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Gideon Smith and the Mask of the Ripper Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a galley of Gideon Smith and the Mask of the Ripper by David Barnett, out on October 13th from Tor Books!

In an alternate nineteenth century where a technologically advanced Britain holds sway over most of the known world and the American Revolution never happened, young Gideon Smith is firmly established as the Hero of the Empire.

Back in London, Gideon and his colleagues are dragged into a case that is confounding the Metropolitan Police. For the city is on the edge of mass rioting due to the continuing reign of terror by the serial killer known only as Jack the Ripper, who is rampaging though London’s less salubrious quarters. While chasing the madman, a villain from their past strips Gideon Smith of his memory and is cast adrift in the seedy underbelly of London, where life is tough and death lurks in every shadowy alley. With mob rule threatening to engulf London, the Empire has never needed its hero more…but where is Gideon Smith?

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Hell’s Foundations Quiver Sweepstakes!

The latest novel in David Weber’s Safehold series, Hell’s Foundations Quiver, hits shelves on October 13th from Tor Books, and we want to send you a galley now!

Centuries ago, the human race fought its first great war against an alien race-and lost. A tiny population of human beings fled to distant Safehold. Centuries later, their descendants have forgotten their history; for them, life has been an eternal Middle Ages, ruled by the Church of God Awaiting, whose secret purpose is to prevent the re-emergence of industrial civilization.

But not all of Safehold’s founders were on board with this plan. Those dissidents left behind their own secret legacies.

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Against a Brightening Sky! Sweepstakes

Against a Brightening Sky by Jaime Lee Moyer comes out from Tor Books on October 6th, and we want to send you a galley now!

By 1919 the Great War has ended, peace talks are under way in Paris, and the world has been forever changed. Delia Martin, apprentice practitioner of magical arts, and her husband, Police Captain Gabriel Ryan, face the greatest challenge of their lives when fragments from the war descend on San Francisco.

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Sorcerer to the Crown Sweepstakes!

Zen Cho’s debut novel, Sorcerer to the Crown, comes out from Ace Books in the U.S. tomorrow, and we want to send you a copy now! (The U.K. edition releases September 10th from Pan Macmillan.)

The Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers, one of the most respected organizations throughout all of England, has long been tasked with maintaining magic within His Majesty’s lands. But lately, the once proper institute has fallen into disgrace, naming an altogether unsuitable gentleman—a freed slave who doesn’t even have a familiar—as their Sorcerer Royal, and allowing England’s once profuse stores of magic to slowly bleed dry. At least they haven’t stooped so low as to allow women to practice what is obviously a man’s profession…

At his wit’s end, Zacharias Wythe, Sorcerer Royal of the Unnatural Philosophers and eminently proficient magician, ventures to the border of Fairyland to discover why England’s magical stocks are drying up. But when his adventure brings him in contact with a most unusual comrade, a woman with immense power and an unfathomable gift, he sets on a path which will alter the nature of sorcery in all of Britain—and the world at large…

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Brian Froud’s Goblins Sweepstakes!

The 10 1/2 year anniversary edition of Brian Froud’s Goblins arrives from Abrams on September 1st, and we want to send you one of our three copies now!

Renowned artist Brian Froud and scholar Ari Berk have continued their exploration of the goblin realm. (For the uninformed, goblins are those maleficent creatures who cause all manner of havoc in the human realm.) Now, thanks largely to Froud’s and Berk’s continuing carelessness, the viscid and largely nonsensical NEW volume has been unleashed on an unsuspecting public. Among its pages are new letters of apologies and disclaimers complete with new art; a list of Gargle’s new titles, grants, entitlements, and responsibilities; and, sadly, much more! Also included is an envelope containing a new talisman that is guaranteed to ward off goblins.

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The Sleeping King Sweepstakes!

The Sleeping King by Cindy Dees and Bill Flippin hits shelves from Tor Books on September 8th, and we want to send you a galley now!

Bestselling author Dees brings her love of fantasy and gaming to The Sleeping King, the first in an epic fantasy series featuring near immortal imperial overlords, a prophecy of a sleeping elven king who’s said to be the savior of the races, and two young people who are set on a path to save the day.

