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Court of Fives Sweepstakes!

We have three copies of Kate Elliot’s new book Court of Fives, from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers coming out on August 18th. Check out our excerpt here, and then enter to win!

Jessamy’s life is a balance between acting like an upper-class Patron and dreaming of the freedom of the Commoners. But away from her family she can be whoever she wants when she sneaks out to train for The Fives, an intricate, multilevel athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom’s best contenders. Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an unlikely friendship between two Fives competitors–one of mixed race and the other a Patron boy–causes heads to turn. When Kal’s powerful, scheming uncle tears Jes’s family apart, she’ll have to test her new friend’s loyalty and risk the vengeance of a royal clan to save her mother and sisters from certain death.

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The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps Sweepstakes!

We have three galley copies of  The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson, the debut novella from Tor.com Publishing out on September 1st, and we want to share them with you!

Since leaving his homeland, the earthbound demigod Demane has been labeled a sorcerer. With his ancestors’ artifacts in hand, the Sorcerer follows the Captain, a beautiful man with song for a voice and hair that drinks the sunlight. The two of them are the descendants of the gods who abandoned the Earth for Heaven, and they will need all the gifts those divine ancestors left to them to keep their caravan brothers alive. The one safe road between the northern oasis and southern kingdom is stalked by a necromantic terror. Demane may have to master his wild powers and trade humanity for godhood if he is to keep his brothers and his beloved captain alive.

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Clive Barker Sweepstakes!

Sadly, we can’t give away Clive Barker himself, but we can give you something just as great! We’ve got three prize packs containing two books guaranteed to keep you up all night. Out on July 28 from Tor, Midian Unmade is a chilling anthology full of stories inspired by Nightbreed, the film based on Barker’s novella, Cabal. Contributors like Seanan McGuire, Amber Benson, and John W. Campbell tell the story of the Nightbreed after the fall of their city, Midian. Driven from their homes after watching the brutal death of their families, some of the Nightbreed want only refuge while others seek revenge. And out now from St. Martin’s Press, The Scarlet Gospels reunites readers with two of Barker’s most memorable characters as Harry D’Amour faces off against Pinhead in a battle to end all battles. Three winners will receive copies of both books, plus an assortment of Tor.com story art postcards!

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The Book of Speculation Sweepstakes!

Simon Watson lives alone in a house filled with memories of the family he no longer has–his mother, a circus mermaid, drowned not far from their home and his sister, Enola, ran off to read tarot cards in a traveling carnival. He can deal with the loneliness, but when Simon receives a mysterious book that speaks of a curse on the women in his family, he has to act. July 24 could bring an end to his sister if Simon can’t discover a way to stop the curse once and for all. You can start solving this mystery with Simon now by reading or listening to an excerpt from the book!

We want to mark Drowning Day by giving two lucky winners a chance to win a prize pack containing a copy of Erika Swyler’s The Book of Speculation, out now from St. Martin’s Press, and a deck of tarot cards!

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Big Summer Road Trip Tour Sweepstakes!

Four of Tor’s authors are already out on the Big Summer Road Trip Tour, and they’re having a great time reading, signing, and eating their way across the Northeast. Elizabeth Bear, Max Gladstone, Brian Staveley, and James L. Cambias have already been on the road for nine days, and you can catch them in Saratoga Springs tomorrow and in  Vermont this weekend. Check out all of the tour stops here!

Can’t make the road trip (or can, but want some extra swag)? You’re in luck! We have signed copies of the newest novels from all four authors, including Max Gladstone’s Last First Snow, Elizabeth Bear’s Karen Memory, James Cambias’s Corsair, and Brian Staveley’s The Providence of Fire. Five lucky winners will receive sets of all four books, along with an added bonus: winners of the prize pack will receive two postcards with art from Tor.com’s original fiction!

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First Second’s Eisner Prize Pack Sweepstakes!

The 2015 Eisner Award winners were announced at San Diego Comic-Con this month, and First Second wants to send five lucky winners a prize pack to celebrate! Each winner will receive a copy of This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, which won this year in the Best Graphic Album category; The Zoo Box by Ariel Cohn & Aron Nels Steinke, which won Best Publication for Early Readers; and The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang & Sonny Liew, which was nominated for Best Publication for Teens. Yang also won Best Writer this year for his work on The Shadow Hero and Dark Horse’s Avatar: The Last Airbender comics series.

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The School for Good and Evil Series Sweepstakes!

The Last Ever After, the conclusion to The School for Good and Evil trilogy by Soman Chainani, hits shelves from HarperCollins today, and we want to send you a prize pack to celebrate! One lucky winner will receive all three books in the series, including The School for Good and Evil and A World without Princes.

