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Pretender: Saving Luke Giveaway Winners! Posted at 7:03 AM by Rico Simpkins

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Time to give out some more books!  For our Pretender contest we had 81 re-tweets and 25 blog comments.  Here are our 5 lucky winners:

David Miller
(@bhawks8881)
Montana Phantom
(@montanaphantom)
Jessi-Skye
(@Shamrocklady_8 )
Kindu
(@Its_Kindu)
Leandra Martin
(blog comment)

 

 

Congrats to our winners! If you are one of our prize winners please send us your full name and snail-mail address to info@worldswithoutend.com so we can send your prize right away. Be sure to mention Pretender: Saving Luke in your email so we know which prize you’re claiming.

Our thanks to Steven and Craig and everyone at The Centre Universe for the great contest and prizes and to everyone who participated! We’ll be back with another giveaway soon come on back!

The Pretender: Saving Luke Giveaway! Posted at 8:12 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The_PretenderThere are Pretenders among us, geniuses with the ability to become anyone they want to be. In 1983 a corporation known as The Centre isolated a young Pretender named Jarod and exploited his genius for their research. Then, one day, their Pretender ran away…

Steven Long Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle, the duo behind the 90′s hit NBC TV series, The Pretender, are back again with the second installment of the new Pretender book series.  The Pretender: Saving Luke is the sequel to the critically acclaimed first book, Rebirth and picks up right where that book left off with more Jarod being awesome and Miss Parker being hot — and hot on his heels. Throw a little Sydney and Broots in there for some existential angst and charming confusion respectively and you’ve got another winner on your hands.

The good folks at The Centre Universe have come back to us to help them spread the word and we have 5 autographed trade paperback copies of Saving Luke to give away.

You know the drill: re-tweet this tweet:

or comment here in the blog to enter the contest – easy peasy. Do both and double your chances! We’ll have a random drawing and announce the winners next Monday so tweet away and don’t forget to tell your friends.


The Pretender:  Saving LukeThe Pretender: Saving Luke
by Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W. Van Sickle

Now comes the exciting climax to the first fully original, mystery thriller novel, The Pretender: Rebirth – the return of Jarod, Miss Parker, Sydney and the nefarious, clandestine activities of The Centre, in The Pretender: Saving Luke.

Jarod uses his dazzling mind and unequaled abilities to save a kidnapped boy and thwart a deadly plot threatening the innocent lives of hundreds while he continues his search for the truth about his identity and hides from those who want to recapture him.

Leading the Centre hunt for Jarod is the sexy, complex, bitch-on-wheels, Miss Parker. Theirs is a pursuer/pursued relationship bound together by emotional ties, mutual scars and an unspoken passion for each other.

Alongside Miss P. is Sydney, Jarod’s surrogate father figure and Centre psychologist who nurtured his genius for the Centre’s disreputable purposes. But Jarod’s patience with Sydney roils with anger over lack of answers to Jarod’s past and the identity of his natural birth parents.

Authors Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle, have encored with a return tome sure to please not only returning fans of the original TV series but also new readers unfamiliar with the world of The Pretender.

There are Pretenders among us…


Craig W. Van SickleSteven Long MitchellAbout the Authors:
Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle have written, produced and/or directed over two hundred hours of prime network programming including such series as Alien Nation, Murder She Wrote, Medical Investigation, 24 and NCIS. From situation comedy to drama, comic books to mystery, science fiction to action-adventure, their career has covered a broad imaginative spectrum. Together they have also created numerous television series, most notably, NBC’s The Pretender on which they served as Executive Producers for its entire five-year run of episodes as well as a series of two-hour movies.

In 2008 they were nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Mini-Series as the Writers/Executive Producers on Syfy Channel’s, TinMan, an updated re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz that, in addition to its critical acclaim, has broken ratings records both domestically and internationally. Recently the team completed their first novel, The Pretender: Rebirth and are near completion on the second book in the series, The Pretender: Saving Luke.

Both reside with their families in the Los Angeles area and can be contacted through their web site, ThePretenderLives.com.

