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Robot Overlords Sweepstakes!

Three years ago the Earth was conquered by a force of robots from a distant world. Their only rule? Stay in your homes. But Sean Flynn and his friends can’t wait any longer. They’re willing to risk instant vaporization in their quest to find Sean’s father, a missing fighter pilot who fought in the war against the robots. Out now from Gollancz, Robot Overlords is the companion novel to the recent film starring Gillian Anderson and Ben Kingsley, and we’ve got three copies we want to share with you!

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The Nightmare Charade Sweepstakes!

We’ve got ten galley copies of the stunning final installment in Mindee Arnett’s Arkwell Academy series and we want to share them with you! Being a supernatural creature that feeds on human dreams isn’t easy, but being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy? That’s even worse. But with an old enemy returning to seek revenge, 16-year-old Dusty Everhart doesn’t have time to worry about being different. She’s going to need all the strength she has to defeat her enemy and save her friends. The Nightmare Charade is out from Tor Teen on August 4th, but you can get started with an excerpt from the first book in the series right now!

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The Edge of Dawn Sweepstakes!

What do you do when the Earth is under assault from monstrous, otherworldly creatures and you’re the only person capable of destroying them? That’s the question that Richard Oort is trying to answer along with the help of his unlikely new friend, a nine-year-old Navajo girl named Mosi. Melinda Snodgrass’s The Edge of Dawn takes Richard and Mosi all the way from the American southwest to a secret society in Turkey as they try to find a way to save their world. We’ve got ten galley copies that we’re excited to share with you before the novel’s August 4th release from Tor Books!

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The End of All Things Sweepstakes!

The four serial ebook installments of John Scalzi’s The End of All Things are available now, and you can check out excerpts and reviews for each installment here. We also have a chance for you to get your hands on the print edition of The End of All Things before it arrives from Tor Books on August 11th!

Humans expanded into space…only to find a universe populated with multiple alien species bent on their destruction. Thus was the Colonial Union formed, to help protect us from a hostile universe. The Colonial Union used the Earth and its excess population for colonists and soldiers. It was a good arrangement…for the Colonial Union. Then the Earth said: no more.

Now the Colonial Union is living on borrowed time—a couple of decades at most, before the ranks of the Colonial Defense Forces are depleted and the struggling human colonies are vulnerable to the alien species who have been waiting for the first sign of weakness, to drive humanity to ruin. And there’s another problem: A group, lurking in the darkness of space, playing human and alien against each other—and against their own kind—for their own unknown reasons.

In this collapsing universe, CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson and the Colonial Union diplomats he works with race against the clock to discover who is behind attacks on the Union and on alien races, to seek peace with a suspicious, angry Earth, and keep humanity’s union intact…or else risk oblivion, and extinction-and the end of all things.

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Cuban Science Fiction Sweepstakes!

We’re excited to give one lucky winner two Cuban science fiction books that have been translated to English for the very first time! Yoss’s A Planet For Rent offers a chilling vision of the future where an environmentally wrecked Earth is seized by an alien species who plan to save the planet… by turning it into an intergalactic tourist destination.  And from the patron saint of Cuban science fiction, Augustín de Rojas, A Legend of the Future has drama both on and off planet as a war brews on Earth while a groundbreaking mission to Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, goes terribly wrong. Can’t wait to get your hands on these stories? You can check out an excerpt of Legend right now!

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Power Surge Sweepstakes!

We have ten galleys of Ben Bova’s Power Surge, out from Tor Books on August 11th, and we want to give them to you!

Dr. Jake Ross came to Washington, D.C., to make a difference. As the science advisor to a newly-elected freshman senator, Jake has crafted a comprehensive energy plan that employs innovative new technologies to make America the world’s leader in energy production while simultaneously boosting the economy and protecting the environment. The facts–and the science–are on Jake’s side, but his plan soon runs afoul of entrenched special interests, well-funded lobbies, cynical bureaucrats, pork-barrel politics, and one very powerful U.S. Senator.

To keep his plan alive and secure a sustainable future for America, Jake needs a crash course in the way Washington really works. Everyone keeps telling him that his plan has no hope of succeeding, but Jake is determined to prove them wrong even if it kills him . . . something that certain hostile parties may be all too happy to arrange.

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Signal Sweepstakes!

Former Delta Ranger Sam Dryden returns in Patrick Lee’s Signal, the sequel to Runner, out from St. Martin’s Press on July 7th. We want to send five lucky winners a galley of Signal and a copy of Runner now!

