Thirteen Aubrey-Maturin books by Patrick O’Brian

Item Name and Description: All are US editions. All have been read and the trade paperbacks have a little wear.

  • Master and Commander. Trade.
  • Post Captain. Trade.
  • H.M.S. Surprise. Trade.
  • The Mauritius Command. Trade.
  • Desolation Island. Trade.
  • Treason’s Harbour. Trade.
  • The Reverse of the Medal. Trade.
  • The Thirteen Gun Salute. Trade.
  • The Wine-Dark Sea. Hardcover.
  • The Commodore. Hardcover.
  • The Yellow Admiral. Hardcover.
  • The Hundred Days. Hardcover.
  • Blue at the Mizzen. Hardcover. This has a mylar jacket cover, and was apparently was a review copy as it has promotional material laid in.

Starting Bid: 80.00

Shipping: United States only (shipping this elsewhere would cost a small fortune)

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Books by Butler, Okorafor, McHugh, and Brackett

Item Name and Description: Four books:

  • Dawn by Octavia Butler. This is a first edition hardcover. It has a little jacket wear.
  • The Shadow Speaker by Nnedi Okorafor(-Mbachu). Also a first edition hardcover. This is in excellent condition but does have a remainder mark on one edge. It has been read.
  • Mothers and Other Monsters by Maureen F. McHugh. First edition trade. It has been read but is in excellent shape.
  • The Halfling and Other Stories by Leigh Brackett. Mass-market paperback, has a fair amount of wear but is intact.

Starting Bid: 25.00

Shipping: United States only (shipping this elsewhere would cost a small fortune)

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Jeffrey Ford’s The Well-Built City trilogy

Item Name and Description: Ford made his reputation with short stories and these, his second, third, and fourth-published books. They are all first editions.

  • The Physiognomy. It has a little cover wear.
  • Memoranda. The page edges show some discoloration from age; Avon’s paper was not all it might have been.
  • The Beyond. The jacket has some rubbing.

Starting Bid: 15.00

Shipping: United States only (shipping this elsewhere would cost a small fortune)

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Circlet Press Erotic Science Fiction Ebook Goody Bag

Form 4 Entry 134 Fileupload 1Item Name and Description: Your choice of a baker’s dozen (13) of erotic science fiction and fantasy ebooks. You can either choose the titles from our website at Circlet.com or pick some and let us fill in the rest based on your guidelines of what forms of sexuality and what forms of sf/f you enjoy! Gay, lesbian, bi, poly, trans, BDSM, elves, cyberpunk, steampunk, space opera, paranormal, dystopia–you name it, we probably have something you’ll enjoy. We’re the publishers of Mary Anne Mohanraj’s THE STARS CHANGE, books like BEST BISEXUAL SHORT STORIES, the award-winning romances of Elizabeth Schechter like THE HOUSE OF SABLE LOCKS and PRINCES OF AIR, and Peggy Barnett’s tale of alien abduction LIPS LIKE ICE.

Starting Bid: $10

Shipping: not applicable

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Cecilia Tan’s Complete Magic University Series

Form 4 Entry 133 Fileupload 1Item Name and Description: All five paperbacks of the Magic University series plus autographed bookplates! A very “adult” fantasy series riffing on the “magic school” theme. Let’s put it this way: our hero arrives at Harvard and discovers he’s magical. By book 2 he’s declaring his major in sex magic. In order to be accepted into the department, he has to pass a bisexuality prerequisite. Angst, world-shattering magical power, and a quest for true love, just like one’s university years should be.

Starting Bid: $25

Shipping: $14 shipping within the US or Canada, elsewhere we’d have to negotiate the cost

Bidding opens on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (time zone conversions). It will close on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).

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“Lost Steersman” handmade journal by Rosemary Kirstein

Form 4 Entry 132 Fileupload 1Item Name and Description: The paper inside this blank journal is handmade by me, from recycled printouts of the original manuscript for The Lost Steersman. There are random words from the book visible embedded within the paper, as decorative inclusions. The paper has a rough surface and deckle edge.

The journal measures 6.5 x 4.75 inches (16.51 x 12.06cm) and has a marble-paper cover, bark-paper end papers, and an old silk ribbon tie-closure with a gold-trimmed snail shell charm.

The paper does not work well with ball-point pen, but is good with ink, felt-tip, and colored pencils. I provide one loose sheet, so you can test your media.

Also included: a copy of the paperback version of The Lost Steersman.

Starting Bid: $20

Form 4 Entry 132 Fileupload 2Shipping: I will ship anywhere in the world.

Other Notes: Please Note: for destinations south of the equator, I will use the least expensive shipping method available, which might take several weeks in transit.

 

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Harper Voyager Nova-the-Sloth bag filled with ARCs

Item Name and Description: one of two Nova-the-Sloth tote bags donated by Harper Voyager, each containing a Nova pin and advance galley copies of:

Starting Bid: $20. Two available, top two bids win; consecutive bids must still increase.

Shipping: within the United States.

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Fantasy Package #2 from Saga Press

Item Name and Description: a package of first edition fantasy novels donated by Saga Press, consisting of:

Starting Bid: $15

Shipping: within the United States, once all books are released.
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Fantasy Package #1 from Saga Press

Item Name and Description: a package of first edition fantasy novels donated by Saga Press, consisting of:

Starting Bid: $20

Shipping: within the United States, once all books are released.

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Science Fiction Package from Saga Press

Item Name and Description: a package of first edition science fiction novels donated by Saga Press, consisting of:

Starting Bid: $25.

Shipping: within the United States, once all books are released.

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