This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good and Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy-tale heroes and villains. As the most beautiful girl in Gavaldon, Sophie has dreamed of being kidnapped into an enchanted world her whole life. With her pink dresses, glass slippers, and devotion to good deeds, she knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and graduate a storybook princess. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks, wicked pet cat, and dislike of nearly everyone, seems a natural fit for the School for Evil.

But when the two girls are swept into the Endless Woods, they find their fortunes reversed—and they’ll quickly find that the only way out of a fairy tale . . . is to live through it.

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End Time Sweepstakes!

We have five galleys of Keith Korman’s End Time, coming out August 25th, and we want to give them to you!

What is happening to the country—and the planet?

A government bio-lab experiment goes hideously wrong, infecting people with scientifically-programmed madness . . .

Random kidnappings of women and girls proliferate throughout the land . . .

Some people suddenly succumb to horrifically-virulent viruses while others become able to read minds . . .

Mysteriously summoned to confront these frightening questions, three people are thrown together on a bizarre cross-country quest: Cheryl Gibson, an LA cop; Billy Howahkan, a Lakota Sioux with seeming supernatural gifts; and Bhakti Singh, a distinguished space scientist. This unlikely group must track down a pair of children with extraordinary powers, children who will determine humanity’s fate—obliteration or salvation.

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Agents of the Internet Apocalypse Sweepstakes!

We have three copies of Wayne Gladstone’s Agents of the Internet Apocalypse, coming out July 21st from Saint Martin’s Press, and we want to give them to you!

Gladstone, the so-called “Internet Messiah,” has not only failed to bring back the Web, but his search has landed him in a New York City psychiatric ward. The rest of the world isn’t doing so well either, filled with disconnected Internet users still jonesing for a fix, and an increasingly draconian Government, interrogating and detaining anyone deemed a “person of interest” under the NET Recovery Act.

For Gladstone, however, finding the Net is less important than heading to Los Angeles to win back his ex-wife. He takes up residence on the couch of his old friend, gossip-blogger Tobey, while trying to rebuild his lost romance. But when Gladstone’s old journal account of the Internet Apocalypse goes “paper viral,” his newfound celebrity puts him at the forefront of the Internet Reclamation Movement. Soon he is a target for shadowy government agents, and a reluctant collaborator with Anonymous who provides a clue that promises to explain the Internet’s disappearance.

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Forbidden Sweepstakes!

We have five galleys of Cathy Clamp’s Forbidden, coming out August 18th from Tor Books, and we want to give them to you!

Ten years have passed since the war that destroyed the Sazi Council and inflicted a horrible “cure” on thousands of Sazi, robbing them of their ability to shapeshift.

Luna Lake, isolated in Washington State, started as a refugee camp for Sazi orphans. Now it’s a small town and those refugees are young adults, chafing at the limits set by their still-fearful guardians.

There’s reason to fear: Sazi children are being kidnapped. Claire, a red wolf shifter, is sent to investigate. Held prisoner by the Snakes during childhood, Claire is distrusted by those who call Luna Lake home.

Before the war, Alek was part of a wolf pack in Chicago. In Luna Lake he was adopted by a parliament of Owls, defying Sazi tradition. The kidnappings are a painful reminder that his little sister disappeared a decade ago.

When Claire and Alek meet, sparks fly–but the desperate race to find the missing children forces them to set aside their mutual attraction and focus on the future of their people.

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The Alloy of Law Sweepstakes!

In anticipation of Brandon Sanderson’s new Mistborn novel, Shadows of Self, we are happy to offer ten copies of The Alloy of Law to some lucky winners! If you haven’t delved into the adventures of Wax and Wayne, here’s your chance to start before Shadows of Self hits shelves on October 6th from Tor Books!

In the three hundred years since the events of the Mistborn trilogy, science and technology have marched on. Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads, electric lighting, and even the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.

Yet even with these advances, the magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world. Out in the frontier lands known as the Roughs, they are crucial tools for those attempting to establish order and justice.

One is Waxillium Ladrian, a rare Twinborn who can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will. After twenty years in the Roughs, Wax must now put away his guns and assume the duties incumbent upon the head of a noble house–until he learns the hard way that the mansions and elegant tree-lined streets of the city can be even more dangerous than the dusty plains of the Roughs.

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Lagoon Sweepstakes!

We have three copies of Nnedi Okorafor’s Lagoon, coming out in the U.S. today from Saga, and we would love to give them to you!

