Thu
May 19 2011 4:40pm

Children of the Sky Galley Sweepstakes!

We promised it would get here, and now we have the copies to prove it! Children of the Sky, the long awaited sequel to Vernor Vinge’s Hugo Award-winning A Fire Upon the Deep is here in the offices! We have five advance reading copies to give away to some lucky winners —months before its October release. Comment below for a chance to win to win, (and keep an eye out today for another sweepstakes!)

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 or older. To enter, fill out entry on this post beginning at 3:40 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) May 19, 2011. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 p.m. ET May 23, 2011. Void outside of the 50 US and DC and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Macmillan Publishers, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

242 comments
Rob Davies
1. Rob_Davies
Really looking forward to this. A Fire Upon the Deep is a classic.
Joshua Starr
3. JStarr
This book is pretty high among my most-anticipated!
Chris Palmer
5. cmpalmer
Can't wait. Just finished re-reading A Fire Upon the Deep and Deepness in the Sky. Very excited.
Ben T-Moore
7. BenTGaidin
Really looking forward to reading this, whenever I can get my hands on a copy...
Suzanne Palmer
8. suzanne
Yep, that books gonna skip right to the top of the To Be Read pile.
SkyHook
10. Hobbes_Kat
I loved A Fire Upon the Deep. I can't wait to read this.
Nathan Horn
11. CaptCommy
I've got a huge backlog, but this tops all of it. Cannot wait.
SkyHook
13. dawn the glass bead maker
ooooh....ahhhh
SkyHook
14. markinva
ZOMG pick me ! Pick me!!!
SkyHook
15. Pug
Looking forward to reading this one - and getting the chance to before most others would be very cool indeed. :o)
Ty Margheim
17. alSeen
please please please please please.

This along with Ghost Story and Dance with Dragons are at the top of my "I really really want to read this" list.
SkyHook
18. Jocelyn Bothe
Free books ftw
SkyHook
20. Ed!
Oh man, I could totally go for some more telepathic space puppies!
Alain Bouchard
21. AlainB
I really am intrigued by this book and would like to read it!
SkyHook
22. firesinger
if this is half as good as the previous book, then it will be perfect!
SkyHook
24. Rich G.
Would love to win this!
SkyHook
25. AM
Giveeeeeeeeeeee ittttttttttt to me :) :) ;) :) :D
John Chu
26. JohnChu
Wow, I had no idea he'd written a sequel. Cool.
SkyHook
27. RLBrown
From a fellow "bookworm" this should be a great read.
Craig Piercy
30. cpiercy
"But if the technological Singularity can happen, it will." -
Vernor Vinge
Fredrik Coulter
31. fcoulter
Vernor Vinge is probably my most important must read author. There are many authors I like who I will wait for the paperback. Even more that I will get an eBook version (once the price drops below paperback). But when Vinge produces a new book, I don't wait. I will pay the inflated cost of a hard cover. I will not wait.

And now, I might be able to get it free? Cool! And before I can hand over cold hard cash? Even cooler!

(Although highly unlikely.)
SkyHook
32. Svenn Diagram
I am not a big fan, but I'll take a free book
Mathieu Glachatn
33. syvwlch
It can't hit the shelves soon enough. :-)
Nicholas Miell
34. NJM
I am a big fan, and I'd love early access.
Kenneth Sutton
35. kenneth
I'm so looking forward to reading this!
Dirk Walls
36. dirk
Put my name in the hat to win a free copy!
SkyHook
37. Thedward
I've been looking forward to this book for ages.
SkyHook
38. boxybosco
w00t! I forgot this was even coming out!
SkyHook
39. Hyperion76
I really enjoyed Rainbow's End, and I'm looking forward to his new space epic!
SkyHook
40. Chayzar
Want!

