Still More Books from DAW

This is a Worldbuilders blog.

So while I was away at my extended family Christmas, we managed to hit $100,000.

We did more than hit it, in fact. We knocked it down and then kicked it rudely while it was on the ground.

I’ll be getting the 100K bonus blog up early next week. I didn’t expect to need it this soon….

This is our third blog full of books from DAW, my lovely US publisher.

In addition to these books, and the one’s they’ve already sent, when DAW heard we needed Mercedes Lackey’s Unnatural Issue and The Gates of Sleep to have a complete set of the Elemental Masters series (we posted up a partial set in a previous blog) they sent us two lovely hardcover copies.  Likewise for Kristen Britain’s Blackveil from her Green Rider series.

Pat’s Note: As I mentioned in the last blog, Nnedi won the World Fantasy Award for this book just a couple months back. She wasn’t at the ceremony, but I was.

I felt like a proud grampa when the book won. Or maybe some sort of benevolent fairy god-uncle or something. Not only have I known Nnedi since back when we were both newbie writers. Not just because Who Fears Death is one of the few books I’ve actually blurbed. But I kinda helped this book get published, because I introduced Nnedi to Betsy, my editor at DAW.

So yeah. Good book. Enough said.

“Nnedi Okorafor continues her epic journey into literary greatness. She manages to create worlds within worlds, stories that feel timeless, in language and settings we have not seen before.” — Luis Alberto Urrea, bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist.

  • A first edition hardcover set of: Joust, Alta, and Aerie by Mercedes Lackey.

“It’s fun to see a different spin on dragons…and as usual Lackey makes it all compelling.” – Locus

  • A hardcover set of Green Rider, First Rider’s Call, The High King’s Tomb, and Blackveil by Kristen Britain.

“Kristen Britain’s Blackveil has everything that Green Rider fans could hope for including romance, adventure, humor, time travel, dark magic, entertaining drama, ghosts, prophetic visions, and much more.” – Fantasy Book Critic

  • A set of Green Rider, First Rider’s Call, and The High King’s Tomb by Kristen Britain.

“Britain has written, what I think is, a series which not only compels you to keep reading, but leaves you thinking about it once you’ve finished.” – Fantasy Book Review

  • A first edition hardcover copy of The Diviner by Melanie Rawn. Includes a bookplate signed by the author.

“Melanie Rawn is an amazingly talented writer who is capable of some of the most direct and clearest fantasy writing I’ve had the pleasure of reading in quite some time.” – Book Critics

  • A trade paperback set of: Dragon Prince, The Star Scroll, and Sunrunner’s Fire by Melanie Rawn

“Rawn’s lush world of princes of dragons, sun-born magic, and tangled politics comes to life in this romantic fantasy saga.” – Library Journal

Pat’s Note: Because we’ve got so many books this year, we’re going to start grouping some of them into collections. For example, we’re bundling the next several sets of books together because they’re all first books of series. It’s like a Whitman’s sampler of starter books.

“Easily one of my favorite books of the year.” – Charles de Lint about The Enchantment Emporium

This set has everything: princesses, magic, trolls and aliens. Really, what else could you ever ask for?

Pat’s Note: I really want to read “White Trash Zombie.” You should really click the picture up there to embiggen it so you can get a better look at the cover.

  • A first edition hardcover set of Foreigner series: Foreigner, Invader, Inheritor, Precursor, Defender, Explorer by C.J. Cherryh.

“A seriously probing, thoughtful, intelligent piece of work, with more insight in half a dozen pages than most authors manage in half a hundred.” – Kirkus Reviews

  • An out of print, non-mass market edition of The Silver Metal Lover by Tanith Lee.

Pat’s Note: This is an older, out of print edition of the book.

“This is quite simply the best sci-fi romance I’ve read in ages.” – New York Daily News

Pat’s Note: This is a beautiful copy of one of Dick’s classic stories. Better yet, it’s one of the old, yellow-spine, vintage DAW paperbacks.  It’s a lovely book….

“… a masterpiece of sorts, full of demonic intensity.” – Robert Silverberg

  • A numbered, two-volume hardcover edition of 30th Anniversary DAW Fantasy and 30th Anniversary DAW Science Fiction Edited by Elizabeth R. Wollheim and Sheila E. Gilbert. This set is numbered 52 out of 350.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of DAW Books, editors Betsy Wollheim and Sheila Gilbert asked each and every author published by DAW thoughout its history if they would like to contribute a new story for a special commemorative anthology.

This is the special edition printing of that collection.

These are gorgeous books that I seriously covet. They’re slipcased, leatherbound, and numbered. Gold leaf and everything. I was thinking of auctioning this off. But I like to keep cool things in the general lottery so anyone can win them, not just folks with the most money….

Thanks for all the lovely books, DAW.

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Remember, for every 10 dollars you donate on the Worldbuilders Team Page, you get a chance to win these books and hundreds of others like them.

Plus there’s the whole helping make the world a better place thing. That’s nice, too.

And don’t forget, Worldbuilders is matching 50% of all donations until January 31st. So there’s several good reasons why you’d want to head over to our Team Heifer page and chip in.

Or, if you want to go back to the main page for Worldbuilders, you can click HERE.

Share and enjoy….

This entry was posted in Worldbuilders 2011By Pat13 Responses

13 Comments

  1. christie
    Posted December 30, 2011 at 6:43 AM | Permalink

    Bravo. May more rude kicking be in the near future in the New Year.

  2. Not Cooperative
    Posted December 30, 2011 at 9:24 AM | Permalink

    It would be cool to win something, but I think my mother will slap me if I win something entitled “The Silver Metal Lover” or “Touched by an Alien,” because they aren’t “wholesome.” Or some BS like that… but anyway, is there anyway to turn down a prize in order to not get slapped by angry parents?

  3. Gesepp
    Posted December 30, 2011 at 10:51 AM | Permalink

    Pat, did you write a story for one of the 30th Anniversary Anthologies?

    • Marcus Cox
      Posted December 30, 2011 at 12:13 PM | Permalink

      That was the first thought that popped into my mind so I started trying to find info on it. Turns out DAW turned 30 about six years before publishing The Name of the Wind.

  4. dani
    Posted December 30, 2011 at 11:48 AM | Permalink

    Correction? “Touched By An Angel by Gini Koch” looks like it is actually titled, “Touched By An Alien” instead, I think?

  5. Grace_B
    Posted December 30, 2011 at 10:09 PM | Permalink

    Every time I look to see what’s been added I have to donate more money…

    This stuff is so awesome I’m seriously considering dipping into my savings so that I can have more chances to win! :D

  6. Erzberger
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 6:35 AM | Permalink

    Wow. DAW is awesome, it seems. Big props to them.

  7. ashley_capes
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 5:20 AM | Permalink

    Wow, over $100,000 very quickly, that’s ace.

  8. Tesse
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 10:18 AM | Permalink

    Oops I accidentally donated to Sean Campbell (team member) instead of Pat Rothfuss….

    The money still goes towards Worldbuilders, right?

    Also, any chance I’m still in the lottery……?

    Yeah I know….I was a bit stupid and might ruin Pat’s warm fuzzy feeling.

    I think we’ll break last years record again. With still a month to go we’re really far already.

  9. Posted January 3, 2012 at 7:29 AM | Permalink

    great book…nice chapter …
    thanks for the post…
    thank you very much..

  10. chat
    Posted February 25, 2012 at 1:20 PM | Permalink

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