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Last Song Before Night Sweepstakes!

Last Song Before Night, the debut novel from Ilana C. Myer, arrives from Tor Books on September 29th, and we want to send you a galley now!

Her name was Kimbralin Amaristoth: sister to a cruel brother, daughter of a hateful family. But that name she has forsworn, and now she is simply Lin, a musician and lyricist of uncommon ability in a land where women are forbidden to answer such callings.

On the eve of a great festival, Lin learns that The Red Death, an ancient scourge, has returned to the land of Eivar. Its resurgence brings with it the memory of an apocalypse that transformed half a continent. Long ago, magic was everywhere, rising from artistic expressionfrom song, from verse, from stories. But in Eivar, where poets once wove enchantments from their words and harps, the power was lost. Forbidden experiments in blood divination unleashed the plague that is remembered as the Red Death, killing thousands before it was stopped. The Red Death’s return can mean only one thing: someone is spilling innocent blood in order to master dark magic.

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Binti Sweepstakes!

Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti arrives from Tor.com Publishing on September 22nd, and we want to send you one of our three galleys now!

Binti is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.

Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti’s stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach.

If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself – but first she has to make it there, alive.

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Mistborn Trilogy Boxed Set Sweepstakes!

Brandon Sanderson returns to the world of Mistborn with Shadows of Self, out on October 6th from Tor Books, but in the meantime we have a chance for you to win the complete Mistborn trilogy, with cover art by Sam Weber!

Available on September 1st, this boxed set includes the Tor Teen trade paperback editions of the trilogy—Mistborn, The Well of Ascension, and The Hero of Ages—and each boxed set includes a fold out poster map of Luthadel. One lucky winner will receive the prize!

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The Red: First Light Sweepstakes!

We have five copies of The Red: First Light by Linda Nagata, out now from Saga Press, and we want to give them to you! The second book in the trilogy, The Trials, is also available now.

Lieutenant James Shelley, who has an uncanny knack for premeditating danger, leads a squad of advanced US Army military tasked with enforcing the peace around a conflict in sub-Saharan Africa. The squad members are linked wirelessly 24/7 to themselves and a central intelligence that guides them via drone relay—and unbeknownst to Shelley and his team, they are being recorded for a reality TV show.

When an airstrike almost destroys their outpost, a plot begins to unravel that’s worthy of Crichton and Clancy’s best. The conflict soon involves rogue defense contractors, corrupt U.S. politicians, and homegrown terrorists who possess nuclear bombs. Soon Shelley must accept that the helpful warnings in his head could be AI. But what is the cost of serving its agenda?

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Daughters of Frankenstein Sweepstakes!

We have three copies of Daughters of Frankenstein: Lesbian Mad Scientists, edited by Steve Berman and available now from Lethe Press, and we want to send one your way!

In the field of mad science, women have for too long been ignored, their triumphs misattributed to mere men. The eighteen stories in this collection by writers like Gemma Files, Melissa Scott, and Claire Humphrey put women where they belong: in the lab, masterminding dangerous experiments and causing sparks to fly.

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The House of Shattered Wings Sweepstakes!

We have five copies of The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard, out today from Roc in the U.S. (and on Thursday from Gollancz in the U.K.)., and we want to give them to you!

In the late twentieth century, the streets of Paris are lined with haunted ruins, the aftermath of a Great War between arcane powers. The Grand Magasins have been reduced to piles of debris, Notre-Dame is a burnt-out shell, and the Seine has turned black with ashes and rubble and the remnants of the spells that tore the city apart. But those that survived still retain their irrepressible appetite for novelty and distraction, and The Great Houses still vie for dominion over France’s once grand capital.

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Niceville Trilogy Prize Pack Sweepstakes!

We want to send three lucky winners a prize pack containing all three books in Carsten Stroud’s Niceville Trilogy, including Niceville, The Homecoming, and The Reckoning, which hits shelves tomorrow!

