baker’s dozen (13) of erotic science fiction and fantasy ebooks. You can either choose the titles from our website at Circlet.com or pick some and let us fill in the rest based on your guidelines of what forms of sexuality and what forms of sf/f you enjoy! Gay, lesbian, bi, poly, trans, BDSM, elves, cyberpunk, steampunk, space opera, paranormal, dystopia–you name it, we probably have something you’ll enjoy. We’re the publishers of Mary Anne Mohanraj’s THE STARS CHANGE, books like BEST BISEXUAL SHORT STORIES, the award-winning romances of Elizabeth Schechter like THE HOUSE OF SABLE LOCKS and PRINCES OF AIR, and Peggy Barnett’s tale of alien abduction LIPS LIKE ICE.

Starting Bid: $10

Shipping: not applicable

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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Cecilia Tan’s Complete Magic University Series

Form 4 Entry 133 Fileupload 1Item Name and Description: All five paperbacks of the Magic University series plus autographed bookplates! A very “adult” fantasy series riffing on the “magic school” theme. Let’s put it this way: our hero arrives at Harvard and discovers he’s magical. By book 2 he’s declaring his major in sex magic. In order to be accepted into the department, he has to pass a bisexuality prerequisite. Angst, world-shattering magical power, and a quest for true love, just like one’s university years should be.

Starting Bid: $25

Shipping: $14 shipping within the US or Canada, elsewhere we’d have to negotiate the cost

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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Signed trade paperback of THE LOST STEERSMAN by Rosemary Kirstein

Form 4 Entry 136 Fileupload 1Item Name and Description: This is Volume Three of the Steerswoman series from 2003 (currently only available as ebooks).

An original and fascinating take on the tensions between science and belief, observation and expectaion, courage and fear. Highly recommended.” — Suzy McKee Charnas, author of Motherlines and Walk to the End of the World

“Kirstein’s striking portrait of an innovative woman who is scientist, judge, historian, and adventurer makes for a good, thought-provoking read.” — Publisher’s Weekly

Starting Bid: $10

Shipping: I will ship anywhere in the northern hemisphere

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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Signed paperback of THE STEERSWOMAN by Rosemary Kirstein

Form 4 Entry 135 Fileupload 1Item Name and Description: This the British mass market paperback version of The Steerswoman from 1990.

“[Kirstein] walks the tightrope between fantasy and science fiction with precision and grace… [her] compassion for even minor characters is evident on every page, and her prose is measured and alluring without being overworked.” — Damien Broderick & Paul Di Filippo, in Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels 1985-2010

“If you like science, and if you like watching someone work out mysteries, and if you like detailed weird alien worlds and human cultures, if really good prose appeals… you’re really in luck.” —- Jo Walton, Hugo and Nebula Awards winner, author of Among Others and The Philosopher Kings.

Starting Bid: $7

Shipping: I will ship anywhere north of the equator.

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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“Lost Steersman” handmade journal by Rosemary Kirstein

Form 4 Entry 132 Fileupload 1Item Name and Description: The paper inside this blank journal is handmade by me, from recycled printouts of the original manuscript for The Lost Steersman. There are random words from the book visible embedded within the paper, as decorative inclusions. The paper has a rough surface and deckle edge.

The journal measures 6.5 x 4.75 inches (16.51 x 12.06cm) and has a marble-paper cover, bark-paper end papers, and an old silk ribbon tie-closure with a gold-trimmed snail shell charm.

The paper does not work well with ball-point pen, but is good with ink, felt-tip, and colored pencils. I provide one loose sheet, so you can test your media.

Also included: a copy of the paperback version of The Lost Steersman.

Starting Bid: $20

Form 4 Entry 132 Fileupload 2Shipping: I will ship anywhere in the world.

Other Notes: Please Note: for destinations south of the equator, I will use the least expensive shipping method available, which might take several weeks in transit.

 

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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