Our thanks to Steven and Craig and everyone at The Centre Universe for the opportunity to bring this new chapter to our fans!  Best of luck to everyone.

Uprising Giveaway Winners! Posted at 1:16 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Time to give out some more books!  For out Uprising contest we had 109 re-tweets and 7 blog comments.  Here are our 3 lucky winners:

Belle Books
(@BelleBooks117)
Dana Renae Cerrito
(@auntdudu75)
Susan T.
(blog comment)

 

Congrats to our winners! If you are one of our prize winners please send us your full name and snail-mail address to “info [at] worldswithoutend [dot] com” so we can send your prize right away. Be sure to mention Uprising in your email so we know which prize you’re claiming.

Our thanks to Abaddon Books and Sarah Cawkwell for the great contest and prizes and to everyone who participated! We’ll be back with another giveaway soon so watch this space!

Book Giveaway: Uprising by Sarah Cawkwell Posted at 8:19 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Abaddon BooksFor this book giveaway we have a new book by English author Sarah Cawkwell.  Uprsising, book one in her Heirs of the Demon King series, is fresh out from Abaddon Books and they want us to help them spread the word.  To that end they’ve offered up 3 copies to our lucky followers.

For your chance to win all you have to do is re-tweet this tweet:

…or comment here in the blog. Do both and double your chances! How easy is that? We’ll have a random drawing from our re-tweeter pool and announce our three winners next Tuesday so tweet away and don’t forget to tell your friends.


UprisingUprising
by Sarah Cawkwell

Mathias Eynon’s dreams were small. A dabbler in magic, he expected to live in obscurity in his home in the Welsh hills, not drawing attention to himself. But fate has other plans for him. It is the Year of Our Lord Fifteen Ninety, and a revolution is quietly brewing, here and further abroad. Richard V has overstayed his rule, some say; others whisper that the whole line of Demon Kings must be burned out.

Mathias – son of a man executed for the practice of magic – is set to become a symbol, and a leader. And to do that, he needs champions. A wise woman sends him to the corners of the known world – to the frozen lands of the north, to the pirate-haunted ports of Spain, to the mountains of the German Empire, to the burning sands of the Holy Land – to bring back masters of the four magic arts. With Richard’s Witch Hunters on his heels, he sets out to gather his allies.

 


Sarah_CawkwellAbout the Author:

Sarah Cawkwell is an English author based in the North East. Old enough to know better, she’s still young enough not to care. Married, with a son and two intellectually challenged cats, she’s been a writer for many years, contributing to the Warhammer universe. When not slaving away over a hot keyboard, Sarah’s hobbies include reading everything and anything, and running around in fields with swords screaming incomprehensibly. Her minimum bribe level is one chocolate orange.

Our thanks to Abaddon Books and Sarah Cawkwell for the excellent prizes and best of luck to everyone. Help us spread the word and be sure to come back next Tuesday to see if you’ve won!

Reach for Infinity Giveaway Winners! Posted at 9:32 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Reach for InfinityStill in catch-up mode from the long holiday weekend… Here are our 3 Reach for Infinity winners:

Billie K
(@MixBowlSavings)
Elizabeth
(@BevinsElizabeth)
roro
(@ramaal83)

 

Congrats to our winners! If you are one of our prize winners please send us your full name and snail-mail address to “info [at] worldswithoutend [dot] com” so we can send your prize right away. Be sure to mention Reach for Infinity in your email so we know which prize you’re claiming.

Our thanks to Solaris and Jonathan Strahan for the excellent contest and prizes and to everyone who participated! We’ll be back with another giveaway soon so watch this space!

Babel-17 Giveaway Winners! Posted at 12:40 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Babel-17We were supposed to announce our Babel-17 winners last Friday but hey, long holiday weekend… who knew?  So without further delay here are our 5 winners:

Margit
(@Seitherin)
GabrielWintermute
(@StiffWeapon)
Michelle Starr
(@mshllll)
Constance Ralph
(@ConRalph)
ihate_00
(@ihate_00)

 

Congrats to our winners!  If you are one of our prize winners please send us your full name and email address to “info [at] worldswithoutend [dot] com” so we can send your prize right away. Be sure to mention Babel-17 in your email so we know which prize you’re claiming.

