Kate (kate_nepveu) wrote,
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WFC free stuff, scavenger hunt

Here's what our free-books bags at World Fantasy Con contained:

  • The First Betrayal (The Chronicles of Josan, Book 1) by Patricia Bray (2006)
  • The Curse of the Raven Mocker by Marly Youmans (2006)
  • Undertow by Elizabeth Bear (2007)
  • Carmen Dog by Carol Emshwiller (2004) (two copies)
  • The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm (2006)
  • 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill (2007)
  • Wizardry and Wild Romance: A Study of Epic Fantasy by Michael Moorcock (2004)
  • Things That Never Were: Fantasies, Lunacies & Entertaining Lies by Matthew Rossi (2003)
  • The Leopard Mask (The Guin Saga, Book 1) by Kaoru Kurimoto (2003) (two copies)
  • The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld, complied by Stephen Briggs
  • A miscellany of samplers, Fantasy & Science Fiction issues, and other stuff.

I was vaguely planning to read The Faery Reel and 20th Century Ghosts already, so that was good. Any comments about the rest?

Also, on the topic of free books: Chad has posted about the Fantasy Novel Scavenger Hunt we came up with: "participants would be given a list of things to find, and sent to the Dealer's Room or free book bags to find them and bring them back." Here's what he's got to get things started:

  • One book featuring a telepathic bond between a human and an animal.
  • Three books with dubious guilds (Thieves Guild, Prostitute's Guild, etc.)
  • Three characters with D'Read A'Postro'phes in their names [no kidding, one of the Aussie books had a single name with three apostrophes in it!]
  • A book with a map in the front, in which the characters visit every single country on the map.
  • A book with a faintly insulting "Exotic" setting.

I think participants should automatically win if they come back with a copy of The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, myself. But what else?

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