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Tue
Aug 19 2014 3:30pm

Hawk Sweepstakes!

Hawk, the latest in Steven Brust’s Vlad Taltos series, hits shelves from Tor Books on October 7th, and we want to send you a galley right now!

Years ago, Vlad Taltos came from the East, to make his way as a human amidst the tall, long-lived natives of the Dragaeran Empire. He joined the Jhereg, the Dragaeran House that handles the Empire's vices: gambling, rackets, organized crime. He became a professional assassin. He was good at it.

But that was then, before Vlad and the Jhereg became mortal enemies.

For years, Vlad has run from one end of the Empire to the other, avoiding the Jhereg assassins who pursue him. Now, finally, he's back in the imperial capital where his family and friends are. He means to stay there this time. Whatever happens. And whatever it takes.

 Check for the rules below! 

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Mon
Aug 18 2014 3:30pm

We Are All Completely Fine Sweepstakes!

Win one of our five copies of Daryl Gregory’s We Are All Completely Fine, out now from Tachyon!

Harrison was the Monster Detective, a storybook hero. Now he’s in his mid-thirties and spends most of his time popping pills and not sleeping. Stan became a minor celebrity after being partially eaten by cannibals. Barbara is haunted by unreadable messages carved upon her bones. Greta may or may not be a mass-murdering arsonist. Martin never takes off his sunglasses. Never.

No one believes the extent of their horrific tales, not until they are sought out by psychotherapist Dr. Jan Sayer. What happens when these seemingly-insane outcasts form a support group? Together they must discover which monsters they face are within—and which are lurking in plain sight.

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 August 18. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET on August 22. 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
Aug 18 2014 3:30pm

We Are All Completely Fine 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/2014/08/we-are-all-completely-fine-sweepstakes (the “Site”). Sweepstakes begins online at 3:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on August 18 and ends at 12:00 PM ET on August 22.

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 22, 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 copy of We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory at the Approximate Retail Value of $15.00. Total ARV of the prize: $75.00.

  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 August 22, 2014, send by August 25, 2014, a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Winner Information, We Are All Completely Fine Sweepstakes, c/o Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
  3. Sponsor: 
    Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010.
Sun
Aug 17 2014 12:30pm

Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box Sweepstakes!

We gave you an excerpt from George Mann's Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box, and now we want to give you a chance to win one of our three copies of the book! Out on August 19th from Titan Books, the story follows an aged Mycroft Holmes, who, in an act of desperation, must send for the help of his estranged brother when a series of bizarre events begin to plague the luminaries and leaders of London.

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 12:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on August 17. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET on August 21. 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.

Sun
Aug 17 2014 12:30pm

Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box 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/2014/08/sherlock-holmes-the-spirit-box-sweepstakes (the “Site”). Sweepstakes begins online at 12:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on August 17 and ends at 12:00 PM ET on August 21.

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 21, 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 Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box by George Mann at the Approximate Retail Value of $13.00. Total ARV of the prize: $39.00.

  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 August 21, 2014, send by August 25, 2014, a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Winner Information, Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box Sweepstakes, c/o Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
  3. Sponsor: 
    Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010.
Sat
Aug 16 2014 12:30pm

Exo Sweepstakes!

Award-winning author Steven Gould returns to the world of his classic novel Jumper in Exo, the sequel to Impulse, blending the drama of high school with world shattering consequences. We want to send you a galley of Exo, out on September 9th from Tor Books, right now!

Cent can teleport. This is not as great as you might think it would be—sure, you can go shopping in Japan and then have tea in London, but it’s hard—and dangerous—to keep a secret like that.

But Cent isn’t easily daunted. She’s going to make some changes in the world.

Check for the rules below! 

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Fri
Aug 15 2014 1:30pm

Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon Sweepstakes!

The steampunk adventures of Gideon Smith kicked off in David Barnett’s Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl, and now we want to send you a galley of the sequel, Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon, out on September 16th from Tor Books!

