ARC of My Real Children by Jo Walton

Item Name & Description: ARC of My Real Children by Jo Walton, donated by Tor Books.

My Real Children Cover
My Real Children Cover
My Real Children ARC
My Real Children ARC

Description:

It’s 2015, and Patricia Cowan is very old. “Confused today,” read the notes clipped to the end of her bed. She forgets things she should know—what year it is, major events in the lives of her children. But she remembers things that don’t seem possible. She remembers marrying Mark and having four children. And she remembers not marrying Mark and raising three children with Bee instead. She remembers the bomb that killed President Kennedy in 1963, and she remembers Kennedy in 1964, declining to run again after the nuclear exchange that took out Miami and Kiev.

Her childhood, her years at Oxford during the Second World War—those were solid things. But after that, did she marry Mark or not? Did her friends all call her Trish, or Pat? Had she been a housewife who escaped a terrible marriage after her children were grown, or a successful travel writer with homes in Britain and Italy? And the moon outside her window: does it host a benign research station, or a command post bristling with nuclear missiles?

Two lives, two worlds, two versions of modern history; each with their loves and losses, their sorrows and triumphs. My Real Children is the tale of both of Patricia Cowan’s lives…and of how every life means the entire world.​

This book will be released on May 20, 2014.

Starting Bid: $20.

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

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Signed copy of 21st Century Science Fiction

book coverItem Name & Description: A copy of 21st Century Science Fiction, signed by the editors, David Hartwell & Patrick Nielsen Hayden, donated by Tor Books (and/or the editors–to be updated later to give proper credit).

Twenty-First Century Science Fiction is an enormous anthology—close to 250,000 words—edited by two of the most prestigious and award-winning editors in the SF field and featuring recent stories from some of science fiction’s greatest up-and-coming authors.

David Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden have long been recognized as two of the most skilled and trusted arbiters of the field, but Twenty-First Century Science Fiction presents fans’ first opportunities to see what their considerable talents come up with together, and also to get a unique perspective on what’s comingnext in the science fiction field.

The anthology includes authors ranging from bestselling and established favorites to incandescent new talents including Paolo Bacigalupi, Cory Doctorow, Catherynne M. Valente, John Scalzi, Jo Walton, Charles Stross, Elizabeth Bear, and Peter Watts, and the stories selected include winners and nominees of all of the science fiction field’s major awards.

Starting Bid: $30.

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

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Among Others

Item Name & Description: A signed first edition (but not first impression) US hardcover of my Hugo and Nebula Award winning novel Among Others.

Starting Bid: $10

Notes: (Update: donated and shipped by the author, so personalization is available. —Kate)

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Tooth and Claw

Item Name & Description: A signed first edition hardcover author copy of my World Fantasy Award winning novel Tooth and Claw.

Starting Bid: $10

Notes: (Update: donated and shipped by the author, so personalization is available. —Kate)

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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What Makes This Book So Great

Item Name & Description: A signed first edition US hardback of my newly released collection of Tor.com posts, What Makes This Book So Great

Starting Bid: $10

Notes: (Update: donated and shipped by the author, so personalization is available. —Kate)

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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