Fri
Jul 15 2011 3:29pm

Vernor Vinge Sweepstakes!

So, you’re getting all excited about Children of the Sky, long-awaited sequel to A Fire Upon the Deep. You’re going to the signing at Comic Con next week. The only thing that could make your life better?

How about a whole set of Vernor Vinge books?

Well, we’ve got 20—that’s right, 20—sets to hand out to some lucky winners. Just comment below! Here are the titles we’ve got waiting:

Don’t miss out! Enter for your chance to win!

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 2:29 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) July 15, 2011. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 p.m. ET July 18, 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.

312 comments
mister_ethan
2. mister_ethan
So... I just comment to enter? I can do that.
mister_ethan
3. Teawench
Yee haw
Thanks!
mister_ethan
4. faience
I could never turn away from a chance at free books.
Jacob Hasson
5. jhass777
Would love to win this set. Looks awesome!
mister_ethan
7. Some call me Tim
Thanks for the contest!
mister_ethan
9. blattus
Sign me up; this sounds fantastic! I loved Rainbow's End and haven't had the chance to read A Fire Upon the Deep yet so here's to some good luck :)
mister_ethan
10. D. D. Syrdal
I hope this isn't a trick question. Not seeing any sign-up form, I hope commenting counts for filling in the official form. What an amazing giveaway! Thanks for doing this.
mister_ethan
11. boxybosco
Yes please!
mister_ethan
12. archmandrate
Always wanted to read these
mister_ethan
14. Professor Morrow
I do love a good sweepstakes! Doubly so where books are concerned!
mister_ethan
15. Martha M.
Awesome giveaway!! Hope I win!
Nate the great
16. thDigitalReader
Count me in!

BTW, if you were giving away ebooks then you could let us all have them, not just a lucky few.
Stefan Raets
17. Stefan
The giveaways keep getting better...
mister_ethan
18. Alden Ash
Interesting. Count me in please.
mister_ethan
20. Skaidon
This would be awesome!
mister_ethan
21. Jim Kiley
This sounds like a great thing to win...
mister_ethan
22. Phasmus
I've heard Vinge is a dish best served cold.
Susan Meek
25. smeek1958
My 31st wedding anniversary is this Tuesday. This would be an awesome gift for my husband and I!
mister_ethan
26. Nora-Adrienne Deret
I would love to win Mr. Vinge's books. It would fill out my collection.
mister_ethan
27. ChaoticChris
Please count me in!
Bradley Beek
31. beeker73
I'm deeply saddened that your giveaways are not available to Canadians.
mister_ethan
35. Jimmy Rogers
I've recently discovered Vinge (I actually had a class on his more academic material first before learning of his fiction) and have enjoyed reading through the first few books I've found.

Sign me up!
mister_ethan
36. Stefan Jones
This is a better deal than that $73,000,000 I got from that Nigerian princess.
mister_ethan
37. A.J.
Sounds awesome. I'm in.
Frank Nagy
43. fjnagy
Please bobble me until further notice!
mister_ethan
44. Horchata
Wow, awesome! Count me entered! ;)
Ty Margheim
46. alSeen
One of my favorite authors. Awesome.
mister_ethan
47. Joseph of Diabolik DVD
I've been nothing but delightful so far this year, so surely I've earned this set of books. And I'll share them with orphans, sadsacks and dandy elves. C'mon!
mister_ethan
48. Dan Someone
I would like to win please. kthxbai
mister_ethan
49. Kevin Faulk
I've really wanted to try him out.
Gary Schaper
50. Garyfury
Hmm.

A Fire Upon the Deep
A Deepness in the Sky
Children of the Sky

Does this mean that "Children On Fire" is in the works?
mister_ethan
53. DRickard
I'll take a stab at it
mister_ethan
55. jason 1110
Me! Pick me!
Patrick McGee
57. AeroHudson
I would love to check these out. Thanks!
mister_ethan
58. Bob the Lop
Folks in order to win you need to be able to read.

"To enter, fill out entry on this post beginning at 2:29 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) July 15, 2011."

