Cori McCarthy- Breaking Sky (signed copy)

Bid below to win a signed copy of YA novel Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy. Starting bid: $15.

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Breaking Sky is an action-packed thrill ride that smashes through all kind of barriers at a Mach 5 pace.”―Carrie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Need series

A gritty coming of age tale with tons of action, a fascinating dystopian society, humor, friendship, romance and heart-stopping, high-stakes flying that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Chase Harcourt, call sign “Nyx”, isn’t one to play it safe. America is locked in a cold war ― and the country’s best hope is the elite teen fighter pilots of the United Star Academy. Chase is one of only two daredevil pilots chosen to fly an experimental “Streaker” jet. But few know the pain and loneliness of her past. All anyone cares about is that Chase aces the upcoming Streaker trials, proving the prototype jet can knock the enemy out of the sky.

But as the world tilts toward war, Chase cracks open a military secret. There’s a third Streaker, whose young hotshot pilot, Tristan, can match her on the ground and in the clouds. Chase doesn’t play well with others. But to save her country, she may just have to put her life in the hands of the competition.

“Smart, exciting, confident―and quite possibly the next Big Thing.”―Kirkus

“Had me in its grip from take-off to landing. Chase is a kick-butt female and the swoon-worthy flyboys kept me up way past my bedtime.” ―Joy N. Hensley, author of Rites of Passage

“A non-stop thrill ride… will keep you reading at the speed of sound. Breaking Sky is one of the most exciting reads of the year.” ―Thomas E. Sniegoski, New York Times bestselling author of The Fallen series

“McCarthy puts her characters in increasingly tense situations, testing them to the breaking point…[A] crazy-cool story.”―Booklist

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cori McCarthy is the acclaimed author of four YA novels, as well as a forthcoming coauthored space fantasy duology and a nonfiction picture book about Arab American poet Kahlil Gibran. Kirkus hailed their lyrical science fiction debut The Color of Rain as “an elegantly written and emotionally cathartic page-turner.” Their futuristic thriller Breaking Sky is in development to become a major motion picture, and their contemporary You Were Here combines word art poetry, graphic novel, and prose. Cori’s feminist romcom Now A Major Motion Picture is, according to Kirkus, “a war cry and a love letter all at once,” and their novel in verse won the MG category of the Katherine Paterson Prize. Cori holds a BA and MFA in creative writing as well as a degree in screenwriting. They cofounded the annual Rainbow Writers Workshop with their partner and, like many of their characters, are a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Cori lives in Vermont. Learn more at CoriMcCarthy.com

Jo Walton- Signed Copy of An Informal History of the Hugos

Bid below for a signed copy of AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF THE HUGOS by Jo Walton. Starting bid: $20.

ABOUT THE ITEM:

Engaged, passionate, and consistently entertaining, An Informal History of the Hugos is a book about the renowned science fiction award for the many who enjoyed Jo Walton’s previous collection of writing from Tor.com, the Locus Award-winning What Makes This Book So Great.

The Hugo Awards, named after pioneer science-fiction publisher Hugo Gernsback, and voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Society, have been presented since 1953. They are widely considered the most prestigious awards in science fiction.

Between 2010 and 2013, Jo Walton wrote a series of posts for Tor.com, surveying the Hugo finalists and winners from the award’s inception up to the year 2000. Her contention was that each year’s full set of finalists generally tells a meaningful story about the state of science fiction at that time.

Walton’s cheerfully opinionated and vastly well-informed posts provoked valuable conversation among the field’s historians. Now these posts, lightly revised, have been gathered into this book, along with a small selection of the comments posted by SF luminaries such as Rich Horton, Gardner Dozois, and David G. Hartwell.

“A remarkable guided tour through the field―a kind of nonfiction companion to Among Others. It’s very good. It’s great.”―New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing on What Makes This Book So Great

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jo Walton won the James Tiptree Jr. Memorial Award for My Real Children and the Locus Award for What Makes This Book So Great in 2015. Three years prior, her novel Among Others won the Hugo and Nebula Awards. Before that, Tooth and Claw won the World Fantasy Award in 2004. A native of Wales, Walton lives in Montreal.

Jameyanne Fuller- 2018 Young Explorer’s Guide (signed copy)

Bid below for a copy of the 2018 YOUNG EXPLORER’S GUIDE, a middle-grade SF anthology edited by Corie and Sean Weaver, signed by featured author Jameyanne Fuller. Starting price: $15.

