{completed!}Otherworldly Bookbox: Sci-fi/fantasy/horror: Round III (USA only)

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This bookbox will be a mix of everything not from our reality: science fiction, fantasy and horror. Anything that has elements from a different world will fit in here.

I will need at least five participants to join the box in order to run it. It will probably be a large box, around 20 books. I will hope to start it traveling at the beginning of April, so people at the beginning of the list will have about a month to collect books.

To join, just post with any shipping preferences (end of list, etc.) and I'll add your name to the list. This box is US only.

Bookbox rules:
*When you get the box please post here so we can track its progress.
*Journal all books you take out of the box and make sure you put at least the number back in, unless you are taking small books and adding large ones, in which case the same number may not fit in the box. This box should be big enough to allow some flex in the exact number.
*Make sure the books you add have the BCID in them. It seems obvious, but I have had times when folks forgot and I had to try and track them down.
*Books do not have to be the first in a series, but before adding take into consideration how they will read as a stand-alone. If the future reader is going to be completely lost, particularly if the series isn't easily found, please consider finding it a home another way.
*Please pass the box on within 2 weeks. If something comes up and you are going to have to hold onto the box a little longer, let me know so we don't have to worry.
*Feel free to ship the box by the cheapest, slowest postage option.

Shipping Order:
{asked to be skipped]nimrodiel
back to Emmejo


I'll do another round.


I'm in! If you're starting the box with lots of books that have already passed through my hands, I'd rather be later in the mailing order, but otherwise I can go wherever you like.


no preference, tho I'm hoping to do some travelling this summer, so earlier might be better.


I can go anywhere in the mix. Thanks for the invite.


Although I do need to read down my TBR pile to get some books to use. So, if I can go towards the end of the list it would be better.




imawinn2 2 yrs ago
I'll join
Please add me to the list.


Greyflank 2 yrs ago
Looking forward to this.


Would love to do another round.
Can you please put me near the top but not first?
I'll be really busy the first 2 weeks of April but mid April through May would work great for me. In July I will be really busy covering for co-workers going on vacation so would like to avoid the box arriving then.
Thanks for inviting me!


I'd love to join if it's not too late! Earlier on the list is better for me.


Welcome, both to the bookbox and to Bookcrossing! Since you have no books registered, I put you early on the list, but not right at the start so you have some time to collect books and get them ready to travel. Since this looks like your first bookbox, feel free to PM me if you have any questions.


emmejo 1 yr ago
Hoping to get this moving later this week. Anyone else want to join in before then?


Tracking number is 9114 9999 4431 4715 9767 63

Below is a list of books starting out in the box. Don't scroll down if you want to be surprised!
Sheepfarmer's Daughter http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14486749/
The Oathbound http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14486743/
Kitty in the Underworld http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14486691/
Broken Angels http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14486401/
Green Angel http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14463573/
Blades of Winter http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14447153/
A Dirty Job http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14447134/
Vampire Hunter D Reader's Guide http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14418074/
The Sea is Ours http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14348851/
Women In Practical Armor http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14347467/
Blackguards http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14157280/
Blood Oath http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14073992/
The President's Vampire http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14073950/
Cthulhu Comes to the Vampire Kingdom http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14000714/
Seize the Night http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13904661/
VampCon http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13866273/
The Raven Boys http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13590180/
To Your Scattered Bodies Go http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13447442/
Raising Hell http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13033112/
Fortune and Fate http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12794990/
The Practice Effect http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12195159/
The Bitter Seed of Magic http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12097395/
Zombie Apocalypse! http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10412797/


YAY~ lookin' forward to it!


the Box has arrived, safe and sound~ now the fun :)


After much deliberation, I'm only pulling 5 books (I was tempted by others, but my Mt TBR is a whole bloody range as is....)

Taking out:
The Sea is Ours
Cthulhu Comes to the Vampire kingdom
Women in Practical Armor
The Deed of Paksenarrion
To Your Scattered Bodies Go

Replacing with:
New Cthulhu 2 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13353881
The One-Armed Queen http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14523661
Strange Candy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14523663
Rain of Ghosts http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14486731
Sunshine http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7888566
and War of Gifts http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14523665
this last is really only a long short story, so I'm offering it as a freebie with
any of my other books

I'm currently buried at both jobs, so it may take a bit to get to the PO when the counter is open. Nonetheless, I'll get this posted to BooksnBeer as quickly as I can!

