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Mon
Jul 28 2014 3:30pm

The Art of Fred Gambino Sweepstakes!

The Art of Fred Gambino: Dark Shepherd You’ve checked out the preview of the stunning new collection of Fred Gambino’s artwork, and now’s your chance to see the rest! Out tomorrow from Titan Books, Dark Shepherd: The Art of Fred Gambino has 160 pages filled with Gambino’s concept art, illustrations, paintings, sketches, and excerpts from his personal multimedia project, ‘Dark Shepherd.’

We have three copies that we want to share with you! Comment in the post to enter! 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States and D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec). To enter, comment on this post beginning at 3:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on July 28. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET on August 1. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tor.com, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

Mon
Jul 28 2014 3:30pm

The Art of Fred Gambino Sweepstakes Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

1. To Enter: Submit your entry by commenting on the post found at http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/07/the-art-of-fred-gambino-sweepstakes (the “Site”). Sweepstakes begins online at 3:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on July 28 and ends at 12:00 PM ET on August 1.

Limit one entry per person or household.  The entry must be fully completed; mechanically reproduced; incomplete and/or illegible entries will not be accepted.  In case of dispute with respect to online entries, entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  Entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of such automated devices will cause disqualification. Sponsor and its advertising and promotions agencies are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or stolen entries or transmissions, or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic.

2. Random Drawing: A random drawing will be held from all eligible, correctly completed entries received on a timely basis, on or about August 1, by Tor.com, whose decisions concerning all matters related to this sweepstakes are final.

3. Notice to Winners: Winner will be notified by e-mail. Winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability release within fifteen (15) days of notification attempt or prize may be awarded to alternate winner. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and alternate winner will be selected. If an entrant selected in the drawing is a resident of Canada, to be declared a winner he/she must correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by telephone or email. If a potential winner who is a resident of Canada cannot be contacted, and/or the skill-testing question cannot be administered, within seven (7) days he/she will be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate entrant. If a winner is a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize will be awarded to minor’s parent or legal guardian, who must follow all prize claim procedures specified herein and sign and return all required documents.

4. Prizes. Three Grand Winners will receive one copy of Dark Shepherd: The Art of Fred Gambino by Fred Gambino at the Approximate Retail Value of $26.21. Total ARV of the prize: $78.63.

  1. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. If any prize is won by a minor, it will be awarded in the name of minor's parent or legal guardian. Each entrant selected as a potential winner must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all such requirements. Sponsor makes no warranties with regard to the prize.  Prize is not transferable.  No substitutions of prize allowed by winner, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Prize is not redeemable by winner for cash value. All taxes, fees and surcharges on prize are the sole responsibility of winner.
  2. Eligibility: Only open to residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding the province of Quebec). Void in Puerto Rico, the Province of Quebec, and where otherwise prohibited by law. Employees, and members of their families, of Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, and affiliates are not eligible to enter. This promotion is intended for viewing in the United States and Canada only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. You are not authorized to participate in the sweepstakes if you are not located within the United States or Canada.
  3. General: Sponsor and its representatives are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the sender, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this sweepstakes which may limit the ability to play or participate, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this sweepstakes. If for any reason, (including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsor, which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this sweepstakes), the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Sponsor shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the sweepstakes. Limit one prize per person or household. By accepting prize, the winner grants to Sponsor the right to use his/her name, likeness, hometown, biographical information, in advertising and promotion, including on the Site, without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law. By participating in the sweepstakes, entrant and winner release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, subsidiaries, suppliers, and agents, from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense, including without limitation property damages, personal injury and/or death, arising out of participation in this sweepstakes or the acceptance, use or misuse of the prize.  Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives. All legal responsibilities of a minor under these Official Rules will be assumed by the minor’s parent/legal guardian.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

  1. Use of Data: Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants who enter online, in accordance with its privacy policy.  Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at http://us.macmillan.com/splash/policy.html.  By participating in the sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy. 
  2. Winner List: 
    For winner information, available after August 1, 2014, send by August 2, 2014, a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Winner Information, The Art of Fred Gambino Sweepstakes, c/o Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
  3. Sponsor: 
    Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010.
Sat
Jul 26 2014 1:30pm

The Seventh Sigil Sweepstakes!

