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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.

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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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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.

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

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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.

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

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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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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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Three Memory of Light backpacks (filled with cool stuff)

Item Name & Description: three Memory of Light backpacks (seen below), along with a selection of Tor books and Tor.com swag. These were previously available only through U.S.-only sweepstakes, so if you were unlucky before, or you’re outside the U.S., now’s your chance.

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Starting Bid: $5. Three available; top three consecutive bids win (edited for clarity 2013-02-23).

Notes: Donated by Tor.com.

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

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A Taste of Philadelphia

Philadelphia Care Package:

A box of goodies all made in Philadelphia or the metro area. Will include, at minimum, chocolate and other candies, handmade soap by Terralyn from Reading Terminal Market, and beeswax candles. Higher bids will result in More Stuff. [Winner will need to let me know ahead of shipping if they have allergies or dietary restrictions.]

Starting Bid: $25

Notes: Can ship to the United States only. Will ship USPS by March 5, 2013.

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

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complete set of Fullmetal Alchemist DVDs

Item Name & Description: A complete set of Fullmetal Alchemist DVDs. Please note, this is the 2003-2004 series and movie, which diverges from the manga about halfway through; it is not the more recent anime that closely follows the manga.

Included are all 13 DVDs, plus the movie, with their original inserts, in excellent condition.

Click to enlarge; stacking toys not included.

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Cover and interior pictures behind the Read more link.

Starting Bid: $5.

Notes: will ship anywhere (I don’t know if these are region-encoded, so please be sure you can deal with that if they are), but will ask for an additional donation to ship outside North America, so please inquire.

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Earthseed and Farseed by Pamela Sargent

book coverItem Name & Description: Earthseed and Farseed by Pamela Sargent (trade paperbacks).

These are books 1 and 2 of the (completed) Seed Trilogy, in which, over a century earlier, the people of a dying Earth launched a ship to find a habitable world for the children the ship creates from its genetic banks. In Earthseed, the teenagers who have been raised by Ship face the challenge of surviving on their own; Farseed takes place twenty years later.

Earthseed was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; in a starred review, Booklist called it “A melding of the psychological and the high adventure story” and a “gripping, emotion-evoking narrative.” Farseed was a VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Selection.

book coverStarting Bid: $10.

Notes: Donated by the publisher, Tor Books.

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

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