Gideon and  his intrepid band take to the skies and travel to the American colonies hot on Texas pirate Louis Cockayne’s trail. Not only does Gideon want the machine back, he has fallen in love with Maria, the clockwork girl Cockayne has kidnapped. 

Does Gideon have what it takes to not only save the day but win the girl?

Check for the rules below! 

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Thu
Aug 14 2014 3:30pm

Hellhole Inferno Audiobook 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/2014/08/hellhole-inferno-audiobook-sweepstakes (the “Site”). Sweepstakes begins online at 3:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on August 14 and ends at 12:00 PM ET on August 18.

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 18, 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 Hellhole Inferno audiobook by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson and narrated by Scott Brick at the Approximate Retail Value of $50.00. Total ARV of the prize: $250.00.

  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 August 18, 2014, send by August 25, 2014, a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Winner Information, Hellhole Inferno Audiobook Sweepstakes, c/o Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
  3. Sponsor: 
    Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010.
Thu
Aug 14 2014 3:30pm

Hellhole Inferno Audiobook Sweepstakes!

Out this week, Hellhole Inferno by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson is the thrilling, asteroid-packed conclusion to their space adventure trilogy. We want to send you one of our five copies of the Hellhole Inferno audiobook, narrated by Scott Brick. Listen to a preview clip here!

 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 August 14. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET on August 18. 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
Aug 13 2014 3:30pm

Next of Kin 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/2014/08/next-of-kin-sweepstakes (the “Site”). Sweepstakes begins online at 3:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on August 13 and ends at 12:00 PM ET on August 17.

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 17, 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 ebook of Next of Kin by Dan Wells at the Approximate Retail Value of $7.00. Total ARV of the prize: $35.00.

  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 August 17, 2014, send by August 18, 2014, a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Winner Information, Next of Kin Sweepstakes, c/o Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
  3. Sponsor: 
    Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010.
Wed
Aug 13 2014 3:30pm

Next of Kin Sweepstakes!

You may already be a fan of the John Cleaver series by Dan Wells, or you may be a new reader who hasn’t yet delved into the story of the teenage sociopath struggling to control his violent impulses in a world of danger and demons. Either way, we’ve got the perfect way for you to dive into the new John Wayne Cleaver trilogy, which launches in 2015 with the publication of The Devil’s Only Friend: a prequel novella called Next of Kin, available now!

Five winners will receive a copy of Next of Kin: A John Cleaver Novella in their choice of doc, mobi, or epub formats.

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 August 13. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET on August 17. 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
Aug 8 2014 2:30pm

Moomin Sweepstakes!

Tomorrow is Tove Jansson's 100th birthday, and we want to give you a Moomins prize pack to celebrate! We'll send one lucky winner eight books featuring Jansson's signature creatures, including Comet in Moominland, Finn Family Moomintroll, Moominpappa's Memoirs, Moominsummer Madness, Moominland Midwinter, Tales from Moominvalley, Moominpappa at Sea, and Moominvalley in November.

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 August 8. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET on August 12. 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
Aug 8 2014 2:30pm

Moomin 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/2014/08/moomin-sweepstakes (the “Site”). Sweepstakes begins online at 2:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on August 8 and ends at 12:00 PM ET on August 11.

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 11, 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 Comet in Moominland by Tove Jansson at the Approximate Retail Value of $8.00, Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson at the ARV of $8.00, Moominpappa's Memoirs by Tove Jansson at the ARV of $8.00, Moominsummer Madness, Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson at the ARV of $8.00, Tales from Moominvalley by Tove Jansson at the , Moominpappa at Sea by Tove Jansson at the ARV of $8.00, and Moominvalley in November by Tove Jansson at the ARV of $8.00. Total ARV of the prize: $64.00.

  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 August 12, 2014, send by August 18, 2014, a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Winner Information, Moomins Sweepstakes, c/o Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
  3. Sponsor: 
    Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010.
Wed
Aug 6 2014 12:30pm

Joss Whedon: The Biography 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/2014/08/joss-whedon-the-biography-sweepstakes (the “Site”). Sweepstakes begins online at 12:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on August 6 and ends at 12:00 PM ET on August 10.