ABOUT THE ITEM:

This stellar collection will appeal to both teens and grown-ups who dream of future worlds. ~Kirkus Starred Review

What’s it like to be a space station detective? To be homesick for Mars? What do you say when your robot gets you in trouble? Join the adventures of a diverse cast of characters in this year’s Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide, featuring award-winning writers alongside great new voices. If you’re lucky, you might even learn how to raise a dragon from a chicken egg or where to find the best space treasure.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jameyanne Fuller is a law student by day, writer by night. Sometimes she sleeps. She was a finalist in the 2014 and 2015 Dell Award, and her short fiction has appeared and is forthcoming in Abyss and Apex, Cast of Wonders, Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, and the 2018 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide Anthology. In the rare moments when she isn’t studying or writing, Jameyanne can be found reading, playing the clarinet, or plotting world domination with her team of black Labradors, retired Seeing Eye dog Mopsy and brand new Seeing Eye dog Neutron. Website: www.jameyannefuller.com; Twitter: @JameyanneFuller.

Heather Rose Jones- Signed Alpennia three-book set

Bid below for signed copies of the first three books in the Alpennia series (DAUGHTER OF MYSTERY, THE MYSTIC MARRIAGE, and MOTHER OF SOULS) by Heather Rose Jones. Starting bid: $50.

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In the early 19th century, Alpennia, like the rest of Europe, has seen the rise and fall of the French Empire under Napoleon and is struggling to find their place in the aftermath. The greatest Alpennian asset in that struggle is their strong tradition of thaumaturgy, calling on the Mysteries of the Saints to answer the challenge of more powerful neighbors. At first, Margerit Sovitre has little thought for nations and politics. Her interest in mystical studies is entirely personal. But as the Alpennian stories progress, Margerit and her circle of friends will be drawn ever deeper into intrigues at the highest levels, and they will learn that the ancient rituals that protect Alpennia are only one face of the magical forces at work. The Alpennia series follows a growing cast of women whose lives, friendships, and loves sustain them through this turbulent era.
 

DAUGHTER OF MYSTERY

Margerit Sovitre did not expect to inherit Baron Saveze’s fortunes—even less his bodyguard, a ruthlessly efficient swordswoman known only as Barbara. Wealth suddenly makes Margerit a highly eligible heiress and buys her the enmity of the new Baron. He had expected to inherit all, and now eyes her fortune with open envy. Barbara proudly served as the old Baron’s duelist but she had expected his death to make her a free woman. Bitterness turns to determination when she finds herself the only force that stands between Margerit and the new Baron’s greed.


THE MYSTIC MARRIAGEThe Mystic Marriage by [Jones, Heather Rose]
 

Antuniet Chazillen lost everything the night her brother was executed. In exile, she swore that treason would not be the final chapter of the Chazillen legacy in Alpennia’s history. A long-hidden book of alchemical secrets provides the first hope of success, but her return to the capital is haunted by an enemy who wants those secrets for himself.

 

MOTHER OF SOULS

Serafina Talarico came to Rotenek hoping Margerit Sovitre could teach her how to use her talent for thaumaturgy. It’s only when Serafina collaborates with aspiring composer Luzie Valorin that she begins to find her path. As an Ethiopian immigrant in Rome, Serafina never found a place to belong; has she found one now among Margerit’s circle of scholars, inspired by legends of the ancient philosopher Tanfrit?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Heather Rose Jones writes fantasy, historic fantasy, and historical fiction, including the Alpennia series with swordswomen and magic in an alternate Regency setting. She blogs about research into lesbian-like motifs in history and literature at the Lesbian Historic Motif Project which provides inspiration for her fiction. She has a PhD in linguistics, studying metaphor theory and the semantics of Medieval Welsh prepositions, and works as an industrial failure investigator in biotech.

K Arsenault Rivera- The Tiger’s Daughter (two signed copies)

The top two bidders below will each receive a signed paperback copy of The Tiger’s Daughter by K Arsenault Rivera. Starting bid: $15

ABOUT THE ITEM:

K Arsenault Rivera’s debut, The Tiger’s Daughter, the beginning of a new epic fantasy trilogy

“Rich, expansive, and grounded in human truth…simply exquisite.” ―V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author of the Shades of Magic series

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Even gods can be slain

The Hokkaran empire has conquered every land within their bold reach―but failed to notice a lurking darkness festering within the people. Now, their border walls begin to crumble, and villages fall to demons swarming out of the forests.