Margaret Weis and Robert Krammes bring the Dragon Brigade trilogy to its thrilling conclusion in The Seventh Sigil. Banished to the breach hundreds of years ago, the rebel clan is waging a full-scale war on Aeronne, using their dangerous contramagic to level buildings and naval ships alike. Only the Dragon Brigade can stop the rebel clan from bringing on an endless dark age, but at what cost? 

We’ve got nine galley copies that we want to share with you before its September 23rd release date from Tor Books! 

Check for the rules below! 

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Fri
Jul 25 2014 3:30pm

The Shadow Hero Poster Sweepstakes!



Does your neighborhood have a problem with corrupt corporations? Are villains in brightly colored onesies terrorizing your streets? Then this Green Turtle poster from First Second Books is just what you need to keep all those bad guys at bay! 

Written by Gene Luen Yang and illustrated by Sonny Liew, The Shadow Hero gives new life to a story that was lost to obscurity not long after it began. Not only did the Green Turtle solve crimes, fight injustice, and keep his true identity secret, but he was also the first Asian American super hero!

You’ve checked out the preview, and now’s your chance to get your hands on one of these five awesome posters! Comment in the post to enter! 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States and D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec). To enter, comment on this post beginning at 3:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on July 25. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET on July 29. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tor.com, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

Fri
Jul 25 2014 3:30pm

The Shadow Hero Poster Sweepstakes Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

1. To Enter: Submit your entry by commenting on the post found at http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/07/the-shadow-hero-poster-sweepstakes (the “Site”). Sweepstakes begins online at 3:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on July 25  and ends at 12:00 PM ET on July 29.

Limit one entry per person or household.  The entry must be fully completed; mechanically reproduced; incomplete and/or illegible entries will not be accepted.  In case of dispute with respect to online entries, entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  Entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of such automated devices will cause disqualification. Sponsor and its advertising and promotions agencies are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or stolen entries or transmissions, or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic.

2. Random Drawing: A random drawing will be held from all eligible, correctly completed entries received on a timely basis, on or about July 29, by Tor.com, whose decisions concerning all matters related to this sweepstakes are final.

3. Notice to Winners: Winner will be notified by e-mail. Winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability release within fifteen (15) days of notification attempt or prize may be awarded to alternate winner. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and alternate winner will be selected. If an entrant selected in the drawing is a resident of Canada, to be declared a winner he/she must correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by telephone or email. If a potential winner who is a resident of Canada cannot be contacted, and/or the skill-testing question cannot be administered, within seven (7) days he/she will be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate entrant. If a winner is a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize will be awarded to minor’s parent or legal guardian, who must follow all prize claim procedures specified herein and sign and return all required documents.

4. Prizes. Five Grand Winners will receive one poster of The Shadow Hero written by Gene Luen Yang and illustrated by Sonny Liew at the Approximate Retail Value of $4.99. Total ARV of the prize: $24.95.

  1. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. If any prize is won by a minor, it will be awarded in the name of minor's parent or legal guardian. Each entrant selected as a potential winner must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all such requirements. Sponsor makes no warranties with regard to the prize.  Prize is not transferable.  No substitutions of prize allowed by winner, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Prize is not redeemable by winner for cash value. All taxes, fees and surcharges on prize are the sole responsibility of winner.
  2. Eligibility: Only open to residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding the province of Quebec). Void in Puerto Rico, the Province of Quebec, and where otherwise prohibited by law. Employees, and members of their families, of Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, and affiliates are not eligible to enter. This promotion is intended for viewing in the United States and Canada only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. You are not authorized to participate in the sweepstakes if you are not located within the United States or Canada.
  3. General: Sponsor and its representatives are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the sender, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this sweepstakes which may limit the ability to play or participate, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this sweepstakes. If for any reason, (including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsor, which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this sweepstakes), the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Sponsor shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the sweepstakes. Limit one prize per person or household. By accepting prize, the winner grants to Sponsor the right to use his/her name, likeness, hometown, biographical information, in advertising and promotion, including on the Site, without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law. By participating in the sweepstakes, entrant and winner release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, subsidiaries, suppliers, and agents, from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense, including without limitation property damages, personal injury and/or death, arising out of participation in this sweepstakes or the acceptance, use or misuse of the prize.  Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives. All legal responsibilities of a minor under these Official Rules will be assumed by the minor’s parent/legal guardian.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

  1. Use of Data: Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants who enter online, in accordance with its privacy policy.  Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at http://us.macmillan.com/splash/policy.html.  By participating in the sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy. 
  2. Winner List: 
    For winner information, available after July 29, 2014, send by July 30, 2014, a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Winner Information, The Shadow Hero Poster Sweepstakes, c/o Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
  3. Sponsor: 
    Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010.
Thu
Jul 24 2014 3:30pm

The Rise of Aurora West Sweepstakes!

