Tons of Books from DAW

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This is a Worldbuilders blog.

I love DAW with a powerful love. Not only are they the folks that took a risk on The Name of The Wind back when nobody else was much interested. But back when Worldbuilders was all fresh and dewy, they were quick to jump on board. Ever since our first year, they’ve made it a habit to shower us with lovely books.

This year is no exception. We have, quite literally, hundreds and hundreds of books from DAW this year.

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(This is not my best picture ever. My smartphone is a fairly dumb camera…)

They’ve sent us so many books, in fact, that we’re grouping them together into bundles to give them away, because doing it singly would just be unmanageable….

We’ve also got a few items we’re auctioning off at the end of the blog. Make sure to take a peek at them, too.

  • The Big Book Bundle

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DAW has never been bashful about publishing big books. Tad Williams alone is proof of that, but as you can see  from the above image, he’s in good company.

Here are nine of DAW’s delightfully hefty books, gathered together for your enjoyment, featuring Tad Williams, along with Michelle West, Irene Radford, Julie Czerneda, Sherwood Smith, Deborah J Ross, Terry A. Adams, Tanya Huff, and me.

All of them are either stand-alone or first books in a series, so you’ll be able to pick any one up and read it without being confused. It’s like a big book Whitman’s sampler.

  •  The Omnibus Collection

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This is a collection of Omnibuses (Omnibi?) by authors Mickey Zucker Reichert, Stephen Leigh, Sean Russell, Terry A. Adams, RM Meluch, S. Andrew Swann, Emily Drake, and Marjorie B. Kellogg.

Why is this awesome? Because you don’t have to worry that you’re only getting part of a series. These Omnibus editions contain *all* of the books. And since this particular prize includes every book in the picture above, it’s like you’re winning 18 books.

To read about each individual title, check out the Lottery Library on the Worldbuilders website.

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“For sheer skill in storytelling and world building, for wit, for strikingly intelligent development of the concept of telepathy, above all, for continuous concern for people, Bradley has put some more famous sagas in the shade.” – Chicago Sun-Times

This is a metric ton of Darkover books. If you’re new to the world, it might be a little daunting. Fans have two opinions about where newcomers should start: either The Bloody Sun or The Forbidden Tower, both of which are represented in this set, so either way you’re covered.

  • Set of Downbelow StationRegenesis, and Alien Space by C.J. Cherryh.

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I really enjoyed Downbelow Station. It’s a classic. I’m kinda ashamed I haven’t read the others. I’m probably going to have to fix that…

“Cherryh tantalizes our minds…captures our hearts and involves us completely…a consistently thoughtful and entertaining writer.” – Publisher’s Weekly

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This is another set that looks smaller than it is. The D’neeran Factor actually contains the novels Sentience and Master of Chaos, with Battleground being the third book in the series. DAW’s got you covered.

“Adams writes with an elaborate, intricate prose … [and] weaves an elegant tale that makes for fascinating reading.” – Locus

  • Set of Green Rider novels Kristen Britain.  Includes Green RiderFirst Rider’s CallThe High King’s Tomb, and Blackveil.

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“A fresh, well-organized fantasy debut, with a spirited heroine and a reliable supporting cast.” – Kirkus Reviews

  • Sets of Blood Price and Blood Trail by Tanya Huff.

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Did you know these books are a TV show now? If you like “Blood Ties,” treat yourself to the source material.

“An entertaining blend of warmly idiosyncratic characters, cinematic pacing and sharp-fanged humour.” – Locus

  • Set of Rosemary and RueA Local HabitationArtifical Night, and Discount Armaggedon by Seanan McGuire.

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This collection has the first three novels in the October Daye series, as well as the first novel in the Incryptid series (Discount Armageddon).  Just enough to give you a taste, and see if you’d be interested in the sequels.

“[McGuire] tells her story with energy and charm…. It’s all so much fun.” – SF Signal

  • Sets of The Four Forges and The Dark Ferryman by Jenna Rhodes.

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“The intricately plotted, character-driven saga of the Vaelinar’s desperate struggles finds anchors in folklore and legend, appealing to fans of slower pacing and detailed world building.” – Publishers Weekly

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“Roberson doesn’t take the easy way out…she has the courage and the writing ability to let her characters be true to themselves, and the result is a taut and breathless novel.” – American Fantasy

  • Starter bundles of books from DAW.

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This is a cool group of books that are either stand-alone novels, or first in a series. They were hand-picked by some of the awesome people at DAW, so you know you’re getting started with a bunch of great books.

This bundle has Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin AhmedDead Things by Stephen Blackmoore, The Silent Dragon by Irene Radford, and Silence by Michelle Sagara. And if you like Silence, its sequel, Touch, is coming up in January. Or, just a thought, you can bid on Silence and the ARC for Touch right now at our eBay auction and read it before it comes out. If you’re into that sort of thing.

  • More starter books from DAW

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Here is a second, equally cool set of books that you can just pick up and read – either stand alone novels or first in a series.

This one contains: Elisha Barber by EC Ambrose, The City of the Lost by Stephen BlackmooreMasks by EC Blake, and A  Turn of the Light by Julie Czerneda.

  • Copies of The Legend of Jig Dragonslayer Omnibus by Jim C. Hines, The Complete Keeper Chornicles Omnibus by Tanya Huff Omnibus, and The Complete Hoorka Trilogy Omnibus by Stephen Leigh.

