Category: 2013 Auction

Cross-stitch bookmark

Iten Name & Description: Subversive cross-stitch bookmark, containing moderately offensive language (see behind the Read more for quote, picture).

Starting Bid: $7

Notes: Kit from Julie Jackson of Subversive Cross Stitch, stitching by yours truly.

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ARCs of Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey

book coverItem Name & Description: two ARCs of Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey (forthcoming, late March/early April 2013).

Description:

It is the Black Dawn, a time of environmental apocalypse, the earth wracked and dying.

It is the Bright Day, a time long generations hence, when a peace has descended across the world.

In each era, a child shall be chosen. Their task is to find a dark messiah known only as the Crowman. But is he our saviour – or the final incarnation of evil?

Stephen King has said, “Joseph D’Lacey rocks!” Alison Littlewood, author of A Cold Season, calls this book “A bold beginning to a new duology from the brilliant D’Lacey.”

Learn more at the publisher’s site.

Starting Bid: $5. Two ARCs available, top two consecutive bids win (edited for clarity 2013-02-23).

Notes: Donated by the publisher, Angry Robot Books.

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ARCs of The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke

book coverItem Name & Description: two collectable ARCs of The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Feb. 2013).

Description:

“Cat, this is Finn. He’s going to be your tutor.”

He looks and acts human, though he has no desire to be. He was programmed to assist his owners, and performs his duties to perfection. A billion-dollar construct, his primary task now is to tutor Cat. As she grows into a beautiful young woman, Finn is her guardian, her constant companion… and more.

But when the government grants rights to the ever-increasing robot population, however, Finn struggles to find his place in the world.

Following her acclaimed Young Adult debut for our sister imprint Strange Chemistry, The Assassin’s Curse, the very talented Cassandra Rose Clarke moves on to more adult themes, in a heartbreaking story of love, loss … and robots.

Learn more or read an excerpt at the publisher’s site.

Starting Bid: $5. Two ARCs available, top two consecutive bids win (edited for clarity 2013-02-23).

Notes: Donated by the publisher, Angry Robot Books.

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Assortment of BPAL perfumes (bottles)

Item Name & Description: Bottles of the following BPAL (Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab) perfumes: Akuma (General Catalogue, half-full, devoid of label); Atomic Luau Lounge: Screeching Parrot (half-full); Pumpkin Patch #3 (pumpkin and pomegranate; sadly I cannot remember the year and the label doesn’t say; full to label); Kunstkammer (full to label); The Green Apple of Venus (full to shoulder); Blackbear Moon (2012; full to shoulder); Halloween: Pomona (2012; full to shoulder); and Halloween: Suck It (2012; full to shoulder). You can usually find reviews and note lists at BPAL.org‘s Reviews forum. Note that a number of these were limited editions and are not currently available, so here’s your chance to try them out!

Starting Bid: $50.00.

Notes: USA only. Will ship using USPS Priority.

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Days Missing vol. 1, from Roddenberry Productions

Item Name & Description: Days Missing vol. 1, from Roddenberry Productions (hardcover). Written by Phil Hester, David Hine, Ian Edginton & Matz; illustrated by Frazer Young, Chris Burnham, Lee Moder & Hugo Petrus.

Ay-leen the Peacemaker says, “Created by Gene Roddenberry’s son, Days Missing is a time travel graphic novel that features beautiful artwork and a compelling story about the immortal Steward, who is granted the ability to turn back time one day after an event occurs, and his role in stopping the apocalypse several times throughout human history. Genre-bending, intelligent, and gripping work.” Booklist said, “Brought to vivid and colorful life by a selection of first-rate artists and writers, the Steward’s exploits constitute compelling entertainment with near-limitless story potential.” Learn more at the official site.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: Donated by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho). (If you’re reading this on or before February 19, check out Beyond Victoriana’s giveaways to celebrate its fourth anniversary!) Ships anywhere.

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A Family Secret by Eric Heuvel

book coverItem Name & Description: A Family Secret by Eric Heuvel (paperback).

