Hardcover Books by Barbara Hambly

Hardcover books by Barbara Hambly (Dragonstar, Dragonshadow, Knight of the Demon Queen, Icefalcon’s Quest, Mother of Winter) in very good condition.

Starting bid: $10.00

Notes: Please, only in the continental US (they all fit nicely in one priority shipping box, so about a week shipping time)

Bidding is now open; it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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ARC of Dragon • Princess by S. A. Swann

book cover Item Name & Description: an advance reading copy of Dragon • Princess by S. A. Swann, donated by DAW Books.

Description:

Frank Blackthorne’s most recent heist did not end optimally. The sacrificial virgin survived, but the whole incident left Frank, a respectable career thief, on the run from a kingdom full of evil cultists eager to replace their sacrifice.

So, when the Court Wizard of Lendowyn, Elhared the Unwise, comes to him intending to hire someone to save Lendowyn’s princess from an evil dragon in return for riches, glory, and help with the bloodthirsty cultists problem, Frank is rightfully suspicious. Frank is also not in a position to refuse.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Frank’s rescue fails—in an explosion of spectacularly misapplied magic. When the dust settles, all parties involved find themselves body-swapped. Frank is left stranded in the Princess Lucille’s body, halfway across the kingdom. The understandably angry Princess Lucille finds herself inhabiting the body of the dragon. In order to set things right, they will have to team up and face down thugs, slavers, elvish bookies, knights in shining armor, an evil Queen, and the hordes of the Dark Lord Nâtalc.

This book will be released in mass market paperback on May 6, 2014.

Starting Bid: $5.

Bidding is now open; it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Two Books: 7 Seasons of Buffy & 5 Seasons of Angel

Seven Seasons of Buffy, ed. Glenn Yeffeth
Seven Seasons of Buffy, ed. Glenn Yeffeth
Five Seasons of Angel, ed. Glenn Yeffeth
Five Seasons of Angel, ed. Glenn Yeffeth

Two Unofficial & Completely Unauthorized Books about the cult-hit TV shows

Both trade paperbacks; both in excellent condition.

Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Television Show (ed. Glenn Yeffeth; BenBella Books 2003).

Five Season of Angel: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Vampire (ed. Glenn Yeffeth; BenBella Books 2004).

These two anthologies contain essays by: Peter S. Beagle, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jennifer Crusie, Laura Ann Gillman, Nancy Holder, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Charlaine Harris, Sarah Zettel, Justine Larbalestier, David Brin, Scott Westerfeld, and many more!

Starting Bid: $5

Notes: US shipping only, via media mail, $3.50. (International bidders please inquire about rates before bidding.)

Bidding is now open; it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Two Ghostly Anthologies

Phantoms of the Night
Phantoms of the Night, ed. Richard Gilliam & Martin H. Greenberg
Christmas Ghosts
Christmas Ghosts, ed. Mike Resnick & Martin H. Greenberg

Two Supernatural Anthologies

Phantoms of the Night (ed. Richard Gilliam & Martin H. Greenberg; DAW Books 1996): “28 original chillers about specters both frightful and frightening.” Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good.

Christmas Ghosts (ed. Mike Resnick & Martin H. Greenberg; DAW Books 1993): “You will be visited by the spirits of Christmas in 27 tales.” Mass market paperback. Condition: Good.

These ghost stories include tales by: Maureen F. McHugh, Michelle Sagara, Frank M. Robinson, David Gerrold, Kathe Koja, Judith Tarr, John Helfers, and many more!

 

Starting Bid: $3

Notes: US shipping only, via media mail, $3.50. (International bidders please inquire about rates before bidding: LaResnick@sff.net)

Bidding is now open; it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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The Comedy Three-Pack

Three SF/F Short Fiction Humor Anthologies

Alien Pregnant By Elvis! (ed. Esther M. Friesner; DAW Books 1994): “36 imagination-grabbing tales that could have come straight out of the supermarket tabloid headlines.” Mass market paperback. Condition: Good.

Betcha Can’t Read Just One (ed. Alan Dean Foster; Ace Books 1993): “Feast on the funniest, strangest tales of fantasy ever cooked up by today’s top storytellers.” Mass market paperback. Condition: Good.

This Is My Funniest (ed. Mike Resnick; BenBella Books 2006): “Leading science fiction writers present their funniest stories ever.” Trade paperback. Condition: Very good.

These anthologies include stories by: Robert Sheckley, Connie Willis, Harry Turtledove, Joe Haldeman, Mike Resnick, Walter Jon Williams, David Brin, Nancy Kress, Gardner Dozois, Jack McDevitt, Michael Swanwick, Jane Yolen, Robert Silverberg, David Gerrold, R.A. Lafferty, George Alec Effinger, Esther Friesner, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Allen Steele, Dennis McKiernan, David Drake, Dean Wesley Smith, Laura Resnick, and many more!

Alien Pregnant by Elvis!
Alien Pregnant by Elvis!, ed. Esther M. Friesner
Betcha Can't Read Just One
Betcha Can’t Read Just One, ed. Alan Dean Foster
This Is My Funniest
This Is My Funniest, ed. Mike Resnick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting Bid: $3

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Bidding is now open; it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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The Five-Pack Fantastic!

Five SF/F Anthologies from the long-running “Fantastic” short fiction series edited by the legendary Martin H. Greenberg and published by DAW Books

All mass market paperbacks.

