Tue
Oct 27 2009 5:30pm

Steampunk Month Giveaway: Stephen Hunt’s The Court of the Air and The Kingdom Beyond the Waves

 

Our next Steampunk Month giveaway is a twofer! Tor Books has donated twenty copies each of Stephen Hunt’s The Court of the Air, now in mass market, and its sequel, The Kingdom Beyond the Waves. The Court of the Air is a steampunk thriller, complete with suspense, conspiracies, and adventure:

When streetwise Molly Templar witnesses a brutal murder at the brothel she has recently been apprenticed to, her first instinct is to run back to the poorhouse where she grew up. But there she finds her fellow orphans butchered, and it slowly dawns on her that she was the real target of the attack. For Molly is a special little girl, and she carries a secret that marks her out for destruction by enemies of the state.

Oliver Brooks has led a sheltered existence in the backwater home of his merchant uncle. But when he is framed for his only relative's murder he is forced to flee for his life, accompanied by an agent of the mysterious Court of the Air. Chased across the country, Oliver finds himself in the company of thieves, outlaws and spies, and gradually learns more about the secret that has blighted his life.

Soon Molly and Oliver will find themselves battling a grave threat to civilization, an ancient power thought to have been quelled millennia ago. Their enemies are ruthless and myriad, but the two orphans are also aided by indomitable friends in this endlessly inventive tale full of drama, intrigue, and adventure.

The Court of the Air is a rollicking adventure set in a fantastical Dickensian clockwork universe that will appeal to fans of Susanna Clarke and Philip Pullman.

I leave it to you to decide if you want to read the summary of the book’s sequel, The Kingdom Beyond the Waves, here (it inevitably contains some spoilers for the first book). And if you don’t win this one: Court of the Air is discounted 30% in the Tor.com Store until the end of the week!

The Rules: To get this giveaway, all you need to do is comment (once—duplicates won’t count) on this post. The winners will be selected at random. You have until noon EST on Friday, October 30th, to comment here. Please check your e-mail on this day—you have 24 hours to respond before I select a new winner.


Torie Atkinson’s favorite part of this book is that on the spine the Tor Books logo is zeppelinified with a basket hanging from it.

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610 comments
Shay D.
2. shaydchara
I have been meaning to pick up The Court of the Air, but waiting on the library system. Would really love to win both instead!
Ian Tregillis
4. ITregillis
Wow, these sound really cool.
*crosses fingers*
anamericaninoxford
6. anamericaninoxford
Oh, those are on my massive to-read list! Having them sitting on my shelf and staring at me would certainly move them up on the list...
Mark McKibben
7. Manzabar
With apologies to Erasmus...

When I get a little time I leave comments on Tor.com to try winning free books; and if any is left I do some work.
anamericaninoxford
9. sandro50
These books seem very interesting. I'd like to win them!
anamericaninoxford
12. aliwood
It would be so cool to win something...
anamericaninoxford
15. madalex
Twofer indeed!
Corey McKinnon
16. CMcKinnon
Those look really interesting. Too bad I never win anything :-(
anamericaninoxford
17. Brian Charles Clark
Cool. Love me some steam punk. 's getting cold, so just some steam would be nice.
anamericaninoxford
19. bluewoad
I've started the first book -- good read!
anamericaninoxford
20. Captain Jules
They quite look like something I would enjoy.
anamericaninoxford
21. photon
i loved the court of the air, i would love to have copies of these.
anamericaninoxford
26. jefff
please, oh please...
Jeff Closs
28. SupRspi
I need something to read, maybe this will be it.
Jeff Closs
29. SupRspi
I need something to read, maybe this will be it.
Ben Warmuth
31. inevitabledoubt
These look like they could be really interesting. I could use a couple more books to add to the growing pile of books I am working through in my current state of joblessness!
anamericaninoxford
32. gregbunch
Well, if I don't win them from you, I'll just have to go out and buy them.
anamericaninoxford
34. JL Coburn
Count me in again.
anamericaninoxford
37. Alpha Coburn
*sigh* again, because I love him
anamericaninoxford
38. Alicia Benton
Awesome.
anamericaninoxford
39. Hann1bal
Ooh, me! Pick me!
anamericaninoxford
40. Jake Miller
All this steampunk! Awesome.
Agnes Kormendi
42. tapsi
I'd so love to finally win something!
anamericaninoxford
44. Comrade Matt
I would learn to read if I won these books.
John Koempel
45. physicser
Another chance to win some great looking books!
anamericaninoxford
46. Rob Slater
No Comment.
anamericaninoxford
47. Danielle Yockman
I am just discovering Steampunk literature, and I think it is love! I would love to win these books.
Mark Schryver
48. mjschryver10
Free books at Way Station on Saturday; book givaways here on the site . . . gosh, I like Tor. :-)
anamericaninoxford
50. mirana
I have to say I really dig the art direction and design of those covers. They would definitely make me pick them up in a store.
anamericaninoxford
51. BethanyAnne
Comment -- check.
Casey Brown
52. Casabrow
Those covers are simple and elegant, and anything that calls to fans of Phillip Pullman calls to me.
Taylor Evans
53. Wyndham
Can't pass up the opportunity to get more books.
anamericaninoxford
54. reimerpdx
Reading is good! I would like to read these!
anamericaninoxford
55. Michael B Sullivan
I've been curious about Court of the Air for a while, now.
anamericaninoxford
57. MST Maker
Definitely sounds like fun. If I don't win these, I'll probably end up buying them anyway. Must encourage more steampunk.
anamericaninoxford
58. Phil Moulton
Both books look interesting - thanks for the opportunity to win them...
Lisa Grabenstetter
61. magneticcrow
Ooh, excellent! I've been wondering about these books...
anamericaninoxford
62. steampunk4ever
I want to read both NOW!
Josh Matthews
63. jdm
I didn't get to finish reading the Court of the Air. I would love that opportunity.
Sandi Kallas
64. Sandikal
If I keep trying, I'm bound to win something. Right?