Rainey Teague disappears on his way home from school, literally vanishing into thin air. He’s there one moment and gone the next, captured on security cameras. After he is found, the nightmare only gets deeper, especially for detective Nick Kavanaugh and his wife, Kate, a family practice lawyer. They have all been drawn into a shadow world between life and death—a world where a man killed on Friday night is in a duel on Sunday, where an armed robbery triggers a disastrous cascade of events that ricochets across twenty different lives, and where Nick and Kate will come face to face with the ancient force of anger and evil that lurks beneath Niceville.

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Lost Souls Sweepstakes!

We have five copies of Seth Patrick’s Lost Souls from Saint Martin’s Press, coming out August 18th, and we want to send one to you!

Able to wake the recently dead for testimony that is accepted in courts worldwide, the use of revivers has become a routine part of police investigation.

Despite his troubled past, Jonah Miller is one of the best. But while reviving the victim of a brutal murder, he encounters a terrifying presence. Something is watching. Waiting.

When long-hidden secrets are uncovered, Jonah is forced to come to a chilling conclusion:

An ancient evil is coming – and Jonah may be all that stands in its way…

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Wilde Stories 2015 Sweepstakes

We have three copies of Steve Berman’s Wilde Stories 2015: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction from Lethe Press, and we want to send one to you!

Wilde Stories showcases the previous year’s best offerings in short gay fantasy, horror, weird, and science fiction. This volume offers readers the secret missives of Roman emperors, an ungrateful ghost haunting her father’s lover, werewolves, possible vampires, and more tales of the strange and eerie blended with bit of loss and passion. Editor Steve Berman has been collecting the finest stories in the field for nearly a decade. Contributors include Paul Tremblay, Craig Laurance Gidney, and Tor.com’s own Katharine Duckett!

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Shadows of Self Sweepstakes!

Brandon Sanderson returns to the world of Mistborn with Shadows of Self, out from Tor Books in the U.S. on October 6th and October 9th in the U.K. from Gollancz, and we want to send you a galley now!

Start reading the novel with our excerpts here, and check out information for all of the stops on Sanderson’s Shadows of Self tour in October.

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Sunset Mantle Sweepstakes!

Sunset Mantle by Alter S. Reiss arrives from Tor.com Publishing on September 15th, and we want to give you one of our three galleys now!

With a single blow, Cete won both honor and exile from his last commander. Since then he has wandered, looking for a place to call home. The distant holdings of the Reach Antach offer shelter, but that promise has a price.

The Reach Antach is doomed.

Barbarians, traitors, and scheming investors conspire to destroy the burgeoning settlement. A wise man would move on, but Cete has found reason to stay. A blind weaver-woman and the beautiful sunset mantle lure the warrior to wager everything he has left on one final chance to turn back the hungry tides of war.

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John Scalzi’s The End of All Things Sweepstakes!

We have five copies of John Scalzi’s The End of All Things, out in hardcover and compiled ebook today from Tor Books, and we want to give them to you! Check out excerpts from each installment of The End of All Things and find more news on the book here.

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 timea 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 kindfor 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 extinctionand the end of all things.

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Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians Sweepstakes!

We have five galleys of the reissued edition of Brandon Sanderson’s Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians, out from Tor Books in February, and we want to give them to you! (Note that the cover art isn’t final, but the galleys do include illustrations and a sneak peek at Alcatraz Versus the Dark Talent, the long-awaited fifth book in the series.)

On his thirteenth birthday, foster child Alcatraz Smedry gets a bag of sand in the mail—his only inheritance from his father and mother. He soon learns that this is no ordinary bag of sand. It is quickly stolen by the cult of evil Librarians who are taking over the world by spreading misinformation and suppressing truth. Alcatraz must stop them, using the only weapon he has: an incredible talent for breaking things.

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Witches of Lychford Sweepstakes!

We have three galleys of Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell, coming out from Tor.com Publishing on September 8th, and we want to send you one now!

The villagers in the sleepy hamlet of Lychford are divided. A supermarket wants to build a major branch on their border. Some welcome the employment opportunities, while some object to the modernization of the local environment.

Judith Mawson (local crank) knows the truth — that Lychford lies on the boundary between two worlds, and that the destruction of the border will open wide the gateways to malevolent beings beyond imagination.

But if she is to have her voice heard, she’s going to need the assistance of some unlikely allies…

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