Arcopolis is a city that is rife with monsters and short on heroes. Until now. In this prequel to the much-loved Battling Boy, Paul Pope and JT Petty follow Aurora West, daughter of the last great hero of Arcopolis, as she seeks to uncover the mystery of her mother's death and to find her place in a world that is overrun with supernatural monsters and human corruption. 

We have ten galley copies of The Rise of Aurora West that we want to share with you before its September 30th release date from First Second Books!

Check for the rules below! 

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Wed
Jul 23 2014 3:30pm

First Second Books Sweepstakes!

For everyone out there who can't make it to San Diego Comic Con this week—we feel your pain, and First Second Books wants to help ease your suffering by giving away some awesome books! Just look at all those books! You could build a very tiny fort with them. Or take them out for a nice dinner for two at the new Italian restaurant with the fancy chairs. Or maybe even read them! 

One lucky winner will receive a prize pack containing: Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity, Feynman, Laika, Broxo, GeniusThis One Summer, Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry, Battling Boy, Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, Orcs: Forged for War, Koko Be Good, Jerusalem: A Family Portrait, Odd Duck, and Fairy Tale Comics

Comment in the post to enter! 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States and D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec). To enter, comment on this post beginning at 3:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on July 23. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET on July 27. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tor.com, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

Wed
Jul 23 2014 3:30pm

First Second Books Sweepstakes Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

1. To Enter: Submit your entry by commenting on the post found at http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/07/first-second-books-sweepstakes (the “Site”). Sweepstakes begins online at 3:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on July 23  and ends at 12:00 PM ET on July 27.

Limit one entry per person or household.  The entry must be fully completed; mechanically reproduced; incomplete and/or illegible entries will not be accepted.  In case of dispute with respect to online entries, entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  Entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of such automated devices will cause disqualification. Sponsor and its advertising and promotions agencies are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or stolen entries or transmissions, or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic.

2. Random Drawing: A random drawing will be held from all eligible, correctly completed entries received on a timely basis, on or about July 27, by Tor.com, whose decisions concerning all matters related to this sweepstakes are final.

3. Notice to Winners: Winner will be notified by e-mail. Winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability release within fifteen (15) days of notification attempt or prize may be awarded to alternate winner. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and alternate winner will be selected. If an entrant selected in the drawing is a resident of Canada, to be declared a winner he/she must correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by telephone or email. If a potential winner who is a resident of Canada cannot be contacted, and/or the skill-testing question cannot be administered, within seven (7) days he/she will be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate entrant. If a winner is a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize will be awarded to minor’s parent or legal guardian, who must follow all prize claim procedures specified herein and sign and return all required documents.

4. Prizes. One Grand Winner will receive one copy of Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity by Dave Roman at the ARV of $9.99, Feynman by Jim Ottaviani at the ARV of $16.15, Laika by Nick Abadzis at the ARV of $7.41, Broxo by Zack Giallongo at the ARV of $13.20, Genius by Steve T. Seagle at the ARV of $13.90, This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki at the ARV of $14.96, Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry by Dave Roman at the ARV of $9.99, Battling Boy by Paul Pope at the ARV of $10.50, Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Box Brown at the ARV of $11.99, Orcs: Forced for War by Stan Nicholls at the ARV of $13.84, Koko Be Good by Jen Wang at the ARV of $16.57, Jerusalem: A Family Portrait by Boaz Yakin at the ARV of $18.29, Odd Duck by Cecil Castellucci at the ARV of $12.05, and Fairy Tales Comics by Chris Duffy at the ARV of $14.48. Total ARV of the prize: $183.32.

