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War for the Planet of the Apes Prize Pack Sweepstakes!

We want to get your paws on send you copies of three new Planet of the Apes books from Titan! Two lucky winners will each receive War for the Planet of the Apes: Official Movie Novelization by Greg Cox; War for the Planet of the Apes: Revelations by Greg Keyes; and Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone, a collection edited by Rich Handley.

In War for the Planet of the Apes, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

In War for the Planet of the Apes: Revelations, Caesar and his apes are still recovering from the takeover by renegade ape Koba. Caesar is desperate to avoid war with the humans, but this is a faint hope, as his enemies are about to receive military reinforcements headed by the ruthless Colonel McCullough.

And in Tales from the Forbidden Zone, a who’s who of modern writers present sixteen all-new tales, exclusive to this volume, set in the world of the original films and television series.

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Waning Moon Duology Sweepstakes!

The first book in Leena Likitalo’s Waning Moon duology, The Five Daughters of the Moon, is available July 25th from Tor.com Publishing—and we want to send you a galley copy of it, along with a galley copy of the sequel, The Sisters of the Crescent Empress!

The Crescent Empire teeters on the edge of a revolution, and the Five Daughters of the Moon are the ones to determine its future.

Alina, six, fears Gagargi Prataslav and his Great Thinking Machine. The gagargi claims that the machine can predict the future, but at a cost that no one seems to want to know.

Merile, eleven, cares only for her dogs, but she smells that something is afoul with the gagargi. By chance, she learns that the machine devours human souls for fuel, and yet no one believes her claim.

Sibilia, fifteen, has fallen in love for the first time in her life. She couldn’t care less about the unrests spreading through the countryside. Or the rumors about the gagargi and his machine.

Elise, sixteen, follows the captain of her heart to orphanages and workhouses. But soon she realizes that the unhappiness amongst her people runs much deeper that anyone could have ever predicted.

And Celestia, twenty-two, who will be the empress one day. Lately, she’s been drawn to the gagargi. But which one of them was the first to mention the idea of a coup?

Inspired by the 1917 Russian revolution and the last months of the Romanov sisters, The Five Daughters of the Moon is a beautifully crafted historical fantasy with elements of technology fuelled by evil magic.

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John Dies at the End Prize Pack Sweepstakes!

David Wong’s third John Dies at the End book, What the Hell Did I Just Read, is available October 3rd from St. Martin’s Press—but we want to send one lucky reader a galley copy of it, along with copies of the two other books in the series, John Dies at the End and This Book is Full of Spiders, and a t-shirt featuring the cover art from What the Hell Did I Just Read!

It’s the story “They” don’t want you to read. Though, to be fair, “They” are probably right about this one. To quote the Bible, “Learning the truth can be like loosening a necktie, only to realize it was the only thing keeping your head attached.” No, don’t put the book back on the shelf—it is now your duty to purchase it to prevent others from reading it. Yes, it works with e-books, too, I don’t have time to explain how.

While investigating a fairly straightforward case of a shape-shifting interdimensional child predator, Dave, John and Amy realized there might actually be something weird going on. Together, they navigate a diabolically convoluted maze of illusions, lies, and their own incompetence in an attempt to uncover a terrible truth they—like you—would be better off not knowing.

Your first impulse will be to think that a story this gruesome—and, to be frank, stupid—cannot possibly be true. That is precisely the reaction “they” are hoping for.

John Dies at the End‘s “smart take on fear manages to tap into readers’ existential dread on one page, then have them laughing the next” (Publishers Weekly) and This Book is Full of Spiders was “unlike any other book of the genre” (Washington Post). Now, New York Times bestselling author David Wong is back with What the Hell Did I Just Read, the third installment of this black-humored thriller series.

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Bruce Campbell Prize Pack Sweepstakes!

Next month, Thomas Dunne Books is publishing Bruce Campbell’s new memoir, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor. To celebrate, we want to send you a galley copy of the book, along with a signed bookplate, a signed copy of The Evil Dead Ultimate Edition DVD set, and … a foam chainsaw!

It’s been 15 years since his first memoir but Bruce is still living the dream as a B movie king in an A movie world.

Bruce Campbell makes his triumphant return from where he left off in If Chins Could Kill with further hilarious, gut-wrenchingly honest confessions.

Bruce brings us through his life in the decade since his first memoir and his roles as varied as they are numerous—from his roles in the Spiderman movies to his self-referential My Name is Bruce to his role on Burn Notice and his new STARZ hit series Ash vs. Evil Dead.

Hail to the Chin bursts with pictures and the signature humor that Bruce brought to If Chins Could Kill and will be devoured by his legions of fans.

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Indigo Prize Pack Sweepstakes!

