Books from Gollancz, Exterminating Angel Press, and AudioGo

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Gollancz has been a big supporter of Worldbuidlers for the last several years. They’re a huge UK publisher, so it’s worth noting that everything from them is the UK edition, which automatically makes it 6 times fancier.

  • 5 box sets of the the Sookie Stackhouse Novels paperback box set by Charlaine Harris.

“Harris does an admirable job of creating a heroine who’s not only interesting but completely believable in a world of the strange and the different. Natural and humorous dialogue and a nicely paced plot.” – Publishers Weekly

“Enthralling . . . a story so packed with thrills, comedy, drama and a bit of red herring that the result is apt to satisfy the most discriminating, and hungry, reader.”— The Denver Post

“Sanderson’s saga of consequences offers complex characters and a compelling plot, asking hard questions about loyalty, faith and responsibility.” – Publishers Weekly

  • A full set of the Gollancz 50 Top Ten: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick,The Book of the New Sun: Shadow and Claw by Gene Wolfe,  I Am Legend by Richard Matheson, Dune by Frank Herbert, The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch, Eric by Terry Pratchett, Hyperion by Dan Simmons, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, and Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

 

For it’s 50th’s aniversary, Gollancz polled its readers, asking them to vote on their best titles over the last 50 years.

They printed the top ten books in special retro editions, five sci-fi, five in fantasy. To my delight, The Name of the Wind was one of the five fantasy picks.

These editions are out of print now, but you can win the full here at Worldbuilders by donating to Heifer International.

 

  • Auction: A full set of the Gollancz 50 Top Ten: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick,The Book of the New Sun: Shadow and Claw by Gene Wolfe,  I Am Legend by Richard Matheson, Dune by Frank Herbert, The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch, Eric by Terry Pratchett, Hyperion by Dan Simmons, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, and Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

And for those of you who simply HAVE to have it.  We’re throwing a set up in an auction over here.

And now, some books from Exterminating Angel Press:

  • 2 copies of The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines by Mike Madrid.

“…Even as it delivers its clear-eyed critique of the way mainstream superhero comics have alternately eroticized or deified female characters, The Supergirls gleefully celebrates the medium itself, in all its goofy, glorious excess.” — NPR

“The Supergirls is a long overdue tribute to the fabulous fighting females whose beauty and bravery brighten the pages of your favorite comics.” — Stan Lee

  • 2 copies of 3 Dead Princes: An Anarchist Fairy Tale by Danbert Nobacon.

“Even as an adult reader, the story is interesting and intelligent enough for you to find it worth your while.” — Graham Storrs

  • 2 copies of Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife: All You Need to Know to Choose the Right Heaven Plus a Five-Star Rating System for Music, Food, Drink, and Accommodations by E. E. King 

“Impish and delightful—a hilarious Zagat’s Guide to Heaven!”—Ray Bradbury

  • 2 sets of Snotty Saves the Day: The History of Arcadia and Lily the Silent: The History of Arcadia. Signed by Tod Davies

“Dressed up with footnotes, scholarly introductions and a bibliography, as well as lovely line drawings by Gary Zaboly, Snotty’s story seeks to prove that fairy tales rank with quantum mechanics in their ability to establish parallel worlds.”—Publishers Weekly

  • Auction: One set of Snotty Saves the Day: The History of Arcadia and Lily the Silent: The History of Arcadia. Signed by Tod Davies.  Also comes with an adorable teddy bear.

Who doesn’t want an adorable teddy bear with an adorable t-shirt on?  To bid on him and his friends, the books, click here.

From AudioGo:

  • A copy of The J. R. R. Tolkien Collection (BBC Dramatization) by J. R. R. Tolkien.

I’ll be honest with you, this set is cool enough that I considered stealing it rather than putting it in the fundraiser. True story.

  • A set of Immobility by Brian EvensonDreadtime Stories: Volume One, and Dreadtime Stories: Volume Two.  All narrated by Malcolm McDowell.

“Evenson is stunning, a postapocalyptic Dashiell Hammett, in this blistering tale. I read Immobility from cover to cover without stirring from my chair, and I imagine most readers will share that fate.” - Jesse Ball, Plimpton Prize–winning author of The Curfew

  • A copy of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: The Complete BBC Radio Series by Douglas Adams 

“It’s not just that these are even better than the novels, The Guide, originally conceived as a radio show, still works best in its original medium. All these discs are worth listening to, especially if you have a long commute. Adams’ life was too short, but he left us with enough funny, startling, and original ideas for several lifetimes.” – Tom Marcinko

  • 2 sets of Batman: The Lazarus Syndrome: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama and  Superman: On Trial: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama by Dirk Maggs

“An interesting, if slightly quirky, audio play about The Dark Knight, as it is the villain’s motivation that drives the tale.” – Tim Knight, Hero Press

“An amusing audio play, well worth the time.” – Brendan’s Reviews

  • A set of Sherlock Holmes: The Rediscovered Railway Mysteries: and Other Stories by John Taylor and The Adventures of Sexton Blake: Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatization by Dirk Maggs

 

I’ve talked on the blog before about how much I loved this production of Sexton Blake. Not only can you get this hard-to-come-by BBC production here, but the Sherlock Holmes audiobook is read by Benedict Cumberbatch himself. As such, it’s very much worth your time….