Thanks for another fun round, emmejo !!


...if you are willing to add to the bottom of the list. I have lane1088's sci-fi box now.


Added you! Welcome aboard!


...if you are accepting more people?

I'm also participating in lane1088's sci-fi box. Thanks!


We'd be happy to have you!


wingSpatialwing 1 yr ago


Wow - I am looking through these and still deliberating on which to take. Many to choose from. I will get the next address and keep trying to decide.

Too much Fun!!!


I very heavy box is on it's way. I got some strange looks at the post office and the computer decided to spring a random package check on it. The Post Office counter person had to open the box. All was good and she taped it back up and put it into the package stream.


Box has arrived.


Taking out:

Vampire Hunter D Reader's Guide
New Cthulhu 2
Seize the Night
A Dirty Job
Vampire Stories by Women
Kitty in the Underworld
Rain of Ghosts
Wizard of Earthsea
Green Angel

Putting In:

Compliance - Maureen McGowan
Glory - Maureen McGowan
Lornamair - Dax Christopher
The Girl From The Well - Rin Chupeco
Blithe Spirit - Noel Coward
Grendel - John Gardner
The Magic Amulet - William O. Steele
The Reincarnation of Peter Proud - Max Ehrlich
The Swarm - Arthur Herzog
Living Dead In Dallas - Charlaine Harris
Plague - Graham Masterton
Spectrobes: Origins - Ned Lear
Ghostly Anniversary - Patrick E. O'Brian

Will edit with tracking # when I get back from post office.



LOVE seeing a play put in!!!!! And such a deliciously fun one :)


Journaled all the books except The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women. Unable to find a BCID anywhere outside or inside the book.
Whomever added this one please message me the BCID.
Thank you.


I will probably get it out in a week or so... right after next payday!


I'll let everyone be surprised which ones I chose and which ones I put in, although I'm sure anyone could figure it out with a little sleuthing.

I must say, you people have some good tastes in books.

Here's the tracking number as the box crawls to the west... 9549 0265 1012 7165 1228 55
Shipped on Wed, Jun 14, 2017
Scheduled delivery Wed, Jun 21, 2017


Now for the fun part!


I took out:
Peter and the Sword of Mercy
The Girl from the Well

And put it:
Heart's Blood http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14601408
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14601403

Box is on its way to GoryDetails now.
Tracking number: 9114 9014 9645 1212 5304 54


Happy Reading & don't forget to journal the books you removed.


Just one day after I mailed out the last bookbox I'm in; funny how they tend to pile up. Will try and get this one moving again by late next week - before the *next* bookbox gets here!

I did find one book that has no BCID, and I can't find any registered copies on BC; it's Fire Priestess, by Michelle L. Levigne, ISBN 1592797806. If whoever contributed it would like to register it and PM me with the BCID, I'll label it. [Update: got it, thanks - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14636780 ]


...but missed the window at the post office today, so the box will go in the mail on Monday. [Update: mailed! Box is just under 20 pounds, media-mail postage under $12. Tracking: 9549 0121 0346 7198 0840 87]

My choices follow - stop reading if you'd rather be surprised!


I’m taking out:

Inhuman Acts
Teeth: The First Bite
Zombie Apocalypse
Raven’s Peak
The Practice Effect
Broken Angels
The Magic Amulet
Origins (Spectrobes)
Heart’s Blood
NSFW: Enter At Your Own Risk
The Swarm
Ghostly Anniversary in Colonial Williamsburg
Fire Priestess (unregistered - anyone know who put this in?)

And putting in:

The Devourers ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13776117/ )
Baccano!, Vol. 1: The Rolling Bootlegs ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14634764 )
Hex ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14484962/ )
The Girl From The Well ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14468244/ )
The Creepypasta Collection ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14634714/ )
World War Moo ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14315568/ )
Behold the Void ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14561287/ )
Cthulhu’s Reign ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14624856/ )
Lovecraft Unbound ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14630210/ )
The Ghost of Carmen Miranda ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14622848/ )
Killing Me Softly ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14624858/ )
The Morbidly Obese Ninja ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14358523/ )
Pump Six and Other Stories ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14394137/ )
Hidden Youth ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14345755/ )
The Stolen Child ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14543281/ )


Will PM imawinn2-will try to get it out asap.