After word gets out on the Internet that aliens have landed in the waters outside of the world’s fifth most populous city, chaos ensues. Soon the military, religious leaders, thieves, and crackpots are trying to control the message on YouTube and on the streets. Meanwhile, the earth’s political superpowers are considering a preemptive nuclear launch to eradicate the intruders. All that stands between 17 million anarchic residents and death is an alien ambassador, a biologist, a rapper, a soldier, and a myth that may be the size of a giant spider, or a god revealed.

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Dragon Heart Sweepstakes!

We have five galley copies of Cecelia Holland’s Dragon Heart, coming out September 1st from Tor, and we want to give them to you!

Where the Cape of the Winds juts into the endless sea, there is Castle Ocean, and therein dwells the royal family that has ruled it from time immemorial. But there is an Empire growing in the east, and its forces have reached the castle. King Reymarro is dead in battle, and by the new treaty, Queen Marioza must marry one of the Emperor’s brothers. She loathes the idea, and has already killed the first brother, but a second arrives, escorted by more soldiers. While Marioza delays, her youngest son, Jeon, goes on a journey in search of his mute twin, Tirza, who needs to be present for the wedding.

As Jeon and Tirza return by sea, their ship is attacked by a shocking and powerful dragon, red as blood and big as the ship. Thrown into the water, Tirza clings to the dragon, and after an underwater journey, finds herself alone with the creature in an inland sea pool. Surprisingly, she is able to talk to the beast, and understand it.

So begins a saga of violence, destruction, and death, of love and monsters, human and otherwise.

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Ted Kosmatka’s The Flicker Men Sweepstakes!

We have three copies of The Flicker Men by Ted Kosmatka and we want to send you one now! Also feel free to check out this excerpt to get started!

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 Dark Forest Sweepstakes!

The Dark Forest, the second volume in Cixin Liu’s Three-Body trilogy, hits shelves from Tor Books on August 11, and we want to send you a galley (with this gorgeous cover) now!

This near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple-award-winning phenomenon from Cixin Liu, China’s most beloved science fiction author. You can listen to a clip from the audiobook, out from Macmillan Audio the same day as the book, here!

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Tor Button Sweepstakes!

San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing, and we want to send you some Tor swag to celebrate! We have shiny new buttons for a number of upcoming titles, including Brandon Sanderson’s Shadows of Self (check out our excerpt here), Time Salvager by Wesley Chu, Truthwitch by Susan Dennard, Dragon Coast by Greg van Eekhout, Made to Kill by Adam Christopher, All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders, and Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente. Three lucky winners will receive a full set of Tor buttons!

You can also pick up extra buttons at the Tor Booth at SDCC, so definitely stop by (and check out the schedule to see when your favorite authors will be signing)!

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The Left-Hand Way Sweepstakes!

We have ten galleys of Tom Doyle’s The Left-Hand Way, out on August 11th from Tor Books, and we want to give them to you!

Poe’s Red Death returns, more powerful than ever. Can anyone stop him before he summons an apocalyptic nightmare even worse than himself?

The American craftsmen are scattered like bait overseas. What starts as an ordinary liaison mission to London for Major Michael Endicott becomes a desperate chase across Europe, where Endicott is both hunted and hunter. Reluctantly joining him is his minder from MI13, Commander Grace Marlow, one of Her Majesty’s most lethal magician soldiers, whose family has centuries of justified hostility to the Endicotts.

Meanwhile, in Istanbul and Tokyo, Endicott’s comrades, Scherie Rezvani and Dale Morton, are caught in their own battles for survival against hired assassins and a ghost-powered doomsday machine. And in Kiev, Roderick Morton, the spider at the center of a global web, plots their destruction and his ultimate apotheosis. After centuries of imprisonment, nothing less than godlike power will satisfy Roderick, whatever the dreadful cost.

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Updraft Sweepstakes!

Fran Wilde’s debut novel Updraft, coming out September 1st, is so highly anticipated that even Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane from Game of Thrones did not want to give it up one of the coveted galleys of the book. Check out our excerpt, and then enter to win one an advance copy!

Welcome to a world of wind and bone, songs and silence, betrayal and courage.

Kirit Densira cannot wait to pass her wingtest and begin flying as a trader by her mother’s side, being in service to her beloved home tower and exploring the skies beyond. When Kirit inadvertently breaks Tower Law, the city’s secretive governing body, the Singers, demand that she become one of them instead. In an attempt to save her family from greater censure, Kirit must give up her dreams to throw herself into the dangerous training at the Spire, the tallest, most forbidding tower, deep at the heart of the City.

As she grows in knowledge and power, she starts to uncover the depths of Spire secrets. Kirit begins to doubt her world and its unassailable Laws, setting in motion a chain of events that will lead to a haunting choice, and may well change the city forever-if it isn’t destroyed outright.

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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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