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Signed copies of all my books up for auction to benefit Con or Bust

Now you can get all my books — including an advance reader copy (ARC) of MJ-12: Shadows — via the charity auctions set up by Con or Bust starting today.

I’ve got two lots up for bid this year. The first consists of signed mass-market paperback copies of the full Daedalus trilogy — The Daedalus Incident, The Enceladus Crisis and The Venusian Gambit — which you can bid on here. The second is a hardcover copy of MJ-12: Inception and the ARC of MJ-12: Shadows, which you can bid on here. And yes, I’ll sign every book.

This is the first time anywhere you can get your hands on MJ-12: Shadows. We haven’t even released the cover images yet — though stay tuned for that soon — so you can get a good jump-start on the series before Shadows comes out in September. And of course, I remain super proud of the Daedalus trilogy and the reception it’s received over the years.

This is the fourth year I’ve supported the Con or Bust auctions. Con or Bust provides free SF/F convention passes to people of color, which is a beautiful thing indeed. Science fiction and fantasy needs more voices and different perspectives, and this is a really solid way of bringing more people into the fold.

The bidding started this morning and will last until Sunday, May 7 at 4 p.m. EDT. So you have some time. That said, the money goes to a most worthy cause, so bid early and often! There’s some super-cool stuff up for bid — lots of signed books, some manuscript critiques, jewelry, art, a signed Farscape script, delicious treats…just check it out. Support a great cause and maybe get some awesome SF/F swag!

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Last chance to bid on a signed MJ-12: Inception ARC to benefit Con or Bust

MJ12_FinalTime is running out! You have until 4 p.m. EDT on Sunday to bid on a signed advance reader copy of MJ-12: Inception. The auction is to benefit Con or Bust, which helps persons of color attend SF/F conventions if they can’t afford to go otherwise.

Like great books? Like helping others? Like having more diversity in fandom? Then check out the auctions. There’s a lot of great stuff up for bid, and it’s for a great cause. Get cool stuff and help others!

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Con or Bust auctions now open! Bid to win a signed ARC of MJ-12: Inception!

MJ12_FinalWant a super-early copy of MJ-12: Inception, months before it releases? Want to help awesome people attend SF/F conventions when they might not otherwise be able to go? Now’s your chance.

The annual Con or Bust auctions open today, and I have an advance reader copy (ARC) of MJ-12: Inception  up for bid. (Signed, of course!) Bidding starts at $15, and you have until Sunday, June 5 at 4 p.m. EDT to place your bid.

Con or Bust is a wonderful organization that helps people of color attend cons around the globe. If you’ve been to some of the smaller SF/F conventions, you’ve probably noticed that there isn’t a heap of diversity. Charities like this help. SF/F is all about seeing the world through different perspectives, after all, and I firmly believe our cons should have different perspectives and a diversity of backgrounds represented as well.

This is my fourth year offering up my work for auction, and I hope you’ll consider bidding on MJ-12: Inception or any of the other fantastic auction items. Go forth and bid!

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Just 24 hours to go to bid on signed copies of the Daedalus trilogy

Con Or BustWe’re down to the wire in the Con or Bust charity auction, which wraps up on Sunday, May 3, at 4 p.m. EDT. Thus, as of this writing, you have just 24 hours to bid on a complete Daedalus trilogy, including The Venusian Gambit, all signed by yours truly and shipped to your very door.

This is the first charity gig where I’ve been able to offer all three books, which makes it pretty special to me. And the proceeds of this auction help people of color attend SF/F conventions around the country. People of color are sadly underrepresented at most of the cons I’ve been to — though the bigger the con, the better the representation — and we’re all the better for it when we share what we love with as wide a range of people as possible. So, I’m in, and I hope you are too.

To bid, just put your dollar amount in the comments section of this page. Should you win, the auction administrators will put us together so I can sign your books — personalized if you so choose — and send them out to you.

There’s a heap of other cool stuff up for bid as well, so I urge you to surf through and see what strikes your geeky fancy. In addition, you can donate directly to Con or Bust. Recently, a generous soul has offered to match donations made directly, so good karma on you if you help out that way. Find out more about the donations and match here.

That’s enough blog-reading for now; you have some bidding to do. Go forth, good luck, and thanks in advance for contributing!

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