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Jul 20 2009 2:00am

Tor.com Anniversary Giveaway #2: “In Case of Zombies” Threadless t-shirt and any recent hardcover of your choice

The Prize: A handy step-by-step guide for that worst case scenario. You’ll get this fun Threadless t-shirt, and one recent hardcover novel of your choice (from any publisher, natch). If they’re out of your size, you can pick any other shirt on the site.

The Rules: To get this giveaway, all you need to do is comment (once—duplicates won’t count) on this post. The winner will be selected at random. You have until 12pm EST on Tuesday, July 21st, to comment here. No geographic restrictions apply. You may enter yourself to win as many of these giveaways as you’d like, but if you are randomly selected as the winner you are ineligible to receive any others, so make sure to pick the ones you want!

429 comments
j p
1. sps49
Can I pick a hardcover from the future?

(The Gathering Storm, of course)
Brandy Thomas
2. Roese
It's always good to have a zombie plan. Hopefully the zombie apocalypse doesn't come on laundry day.
Dietes
3. Dietes
Like Shirt. Like Book.
Dietes
4. Bruce Everett
Juggler of Worlds - Niven & Lerner :D
Dietes
5. GinaS
Cool contest!
Dietes
7. MarkD
Damn that's a cool t-shirt.
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8. John Dyer
Thank you for the opportunity :)
bruce everett
9. bruceeverett
I was going to join TOR.COM anyway, so what a nice thread to join on. ;-)

Hi everyone!

Ooo! Ooo! Ooo!

The Road to Dune - Herbert, Herbert & Anderson. :D

(Yeah, that was me above @4.)
Dietes
12. LtSpicy
The odds are better than a poke in the eye. And I need a shirt with a cool graphic anyways...
Tyler Davis
13. killerjello
Wow, this is a popular one. I'm guessing it's the hard cover give away, I love that idea. There's so many I don't know which I would pick. If it doesn't have to with Tor (but they have some of the best) it would probably be "Personal Effects: Dark Arts" I've been dying to read that one...
Dietes
18. mapthis
I shall place a comment. There. I have now commented.
A G
19. grilojoe77
can't pass up the chance for a free shirt and book. Thanks
Dietes
20. Melynda
Anything for a free tee shirt!
Eugene Fischer
22. efischer
A shirt AND a book? Can it possibly be true?
Dietes
23. Brother Zed
One can never be too prepared for the coming zombie apocalypse. My personal weapon of choice? Nerf.
David Lomax
25. dlomax
This is information I really need to know.
Rafael Penaloza
26. rpenalozan
The shirt is nice, the choice of a hardcover is even better!
Dietes
28. kfish
Sign me up! =)
Ian H
29. Moewicus
No geographic restrictions? What about people who live in antarctica? No, I don't live in antarctica. But you might want to rethink that on the off chance it costs you a lot of money.

Just saying.
Dietes
30. trattman
Cool prize - put me down for 'The Gathering Storm' as well. I'm sure there are copies floating around.

You would have to get a Tor book really - its only fair - but thats ok because most of my favorite books are Tor at the moment anyhow.
Dietes
31. k.r.harris
Free hardback?! The other day I went to my local Borders, purchased a Hardback and a paperback of a Timothy Zahn book I missed, Angelmass.

I get home and the next day, I get one of those mailed coupons saying a sale "Buy one hardback $24 or more, get a paperback free".

