Online DUFF auction

The list below is what remains from the items donated from the Art Widner estate that were not sent to the Worldcon auction. I am collecting more donations and will run an online auction if there is interest in any of this. Good stuff, people! If you see something you like and you want to make an offer, please contact me at!

Cecelia Holland, Floating Worlds (Knopf, 1976). HC, 1st, Good. Slight wear on dust jacket, discoloration from dust.

Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Mars (Bantam, 1993). HC, 1st, Very Good. Slight wear on dust jacket. Nebula/BSFA winner.

Kim Stanley Robinson, Green Mars (Bantam, 1994). HC, 1st, Very Good. Slight wear on dust jacket. Hugo winner.

Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars (Bantam, 1996). HC, 1st, Very Good. Slight wear on dust jacket. Hugo winner.

Kim Stanley Robinson, The Martians (Bantam, 1999). HC, Very Good. Bend edges on dust jacket, slight creasing on pages.

Kim Stanley Robinson, The Years of Rice and Salt (Bantam, 2002). HC, 1st, Fine. Locus Award winner.

Robert Sheckley, Dimensions of Sheckley: Selected Novels (NESFA Press, 2002). HC, Fine. Cover by Bob Eggleton.

A. Bertram Chandler, Kelly Country (Penguin Australia, 1983). PB, 1st, Very Good. Faded on spine.

Frank Clune, Ned Kelly (Angus & Robertson, 1980). PB, Very Good. First published as Ned Kelly’s Last Stand, 1962.

Theodora Kroeber, Ishi, Last of His Tribe (Bantam, 1978). PB, Good. Cover folded and slightly worn.

David Langford, The Space Eater (Timescape, 1983). PB, 1st, Good. Cover folded and worn. His first novel.

Vonda N. McIntyre, The Exile Waiting (Fawcett, 1976). PB, 1st, Very Good. Slight wear. Nebula/Locus winner.

Vonda N. McIntyre, Starfarers (Ace, 1989). PB, 1st, Very Good. Slight wear, pen mark on 1 page. Signed to Art Widner, 1991.

Vonda N. McIntyre, Transition (Ace, 1991). PB, 1st, Fine. 2 of 4 in a series. Signed to Art Widner, 1991.

Joanna Russ, And Chaos Died (Ace, 1970). PB, 1st, Very Good.

Joanna Russ, The Female Man (Bantam, 1973). PB, 1st, Very Good. James Tiptree, Jr. award winner (retrospective).

Joanna Russ, We Who Are About To… (Dell, 1977). PB, 1st, Very Good.

Fan Funds Auction A Rousing Success At Sasquan

Ulrika O’Brien, who worked the auction, wrote up an excellent account of the proceedings. Here it is in full:


I confess when I first sat down at the cashiers’ table, I felt a degree of trepidation. As I surveyed the crowd across the dim and smoky haze in Guinan’s, it seemed to me that most fans present were there to drink and weren’t terribly interested in our little proceedings. But from the moment Andy Hooper took the mic, the auction rolled along at a spanking pace with brisk and lively bidding and much jollity. It was a good time, and made good money.

Final auction sales came to $1870.00, divided thus:

TAFF: $747.00
DUFF: $1,101.00
GUFF $22.00

Checks to TAFF and DUFF sitting administrators will be sent out this week; GUFF funds have been disbursed.

There were a lot of heroes who made this auction so successful, and I will probably manage to forget someone because it was a long and busy convention but here goes:

Andy Hooper
Jerry Kaufman
Norman Cates

Randy Byers
Andrew P. Hooper
Tom Becker
Scott K.
Nina Horvath

Especially the super-helpful Kelly Buehler, who was originally only there to run the sound board and stepped up like a champ.


Carrie Root
Mark Plummer
Claire Brialey
She who would rather not be named on the internet

And of course a gigantic shout out of thanks to everyone who donated auction goods, and everyone who came and bid and bought our stuff. You guys are all TOTALLY AWESOME.

Humbly submitted: Ulrika O’Brien, TAFF ’98

That is a terrific result and I’m so very grateful to all of the above mentioned for running a great auction. Big thanks to Toni Weiskopf, Naomi Fisher and Tom Becker (on behalf of Art Widner’s family) for their donations. Even bigger thanks to everyone who showed up and supported the fan funds with their time and money.

Super supremo thanks to Norman Cates for his fundraising contributions and efforts outside of Worldcon. He raised almost $400 for the fund while at Gen Con this year, chiefly by bringing really cool stuff from WETA and sundry New Zealand curiosities to auction. What an excellent friend he is to the fan funds.

More Cool Stuff: Lois McMaster Bujold, Lee and Miller, David Weber

Thanks to a donation by Toni Weisskopf of Baen Books we have the following uncorrected page proofs:

1. Dragon in Exile, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. The 18th book in the Liaden Universe, published in June 2015.

2. A Call to Arms, David Weber, Timothy Zahn with Thomas Pope. Book 2 of Manticore Ascendant, an Honorverse novel.

3. The Sword of the South, David Weber. Not yet published! First in a new epic fantasy series.

In addition, Toni generously sent DUFF a draft of the new Lois McMaster Bujold novel, Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen. Publication date is February 2016. Want to read it now, even before the uncorrected proofs and advanced reading copy? Here’s your chance. Can’t make it to the convention? Find a friend who can bid for you. Support DUFF and your Vorkosigan collection at the same time!