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Bloodwitch Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a galley copy of Susan Dennard’s Bloodwitch, available February 12th from Tor Teen!

In the third installment in Dennard’s Witchlands series, Bloodwitch Aeduan has teamed up with the Threadwitch Iseult and the magical girl Owl to stop a bloodthirsty horde of raiders preparing to destroy a monastery that holds more than just faith. But to do so, he must confront his own father, and his past.

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Safehold Series Sweepstakes!

With new alliances forged and old regimes fractured, Merlin—the cybernetic avatar of Earth’s last survivor and immortal beacon to humanity—and the colonies of Safehold have many adventures ahead in Through Fiery Trials, the continuation of David Weber’s New York Times bestselling military science fiction series—available January 8th from Tor Books! And we want to send you the other 9 books in the Safehold series!

Those on the side of progressing humanity through advanced technology have finally triumphed over their oppressors. The unholy war between the small but mighty island realm of Charis and the radical, luddite Church of God’s Awaiting has come to an end.

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Black Leopard, Red Wolf Sweepstakes!

We want to send you an advance reader’s copy of Marlon James’s Black Leopard, Red Wolf, available February 5th from Riverhead Books! And these are no ordinary advance copies—they come in a fuzzy slipcase!

Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: “He has a nose,” people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard.

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The City in the Middle of the Night Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a galley copy of Charlie Jane Anders’ The City in the Middle of the Night, available February 12 from Tor Books!

“If you control our sleep, then you can own our dreams… And from there, it’s easy to control our entire lives.”

January is a dying planet—divided between a permanently frozen darkness on one side, and blazing endless sunshine on the other. Humanity clings to life, spread across two archaic cities built in the sliver of habitable dusk.

But life inside the cities is just as dangerous as the uninhabitable wastelands outside.

Sophie, a student and reluctant revolutionary, is supposed to be dead, after being exiled into the night. Saved only by forming an unusual bond with the enigmatic beasts who roam the ice, Sophie vows to stay hidden from the world, hoping she can heal.

But fate has other plans—and Sophie’s ensuing odyssey and the ragtag family she finds will change the entire world.

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The Ruin of Kings Goodie Box Sweepstakes!

Jenn Lyons’ The Ruin of Kings, the start of a new epic fantasy series from Tor Books, is available February 5th—but we’ve got some nifty goodie boxes to give away, and each includes a galley! Five lucky readers will get an early crack at the book—along with a pint glass, a special letter, a small bag of gems, and a bookmark.

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The Last Unicorn: The Lost Journey Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a copy of Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn: The Lost Journey, available now from Tachyon Publications!

Beagle first imagined his beloved heroine when he was 23, half a decade before she sprang into the world. Now the Last Unicorn’s fantastical origins are recaptured in this lovely commemorative hardcover. Here you will discover the 85-page genesis of Beagle’s masterpiece, his own wry musings upon his early career, charming original illustrations, and tributes from modern fantasy legends Patrick Rothfuss and Carrie Vaughn.

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Firefly: Big Damn Sweepstakes!

Two new Firefly books are now available from Titan: Firefly: Big Damn Hero by James Lovegrove, and Monica Valentinelli’s Firefly Encyclopedia. To celebrate, we want to send you both books!

In Big Damn Hero, Captain Malcolm Reynolds is kidnapped by a bunch of embittered veteran Browncoats who suspect him of sabotaging the Independents during the war. As the rest of the crew struggle to locate him, Mal is placed on trial for his life, fighting compelling evidence that someone did indeed betray them to the Alliance all those years ago. As old comrades and old rivals crawl out of the woodwork, Mal must prove his innocence, but his captors are desperate and destitute, and will settle for nothing less than the culprit’s blood.

The Firefly Encyclopedia is a lavish guide to Joss Whedon’s much-loved creation. The book includes a detailed timeline of events, in-depth character studies from Badger to Zoe, a guide to the science of the show, and sections of script with accompanying notes from the author. Alongside all of this are countless images of the characters, ships, weapons, props and sets. This is a must-have item for all fans of the ‘Verse.

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Rivers of London Series Sweepstakes!

The seventh book in Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London urban fantasy series, Lies Sleeping, is available November 20th from DAW—and to celebrate, we want to send you a set of the whole series from DAW and Del Rey!

The Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud, and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring him to justice.

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Beyond the Sixth Extinction Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a copy of Shawn Sheehy and Jordi Solano’s Beyond the Sixth Extinction: A Post-Apocalyptic Pop-Up, available now from Candlewick Press!

Whether or not we know it, the sixth global extinction is already under way, propelled not by a meteor but by human activity on Earth. Take a long step forward into the year 4847 with the help of stunning pop-ups portraying eight fantastical creatures, along with spreads and flaps presenting details about each one. Paper engineer Shawn Sheehy envisions the aftermath of extinction as a flourishing ecosystem centered around fictional creatures that could evolve from existing organisms. Promising high appeal for science-fiction fans of all ages—and plenty of food for discussion—this evolutionary extravaganza offers a time line of the six extinction events in Earth’s history, a “field guide” to each creature, a diagram of species relationships, a habitat map of the (imagined) ruins of Chicago, and an illuminating author’s note.

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A Memory Called Empire Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a galley copy of Arkady Martine’s A Memory Called Empire, available March 26th from Tor Books!

Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining Station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn’t an accident—or that Mahit might be next to die, during a time of political instability in the highest echelons of the imperial court.

Now, Mahit must discover who is behind the murder, rescue herself, and save her Station from Teixcalaan’s unceasing expansion—all while navigating an alien culture that is all too seductive, engaging in intrigues of her own, and hiding a deadly technological secret—one that might spell the end of her Station and her way of life—or rescue it from annihilation.

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Jane Yolen Prize Pack Sweepstakes!

Jane Yolen has two books coming out in the next week—Finding Baba Yaga, available October 30th from Tor.com Publishing, and How to Fracture a Fairy Tale, available November 5th from Tachyon! To celebrate, we want to send you a copy of each of these books, along with a copy of her classic Briar Rose, which was recently reissued by Tor!

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Breaker of Empires Series Sweepstakes!

Restless Lightning, the second book in Richard Baker’s military science fiction series Breaker of Empires, is available October 23rd from Tor Books—and to celebrate, we want to send you a copy of it along with a copy of the first book in the series, Valiant Dust!

Lieutenant Sikander North has avoided an outright court martial and finds himself assigned to a remote outpost in the crumbling, alien Tzoru Empire—where the navy sends trouble-makers to be forgotten. When Sikander finds himself in the middle of an alien uprising, he, once again, must do the impossible: smuggle an alien ambassador off-world, break a siege, and fight the irrational prejudice of his superior officers. The odds are against his success, and his choices could mean disgrace—or redemption.

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City of Broken Magic Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a galley copy of Mirah Bolender’s City of Broken Magic, available November 20th from Tor Books!

Five hundred years ago, magi created a weapon they couldn’t control. An infestation that ate magic—and anything else it came into contact with. Enemies and allies were equally filling.

Only an elite team of non-magical humans, known as sweepers, can defuse and dispose of infestations before they spread. Most die before they finish training.

Laura, a new team member, has stayed alive longer than most. Now, she’s the last—and only—sweeper standing between the city and a massive infestation.

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