I would like to read these, please.
Ashley W
68. a_neonta
Oh, I haven't read Kingdom of the Waves Yet. I do already own Court of the Air, so if I win my extra copy will promptly be donated to my husband's middle school classroom.
Louis Richards
70. lummer5000
I'm always willing to read something new.
If it's free it's even better.
anamericaninoxford
71. Jacqueline L.
Oooh, I do so very much want to win this one! I quite enjoyed The Court of the Air and I've been meaning to read The Kingdom Beyond the Waves. Oh and might I just say that I totally love the cover designs for this series!
anamericaninoxford
72. audramelissa
please! i never win anything!
Tranylle Simmons
73. tranylle
These books sounds really exciting. I really want to read them now.
anamericaninoxford
75. mundiel
Thanks for the great giveaway!
anamericaninoxford
76. JakeLsewhere
Spiffy. ^_^
anamericaninoxford
79. Amunptah
Nice looking books!
anamericaninoxford
81. coolare
these sound like a very interesting read.
anamericaninoxford
83. Bethanyfig
This is on my reading list
anamericaninoxford
85. ninjatrainedguardsheep
Books? Free? Yes please!
anamericaninoxford
86. Celtic knotwork
I've been meaning to read these for a while...
anamericaninoxford
87. Otsana
They sound fun!
anamericaninoxford
89. theantichris
They look awesome!
anamericaninoxford
90. MsOgdredWeary
Give! Give to my hand! I would be ever so grateful.
anamericaninoxford
91. anononononom
I've been meaning to read these! A free copy would motivate me to, lol.
anamericaninoxford
92. StephS
I need more books.
anamericaninoxford
93. Arithmos
Not really a reader of young adult, but steampunk always draws my attention. These look very interesting.
anamericaninoxford
94. tcg
I want my own personal blimp so bad.
anamericaninoxford
95. jwillson
I've been really intrigued by this series, so I'm hoping that this might provide me with the chance to give it a try.

I guess that I could just buy them as well...
anamericaninoxford
98. moonlup
Ooo, these sound interesting!
anamericaninoxford
99. Schleproque
These books are on my wish list.
Glenda Wilson
100. glinda
Ooooh, these both sound interesting!
anamericaninoxford
101. kamandi68
This has been a great month for giveaways at Tor.com. Thanks!
Paul Eisenberg
102. HelmHammerhand
Hey, I love suspense, conspiracies and adventure!
anamericaninoxford
103. WayneAllen
great! thanks for doing this
felipe lopez
107. lupercus
I really, really wanted the Blaylock, but let's try these.
anamericaninoxford
108. Sak102010
Name... Hat... Go!

Thanks,
Sak
Pawel Martin
112. pawel_z_wrocka
Wow, a cthulhuesque steampunk thriller. What a treat!
anamericaninoxford
114. SM Schmidt
I might just have to break down and buy these books if I don't win. So interesting!
Andrew Gray
116. madogvelkor
Both of those books are on my to-read list...
anamericaninoxford
118. other alias
comment :)
anamericaninoxford
119. R. Emrys
Sounds interesting!
anamericaninoxford
120. Kevin Faulk
Just finished Court of the Air and loved it. I'd love to get it and the sequel!
anamericaninoxford
121. MattV
these books look super cool!
anamericaninoxford
123. Papajack
Please, More!!! Look like good reads...
anamericaninoxford
124. bannahleigh
These books are now on my list.
Erica Bre
127. ericalynnb
I love the covers on the books! They're definitely on my tbr list!
anamericaninoxford
128. tldaisy888
These look really good! I'd really love to read them.
anamericaninoxford
129. nonsteampunkfan
Not normally into steampunk, but these look kind of interesting.
anamericaninoxford
131. crldrummer
If it is anything like Pullman, I am all in!
Ay-leen the Peacemaker
132. Ay-leen_the_Peacemaker
^-^

Even if I don't win 'em, I'll add them, to my library queue!
anamericaninoxford
133. Darcie K
Reading is *very* steampunk!!
Arianne Ferrer
136. arnique
I liked the original red cover for Court of Air. :)
anamericaninoxford
140. Brian B.
Awesome - count me in!
anamericaninoxford
141. birdbrainbb
Love the covers!
anamericaninoxford
142. ChNine
The books sound fun!
anamericaninoxford
144. LRodriguez
Man I need to add two more books to my stack!
Tony Zbaraschuk
147. tonyz
Very much fun, looking forward to the giveaway.
Hannah Mattner
149. Maelenna
Fantastic! I loved the first book, and am very much looking forward to the second. :D Hadn't realised it was Tor!
Jeremy Williams
152. Ravenhawk
At the very LEAST, his books have really pretty coverart
anamericaninoxford
153. Name Name
Sounds good.
Travis H
155. Travdark
Very nice cover arts.
*Fingers crossed*
anamericaninoxford
156. Sue R.
Oh! I want! Please count me in. :]
anamericaninoxford
162. Gabriel Konkle
*Wants to win!*
anamericaninoxford
164. TatM
These look very interesting!
anamericaninoxford
166. afterthefallofnight
Court of the Air was a great read. Pick me.
anamericaninoxford
170. TimC
can you ship to oz?

