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Jun 13 2013 12:30pm

The Man From Mars Sweepstakes!

In the world of science fiction and fantasy, Ray Palmer is a legend. As the editor of Amazing Stories, he purchased Isaac Asimov's first professional story, jumpstarted the flying saucer and space opera craze, and published the controversial works of Richard Shaver, which you can read about in this excerpt

Out today from Tarcher Books, The Man From Mars is the first biography devoted to Palmer's astonishing career. We've got five hardcover copies for you to win, so comment below to enter!

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, comment on this post beginning at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on June 13, 2013. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 p.m. ET June 17, 2013. Void outside of the 50 US, and DC where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tor.com, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

78 comments
Larry B
1. Larry B
yA! Awesome!!
Larry B
4. Robin D
And Woman are from Venus!!!
Larry B
7. jc1960
What a great learning opportunity. Thanks TOR!
Larry B
10. Michael Ezell
Astonishing!
William S. Higgins
11. higgins
In Palmer's era as editor, Amazing was published in Chicago. As a Chicago SF fan, I'd like to know more about the local history of SF, so this book is up my alley.

In 2000, I helped other fans with a project to produce a map of Chicagoland locations significant to SF, both real and fictional. So it included the Amazing offices, and the residences of L. Frank Baum and Edgar Rice Burroughs, but also the route Kimball Kinnison's ancestor takes as World War III begins, speeding to the rocket interceptor base on his high-speed motorcycle. "Clear Diversey to the Outer Drive, and the Drive south to Gary and north to Waukegan!"
Larry B
13. RLBrown
This one is a keeper!
Larry B
14. George L
This looks great!
Gordon Bingham
16. gordonbingham
SF history is finally getting it's due, at last!
A G
19. grilojoe77
I'm all about free books... I'm ALWAYS all about free books. :)
Larry B
21. dreadbeat
Looks good. I'm in.
Larry B
27. wizard clip
Yes please!
Richard Schatz
28. schatzfam
I assume this book is unrelated to this Man from Mars courtesy of Blondie:

And it comes right down and lands on the ground
And out comes a man from Mars
And you try to run but he's got a gun
And he shoots you dead and he eats your head

And then you're in the man from Mars
You go out at night eatin' cars
You eat Cadillacs, Lincolns too
Mercurys and Subarus
Larry B
31. Story Cottage
interesting ...
Larry B
32. CRAusmus
Awesome. This is a great opportunity. Thank You...
Larry B
33. grimrick
Fingers crossed....
Larry B
34. ncarter
Here's hoping. I'm fascinated by early fandom.
Larry B
35. LouWW
We need more history of sf books like this!
Larry B
39. Sherry Russell
love to win
Larry B
40. Susan Audrey
I have a friend who would tackle me to borrow this book. Thanks for the chance to win!
Larry B
42. Colleen31
This looks interesting. I wanna read it.
bob keck
43. ky2here
Is it Elon Musk? Would love to read this.
Larry B
45. Renee Grandinetti
He sounds like a fascinating person.
Larry B
46. steve makis
Let me win!!! I nvr do :''(
Larry B
48. runner
Groovy Man from Mars!
Larry B
49. Loren Palmer
well now, i am all in!
Larry B
51. Melissa Snyder
Sounds like a very interesting book would love to win.
Larry B
53. Shauntea Crutcher
Looks like an interesting read.
Larry B
54. david basile
looks interesting thanks
Larry B
56. matkeltri
Thanks for the chance!
kathy pease
61. klp1965
Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)
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Carolyn Dileo
63. cbdileo
Oh, this is a book I'll be looking for regardless!
Larry B
64. Buddy Garrett53
It sounds very interesting. Thanks.
Larry B
66. Michelle Tucker
Hubby would so love this! Thanks so much for the giveaway.
Larry B
69. Barbara Stenby
looks great would love to read it
Larry B
73. L Knott
Need some new summer reads. Would enjoy reading this Thanks!!!
Larry B
75. Frank Bragg
Thank You for the chance to win.
David Kidle
76. airforceguy
I'd love to read this and learn more about the man.
Debra Kidle
77. lubelle
I love to read biographies, count me in!
Larry B
79. Michael Kingsley
Please enter my name.

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