Beth Cato’s Call of Fire (signed galley)

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An advance reading copy of Call of Fire by Beth Cato (forthcoming, August 2017). This is the sequel to Breath of Earth (out now).

When an earthquake devastates San Francisco in an alternate 1906, the influx of geomantic energy nearly consumes Ingrid Carmichael. Bruised but alive, the young geomancer flees the city with her friends, Cy, Lee, and Fenris. She is desperate to escape Ambassador Blum, the cunning and dangerous bureaucrat who wants to use Ingrid’s formidable powers to help the Unified Pacific—the confederation of the United States and Japan—achieve world domination. To stop them, Ingrid must learn more about the god-like magic she inherited from her estranged father—the man who set off the quake that obliterated San Francisco.

When Lee and Fenris are kidnapped in Portland, Ingrid and Cy are forced to ally themselves with another Ambassador from the Unified Pacific: the powerful and mysterious Theodore Roosevelt. But even his influence may not be enough to save them when they reach Seattle, where the magnificent peak of Mount Rainier looms. Discovering more about herself and her abilities, Ingrid is all too aware that she may prove to be the fuse to light the long-dormant volcano . . . and a war that will sweep the world.

Starting Bid: $10

Shipping: U.S. only, please

Other Notes: Optional personalization available.

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Null States by Malka Older (ARC)

Item Name and Description: An advance reading copy of Null States by Malka Older (forthcoming, September 2017). Donated by Tor Books.

Null States continues Malka Older’s Centenal Cycle, the trilogy beginning with Infomocracy

The future of democracy is about to implode.

After the last controversial global election, the global infomocracy that has ensured thirty years of world peace is fraying at the edges. As the new Supermajority government struggles to establish its legitimacy, agents of Information across the globe strive to keep the peace and maintain the flows of data that feed the new world order.

In the newly-incorporated DarFur, a governor dies in a fiery explosion. In Geneva, a superpower hatches plans to bring microdemocracy to its knees. In Central Asia, a sprawling war among archaic states threatens to explode into a global crisis. And across the world, a shadowy plot is growing, threatening to strangle Information with the reins of power.

Starting Bid: $10.

Shipping: Worldwide.

Other Notes: A copy of this is also in the 10-title Tor.com Publishing prize pack.

 

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The Delirium Brief by Charles Stross (ARC)

Item Name and Description: an advance reading copy of The Delirium Brief by Charles Stross (forthcoming, July 2017). Donated by Tor Books.

“Smart, literate, funny.” —Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians

Someone is dead set to air the spy agency’s dirty laundry in The Delirium Brief, the next installment to Charles Stross’ Hugo Award-winning comedic dark fantasy Laundry Files series!

Bob Howard’s career in the Laundry, the secret British government agency dedicated to protecting the world from unspeakable horrors from beyond spacetime, has entailed high combat, brilliant hacking, ancient magic, and combat with indescribably repellent creatures of pure evil. It has also involved a wearying amount of paperwork and office politics, and his expense reports are still a mess.

Now, following the invasion of Yorkshire by the Host of Air and Darkness, the Laundry’s existence has become public, and Bob is being trotted out on TV to answer pointed questions about elven asylum seekers. What neither Bob nor his managers have foreseen is that their organization has earned the attention of a horror far more terrifying than any demon: a British government looking for public services to privatize.

Inch by inch, Bob Howard and his managers are forced to consider the truly unthinkable: a coup against the British government itself.

Starting Bid: $10.

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Other Notes: A copy of this is also in the 10-title Tor.com Publishing prize pack.

 

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Manuscript of THE CALCULATING STARS and THE FATED SKY

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These are manuscripts of Mary Robinette Kowal’s new science-fiction duology, set in the universe of her Hugo-award winning novella “The Lady Astronaut of Mars.” Set in 1952, the first novel begins about two minutes before an asteroid slams into the Earth, giving humanity a strong interest in getting off the planet.

These are signed, dated, and numbered (#1 of 3) early drafts that have not yet gone through the editorial process. The novels will be released in May and June of 2018. You get them much, much sooner.

Starting Bid: $50

Shipping: I’ll ship these anywhere.

Other Notes: I only print three copies of any given draft. This is the first draft of the novels.

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Autonomous by Annalee Newitz (ARC)

Item Name and Description: An advance reading copy of Autonomous by Annalee Newitz (forthcoming, September 2017). Donated by Tor Books.

The highly anticipated science fiction debut from the founder of io9!

Earth, 2144. Jack is an anti-patent scientist turned drug pirate, traversing the world in a submarine as a pharmaceutical Robin Hood, fabricating cheap scrips for poor people who can’t otherwise afford them. But her latest drug hack has left a trail of lethal overdoses as people become addicted to their work, doing repetitive tasks until they become unsafe or insane.

Hot on her trail, an unlikely pair: Eliasz, a brooding military agent, and his robotic partner, Paladin. As they race to stop information about the sinister origins of Jack’s drug from getting out, they begin to form an uncommonly close bond that neither of them fully understand.

