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.