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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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The Philosopher Kings Sweepstakes!

The Philosopher Kings, the sequel to Jo Walton’s highly acclaimed novel, The Just City, arrives on June 30th from Tor Books, and we want to send you a galley now!

Twenty years have elapsed since the events of The Just City. The god Apollo still lives in human form among the inhabitants of the City, founded by the time-traveling goddess Pallas Athene, organized on the principles espoused in Plato’s Republic and populated by people from all eras of human history. Confronting loss, grief, and all the complications of mortality, Apollo embarks on an expedition to the Eastern Mediterranean of pre-antiquity, and what he discovers there changes everything.

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The Unnoticeables Sweepstakes!

The Unnoticeables by Robert Brockway of Cracked.com hits shelves from Tor Books on July 7th, and we want to send you a galley right now!

There are angels, and they are not beneficent or loving. But they do watch over us. They watch our lives unfold, analyzing us for repeating patterns and redundancies. When they find them, the angels simplify those patterns and remove the redundancies, and the problem that is “you” gets solved.

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The Scarlet Gospels Sweepstakes!

Pinhead is back, and he’s been sighted in Tor.com headquarters (a.k.a. the Flatiron Building). We want to send three lucky (or soon-to-be-terrified?) winners a Pinhead poster with a galley of Clive Barker’s The Scarlet Gospels, out today from St. Martin’s Press!

The Scarlet Gospels takes readers back many years to the early days of two of Barker’s most iconic characters in a battle of good and evil as old as time: The long-beleaguered detective Harry D’Amour, investigator of all supernatural, magical, and malevolent crimes faces off against his formidable, and intensely evil rival, Pinhead, the priest of hell. Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook narrated by John Lee, also available today!

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Pathfinder Tales: Lord of Runes Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a galley of Pathfinder Tales: Lord of Runes by Dave Gross, out on June 2nd from Tor Books!

Count Varian Jeggare and his hellspawn bodyguard Radovan are no strangers to the occult. Yet when Varian is bequeathed a dangerous magical book by an old colleague, the infamous investigators find themselves on the trail of a necromancer bent on becoming the new avatar of a strange and sinister demigod-one of the legendary runelords. Along with a team of mercenaries and adventurers, the crime-solving duo will need to delve into a secret world of dark magic and the legacy of a lost empire. But in saving the world, will Varian and Radovan lose their souls?

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Scarlett Undercover Sweepstakes!

Meet Scarlett, a smart, sarcastic fifteen-year-old, ready to take on crime in her hometown. When Scarlett agrees to investigate a local boy’s suicide, she figures she’s in for an easy case and a quick buck. But it doesn’t take long for suicide to start looking a lot like murder.

As Scarlett finds herself deep in a world of cults, curses, and the seemingly supernatural, she discovers that her own family secrets may have more to do with the situation than she thinks…and that cracking the case could lead to solving her father’s murder.

We want to send you one of our three copies of Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham, out on May 19th from Little, Brown!

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The Dragon Lantern Sweepstakes!

The Dragon Lantern, the second steampunk adventure in Alan Gratz’s The League of Seven series, arrives from Tor Books on June 9th, and we want to send you a galley!

Archie Dent is convinced that he and his friends Hachi and Fergus are the first three members of a new League of Seven: a group of heroes who come together to fight the Mangleborn whenever the monsters arise to destroy humanity. His belief is put to the test when they are forced to undertake separate missions. Archie and his faithful Tik-Tok servant Mr. Rivets pursue a shapeshifting girl who has stolen the Dragon Lantern, an ancient artifact with mysterious powers. And Hachi and Fergus travel to New Orleans to find Madame Blavatsky, the only person who knows the circumstances surrounding the death of Hachi’s father.

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Speculative Fiction 2014 Sweepstakes!

We want to send you one of our three copies of Speculative Fiction 2014 edited by Renee Williams and Shaun Duke, available now from Book Smugglers Publishing!

The Internet has the answers. Speculative Fiction 2014 collects over fifty of the best reviews, essays and media commentary from all facets of SFF. From insightful deconstruction of major blockbuster films, to considered arguments for diversity and inclusivity in science fiction and fantasy, this edition highlights many of the most complex, fraught, and important events in speculative fiction fandom from 2014. This volume collects writing from contributors like N.K. Jemisin, Kameron Hurley, and Daniel José Older (plus many Tor.com contributors!), with a foreword by Kate Elliott.

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Trial of Intentions Sweepstakes!

Trial of Intentions by Peter Orullian arrives from Tor Books from May 26th, and we want to send you a galley right now!

The gods who created this world have abandoned it. In their mercy, however, they chained the rogue god—and the monstrous creatures he created to plague mortalkind—in the vast and inhospitable wasteland of the Bourne. The magical Veil that contains them has protected humankind for millennia and the monsters are little more than tales told to frighten children. But the Veil has become weak and creatures of Nightmare have come through. To fight them, the races of men must form a great alliance to try and stop the creatures.

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Artemis Invaded Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a galley of Artemis Invaded by Jane Lindskold, out on June 30th from Tor Books!

Stranded archaeologist Griffin is determined to make his way back to his home world with news of his discovery of the lost pleasure planet Artemis. He and his gene-modified native companion, the huntress Adara, and her psyche-linked puma Sand Shadow, set out to find another repository of the ancient technology in the hope that somehow Griffin will be able to contact his orbiting ship. Unwittingly, he has left a trail—and Artemis is about to be invaded.

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The Gospel of Loki Sweepstakes!