Count me in!
nadav shner
172. nadav1
Toss me some air kingdoms, tupens.....
Heather Boyle
176. Voyd
Awesome, I've been wanting to check those two out! Ahhh, 'genre research', it is truly the best part of life.
Nick Preston
177. Kemuri
I nearly bought "The Kingdom Beyond the Waves" the other day but decided that I couldn't afford it. I may have to reconsider that decision.
Péter Király
179. Dirky
OK, I'll go for it as well, steampunk is cool.
anamericaninoxford
181. Reflectivepoet
Comment :D
James Butterfield
182. jimmyb
Robert jordan
was a very nice man
but stephen hunt
is a total...nice man too.

(sorry, just couldn't think of a rhyme for the last line)
anamericaninoxford
183. GedH
What wonderous plots and adventures contained within these pages awaits?
anamericaninoxford
185. Craig Warren Smith
So want to read these books :)!!
anamericaninoxford
186. Stuart Forsyth
Freakin' sweet
anamericaninoxford
187. PATRICK VAN DE WIELE
As an avid science fiction fan, I interested in these two books!
anamericaninoxford
188. GrimSven
The premise sounds very interesting and because I'm a fan of both Pullman and Clarke, I would love to win the books.
anamericaninoxford
189. Mikoto Smith
I need some good books to entertain me on the train to work in the mornings!
anamericaninoxford
190. KevDeri
Bought them for my library authority shelves. Now i want them on my shelves.
anamericaninoxford
191. Finkelstein
Steampunk? I ain't got a round tuit yet - but I wanna - great prize!
anamericaninoxford
193. Bob Singh
If you like the books you should check out the following links:

www.SFcrowsnest.com
www.StephenHunt.netsulfide dr
anamericaninoxford
194. Sally Delashmitt
These sound like good reads. I will definitely check them out!
anamericaninoxford
195. Ian Simcock
I'm sure I'd enjoy these books, so I'm in.
anamericaninoxford
196. Toni Nieminen
Would really like to get some books for myself..
anamericaninoxford
197. Hevver
Ever the optimist, here I comment ...
anamericaninoxford
198. Zace Kalding
I would love to add these to my bookshelf
:)
anamericaninoxford
199. RUSSELL BAINES
I've actually been unable to find these books at my local book store so this will be a very nice bonus...:)
anamericaninoxford
200. terryj
really enjoyed the first book, would love to win the second, and then spread the word by giving the first one to someone else for Xmas!
anamericaninoxford
201. chuck w dayhoff
for the love of Chuck please let me win the copies! plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
anamericaninoxford
202. Branimir Zauner
MeWannaMeWannaMeWannaMeWannaMeWannaMeWanna!
anamericaninoxford
203. Rony Alalouf
I love the Idea, even though it is a clear marketing push from Tor. Being a devoted Sci Fi reader for over 20 years I never read any of Stephen Hunt's books. This will be thrilling - I hope I win, thanks.
anamericaninoxford
204. Avindah
I read all night at work and I'm always looking for new books to keep me awake. This series sounds awesome.
anamericaninoxford
205. Mistermorg
Yeah Books! Steampunk Bokks!
anamericaninoxford
206. SuperWhitePill
Alright, I'm the 205th person to comment! I soooo have a chance. But seriously, I love steampunk and I love reading. So I'd love to read these books!
anamericaninoxford
207. JoeyColeman
I've been thinking about picking these up for a while now :)
anamericaninoxford
208. Charles Taylor
I Want Them
anamericaninoxford
209. IanStephens
I love competitions like this!
anamericaninoxford
210. Biggus Niccus
Looks like an Ideal chance to get into the Stephen Hunt ouvre! Can I win please? Hmmm?
anamericaninoxford
211. Olaf Meys
Hmmm- these look interesting, and might be what I need as an intro to a new author (to me, anyway).
anamericaninoxford
212. Peter Salisbury
The review of my new novel
Passengers to Sentience
on thebookbag website says 'the opening chapters have the hallmarks of a steampunk thriller' which then becomes 'a ripping yarn'... and in my opinion much more.
I apologise in advance to the competition organisers, however but if you want to learn more, go to scifiwriter1.webs.com
where you can also find some steampunk robot limericks!
Plus I'd really like to win these two Stephen Hunt books!
anamericaninoxford
213. Hanrahan Highland
This series has been on my "must-read" list for a while...
Doug Smith
214. dmsmithbsp
If you like Terry Prachett's Discworld books, you'll like these.
anamericaninoxford
215. SteamBoy
Steam, vaporized water, used by the Human being to drive machines of steel, these machines conquered land & sea. The industrial revolution, a time in human history where steam was king! The technology revolution, the cyber age, electronics drive the human race forward powered by nuclear Reactors that generate heat, this heat is used to make steam, steam that powers the world in to the space age. Steam is still king!
anamericaninoxford
216. bmeaker
Sounds like some good stuff.
anamericaninoxford
217. Richard Bizley
I must admit I haven't read Stephen Hunts books yet, to win two books would be a marvellous Christmas present indeed!
anamericaninoxford
218. Steven Landell
Excellent.
anamericaninoxford
220. Athena Foster
This could be convenient; I am looking forward to running a steampunk theme at our convention next year, ICON 35 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. First week of Novemeber, could use a chance to pre-educate.
Gary Fisher
221. gafisher
I'd love to win these highly esteamed books!
anamericaninoxford
223. Pierre Mailhot
Stephen Hunt is the author to look for now and in the years to come. Read his books.
anamericaninoxford
224. kimtaylor
It sounds great. I am going to download these free ebooks.