Indigo, a collaborative novel from ten critically acclaimed authors, is available June 20th from St. Martins’ Press—and to celebrate, we want to send you a prize pack including one book by each of its co-authors! One lucky reader will receive a galley copy of Indigo and a copy of each of the following books:

Sleep Like a Baby by Charlaine Harris (advance reader’s copy)
Ararat by Christopher Golden
City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong
Dogs of War by Jonathan Maberry
Greywalker by Kat Richardson
Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
The Silence by Tim Lebbon
The Family Plot by Cherie Priest
Seven Forges by James A. Moore
The Wraiths of War by Mark Morris

In Indigo, investigative reporter Nora Hesper spends her nights cloaked in shadows. As Indigo, she’s become an urban myth, a brutal vigilante who can forge darkness into weapons and travel across the city by slipping from one patch of shadow to another. Her primary focus both as Nora and as Indigo has become a murderous criminal cult called the Children of Phonos. Children are being murdered in New York, and Nora is determined to make it stop, even if that means Indigo must eliminate every member. But in the aftermath of a bloody battle, a dying cultist makes claims that cause Indigo to question her own origin and memories.

Nora’s parents were killed when she was nineteen years old. She took the life insurance money and went off to explore the world, leading to her becoming a student of meditation and strange magic in a mountaintop monastery in Nepal…a history that many would realize sounds suspiciously like the origins of several comic book characters. As Nora starts to pick apart her memory, it begins to unravel. Her parents are dead, but the rest is a series of lies. Where did she get the power inside her?

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Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a copy of Steve Tribe’s Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords, available now from Harper Design!

Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords tells the story of all of this ancient, legendary civilization, of notable historical figures, of Gallifrey itself, of the Time War and much more. The planet Gallifrey. The Shining World of the Seven Systems. Often to be found in the constellation of Kasterborous. Birthplace of one of the oldest civilizations in the universe: The Time Lords.

From their technologies and strategies to the renegades like the Master and the Doctor himself, this is the definitive guide to the oldest and most powerful civilization in the universe. They invented black holes, transmits, stellar manipulators, and they atrophied. A bunch of elderly academics in funny hats, the Time Lords watched the whole history of creation. This was the civilization that inflicted some of its most renowned and deadly renegades and criminals on the universe: the Master, the Rani, the Monk, the War Chief, yet it was also the benevolent power that rid the cosmos of the Great Vampires, the Racnoss and the Fendahl.

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The Laundry Files Sweepstakes!

On July 11th, Tor.com Publishing releases The Delirium Brief, the eighth book in Charles Stross’s Laundry Files series—and to celebrate, we want to send you a set of all eight books in the series, including a galley copy of The Delirium Brief! And to sweeten the pot, books one through seven are autographed!

The Atrocity Archives introduced Bob Howard, a computer-hacker desk jockey who has more than enough trouble keeping up with the endless paperwork he has to do on a daily basis. He should never be called on to do anything remotely heroic. But for some reason, he is.

By the time of The Delirium Brief, Bob Howard’s career in the Laundry, the secret British government agency dedicated to protecting the world from unspeakable horrors from beyond spacetime, has entailed high combat, brilliant hacking, ancient magic, and combat with indescribably repellent creatures of pure evil. It has also involved a wearying amount of paperwork and office politics, and his expense reports are still a mess.

Now, following the invasion of Yorkshire by the Host of Air and Darkness, the Laundry’s existence has become public, and Bob is being trotted out on TV to answer pointed questions about elven asylum seekers. What neither Bob nor his managers have foreseen is that their organization has earned the attention of a horror far more terrifying than any demon: a British government looking for public services to privatize.

Inch by inch, Bob Howard and his managers are forced to consider the truly unthinkable: a coup against the British government itself.

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Mapping the Interior Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a galley copy of Stephen Graham Jones’s Mapping the Interior, available June 20th from Tor.com Publishing!

Blackfeet author Stephen Graham Jones brings readers a spine-tingling Native American horror novella.

Walking through his own house at night, a fifteen-year-old thinks he sees another person stepping through a doorway. Instead of the people who could be there, his mother or his brother, the figure reminds him of his long-gone father, who died mysteriously before his family left the reservation. When he follows it he discovers his house is bigger and deeper than he knew.

The house is the kind of wrong place where you can lose yourself and find things you’d rather not have. Over the course of a few nights, the boy tries to map out his house in an effort that puts his little brother in the worst danger, and puts him in the position to save them … at terrible cost.

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Firebrand Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a galley copy of A.J. Hartley’s Firebrand, the sequel to Steeplejack, available June 6th from Tor Teen! Read an excerpt here.

Once a steeplejack, Anglet Sutonga is used to scaling the heights of Bar-Selehm. Nowadays she assists politician Josiah Willinghouse behind the scenes of Parliament. The latest threat to the city-state: Government plans for a secret weapon are stolen and feared to be sold to the rival nation of Grappoli. The investigation leads right to the doorsteps of Elitus, one of the most exclusive social clubs in the city. In order to catch the thief, Ang must pretend to be a foreign princess and infiltrate Elitus. But Ang is far from royal material, so Willinghouse enlists help from the exacting Madam Nahreem.

