Starters and Enders, YA series, signed to you

Item Name & Description: Signed and inscribed to you, a paperback copy of STARTERS, a YA science fiction thriller published by Random House Children’s Books, Delacorte, and the sequel, ENDERS, in hardcover, first printing, first edition (Starters is in the 8th printing).

Desperate teens rent out their bodies to seniors, so they can enjoy being young again temporarily. Ages 12 and up.

Starters and Enders, YA series signed to you
Starters and Enders, YA series signed to you
Starters and Enders, a YA series signed to you
Starters and Enders, a YA series signed to you

An international bestseller published in over 30 countries, winner of several awards, Best of Lists (B&N, Chicago Library, LA Library, YALSA Quick Pick, IRA, state reading lists). Dean Koontz said “Starters is a smart, swift, inventive, altogether gripping story.”

Signed bookmarks, two buttons (limited) and a cover postcard with a personal note to you will be included. This paperback includes an exclusive short story, “Portrait of a Spore,” that is not in the original hardcover.

Starting Bid: $20

Notes: US only. Other countries can bid, but we reserve the right to determine the winner and/or alter the prize after consultation.

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

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An uncorrected proof of Benjamin Parzybok’s Sept. 2014 novel Sherwood Nation

Item Name & Description: In drought-stricken Portland, Oregon, a Robin Hood-esque water thief is caught on camera redistributing an illegal truckload of water to those in need. Nicknamed Maid Marian—real name: Renee, a 20-something barista and eternal part-time college student—she is an instant folk hero. Renee rides her swelling popularity and the public’s disgust at how the city has abandoned its people, raises an army . . . and secedes a quarter of the city.

Even as Maid Marian and her compatriots build their community one neighbor at a time, they are making powerful enemies amongst the city government and the National Guard. Sherwood is an idealistic dream too soon caught in a brutal fight for survival.

Sherwood Nation is the story of the rise and fall of a micronation within a city. It is a love story, a war story, a grand social experiment, a treatise on hacking and remaking government, on freedom and necessity, on individualism and community.

And, it is not out until September!

Benjamin Parzybok is the author of the novel Couch and has been the creator/co-creator of many other projects, includingGumball Poetry, The Black Magic Insurance Agency (city-wide, one night alternate reality game), and Project Hamad. He lives in Portland with the artist Laura Moulton and their two kids.

[Admin edit: in comments, the author offers to send the winner “the winner a lovely postcard, probably with a drawing or two, that may be used as the book’s bookmark.”]

Starting Bid: $5

Notes: US/Canada only

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

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