gift ideas
anamericaninoxford
225. The Mad Hatter
comment
anamericaninoxford
227. Toast663
Here's the winning comment.
anamericaninoxford
228. DemetriosX
Sounds interesting. Maybe this time I'll get lucky.
anamericaninoxford
229. smokingpen
Steampunk-goodness . . . count me in.
anamericaninoxford
230. Space Bird
luv scifi

no, THIS is the winning comment!

(no, I'm Spartacus!)
anamericaninoxford
231. ruby-lang
Do you ship to Darkest Brazil?
anamericaninoxford
233. tmoorewp
Here's my entry. Thanks!
anamericaninoxford
236. Calephetos
Adding these to my to-read list.
anamericaninoxford
239. scottc
Gimmie gimmie gimmie books after midnight.
Drew Wilcox
240. Fantomboo
These look very interesting and I am always up for more books.
anamericaninoxford
242. Tony Lavoie
I've been looking to pick up some recent steampunk. These seem like a great place to start! :)
anamericaninoxford
245. Kurt Verstraeten
Interested
anamericaninoxford
246. SMuse
Yep, I'm all in.
anamericaninoxford
249. SGeus
Love this series!
anamericaninoxford
251. aetherical
These books look really good!
anamericaninoxford
252. Peter dawson
Great give away!!
anamericaninoxford
253. JChaves
Seems like a great way to start this series!
anamericaninoxford
255. Harksen
A bibliophile cannot have too many books. Especially not good books!:-)
Adam Miller
257. AdamM
Looks great! Definitely interested in cracking these ones open!
Kerry Kuhn
259. Kerry
Books are good, free books are better!
anamericaninoxford
260. ofabookworm
Oooh more books! Crossing my fingers ;-)
anamericaninoxford
263. Tony Thorne MBE
This looks like a very interesting site ... why didn't I, and all my friends, know about it before.

I must tell them ..!!
diana cacy hawkins
265. dianacacy
These books sound really great! They're added to my wish list now.
anamericaninoxford
266. kunger00
Oh man! I've had this on my wish list for a while now!
Ward Bosmans
267. Wittekop
i would love to have a copy, you cant find these books here in limburg
Len Steele
268. Loonier
The teaser has really wet my appetite! Hope I get 'randomized' in this contest...
anamericaninoxford
269. threeoutside
Cool! I'd love to read these!
anamericaninoxford
270. rob alley
sounds like a great idea!
anamericaninoxford
275. SE Franklin
Mmmmmm....booooooksssss......
David Epstein
276. sargepepper
Here's my comment - the books sound really good!
anamericaninoxford
277. azmodean
Wow, this one seems a bit more popular than usual (darn it)
anamericaninoxford
278. William Gull
comment, with a side of brass goggles
Fred Kiesche
279. FredKiesche
Picked up the first one, been waiting for my store to stock the second...but free is good as well!
sarah gallegos
284. MsSarah
This sounds AMAZING. I am always trying to find new and interesting ways to motivate my 8th grade students to read.
anamericaninoxford
285. kazul
This would be a great way for me to have my own copies again! My originals have been loaned out and passed on to people I don't even know so if I could have new ones I could quit obsessing abt the ones that got away from me!
Thanks for the chance!
anamericaninoxford
286. Serenus
I'll try my luck
Andrea Chettle
287. Pagecrawler
Please please put my name in this draw (and pick it out again on Friday of course) I would really love to read these books

(begins to cross every bit of me that will cross for good luck)