Out now in the U.S. from Saga Press, The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris tells the story of the rise and fall of the Norse gods from the point of view of the world’s ultimate trickster, Loki himself. Check out an excerpt, and then enter to win one of our three copies now!

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Born of Defiance Sweepstakes!

Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Born of Defiance hits shelves from St. Martin’s Press on Tuesday, and we want to send you one of our three copies now!

Born an Outcast, Talyn Batur has spent the whole of his life fighting against the prejudice of his people. An Andarion without a father is not something anyone wants to be. But when his companion’s brother draws him into a plot against the Andarion crown, he finds himself torn between the loyalty to their planetary government that his mother has beaten into him and his own beliefs of justice and right. Now he must decide for himself to remain a pawn of their government or to defy everything and everyone he’s ever known to stand up to tyranny. It’s a gamble that will either save his life or end it.

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Long Black Curl Sweepstakes!

This week we gave you a story set in Alex Bledsoe’s Tufa universe, “The Two Weddings of Bronwyn Hyatt”, and now we want to send you a galley of the newest Tufa novel!

Out May 26th from Tor Books, Long Black Curl follows Bo-Kate Wisby and her lover, Jefferson Powell, the only two Tufa ever cast out of the tribes. But somehow, Bo-Kate has found her way back, with the intention of taking control of both Tufa tribes: and Jefferson, released from the curse of exile, is the only one who can stop her.

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The Vorrh Sweepstakes!

We want to send three winners a copy of The Vorrh by B. Catling, out now in the U.S. from Vintage Books!

Next to the colonial town of Essenwald sits the Vorrh, a vast—perhaps endless—forest. It is a place of demons and angels, of warriors and priests. Sentient and magical, the Vorrh bends time and wipes  memory. Legend has it that the Garden of Eden still exists at its heart. Now, a renegade English soldier aims to be the first human to traverse its expanse. Armed with only a strange bow, he begins his journey, but some fear the consequences of his mission, and a native marksman has been chosen to stop him. Around them swirl a remarkable cast of characters, including a Cyclops raised by robots and a young girl with tragic curiosity, as well as historical figures, such as writer Raymond Roussel and photographer and Edward Muybridge.  While fact and fictional blend, and the hunter will become the hunted, and everyone’s fate hangs in the balance, under the will of the Vorrh.

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The Devil’s Only Friend Sweepstakes!

We’ve given you a sneak peek at The Devil’s Only Friend by Dan Wells, the first book in a brand-new John Wayne Cleaver trilogy arriving from Tor Books on June 16th, and now we want to send you a galley!

John Wayne Cleaver hunts demons: they’ve killed his neighbors, his family, and the girl he loves, but in the end he’s always won. Now he works for a secret government kill team, using his gift to hunt and kill as many monsters as he can. But the monsters have noticed, and the quiet game of cat and mouse is about to erupt into a full scale supernatural war.

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Dune Sweepstakes!

The 50th anniversary edition of Frank Herbert’s Dune has arrived from the Folio Society, and we want to send you a copy autographed by illustrator Sam Weber! Check out some of Weber’s incredible illustrations here.

Two lucky winners will receive a copy of this new edition with a foreword by Michael Dirda and an afterword by Brian Herbert, plus a limited edition poster featuring Sam Weber’s illustration of Paul Atreides from the binding design!

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The Windup Girl Sweepstakes!

A new edition of Paolo Bacigalupi’s Nebula Award-winning novel, The Windup Girl, arrives from Night Shade today, and we want to send three winners a copy!

Included in this edition are two novelettes exploring the dystopian world of The Windup Girl: the Theodore Sturgeon Award-winning “The Calorie Man” and “Yellow Card Man.” Also included is an exclusive Q&A with the author describing his writing process, the political climate into which his debut novel was published, and the future of science fiction.

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Children’s Book Week Sweepstakes!

Children’s Book Week kicks off today, and we want to send you a prize pack of First Second books for kids of all ages to celebrate! One lucky winner will receive copies of: The Return of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke; Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity by Dave Roman; Anna Banana and the Chocolate Explosion by Alexis Dormal and Dominique Roques; The Zoo Box by Ariel Cohn and Aron Neis Steinke; This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki; Hidden by Loïc Dauvillier and Marc Lizano;  Sleepless Knight by James Sturm; Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff; Battling Boy and The Rise of Aurora West by Paul Pope; and American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang.

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The Octavia Project Sweepstakes!

Launching this summer, The Octavia Project is a free summer program for teenage girls from underserved communities in Brooklyn that uses science fiction to encourage them to dream big while learning the STEM skills they need to design their own futures. We want to send one lucky winner a copy of Fledgling and Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler, the project’s namesake, provided by Seven Stories Press!

We’ll also include a copy of The Time Traveler’s Almanac edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer; The Doll Collection edited by Ellen Datlow; and What Makes This Book So Great by Jo Walton so that you can continue your SFF education with great stories from writers like Ursula K. Le Guin, Nalo Hopkinson, and Pat Cadigan. Find out more about how you can support The Octavia Project here!

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Seriously Wicked Sweepstakes!

Seriously Wicked by Tina Connolly is out next week, and we want to send you a galley now! You can also listen to “Lion Tamer,” an original song written to accompany the book, here.

Camellia’s adopted mother wants Cam to grow up to be just like her. Problem is, Mom’s a seriously wicked witch. Cam’s used to stopping the witch’s crazy schemes for world domination. But when the witch summons a demon, he gets loose—and into Devon, the cute new boy at school. To stop the demon before he destroys Devon’s soul, Cam might have to try a spell of her own. But if she’s willing to work spells like the witch…will that mean she’s wicked too?

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