It isn't time yet.
mister_ethan
59. JeanneG
Very cool!
mister_ethan
61. Casey K
Okay, I'm in!
mister_ethan
63. Benjamin Blattberg
yes, please.
mister_ethan
65. Hobbes_Kat
I'd like a chance. Thanks.
mister_ethan
66. Ed!
Sounds great! :D
mister_ethan
70. peabody81
I love these books, pick me, pick me!
mister_ethan
72. jay hawk
Nice collection!
mister_ethan
73. Lauren J
I'd love to have some free Vernor Vinge, so I'll keep my fingers crossed!
Jordan Barber
78. barberje
Lately I’ve been on a sci fi binge,
but some of this prose makes me cringe,
I’d love to try
A Deepness in the Sky,
so please let me win this set of Vernor Vinge.
mister_ethan
79. dobieprime
I have never read Vinge and I would love to. This would be great to win!
Brian Mann
80. hypnoskills
Wonder if I'll win something before the Singularity hits?
mister_ethan
81. JasonB
count me in!
Michael Fenton
82. mfenton
Who doesn't love a free book contest.
mister_ethan
83. lightkeeper
Sign me up!
mister_ethan
85. jim162065
very cool
mister_ethan
86. Kadere
Getting these would be awesome.
mister_ethan
88. Hilary
Yay! More summer reading!
Marc Muher
89. carpoon
Finding room for them would be a nice problem to have.
mister_ethan
91. Desmond
Count me in, please!
mister_ethan
92. bobcram
Enter me please!
mister_ethan
95. Geoff Weller
I hope to Vinge this one (I'll get my coat)
mister_ethan
96. Micah Joel
Count me in.
mister_ethan
97. Michael Habif
yes please
Laura Conrad
99. laymusic
Yes, I'd like a set of Vernor Vinge books.
mister_ethan
103. TaddyCrow
Another giveaway! So excited!
Nathaniel Gulick
106. PresN
20 sets! I hope I get one this time!
mister_ethan
109. Nathan Shumate
Lo, I have commented!
mister_ethan
110. Feminomaly
She said, I do.
mister_ethan
111. coffeeisforclosersonly
One entry please!
mister_ethan
113. Jexral
I'll try my hand, I suppose. :)
mister_ethan
114. Susan Weinstein
Love Vernor Vinge--especially the amazingly prescient TRUE NAMES.
mister_ethan
116. Bhissong
Pick me!
mister_ethan
117. Miscellaneous Steve
I clicked, I commented. So, where are the books?
mister_ethan
118. JHalsall
All of a sudden this year, our teen patrons are checking out the science fiction books like mad. I'd love to be able to add these to the collection.
mister_ethan
119. dawn the glass beadmaker
I would *love* these....
mister_ethan
120. Michael Dellert
Vernor Vinge is a literary treasure! Love his work!!
mister_ethan
121. Tiffany D
Love me some Vinge :)
mister_ethan
122. Luke B
Vernor Vinge...please oh please
mister_ethan
123. Paul Cutler
Thanks for the contest!
mister_ethan
124. Sherry H
Yes, please!
mister_ethan
125. Matthew T K
My father in law and I bonded first over the singularity. I'd love to share these with him (he's already read them all, so it would just be me catching up!!)
mister_ethan
127. Mike R
Thanks for the contest; here's my comment!
mister_ethan
129. dav
I like contests even though I never win.
mister_ethan
131. Tweet
I'll tweet about this!
mister_ethan
132. cnote56
OMG!!!! I WANTS!!! I WANTS SOOOO BAD I THINK I'M GONNA DIE!!!!!!!!!


EEK!!!!
mister_ethan
135. Algot Runeman
Too long. Too long. I cannot wait.I must wait. I shall wait. I won't be patient, though.
mister_ethan
136. Void2258
Give me some please.
mister_ethan
140. Rich G.
Sigh... I never win at these things, but I keep trying for the ones I'd really love to have.
mister_ethan
141. SueRed
Count me in. Please and thank you.
mister_ethan
142. Jerry Robinette
Totally onboard for this!
mister_ethan
143. JDK
Gimme, gimme, gimme now!
Mark McKibben
145. Manzabar
I've been meaning to go on a Vinge binge and winning this would certainly help out with that...
mister_ethan
146. DavidAP
Alright, let's see if my luck turns around with these sweepstakes.
mister_ethan
147. lkb57
yes please!
mister_ethan
148. Shirley Cochran
Love books and would love to win these!
mister_ethan
149. Renee Hudson
Whoooooo Hooooo..............free is AWEWSOME, especially in today's economy!
mister_ethan
150. nin_shark
AH YES!
mister_ethan
152. spuddylou
free books are always great
Ryan W. Enslow
153. SDoyle
Yeah, comment to enter seems like an acceptably low standard of entry :)
mister_ethan
154. DwightMoody
Does a comment = an entry? Because I don't see a special entry field anywhere.