Description:

While searching his grandmother’s attic for likely items to sell at a yard sale, Jeroen finds a photo album that brings back hard memories for his grandmother, Helena. Helena tells Jeroen for the first time about her experiences during the German occupation of the Netherlands during the Second World War, and mourns the loss of her Jewish best friend, Esther. Helena believes that her own father, a policeman and Nazi sympathizer, delivered Esther to the Nazis and that she died in a concentration camp. But after hearing her story, Jeroen makes a discovery and Helena realizes that her father kept an important secret from her.

Ay-leen the Peacemaker says “it was a strong blend of historical fact and documentation with clean drawing style and perfect for reluctant readers.” In a starred review, Booklist said that the secrets revealed “in all their complexity . . . stay with readers forever.”

Starting Bid: $5.

Notes: Donated by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho). (If you’re reading this on or before February 19, check out Beyond Victoriana’s giveaways to celebrate its fourth anniversary!) Ships anywhere.

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Titanium Rain vol. 1 by Josh Finney and Kat Rocha

book coverItem Name & Description: Titanium Rain vol. 1 by Josh Finney and Kat Rocha (hardcover).

Description:

In the year 2031, mankind’s survival instinct is put to the test when a civil war in China spirals into global conflict. Nations are destroyed. Millions are killed. And for many, like US Air Force pilot Alec Killian, survival will mean shedding some of his humanity in exchange for biotech and machine.

Learn more at the publisher’s site.

This hardcover collects the first four chapters of the series, along with over 50 pages of extras including two bonus stories.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: Donated by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho). (If you’re reading this on or before February 19, check out Beyond Victoriana’s giveaways to celebrate its fourth anniversary!) Ships anywhere.

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Dead Irons #1 by James Kuhoric. Jason Alexander, and Jae Lee

book coverItem Name & Description: Dead Irons #1 by James Kuhoric, Jason Alexander, and Jae Lee (hardcover).

This is the first volume in a completed series. Description:

Three bounty hunter siblings blaze a path of death and destruction across the old west. Traveling by moonlight they rip criminals screaming for mercy from their hiding places, but none is ever given. Each bounty is torn, broken, and bled dry before they are delivered dead and payment collected in gold – no silver. The Irons are the most feared bounty hunting killers in the west, but that fear isn’t based on them being the fastest with a pistol or rifle. It’s because they’re the Walking Dead.

View samples at the publisher’s site.

Starting Bid: $10. Two copies available, top two bidders win.

Notes: Donated by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho). (If you’re reading this on or before February 19, check out Beyond Victoriana’s giveaways to celebrate its fourth anniversary!) Ships anywhere.

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Samurai Elf vols. 1 and 2, by Miguel Guerra and Suzy Dias

book coverItem Name & Description: Samurai Elf vols. 1 and 2, by by Miguel Guerra and Suzy Dias (paperbacks).

Description:

A wild and original samurai fantasy epic rolled into an action adventure. Samurai Elf takes place in a world recuperating from a series of global wars. Civilization is now threatened by The Horde, a lethal army of hive-minded, cybernetic soldiers. The only thing standing in their way is an Elf named Ardan and his fellow Samurai friend, Keegan. The two team up and begin an epic journey of discovery as the world around them sways between hope and annihilation.

Ay-leen the Peacemaker says these graphic novels “are for fans of fantasies that are able to deliver action-paced storytelling with a cultural twist. Forget Tolkien — these elves are much, much cooler.” Learn more at the publisher’s website.

The first volume is out of print, and the second volume is getting hard to find.

book coverStarting Bid: $10.

Notes: Donated by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho). (If you’re reading this on or before February 19, check out Beyond Victoriana’s giveaways to celebrate its fourth anniversary!) Ships anywhere.

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Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, by Peter Kuper

book coverItem Name & Description: Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, by Peter Kuper (hardcover).

Publishers Weekly says of this illustrated adaptation, “Every thing and person . . . seems silhouetted and carved, an effect that meshes neatly with Kafka’s sense of nightmarish unreality.” Learn more or view samples at the publisher’s site (note: autoplays movie with sound).

This hardcover edition is out of print.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: Donated by Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho). (If you’re reading this on or before February 19, check out Beyond Victoriana’s giveaways to celebrate its fourth anniversary!) Ships anywhere.

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