Thanks
anamericaninoxford
288. Altessa
This sounds awesome!
anamericaninoxford
289. G-MAN
Kudos on the giveaway - sign me up!
anamericaninoxford
290. Geekarino
Sounds great!!
anamericaninoxford
291. HappyReader16
I highly recommend "Prospero Lost" by L. Jagi Lamplighter, also published by TOR. Wonderful story and characters! And I have started 'Court of Air,' but have not yet finished it. But it is a library copy and as his books are hard to find in stores, I would enjoy winning! :)
anamericaninoxford
292. Salamar
I have read the first one of these and am about halfway through the second - I'd love to have my own copies sitting on the shelf instead of ones borrowed from the library!
anamericaninoxford
295. JenniferJ323
My boyfriend's birthday is the 30th. Wouldn't he be surprised to get these!
Justin Lee
296. evanchooly
Fun to see steampunk getting so much attention these days. Or maybe it's just a product of me being more interested in it as well. :)
anamericaninoxford
297. Michele Fry
Yes please!!
anamericaninoxford
299. Polaris
Love that cover art! Sounds interesting!
anamericaninoxford
300. Ronster!
Sweet, sweet steampunkery!
anamericaninoxford
302. lhagan
I *loved* Court of the Air. I would love to get my dirty fingers on a copy of it and Kingdom of the Waves.
anamericaninoxford
304. moonblue
They sound wonderful. More books to add to the wish list.
anamericaninoxford
305. chippermusic
Stephen Hunt is a great author. I'd love to win copies of his books. And thanks, Tor, for publishing him in the U.S.
anamericaninoxford
308. Elizabeth Schechter
These look cool! I'll have to find them if I don't win copies.
anamericaninoxford
309. jpward
This looks like a great series, I've been trying to find a bookstore that carried it.
anamericaninoxford
310. Lisa Avila
great contest, love Stephen Hunts books
anamericaninoxford
311. Ron Vick
I'm not sure I've read anything classified as steampunk. Stephen Hunt’s books seem like a great place to start!
anamericaninoxford
312. Karlene Clark
They look interesting. I'd love to read them!
Valentyne Martinek
313. Valentyne
These look interesting. You can't go wrong with steampunk subs.
Charles Smith
315. csgaidin
I don't think I realized how much this genre apeals to me before this month. Thanks, Tor, for all the coverage and promotion!
anamericaninoxford
316. machinations
Commented.
anamericaninoxford
317. Michael Sinclair
I was just looking for some "Steampunk" last week but, did not have a list of authors or titles with me. So will look next time I go to Barnes and Nobles unless of course I win the twofers.
anamericaninoxford
318. Mandelbrot
this is an epic comment
anamericaninoxford
319. jasiland
I love Tor and I love Steampunk, so I would love to win these two books. No money for new books in this economy.
anamericaninoxford
320. Gaspar Garção
I would love to read his books, but i'm from Portugal, at the other end of the world. Am i elligible to win?
anamericaninoxford
321. Garth Urquhart
I love Steampunk, and I am glad that Stephen Hunt has added to the genre with these two novels.
anamericaninoxford
322. froschheim
nice contest
David Miller
323. Dimitrii
I have been reading a lot of ebooks lately but always enjoy paper in my hands.
anamericaninoxford
325. Meadcrafter
Sweet! I've wanted to read these!!
anamericaninoxford
326. ldraxx
oooh books, I would love these.
Greg McCaskey
327. at1withsoul77
I loved The Court of the air didn't get to read the second one though
alessandro montagner
328. black_swan
More books? Oh yes...
More steam, more punk!
anamericaninoxford
330. Gloria Oliver
Sounds like a cool series!
anamericaninoxford
333. Krista Pires
these look awesome, I could use some new reading material.
anamericaninoxford
336. Mark and company
Yeah, I think this might be a good intro into steampunk. Also, anyone read Against The Day by Thomas Pynchon? Has a lot of steampunk elements I think.
anamericaninoxford
338. scifijunkie
Nice covers. Nice premise. Will have one of each, if you please. ;)
anamericaninoxford
340. David H. Doerrer
Being old, on social security, and poor, I'd really like a couple of free books.
anamericaninoxford
341. DonnaRoyston
I'd love to win!
[da ve]
342. slickhop
could i have these books please? and a cookie.
Stephen Wilcoxon
344. wilcoxon
I always thought this series looked interesting but never got around to picking them up. Winning them would be even better.
anamericaninoxford
346. FireShaper
Free books? Yes, please!
anamericaninoxford
347. Danene Peterson
Would Love my own copies. I work at a library and don't buy many books (except off the booksale!
anamericaninoxford
348. James Britton
I would love to win!
anamericaninoxford
349. TRK
I liked the Newtonian steampunk novels of Gregory Keyes. I'm looking forward to see how Stephen Hunt's steampunk fits in.
anamericaninoxford
350. deadjack
I've been looking forward to get these.
anamericaninoxford
351. metron12001
Nice to see such generousity on Stephen's and the publisher's part. Where's a four leaf clover?
anamericaninoxford
352. Tara Oakes
Would love to win them as I've heard so much about them. I just finished reading "Affinity Bridge" and loved that.
anamericaninoxford
353. Pat Munzo
Let's try this!
anamericaninoxford
354. Dr. BedbuG
more books! more books!
anamericaninoxford
355. Nathan Forget
Huzzah!
anamericaninoxford
356. janeite42
Fabulous offer.
amie friedrich
357. moonshower
I really liked the first, so hopefully the second is good too :)
anamericaninoxford
358. Francis Schiavo
When lost in a devilish Hunt plot
Like this novel's such Dickensian knot,
I like to think of things I ought not-