Love Vinge. Love this series.
SkyHook
41. Niac
I very much love A Fire Upon The Deep, and would love to read this!
SkyHook
44. Dan Someone
Absolutely one of my favorite books ever. But "the long awaited sequel"? Why no mention of A Deepness in the Sky?
Charles Summerhill
45. JanusDreamer
Commenting for my chance. I may not win the lottery, but I can at least have a good book to keep me company.
Drew Holton
46. Dholton
Gimmee, gimmee, gimmee!!!....er, Please?
SkyHook
47. Michael B Sullivan
Yes I want this book a lot.
Travis Lubbers
49. Dumont
Can't wait, don't want to. Please don't make me have to.
p l
52. p-l
I would also be very happy if I won.
SkyHook
55. Davek
Vinge is one of my favorites, it's nice to have a chance at a free copy.
SkyHook
56. heykiddego
Loved the previous book! Can't wait for this one!
SkyHook
57. desertpaladin
Would be cool to read it first. Sign me up!
SkyHook
60. DaveQat
OMG, yes please! I love Vinge!
Goetz Kruppa
64. goetznl
Why are you all of sudden restricting it to inhabitants of the US?
Or was this always the case and you just didn't mention it?
I guess this means I'll have to definitely wait until October....
Groetjes from Amsterdam!
SkyHook
65. sorrelen
I would love that!
David Thomson
66. ZetaStriker
This would certainly give me a new fantasy series to start. Well timed too, since I'm taking a break from large fantasy novels with some lighter sci-fi and zombie novels like Aftertime and Old Man's War.
SkyHook
67. J. Bradford DeLong
Ah... Long sad gone dxerib. I really will miss the tricks of that magician, the Lost Prince of Canberra...

Hopefully, hexapodia will still be the key insight, somehow...
SkyHook
68. Mundanename
My favorite science fiction author :)
SkyHook
69. DamonEL
OMG! I've been waiting for this book for YEARS. Vernor Vinge is one of my favorites.
Chuck Childers
70. cchilders
I would love to get this book! New Vinge! - Chuck
SkyHook
71. ruthling
oooh, I would love to win this book!
SkyHook
72. CarlosSkullsplitter
oh, why not.
SkyHook
75. Azuaron
Would love to win!
Steve Taylor
76. teapot7
God yes - Vinge's two big sapace operas are masterpieces.
SkyHook
77. Marina JNL
I love books. :)
Matt Wright
79. matty42
I will take one (if I win it that is).
Shane Stringer
81. ShaneStringer
o please
o please
o please
o please
o please
SkyHook
82. politeruin
Only open to the U.S.?

Fuck sake!
SkyHook
83. tfandango
I'll read it.
SkyHook
84. DRickard
I'll give it a try
SkyHook
86. nin_shark
Yes, please!
Andrew Barton
87. MadLogician
Hmph. Why is this a sweepstakes, and only open to US residents?
Peter D. Tillman
89. PeteTillman
To Enter: Visit here
(http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/05/children-of-the-sky-gally-sweepstakes)
and submit your entry by fully completing the sign-up form found on theSite.

O-K, this must be the "form"....
SkyHook
92. ErikTheReams
Sf ftw.
Wolf Corlett
94. Ysengrin
A Fire Upon the Deep is one of my favorite re-reads. Of course I'd like an advance copy!

As others have said, I'm guessing this is the "form."
SkyHook
95. grymwulf
I would love to read this, I loved A Deepness in the Sky, and how if you look at it just right, it reveals a bunch of backstory for A Fire Upon the Deep - especially how the On/Off star and Countermeasure are related.
SkyHook
96. sbass
I'd love a copy
Teresa Nielsen Hayden
97. tnh
I don't want a copy of the galley, but I've read this book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Good luck to whoever wins!

(One-step Vernor Vinge Fan Test: You instantly knew who that is/are on the cover.)
SkyHook
99. cnote56
Sign me up!!!!
SkyHook
100. Foxessa
I'm commenting! I'm commenting! I can't wait to return to this universe.

