FYI for all: there’s a fundraising auction going on right now to benefit author, artist, and editor Terri Windling, who’s going through a rough time right now. But even if you don’t know or care about her, you should care about this auction, because there’s all kinds of stunning stuff available. Like this custom “personalized” fairy tale poem from Jane Yolen! ::bites fingers, wanting:: And manuscript critiques, and art, and just… wow.

For my own part, I’ll be offering a signed ARC of The Killing Moon, book 1 of the Dreamblood, for the highest bidder (minimum $10). This book won’t be out ’til May 2010, and because of that I won’t be able to send the ARC to the winning bidder until January of 2012. But you’ll still get it a full 5 months early!

The Killing Moon prelim cover: an ancient city beneath a giant red moon

For those who don’t remember, or who haven’t read the sample chapter at the end of The Kingdom of Gods, “the Dreamblood” is me playing around with traditional epic fantasy tropes — though, since it’s me, it’s in a rather non-traditional epic fantasy setting. Ehiru is the most famous of the Gatherers — warrior-priests who keep the peace in the ancient-Egyptlike land of Gujaareh. When he uncovers a deadly conspiracy threatening both the waking realm and the land of dreams, the only way he can stop it is to risk his own corruption, and battle a creature out of pure nightmare: the Reaper.

The second book (The Shadowed Sun) doesn’t have an ARC, or I’d include that one, alas. It’ll be out in June 2012.

Anyway, check out the Magick4Terri auctions. Now this is something worth blowing your Cyber Monday cash on!

ETA: Whoops, missed that extra consonant in “magick”. Also, typo!

4 thoughts on “Magic4Terri”

  1. I’m confused… the Killing Moon will be out in May 2010? Or do you mean 2012?
    And the second book will be out a month later, in June 2012?

  2. Rick — whoops, typo. TKM will be out in May 2012, with The Shadowed Sun following in June of 2012. They’re being released back-to-back.

  3. I just went over and donated on the site; if only I had as much to give as Terry Windling has given me in reading pleasure over the years.

    And I just read your contribution to the Locus roundtable this week — outstanding! The question itself implies that certain kinds of books are more important to “science fiction” than others — and they feel awfully male and white. (And how are “The Hunger Games” and “The Road” not just as central to science fiction?) I think it’s that mindset from the beginning, not the whole of actual science fiction being published, that leads some people to believe that science fiction is insular. Yes, insular science fiction is insular!

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