Like how to bravely to inspire
A free copy, or two, with this inquire
And hope that I have a great shot--
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359. Rudi D.
How could I ignore sucha great offer?
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360. Jon Huston
Steampunk has developed a very strong following of late. Whenever I see a steampunk book, it reminds me of the tv series Jules Verne.
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361. JD Mason
Sounds like good reads. Been a fan of Steampunk for some time now.
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363. Suzi Skutley
I'm just getting into steampunk (via a friend who's writing a steampunk play), although I believe Jules Verne came in on the ground floor of this genre.
Too many books, so little time -- and always something new to discover! As long as I don't end up in Burgess Meredith's Twilight Zone predicament I'm doing okay!
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364. Skull Dixon
I read the first book in this series and absolutely loved it. I think this is one of the most best, top-notch steampunk books out there. Very imaginative and fun to read. a real page turner. Can't wait to read the next book- but if i win them both, all the better.
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365. Lingeorge
Had trouble posting, decided to "try again" and now it is working. I have followed Stephen and his Crowsnest forever. I love his take on life. I would, of course, also like to win his books.
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367. rubydog
Great giveaway!
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368. Froberts
I loved the rise of the Iron moon and would love to get more of Stephens books
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369. Regina Beine Maja
What the world needs now is more steampunk!
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370. SarahT
Hooray!!!A new series of books for me to collect. Even if I don't win I will absolutely buy them. Although here's hoping I win :-)
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371. TheBar1
Hope I win this!
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375. Arcanafex
I would love to get copies of these!
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376. Jon Iffland
I thoroughly enjoyed court of the air, and intend to read the sequel at some point. :^)
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377. Korblimee
i would like to win both books.
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378. Shamrock Jack
This sounds brilliant!
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379. Mike Morrell
This would be sweet!
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381. Lindalee Stahlman Volmert
I would like to win these because I need to read more steampunk.
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383. MarkD
been intending to buy - maybe not fingers crossed
Autumn Theriault
384. twofistededitor
I've already read them, but these would make an excellent Christmas gift for my sister!
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385. Ron Reed
Fingers and toes crossed, also eyes.
Elaine Brennan
386. elaineb
Suspense, conspiracies, and adventure! What more could a girl reader want, particularly when her local library is particularly light of books with a sffnal orientation?

Bring on the steampunk!
Doug Knipe
388. SciFiGuy.ca
I have been meaning for a long time to try this series. Winning it would be even better :)
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389. blitzspear
These are on my "to get list", so to get them for free would be a bonus and they would get bumped up the "to read pile" by my bed :)
Dru O'Higgins
390. bellman
Zeppelinified is just such a cool word.
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391. Wendyzski
ooooo pleeeezz!!! \o/\o/
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392. ssprince
zeppenlin ahoy (MY captcha challenge: page cheapen)
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395. refmonkey
Huzzah! Count me in.
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396. Templar Brooks
Just kidding my name's Steven....wonder whether anyone gets it?
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397. CarolDCFC
Haven't tried steampunk before and am in the mood for something different.
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398. sonicbloom
Woohoo for a great set of books!
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399. Steven Poore
Excellent: well worth it!
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400. David C Farmer
I look forward to winning! Also? Immortality!
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401. Rod Girle
The Covers alone are steamy enough. What slight twists to history might we see? Butterfly's wings have flapped more than once to sweep us away in these tales.
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402. SarahAyars
Delicious! Would love to get my hands on these!
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403. Deb Mudie
These do sound fantastic!
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404. Carl Harris
I have no idea what 'Steampunk' means. I am so uncultured. I need to win these books or remain in the dark.
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406. S. Terry Carter
Just here from SFcrow's nest to enter for give-away.
Kenn Gentile
409. nachtwulf
Ooo.... Me! Me! Over here... pick me! Me... pick me! Ooo... ooo...ooo! *jumps up an down* Me... pick me! Over here! Look at me! *kneecaps Carl with a tire Iron* ooo... me! Pick Me!
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411. EHRydberg
Sounds great! *crosses fingers*
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413. Liathiana
Winning would be lovely!
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414. David Jessop
How very nice. More books to add to the "to read" pile - and from someone who would get to the top
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415. Der Geis
Behold! The comment which enters me in the contest.

'nuff said.
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416. Junius
Yes, more steampunk please.
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417. Ian Margetts
It all sounds splendid to me! Reading will save the world............
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418. JohnW750
I haven't bought these yet, but they sound fun!
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419. V17
I've been looking forward to getting into the steampunk genre for a while - these look like a good start!
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420. D2112
Sounds like something I should be reading.
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421. Linda Wyatt
Fantasy, SF, and steampunk all rolled up in one. Sounds interesting. Love to see how well Mr. Hunt does it.
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422. Arorax
I especially like the covers, they give the right feel for this kind of book. (probably, since I haven't read them yet...)
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425. KronoNaut
To read, to read a book would be the greatest thing. to read a book in front of a warm fireplace, with a glass of wine.

Random thoughts for a random choosing.

Gary
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426. Arleigh J. Carpenter Sr
over 400 comments and only 20 books...decisions, decisions.
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427. Chris Mirell
Sounds good!
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429. tvrtle
I have never read anything from Hunt. I would like to check him out.
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430. addisonblitz
I'd like to read these.
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432. jonwings
I would love to read these
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433. JCReader
been meaning to check these out for awhile now
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434. JennyJ
Those books both look fantastic! I've been meaning to read The Court of the Air, but it's always checked out at the library.
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435. VampireWombat
Quite cool.
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436. Daveax
I can haz free buks? Kewl!
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437. Kairam Ahmed Hamdan
I want it all!

Please send me those books. I live in Brazil and I'm a fan.
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438. dancingnereid
I want!
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439. captphil
Commenting for books!


