All winning bidders contacted

Just to let you know, we’ve now contacted all winning bidders via e-mail.

Thank you to everyone who has already completed the payment process over at the justgiving site, and thank you too to everyone who has been kind enough to send donations. We really appreciate it.

We’re working through the lists of everyone who has taken part, and over the next few days we will either be arranging for items to be sent out, or – where appropriate – putting winners and donors in touch. This might take a little while, so please bear with us!

Thanks again for your involvement: we’ll be bringing you the total raised once we’ve checked all the payments are in, but so far (and including all those extra donations) you’ve raised £11, 139.36. And we’re grateful for every single penny.

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JustGiving donations

Perhaps you didn’t find anything that caught your eye in our auctions – but you’d still like to be involved…

Several people have been in touch to ask whether it’s possible to make a donation to Genre for Japan without having won an auction: we’re delighted to say that it is, and we welcome any and all additional donations.

Our justgiving page can be found here, and it’s now up and running.

If you’d like to make a donation, then please feel free to – and thank you.

All donations will, along with the bids, go directly to the BRC’s Japan Tsunami Appeal, where the money will make a real difference.

To help us with the admin, if you would like to make a donation, please let us know that it’s not connected to the auction lots!

Additionally, if you’re either completing your bid or are making a donation (and you’re a UK taxpayer) please consider adding Gift Aid, as this will help raise even more money for a fantastic cause. (Note: this is only the case for “additional” donations – to the best of our knowledge, donations which are connected to an auction item are unfortunately not eligible for Gift Aid)

Thank you again for your generosity. We’re absolutely overwhelmed.

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Auctions now closed, and a note on late bids

As you already know, our auctions are now closed.

We will be contacting all our winning bidders over the next few days with instructions as to how to proceed – it might take us a little while to get to everyone, but we will contact you!

Since we closed last night, we’ve had some queries about the cut-off point for placed bids.

To clarify, we closed the auctions at midnight, and disabled the comment boxes on all the items. The system takes a minute or two to process this: it’s something we couldn’t avoid, and on a couple of items, one or two bids made just after midnight went through. Unfortunately, we are unable to include these in the auction.

In the interest of fairness, we will only be accepting bids placed up to & including 12:00, according to the WordPress comment timestamps, in line with the advertised closing time.

The highest bid (or bids, for multiple items) which were registered at or by 12:00 (midnight) will be the winning bids.

We appreciate this may have caused some concern, and apologise for any confusion or disappointment.

In the meantime, thank you so much to all our wonderful supporters and donors, and to everyone who has got involved in bidding, and in spreading the word about Genre for Japan. It’s been a greater success than we ever imagined possible, and your generosity has been nothing short of amazing.

We are deeply grateful to have been involved in such a positive experience–and we really can’t thank you enough.

Without all of you, none of this would have been possible – and we hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have!


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Bidding now closed

Bidding on our auctions has now CLOSED.

Thank you to everyone who took part.

We will be contacting the winning bidders over the next few days with instructions. Please don’t do anything until you’ve heard from us!

Once again, thank you to all our supporters and all of you who’ve bid on items. We’re absolutely floored by your enthusiasm and your generosity.

You made this event. All of you.

 – The Genre for Japan team.

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Last Day

Time’s running out to bid on our auction items… at midnight tonight, the clock turns black, we turn into pumpkins and we will close to bids.

We’ve said it before, but it can’t be said often enough: thank you to all our supporters for their generosity, and to everyone who has bid so far. You’re all wonderful, and have made us so proud to be part of this community.

Don’t miss your chance to get your hands on that item you’ve been eyeing all week: if you’ve been holding back, it’s now or never!

And remember: time is short.

Tick… tock…


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Bonus items now live

We told you we had more surprise items up our sleeves.

We meant it.

You’ll see that we’ve added several lovely new items this morning including convention tickests and more fantastic signed books – scroll through the site, or check the index for details…

Happy bidding!

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Item 138: signed, numbered, slipcased edition of A FEAST FOR CROWS by George R. R. Martin

The highest bidder will receive a numbered, slipcased edition of A FEAST FOR CROWS by George R. R. Martin, signed by the author.

Minimum Bid: £5.00

– donated by George R. R. Martin

The fourth volume in the hugely popular and highly acclaimed epic fantasy. There is passion here, and misery and charm, grandeur and squalor, tragedy, nobility and courage. Bloodthirsty, treacherous and cunning, the Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne in the name of the boy-king Tommen. But fear and deceit are in the air: their enemies are poised to strike. The Martells of Dorne seek vengeance for their dead, and the heir of King Balon of the Iron Isles, Euron Crow’s Eye, is as black a pirate as ever raised a sail. Across the war-torn landscape of the Seven Kingdoms, Brienne the Beauty (thus named in mockery of her great size and strength) seeks for Sansa Stark, having vowed to protect Sansa from the wrath of Queen Cersei, Tommen’s power-hungry mother. Meanwhile apprentice Maester Samwell Tarly brings a mysterious babe in arms south to the Citadel from the cruel frozen north where the sinister Others threaten the Wall.

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Items 141, 142 & 143: Signed copies of THE WISE MAN’S FEAR by Patrick Rothfuss

The 3 highest bidders will each receive a copy of THE WISE MAN’S FEAR by Patrick Rothfuss, signed by the author.

Minimum Bid: £20.00

– donated by Patrick Rothfuss

In The Wise Man’s Fear, Day Two of The Kingkiller Chronicle, Kvothe searches for answers, attempting to uncover the truth about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents. Along the way, Kvothe is put on trial by the legendary Adem mercenaries, forced to reclaim the honor of his family, and travels into the Fae realm. There he meets Felurian, the faerie woman no man can resist, and who no man has ever survived…until Kvothe.

