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Sabaa Tahir Prize Pack Sweepstakes!

A Torch Against the Night, the sequel to Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes, is out August 3oth from Razorbill—and we want to send you a set of both books! Three lucky winners will each receive a paperback copy of Ember and a galley copy of Torch.

Elias and Laia are running for their lives.

Following the events of the Fourth Trial, an army led by Masks hunts the two fugitives as they escape the city of Serra and journey across the vast lands of the Martial Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—and save her brother, whose knowledge of Serric steel is the key to the Scholars’ future. And Elias is determined to stay by Laia’s side … even if it means giving up his own chance at freedom.

But Elias and Laia will have to fight every step of the way if they’re going to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.

Helene’s mission is horrifying, unwanted, and clear: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape … and kill them both.

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Mirror Image Sweepstakes

We want to send you a galley copy of Michael Scott and Melanie Ruth Rose’s Mirror Image, available August 23rd from Tor Books!

In an auction house in London, there is a mirror no one will buy. Standing seven feet tall and reaching four feet across, its size makes it unusual. Its horrific powers make it extraordinary. For centuries, the mirror has fed off of the lives of humans, giving them agonizing deaths and sucking their souls into its hellish world.

When Jonathan Frazer, the wealthy owner of a furniture and antiques shop in Los Angeles, buys the mirror at an auction, he believes he is getting the bargain of a lifetime. With its age and size, it is easily worth eight times what he paid for it. At this point, the mirror has sat dormant for years. But within days of Jonathan’s purchase, the deaths begin again. One employee is crushed when the mirror falls on top of him. A few days later, the corpse of another is found in front of the mirror, brutally stabbed. A third is burned beyond all recognition. All the while, an enormous man with a scarred face is following Jonathan, demanding that he give him the mirror and killing any police officer that gets in his way.

The police are becoming desperate. As the death toll rises, Jonathan himself becomes a suspect. He knows there is something wrong with the mirror. He knows it’s dangerous. But he cannot bring himself to get rid of it. Everyday he becomes more captivated by the mirror.

For the mirror is awakening, and its powers are resurfacing.

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Ghost Talkers Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a galley copy of Mary Robinette Kowal’s Ghost Talkers, available August 16th from Tor Books! Read the first chapter here.

Ginger Stuyvesant, an American heiress living in London during World War I, is engaged to Captain Benjamin Hartshorne, an intelligence officer. Ginger is a medium for the Spirit Corps, a special Spiritualist force.

Each soldier heading for the front is conditioned to report to the mediums of the Spirit Corps when they die so the Corps can pass instant information about troop movements to military intelligence.

Ginger and her fellow mediums contribute a great deal to the war efforts, so long as they pass the information through appropriate channels. While Ben is away at the front, Ginger discovers the presence of a traitor. Without the presence of her fiance to validate her findings, the top brass thinks she’s just imagining things. Even worse, it is clear that the Spirit Corps is now being directly targeted by the German war effort. Left to her own devices, Ginger has to find out how the Germans are targeting the Spirit Corps and stop them. This is a difficult and dangerous task for a woman of that era, but this time both the spirit and the flesh are willing…

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Dark Matter Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a copy of Blake Crouch’s Dark Matter, available July 26th from Crown!

“Are you happy with your life?”

Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.

Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.

Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.”

In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.

Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.

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Tor.com’s Birthday Blind Date With a Book Sweepstakes #8!

It’s our birthday, and we want to send you a present!

Tor.com turns 8 today, and in celebration, we’re hosting eight Blind Date With a Book giveaways. Inside each shiny, mysterious package you’ll find a delightful reading companion. If you guess the book, try not to give away the answer (though feel free to drop additional hints in the comments).

Our last present isn’t entirely a secret: this winner gets a tote bag! Additional Tor.com swag is tucked inside, along with an autographed book from Tor.com Publishing’s novella line:

Magic holds no place of honor for most folk in this world. But when have witch-hunts ever turned out well?

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Tor.com’s Birthday Blind Date With a Book Sweepstakes #7

It’s our birthday, and we want to send you a present!

Tor.com turns 8 today, and in celebration, we’re hosting eight Blind Date With a Book giveaways. Inside each shiny, mysterious package you’ll find a delightful reading companion. If you guess the book, try not to give away the answer (though feel free to drop additional hints in the comments).

Prize #7 is a set of five books, best read in order:

For those considering a career in consulting. Experience bending gods to one’s will a plus.

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Tor.com’s Birthday Blind Date With a Book Sweepstakes #6!

It’s our birthday, and we want to send you a present!

Tor.com turns 8 today, and in celebration, we’re hosting eight Blind Date With a Book giveaways. Inside each shiny, mysterious package you’ll find a delightful reading companion (or two!). If you guess the book, try not to give away the answer (though feel free to drop additional hints in the comments).

From a time long ago to today, they have long been among us. Prize #6 includes two tales about the darkness we see and the darkness surrounding us all. The monstrous and the occult are sure to give you a chill.

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Tor.com’s Birthday Blind Date With a Book Sweepstakes #5

It’s our birthday, and we want to send you a present!

Tor.com turns 8 today, and in celebration, we’re hosting eight Blind Date With a Book giveaways. Inside each shiny, mysterious package you’ll find a delightful reading companion. If you guess the book, try not to give away the answer (though feel free to drop additional hints in the comments).