Our thanks to Open Road Media and Samuel R. Delany for the excellent contest and prizes and to everyone who participated! We’ll be back with another giveaway soon so keep an eye open!

Book Giveaway: Reach for Infinity Edited by Jonathan Strahan Posted at 8:13 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

SolarisWhenever we get a chance to do another book giveaway we jump at it.  Especially if it’s from the good folks at Solaris who seem to be putting out some of the most exciting books these days.  The book for this giveaway is no exception.  We have three copies of Jonathan Strahan‘s latest installment in his Infinities anthology series:  Reach for Infinity!  This one comes out in stores on May 27th so this is your chance to win it before you can buy it.

Take a look at the list of authors in this book.  It’s a who’s who of awesome authors that you probably already want to read.  For your chance to win all you have to do is re-tweet this tweet:

…or comment here in the blog. Do both and double your chances! How easy is that? We’ll have a random drawing from our re-tweeter pool and announce our three winners next Monday so tweet away and don’t forget to tell your friends.


Reach for InfinityReach for Infinity
Edited by Jonathan Strahan

An original collection of new short science fiction from the biggest and most exciting names in the genre. The latest in the Infinities collections edited and comissioned by multiple award-winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan.

What happens when humanity reaches out into the vastness of space? The brightest names in SF contribute new orginal fiction to this amazing anothology from master editor Jonathan Strahan. Including new work by Alastair Reynolds,Greg Egan,Ian McDonald, Ken Macleod, Pat Cadigan, Karl Schroeder, Hannu Rajaniemi, Karen Lord, Adam Roberts, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Aliette de Bodard Peter Watts, and others!

Table of Contents

  • “Report Concerning The Presence of Seahorses On Mars”, Pat Cadigan
  • “The Dust Queen”, Aliette de Bodard
  • “Break My Fall”, Greg Egan
  • “Wilder Still, the Stars”, Kathleen Ann Goonan
  • “Amicae Aeternum”, Ellen Klages
  • “Hiraeth: a tragedy in four acts”, Karen Lord
  • “The Entire Immense Superstructure’: An Installation”, Ken Macleod
  • “The Fifth Dragon”, Ian McDonald
  • “Attitude”, Linda Nagata
  • “Invisible Planets”, Hannu Rajaniemi
  • “In Babelsberg”, Alastair Reynolds
  • “Trademark Bugs: A Legal History”, Adam Roberts
  • “Kheldyu”, Karl Schroeder
  • “Hotshot”, Peter Watts

Jonathan StrahanAbout the Editor:

Jonathan Strahan is a multiple award-winning editor and anthologist. He is also the reviews editor of Locus. He lives in Perth, Western Australia with his wife and their two daughters. He has previously edited two exceptional SF anthologies for Solaris: Engineering Infinity and Edge of Infinity, and he also publishes the celebrated fantasy anthology series Fearsome with the same publisher.

Our thanks to Solaris and Jonathan Strahan for the excellent prizes and best of luck to everyone. Help us spread the word and be sure to come back next Monday to see if you’ve won!

Book Giveaway: Babel-17 by Grand Master Samuel R. Delany Posted at 8:36 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Open Road Integrated MediaAfter posting about this weekend’s Damon Knight Grand Master Award ceremony yesterday we talked to the fine folks at Open Road.  We decided what better way to celebrate the occasion than by hosting a giveaway?  Up for grabs are 5 digital copies of Delany’s seminal work Babel-17 and all you have to do for your chance to win is re-tweet the tweet below or leave a comment here in the blog.  Do both and double your chances!

The contest will run until next Friday the 23rd and is open world-wide to US and Canadian residents only.  Next Friday we’ll put all the names into a hat and randomly draw 5 winners.  Easy peasy.