  1. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. If any prize is won by a minor, it will be awarded in the name of minor's parent or legal guardian. Each entrant selected as a potential winner must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all such requirements. Sponsor makes no warranties with regard to the prize.  Prize is not transferable.  No substitutions of prize allowed by winner, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Prize is not redeemable by winner for cash value. All taxes, fees and surcharges on prize are the sole responsibility of winner.
  2. Eligibility: Only open to residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding the province of Quebec). Void in Puerto Rico, the Province of Quebec, and where otherwise prohibited by law. Employees, and members of their families, of Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, and affiliates are not eligible to enter. This promotion is intended for viewing in the United States and Canada only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. You are not authorized to participate in the sweepstakes if you are not located within the United States or Canada.
  3. General: Sponsor and its representatives are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the sender, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this sweepstakes which may limit the ability to play or participate, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this sweepstakes. If for any reason, (including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsor, which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this sweepstakes), the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Sponsor shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the sweepstakes. Limit one prize per person or household. By accepting prize, the winner grants to Sponsor the right to use his/her name, likeness, hometown, biographical information, in advertising and promotion, including on the Site, without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law. By participating in the sweepstakes, entrant and winner release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, subsidiaries, suppliers, and agents, from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense, including without limitation property damages, personal injury and/or death, arising out of participation in this sweepstakes or the acceptance, use or misuse of the prize.  Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives. All legal responsibilities of a minor under these Official Rules will be assumed by the minor’s parent/legal guardian.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

  1. Use of Data: Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants who enter online, in accordance with its privacy policy.  Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at http://us.macmillan.com/splash/policy.html.  By participating in the sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy. 
  2. Winner List: 
    For winner information, available after July 27, 2014, send by July 28, 2014, a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Winner Information, First Second Books Sweepstakes, c/o Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
  3. Sponsor: 
    Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010.
Tue
Jul 22 2014 1:30pm

The Shotgun Arcana Sweepstakes!

In the follow-up to his debut novel, The Six Gun Tarot, R.S. Belcher returns to Golgotha, Nevada, a bustling frontier town that has survived more than its share of oddities and strange occurences. But it’s never faced anything quite like this. A grisly relic dating back to the Donner party, and perhaps beyond, is drawing 32 of the most vicious killers known to man toward Golgotha. Sheriff Jon Highfather and the people of his town will be tested as never before, and it’s certain that, if they survive, they will never be the same. 

We have ten galley copies of The Shotgun Arcana that we’d like to share with you before it’s October 7th release date from Tor Books! Check for the rules below! 

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Mon
Jul 21 2014 9:30am

Messenger of Fear Book Trailer and Sweepstakes!

New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant brings you the story of Mara, a teenage girl whose life is about to change. She wakes up in a field alone, not knowing where she is or how she got there. Until she finds a boy in the mist, dressed in black, able to move effortlessly through space and time. He is the Messenger of Fear, and he brings justice to those who do evil.

The Messenger knows the darkness that human hearts are capable of. He sees the destructive lies, the cruelty, bullying, and violence. He offers justice to an unjust world through a game: if the player wins, they go free, but if they lose, they will live their greatest fear. And Mara has been chosen to become his Apprentice.

We want to give you your first look at the chilling book trailer and give you a chance to win a copy of Messenger of Fear before it hits shelves on September 23rd from Katherine Tegen Books! 

Check for the rules and the trailer below! 

[If you are wicked, the Messenger will find you...]

Mon
Jul 21 2014 9:30am

Messenger of Fear Book Trailer and Sweepstakes Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

1. To Enter: Submit your entry by commenting on the post found at http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/07/messenger-of-fear-book-trailer-and-sweepstakes (the “Site”). Sweepstakes begins online at 3:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on July 21 and ends at 12:00 PM ET on July 25.

Limit one entry per person or household.  The entry must be fully completed; mechanically reproduced; incomplete and/or illegible entries will not be accepted.  In case of dispute with respect to online entries, entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  Entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of such automated devices will cause disqualification. Sponsor and its advertising and promotions agencies are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or stolen entries or transmissions, or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic.

2. Random Drawing: A random drawing will be held from all eligible, correctly completed entries received on a timely basis, on or about July 25, by Tor.com, whose decisions concerning all matters related to this sweepstakes are final.