Don’t your favorite t-shirts give you superpowers? Prize #5 is an award-winning graphic novel published by our friends at First Second—and an autographed print of an image from the book!

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Tor.com’s Birthday Blind Date With a Book Sweepstakes #4!

It’s our birthday, and we want to send you a present!

Tor.com turns 8 today, and in celebration, we’re hosting eight Blind Date With a Book giveaways. Inside each shiny, mysterious package you’ll find a delightful reading companion. If you guess the book, try not to give away the answer (though feel free to drop additional hints in the comments).

Prize #4 is a pair of books from a single award-winning author! One is out, the other is an galley copy; one is a tale of love at first sight, the other a dangerous trek through time and space, and a story that blends science and magic. They go together, but they’re not a series.   

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Tor.com’s Birthday Blind Date With a Book Sweepstakes #3!

It’s our birthday, and we want to send you a present!

Tor.com turns 8 today, and in celebration, we’re hosting eight Blind Date With a Book giveaways. Inside each shiny, mysterious package you’ll find a delightful reading companion. If you guess the book, try not to give away the answer (though feel free to drop additional hints in the comments).

Prize #3 is a hardcover from Tor Books:

A long history of wars fought over magical artifacts. People living in search of understanding. Not for readers with an attachment to lush green landscapes.

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Tor.com’s Birthday Blind Date With a Book Sweepstakes #2!

It’s our birthday, and we want to send you a present!

Tor.com turns 8 today, and in celebration, we’re hosting eight Blind Date With a Book giveaways. Inside each shiny, mysterious package you’ll find a delightful reading companion. If you guess the book or books, try not to give away the answer (though feel free to drop additional hints in the comments).

Good things come in small packages, and that’s certainly true of prize #2, which includes three galleys of upcoming titles from the Tor.com Publishing novella line! This one has a little bit of everything for wide-ranging readers: a little science fiction, a dollop of fantasy, a slice of contemporary horror…

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Tor.com’s Birthday Blind Date With a Book Sweepstakes #1!

It’s our birthday, and we want to send you a present!

Tor.com turns 8 today, and in celebration, we’re hosting eight Blind Date With a Book giveaways. Inside each shiny, mysterious package you’ll find a delightful reading companion. If you guess the book, try not to give away the answer (though feel free to drop additional hints in the comments).

Prize #1 is an autographed hardcover from Tor Books:

To unify a continent or not to unify a continent: that is the question. Dreams are threatened by high treason. Part of a series, this tale features political tangles and a magical academy.

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The Kind Folk Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a galley copy of Ramsey Campbell’s The Kind Folk, available August 23rd from Tor Books! Read the first three chapters here.

Luke Arnold is a successful stage comedian who, with his partner Sophie Drew, is about to have their first child. Their life seems ideal and Luke feels that true happiness is finally within his grasp.

This wasn’t always the case. Growing up in a loving but dysfunctional family, Luke was a lonely little boy who never felt that he belonged. While his parents adored him, the whole family knew that due to a mix-up at the hospital, Luke wasn’t their biological child. His parents did the best they could to make the lad feel special. But it was his beloved uncle Terence who Luke felt most close to, a man who enchanted (and frightened) the lad with tales of the “Other”–eldritch beings, hedge folks, and other fables of Celtic myth.

When Terence dies in a freak accident, Luke suddenly begins to learn how little he really knew his uncle. How serious was Terence about the magic in his tales? Why did he travel so widely by himself after Luke was born, and what was he looking for? Soon Luke will have to confront forces that may be older than the world in order to save his unborn child.

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The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a galley copy of Kij Johnson’s The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, available August 16th from Tor.com Publishing!

Professor Vellitt Boe teaches at the prestigious Ulthar Women’s College. When one of her most gifted students elopes with a dreamer from the waking world, Vellitt must retrieve her.

“Kij Johnson’s haunting novella The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe is both a commentary on a classic H.P. Lovecraft tale and a profound reflection on a woman’s life. Vellitt’s quest to find a former student who may be the only person who can save her community takes her through a world governed by a seemingly arbitrary dream logic in which she occasionally glimpses an underlying but mysterious order, a world ruled by capricious gods and populated by the creatures of dreams and nightmares. Those familiar with Lovecraft’s work will travel through a fantasy landscape infused with Lovecraftian images viewed from another perspective, but even readers unfamiliar with his work will be enthralled by Vellitt’s quest. A remarkable accomplishment that repays rereading.” —Pamela Sargent, winner of the Nebula Award

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The Race Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a copy of Nina Allan’s The Race, available July 19th from Titan Books!

Set in a future Great Britain scarred by fracking and ecological collapse, The Race opens in the coastal town of Sapphire, dominated by the illegal sport of smartdog racing: greyhounds genetically modified with human DNA. For Jenna, the latest Cup meet bears a significance far beyond the simple hunger for victory. Christy’s life is dominated by fear of her brother, a man she knows capable of monstrous acts and suspects of hiding even darker ones. Desperate to learn the truth, she contacts Alex, a stranger she knows only by name. Raised at the Croft, a secret government programme focussing on smartdogs, Maree has to undertake a journey through shipping lanes haunted by the enigmatic and dangerous Atlantic whale. What she discovers en route will change her world forever. The story of four damaged people whose lives are inextricably linked, The Race is a novel of tender nuances, brutality, insight and great ambition.

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