Otherworldly {Shrinking} Bookbox: Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror: Round V (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. This round will be a shrinking box, as I'm limiting myself to a single bookcase for my personal books and need to weed them out! Please take 2-3 more books than you add. So if you add 5 books, take 8. If you add 10 books, take 12.

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 in November, so folks can pass on any spooky Halloween material.

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 take two more than you added.
*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 it got lost.
*Feel free to ship the box by the cheapest, slowest postage option.

Shipping Order:
back to emmejo


Sign me up please. :) my TBR pile is overflowing so I need some motivation to get some out


I have a few that need to travel.


Yes! Count me in!


imawinn2 5 mos ago
Add me!
I love this bookbox. Please add me to the list.


Glad to see another round! Yay!


Thank you!


So glad to see another round! I have two that I just finished and need to write up my reviews. I know we have more and just need to pull them out.



... so it is probably going to be another couple weeks before I have this box ready to go. Anyone else want to join us?


Hope things are going better for you! Are you still planning to send out the bookbox? I've been saving some titles especially for this one!


Probably not until the end of the month, sadly.

My computer has been having issues with the backlight since early November, and I have unsuccessfully dragged it to assorted repair shops with no improvement. It’s old and no one has parts on hand or is (apparently) willing to try sourcing them. Or even giving me a diagnosis! Unfortunately, it is keeping me from doing much with BC because I don’t like to try and do it from my phone.



Thank you all for being patient while waiting for this to finally go out. The tracking number is: 9549 0112 4257 0366 3664 70 The list of books starting this round is below. Don't scroll down if you prefer surprises!

Gates of Paradise: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15946734
Hath No Fury: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16108389
Dragon Bike: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16079654
Born to Bite: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15950920
A Night in the Lonesome October: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15913376
Kingdom of Exiles: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15496351
8 Stories from the Rest of the Robots: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15495029
The Outsourcerer's Apprentice: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15199597
Borne: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15157816
The Silver Gryphon: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8051568
Tall, Dark, and Hungry: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15922464
Seize the Night: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14837170
Clockwork Angel: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15960504
Midnight Harvest: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15787369
Legally Correct Fairy Tales: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15941921
The Vampire's Apprentice: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15928760
Flesh: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15110544
Pixi geht auf große Fahrt: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15837223
plus a single-issue comic sampler, which is unregistered.


Got it today. Will sort through and put in my choices ASAP.


I am taking:
- Kingdom of Exiles
-Dragon Bike
-Weekend Warrior comics #1
-Gates of Paradise

Putting in:
-The Last Days of Thunder Child ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15311927 )
-Future Sports ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15574853 )
-Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15457574 )
-Chilling Tales Evil Did I Dwell: Lewd Did I Live ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15100322 )
-Erafeen book 1 ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16027473 )

Shrunk by one. Will get those books journaled and will contact book_drunkard ASAP.


Mailed to book_drunkard. Tracking: 9549012717061019382368 ETA delivery is 1/25


Should get it on its merry way in the next couple of days.
Will edit.

Taking 13, putting in 10.
Will mail out this morning.


Tracking # 9549013951421033089763


Is this still open?


Yes! Would you like to join?


Yes. Thank you.


The box reached me today! I have loads of potential candidates, so it'll be a challenge for me to stick to the "shrinking" attribute, but I'll see what I can do {wry grin}.


The box is on its way to imawinn2, tracking number 9550 2121 0348 1042 3731 65 . Info: With permission from emmejo, I've added more books to this one, as the participant list has grown since the box began. I wanted to make sure there will be enough of a selection for everyone, even allowing for the 2-to-3-books shrinkage factor. Will be sending out a total of 27 books, so even if everyone takes 3 more books than they put in, there should be some left for emmejo!

My selections and replacements follow - don't read further if you'd rather be surprised.

I took out 13:

A Nasty Piece of Work and Other Ghost Stories
Mage Wars 3: Silver Gryphon
Future Sports
Legally Correct Fairy Tales
The Book of Shadows
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
A Wrinkle in Time
Pixi geht auf große Fahrt
The Lovely Bones
Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined

And put in 25 - a mix of horror, SF, and fantasy, though a bit weighted towards horror and/or anthologies. I did manage to get some variety in there, from novels to novellas to manga, and I did enjoy everything I added, so I hope people find something they like!

Sleeping Giants ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16068024/ )
The Bloody Chamber ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16117795/ )
Terrible Things ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15884959/ )
The Red Tree ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15989994/ )
The Hollow Places ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16056272/ )
The Light Years ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16139429/ )
Jackalope Wives and Other Stories ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15788939/ )
Full Throttle ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16053198/ )
Cagaster Vol. 1 ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16068104/ )
Remina ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16067982/ )
Monstrous: 20 Tales of Giant Creature Terror ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15790666/ )
Weird. Dark. ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15787323/ )
Apprehensions and Other Delusions ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15978128/ )
The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4725156/ )
Dracula's Daughter ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15928734/ )
War for the Oaks ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9786014/ )
The Collector of Hearts: New Tales of the Grotesque ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15994653/ )
The Mythic Dream ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15594770/ )
The Remnant ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16067954/ )
Romancing the Werewolf ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15202610/ )
A Small Charred Face ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15978011/ )
The Grip of It ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16068052/ )
Year's Best SF 15 ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15789001/ )
Resisting Madness ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16136200/ )
A Coven of Vampires ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15975385/ )


The box of books arrived in Wisconsin. A very nice selection! I will dig around in it and find my selections, as soon as possible.


The box of books arrived in Wisconsin.

Wow, that was fast! The estimated arrival wasn't 'til the 18th. Glad it made it safely - hope you find some books to your liking!


It was hard to choose from so many good titles. It was heavy in the horror collection but I tried to replace horror with more Sci-fi. Anyway, here are my Picks and Shares:

I Picked 10 books
The Red Tree by Caitlin R. Kiernan
The Light Years by R.W.W. Greene
Full Throttle by Joe Hill
War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher
The Mythic Dream by Various
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
Jackalope Wives by T. Kingfisher
The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century by Various
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

I Replaced them with 7 books
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15783917
The W.A.R.P Trilogy
The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer
The Hangman's Revolution by Eoin Colfer
The Forever Man by Eoin Colfer
Blackout by Connie Willis
All Clear (Sequel to Blackout) by Connie Willis
The Devourers by Indra Das https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13776117

I already have Spatial's address and will get these books boxed up and sent off early in the week. I will post the tracking number on this post, when I get it. Thanks for the fun, on a cold winter's week.

USPS Tracking # 9549013198411053123065


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