The Language of Power, by Rosemary Kirstein, trade paperback. Volume 4 of the Steerswoman Series, with map

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The trade paperback version of The Language of Power¸ Volume 4 of the Steerswoman Series, with a map printed on parchment calligraphy paper.

The steerswoman Rowan has learned much about the master-wizard Slado: how his spells are devastating the distant lands known as the Outskirts, and how they will ultimately threaten even the Inner Lands. But she knows nothing else about him –and he must be found, and stopped.

Now, following the slimmest of clues, Rowan arrives in the city of Donner hoping to learn more about Slado’s plans. But when the answers begin coming in faster than the questions can be asked, a strange tale from the past emerges, a tale behind all the secrets of the present…

Fortunate that Rowan has the Outskirter warrior Bel on hand to watch her back. Because there’s one sure way to know that the steerswoman is on the right track: Someone will try to kill her.

“The world Kirstein creates is captivating.” — Publisher’s Weekly

“If you haven’t read Kirstein’s Steerswoman books I envy you the chance to read them now for the first time…. I think they have a very good claim to be my favorite thing still being written. […] If you like science, and if you like watching someone work out mysteries, and if you like detailed weird alien worlds and human cultures, if really good prose appeals… you’re really in luck.” — Jo Walton, Hugo and Nebula Awards winner, author of Among Others, My Real Children and the Thessaly series.

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The Lost Steersman by Rosemary Kirstein, trade paperback. Volume 3 of the Steerswoman Series, with map

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The trade paperback version of The Lost Steersman¸ Volume 3 of the Steerswoman Series, with a map printed on parchment calligraphy paper.

The steerswoman Rowan has discovered that the fall of the Guidestar and the massacre of Outskirter tribes were caused by one man: the secret master-wizard, Slado. But until now, no steerswoman had known of his existence, nor knew that the wizards answered to any single authority. Now, Rowan must find him.

She comes to the seaside town of Alemeth, where centuries of records might help her find clues for her search. Then, an unexpected encounter with a lost friend: Janus, a steersman who had resigned his membership in the Steerswomen, giving no explanation. Rowan has hope for help in her search — but Janus has changed. The bright intellect is now shrouded in a dark, shattered spirit…

Then death comes to sleepy Alemeth, monsters from the Outskirts, and Rowan can not help but wonder: are all these strange events connected?

“An original and fascinating take on the tensions between science and belief, observation and expectaion, courage and fear. Highly recommended.” — Suzy McKee Charnas, author of Motherlines and Walk to the End of the World.

“Kirstein’s striking portrait of an innovative woman who is scientist, judge, historian, and adventurer makes for a good, thought-provoking read.” — Publisher’s Weekly

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The Steerswoman by Rosemary Kirstein, mass market paperback, including map

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The Steerswoman, mass market paperback, British edition, with a map printed on parchment calligraphy paper.

If you ask, she must answer. A steerswoman’s knowledge is shared with any who request it; no steerswoman may refuse a question, and no steerswoman may answer with anything but the truth. And if she asks, you must answer. It is the other side of tradition’s contract — and if you refuse the question, or lie, no steerswoman will ever again answer even your most casual question. And so, the steerswomen — always seeking, always investigating — have gathered more and more knowledge about the world they traveled, and they share that knowledge freely. Until the day that the steerswoman Rowan begins asking innocent questions about one small, lovely, inexplicable object… Her discoveries grow stranger and deeper, and more dangerous, until suddenly she finds she must flee or fight for her life. Or worse — lie. Because one kind of knowledge has always been denied the steerswomen: Magic.

“If you like science, and if you like watching someone work out mysteries, and if you like detailed weird alien worlds and human cultures, if really good prose appeals… you’re really in luck.” —- Jo Walton, Hugo and Nebula Awards winner, author of Among Others and My Real Children.

“[Kirstein] walks the tightrope between fantasy and science fiction with precision and grace… [her] compassion for even minor characters is evident on every page, and her prose is measured and alluring without being overworked.” — Damien Broderick & Paul Di Filippo, in Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels 1985-2010

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Beth Cato’s Call of Fire (signed galley)

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An advance reading copy of Call of Fire by Beth Cato (forthcoming, August 2017). This is the sequel to Breath of Earth (out now).

When an earthquake devastates San Francisco in an alternate 1906, the influx of geomantic energy nearly consumes Ingrid Carmichael. Bruised but alive, the young geomancer flees the city with her friends, Cy, Lee, and Fenris. She is desperate to escape Ambassador Blum, the cunning and dangerous bureaucrat who wants to use Ingrid’s formidable powers to help the Unified Pacific—the confederation of the United States and Japan—achieve world domination. To stop them, Ingrid must learn more about the god-like magic she inherited from her estranged father—the man who set off the quake that obliterated San Francisco.

When Lee and Fenris are kidnapped in Portland, Ingrid and Cy are forced to ally themselves with another Ambassador from the Unified Pacific: the powerful and mysterious Theodore Roosevelt. But even his influence may not be enough to save them when they reach Seattle, where the magnificent peak of Mount Rainier looms. Discovering more about herself and her abilities, Ingrid is all too aware that she may prove to be the fuse to light the long-dormant volcano . . . and a war that will sweep the world.

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Signed and ADORNED copy of Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor


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One hardcover copy of Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor signed and “adorned”by the author. Please see images to see what adornment entails.

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Signed UK copy of Caraval by Stephanie Garber and promotional items

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One UK hardcover copy of Caraval by Stephanie Garber signed by the author. This copy has the imprint of a gown on the cover. Also included are temporary tattoos and a bookmark from the US edition. Only the book is signed. No other items are signed.

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Signed copy of Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo and promotional poster

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One hardcover copy of Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo signed by the author. Also included is a promotional poster of the characters from the novel. Poster is 12” x 36” and is two sided, with character drawings on one side and a map of Ravka on the other. POSTER IS NOT SIGNED!!!

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Signed copy of The Suicide Motor Club by Christopher Buehlman

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One hardcover copy of The Suicide Motor Club by Christopher Buehlman signed by the author

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Signed copy of MEG Nightstalkers by Steve Alten

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One Hardcover copy of MEG Nightstalkers, book 5 of the MEG series, signed by Steve Alten

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Signed copy of Dead Ringers by Christopher Golden

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One hardcover copy of Dead Ringers by Christopher Golden, signed by the author

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