Archive for February, 2014

Unnatural Creatures

Item Name & Description:

Unnatural Creatures, by Sarah Monette

Limited edition chapbook of four Kyle Murchison Booth stories: “The Replacement,” “The World Without Sleep,” “White Charles,” and “The Yellow Dressing Gown.” These stories do not appear in The Bone Key. This chapbook, published in 2011, was limited to 169 copies, of which this is the absolute last available one. It is signed and hand-numbered (#80) by the author, and can be personalized if the winning bidder so desires.

Starting Bid: $10

Notes: I will ship anywhere in the world.

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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The Goblin Emperor

Item Name & Description:

The Goblin Emperor, by Katherine Addison (Sarah Monette)

Signed copy of The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison (who is the penname of Sarah Monette). The novel comes out April 1st; I will receive my author’s copies sometime probably before that and will send a signed copy to the winning bidder as soon as is humanly feasible. I will also personalize the book if so desired.

For more information about The Goblin Emperor please visit Katherine’s website.

Starting Bid: $10

Notes: I will ship anywhere in the world.

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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Paper Cities & Sybil’s Garage Nos. 1-7

The cover of PAPER CITIES
The cover of PAPER CITIES for Paper Cities & Sybil’s Garage Nos. 1-7
Item Name & Description: An ebook of the World Fantasy Award-Winning PAPER CITIES and ebooks of the speculative fiction magazine SYBIL’S GARAGE, issues 1-7.

PAPER CITIES Table of Contents:
http://www.sensesfive.com/publications/paper-cities/

Sybil's Garage No. 6 cover
Sybil’s Garage No. 6 cover for Paper Cities & Sybil’s Garage Nos. 1-7

SYBIL’S GARAGE info:
http://www.sensesfive.com/

Starting Bid: $25

Notes: Ships to anyone with an internet connection

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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Poem written for you by Jane Yolen

(Posted on behalf of Ms. Yolen. —Kate)

Item Name & Description: I can offer a poem written for (and about) a person of your choice in a fairy tale setting of your choice. Two copies of the poem will be printed as a broadside on special paper and signed by me. All I will need from the winner is a fairy tale (Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, what have you) and some facts about the person to be in the poem (name, physical stuff, background, likes, dislikes, etc). Poem and printed broadside will take about two weeks for delivery.

Biography: Jane Yolen is the author of over 350 books, many of them poetry. Her books, stories, and poems have won two Nebulas, a Caldecott, two Mythpoeic awards, two Christopher Medals, the Jewish Book Award, two Golden Kites, the Rhysling, a nomination for the Pushcart Prize and the National Book Award among many others. She is a World Fantasy Association Grand Master Award winner as well as a Science Fiction Poetry Association Grand Master. Six colleges and universities have given her honorary doctorates. Her award from the New England Science Fiction Assn set her good coat on fire!

Starting Bid: $20.

Notes: Will ship anywhere.

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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Reminders: Auction Items Wanted; Request Assistance Soon

Reminders:

First: Con or Bust’s annual online auction, which is the main way it raises funds to help fans of color/non-white fans attend SFF cons, begins taking bids February 10, 2014. There are some amazing things up for offer already, and more are on the way, but additional goods/services are very, very much still wanted! Learn more about submitting items for auction, or go straight to the submit an auction page: all you need is an email address. And if you’re not in a position to offer something, it would also be incredibly helpful if you’d spread the word!

Second: From February 15-25, Con or Bust will take requests for assistance from fans of color/non-white fans to attend all upcoming SFF cons. A list of cons for which specific assistance has been donated can be found at the Upcoming Cons page. In addition, memberships only to Potlatch, JOFcon, and JordanCon 6 are available immediately; see the Upcoming Cons page for more detail. Learn how to request assistance, or find out more about Con or Bust.

Table Topper/Wall Hanging Quilt

Table Topper/Wall Hanging Quilt: This is a scrap quilt and the finished size will be about 30 inches by 30 inches. The photo is of just the blocks; a border will be added and the back will be a neutral color/print.

ETA: an updated photo of the quilt (finished top now, with the borders):

Wall Hanging/ Table Topper Quilt
Wall Hanging/ Table Topper Quilt

Starting Bid: $20

Notes: I can ship anywhere in the world; if customs or VAT tax is applicable, recipient will be responsible.

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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Gift Edition of The Shining by Stephen King

The_Shining_by_Stephen_King_Final_Cover_200_283Item Name & Description: A Gift Edition of The Shining by Stephen King. This an illustrated hardcover in a custom slipcase, published by Subterranean Press. This edition retailed for $95 when it was available, but was limited to 1,500 copies and is now sold out.

Starting Bid: $25.

Notes: Donated by Subterranean Press; ships anywhere.

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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Fiction critique (up to 10,000 words)

Item Name & Description: Critique of up to 10,000 words of story. This can either be a single shorter work, or the first chunk of a novel. In the latter case, please note that I am not a novelist and do not claim particular expertise in novels, but I’m willing if you are.

I’m best with sf/f. You may want to inquire first about other genres. For instance, I am unlikely to be any good to you if you’re writing conventional romance. (There’s nothing wrong with romance, but I don’t read or write it, so.)

If you have particular areas of concern, I’m happy to discuss those with you.

My short story collection Conservation of Shadows came out in 2013; I’ve had stories in Tor.com, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Clarkesworld Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Examples of my work that you can read for free online: “Ghostweight” [Clarkesworld], “The Knight of Chains, the Deuce of Stars” [Lightspeed], “Effigy Nights” [Clarkesworld].

Starting Bid: $20.00

Notes: You’re welcome to cash in the critique at any point before April 1, 2014. I can read .doc or RTF files, and would rather work via email than physical manuscripts.

Edit: I’m also willing to discuss your story over Skype, assuming we can schedule a mutually agreeable time (I’m in Louisiana, so Central Time USAn) and you don’t mind talking to a disembodied voice (I don’t have a video camera).

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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Signed ARC set of A Natural History of Dragons and The Tropic of Serpents

Item Name & Description: Signed advance reader copies of A Natural History of Dragons and The Tropic of Serpents, the first two volumes in The Memoirs of Lady Trent

Starting Bid: $30

Notes: Personalized inscription on request

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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Two signed sets of Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series

Item Name & Description: Two signed sets of Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series (Feed, Deadline, Blackout)

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Each book in this series has been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel; find out more about the series at the author’s website. Orbit has donated two sets of mass-market paperbacks, each signed by the author.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: Top two bidders win (new bids must increase over the last bid). Shipping limited to the US and Canada (because of publishing rights). Because the books are being shipped by the publisher, personalization is not available.

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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