September 12th, 2011

can't sleep books will eat me

we'll see how brave you are. we'll see how fast you run.

Well, because it never rains but it pours, I've just needed to buy a new computer (my primary work machine is on its absolute last legs, being three years old and having had--a conservative estimate--some five million words of fiction and correspondence and essays and blogging pass under its keyboard). I cannot earn my living without a reliable laptop, so that was an unavoidable and immediate expense.

...and I have a significant chunk of house-closing and moving costs coming this month and next, and it's time to register my car!

And since anything I don't sell I have to pack and move, it's time for a book sale!

This book sale will run through midnight EDT next Monday, which is to say 9/19/2011.

!shipping in US is included in the listed price!


All titles are offered signed and personalized; shipping in US is included in the listed price.

I sell at cover price rounded up (I'm claiming that damned penny) plus $5.00 for mass market paperbacks/$7.00 trade paperbacks and trade hardcovers within the US. The shipping cost has gone up a buck: I'm sorry, but they're charging me more for envelopes and postage than they used to.

For shipping outside the United States, please add an additional $8.00 per book to the listed price. This covers the cost of packaging and postage.

There are one or two items listed that will sell for more than cover price, because they are OOP or otherwise rare, and I need the money.

To purchase a book or set of books, please comment on this entry with your name and the books you would like to reserve, and the total you expect to pay.

Because I have limited quantities of each title, this is strictly first come, first served.

I will comment to let you know your order has been received and that stock is available, and to tell you what you owe.

The address for money is matociquala at gmail dot com. Please wait for my comment before sending money.

When paying, please include your real name, your lj name, a list of what you have purchased, how you would like the book personalized, and your shipping address in the comments section of the paypal form. Otherwise it sometimes gets tricky to match up spikeluvr69 with Bob Jones, you know what I mean?

Yes, I only take paypal.


MMPB = mass market paperback
TPB = trade paperback (large format paperback)
THC = trade hardcover
LEHC = limited edition hardcover
CB = chapbook
M = magazine
A = anthology
OOP = Out of Print


Edda of Burdens:

All the Windwracked Stars 1st ed. THC OOP (19 copies available) ($33)
All the Windwracked Stars MMPB (15 copies available) ($13)

By the Mountain Bound 1st ed. THC OOP (3 copies available) ($33)
By the Mountain Bound MMPB (25 copies available) ($13)

The Sea Thy Mistress 1st ed. THC (3 copies available) ($33)

...if you want a set of the first edition hardcovers, signed and personalized, this would be the place to get them. But act fast!

Promethean Age:

Blood & Iron  1st ed. TPB OOP (I scored a case of these a couple of months ago, so I have them again) (10 copies available) ($23)
Blood & Iron  MMPB (I also scored a case of these) (40 copies available) ($13)

Whiskey & Water  1st ed. TPB OOP (1 copy  available) ($23)
Whiskey & Water  MMPB (16 copies available) ($13)

Ink & Steel MMPB (12 copies  available) ($13)

Hell & Earth 1st ed. TPB OOP (2 copies  available) ($23)
Hell & Earth MMPB (12 copies  available) ($13)


A Companion to Wolves MMPB (11 copies available) ($13)

The Tempering of Men 1st ed. THC (10 copies available) ($33)

New Amsterdam:

New Amsterdam 1st ed. LEHC w/CB OOP (1 copy available) ($137.00)*
Seven for a Secret 1st edition THC (5 copies available) ($32.00)
The White City 1st edition THC (10 copies available) ($32.00)

I also have about a dozen copies of the Tricks of London chapbook, which features an otherwise un-reprinted novella about Detective Crown Investigator Abigail Irene Garrett in her early days. I'm selling those for ten bucks apiece plus five dollars shipping, for a grand total of $15.00 each. This story has previously only been available with the limited edition of Seven for a Secret.

Jacob's Ladder:

Chill 1st ed. MMPB (3 copies available) ($13)

Grail 1st ed. MMPB (6 copies available) ($13)

Eternal Sky world:

Bone & Jewel Creatures LEHC OOP (1 copy available) ($77)
Bone & Jewel Creatures THC OOP (10 copies available) ($37)

Anthologies and Collections:

Rich Horton ed. Year's Best F&SF 2009 TPB (1 copy available) ($27.00)
Jonathan Strahan Year's Best SF&F 2009 TPB (1 copy available) ($27.00)


Carnival unabridged audiobook on CD 
(2 sets available) ($64)

Undertow unabridged audiobook on CD (1 set available) ($59)
 unabridged audiobook on CD (1 set available) ($57)

Thank you and good morning!

writing steles burning

give me a pig foot and a bottle of a beer

darling today:  It was not the Wizard Hong's first execution, nor even his first burning.

I'm still using my birthday mug, because it's my birthday mug and I can:

2011 09 12 daily commute

2000 words, which gets me to 20K, and also past 100 pages. A quarter of a book! There, that feels like some PROGRESS has been MADE.

I am trying to decide if tomorrow, I get to describe a daring rescue, or an immolation. Or maybe I will put that off for a few days while I think about it, and I will work on this confrontation at court. Mostly today I have been describing architecture.

I love my job.

no sleep 'till brooklyn

Man, I wish I'd thought of that song while I was writing Whiskey & Water.

Good climbing night tonight--ten routes, and I had the stamina to do more, but not the hands.

And there were photographs. For comparison's sake, here a couple of pics of me climbing in May of 2008.


And here are two from tonight:


Yes, that is the same corner, with a different paintjob.

My footwork's improved a lot, and my hip-in on that last shot makes me supremely happy.

Also, if you were wondering, that's what fifty pounds look like. And man, is it easier to climb without it. The remaining forty-five can join it as soon as it wants.