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440. Kevin Bender
I'm a big steampunk fan. And a fantasy fan. And a book fan. Logically, these books were written for me. :)
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441. Gene Mui
I can read!
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442. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Looking forward to reading Stephan's works. I follow his comment of Facebook regularly.
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443. Lynnet1
These look great!
Boy Avianto
444. avianto
I never won any of the Steampunk giveaway and now I want to win and read more Steampunk!
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445. Kim McG
Woo woo free books!! Pick me
(jumps up and down waving arms wildly, oops my goggles fell off)
Allison Lockwood Hansen
446. Talisyn
Would look most handsome on my shelves!
Jeff Evans
447. Joffaboy
I would love to see what this is all about!
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448. R Schuyler Devin
Nice giveaway! These have been on my official 'to-read' list.
Nyna Derringer
449. nyna
I'm going to have to go look for these, when I inevitably don't win them. They look awesome!
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450. JBee
Been meaning to read these for ages....
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451. EliasC
Ale jacta est!
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452. SerhumXen
I would totally like one of those.
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453. pjg
Fantastic! I found this on http://www.sfcrowsnest.com/.
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454. Greywolf175
These look to be "AWESOME" reads...
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455. Tommy_from_Belgium
Another great book by a great writer. Can't wait to read!
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458. Sitizen Kane
More for my private Steampunk library!!!!!
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461. Petula
I can never have too many scifi books. More please. These sound interesting.
Autumn Hiscock
462. Owldaughter
These have been on my list for ages. Yes, please!
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463. baronjonah
Books Books Books. Please steam them and have them sent at once!
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465. M. Grace
These both sound fabulous - it's great to see more steampunk out there!
Angela Roberts
466. arikahrlan
This is a cool contest! I'd love to read these books!
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467. elveira
This looks great I have been meaning to buy these. I would get the third book to complete if I won them.
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468. Story Cottage
Oops. I thought I was entering this one, but I was actually on the gift certificate. Too many prizes! Too many tabs open at one time!
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469. Dr. Tucker
Finally, you are paying attention! Luckily they are all worth getting!
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470. Alden Ash
Chances are looking pretty slim for these at this point, but I have to try.
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471. tuka again
must .... have ... books ... or ... else ... will ... wither ... up ... and ... die ... !
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472. mrmike
I was planning to order these sometime, although free would be nice (especially since I never win anything)! Stephen runs the best SciFi website on the Internet. :)
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473. fogdude
Long time since I read a book.
Samantha Brandt
474. Talia
If I win, I promise free virtual massages all around.
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475. RSnaps
Those books sound fantastic! I shall buy them if I don't win.
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476. RobAshe
Here's hoping they can make their way over the Atlantic.... Thanks!

Rob
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477. Gareth-Michael Skarka
What the heck, I'll give it a go!
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478. Janice M. Eisen
Please post the steampunked Tor logo -- I love the idea.
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479. TheBaronessTimeKeeper
Another corking giveaway! The excitement cannot be contained!
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480. Coleva
Yay books! I've been wanting to read these for a while.
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481. cgradis
I love the giveaways, I love what Tor is doing with the community. Keep it up.
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482. nightwatch
yes, thank you
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483. John Gallagher
PICK ME! PICK ME!
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484. mgdwyer
Sounds like fun. Hope I win.
Byron Bakker
485. byronba
Gadzooks!
These fine volumes have been on my Must Read list since I first saw them reviewed here.

