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The Hollows Insider by Kim Harrison (signed)

book cover Item Name & Description: Four signed hardcovers of The Hollows Insider by Kim Harrison.

This is a guide to the world of Harrison’s bestselling Hollows (Rachel Morgan) series, “written” by a character within the novels, a blogger with a grudge against Rachel. The author says it’s

the definitive source for all things Hollows, with spells, character descriptions, species descriptions, interoffice memos, murder and mayhem.

The last two were kind of accidental as I slipped a story line in among the dry facts. It’s not necessary to read it to enjoy the regular Hollows books, but much like the novellas and shorts, it expands your understanding of the characters and world tremendously.

Learn more at the author’s site, or browse the book at the publisher’s site.

Starting Bid: $10. Four signed copies available, top four consecutive bids win (edited for clarity 2013-02-23).

Notes: Donated by the publisher, Harper Voyager.

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

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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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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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Starters Package – 2 books (one UK), Audio CD, Swag

In a future Los Angeles, becoming someone else is now possible. Sixteen-year-old Callie discovers the Body Bank where teens rent their bodies to seniors who want to be young again. But when her neurochip malfunctions, she wakes up in the mansion of her rich renter and finds she is going out with a senator’s grandson. It’s a fairy-tale new life, until she discovers her renter’s deadly plan.

Item Name & Description: This package – never before assembled – includes a signed, hardback first edition of Starters, 10 signed bookmarks, 5 postcards, a collectible chapter sampler and readers guide, the audiobook cd set (valued at over $33), and the UK edition of the Starters novel. This UK version is the only one that has the ability to play the Starters trailer when you point your phone at it (free app).

Starting Bid: $10.00

Notes: U.S. Only.

Starters was a B&N Best Teen Book of 2012, won the its Eselsohr Award for Best YA Book and the Crimezone Award for Best YA Thriller, and voted one of the top 10 books in Germany and France for 2012. Visit the author’s site at www.lissaprice.com.

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

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Alternate Worlds Bundle — AUTOGRAPHED

FIVE ALTERNATE WORLDS ANTHOLOGIES

All signed by Mike Resnick

ALTERNATE TYRANTS, ed. Mike Resnick (Tor Books, 1997). Trade paperback. Fine condition, some age-yellowing of pages.

ALTERNATE KENNEDYS, ed. Mike Resnick (Tor Books, 1992). Mass market paperback, very good condition.

ALTERNATE OUTLAWS, ed. Mike Resnick (Tor Books, 1994). Mass market paperback, very good condition.

ALTERNATE WARRIORS, ed. Mike Resnick (Tor Books, 1993). Mass market paperback, very good condition.

ALTERNATE PRESIDENTS, ed. Mike Resnick (Tor Books, 1992). Mass market paperback, slight shelf wear.

(Covers behind the Read more link.)

Contributing authors include:

David Gerrold * Robert Sheckley * Kristine Kathryn Rusch * Mercedes Lackey * Esther Friesner * Maureen McHugh * George Alec Effinger * Kathe Koja * Laura Resnick * Michelle Sagara *Allen Steele * Geoffrey Landis* Jane Yolen

Starting Bid: $20

Notes: Item to be shipped media mail within 2 business days of auction closing.

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

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Claws by Mike and Rachel Grinti

book cover Item Name & Description: Signed hardcover copy of Claws by Mike and Rachel Grinti.

Starting Bid: $10

Notes: Will ship to the U.S. or Canada, and will happily personalize the inscription if requested.

About CLAWS: In a contemporary fairytale as irresistible as catnip, one girl discovers that some magic cuts deep. Emma’s sister is missing. Her parents have spent all their savings on the search. And now the family has no choice but to live in a ramshackle trailer park on the edge of the forest, next door to down-and-out harpies, hags, and trolls. Emma wonders if she’ll ever see Helena, and if she’ll ever feel happy, again. Then she makes a friend. A smooth-talking, dirty-furred cat named Jack. He’s got a razor-sharp plan to rescue Emma’s sister. He just wants one small favor in return…

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 Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell, plus The Princess Curse

book cover ARC of Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell, plus The Princess Curse: In addition to an ARC of Merrie Haskell’s second MG historical fantasy (runaway princesses in secret-history 12th century Germany), a hardcover of The Princess Curse (a retelling of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” in 15th century Romania. Also included, a handmade parchment bookmark (yes, actual parchment–a goatskin was involved) with a quote from the book written in Carolingian Miniscule, the script from the era Dragon Slayers is set.

Starting Bid: $15

Notes: personalization of both books and the bookmark available; vegan bookmark also available (quality calligraphy paper, instead of goatskin parchment

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

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