Dune: Chronicles of the Imperium Limited Edition

Item Name & Description: Dune: Chronicles of the Imperium roleplaying game core rulebook.
This is the limited edition release (which ended up being the only release) of the Dune roleplaying game developed by Last Unicorn Games and published by Wizards of the Coast after their acquisition of LUG.

Dune RPG rulebook
Dune RPG rulebook

Starting Bid: $75

Notes: no shipping restrictions

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Saga Press launch list signed first editions

Item Name & Description: A signed first edition set of all four of Saga Press’s launch titles. Includes

  • The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
  • Persona by Genevieve Valentine
  • City of Savages by Lee Kelly
  • The Darkside War by Zachary Brown.

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Starting Bid: $25

Notes: Will ship anywhere.

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Memoirs of Lady Trent, #1-3, by Marie Brennan

Item Name & Description: signed UK trade paperbacks of the first three Memoirs of Lady Trent, A Natural History of Dragons, The Tropic of Serpents, and Voyage of the Basilisk

Starting Bid: $30

Notes: no shipping restrictions.

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Misty: The Proud Cloud Signed Children’s Book

Item Name & Description: A hardcover copy of Misty: The Proud Cloud. Signed by both author Hugh Howey and illustrator Nidhi Chanani.

This is the first children’s book from best-selling science fiction writer Hugh Howey.


Starting Bid: $15

Notes: Will ship USPS first class in USA only.

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The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison (signed hardcover)

book coverItem Name & Description: a hardcover of The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison, donated and signed by the author.

This standalone fantasy novel has been nominated for the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novel.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: Ships anywhere. Personalization is available.

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Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold (signed hardcover)

Item Name & Description: a hardcover of Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold, donated and signed by the author.

This is the second book of the Chalion series and won the Hugo Award for Best Novel, the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, and the Nebula Award for Best Novel.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: Ships anywhere. Personalization is available.

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The Lost Steersman, by Rosemary Kirstein, with small handmade blank journal

Item Name & Description: The Lost Steersman, Volume 3 of the Steerswoman Series, with accompanying handmade journal.

While I was writing The Lost Steersman I was also experimenting with paper-making and I recycled printed drafts of the book into handmade paper. I intentionally left fragments of text visible in the finished pages, as random decorative inclusions.

There are twenty pages to this little (4.5″ by 6″) book. The paper is rough, and works well with colored pencil, fountain pen, felt-tip pen (NOT ballpoint). I include two loose pages for you to experiment with.

Cover is marble paper, end-papers are bark paper. Silk ribbon tie closure, with gold-edged little snail shell.

Starting Bid: $15

Notes: I will ship anywhere in the world (however for destinations in the Southern Hemisphere I’ll use the least expensive shipping method, and it might take months for the item to reach you). Signing available on request.

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The Lost Steersman by Rosemary Kirstein

Item Name & Description: The Lost Steersman by Rosemary Kirstein, trade paperback. Volume 3 of the Steerswoman Series

“An original and fascinating take on the tensions between science and belief, observation and expectaion, courage and fear. Highly recommended.” — Suzy McKee Charnas, author of Motherlines and Walk to the End of the World

“Kirstein’s striking portrait of an innovative woman who is scientist, judge, historian, and adventurer makes for a good, thought-provoking read.” — Publisher’s Weekly

Starting Bid: $10

Notes: I will ship anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere. Signing available on request.

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The Steerswoman by Rosemary Kirstein, mass market paperback, including map on handmade paper

Item Name & Description: The Steerswoman, mass market paperback, including a map, printed on paper that I made by hand.

If you ask, she must answer. A steerswoman’s knowledge is shared with any who request it; no steerswoman may refuse a question, and no steerswoman may answer with anything but the truth. And if she asks, you must answer. It is the other side of tradition’s contract — and if you refuse
the question, or lie, no steerswoman will ever again answer even your most casual question. And so, the steerswomen — always seeking, always investigating — have gathered more and more knowledge about the world they traveled, and they share that knowledge freely. Until the day that the steerswoman Rowan begins asking innocent questions about one small, lovely, inexplicable object… Her discoveries grow stranger and deeper, and more dangerous, until suddenly she finds she must flee or fight for her life. Or worse — lie. Because one kind of knowledge has always been denied the the steerswomen: Magic.

“Kirstein’s striking portrait of an innovative woman who is scientist, judge, historian, and adventurer makes for a good, thought-provoking read.” — Publisher’s Weekly

“If you haven’t read Kirstein’s Steerswoman books I envy you the chance to read them now for the first time…. I think they have a very good claim to be my favorite thing still being written.” — Jo Walton, Hugo and Nebula Awards winner, author of Among Others and Farthing.

Starting Bid: $10

Notes: I’ll ship anywhere in North America, Europe and Asia. Signing available on request.

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The Steerswoman, by Rosemary Kirstein


Item Name & Description:
The Steerswoman, mass market paperback, British edition.

If you ask, she must answer. A steerswoman’s knowledge is shared with any who request it; no steerswoman may refuse a question, and no steerswoman may answer with anything but the truth. And if she asks, you must answer. It is the other side of tradition’s contract — and if you refuse the question, or lie, no steerswoman will ever again answer even your most casual question. And so, the steerswomen — always seeking, always investigating — have gathered more and more knowledge about the world they traveled, and they share that knowledge freely. Until the day that the steerswoman Rowan begins asking innocent questions about one small, lovely, inexplicable object… Her discoveries grow stranger and deeper, and more dangerous, until suddenly she finds she must flee or fight for her life. Or worse — lie. Because one kind of knowledge has always been denied the steerswomen: Magic.

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“If you like science, and if you like watching someone work out mysteries, and if you like detailed weird alien worlds and human cultures, if really good prose appeals… you’re really in luck.” —- Jo Walton, Hugo and Nebula Awards winner, author of Among Others and My Real Children.

 

“[Kirstein] walks the tightrope between fantasy and science fiction with precision and grace… [her] compassion for even minor characters is evident on every page, and her prose is measured and alluring without being overworked.” — Damien Broderick & Paul Di Filippo, in Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels 1985-2010

Starting Bid: $7

Notes: I will ship anywhere north of the equator. Signing available on request.

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