And underlying it all is one fundamental question: Is freedom possible in a culture where everything, even people, can be owned?

Starting Bid: $10.

Shipping: Worldwide.

Other Notes: none.

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Fonda Lee’s JADE CITY (signed galley)

Item Name and Description: a signed galley (advance reading copy) of Fonda Lee’s JADE CITY, forthcoming, November 2017, donated by Orbit.

JADE CITY is a gripping Godfather-esque saga of intergenerational blood feuds, vicious politics, magic, and kungfu.

The Kaul family is one of two crime syndicates that control the island of Kekon. It’s the only place in the world that produces rare magical jade, which grants those with the right training and heritage superhuman abilities.

The Green Bone clans of honorable jade-wearing warriors once protected the island from foreign invasion–but nowadays, in a bustling post-war metropolis full of fast cars and foreign money, Green Bone families like the Kauls are primarily involved in commerce, construction, and the everyday upkeep of the districts under their protection.

When the simmering tension between the Kauls and their greatest rivals erupts into open violence in the streets, the outcome of this clan war will determine the fate of all Green Bones and the future of Kekon itself.

Starting Bid: $10.

Shipping: to the United States and Canada only, because of publishing rights.

Other Notes: this will be delivered at a later date, as Orbit doesn’t have the galleys yet.

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Tor.com Publishing prize pack of 10 titles

Item Name and Description: one of three prize packs from Tor.com Publishing, containing the following ten titles, some of which have not been released yet:

  1. Infomocracy by Malka Older
  2. Null States by Malka Older (ARC; forthcoming, September 2017)
  3. River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey
  4. The Delirium Brief by Charles Stross (ARC; forthcoming, July 2017)
  5. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  6. Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire (ARC; forthcoming, June 2017)
  7. Brother’s Ruin by Emma Newman
  8. Agents of Dreamland by Caitlin Kiernan
  9. Fortress at the End of Time by Joe M. McDermott
  10. Standard Hollywood Depravity by Adam Christopher

Cover copy and cover images behind the read more.

Starting Bid: $40.

Shipping: Worldwide.

Other Notes: Three sets available; top three bids win. Consecutive bids must still increase.

Edit: single copies of Null States and The Delirium Brief have also been donated by Tor Books, if you’re interested in those specifically and don’t want to bid on all ten titles.

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MJ-12: INCEPTION in hardcover and an ARC of MJ-12: SHADOWS, both signed by Michael J. Martinez

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If you like your Cold War spies with superpowers, these books are for you. MJ-12: Inception tells the story of a group of average Americans suddenly imbued with extraordinary abilities — and recruited to fight on behalf of the mysterious MAJESTIC-12 project on behalf of America during the Cold War. From Berlin to Istanbul, from Area 51 to Prague, these so-called “Variants” must stymie agents of the Soviet Union — agents who may possess their own fearsome powers.

The story continues in MJ-12: Shadows (due out in September). The Variants must go to Syria to keep the Soviets from gaining easy access to the Mediterranean, as well a key oil pipeline. In addition, the sudden death of a key MAJESTIC-12 figure casts the shadow of suspicion over all Variants. Can they clear their names before the Soviets orchestrate their own masterstroke?

MJ-12: Inception is in hardcover, while the ARC of MJ-12: Shadows is in paperback. Both signed by Michael J. Martinez.

Starting Bid: $25

Shipping: U.S. only, please

Other Notes: none

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Mira Grant’s INTO THE DROWNING DEEP (signed galley)

Item Name and Description: a signed galley (advance reading copy) of Mira Grant’s INTO THE DROWNING DEEP, forthcoming, November 2017, donated by Orbit.

Seven years ago, the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a “mockumentary” bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a maritime tragedy.

Now, a new crew has been assembled. But this time they’re not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life’s work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost.

Whatever the truth may be, it will only be found below the waves.

But the secrets of the deep come with a price.

Starting Bid: $10

Shipping: to the United States and Canada only, because of publishing rights.

Other Notes: this will be delivered at a later date, as Orbit doesn’t have the galleys yet. Optional personalization available.

 

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Ann Leckie’s PROVENANCE (signed galley)

Item Name and Description: a signed galley (advance reading copy) of Ann Leckie’s PROVENANCE, forthcoming, October 2017, donated by Orbit.

A power-driven young woman has just one chance to secure the status she craves and regain priceless lost artifacts prized by her people. She must free their thief from a prison planet from which no one has ever returned.

Ingray and her charge will return to her home world to find their planet in political turmoil, at the heart of an escalating intergalactic conflict. Together, they must make a new plan to salvage Ingray’s future, her family, and her world, before they are lost to her for good.

Starting Bid: $10.

Shipping: to the United States and Canada only, because of publishing rights.

Other Notes: this will be delivered at a later date, as Orbit doesn’t have the galleys yet. Optional personalization available.

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