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Friday, July 31, 2009

Win a Signed Copy of The Festival on Lyris Five!

As regular readers will know, The Festival on Lyris Five is my tongue-in-cheek science fiction novella, newly published by Salvatore Publishing.

You can find out more about the book, and read an extract from it, in my earlier blog post.

To celebrate the launch, I'm giving away a signed copy of the printed version of The Festival on Lyris Five, along with two copies of the downloadable (PDF) version for the runners-up.

To win, all you have to do is post the title and author of your favorite science fiction or fantasy book as a comment below, along with no more than 50 words about why you like it so much. I'm really hoping for some good recommendations for books to read myself in the coming months!

The contest is open to anyone in the world. The closing date is midnight GMT on Sunday 16 August. I will pick the winners at random from all qualifying entries, and announce the results on this blog on Monday 17 August. So you have just over a fortnight to get your entry in!

Good luck, and please do mention this contest to anyone else you think might like to enter.

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Blogger Brittany said...

Airman, by Eoin Colfer
A picutre-perfect life, dashed by lies. The 14-year-old in the center of this story flies--literally-- through a tumult of treachery, anger, abuse, and hatred on his way to justice and his dream--learning to fly.

3:44 AM  
Blogger Jesse said...

West of Eden by Harry Harrison
An alternate-history work built around a world in which dinosaurs and humans both evolved into intelligent species. Two extremely different civilizations are brought together in a story full of excitement, intrigue, and conflict.

3:01 PM  
Blogger igotrythmn said...

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant Stephen Donaldson oldie but a goodie
two worlds, alter ego, escaping reality, characters out of this world, stories build, crescend, time travel, ethereal existence, is it real or is it not kind of stuff. Three more books are being written before the end.

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy- Douglas Adams

An ordinary man thrown into a world of Paranoid Androids, Pangalactic Gargleblasters and deadly Vogon Poetry.

Join Arthur Dent and his quest to discover the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything in this classic sci-fi romp.

Pyjamas optional.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Rosco Fraser said...

Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers

I have honestly never laughed so much from reading a book in my life. I loved the TV show but the book was so much better, my favourite bit is the hopper ride, comic genius and a definate must read.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Carrie Sheppard said...

Dragon's Egg: Theodore Sturgeon

This book was written decades ago and yet it is one of the most forward thinking books I have ever read. He challenges our very perceptions of physics and reality and offers a great story too. These old SF writers gave us 90% of our current technology lingo - if you've never read this book, or any work by TS, then remedy it!

2:43 PM  

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