The Steerswoman by Rosemary Kirstein, mass market paperback, including map

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The Steerswoman, mass market paperback, British edition, with a map printed on parchment calligraphy paper.

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.

“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

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Beth Cato’s Call of Fire (signed galley)

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An advance reading copy of Call of Fire by Beth Cato (forthcoming, August 2017). This is the sequel to Breath of Earth (out now).

When an earthquake devastates San Francisco in an alternate 1906, the influx of geomantic energy nearly consumes Ingrid Carmichael. Bruised but alive, the young geomancer flees the city with her friends, Cy, Lee, and Fenris. She is desperate to escape Ambassador Blum, the cunning and dangerous bureaucrat who wants to use Ingrid’s formidable powers to help the Unified Pacific—the confederation of the United States and Japan—achieve world domination. To stop them, Ingrid must learn more about the god-like magic she inherited from her estranged father—the man who set off the quake that obliterated San Francisco.

When Lee and Fenris are kidnapped in Portland, Ingrid and Cy are forced to ally themselves with another Ambassador from the Unified Pacific: the powerful and mysterious Theodore Roosevelt. But even his influence may not be enough to save them when they reach Seattle, where the magnificent peak of Mount Rainier looms. Discovering more about herself and her abilities, Ingrid is all too aware that she may prove to be the fuse to light the long-dormant volcano . . . and a war that will sweep the world.

Starting Bid: $10

Shipping: U.S. only, please

Other Notes: Optional personalization available.

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Summer shawl

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The yarn for this shawl came from the very first Con-or-Bust auction – bids on a piece of paper in the lobby of the Wiscon hotel. It was time to destash it, so I knit most of it up into this shawl and here it is! It’s a cotton-rayon blend, but I don’t remember anything else about the fiber content as I lost the ball band quite a while ago.

Wingspan on it is about 80 inches, but it is lightweight and folds up pretty small.

Starting Bid: $20

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Tolkien Ensemble CDs

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Contains 2 Cds: An Evening in Rivendell and A Night in Rivendell. Poems by JRR Tolkien, music by Caspar Reiff and Peter Hall, interior art by HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.

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Novel Critique (by Yoon Ha Lee)

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I will critique a complete novel of up to 120,000 words via email (.doc preferred, but I can also read RTF).  I will honor this critique anytime through the end of 2017, and return the critique to you within 60 days after receiving the manuscript.

My short fiction has appeared in Tor.com, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Lightspeed, Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Uncanny Magazine, and other venues; my first novel, Ninefox Gambit, is a finalist for the Hugo and Nebula awards this year.

Starting Bid: $100

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Signed and ADORNED copy of Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

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One hardcover copy of Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor signed and “adorned”by the author. Please see images to see what adornment entails.

Starting Bid: $25.00

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Signed UK copy of Caraval by Stephanie Garber and promotional items

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One UK hardcover copy of Caraval by Stephanie Garber signed by the author. This copy has the imprint of a gown on the cover. Also included are temporary tattoos and a bookmark from the US edition. Only the book is signed. No other items are signed.

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Signed copy of Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo and promotional poster

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One hardcover copy of Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo signed by the author. Also included is a promotional poster of the characters from the novel. Poster is 12” x 36” and is two sided, with character drawings on one side and a map of Ravka on the other. POSTER IS NOT SIGNED!!!

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Signed copy of The Suicide Motor Club by Christopher Buehlman

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One hardcover copy of The Suicide Motor Club by Christopher Buehlman signed by the author

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Signed copy of MEG Nightstalkers by Steve Alten

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One Hardcover copy of MEG Nightstalkers, book 5 of the MEG series, signed by Steve Alten

Starting Bid: $10.00

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