Yet Ang has other things on her mind. Refugees are trickling into the city, fleeing Grappoli-fueled conflicts in the north. A demagogue in Parliament is proposing extreme measures to get rid of them, and she soon discovers that one theft could spark a conflagration of conspiracy that threatens the most vulnerable of Bar-Selehm. Unless she can stop it.

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Apollo 8 Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a copy of Jeffrey Kluger’s Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon, available now from Henry Holt!

In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy’s promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken. But when Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on.

Written with all the color and verve of the best narrative non-fiction, Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut’s homes, from the test labs to the launch pad. The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. Then, on Christmas Eve, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit. And when the mission is over—after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earth-rise, and the first re-entry through the earth’s atmosphere following a flight to deep space—the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach.

Here is the tale of a mission that was both a calculated risk and a wild crapshoot, a stirring account of how three American heroes forever changed our view of the home planet.

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River of Teeth Hippo Mayhem Sweepstakes!

Sarah Gailey’s River of Teeth is available now from Tor.com Publishing–and to celebrate, we want to send you a copy … and a hippo!

(Not a real hippo. A squeezy stress-relief hippo! This kind fits in the mail much better.)

In the early 20th century, the United States government concocted a plan to import hippopotamuses into the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. This is true.

Other true things about hippos: they are savage, they are fast, and their jaws can snap a man in two.

This was a terrible plan.

Contained within this volume is an 1890s America that might have been: a bayou overrun by feral hippos and mercenary hippo wranglers from around the globe. It is the story of Winslow Houndstooth and his crew. It is the story of their fortunes. It is the story of his revenge.

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Wicked Wonders Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a copy of Ellen Klages’s Wicked Wonders, available May 23rd from Tachyon Publications!

The award-winning author of The Green Glass Sea returns with smart and subversive new tales.

A rebellious child identifies with wicked Maleficent instead of Sleeping Beauty. Best friends Anna and Corry share one last morning on Earth. A solitary woman inherits a penny arcade haunted by a beautiful stranger. A prep-school student requires more than luck when playing dice with a faerie. Ladies who lunch—dividing one last bite of dessert—delve into new dimensions of quantum politeness.

Whether on a habitat on Mars or in a boardinghouse in London, discover Ellen Klages’ wicked, wondrous adventures full of wit, empathy, and courage.

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Twin Peaks Prize Pack Sweepstakes!

This weekend, Twin Peaks is back—and to celebrate, we want to send you a copy of Mark Frost’s The Secret History of Twin Peaks! One lucky reader will receive a copy of the book (now available from Flatiron Books) along with a tote bag and a button.

The Secret History of Twin Peaks enlarges the world of the original series, placing the unexplained phenomena that unfolded there into a vastly layered, wide-ranging history, beginning with the journals of Lewis and Clark and ending with the shocking events that closed the finale. The perfect way to get in the mood for the just-about-to-start Showtime series.

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Tor.com Publishing Space Opera Sweepstakes!

It’s the summer of space opera for Tor.com Publishing, and to celebrate, we want to send you a prize pack containing galley copies of five new and upcoming space opera novellas! Four lucky winners will receive copies of the following books.

A murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red (available now), a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through artificial intelligence.

Killing Gravity (available now) is the thrilling science fiction space adventure debut by Corey J. White. Mars Xi can kill you with her mind, but she’ll need more than psychic powers to save her.

The Ghost Line (available July 11th) is a haunting science fiction story about the Titanic of the stars by debut authors Andrew Neil Gray and J. S. Herbison that Lawrence M. Schoen calls “a delicious rush of the future and the past.”

Starfire: A Red Peace (available August 22nd), first in Spencer Ellsworth’s Starfire trilogy, is an action-packed space opera in a universe where the oppressed half-Jorian crosses have risen up to supplant humanity and dominate the galaxy.

In Dave Hutchinson’s Acadie (available September 5th), the first humans still hunt their children across the stars.

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Soleri Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a galley copy of Michael Johnston’s Soleri, available June 13th from Tor Books! Read an excerpt here.

The ruling family of the Soleri Empire has been in power longer than even the calendars that stretch back 2,826 years. Those records tell a history of conquest and domination by a people descended from gods, older than anything in the known world. No living person has seen them for centuries, yet their grip on their four subjugate kingdoms remains tighter than ever.

On the day of the annual eclipse, the Harkan king, Arko-Hark Wadi, sets off on a hunt and shirks his duty rather than bow to the emperor. Ren, his son and heir, is a prisoner in the capital, while his daughters struggle against their own chains. Merit, the eldest, has found a way to stand against imperial law and marry the man she desires, but needs her sister’s help, and Kepi has her own ideas.

Meanwhile, Sarra Amunet, Mother Priestess of the sun god’s cult, holds the keys to the end of an empire and a past betrayal that could shatter her family.

Detailed and historical, vast in scope and intricate in conception, Soleri bristles with primal magic and unexpected violence. It is a world of ancient and elaborate rites, of unseen power and kingdoms ravaged by war, where victory comes with a price, and every truth conceals a deeper secret.

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