3. Notice to Winners: Winner will be notified by e-mail. Winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability release within fifteen (15) days of notification attempt or prize may be awarded to alternate winner. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and alternate winner will be selected. If an entrant selected in the drawing is a resident of Canada, to be declared a winner he/she must correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by telephone or email. If a potential winner who is a resident of Canada cannot be contacted, and/or the skill-testing question cannot be administered, within seven (7) days he/she will be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate entrant. If a winner is a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize will be awarded to minor’s parent or legal guardian, who must follow all prize claim procedures specified herein and sign and return all required documents.

4. Prizes. Five Grand Winners will receive one galley of The Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant from Katherine Tegen Books at the Approximate Retail Value of $10.00. Total ARV of the prize: $50.00.

  1. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. If any prize is won by a minor, it will be awarded in the name of minor's parent or legal guardian. Each entrant selected as a potential winner must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all such requirements. Sponsor makes no warranties with regard to the prize.  Prize is not transferable.  No substitutions of prize allowed by winner, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Prize is not redeemable by winner for cash value. All taxes, fees and surcharges on prize are the sole responsibility of winner.
  2. Eligibility: Only open to residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding the province of Quebec). Void in Puerto Rico, the Province of Quebec, and where otherwise prohibited by law. Employees, and members of their families, of Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, and affiliates are not eligible to enter. This promotion is intended for viewing in the United States and Canada only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. You are not authorized to participate in the sweepstakes if you are not located within the United States or Canada.
  3. General: Sponsor and its representatives are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the sender, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this sweepstakes which may limit the ability to play or participate, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this sweepstakes. If for any reason, (including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsor, which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this sweepstakes), the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Sponsor shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the sweepstakes. Limit one prize per person or household. By accepting prize, the winner grants to Sponsor the right to use his/her name, likeness, hometown, biographical information, in advertising and promotion, including on the Site, without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law. By participating in the sweepstakes, entrant and winner release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, subsidiaries, suppliers, and agents, from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense, including without limitation property damages, personal injury and/or death, arising out of participation in this sweepstakes or the acceptance, use or misuse of the prize.  Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives. All legal responsibilities of a minor under these Official Rules will be assumed by the minor’s parent/legal guardian.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

  1. Use of Data: Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants who enter online, in accordance with its privacy policy.  Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at http://us.macmillan.com/splash/policy.html.  By participating in the sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy. 
  2. Winner List: 
    For winner information, available after July 25, 2014, send by July 28, 2014, a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Winner Information, The Messenger of Fear Sweepstakes, c/o Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
  3. Sponsor: 
    Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010.
Sat
Jul 19 2014 1:30pm

Not So Super Sweepstakes!

From writer Jacques Nyemb and artist Joe Hunter comes Not So Super, the story of the weird turn Daniel Douglas’ life takes when he wakes up with an assortment of powers. The list of powers keeps growing and he never knows when they will appear or disappear. His life begins to spiral into chaos as he tries to navigate an unforgiving, modern world while discovering what made him this way.

You can check out the preview now and then enter for your chance to win one of three copies of Not So Super

Comment in the post to enter!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States and D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec). To enter, comment on this post beginning at 1:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on July 19. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET on July 23. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tor.com, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

Sat
Jul 19 2014 1:30pm

Not So Super Sweepstakes Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

1. To Enter: Submit your entry by commenting on the post found at http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/07/not-so-super-sweepstakes (the “Site”). Sweepstakes begins online at 1:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on July 19 and ends at 12:00 PM ET on July 23.

Limit one entry per person or household.  The entry must be fully completed; mechanically reproduced; incomplete and/or illegible entries will not be accepted.  In case of dispute with respect to online entries, entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  Entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of such automated devices will cause disqualification. Sponsor and its advertising and promotions agencies are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or stolen entries or transmissions, or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic.

2. Random Drawing: A random drawing will be held from all eligible, correctly completed entries received on a timely basis, on or about July 23, by Tor.com, whose decisions concerning all matters related to this sweepstakes are final.

3. Notice to Winners: Winner will be notified by e-mail. Winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability release within fifteen (15) days of notification attempt or prize may be awarded to alternate winner. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and alternate winner will be selected. If an entrant selected in the drawing is a resident of Canada, to be declared a winner he/she must correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by telephone or email. If a potential winner who is a resident of Canada cannot be contacted, and/or the skill-testing question cannot be administered, within seven (7) days he/she will be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate entrant. If a winner is a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize will be awarded to minor’s parent or legal guardian, who must follow all prize claim procedures specified herein and sign and return all required documents.

