In a unique publishing event, Rhys Hughes and Meteor House are auctioning off six opportunies for you to be killed. That’s right, you can fight to the death against a famous author (sorry, the fights are rigged, you have to lose). What, you say you don’t want to be killed? Not even to help a worthwhile charity?
Ok, perhaps we’re going about this the wrong way, let’s try again . . .
How would you like to be Tuckerized in Rhys Hughes’ next novel, The Abnormalities of Stringent Strange? Six lucky bidders (ok, it will be the six bidders who want it the most . . . luck has nothing to do with it) will be plucked out of the reading audience and forced to fight to the death as gladiators in the arena. While each winning bidder will be killed off by a famous author, the higher they bid the longer they live and the more glorious their death!
Here is how the auction works:
The bidding starts at $1+ the lowest bid below (your bid includes a copy of the book).
To place a bid, leave a comment with your name and bid in the comments below.
All bids should be in whole dollar amounts.
This page will be updated severals times per day to show the top bidders.
Payment is due at the end of the auction.
The auction ends Sunday, September 16th, at 10:00pm eastern. 50% of each of the six winning bids (above the $25 cost of the book) will go to the the charity of Rhys’ choice, Animal Aid, the UK’s largest animal rights group.
Don’t worry if you have already preordered your copy of The Abnormalities of Stringent Strange, we will apply that payment to your winning bid.
Once you bid, keep checking the auction to make sure you have not been outbid!
Bidding is closed, congratulations to the winners:
$125 – Jason Rolfe
$102 – Adrian Chamberlin
$101 – Marty Kardon
$100 – Anthony Cardno
$80 – Tim Uhl
$76 – Steve Mattsson
$70 – Tim Love
Note: Due to time zone issues and poor planning by the publisher we have allowed the top 7 bidders to win the auction. More money for Animal Aid!