  • Auction: A set of Sherlock Holmes: The Rediscovered Railway Mysteries: and Other Stories by John Taylor and The Adventures of Sexton Blake: Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatization by Dirk Maggs

Make your ear holes happy by bidding on this lovely prize over here.

  • A copy of Doctor Who: The New Adventures: Two Exclusive Audio Adventures Starring the Eleventh Doctor

Come on.  It’s Doctor Who.  Do I really have to tell you?  By donating just $10 to the team page, you will have a chance to win an audio recording of two episodes of Doctor Who that have never aired on TV.  I think that’s worth it, don’t you?

  • Auction: A set of Doctor Who: The Lost TV Episodes: Collection 2: 1965-1966 and Doctor Who: The New Adventures: Two Exclusive Audio Adventures Starring the Eleventh Doctor.

“DOCTOR WHO – THE LOST TV EPISODES (COLLECTION TWO: 1965-1966) is, like the first collection, a remarkable anthology that demonstrates the enduring quality of the series in delivering agreeable stories for all generations both past, present and future.” –Eye of Horus

That’s right.  Multiple lost-to-television episodes of Doctor Who, all for your listening pleasure, if you bid on our auction over here.

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Remember, for every 10 dollars you donate on our Team Page, you get a chance to win these books and many, many more.

If you’d like to see all the auctions Worldbuilders is currently running, you can find them over here.

Or, if you want to see the other items that have been donated to Worldbuilders, or learn more about the fundraiser itself, you can head over to the main page here.

This entry was posted in all sorts of different types of books, audiobooks, Worldbuilders 2012By Pat10 Responses

10 Comments

  1. Valarya
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 7:37 AM | Permalink

    Gah!! This is the greatest one, yet! Some lucky people (hopefully meeeeeee) will be snagging one of these prizes. Any’ll do.

    Oh hey, and the hungry people of the world will get prizes, too. COME ON PEOPLE, donate.

  2. jayh
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 8:45 AM | Permalink

    Already donated, my wife will be donating this weekend. Also, we’d like to do some donations as gifts to family. So, how does one do this? Is there a “thanks for the goat” that they’d get.

    And also, who gets the prize if the ticket from the donation wins. Not that I’m greedy or anything, but it’s always nice to get new reading material, especially stuff I might not have picked up ordinarily.

    Jay

    • Amanda
      Posted December 7, 2012 at 10:11 AM | Permalink

      Hi Jay!

      When your wife donates this weekend, they should now be an option to request one of the “Honor Cards” on the Team Heifer donation page. Honor Cards tell the recipient that you’ve donated an animal in their honor to Heifer.

      If you need more than the one, email us here at questions (squiggly at thinger) worldbuilders.org and we’ll try to sort something out for you!

      • Amanda
        Posted December 7, 2012 at 1:19 PM | Permalink

        Oh! There’s a direct link where you can get them here:

        http://www.heifer.org/give/cards

        Also, whoever made the monetary donation will get the prizes, unless you contact us at questions (squiggly at thinger) and let us know otherwise.

  3. kevsyers
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 9:34 AM | Permalink

    GAH! There’s too much awesome in these gifts. I was already going to donate but geez man, this is nuts.

    Thanks for heading all of this up.

  4. Posted December 7, 2012 at 9:55 AM | Permalink

    Pat(or anyone connected with worldbuilders), what would be the best way to get a hold of you? I would like to post a flyer I made for worldbuilders at my work but would like your approval before doing so. I know your busy and I don’t mean to be annoying. My email is dewcrashmoon(at thingy) yahoo dot com and I am on facebook Rita Cicero.

    • Amanda
      Posted December 7, 2012 at 10:12 AM | Permalink

      We’re always available at our email (questions (squiggly at thinger) worldbuidlers.org) as well – we’ll get in touch :)

  5. egmart2
    Posted December 8, 2012 at 1:14 AM | Permalink

    Mr. Rothfuss.

    I just listened to you in your storyboard segment talking about your son and what he will take from what you write.

    I have to say that your son is incredibly privileged to read something that his father thought was good enough to write down.

    My father was murdered when I was 4 years old.

    Needless to say, I have nothing from him, except his genes.

    Keep writing.

    Please. Keep writing.

    Eric Martinez.

    USN VET

  6. Celt42
    Posted December 9, 2012 at 6:12 AM | Permalink

    So my roommate and I were discussing the “pose off” Scalzi and Hines have going on right about now. He mentioned that he would so totally buy a calendar with that theme. Idea for next year maybe? Fantasy Authors strike a pose? Perhaps a mix of both male and female authors. I don’t think that the calendar tradition you’ve already got going on should disappear, but perhaps a choice for people’s Christmas shopping. I come to you with this idea, rather than Hines or Scalzi, as it seems you’re good at convincing other to do things in the name of Worldbuilders.

    C’mon, you must admit that a picture of you in all your bearded glory doing the surprised pin-up pose with a dog grabbing the back flap of your long winter underwear would be awesome!

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