4. Prizes. Three Grand Winners will receive one copy of Not So Super written by Jacques Nyemb and Illustrated by Joe Hunter from Not So Super Comics at the Approximate Retail Value of $5.00. Total ARV of the prize: $15.00.

  1. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. If any prize is won by a minor, it will be awarded in the name of minor's parent or legal guardian. Each entrant selected as a potential winner must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all such requirements. Sponsor makes no warranties with regard to the prize.  Prize is not transferable.  No substitutions of prize allowed by winner, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Prize is not redeemable by winner for cash value. All taxes, fees and surcharges on prize are the sole responsibility of winner.
  2. Eligibility: Only open to residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding the province of Quebec). Void in Puerto Rico, the Province of Quebec, and where otherwise prohibited by law. Employees, and members of their families, of Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, and affiliates are not eligible to enter. This promotion is intended for viewing in the United States and Canada only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. You are not authorized to participate in the sweepstakes if you are not located within the United States or Canada.
  3. General: Sponsor and its representatives are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the sender, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this sweepstakes which may limit the ability to play or participate, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this sweepstakes. If for any reason, (including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsor, which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this sweepstakes), the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Sponsor shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the sweepstakes. Limit one prize per person or household. By accepting prize, the winner grants to Sponsor the right to use his/her name, likeness, hometown, biographical information, in advertising and promotion, including on the Site, without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law. By participating in the sweepstakes, entrant and winner release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, subsidiaries, suppliers, and agents, from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense, including without limitation property damages, personal injury and/or death, arising out of participation in this sweepstakes or the acceptance, use or misuse of the prize.  Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives. All legal responsibilities of a minor under these Official Rules will be assumed by the minor’s parent/legal guardian.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

  1. Use of Data: Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants who enter online, in accordance with its privacy policy.  Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at http://us.macmillan.com/splash/policy.html.  By participating in the sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy. 
  2. Winner List: 
    For winner information, available after July 23, 2014, send by July 24, 2014, a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Winner Information, Not So Super Sweepstakes, c/o Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
  3. Sponsor: 
    Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010.
Wed
Jul 16 2014 3:30pm

Outer Limits Sweepstakes!

You’re passionate about SF&F. You’ve considered how Alien’s Ellen Ripley opened up doorways for other female leads, you’ve ranted about Jar Jar Binks and how the Star Wars films could have been better executed, and you’ve explained to your friends why the Star Trek Reboot's Khan situation was so lamentable. You’re invested. You care. 

 That’s why we want to send you a copy of Outer Limits: The Filmgoers’ Guide to the Great Science-Fiction Films, a detailed survey of major genre films from Metropolis to Avatar, out now from Palgrave Macmillan!amazon buy outer limits

We’ve got three great prizes for you:

1st prize: One copy of Outer Limits, plus Living with Star Trek: American Culture and the Star Trek Universe, British Science Fiction Television: A Hitchhiker’s Guide, and Projecting Tomorrow: Science Fiction and Popular Cinema!
2nd prize: Outer Limits and Projecting Tomorrow!
3rd prize: Outer Limits

Comment in the post to enter!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States and D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec). To enter, comment on this post beginning at 3:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on July 16. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET on July 20. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tor.com, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

Wed
Jul 16 2014 11:00am

Child of a Hidden Sea Sweepstakes!

One minute Sophie is in a San Francisco alley trying to save the life of an aunt she’s never known, and the next she finds herself flung into the warm and salty waters of Stormwrack. It’s a world she’s never seen before, but the people know her by name and she’s been forbidden to stay. But Sophie won’t let anything stop her search for answers. She’s determined to decide for herself if she wants to call Stormwrack home or be exiled from this strange and wondrous place forever. 

You’ve read the excerpt of A.M. Dellamonica’s latest novel, Child of a Hidden Sea, and now we want to help one lucky winner finish the rest of the story! 

Comment in the post to enter! 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States and D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec). To enter, comment on this post beginning at 11:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) on July 16. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET on July 20. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tor.com, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

Wed
Jul 16 2014 11:00am

Child of a Hidden Sea Sweepstakes Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

1. To Enter: Submit your entry by commenting on the post found at http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/07/child-of-a-hidden-sea-sweepstakes (the “Site”). Sweepstakes begins online at 11:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) on July 16  and ends at 12:00 PM ET on July 20.

