Category: 2013 Auction

Box of Small Beer Press books featuring three translations

Trafalgar coverItem Name & Description: A box of Small Beer Press books featuring three translations—including Angélica Gorodischer’s Trafalgar (trans. by Amalia Gladhart) which just came out this month.

All links to the publisher’s site:

  1. Poppy Z. Brite, Second Line
  2. Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud, A Life on Paper: Stories (hardcover, trans. by Edward Gauvin)
  3. Kelley Eskridge, Solitaire
  4. Karen Joy Fowler, What I Didn’t See and Other Stories (hardcover)
  5. Angélica Gorodischer, Trafalgar (paperback, trans. by Amalia Gladhart)
  6. Julia Holmes, Meeks (paperback)
  7. Eduardo Jimenez Mayo & Chris N. Brown, Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic (paperback)
  8. Laurie Marks, Water Logic (paperback)
  9. Benjamin Parzybok, Couch (paperback)

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Starting Bid: $25.

Notes: Shipping in the US is free. For international shipping, you must donate to Con or Bust an additional $50 (Canada) or $75 (elsewhere). (This appears to be the actual cost of shipping outside the US.) Shipping will be within a few days of auction close.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


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GARBAGELAND by Todd Wheeler

Item Name & Description: Trade paperback edition signed by the author.

Starting Bid: $10

About Garbageland: Steve Quiroga is a teacher living in the suburbs of Los Angeles. When Steve loses his deferment from mandatory civil service, he is assigned to the largest landfill on earth. In Kansas.

Tamora Maddox is Director of the landfill known as Garbageland. Fueled by coffee and ambition, she has to handle belligerent unions, Congressional inquiries, and dangerous cargos. But something more sinister is afoot and she suspects her boss is involved.

Facing double crossing ex-lovers, secret agents, and exploding airships, they manage to avoid disaster and stay true to what they believe in most.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


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Galaxy Quest Vox Communicator & Ion Nebulizer

Item Name & Description: Officially-Licensed Galaxy Quest Vox Communicator & Ion Nebulizer

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Starting Bid: $20

Notes: Calling all Questerians! After years of attending Galaxy Quest conventions (who can forget Questeria 2004? Best ever!), I finally managed to score this amazing Galaxy Quest officially-licensed Ion Nebulizer and Vox Communicator! (Someone said it looks like Cmdr. Taggart’s Nebulizer from the first season, but it might actually be a Dr. Lazarus or Lt. Madison issue – you never see that grip on Taggart’s!) The bad news: the box has been slightly sneezed on by a rock monster, so there’s some mild shelf damage to the bottom and front of the box. (The photo above is the official Pegasus product photo.) The good news: the box is unopened and the items are mint, so if you’ve been hoping to add the finishing touch to your cosplay, or possibly communicate through time and space with NSEA officials trying to save several worlds at once, you are still golden! Fellow Questerians, here’s your chance to support a great cause and show your love for the best TV show EVER at the same time! By Grabthar’s Hammer, by the sons of Warvan, you should totally bid on this.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


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The Salon by Nick Bertozzi

book cover Item Name & Description: The Salon by Nick Bertozzi (trade paperback).

Here’s the description of this out-of-print graphic novel:

In 1907 Paris, when someone starts tearing the heads off avant-garde painters, Gertrude Stein and her brother, Leo, realize that they might be next on the killer’s list. Enlisting the help of their closest friends and colleagues, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Erik Satie, Alice B. Toklas, and Guillaume Apollinaire, they set out to put a stop to the ghastly murders. Filled with danger, art history, and daring escapes, this is a wildly ingenious murder-mystery ride through the origins of modern art.

Publisher Weekly says it “has a brilliant, daffy premise executed with wit and flair.”

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.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


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Some New Kind of Slaughter by A. David Lewis and Marvin Mann

book coverItem Name & Description: Some New Kind of Slaughter by A. David Lewis and Marvin Mann (hardcover).

Ay-leen the Peacemaker says that it tackles the archetypal tale of the Flood, as seen through different world mythologies, “with a cast of heroic characters and . . . breathtaking artwork.” Publishers Weekly calls it “powerful and gorgeous.”

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.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


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Heart Transplant by Andrew Vachss and Frank Caruso

book cover Item Name & Description: Heart Transplant by Andrew Vachss and Frank Caruso (hardcover).

Ay-leen the Peacemaker says that this graphic novel “tells a story about teenage bullying and redemption that feels like it draws straight from the headlines”; its format “offers a unique reading experience that presents a way for teenagers and adults alike to address the subject in a nuanced and insightful way.”

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.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


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The Color of Earth trilogy by Kim Dong Hwa

Item Name & Description: The Color of Earth, The Color of Water, The Color of Heaven by Kim Dong Hwa (trade paperbacks).

Ay-leen the Peacemaker calls the trilogy “a gorgeous set of books about a young girl’s coming of age in a rural village by one of Korea’s most acclaimed manhwa artists.” In a starred review of the first, Publishers Weekly said the book “is a work of great humanity that sucks the reader in.”

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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.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


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The Wood-Gnome Book

Item Name & Description: This is an original hand-bound blank book, one of a kind. The design is inspired by characters and events in the Steerswoman Series.

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The interior paper is handmade by me, from recycled materials.

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Although I treated the paper surface for writing and drawing, it’s very rough-textured and quirky. Works well with fountain pen and illustration pens, if you don’t mind a bumpy ride. Colored pencil uses the texture to good advantage. I have not tested for watercolor.

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I include extra loose scraps of the same paper, for you to test your inks, pens, watercolors or pencils.

The cover is textured art paper, trimmed with frayed silk ribbon and carved wooden beads. Endpapers are papyrus.

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Book size is 4.5 inches x 6 inches (11.43 cm x 15.24 cm)

I include with this book: a sheet of the same handmade paper, printed with a brief tale explaining why this is called the Wood-Gnome Book; and a copy of the British edition of The Steerswoman, in which we first meet the wood-gnomes.

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Starting bid: $25

Note: I will ship anywhere in the world. North America gets Priority Mail; other international will be via first class mail, which will take somewhat longer.

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Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


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Red Plenty by Francis Spufford

book cover Item Name & Description: Red Plenty by Francis Spufford (U.S. trade paperback).

Patrick Nielsen Hayden describes it as:

simply the most interesting non-fiction book I’ve read in years. It’s told in novelistic form, and it is the story of the generations of Soviet citizens — economists, planners, scientists — who believed, actually believed, in the idea that if they planned the USSR’s economy well enough, and got the math right enough, the horn-of-plenty would burst open and shower wealth upon the land. It’s absolutely riveting. . . . RED PLENTY delivers more pure science-fictional amazement than a dozen typical genre books. You can quote me on that.

Learn more or read an excerpt at the author’s site, or read a longer review by Jo Walton.

Starting Bid: $5.

Notes: Donated by Patrick Nielsen Hayden. Ships anywhere.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


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