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October 20, 2006

Another Auction for the John M. Ford Book Endowment

No, not from me this time, but from an up-and-coming writer I think you'll be hearing a lot about, and she goes by the name of Lois McMaster Bujold:

I am auctioning the galleys of Lois McMaster Bujold's upcoming novel The Sharing Knife: Legacy to benefit the John M. Ford Book Endowment, for the Minneapolis Public Library. Part 1, The Sharing Knife: Beguilement just came out in hardcover; the sequel won't be available until next spring.
This is a one-of-a-kind item, and the ONLY way to read the novel prior to its 2007 release. Opening bid is $100; bid increments of no less than $1, whole dollar increments only. Auction closes 11:59:59 pm Central, Friday, October 27.

Here's where to go for all the information and also to bid on the galleys. If the wording on the information looks familiar, it may be because it's been mostly swiped from my own auction. And you know? I'm just fine with that.

This is a pretty damn cool thing, if I do say so myself, and I suspect that there are enough rabid Bujold fans out there for whom this will be irresistable. If you're one of them, go bid, and help fund the Mike Ford Endowment. And remember, you can also just chip in a few bucks yourself.

Posted by john at October 20, 2006 05:49 PM

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Janiece | October 20, 2006 06:16 PM

I love LMB, but the bidding is already out of my league, unfortunately.

Miles Vorkosigan is on my list of all-time favorite fictional characters.

Martin Wagner | October 20, 2006 06:42 PM

A shame The Sharing Knife is not one of her better books. But at least it's in a good cause.

Vincent | October 21, 2006 10:05 AM

"an up-and-coming writer I think you'll be hearing a lot about, and she goes by the name of Lois McMaster Bujold." Whaaat?? She has been around a long time.

Jeff | October 21, 2006 01:48 PM

Er... That's was a joke.

John Scalzi | October 22, 2006 09:00 PM

Indeed, it was a joke.

handdrummer | October 23, 2006 04:48 PM

Just a note in passing. Thanks to John's inspirational call to action, $800 was raised at a silent auction for the Ford Fund at Capclave this past weekend. Ain't fans swell?

John Scalzi | October 23, 2006 04:50 PM

Excellent!

Christine | October 25, 2006 07:06 PM

A shame /The Sharing Knife/ is not one of her better books. But at least it's in a good cause.

To each his own. I loved it. First book I can ever remember reading for the first time ever and immediately starting all over from the beginning and re-reading it. But the auction is already out of my league. Pity.

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