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May 3 2011 6:09pm

We Can Tell You How You’ll Die. Machine of Death Giveaway!

The good folks over at the Machine of Death want you to know how you’ll die.

To celebrate the opening of submissions for their second Machine of Death anthology, the MoD crew have granted Tor.com five free goes at their actual Machine of Death. As per the world-changing machine in the anthology, five (lucky?) randomly selected winners will receive a card telling them how they’re going to die.

(It should be noted that Stubby accidentally pulled a Machine of Death card itself. It was not, thankfully, “Rocket Crash.”)

The Official Rules: To enter, post a comment in this post. Duplicate comments won’t be counted. One winner will be randomly selected by noon EST on Friday, May 6th. Please check your email in the 24 hours after the giveaway has concluded; if we don’t hear back from a winner within 24 hours of being contacted, another winner will be chosen.

(Want your own death card but don't want to leave it to a giveaway? You can request your own!)

 


Stubby the Rocket is the mascot of Tor.com and is definitely not revealing how it is going to die but is staying well away from those hedge clippers.

107 comments
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1. ShirtnTie
ABANDONED ON TWITTER
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2. Jayson Lorenzen
I already know it is going to be tangled headphones, but please choose me and send the confirmation.
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3. Brenda H.
I loved the first anthology :)
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4. larrytapowski
chocolate mesothelioma.
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5. Ed!
My curiosity is severe!
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6. Alden Ash
Sure, count me in.
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7. J-Ro
It's always better to know....
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8. Utheran
Bet its gonna be: Books
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9. silvershiara
I already know I'm going to die underneath a couple overflowing bookcases because I can't stop buying books... or is it because my parachute decided not to open when I'm 83??
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10. firesinger
me wants some
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11. Dietes
Having my nuts bitten off by a Lapplander; that's how I wanna go.
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12. dawn the glass beadmaker
lol
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13. Kevin Faulk
I think I will boringly succomb to heart disease.
Bill Siegel
14. ubxs113
choking on a hot dog, like my father, and his father before him.
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15. Lo_Storm
May I please get a card? I'd like to meet my future spouse at a Death Party.
Chris Hawks
17. SaltManZ
I was kinda hoping this was a book giveaway, but count me in regardless!
Anthony Santana
18. Anthony Santana
Screw that I don't want to know, but my lust for free stuff will be the death of me.
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19. Gwendolynkay
Pick me!
R B
20. MasterAlThor
Raging River of Death for me

Dragon.

BTW I have no idea what this is all about, but hey it looks fun
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21. Holly_
This giveaway has made my day.
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22. Eric Samson
I'm gonna get "drowning in beer" or something.
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23. aquinton
Olympus Mons
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26. Chris Wilkinson
I suspect mine would say 'Lego' - there's so much of the stuff in our house!
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27. Kyle Lees
Card made of gluten.
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28. Tampa Bay Food Monster
extremely bad gas
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30. Leo Lorenzana
yes please !
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32. Andy D
CRUSHED BY THE MOON
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33. spider_J
Crushed by collapsed bookshelf
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36. When They Come For Me
Duke Nukem costuming mishap
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37. Toby Rush
TEMPORARILY EVIL SUPERHERO
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39. Candace M
FALLING PIANO
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40. zachhald
I hope it's not "GIVEAWAY".
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41. Daniora
I need to be prepared.
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44. Stephanie M. Lorée
This anthology looks great. Thanks for the contest!
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46. PieFormation
Crossing my fingers for SPACETIME IMPLOSION
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47. UrsulaMinor
My desired cause of death when I was a kid was: "Died in a massive, science related explosion".

Only now looking back do I realize that having a childhood dream of my ideal death is weird.
David Thomson
48. ZetaStriker
I hope it's something interesting and painless. C'mon, death machine!
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49. Katy C
Can't wait for the second one!

How about WHILE ON MANNED MISSION TO MARS? Yeah.
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50. Verrivitus
GIANT MECH?
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51. nin_shark
Awesome.
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52. Prominent Nonentity
Better than talking to the devil about 8-bit video game systems.
Kimani Rogers
54. KiManiak
Do I really want to know? Well, I guess only if its meant to be...
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56. benadite
I'm sure this is a bad idea...
Angus McIntyre
57. angusm
Knocked off the observation deck of the Empire State Building by an enraged wildebeest and impaled on the radio antenna of a passing zeppelin (but witnesses said that I might have lived if the paramedics hadn't been held up by a flash mob of Mexican midgets dressed as nuns).
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58. Urstoff
woah (again)
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60. Lee S.
I want one! My fiance has HELICOPTER, and I need to know if I'm going with him.
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62. Jane L.
ahh yes please!
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65. Jeremy F.
I am definitely interested in this.
Mike Foster
68. zephyrkey
Walking off a cliff whilst reading MOD...

Oh, the irony
Joshua Heggen
69. Kelfyr
I'm betting "Choking On Pen Cap," or maybe "Drowned In Words."
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70. DarrenJL
A comment.
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71. hidden
slipping on a banana peel
Paul Eisenberg
72. HelmHammerhand
Not of boredom, this I can say with certainty.
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75. rajaewart
With an enormous smile
Janet Hopkins
76. JanDSedai
Well, I've already survived two strokes, so maybe it's a heart attack...
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78. isnochys
I need some!
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79. kdonahoe
infected papercut from this card.
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80. 5tuart
Well, I already know, but I just want to see if these guys are any good... ;)
seth johnson
81. seth
"Because we don’t know when we will die, we get to think of life as an
inexhaustible well, when everything only happens a certain number of
times, and a very small number, really. How many more times will you
remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that’s so
deeply a part of your being that you cannot even conceive of your life
without it? Perhaps 4 or 5 times more. Perhaps not even that. How many
more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it
all seems limitless."
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82. rubydog
Love the contest!
Please enter me.
Jeremy Heater
83. nexus
I wouldn't want to get the prediction, but I'd like to get the book ^^.
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84. mithun mukherjee
Death by Elephantsneeze.
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85. Andrew S
y'all have the most awesome giveaways!
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86. Shaun1
I love Machine of Death!
Paul Lewandowski
87. Snowkestrel
I'm hoping my card will read "Never".

As always, please and thank-you.
Marcus W
88. toryx
Daylight Savings Time heart attack!
Peter Killinger
89. Marshal_Kilgore
Hhhhm. Why has this giveaway rather few hopeful entries? >;-)
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90. dova113
Mine'll probably read 'Forgot to breathe after reading funny posts'
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94. irkedsalesman
Attack by rabid wombats.
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95. rabidfox
I get the feeling my death would be revealed to be of a most dull manner, like choked on a Saltine.

In any case, I'll throw my name in the hat.
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96. KTKate1123
Road Rage...
Chris Battey
98. DarthParadox
I'm hoping for something impressive like Meteor Strike.

No, not a planet-killing one - just a tiny one that manages to take me out. Getting smote by a space rock would be a pretty entertaining way to die, anyway.
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99. meontheedge
I'm ready for it so long as it isn't because the card is delivering poison or something predictable like that.
Stephen Lyon
100. skaftafell
What will be my death?
Do I really want to know?
Ignorance is bliss.
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101. Pamela Z.
Death by sexy!
Ian Hammond
102. hungrym
Just don't let it read "Canceled due to lack of interest" :(
Craig Botha
103. craig.b
Oh, I'm loving the podcast. Would love to get this.
Maarten Bouwman
104. Bouwman
Let's check this out. Sounds "original"
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105. othermike
ORGAN DONOR
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106. smal17l
bungee jumping gone wrong

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