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A Complete Set of Five Bordertown Anthologies

Item Name & Description: Terri Windling and Deb Manning are offfering a complete set of the five anthologies in the Bordertown Series (YA Urban Fantasy), including three rare out-of-print volumes. The Borderland Series, created by Terri, was one of the pioneering works of Urban Fantasy back in the 1980s, recently updated with a new volume, Welcome to Bordertown, edited by Holly Black & Ellen Kushner (2011).

Here’s what the set includes:

* 1 paperback copy of Borderland (2nd edition, Tor Books, 1992, now out of print). This is a new (not used) copy of the book, but it’s been in storage for many years–it’s not pristine, but it’s in good condition.

* 1 paperback copy of Bordertown (2nd edition, Tor Books, 1996, now out of print). This, too, is new but has been in storage, and is in reasonably good condition.

* 1 paperback copy of Life on the Border (1st edition, Tor Books, 1991, now out of print). This is a used copy of this rare book, with a cracked spine. (It was Terri’s personal copy, and got a lot of use over the years!)

* 1 trade paperback copy of The Essential Bordertown (1st paperback edition, Tor Books, 1998). This is a new copy from storage, in good condition.

* 1 trade paperback copy of Welcome to Bordertown (1st paperback edition, Random House, 2012). This is a new book (one of Terri’s author copies), in very good condition.

Click to enlarge.A Complete Set of Five Bordertown Anthologies

“Truthful, realistic, and diverse… More progressive, complicated and adult than many other YA books, and that’s a good thing… Characters deal with everything, from racial tensions (which applies to human constructions of race as well as to fights between elves and humans) to discovering their sexuality to homelessness.This is fantasy for readers who are sick of Eurocentric dragon-and-princess stories. This is fiction for those who want to find characters who are more truthful, realistic and diverse than in mainstream YA.”  – TeenReads

“Bordertown is one of the most important places where Urban Fantasy began.”  – Neil Gaiman

Starting Bid: $25.

Notes: The first four books will be coming from storage in Arizona, and Deb will send them out to the winner. Welcome to Bordertown will be coming from Terri’s studio in Devon, England, and she can personallt inscribe it to the winner (or to whomever) upon request. We’re willing to ship these anywhere.

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

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ARC of Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

book cover Item Name & Description: ARC of Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (forthcoming March 19, 2013).

Publishers Weekly says that “Fans of steampunk and Austen-inspired fantasies of manners will be completely enraptured by these stories.”

Table of Contents:

  • “The Fairy Enterprise” by Jeffrey Ford
  • “From the Catalogue of the Pavilion of the Uncanny and Marvelous, Scheduled for Premiere at the Great Exhibition (Before the Fire)” by Genevieve Valentine
  • “The Memory Book” by Maureen McHugh
  • “Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells” by Delia Sherman
  • “La Reine D’Enfer” by Kathe Koja
  • “Briar Rose” by Elizabeth Wein
  • “The Governess” by Elizabeth Bear
  • “Smithfield” by James P. Blaylock
  • “The Unwanted Women of Surrey” by Kaaron Warren
  • “Charged” by Leanna Renee Hieber
  • “Mr. Splitfoot” by Dale Bailey
  • “Phosperous” by Veronica Schanoes
  • “We Without Us Were Shadows” by Catherynne M. Valente
  • “The Vital Importance of the Superficial” by Ellen Kushner and Caroline Stevermer
  • “The Jewel in the Toad Queen’s Crown” by Jane Yolen
  • “A Few Twigs He Left Behind” by Gregory Maguire
  • “Their Monstrous Minds” by Tanith Lee
  • “Estella Saves the Village” by Theodora Goss

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: Donated by the publisher, Tor Books.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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