Limit one entry per person or household.  The entry must be fully completed; mechanically reproduced; incomplete and/or illegible entries will not be accepted.  In case of dispute with respect to online entries, entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  Entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of such automated devices will cause disqualification. Sponsor and its advertising and promotions agencies are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or stolen entries or transmissions, or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic.

2. Random Drawing: A random drawing will be held from all eligible, correctly completed entries received on a timely basis, on or about July 20, by Tor.com, whose decisions concerning all matters related to this sweepstakes are final.

3. Notice to Winners: Winner will be notified by e-mail. Winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability release within fifteen (15) days of notification attempt or prize may be awarded to alternate winner. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and alternate winner will be selected. If an entrant selected in the drawing is a resident of Canada, to be declared a winner he/she must correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by telephone or email. If a potential winner who is a resident of Canada cannot be contacted, and/or the skill-testing question cannot be administered, within seven (7) days he/she will be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate entrant. If a winner is a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize will be awarded to minor’s parent or legal guardian, who must follow all prize claim procedures specified herein and sign and return all required documents.

4. Prizes. One Grand Winner will receive one copy of Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica at the Approximate Retail Value of $20.09. Total ARV of the prize: $20.09.

  1. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. If any prize is won by a minor, it will be awarded in the name of minor's parent or legal guardian. Each entrant selected as a potential winner must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all such requirements. Sponsor makes no warranties with regard to the prize.  Prize is not transferable.  No substitutions of prize allowed by winner, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Prize is not redeemable by winner for cash value. All taxes, fees and surcharges on prize are the sole responsibility of winner.
  2. Eligibility: Only open to residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding the province of Quebec). Void in Puerto Rico, the Province of Quebec, and where otherwise prohibited by law. Employees, and members of their families, of Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, and affiliates are not eligible to enter. This promotion is intended for viewing in the United States and Canada only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. You are not authorized to participate in the sweepstakes if you are not located within the United States or Canada.
  3. General: Sponsor and its representatives are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the sender, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this sweepstakes which may limit the ability to play or participate, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this sweepstakes. If for any reason, (including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsor, which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this sweepstakes), the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Sponsor shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the sweepstakes. Limit one prize per person or household. By accepting prize, the winner grants to Sponsor the right to use his/her name, likeness, hometown, biographical information, in advertising and promotion, including on the Site, without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law. By participating in the sweepstakes, entrant and winner release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, subsidiaries, suppliers, and agents, from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense, including without limitation property damages, personal injury and/or death, arising out of participation in this sweepstakes or the acceptance, use or misuse of the prize.  Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives. All legal responsibilities of a minor under these Official Rules will be assumed by the minor’s parent/legal guardian.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

  1. Use of Data: Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants who enter online, in accordance with its privacy policy.  Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at http://us.macmillan.com/splash/policy.html.  By participating in the sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy. 
  2. Winner List: 
    For winner information, available after July 20, 2014, send by July 21, 2014, a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Winner Information, Child of a Hidden Sea Sweepstakes, c/o Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
  3. Sponsor: 
    Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010.
Tue
Jul 15 2014 2:30pm

A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar Sweepstakes!

Winter is coming... and it’s bringing this A Song of Ice and Fire 2015 calendar with it! All the tension, drama, and beauty of the book series is rendered in twelve all-new paintings from multiple Hugo award-winning artist Donato Giancolo, including new behind-the-scenes sketches as well. Just think, now you’ll have a handy place to jot down all those wedding dates! 

We want to help three winners organize their quest for the Iron Throne by sending them a copy of the calendar, out on July 22! Comment in the post to enter! 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States and D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec). To enter, comment on this post beginning at 2:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on July 15. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET on July 19. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tor.com, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

Tue
Jul 15 2014 2:30pm

A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar Sweepstakes Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

1. To Enter: Submit your entry by commenting on the post found at http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/07/a-song-of-ice-and-fire-calendar-sweepstakes (the “Site”). Sweepstakes begins online at 2:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on July 15 and ends at 12:00 PM ET on July 19.