In The Wise Man’s Fear, Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time.


Grasping for the Wind

Brandon Sanderson

Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist

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Ro’s Top Picks

I cannot contain my excitement about the number of chances there are for fans to appear in their favourite author’s novels. The fans of genre are going to be peopling genre for the next few years, and I can barely contain my squee about it. I limited myself to just two, but there are some really special lots on this theme, and I commend them all to you.

So, first up: Steven Gould’s ARC of 7th Sigma, and being a character in his next Jumper novel, Impulse. Steven Gould’s Jumper is one of the best genre novels I’ve read in the last few years. A friend persuaded me to read it because she loved the 2008 film; I insisted I had to read the book first. The two are quite different entities. The film is OK, but the book is phenomenal. Original, fast-paced, gripping. Jumper is a superhero book for the modern age. Amazingly, Steven has also written two excellent sequels, one in the movie world (Jumper: Griffin’s Story), and one in the original universe (Reflex). I’m not aware of anyone else doing that, and the really amazing thing is that both books are excellent. I’m excited just to know that there’s a nother Jumper novel coming out – the fact that you could be a part of it is really, really exciting.

7th Sigma is a post-apocalypse book about self-replicating, solar-powered, metal-eating machines. I was also fortunate enough to receive a copy of 7th Sigma from Steven recently, and what I’ve read so far, I like.  This is a really exciting lot all round, an you’d be mad not to bid on it!

My second pick: Al Ewing’s TWO chances to appear in next Pax Britannia book – with speaking lines! I’ve come to know Al Ewing via his book I, Zombie, which was so thoroughly gripping and original that it changed my whole idea of what a zombie book was about. Pax Britannia is a different thing again, but the more I see of Al Ewing, the more I like.  His work is incredible, and the chance to have a speaking part in his book is really something special!

Third thing you should want: Vinny Chong’s signed cover art. Vinny Chong’s artwork is award-winning, and rightly so – it’s stunning. He’s a man to watch, and this lot is simply incredible with the number of wonderful pieces he has donated. Go look at this stuff if you don’t believe me – the art speaks for itself!

Fourth truly amazing lot: A year’s worth of Tor books sent straight to the winner. Who wouldn’t want this? Tor books are great, and you’ll be sent some every month, straight to your door! Plus, every month you’ll be getting a package that reminds you of the truly wonderful thing you did to help support the Red Cross Appeal for Japan. We all need pick-me-ups from time to time, and it doesn’t get much better than this: not only great fiction to lose yourself in, but a reminder that real world people can do wonderful things, too… and you’re one of them.

Last, but definitely not least: A numbered, limited edition proof of THE CITY & THE CITY by China Mieville. I was blown away when I read Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville, and everything of his I’ve read since has blown me away with its richness and originality. As a book collector, I covet most numbered, limited editions, but this is just a really special item. An item like this doesn’t come into your hands every day, and this is even more special – you can tell people it’s not just numbered and limited, but this was the one they auctioned on Genre for Japan ;-p – don’t let it get away!

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Items 139 & 140: signed Subterranean Press edition of GARDENS OF THE MOON by Steven Erikson

The 2 highest bidders will each receive a copy of the Subterranean Press edition of GARDENS OF THE MOON by Steven Erikson, signed by the author.

Minimum Bid: £100.00

– donated by Steven Erikson

Gardens of the Moon
By Steven Erikson

Illustrated by Michael Komarck

Limited: (sold out)
ISBN 978-1-59606-145-3

Lettered: (sold out)

Subterranean Press is proud to announce the first volume The Malazan Book of the Fallen.

The Malazan Empire is a continent-spanning dominion over which the ruthless Empress Laseen holds sway, her rule enforced by the Claws, the Imperial assassins. Bled dry by incessant warfare and undermined by dissension, signs indicate that the Empire could be crumbling from within.

The Genabackis campaign has been a war of attrition in which the Malazans have spent years fighting the combined forces of local armies aided by the formidable Son of Darkness and Lord of the Tiste Andii, Anomander Rake, the Crimson Guard, the powerful warlord Caladan Brood, and their allies.

Though they emerge victorious from the siege of Pale and impel the flying fortress of Moon’s Spawn to retreat and abandon the conflict, the Malazan triumph is bittersweet. Evidence implies that the Bridgeburners were nearly wiped out by treacherous elements from within the ranks of their own army.

Before any light can be shed on what truly occurred, the Malazan troops are sent marching to subdue Darujhistan, the last of the Free Cities of Genabackis. Soon, as the conflict escalates, powerful forces converge on Darujhistan.

And with gods and Ascendants watching and manipulating events, nothing is as it seems in the City of Blue Fire.

Thus begins The Malazan Book of the Fallen, one of the greatest and most ambitious fantasy epics of our time.

The numbered edition will:

Be printed on 80# Finch paper, guaranteeing a lifetime of enjoyment
Be illustrated with a number of full color interior illustrations

The lettered edition will include everything in the numbered, plus the following features:

A completely different dust jacket
A gatefold pull-out illustration
A custom traycase to protect your book

Those who order from Subterranean Press have the right of first refusal on other titles in the series, meaning you can build a matched set of numbers.

The limited edition of Gardens of the Moon will be available exclusively from Subterranean Press, in two unique editions:

Limited: 500 signed numbered hardcover copies
Lettered: 52 signed, deluxe bound copies, housed in a custom traycase

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