More John M. Ford books

Item Name & Description: The John M. Ford collection Kate posted is excellent and you should bid on it. But you need to own more than just that book. Here are three of his novels:

  • The Dragon Waiting. This is my personal favorite of his novels. Here is an excellent review of it. Here is another one, by Jo Walton. If those don’t convince you to read it, I don’t know what will. This is a mass-market paperback with an unlovely cover, but then this book has had bad luck with covers. The book is in decent shape, with very little spine creasing.
  • The Last Hot Time, which is set in a milieu much like Borderlands. This is a hardcover. The book itself is in fine shape other than remainder mark; the jacket has a lot of scuffing on the back but is otherwise OK.
  • How Much For Just the Planet?, which is an atypical Star Trek novel. No, more atypical than that. It’s a musical comedy. This is mass-market paperback in good condition.

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Starting Bid: $10

Notes: I will mail these for free in the US but won’t mail them elsewhere (it would probably cost more than the books will go for – sorry!). I will mail them within a few days of receiving the donation notification.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


  1. This is not a bid, because we already own these, but just a comment to say how much I want to re-read the first two now.

    _The Dragon Waiting_ needs no additional praise from me, but _The Last Hot Time_ is possibly the most accessible of Ford’s novels and I love it enormously.

  2. $10

  3. How Much For Just the Planet? is my favorite Star Trek novel EVER, and my copy is in absolutely atrocious condition from having been re-read about a bajillion times. I also very much loved Ford’s other ST novel, The Final Reflection, and have wanted to read more of his work but never got around to it. Here’s my chance!

    I bid $15.

  4. $20

  5. $25

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