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 10, 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 Joss Whedon: The Biography by Amy Pascale at the Approximate Retail Value of $30.00. Total ARV of the prize: $30.00.

  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 August 10, 2014, send by August 11, 2014, a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Winner Information, Joss Whedon: The Biography Sweepstakes, c/o Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
  3. Sponsor: 
    Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010.
Wed
Aug 6 2014 12:30pm

Joss Whedon: The Biography Sweepstakes!

Out now from Chicago Review Press, Joss Whedon: The Biography by Amy Pascale includes a foreword by Nathan Fillion and extensive interviews and behind-the-scenes accounts of working on Buffy, Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse from collaborators, actors, and Joss himself. We gave you an excerpt (“Curse Your Sudden But Inevitable Cancellation”), and now we want to give one lucky winner a copy of the book!

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 12:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on August 6. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET on August 10. 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
Aug 5 2014 4:30pm

The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy Sweepstakes!

Out today from St. Martin’s Griffin, The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy by Jacopo Della Quercia takes readers on a whirlwind ride through history, with science fiction, adventure, and comedy thrown into the mix! President Taft and Robert Todd Lincoln race to solve a mystery stretching back to the Civil War in order to save the twentieth century, revealing dark secrets, exposing villains, and running into some of the most famous figures in history on the way.

We have five copies for you to win, so 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 4:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on August 5. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET on August 9. 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
Aug 5 2014 4:30pm

The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy 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/2014/08/the-great-abraham-lincoln-pocket-watch-conspiracy-sweepstakes (the “Site”). Sweepstakes begins online at 4:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on August 5 and ends at 12:00 PM ET on August 9.

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 9, 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 copy of The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy by Jacopo della Quercia at the Approximate Retail Value of $16.00. Total ARV of the prize: $80.00.

  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 August 9, 2014, send by August 11, 2014, a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Winner Information, The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy Sweepstakes, c/o Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
  3. Sponsor: 
    Tor.com, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010.
Mon
Aug 4 2014 4:30pm

The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit Sweepstakes!

David, a college student, is drawn to the resort where his father disappeared fifteen years before. His family warns him not to go, but he can’t shake the feeling that something is calling him there. When he takes a job at the same resort over the summer, David finds himself slipping further and further into the mystery of his father’s disappearance and the town itself. Plagued by visions of a mysterious man and embroiled in a torrid love triangle, David is determined to find some answers, no matter what the cost. 

Out on August 5th from Doubleday, we have three copies of The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit that we want to share with you!

Read the excerpt, then comment in the post below 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 4:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on August 4. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET on August 8. 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
Aug 4 2014 4:30pm

The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit 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/2014/08/the-ghost-in-the-electric-blue-suit-sweepstakes (the “Site”). Sweepstakes begins online at 4:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on August 4 and ends at 12:00 PM ET on August 8.

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 8, 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 The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit by Graham Joyce at the Approximate Retail Value of $18.89. Total ARV of the prize: $56.67.

  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 8, 2014, send by August 9, 2014, a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Winner Information, The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit 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 31 2014 4:30pm

Thrones and Bones Sweepstakes!

Karn and Thianna are outsiders. He’d rather play a board game than inherit the family farm and she’s a half human, half frost giantress that isn’t truly accepted in either world. When family intrigue forces them to flee their homes, they’ll have to team up to face a 1,500-year-old dragon, undead warriors, an evil uncle, and an assortment of angry beasts. Even if they do survive, neither of them will ever be the same again.

We want to introduce you to Lou Anders' debut novel before its August 5th release from Crown Books! Three lucky winners will receive a copy of Frostborn along with an awesome set of four trading cards inspired by Karn's favorite game! 

Check out a preview of the card set below the cut, and comment in the post to enter! 

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