Sam Dryden lives quietly in a small coastal town in southern California, buying and fixing up old houses. It’s good physical work that he’s come to love. But his peaceful life is shattered when he gets a phone call from an old friend in trouble. A phone call that pulls Dryden into the middle of a situation that’s as violent as it is baffling.

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Nightwise Sweepstakes!

We have ten galleys of Nightwise by R. S. Belcher, arriving from Tor Books on August 18th, and we want to give them to you!

Now a promise to a dying friend has Ballard on the trail of an escaped Serbian war criminal with friends in both high and low places–and a sinister history of blood sacrifices. Ballard is hell-bent on making Dusan Slorzack pay for his numerous atrocities, but Slorzack seems to have literally dropped off the face of the Earth, beyond the reach of his enemies, the Illuminati, and maybe even the Devil himself. To find Slorzack, Ballard must follow a winding, treacherous path that stretches from Wall Street and Washington, D.C. to backwoods hollows and truckstops, while risking what’s left of his very soul . . . .

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Sweepstakes!

We have three copies of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (with cover art from the BBC series), and we want to send them your way!

At the dawn of the nineteenth century, two very different magicians emerge to change England’s history. In the year 1806, with the Napoleonic Wars raging on land and sea, most people believe magic to be long dead in England–until the reclusive Mr. Norrell reveals his powers, and becomes a celebrity overnight.

Yet the cautious, fussy Norrell is challenged by the emergence of another magician, the brilliant novice Jonathan Strange. Young, handsome, and daring, Strange is the very opposite of Norrell. He becomes Norrell’s student, and they join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wildest, most perilous forms of magic, straining his partnership with Norrell, and putting at risk everything else he holds dear.

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The War Against the Assholes Sweepstakes!

We have three copies of Sam Munson’s The War Against the Assholes and we want to give them to you!

Mike Wood is satisfied just being a guy with broad shoulders at a decidedly unprestigious Catholic school in Manhattan. But on the dirty streets of New York City he’s an everyman with a moral code who is unafraid of violence. And when Mike is unwittingly recruited into a secret cell of magicians by a fellow student, Mike’s role as a steadfast soldier begins. These magicians don’t use ritualized rote to work their magic, they use willpower in their clandestine war with the establishment: The Assholes.

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The Library at Mount Char Sweepstakes!

We have three copies of The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins, a debut novel coming from Crown on June 16th, and we want to send you one now!

Carolyn’s not so different from the other people around her. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. Clothes are a bit tricky, but everyone says nice things about her outfit with the Christmas sweater over the gold bicycle shorts. After all, she was a normal American herself once. That was a long time ago, of course. Before her parents died. Before she and the others were taken in by the man they called Father.

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The Old Man’s War Universe Sweepstakes!

John Scalzi returns to the Old Man’s War universe with The End of all Things, out in four ebook-only episodes this month, and in print on August 11th! (Read an excerpt from the first installment, The Life of the Mind, here, and from the second, This Hollow Union, here.)

We want to send you a prize pack of all the novels in Scalzi’s space colonization saga, from Old Man’s War, The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony, and Zoe’s Tale to The Human Division, the direct prequel to The End of All Things.

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The Suspicion at Sandition Sweepstakes!

We have ten galleys of The Suspicion at Sandition by Carrie Bebris, coming out July 14th from Tor Books, and we want to give them to you!

The Darcys have scarcely settled into their lodgings when Lady Denham unexpectedly invites them to a dinner party. Thirteen guests assemble at Sanditon House–but their hostess never appears. As a violent storm rises, a search for Lady Denham begins. The Darcys, like most of their fellow attendees, speculate that one of her ladyship’s would-be heirs has grown impatient…until the guests start to vanish one by one.

Does a kidnapper lurk in the centuries-old mansion, or is a still more sinister force at work? As the night grows short, the dwelling’s population grows thin, and tales of Sanditon House’s storied past emerge, Mr. and Mrs. Darcy find themselves leading a desperate effort to discover what has happened to Lady Denham and the missing guests, before they all–perhaps even Elizabeth and Darcy themselves–disappear.

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The Fellowship Sweepstakes!

We have five copies of The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings, out now from FSG, and we want to give them to you!

In The Fellowship, Philip and Carol Zaleski offer the first complete rendering of the Inklings’ lives and works. The result is an extraordinary account of the ideas, affections and vexations that drove the group’s most significant members. C. S. Lewis accepts Jesus Christ while riding in the sidecar of his brother’s motorcycle, maps the medieval and Renaissance mind, becomes a world-famous evangelist and moral satirist, and creates new forms of religiously attuned fiction while wrestling with personal crises. J.R.R. Tolkien transmutes an invented mythology into gripping story in The Lord of the Rings, while conducting groundbreaking Old English scholarship and elucidating, for family and friends, the Catholic teachings at the heart of his vision. Owen Barfield, a philosopher for whom language is the key to all mysteries, becomes Lewis’s favorite sparring partner, and, for a time, Saul Bellow’s chosen guru. And Charles Williams, poet, author of “supernatural shockers,” and strange acolyte of romantic love, turns his everyday life into a mystical pageant.