Zodaic Fantastic (ed. Martin H. Greenberg & A. R. Morlan; DAW Books 1997): “14 celestial tales of those whose lives are ruled by the stars, and the living embodiments of the signs themselves.” Condition: Good.

Horse Fantastic (ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Rosalind M. Greenberg; DAW Books 1991): “Let them carry you off to adventure and enchantment as they race, swift as the wine, to the magic lands…” Condition: Acceptable

Dragon Fantastic (ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Rosalind M. Greenberg; DAW Books 1992): “They are the rulers of all they survey, bringing terror and magic to the fantasy lands…” Condition: Good.

Pharaoh Fantastic (ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Brittiany A. Koren; DAW Books 2002): “15 original journeys to the legendary time of the Pharaohs–revealing the treasures gained and the trials faced by those destined to rule one of the mightiest empires of the ancient world.” Condition: Excellent.

Fate Fantastic (ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Daniel M. Hoyt; DAW Books 2007): “16 stories about confronting, accepting, denying, or escaping the workings of fate.” Condition: Excellent.

These anthologies include stories by: Julie C. Czerneda, Mike Resnick, Sarah A. Hoyt, Alan Dean Foster, Esther M. Friesner, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Jay Lake, Tanya Huff, Rosemary Edghill, Laura Resnick, Dennis L. McKiernan, Jennifer Roberson, Mercedes Lackey, Elizabeth Moon, Janny Wurts, Kate Elliott, and many more!

Horse Fantastic
Horse Fantastic, ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Rosalind M. Greenberg
Dragon Fantastic
Dragon Fantastic, ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Rosalind M. Greenberg
Pharaoh Fantastic
Pharaoh Fantastic, ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Brittiany A. Korean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zodiac Fantastic
Zodiac Fantastic, ed. Martin H. Greenberg & A. R. Morlan
Fate Fantastic
Fate Fantastic, ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Daniel M. Hoyt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting Bid: $5

Notes: US shipping only, via media mail, $3.50. (International bidders please query for rate before bidding: LaResnick@sff.net)

Bidding is now open; it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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ARC of Touch by Michelle Sagara

book cover Item Name & Description: an advance reading copy of Touch by Michelle Sagara, donated by DAW Books.

This is the second book in the Queen of the Dead series; Kirkus noted that the first, Silence, had “[a]n interesting and original premise,” and RT Book Reviews said that there was “a haunting beauty to this story of love, loss and a teenager’s determination to do the right thing.” Find out more at the author’s site. This book was released in hardcover in January 2014.

Starting Bid: $5.

Bidding is now open; it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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The SF Binary Gender Duo

Men Writing Science Fiction as Women
Men Writing Science Fiction as Women, ed. Mike Resnick
Women Writing Science Fiction as Men
Women Writing Science Fiction as Men, ed. Mike Resnick

Two SF Anthologies:

Men Writing Science Fiction As Women (ed. Mike Resnick; DAW Books 2003): “19 tales by talented men who have taken up the challenge of envisioning the future as women would see it.” Mass market paperback. Condition: Excellent.

Women Writing Science Fiction As Men (ed. Mike Resnick; DAW Books 2003): “16 tales by talented women who have taken up the challenge of envisioning the future as men would see it.” Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good.

These anthologies include stories by: Robert J. Sawyer, Stephen Leigh, Tobias S. Buckell, Jack Dann, David Gerrold, Nich DiChario, Frank M. Robinson, Dean Wesley Smith, M. Shayne Beklk, Scott Edelman, Jennifer Roberson, Mercedes Lackey, Janis Ian, Kay Kenyon, Laura Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and many more!

Starting Bid: $3

Notes: US shipping only, via media mail, $3.50. (International bidders please inquire before bidding: LaResnick@sff.net)

Bidding is now open; it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Five Alternate World Anthologies — AUTOGRAPHED!

Five Alternate World Anthologies, all autographed by (ed.) Mike Resnick

Alternate Presidents (ed. Mike Resnick; Tor Books, 1992): “From Benjamin Frankoink to Michael Dukakis–200 years of alternate presidents.” Mass market paperback. Condition: Good

Alternate Kennedys (ed. Mike Resnick, Tor Books, 1992): “Ask not who the Kennedys are. Ask who they might have been…” Mass market paperback. Condition: Good.

Alternate Outlaws (ed. Mike Resnick, Tor Books, 1994): “Wanted: Dead or Alive… or Imaginary!” Mass market paperback. Condition: Good

Alternate Warriors (ed. Mike Resnick; Tor Books, 1993): “This time they’re not turning the other cheek.” Mass market paperback. Condition: Good.

Alternate Tyrants (ed. Mike Resnick; Tor Books, 1997): “Differing destinies for deviant despots.” (Includes 1996 Hugo winner for Best Short Story.) Trade paperback. Condition: Good

These anthologies include stories by: Kathe Koja, Frank M. Robinson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Nicholas A. DiChario, David Gerrold, Esther Friesner, Mercedes Lackey, Judith Tarr, Michelle Sagara, Allen Steele, Maureen F. McHugh, George Alec Effinger, Katharine Kerr, Walter Jon Williams, Laura Resnick, Janni Lee Simner, Dean Wesley Smith, Robert Sheckley, Pat Cadigan, Nancy Kress, Jane Yolen, and many more!

Starting Bid: $7

Notes:US shipping only, via media mail, $3.50. (International bidders, please inquire first about shipping rate and then bid only if you’re prepared to pay it. Contact: LaResnick@sff.net )

Bidding is now open; it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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