*facepalms*
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32. Damian Caruana
I'll go down for 'the gathering storm' too. I feel such a cliche.
Dietes
33. chrixi'an
Cool indeed, I have come back from the Deads to gather my prize. I hope you make those shirts in zombie size as well, else...
Ian Gazzotti
34. Atrus
A t-shirt *and* a book? You guys know how to make geek bookworms happy!
Dietes
35. mityorkie
Nice shirt, also mmmm free delectable entertainment.
Agnes Kormendi
36. tapsi
This is great! Especially the no geographic restrictions part...
Dietes
38. Angel Gris
this is awesome. The god of randomness will help me, i know.
Dietes
39. zoran (procedura)
me zombie
Dietes
43. yolandesa
loving the no geographic restrictions!
Dietes
44. puffpio
oooh i'd rather win this one
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45. Jennee
braaaaainz!
Tomasz Galazka
46. tetrix
'kay, I'm in. For the book, of course.
Ada Kerman
47. momerath
Me please. I'd give my brother the shirt and keep the book. :^)
Dietes
49. Kellynn
Oh that shirt *_*
Dietes
51. noobface
ooh ooh ooh me please!
Dietes
53. wraeththu
Great shirt! Would be fun to win one.
Adam Lipkin
55. yendi
Love the shirt, and I'm sure there's a recent hardcover I need, too.
Maiane Bakroeva
57. Isilel
Happy anniversary... and zombies.
Dietes
58. februarymakeup
Oooooh, boy! I like-a the zombies!
Wen Wen Yang
59. muteddragon
Sweet, even if you guys limited the publisher to Tor, I'd still have too many books to choose from.
Jürgen Geuter
60. tante
Looking around me in the office I might need this thing earlier than I thought :)
Richard Fife
62. R.Fife
Woo Tor.com! The light of my work day!
Dietes
63. amcbdc1
I also would also want to pick a hardcover from the future?

(The Gathering Storm, of course)
Dietes
64. SimonH
Boooooks... Boooooks...

Wait. I mean brains.
Dietes
65. dukiekirsten3
funny shirt.
Dietes
66. Alexia561
Count me in!
Dietes
67. bonnieclyde
something cute to wear while I read Pride and Predjudice and Zombies
Dietes
69. Robert Corr
Pick me, please.
Tricia May
70. may602
Considering that most people I work with are suspected zombies, this could come in handy!
Dietes
71. isnochys
Please, pick me!
\o/
Kurt Lorey
72. Shimrod
Zombies. There's just no living with them.
Frank Nagy
73. fjnagy
Zombies! How I feel before my morning coffee today.
Dietes
74. Sarah Caterisano
:D
Dietes
75. cvrowe
Everybody needs a zombie contingency plan.
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76. Danae
In case of zombies, call Adam.
JS Bangs
77. jaspax
The only downside of this is that the shirt itself will almost certainly be torn to threads in the event of the zombie apocalypse. OTOH, a big hardcover probably makes a decent club.
Dietes
79. crazygander
nice shirt
Dietes
81. Garyfury
Organize before they rise!
Dietes
85. Blake B Ellis
Woah.
Dietes
86. Kristoffer B
Me, me ,me?
David Singleton
87. drsingleton
In case of zombies? I, for one, welcome our new zombie overlords.
Dietes
88. Brad P. from NJ
T-shiiiiirrrrrtttt...

Nice.
Dietes
89. Melonie
Fun shirt. Thanks for the contest.
Dietes
90. Shaun McGregor
mmmmm Zombie Brains...
Dietes
92. klio911
i heart zombies
Dietes
94. John S.
Yerp, I suppose I'll enter this one, too.
Mitchell Downs
95. Beamish
Zombies...the meme that will not die. Fitting, no?
Dietes
96. jab1972
zombies AND a book? nice!
Marcus W
100. toryx
Boy, it would be tough to pick a recent hardcover. I don't suppose Daniel Abraham's second book in his series would be recent enough, would it?

On the other hand, I could get the latest book in hardcover and have that much more impetus to track down Book 2.