Babel-17In a war-riven world, why will saving humanity require… a poet?

At twenty-six, Rydra Wong is the most popular poet in the five settled galaxies. Almost telepathically perceptive, she has written poems that capture the mood of mankind after two decades of savage war. Since the invasion, Earth has endured famine, plague, and cannibalism—but its greatest catastrophe will be Babel-17.

Sabotage threatens to undermine the war effort, and the military calls in Rydra. Random attacks lay waste to warships, weapons factories, and munitions dumps, and all are tied together by strings of sound, broadcast over the radio before and after each accident. In that gibberish Rydra recognizes a coherent message, with all of the beauty, persuasive power, and order that only language possesses. To save humanity, she will master this strange tongue. But the more she learns, the more she is tempted to join the other side . . .

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. Delany including rare images from his early career.


Babel-17, winner of the Nebula Award for best novel of the year, is a fascinating tale of a famous poet bent on deciphering a secret language that is the key to the enemy’s deadly force, a task that requires she travel with a splendidly improbable crew to the site of the next attack. For the first time, Babel-17 is published as the author intended with the short novel Empire Star, the tale of Comet Jo, a simple-minded teen thrust into a complex galaxy when he’s entrusted to carry a vital message to a distant world. Spellbinding and smart, both novels are testimony to Delany’s vast and singular talent.

Samuel R. DelanyAbout the Author:

Samuel R. Delany published his first novel, The Jewels of Aptor, at the age of twenty. Throughout his storied career, he has received four Nebula Awards and two Hugo Awards. He was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2002. Delany’s works also extend into memoir, criticism, and essays on sexuality and society. He is currently a professor of English and creative writing at Temple University in Philadelphia, as well as the former director of its graduate creative writing program.

Delany has been named a Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master for 2013 by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Our thanks to Open Road for the great contest! Check out their list of Delany titles and many other authors on their site.   Good luck to everyone and please help us spread the word about the contest.  Don’t forget to check back here next Friday to see if you’ve won!

The Red Knight and The Fell Sword Giveaway Winners! Posted at 10:20 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

This contest ended yesterday but I was out of town and couldn’t make the announcement until now.  Anyway, we’ve just had our re-tweet contest prize drawing for Miles Cameron‘s The Red Knight and The Fell Sword, books one and two of his Traitor Son Cycle from Orbit!

The Red KnightThe Fell Sword

There were 204 entries for the contest and here are our 5 random winners:

Kimberly Flickinger
(@kaflickinger74)
Dan Wizard-Badger
(@wizard_badger)
Susan T.
(@suekitty13)
Dana Renae Cerrito
(@auntdudu75)
Carmen K Woody
(@1142mom)

 

Congrats to all our winners! If you are one of our prize winners please send your full name and snail-mail address to us at “info [at] worldswithoutend [dot] com” so we can send your prize right away. Be sure to mention The Fell Sword in your email so we know which prize you’re claiming.

Our thanks to Orbit and Miles Cameron for the excellent contest and to everyone who participated! We’ll be back with another giveaway soon so keep an eye open!

Talus and the Frozen King Winners! Posted at 4:44 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Talus and the Frozen KingWe’ve just had our re-tweet contest prize drawing for the first three books of Graham Edward’s Talus and the Frozen King! There were 98 entrants this time and here are our 5 random winners:

Mr Patrick Reinhart
(@MrPatch)
Troubled Scribe
(@TroubledScribe)
Mrs. MTS
(@TySweeps)
Melissa Tippie
(@MelissaTippie)
Damien Crawley
(@damiencrawley)

 

Congrats to all our winners! If you are one of our prize winners please send your full name and snail-mail address to us at “info [at] worldswithoutend [dot] com” so we can send your prize right away. Be sure to mention Talus and the Frozen King in your email so we know which prize you’re claiming.

Our thanks to Solaris and Graham Edwards for the excellent contest and to everyone who participated!  We’ll be back with another giveaway soon so keep one eye open!