Christmas Countdown Wishlist V

One of my favorite books of all time is a book called The Wood Wife. It was written by Terri Windling.  Additionally, with my love for fairy tales, one of my favorite series is The Fairy Tale Series.  It was created by Terri Windling. The Journal of Mythic Arts, Endicott Studio, Borderlands, Year’s best Fantasy and Horror, I could go on and on.

Because of some personal issues, both health and legal, there is currently a fundraiser for Ms. Windling going on.  You can find all the information about it here.  So this week I will be linking to cool one-of-a-kind gifts and books for the reader in your life.

Today’s awesome gift:

Seller: Catherynne M. Valente
Offered: Naming rights for a character in the next Catherynne M. Valente Fairyland novel. You will work with Cat on the naming of a character in the next novel of her Fairyland series, which begain with The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.
A glorious balancing act between modernism and the Victorian Fairy Tale, done with heart and wisdom.  — Neil Gaiman
Opening bid: $100
Auction closes at 5 p.m. on December 15th, 2011.


And the book is, of course:

Seller: Catherynne M. Valente
Offered: A signed original manuscript of The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, the sequel to Catherynne M. Valente’s first YA novel The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.

Feiwel & Friends has done the world an enormous service by putting The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Catherynne M. Valente’s extraordinary, award-winning, free web-novel, between covers. What’s more, they’ve augmented it with Ana Juan’s wonderful illustrations, one for every chapter.

Fairyland is a book that is both deeply in love with fairy tales and sharply critical of them: the story of September, a girl who flies from her dreary and sad life in Nebraska to Fairyland on the Green Wind. In Fairyland, she meets every sort of wonderful mythical beast (including a wyvern that’s half library), eats the most wonderful and strange things, and has the most wonderful and extraordinary adventures and quests. And it really is wonderful: whimsical and lyrical and shot through with an imagination that simultaneously renders the traditional furniture of fairy tales fresh, and manages to make the author’s own inventions seem as mythic as the first story told in the first cave in front of the first fire. — Cory Doctorow
Cat will inscribe her manuscript for the winner of this auction.
Opening bid: $50
Auction ends at 5 p.m. Pacific Time on December 15th, 2011.

There are so many more. Please go and find something you can afford, bid on it and help Ms. Windling.