Love, C.
SkyHook
101. Alan Lehotsky
Here's hoping it's a howling success...
Anthony Roisum
102. Veto
Never read the first one, but if I get this one I will have to.
SkyHook
103. bobcram
Puhlease send me one!
SkyHook
104. Resol
Ah a new series to become addicted to Curses to you Tor for the torturing you do making me empty me wallet.
SkyHook
106. Aaron N. Tubbs
Oh, this would be rather nice...
SkyHook
107. Prominent Nonentity
Let us see if I continue my trend of only winning sequels to books I haven't read.
Christian Decomain
109. Khryss
Omg, a sequel to my favorite novel ever! I'm so excited!
SkyHook
110. jere7my
Hat, meet ring.
SkyHook
112. Agninus
i predict 674
SkyHook
113. rmbellovin
It should be called "The Sky on Fire", but I want to read it anyway.
Peter Schmidt
116. PHSchmidt
All that is gold does not glitter
Not all those who wander are lost
Old that is strong does not wither
Deep roots are not reached by the frost

From the ashes, a fire shall be woken
A light from the shadows shall spring
Renewed shall be blade that was broken
The crownless again shall be king
SkyHook
120. lightkeeper
Pick me! Pick me!
Lenny Bailes
124. lennyb
Yonder stands your orphan with his tine,
crying like a wave without its sine.
Strike a thought inside of your cocoon!
And it's all over now, Mr. Nuwen.
SkyHook
126. Kaphin
Great giveaway!
Amy G. Dala
129. amygdala11
I'm a huge fan of Vernor Vinge, and have read everything of his multiple times. Will definitely buy this one in HB.
SkyHook
130. Baalor
Vernor Vinge never ceases to amaze, and I'm sure his latest won't disappoint!
Bill Siegel
131. ubxs113
I won A Fire Upon the Deep and now I want the sequal!
SkyHook
132. jeffwc
Very exciting. I loved A Fire Upon the Deep.
SkyHook
133. Jlabeat
Insert witty comment here!
SkyHook
134. When They Come For Me
Must-have!
SkyHook
135. ces
Who did the cover?
Janice Hopper
136. Archergal5219
I love Vernor Vinge.

::tosses entry into the basket::
SkyHook
139. richardw
early would be good, very, very good!
SkyHook
140. WarrenTF
A Fire Upon The Deep is one of my favorite books. I can't wait for the direct sequel after all these years. If you haven't read it, read it.
Eugene Fischer
142. efischer
Couldn't be more excited for this book.
SkyHook
144. JDk
Get outta town!
SkyHook
147. kabdib
I've read everything he's written. Well, that I've been able to track down.

I've been reading SF since 1968. I've been programming computers since 1976. When I read Vinge's _True Names_ I was gobstopped. This is someone who gets SF and computers at a deep level, and his speculation on Where Things Might Go (just little things, like the sign-in sequence to the smart dust in _A Deepness in the Sky_ or the ball-playing automata in _Marooned in Realtime_) have been an inspiration.

I hope this is more Hugo material. :-)
SkyHook
149. xnz
One more thing to look forward to... Also can't wait for the Audiobook.
SkyHook
152. DIYGene
Ooo! Ooo! Pick me! Pick me!
SkyHook
153. Kadere
I want! I want! I want! I want!
Sean Pratz
154. Galoot
My comment is, "not for Canadians? Really?"
I hope you draw comment #154 so some American can't win, either.
SkyHook
155. Athanor
Very excited about this one. Please don't make me wait until October!
SkyHook
156. Db cooper
October is a long way away!
SkyHook
158. Mike matz
I so want to win this!
SkyHook
159. Michael Habif
yes please
SkyHook
160. Laurraine
I love his works. I would love to get a copy.
SkyHook
161. ChakaTodd
Loves me some Vinge!
SkyHook
162. Programmer Archaeologist
I'm really looking forward to this book.
SkyHook
163. Stefan Jones
Count me in!
SkyHook
167. Mark Atwood
I have been looking forward to this book for, no kidding, 12 years.
SkyHook
168. Norm Dwyer
What great news. Fire Upon the Deep is such an amazing book. I can't wait to read the children of the sky
Pasi Kallinen
169. paxed
God Damn It. GGggrRraaaahhhh!