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The Dinosaur Lords Sweepstakes!

The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milán is coming out on July 28th from Tor Books, and we want to send you a galley now!

A world made by the Eight Creators on which to play out their games of passion and power, Paradise is a sprawling, diverse, often brutal place. Men and women live on Paradise as do dogs, cats, ferrets, goats, and horses. But dinosaurs predominate: wildlife, monsters, beasts of burden-and of war. Colossal plant-eaters like Brachiosaurus; terrifying meat-eaters like Allosaurus, and the most feared of all, Tyrannosaurus rex. Giant lizards swim warm seas. Birds (some with teeth) share the sky with flying reptiles that range in size from bat-sized insectivores to majestic and deadly Dragons.

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Dark Orbit Sweepstakes!

Dark Orbit by Carolyn Ives Gilman is out from Tor Books on July 14th, and we want to send you a galley now!

Reports of a strange, new habitable planet have reached the Twenty Planets of human civilization. When a team of scientists is assembled to investigate this world, exoethnologist Sara Callicot is recruited to keep an eye on an unstable crewmate. Thora was once a member of the interplanetary elite, but since her prophetic delusions helped mobilize a revolt on Orem, she’s been banished to the farthest reaches of space, because of the risk that her very presence could revive unrest.

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Last First Snow Sweepstakes!

We have 15 galleys of Last First Snow, out from Tor Books on July 7th, and we want to send them to you!

Forty years after the God Wars, Dresediel Lex bears the scars of liberation-especially in the Skittersill, a poor district still bound by the fallen gods’ decaying edicts. As long as the gods’ wards last, they strangle development; when they fail, demons will be loosed upon the city. The King in Red hires Elayne Kevarian of the Craft firm Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao to fix the wards, but the Skittersill’s people have their own ideas. A protest rises against Elayne’s work, led by Temoc, a warrior-priest turned community organizer who wants to build a peaceful future for his city, his wife, and his young son.

As Elayne drags Temoc and the King in Red to the bargaining table, old wounds reopen, old gods stir in their graves, civil blood breaks to new mutiny, and profiteers circle in the desert sky. Elayne and Temoc must fight conspiracy, dark magic, and their own demons to save the peace-or failing that, to save as many people as they can.

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Midian Unmade Sweepstakes!

Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed comes out from Tor Books on July 28th, and we want to send you a galley now!

Midian Unmade tells the stories of the Nightbreed after the fall of their city, Midian. Driven from their homes, their friends and family members slain before their eyes, the monsters become a mostly-hidden diaspora. Some are hunted; others, hunters. Some seek refuge. Others want revenge. The collection is edited by Joseph Nassise and Del Howison, with stories by Seanan McGuire, Amber Benson, and many more, and an introduction by Clive Barker himself.

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The Flicker Men Sweepstakes!

We have five galleys of The Flicker Men, out from Henry Holt on July 21st, and we want to send you one now!

Eric Argus is a washout. His prodigious early work clouded his reputation and strained his sanity. But an old friend gives him another chance, an opportunity to step back into the light. With three months to produce new research, Eric replicates the paradoxical double-slit experiment to see for himself the mysterious dual nature of light and matter. A simple but unprecedented inference blooms into a staggering discovery about human consciousness and the structure of the universe. His findings are celebrated and condemned in equal measure. But no one can predict where the truth will lead. And as Eric seeks to understand the unfolding revelations, he must evade shadowy pursuers who believe he knows entirely too much already.

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The Bloody Chamber Sweepstakes!

Out now from Penguin Classics, the deluxe edition of The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories celebrates the 75th anniversary of Angela Carter’s birth and includes a new introduction from Kelly Link!

Angela Carter was a storytelling sorceress, the literary godmother of Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Audrey Niffenegger, J. K. Rowling, and other contemporary masters of supernatural fiction. In her masterpiece, The Bloody Chamber—which includes the story that is the basis of Neil Jordan’s 1984 movie The Company of Wolves—she spins subversively dark and sensual versions of familiar fairy tales and legends like “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Bluebeard,” “Puss in Boots,” and “Beauty and the Beast,” giving them exhilarating new life in a style steeped in the romantic trappings of the gothic tradition.

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