N.K. Jemisin’s THE STONE SKY (signed galley)

Item Name and Description: a signed galley (advance reading copy) of N.K. Jemisin’s THE STONE SKY, forthcoming, August 15, 2017, donated by Orbit.

THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS… FOR THE LAST TIME.

The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women.

Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every orogene child can grow up safe.

For Nassun, her mother’s mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.

The remarkable conclusion to the post-apocalyptic and highly acclaimed trilogy that began with the multi-award-nominated The Fifth Season.

Starting Bid: $7.

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

Other Notes: Optional personalization available.

 

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Summerlong by Peter S. Beagle (signed ARC)

Item Name and Description: Beloved author Peter S. Beagle (The Last Unicorn) returns with this long-anticipated new novel, a beautifully bittersweet tale of passion, enchantment, and fate.

It was a typically miserable Puget Sound winter before the arrival of Lioness Lazos.  An enigmatic young waitress with strange abilities, when the lovely Lioness comes to Gardner Island even the weather takes notice.

As an impossibly beautiful spring leads into a perfect summer, Lioness is drawn to a complicated family. She is taken in by two disenchanted lovers—dynamic Joanna Delvecchio and scholarly Abe Aronson—visited by Joanna’s previously unlucky-in-love daughter, Lily. With Lioness in their lives, they are suddenly compelled to explore their deepest dreams and desires.

Lioness grows more captivating as the days grow longer. Her new family thrives, even as they may be growing apart. But lingering in Lioness’s past is a dark secret—and even summer days must pass.

Starting Bid: 5

Shipping: United States

Other Notes: Shipping by USPS media mail; please expect 7-10 for delivery, less on the West Coast.

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ARC of Sarah Rees Brennan’s Aug. 2017 YA novel IN OTHER LANDS

Item Name and Description: Elliot doesn’t want to fight, keeps saying the wrong thing, and is definitely the grouchiest human in fantasyland.

Sometimes it’s not the kid you expect who falls through to magicland, sometimes it’s . . . Elliott. He’s grumpy, nerdy, and appalled by both the dearth of technology and the levels of fitness involved in swinging swords around. He’s a little enchanted by the elves and mermaids. Despite his aversion to war, work, and most people (human or otherwise) he finds that two unlikely ideas, friendship and world peace, may actually be possible.

“A subversive, sneaky, glorious tale of magic, longing, and growing into your wings.” — Holly Black, author of The Darkest Part of the Forest

Starting Bid: 10

Shipping: USA

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ARC of Kij Johnson’s Sept. 2017 novel The River Bank

Item Name and Description: In this delightful dive into the bygone world of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows staunch Mole, sociable Water Rat, severe Badger, and troublesome and ebullient Toad of Toad Hall are joined by a young mole lady, Beryl, and her dear friend, Rabbit. There are adventures, a double kidnapping, lost letters, a series of sensational novels, two (threatened) marriages, and family secrets. (Donated by Small Beer Press.)

At least three authors have produced sequels: Johnson is the first woman to do so.

The River Bank will have color endpapers, and chapter and more than 40 incidental illustrations by award-winning artist Kathleen Jennings.

Starting Bid: 10

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