Limit one entry per person or household.  The entry must be fully completed; mechanically reproduced; incomplete and/or illegible entries will not be accepted.  In case of dispute with respect to online entries, entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  Entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of such automated devices will cause disqualification. Sponsor and its advertising and promotions agencies are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or stolen entries or transmissions, or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic.

2. Random Drawing: A random drawing will be held from all eligible, correctly completed entries received on a timely basis, on or about July 19, by Tor.com, whose decisions concerning all matters related to this sweepstakes are final.

3. Notice to Winners: Winner will be notified by e-mail. Winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability release within fifteen (15) days of notification attempt or prize may be awarded to alternate winner. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and alternate winner will be selected. If an entrant selected in the drawing is a resident of Canada, to be declared a winner he/she must correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by telephone or email. If a potential winner who is a resident of Canada cannot be contacted, and/or the skill-testing question cannot be administered, within seven (7) days he/she will be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate entrant. If a winner is a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize will be awarded to minor’s parent or legal guardian, who must follow all prize claim procedures specified herein and sign and return all required documents.

4. Prizes. Three Grand Winners will receive one copy of A Song of Ice and Fire 2015 Calendar illustrated by Donato Giancolo from Bantam Books at the Approximate Retail Value of $16.00. Total ARV of the prize: $48.00.

  1. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. If any prize is won by a minor, it will be awarded in the name of minor's parent or legal guardian. Each entrant selected as a potential winner must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all such requirements. Sponsor makes no warranties with regard to the prize.  Prize is not transferable.  No substitutions of prize allowed by winner, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Prize is not redeemable by winner for cash value. All taxes, fees and surcharges on prize are the sole responsibility of winner.
  2. Eligibility: Only open to residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding the province of Quebec). Void in Puerto Rico, the Province of Quebec, and where otherwise prohibited by law. Employees, and members of their families, of Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, and affiliates are not eligible to enter. This promotion is intended for viewing in the United States and Canada only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. You are not authorized to participate in the sweepstakes if you are not located within the United States or Canada.
  3. General: Sponsor and its representatives are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the sender, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this sweepstakes which may limit the ability to play or participate, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this sweepstakes. If for any reason, (including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsor, which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this sweepstakes), the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Sponsor shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the sweepstakes. Limit one prize per person or household. By accepting prize, the winner grants to Sponsor the right to use his/her name, likeness, hometown, biographical information, in advertising and promotion, including on the Site, without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law. By participating in the sweepstakes, entrant and winner release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, subsidiaries, suppliers, and agents, from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense, including without limitation property damages, personal injury and/or death, arising out of participation in this sweepstakes or the acceptance, use or misuse of the prize.  Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives. All legal responsibilities of a minor under these Official Rules will be assumed by the minor’s parent/legal guardian.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

  1. Use of Data: Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants who enter online, in accordance with its privacy policy.  Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at http://us.macmillan.com/splash/policy.html.  By participating in the sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy. 
  2. Winner List: 
    For winner information, available after July 19, 2014, send by July 20, 2014, a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Winner Information, A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar Sweepstakes, c/o Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
  3. Sponsor: 
    Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010.
Fri
Jul 11 2014 1:30pm

Hellhole Inferno Sweepstakes!

Hellhole Inferno is the thrilling conclusion to Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson’s Hellhole trilogy. The people of Hellhole are scrambling to rally against the rogue Xayans that threaten them when Queen Michella is taken hostage by the rogues. With a missing monarch and twenty-two asteroids bearing down on their home planet, can the people of Hellhole defeat their enemies in time? 

We have ten galley copies of Hellhole Inferno that we want to share with you before its August 12th release date from Tor Books!

Check for the rules below! 

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Thu
Jul 10 2014 3:30pm

Summer Reading Sweepstakes!

Summer is here and sure, you could rewatch the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the tenth time, or you could try out some awesome nonfiction from Oxford University Press instead! This is your chance to learn something new about politics and international security or to answer all those questions you have about Darwin or impress your friends with your knowledge of cognitive psychology. 

We want to send one lucky winner a summer reading prize pack that includes Cyber War Will Not Take Place, Diagnosing GiantsComing to Our Senses, It’s a Jungle in There, and a galley of Superintelligence, out September 3rd, and Darwin’s Dice, out October 1st! 

Comment in the post to enter! 

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