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These are all awesome collections of great work.  I’m particularly excited to see Jim Hines in there, because not only do we have his fascinating Year of the Poser calendar in the store, but he’s also our $75,000 stretch goal….

Remember folks, we’ve got a lot of these bundles and much more to give away. And every $10 you donate through our Team Heifer page nets you a chance to win one.

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This is particularly cool, because Touch won’t be out until January.  If you win this auction, you’ll have the chance not only to read book one (Silence), but also read and finish book two (Touch) before it’s even released.

If that thought makes you all tingly inside, feel free to go bid on it.

  • Auction: One of Everything Published by DAW in 2013.

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DAW has a tradition of publishing some of the best sci-fi and fantasy in the industry. They’re good to their supporters and to their authors, in every way.

This has got a great mix of books – hardcovers, trade paperbacks, and mass market paperbacks. For example, even though The Wise Man’s Fear came out a while ago, the mass market paperback came out this year, so there’s a copy of that in there.

Don’t miss out on your chance at this many books.  Wander over and bid to your heart’s content.

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If these lottery prizes look wonderful (and they do), all you have to do is donate to the Team Heifer Page for a chance to win. Feel free to swing by the Lottery Library to see all the prizes currently included.

There are also a couple of DAW-specific auctions (and some of my stuff) that will be ending on Sunday night that you can see on our eBay page.

We’re all pretty proud of our new Worldbuilders website, if you want to see why we’re strutting around a little more than usual lately.

Or, if you’re into text, there’s a lot of details about this year’s fundraiser on my blog.

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18 Comments

  1. Schwartz the Younger
    Posted December 13, 2013 at 5:14 AM | Permalink

    Please give me moment while I roll my tongue and wipe up my drool….

    That book shelf is beautiful.

  2. Marcus Cox
    Posted December 13, 2013 at 7:11 AM | Permalink

    Is there something special hidden behind the not-so-subtle black box in the picture of the bookshelf?

  3. PHXDale
    Posted December 13, 2013 at 7:54 AM | Permalink

    Will the books we’ve donated for giveaway prizes be featured on the Lottery Library page?

    • Posted December 14, 2013 at 3:17 PM | Permalink

      Eventually. We’re still organizing all the donations, getting them into inventory, and deciding how to use them.

      For the most part, books only will appear in the Lottery Library *after* they’ve appeared on the blog here.

  4. Brady Dill
    Posted December 13, 2013 at 8:33 AM | Permalink

    Omnibi would usually (not always) be the plural for a Latin noun ending in -us, but “omnibus” is Latin for “with all things” or “containing everything”, so it’s already plural (it’s an adjective). The Anglicized version is the most accurate: omnibuses.

    It’s actually silly that we use Latin plurals at all. Each Latin noun has seven plural forms, but we only use one of them. Word order (almost entirely) doesn’t matter in Latin, so there are forms for “all things” (omnia), “of all things” (omnium), “to/for all things” (omnibus), “all things (direct object)” (omnia), “by/with/from/in/on all things” (omnibus), “in all things” (omnibus), and “All things! (exclamation, direct address)” (omnia). Those are just the plural forms.

    What’s cool is that “omnibus” can also mean “for all women and men”, so this could be construed as a use of the device called “zeugma”, where one word is simultaneously taken two different ways. “For all women and men” and “with all things”. There’s a cool example of this in one of Pliny the Younger’s letters, detailing the eruption of Vesuvius. “Illae fulminibus et maiores et similes erant.” “Those (mini-eruptions) were both greater than and similar to lightning.” “Lightning” is two different (identical in appearance) forms at once: “than lightning” and “to lightning”.

    I know, raging Latin nerdness isn’t what you’re going for hereabouts, so I’ll desist.

    http://whatshouldwecallmeclassics.tumblr.com/post/39891100412/when-i-give-people-impromptu-latin-grammar-lessons

    Omnia! I will buy omnia! (Omnia emam!)

    • Posted December 13, 2013 at 12:50 PM | Permalink

      Very interesting information… and yet, reading this, I can’t help but think, in my very best John Cleese impersonation:

      What’s this thing? ROMANES EUNT DOMUS? “People called Romanes they go the house?”

      In all seriousness, though, good post, would read again.

  5. videodame
    Posted December 13, 2013 at 9:45 AM | Permalink

    Full disclosure: I work for Penguin’s Library Marketing department, and I am also lucky enough to sit in on the DAW launch meetings. But I read Elisha Barber and Masks so I could do a presentation on them for ALA and they are the bee’s knees, people. Run don’t walk.

  6. Robo
    Posted December 13, 2013 at 10:40 AM | Permalink

    I want to know what’s blocked off in the bottom right corner. Special editions of something fantastic or a crime scene of a neighbor killed by a lute to the head?

  7. Holmelund
    Posted December 13, 2013 at 2:43 PM | Permalink

    Am I the only one wondering why part of the book case is hidden with a black square?

  8. Sandhya
    Posted December 14, 2013 at 2:33 AM | Permalink

    Whomever stacked that bookshelf is a bloody artist!

  9. firebird
    Posted December 15, 2013 at 11:32 AM | Permalink

    Congrats on the newborn! I’m about a month and a half away myself to having a second little one.

  10. Daniel Goldberg
    Posted December 21, 2013 at 9:47 PM | Permalink

    I’ve never read Otherland by Tad Williams. Thoughts? (On the book, not on me not having read it.)

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