Seriously, who wouldn't want a free book? This is the best prize of them all!
Dietes
101. theaardvark
Zombies? Would they beat pirates or ninjas? I think not. Still cool tho.
Justin Unrau
102. jjackunrau
No green arrows direct me when I'm attacked by zombies. *Sniff*
Dietes
103. bcarman
love zombies
Dietes
104. melbatoast
Have just been scrolling through book possibilities, trying not to get my hopes up and feel spoiled for choice. Nice way to get people excited about titles, even if they don't win!
Samantha Brandt
105. Talia
rad shirt. Want. :) (I'm getting a kick out of seeing the same names as I scroll down the posting list.. obviously people doing the same thing i am and catching up on entries.. :)).
Dietes
107. timberakita
Zombies are scary but books comfort me.
David Miller
108. Dimitrii
I assume no limited editions or some such.
Kabada Kabada
109. Kabada
Lol, whoda guessed the ZOMBIE one was gonna have the most WANTS :)
Dietes
112. Mandred
Oh Zombies, they are my favorite.
Dietes
114. Jake Miller
Tor rocks. Thanks for the good instructions on a tee. :P
Wes Samson
115. poemanderror
Ah, Zombies. Makes me think it's time to dust off Left 4 Dead.
Dietes
116. boyhowdy
brains...
Dietes
117. swmdilla
yes please
Dietes
118. swmdilla
yes please
Dietes
120. CRAusmus
You can never go wrong with zombies...
Erick Johnson
121. eljohnso
Could the book be used to brain the zombies? "I'm sorry book."... THWACK
Eddie Cochrane
122. cobrabay
Ah, cricket season, and the sound of willow against zombie skull.
Dietes
123. John Carlucci
Pick me instead.

JDC
Dietes
124. MSG
Outstanding. This could be like the greatest Monday ever.
uzer name
125. uzername
Cool shirt, great contest!

Also, happy anniversary, Tor.com!
boris legradic
127. borsic
Signing up for a free book... now!
Angela Korra'ti
128. annathepiper
Any enhancement to one's Zombie Evacuation Plan is a fine, fine thing! I'm in for this one.
Dietes
130. eve_in_silver
Book and shirt? Happy birthday!
Shelly Gallender
131. shellybean
I love the shirt (and books of course!) I hope I win it! :)
Dietes
136. jens claessens
waw me too

http://www.jensclaessens.com
Dietes
138. AnarioN
I'm in :)
Dietes
140. Secco98
Yea free stuff!
A. L.
141. Rymenhild
"All I want to do is eat your brains..."
Dietes
142. GPBurdell93
Congratulations on your anniversary! Thanks so much for finally getting your online & ebook store up & running.
Dietes
143. John Mark Ockerbloom
Just came from giveaway #8. Apparently Zombies outnumber Moonies at present.
Chris Hall
145. bookwormchris
I too would echo that comment from way up there, can we get a book from the future?
Dietes
149. gilana
I have a terrible memory, so a handy pictorial reminder of what to do in case of zombies could be a life-saver.
Dietes
151. schiavowned
Pick me!
Katrina Templeton
152. katster
Clothes are good; clothes that come with books are even more awesome. Count me in.

-kat
Péter Király
153. Dirky
I need this, I even have a Zombie in My Pocket.
Michael Cummings
154. mcummings
Thank goodness threadless is a brand - I was trying to imagine a shirt without threads (metal? self adhesive tattoo?). Nice deal :)
Dietes
158. B Krueger
Any recent hardcover? How can you not want in?!
Dietes
159. lorrieanne m
brains, i say!
Dietes
161. sparksmith
Zombies eat brains.
Brains eat books.
Zombies like books. =)
Dietes
162. Maltheos
Zombies vs Humans -- good to have a plan.
David Reagan
163. jerrac
Heh, I have a friend who would love the t-shirt. And I'd keep the book. :D
Jeff Closs
164. SupRspi
Sweet shirt! And a book...of my choice? Woot.
Dietes
165. aerinrose
i seriously love that shirt. well, as seriously as you can love anything to do with zombies.
Dietes
167. fheywood
Awesome shirt! Awesomer book (I predict!)
Dietes
172. B Krueger
Stupid me, used my old email address... ignore #158 please.
Dietes
175. Fanghorn For Rest
i want this one too!
Dietes
176. feywriter
Very cool prizes. The tough part would be deciding which book.
Joseph Soler
179. travellinguist
Why would we want to pick a book from any publisher other than Tor? (I know sucking up, but hey a lot of people entered this contest)
Dietes
182. Stacie H.
Have cricket bat, will travel.
tatiana deCarillion
183. decarillion
One can never have enough books!
Happy Anniversary, Tor!
Jeff Caslake
189. roid
I love Terry Pratchett's newest book
Dietes
190. mikedeepo
awesome
Chris Sullins
192. chrissullins
Hehe.... This wouldn't be my first choice Threadless shirt, but it's up there.
Dietes
193. John Callaham
Zombie T-shirt and a hardcover: almost perfect combo
Dietes
194. Tom Whitmore
Is this the comment that dare not speak its name?