I. Am. Not. Eligible.

*grmbl*
SkyHook
170. Ivan Yakubovich
Looking forward to reading it!
SkyHook
171. Livvispatula
It's gorgeous!
SkyHook
174. WellEducatedPeasant
Right, off to my bookcase to re-read _A Fire Upon The Deep_

Bummed that I can't enter the sweepstakes from the UK...
SkyHook
175. Scottc
Commented.
Frank Nagy
176. fjnagy
I am stuck in a Zone of Slowest Thought
sean odell
178. dirgework
I can wait - but it would be oh so sweet if I don't have to!
SkyHook
179. dwndrgn
Oh please count me in!!
Cash McManus
180. moneyman
I can't wait, fire upon the deep is one of my all time favorites. the best of what SF can be.
Peter Marcantonio
182. pmarcantonio
Is it available in paperback only or can i get an ebook copy of it?
SkyHook
183. Marian
This should be an interesting read. Looking forward to it.
Christopher Spring
184. springc
Would love this to see what interesting ideas Vinge has for us this time.
SkyHook
185. Astro B
If I win, it'll put Fire Upon a Deep at the top of my reading stack.
SkyHook
189. Lyssa Rowan
Looking forward to this one!
Matthew Smith
190. blocksmith
Books are good! Free books are better!
Kristoff Bergenholm
191. Magentawolf
We wants it, my precious, we does!

It was only recently that I finished my Vinge-binge, and would love to read more!
SkyHook
193. KPCalli
Want it??? Want it... Want it!!!
Clay Blankenship
198. snoweel
Didn't even know this was in the works!
SkyHook
199. Roardawg
Exciting!
Evan Langlinais
200. Skwid
Yes, yes, yes, a thousand times yes!
Kevin Hogan
202. dromedan
I'll join the book desire dogpile.
SkyHook
203. James Bradford DeLong
@97: Amdijeffri?
SkyHook
205. Douglas Sellers
My most anticipated book of 2011!
SkyHook
206. alchymyst
Do want!
SkyHook
210. brigade
Bring it!
Darius Bacon
211. Darius
My most-anticipated book this year, like apparently a lot of others here. Want.
SkyHook
214. Clintcwebb
Couldn't think of a better surprise than to win this...
SkyHook
215. Jdiddy
Me too please!
SkyHook
216. Shiva Ramabadran
I'd love to win this. What an author! Its been too long since he wrote a book.
SkyHook
217. Rob Slater
Book!
SkyHook
218. jason 1110
Yes, please.
Randy McCraw
219. sscorp99
Hello, Hello, bump, bump, Is this thing on!
SkyHook
223. aranapequena
loved Fire Upon the Deep
Shaka Jamal
224. shaka-jamal
Count me in. I'll even play a red shirt crewman to win... :)
SkyHook
225. superhombre
sounds good
SkyHook
226. jmr
Thanks for the context!
Zaki Manian
227. zmanian
I'm excited to see how the Zones of Thought have evolved since the last book
David Singleton
228. drsingleton
Vinge is a "buy in hardcover" author, but I'd love to see this early!
SkyHook
231. nibbler
Can't wait to read Children of the Sky, I've had a Google Alert on it for months!
Jim Crumley
232. crumley
Now here is a contest worth winning!
SkyHook
233. Ben N.
Vernor Vinge!
SkyHook
234. Miscellaneous Steve
Commenting.
Bob Blough
235. Bob
Really looking forward to this one.
Tim Medlen
236. ibtimmons
I'll take one please, October is too long to wait. Thanks.
SkyHook
237. gredaline
Very excited for this!
SkyHook
238. DavidAP
If I don't win, I'll be buying it anyway. This is one book I've been looking forward to for some time.
SkyHook
239. traversal
A Fire Upon the Deep singlehandledly rekindled my interest in science fiction. I'm looking forward to this a great deal.
dave t
240. dave_t
Loved the first book - very excited for this one.
SkyHook
241. Holly_
I am so excited about this book.

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