Anyway, please consider this my entry.
mister_ethan
155. rmbellovin
I want these books.
mister_ethan
157. neko
Vinge Vinge Vinge! He's my favorite author. I need a pack :D
mister_ethan
159. SkyHook
20, I have a chance!
mister_ethan
160. Melissa Proffitt
Wow, that would be a great set to have!
mister_ethan
161. Hugh Brown
I will enter and hopefully win.
Charles Summerhill
162. JanusDreamer
Count me in as well. Need to catch up on my summer reading.
mister_ethan
163. Prominent Nonentity
too tired for witticisms today
mister_ethan
167. Anne Burner
Oooh, this would be great. Sign me up!
mister_ethan
168. C. Steele
Vinge tastic! I'm feeling lucky!
mister_ethan
169. NatalieTor
Me please!
mister_ethan
171. eugaet
Thanks for the contest!
mister_ethan
172. Gwendolynkay
OOOOhhh, cool!
Nicholas Miell
173. NJM
Always a fan of Vernor Vinge
mister_ethan
174. Baramos
Sounds like a plan.
mister_ethan
175. sbass
Sounds good.
Damjan Krsteski
178. damk
Excellent! I'd love to win this. Thanks for doing this, Tor :-)
Lianne Burwell
179. LKBurwell
Nice (and Peace War/Marooned in Realtime are two of my all-time favorite sf books)
mister_ethan
180. Nicoletort
I'd like to enter!
mister_ethan
182. RobL
Vernor Vinge is my favorite author!
Stephen Lyon
183. skaftafell
No rainbows in war
The deepness covers the sky
Peace on the frontier
mister_ethan
184. DIYGene
Pick me! Pick me!
mister_ethan
186. Kevin Granade.
I will hold them and squeeze them and love them an hug them... what? oh yea I'll read them too :)
mister_ethan
187. Roseann M
Love to read & this series sounds very interesting.
mister_ethan
189. joe1111
Looking forward to the new one.
mister_ethan
191. KC_sff
Sweetness. I want in.
mister_ethan
192. Writer1245
Gee, is this it? Does this enter me for the contest or is there some form hiddent so well that I can't find it? Sheesh. I mean I love Tor books Piers and orson Scott are favorites. maybe they're smart enough to figure this out.
mister_ethan
193. Lee Taylor
mmm.more books for my wall. more books to read Vernor Vinge very good Sci Fi
mister_ethan
194. Thien-Kim Lam
This is a new to me author. Can't wait to check the books out!
Sean Pratz
195. Galoot
Seriously? Vinge's readers all reside in the United States?
Corey Parker
197. gandalfinafrica
Thanks for doing this; I've been meaning to start reading Vinge for a while (fingers crossed).
Kristen Templet
202. SF_Fangirl
Easy day ... if I remember to preview and then post the comment.
David Goldfarb
204. David_Goldfarb
I'd like one of the sets, if I'm randomly chosen.
mister_ethan
206. The Ninja
This is shaping up as a great year for SF-- new Mieville, Stross, Martin, Vinge... what else is on the way?
Chris Korhonen
207. chrispin
Can't make it to ComicCon, but I can enter this sweepstakes.
Neal Makely
208. elglin
Working my way through "A Fire Upon the Deep" now, so more Vinge would be welcome.
Kim B
211. Amaranthine
Count me in! I'm about halfway through A Fire Upon the Deep now; it's the first Vernor Vinge I've ever read, and I'm loving it!
Pasi Kallinen
212. paxed
195. Galoot
Seriously? Vinge's readers all reside in the United States?
^ This. Is every giveaway on tor.com going to be sponsored by Macmillan from now on? Because they seem to think there are no people outside of USA.
mister_ethan
213. Laura Wooton
Free books, count me in.
Craig Piercy
214. cpiercy
Finally, something to read while I drink my 20 year old six pack of Vernors Ginger Ale. Sign me up please.
mister_ethan
215. jcwalsh
Today, my luck changes: winning these books will be the symbol that all is in fact well with the universe.
Angus McIntyre
218. angusm
There'll be no Vinging and Vining from me if I Vin.
Steve Taylor
219. teapot7
Why are the contests US only? Shed a tear for the rest of us...
mister_ethan
220. aranapequena
Love it. Count me in!
mister_ethan
221. Chindi
This is brilliant! Please include me in this contest. Thanks
George Baker
222. wraeththu
I always enjoy entering these contests. Would be fun to see what it's like to win one!
mister_ethan
226. Jackie Diprimo
Would love to win these!
mister_ethan
228. RLBrown
Any of these Vernor Vinge books are worthy of a spot on everyone's book shelf.
mister_ethan
231. John Fast
Vinge rules! But what about his classics like Tatja Grimm's World? Or even A Fire Upon the Deep? Why aren't you giving out *complete* collections? (BTW I already have a complete collection so if I win I will donate my winnings to a deserving Canadian.)
mister_ethan
232. DHouston
Awesome! I would LOVE to win this!
mister_ethan
233. l.m. orchard