Having registered hundreds of zombies a couple of weeks ago at the Fremont Zombie Walk, I can't resist entering....
Dietes
200. SeanP
Wait... Is it zombie awareness month already? Braaaaainssssss
Benjamin Smith
203. BenMiff
Hrrrrm... whether to try and get hold of something new, or a book I've read but don't own...
Curtis Schleich
204. cvschleich
This shirt will complete my Zombie Defense Kit!
Bill Williams
206. billsquared
But which book to choose? Such predicaments, I must forge ahead.
Dietes
207. Noren
Very cool shirt.May I have one?
Risha Jorgensen
208. RishaBree
I have come close to buying that shirt in the past.
Hal Wilson
209. lostpoet
My birthday is the 27th. Don't miss your chance to give me something.
Dietes
210. John Houghton
It was more interesting before I found out that Threadless was a company rather than a description.
Dietes
211. JGStewart
Me me me!
Dietes
212. Rebecca Cox
Keep the t shirt, I want the book!
Scott Atwood
214. coron78
10. Chain it up and play video games with it.
Dietes
215. WinespringBrother
spirit
don brubaker
217. donbrubaker
I have the pants... the shirt and book and I'd be good to go...
Dietes
218. samsa
the shirt could be useful (for those boring dinners with family, of course...)
Dietes
219. TajHQ
AAAH ZOMBIES!!
Natalie Ingram
220. Raethe
John Houghton: I thought Threadless was a description too...
Dietes
223. MJ88
Hope I get it.
Dietes
225. Meggan
Woo Zombies.
Dietes
226. JMK
Now that's an excellent t-shirt!
Keith Gillis
227. KJGill
The free book is what really gets me excited.
Elizabeth Adams
229. ehadams
all we want to do is eat your brains...
Dietes
230. leisurelyviking
I'm not sure zombies would be interested in books, but I am.
Dietes
235. Praetor
OMG! I love zombies! My poor wife and son have even helped to contribute to my love of the genre by humoring me on my birthday by giving me the Marvel Zombie figures.
Dietes
239. Janet Natal
This is cool. Free is always the best. Best wishes Tor.
Happy Anniversary 2009
Good luck all! Nah!!!
Dietes
240. jdm
I will accept this prize for king and country.
Dru O'Higgins
241. bellman
Would attracting so much traffic to the site that it dies be a bad birthday present?
Peter Nein
243. gimpols1908
Good reminder, I will wear it while putting the "things to know for a time traveler' sheet in the 'device'
Dietes
244. SonOfTheSouth
Book! Shirt! (almost forgot the 'r')
Dietes
246. TheSchu
Cool shirt, great book! (TBD if I win ;)
Dietes
248. Diana Freeman
yay zombies!
Dietes
249. jsmith54
Zoooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssss
Dietes
250. casabrow
Got brains?
Dietes
251. CYorgey
I have always wanted a zombie shirt ^_^
Dietes
254. Mickie T
A zombie tee and a new book. Could anything be better?
Dietes
255. Gryphonreader
Happy Birthday TOR! Keep up the good work!
Bruce Diamond
256. bdiamond
I want an unpublished zombie novel written by Cory Doctorow. Can you make this happen?
Sherrye Nichols
257. san301
What's that motto? Be Prepared? Of course...
E.L. Felder
262. elf2060
Books are always good. Free books are even better.
Dietes
263. LadyCrow
Watch out for the vegan zombies that want your graaains.
Dietes
264. BlackForest
This highly informative shirt would be great help in surviving a trip to Raccoon City.
Melissa Cooper-Martin
268. Melissima
I think I'd choose The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection by Gardner Dozois.
John Massey
270. subwoofer
Dude- 269- welcome to the next level...
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271. Chris Eagle
Proust is recent on the cosmic scale, right?
Dietes
273. ByronG
Great shirt!
Dietes
275. Jacob P. Silvia
OMG, ZMB!