In the meantime, I've selected:
Cthulhu's Reign
The One-Armed Queen
Fortune and Fate
The Girl from the Well
World War Moo
Behold the Void
The Stolen Child
The Creepypasta Collection
Lovecraft Unbound
Hidden Youth

And put in:
The Book of Earth (www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14595606)
The Book of Water (www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14581988)
The Book of Fire (www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14595610)
The Book of Air (www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14587038)
Mean Spirit (www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14539552)
Greatshadow (www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14581984)
The Gate of Bones: The Magickers (www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14429622)
Mr. Shivers (www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14429615)
Skeen's Search (www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14581987)
Skeen's Leap (www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14588459)


Should get to the next participant Wednesday.

Tracking: 9549012717087215075910


I'm going to have to pull out of this box.


The bookbox arrived the other day. I'm starting to go through it now, while I'm on a bit of a vacation. :-)


What a fun box to dig around in. Thanks, emmejo, for hosting this bookbox again!

My Picks:
Blades of Winter - G.T. Almasi
Compliance - Maureen McGowan
Glory - Maureen McGowan
The Devourers - Indra Das
Hex - Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Pump Six and Other Stories - Paolo Bacigalupi
Mean Spirit - Will Kingdom
Greatshadow - James Maxey

Into the Box:
Blood Child http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12946311
Abbot's Keep http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12312316
A Wolf at the Door http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14678881
Ghosts of the Carolina Coasts http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13632541
The Sparrow http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14590887/
Sign of the Anasazi http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8388640/
Here With the Shadows http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13231573/
Dreams Underfoot http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14585589/


I sent the Otherworldly bookbox out to Loriped today. The tracking number is: #9549 0265 4336 7231 0193 22 Happy Travels!


I received the box when I got home this morning. I will look through it and make my selections. With luck I will receive the address of the next person on the list and get it back on the road before the end of the week. Thanks.

Selecting from the box:
Skeen’s Search by CLAYTON
Skeen’s Leap by CLAYTON
Titan by VARLEY
Grendel by GARDNER
Here With the Shadows by TEM
A Wolf at the Door Edited by DATLOW
Ghosts of the Carolina Coasts by ZEPKE
Sign of the Anansazi by LIEBERMAN


a mystery

Since the box is close to the end of the run I will not post the titles here as it is always fun to be surprised when you receive your box home from its travels. I did throw in an extra slim paperback as there was room for one more book.


Messaged Spatial for a mailing address. I plan to put them in the mail next Saturday. As we're at the bottom of the list, I'll post what we took out but not what we put back in so as not to spoil the surprise for the last two participants.


I've been reading and putting aside appropriate books, so please message me if/when you decide to do another round.
Thank you!


Please put me down too! There were too many great books to select from.


Same. :)


Tracking: 9549013475447268099761

Books I selected:
Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor Vampire Slayer by Lucy Weston
Mr. Shivers by Robert Jackson Bennett
Red, White and Blood by Christopher Farnsworth

Books I put in are a surprise as we're nearing the end of the round and thought it would be fun for the last ones. :)

Can't wait to start reading and keep these books moving for the next round!


I'm so excited! You'd think after waiting 4+ months that I'd be able to wait a few more days, but I want the box here now! ;)

And ditto the next round! Please sign me up!


Very excited! I should have this box on its way back to emmejo by early next week.


Tracking # 9549 0139 1872 7275 1751 85

Books I selected:

Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: The First Death
Ender's Game
A War of Gifts: An Ender Story
Killing Me Softly: Erotic Tales of Unearthly Love
Bloodchild: And Other Stories
Abbot's Keep: A Ghost Story
Singing Fire

I pulled Blithe Spirit out too, but read it over the weekend and put it back in the box to continue its travels.

The books I added are a surprise!

Hope you enjoy your new book haul, emmejo!


Thank you to everyone who participated! I'll start journaling them now, so if you were expecting a book to arrive here and it doesn't get journaled by me, post here and we'll try to track down where it is.

I'll PM everyone when I'm ready to start the next round.


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