Please add me to the list.
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487. Daykeeper
Goodies galore!
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488. AletheaB
Ooooh, I'd love to read those
gwern branwen
489. gwern0@gmail.com
Far be it from me to arrogantly put myself forward as the most meritorious recipient of these tomes, but 'twere best publicly known I would not decline their gift.
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491. Ann Leveille
These look like wonderful stories!
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493. coffeemuses
May the book daemon be served...
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494. decarillion
Oooh, must have!!
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496. Beth C.
Those books look excellent.
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498. NelsnS
Looks great, can't wait to read them.
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499. cawingcrow
Looks interesting!
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500. Snarly
Free Books? Yay!!
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504. superpenguin
I like books, especially free.
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505. mzlorraine
I would love these!
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506. ddurance
I'd be happy to take a set of those off your hands.
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507. Belladonna1975
I want these!!
Liviania Smith
509. Liviania
Super cool! I love the books' cover art.
Melody Siracusa
510. orionova
I have read The Court of the Air, and loved it. I need the sequel! Please.
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514. Mdloewen
I have never read a stem punk book but it looks right up my alley. Please please send me these books. Pritty please.
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515. Leah D.H.
Three cheers for zeppelinifying! I've not yet read these books but they've been on my list for a while...
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516. pilcrow
I intend to read the heck out of these books.
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519. Mickie T
The first book was great. It'd be wonderful to have the second, too.
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520. Mousekill
I hate to see Steampunk month end.
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521. morgan ru
Free books! I'm in.
David Rodriguez
522. strakul
Two books for the price of none? I'm in!
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527. Nathaniel Sharpe
Look like great books!
ezzkmo .
528. ezzkmo
Wow, what a great contest! I've been wanting to check this series out. Good luck everyone!
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529. barbed1951
I'd love to win, sounds like a great series.
John Mellby
530. jmellby
I hadn't seen these before and they sound good!
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531. Hammerlock
These sound interesting.
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532. Izzy & Emily
Oooooo. Just saw this book in a store and even the binding is lovely. It's on my wishlist online, too... Oooooooh...!
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533. SoullessMachine
Woot! I want to win!
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534. David king
steam punk is hotter than boiling water
Fiona McPherson
536. ulfsson
Love to get these. I haven't read much steampunk, but these sound intriguing. Also, I've just been watching the BBC adaptation of Bleak House, and I'm in Dickensian mood!
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538. Kelly Irlbacher
Really hope I win - want to read these real bad but can not get at my local library - the scifi collection there stinks!
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539. Phaedra
oooo I need kingdom of the waves, court of the air was very entertaining
Katherine Otto
542. scifibklvr
I don't have either, but I've borrowed them and I plan on adding them to my Christmas list if I don't win anything!
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543. drunes
Back to our literary roots...
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544. Alfred Johns
I hope this series never ends.
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545. SevenRum
This entire month of steam has been unbearably awesome! *crosses fingers*
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549. luckyme
winning one of these books gives me a reason to start reading again,
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550. Trilliumgrl
Books are nice and make me happy. You want to make me happy, right?
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551. bowlerhatman
So, for once in my life, let me, get what I want, lord knows it would be the first time - The Smiths
Chris Turner
552. retrophisch
The only thing better than books are free books.
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553. ladyravn
i need my addiction fed.....gimme books :D
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556. brass_badger
Verily, forsooth!
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557. chromiumman
this sounds great
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560. Jaysh
Would love to win - 2 Sci Fi books! Heaven!!
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563. seekerval
Want them. Sound fun!
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565. Sara Dee
These sound great...thanks for the opportunity!
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569. Myra26
What a nice give away! Tor books is generous and it will be like an early Christmas for the lucky winners.
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570. captplothole
These sound great!
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571. dorothy l
please enter me
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573. ark4str
What me worry?
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574. Chimera
Sign me up, please!!!!
Miss Kai
578. wolfkit
Has it gone noon yet - maybe I need a new watch?
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579. elglin
I could use some new books. I need something to distract me from my studies!
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580. Ziaria
Hmm I don't think I posted right the first time I tried. I would love to read these.
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581. John Mayer
I’ve been meaning to buy BOTH of those books for a year or two, but my meager student budget has prevented it. And Steven has promised to autograph them for me when I manage to acquire them.

Furthermore, I see I have exactly 13 minutes to get my comments in before the deadline. Seems a propitious number. Two free books, please.
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582. John Mayer
Oops. That should have been “Stephen,” not Steven. Well, I never claimed we were close. I’m sure I’ll not make that mistake again once I have the books before me.
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584. Annaka S.
Sounds like an interesting read. Would love to win!
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586. JANE ELLIOT
I've been coverting these fine tomes for a while, to win them would be grand!
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587. lady_legba
I love to read just slightly less than I like to continue breathing!
Leigh Perry
588. bdswagger
Ah, murder, adventure, and travel by zeppelin. What more could one ask from life?

Leigh
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589. Laughing Woman
Looking forward to reading these books from a very fine author!
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590. DianePollock
The summary is earcatching and the cover artwork fantastic...
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592. Paul Grimsley
i could do with some steampunky goodness please!
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595. bonanza jellybean
everything's better with some chile'!
Terry Groom
596. Talheaern
I plan on donating these to a raffle for DarkCon
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597. VRishard
these sound cool!
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598. mhood
They have been on my "to read" list for some time so I really must get on to it.
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599. Azguath
Just recently introduced to SP materials and paraphernalia. Hope to get this great read
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600. Topaz
This looks like an interesting book. I'd certainly like to win it.
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602. Paul Nagy
Retro Scifi sounds like fun especially when we discover we're molusks!
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603. Joel Golden
These books look interesting, I would like to try them.
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604. Daniel Fortnum
Books! Books! Books! Books!
Books! Books! Books! Books!
Books! Books! Books! Books!
Books! Books! Books! Books!
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605. Emilie P. Bush
Looking for panelists for Steampunk Events at Chattacon - Jan 22. Chattanooga TN.
There will be at least one Meetup, A Maker's Panel, Steampunk Overview, A literature and film panel, a Great Debate: Tesla vs. Watt.

WHO WANTS IN???

Contact me at CoalCitySteam -at- Gmail.com.
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606. Moss Bliss
I'd love to try a new fantasy/sf series, and free fits my budget. If I win, I will also be reading the book(s) over the phone to a shut-in older lady, who I read to almost every night (right now we're doing "Lord of Light", we've read all the Garrett books, Callahan stories, Nightside, Harry Potter, Temeraire, and many more...)
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607. Fancy79
I missed the comment date for the free books. I hate it. I missed the article in my inbox and it was there on my birthday!!!!!! ARGHHHHH!!!!!!Well, good for someone. Free books are always a good deal. They look great!
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608. Leonid Korogodski
I like how the covers fit the subject. Cool.
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609. Jo Popek
What a nice thing to run across on a cold snowy day!!

Free books!

I'm glad it snowed so I had a chance to see this page and add a comment. what a thrill it would be to win.
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610. red heath
I can't wait to read these, win them for free or not!
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