(So, that was meant to be I (heart) Vernor Vinge. Also, this is not an attempt to double-enter :) )
Ben T-Moore
234. BenTGaidin
I would also quite enjoy winning this collection, if I were so lucky.
mister_ethan
235. mageman
Sweet deal.
Meagan Brorman
236. nutmeag
I loved Rainbows End, so I'm totally up for this. :-)
mister_ethan
238. chromiumman
love vernor vinge!
mister_ethan
239. AlBrown
Can't wait for the new book, Vinge is not prolific (more's the pity) but he always delivers a good read.
Susan Johnson
240. BellaWho
Awesome sweepstakes! Thanks for the chance to win a terrific bundle of books :-)
mister_ethan
241. rachelbeann
Count me in, this looks awesome.
mister_ethan
242. Jonathan Perrine
Oh man, I love Vernor! I wish I could go to Comic-Con with him as I have in years past. My inherited, battered, beloved copy of True Names is sitting on the shelf staring at me right now!
mister_ethan
243. Alexander K.
And thus I throw my hat into the ring.
mister_ethan
244. Johannah
Love to win!!
mister_ethan
245. John F. B.
Vinge for the win!
mister_ethan
247. mstanley
Yes please. Awesome.
mister_ethan
248. GeoffL
Sure, I'm game
christian damian
250. myyth
sounds interesting, i read rainbow's end a while back, looking forward for the next book.
mister_ethan
251. Petar Belic
Looking heavenwards for Children of the Sky! But I can't enter because I'm in Australia...
mister_ethan
252. TCWriter
Pick me, or I'm giving your cell phone numbers to Rupert Murdoch.
mister_ethan
253. RichardS
Count me in too.
mister_ethan
254. Laurraine
I don't want to be left out of this one!
Shayna Reasoner
256. Siryanna
This looks great! Count me in too, please.
mister_ethan
259. The Septuagint
Wow. Done. Count me in.
David Bennett
260. ergowa
I've greatly enjoyed Vinge's works ever since I read True Names and am definitely looking forward to the new book!
mister_ethan
266. Nora Charles
I'd love to win this. Thanks in advance.
mister_ethan
267. Lawrence Mercer
Please make me a winner!
mister_ethan
269. rjwalsh
Comment. Thanks!
mister_ethan
270. Warduke
ME ME ME ME!!!...please?
mister_ethan
271. mejoe
Lived Fire upn the deep... really cool read. :)
mister_ethan
272. Richard Radgoski
I would love to win this...thanks!
mister_ethan
273. Jay Tee
Would love some more Vernor. Thanks for the contest.
mister_ethan
274. Bill 521
Love to have these
mister_ethan
275. Leigh Anne Lindsey
Count me in! My epublishing company is underway publishing the latest in sci-fi/fantasy ebooks. And am a Vernor Vinge fan to the max!
mister_ethan
278. William N Dyer
I'm upset that I don't qualify on the grounds of nationality and I feel that that goes against the spirit of SF.
mister_ethan
279. When They Come For Me
Saw Vinge speak at Boskone last year - amazing intellect! Him and Charlie Stross on a panel together was really a treat. These are must-haves.
mister_ethan
280. Dan A
Yes please!
mister_ethan
282. wandering-dreamer
Commenting!
mister_ethan
283. superhombre
sounds good
mister_ethan
284. Deaf65
Count me in!
mister_ethan
285. tps
Of course, I own all of those books already, but another set would be just fine.
mister_ethan
286. DeafScribe
Vernor Vinge ROCKS!
mister_ethan
288. SIeditor
Yes, please!
Peter Marcantonio
289. pmarcantonio
Can we also receive this collection in ebook format, currently reading deepness in the sky and loving it.
mister_ethan
290. Astro B
Me, please. Please! Please?
mister_ethan
291. Glenn R Bell
Loyal fan of one of the World's greatest SciFi writers. I've pre-ordered his latest and hope this is the start of a resurgence in Vernon Vinge's thought provoking writings!
mister_ethan
293. Reader
Done and done.
mister_ethan
296. nathanbp
Comment.
Sim Tambem
300. Daedos
curses...
mister_ethan
302. ditto
Comment some more! I love his books!
mister_ethan
303. Primalsilicon
Sooo looking forward the the new book!
mister_ethan
305. Duke Briscoe
Randomness strikes again. A nice set of books for me to share with friends.
mister_ethan
306. Neale Carter
Please.
mister_ethan
307. David E.
I have actually read his first book. Very unique SF
mister_ethan
308. Han Jie
Wonderful writer, wonderful books, and a wonderful opportunity. Thanks Tor!!
Chuck Childers
310. cchilders
Just commenting to win before the singularity hits.
mister_ethan
311. Cedar
Vinge just was recommended to me - would be cool to win his books and start reading him!
mister_ethan
312. paul feine
Check out the reason.tv interview with Vernor Vinge:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alxyAeCPits

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