Away on the silver steppes, the remaining tribes of nomadic Qorin retreat and protect their own, having bartered a treaty with the empire, exchanging inheritance through the dynasties. It is up to two young warriors, raised together across borders since their prophesied birth, to save the world from the encroaching demons.

This is the story of an infamous Qorin warrior, Barsalayaa Shefali, a spoiled divine warrior empress, O Shizuka, and a power that can reach through time and space to save a land from a truly insidious evil.

A crack in the wall heralds the end…two goddesses arm themselves…K Arsenault Rivera’s The Tiger’s Daughter is an adventure for the ages.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

K ARSENAULT RIVERA was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, but moved to New York when she was a toddler. While not managing a nutritional supplement store in Brooklyn, K is an avid participant in the role-playing community. Her adult fantasy debut was The Tiger’s Daughter. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her partner.

Lara Elena Donnelly- Amberlough (signed hardcover with original illustration)

Bid below for a signed hardcover of Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly. This book comes with a one-of-a-kind illustration by the author, and features the original hardcover cover art from before the series was redesigned as paperback only. Starting bid: $60.

ABOUT THE ITEM:

A double-agent sacrifices all his ideals in order to save his smuggler lover before a government coup takes over their decadent city in Lara Elena Donnelly’s glam spy thriller debut, now a Nebula finalist for Best Novel!
“Exploring the roots of hatred, nationalism, and fascism, while at the same time celebrating the diversity, love, romance, fashion, and joy the world is capable of producing.” ―Bookriot

In Amberlough, amidst rising political tensions, three lives become intertwined with the fate of the city itself.

The Smuggler: By day, Aristide Makricosta is the emcee for Amberlough City’s top nightclub. By night, he moves drugs and refugees under the noses of crooked cops.

The Spy: Covert agent Cyril DePaul thinks he’s good at keeping secrets, but after a disastrous mission abroad, he makes a dangerous choice to protect himself…and hopefully Aristide too.

The Dancer: Streetwise Cordelia Lehane, burlesque performer at the Bumble Bee Cabaret and Aristide’s runner, could be the key to Cyril’s plans―if she can be trusted.

As the twinkling marquees lights yield to the rising flames of a fascist revolution, these three will struggle to survive using whatever means ― and people ― necessary. Including each other.

“James Bond by way of Oscar Wilde.” ―Holly Black

“Sparkling with slang, full of riotous characters, and dripping with intrigue, Amberlough is a dazzling romp through a tumultuous, ravishing world.” ―Robert Jackson Bennett, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award and the Edgar Award

“Astonishing first novel!” ―World Fantasy Award-winning author Ellen Kushner

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lara Elena Donnelly is a graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, as well as the Alpha SF/F/H Workshop for Young Writers, where she now volunteers as onsite staff and publicity coordinator. She is the author of the Amberlough Dossier series.

 

 

Jo Walton- Signed copy of Among Others

Bid below for a signed copy of AMONG OTHERS by Jo Walton. Starting bid: $20.

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Winner of the 2011 Nebula Award for Best Novel

Winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel

Startling, unusual, and yet irresistably readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and SF, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.

Raised by a half-mad mother who dabbled in magic, Morwenna Phelps found refuge in two worlds. As a child growing up in Wales, she played among the spirits who made their homes in industrial ruins. But her mind found freedom and promise in the science fiction novels that were her closest companions. Then her mother tried to bend the spirits to dark ends, and Mori was forced to confront her in a magical battle that left her crippled–and her twin sister dead.
Fleeing to her father whom she barely knew, Mori was sent to boarding school in England-a place all but devoid of true magic. There, outcast and alone, she tempted fate by doing magic herself, in an attempt to find a circle of like-minded friends. But her magic also drew the attention of her mother, bringing about a reckoning that could no longer be put off…
Combining elements of autobiography with flights of imagination in the manner of novels like Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude, this is potentially a breakout book for an author whose genius has already been hailed by peers like Kelly Link, Sarah Weinman, and Ursula K. Le Guin.

One of School Library Journal‘s Best Adult Books 4 Teens titles of 2011

One of io9’s best Science Fiction & Fantasy books of the year 2011

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jo Walton won the James Tiptree Jr. Memorial Award for My Real Children and the Locus Award for What Makes This Book So Great in 2015. Three years prior, her novel Among Others won the Hugo and Nebula Awards. Before that, Tooth and Claw won the World Fantasy Award in 2004. A native of Wales, Walton lives in Montreal.