AFK.
Dietes
276. TartanWeaver
Braaaaaaiiiiiiinnsssssss!!!!!
Dietes
277. Steve Halter
Zombies must be avoided on the moon.
Dietes
278. snipejaeg
Clothing +book? Yes, please.
Anouk ARNAL
279. StillCrazy
This one is handy,
and i will go far for a book.
Choose me please !
and happy birthday to Tor.
Dietes
280. sjk
This is fun and perfect.
Dietes
283. *** Dave
Shiiiiiiiiiiiirrrtts ...
Dietes
284. lupercus
i want that book so baaaaaad!!!
Dietes
285. alwayslurking
Liked that shirt for a while.
Dietes
289. BGA
Zombies rock.
Dietes
290. shmoo
hmmmm. brains?
Dietes
291. Iggy
I like shirts.
Aaron Moore
292. mcaden
lol, haven't seen this one before.
Dietes
294. skinnypants
hahaha. I love these shirts. And I love free books!
Alan Petrillo
296. Wingborn
I never did get into the zombies genre, but any giveaway that involves a free book is good by me.
Maria Stahl
298. MariainIowa
I'm afraidofzombies on twitter, so this is perfect. :o)
Dietes
302. Leo Rockway
I wouldn't know what to do in case zombies attacked. This t-shirt would come really handy!
Dietes
303. iTower
BRAINS!!!!!!!
Jerel Crosland
304. jerel2u
I'd probably just pick one of the art books listed here on one of the other give aways!
Dietes
305. Angela T.
Happy Anniversary! Great Giveaways.
Dietes
306. ppint.
in the event of zombies
walk steadily and determinedly directly away from them
Dietes
309. Nemene
LET ME WIN.
Dietes
310. margaret Rutledge
Happy Birthday to you!
Steve Taylor
311. teapot7
Any recent hardcover - now that's a winner!
Steve Sedlmeyer
312. bigbubba65
my tee shirts are all threadless so I could really use another threadless shirt
Liviania Smith
313. Liviania
Great shirt! These things are vital information!
Louis Richards
315. lummer5000
I read enough that I can't afford hard covers.

What to get? What to get...
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316. cranscape
Don't say the Zed word!
Ben Shakal
318. ben
It'd be handy to have these instructions... just in case.
Luis Milan
320. LuisMilan
In case of zombie attack, you can use this shirt to survive. Or, at least, you can use this shirt to look like a proper geek when being devoured.
Dietes
322. ChrisSF
I'm not sure if my comment before went through, but I love this shirt.
Dietes
326. dark soda
i need a shirt and new book!
Yitzchak Schwarz
327. shyisc
Anything that has a book in it sound like a good prize to me.
Dietes
328. Bethanyfig
Does the book have to be P&P&Z or WWZ? ;)
les kaye
329. hapax
All I want is to win a shirt
(I'm not unreasonable, it's not like a want to win the Moon)...
Dietes
331. Mike#numbers
Cool t-shirt
Dietes
332. Geraldine
Awesome. I've always loved that shirt.
Dietes
333. J Crowley
Let's do this!
Dietes
335. editorchere
Tor books are fantastic!
Dietes
337. Charles G. Childers
Thanks!
Shane Fatzinger
339. Ashenkhar
I can't wait for The Gathering Storm!
Grant Stone
340. grant_stone
Shirts like this are a great way to enhance zombie preparedness in your community.
Dietes
341. Jocelyn R.
Excellent zombie advice...would love the t-shirt!
Elisabeth Graham
344. elisaphant
Wow! Tor just keeps on giving! (great content, great prizes.)
L K
347. ayo
Zombies! It's fun just looking at all of these prizes, even if I don't win anything.
CE Petit
348. Jaws
Just send my shirt to the Winchester Arms...
Dietes
349. Kelaine
Braaaaaiins! I need them to read boooooks!
Virginia Hendricks
350. macbeaner
Oh man. Someone buy that zombie a hardhat!
Dietes
352. Wyndhammer
yummy, brains!
Dietes
353. LU!5
Love the t-shirt!
Dietes
354. sarach
A very useful shirt....
Dietes
359. Librarianguish
More braaaaaaaains!
Dietes
364. jenn chlebus
buncha zombies sitting around a dead campfire... singing:

"brains brains BRAAINS BRAAAINS brainsbrainsbrains..."

to the tune of 'Michael Row the Boat Ashore'...
Dietes
365. nulaura
...books and clothes
Allen Westenbarger
367. Ghidora
It's always good to know what to do in case of a zombie outbreak.
Dietes
368. digitalbeachbum
Braaaains!
Dietes
369. Chixie
Pride and Predjudice and Zombies and ME
Opher Lubzens
373. Antongarou
*looks for shotgun*Where the hell did I put this thing?!
Dietes
374. Annette Chambers
Book!
aimee whitcroft
376. keela
srsly, you guys get all the good stuff op there in the North
Kelsey Ehler
377. kelsini
This is important information that you need to know.
Tsana Dolichva
378. Tsana_D
Gotta be prepared for the zombie apocalypse.
Dietes
379. Derek J. Goodman
Aim for the head!
Dietes
380. Llehn
Yay Zombies!
Dietes
381. Llehn
Yay Zombies!
Tracy Golladay
383. ojisama
I would stop walking around naked if I had this shirt.
Dietes
384. Jonah Von Spreecken
brains in the parking lot. yum.
Dietes
387. LawyerKevin
comment
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389. Karen Babcock
This would be perfect to wear at next year's Swancon
Dietes
393. Belinda M
Two great prizes in one.
Dietes
395. disembodiedspirit
"zombie... what's in your head ....zombie, zombie"- Cranberries.
Melissa Walters
397. ladytwinoaks
Happy Anniversary!! Please pass the brains...
Dietes
398. Abhishek
Contest entry! :)
Dietes
399. Rylie
Enter me, please!
socrate badeau
401. socrate
The toys and gifts are great. But Tor.com is even better it's an everyday gift. Thanks
Dietes
402. Bryan Jones
Hmmm. Zombies.
Douglas Warren
406. BukaHobbit
I need this t-shirt just in case I forget to do when the zombiepocolypse begins.
Dave Ciskowski
407. dcisko
I have one of these t-shirts already, but it's starting to wear out. Always gets a good comment!
Len Steele
408. Loonier
Zombies are running rampant in my neighborhood! I need this badly!
Dietes
409. J.C. Stoner
Awesome.
Trevin Matlock
410. Trevin
Me want brains.......

(really do wish I had 'em)
Dietes
411. CraigM
Do we get brains with this?
Rich Gold
412. richg25
Thanks for the chance to participate!
Dietes
414. Roulette Monkey
uuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhh

Mark like's brains
and t-shirt
Blake Engholm
416. UncrownedKing
Comment!!

Pick Uncrownedking or Nyn will glare at you till you do...... yeah i know your scared
Janice Hodghead
417. bastjan
bastjan
Would love the t-shirt (and would wear it) & my wish list is long.
Dietes
419. Terrill K.
Thanks for the opportunity!
Jon Throop
420. Throopish
I've always liked the zombie survival guide and everything that has to do with zombies. The film festival in my town is featuring "Dead Snow", a movie about Nazi zombies!
John Fitzingo
421. Xandar01
Only thing that would make the shirt better is if was laced with zombie repellent.
Dietes
423. apt2501
Happy Birthday, indeed.
Dietes
425. Alex C Telander
Here's hoping, happy Moon day everyone!

Alex C. Telander
BookBanter: Author Interview and Book Review Podcast
Dietes
427. Pysul
There need to be more zombies in general.
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