Book Giveaway: Land of the Headless/Swiftly (14/10/2013)

Last week was a desperately lazy week in which not a lot got done. News? Nah. Still waiting on a couple of announcements for new projects that are already in their editing stage, though – the Sekkrit Projekt and a piece of historical crime fiction. I was supposed to write another Bulldog Drummond novella for Piqwiq last week and then this week being a lazy sod, so I guess that’s now this week. Ho Hum. Also not at all helped by the great iPhone-rain interface disaster. Yes, folks, iPhones do not like being used in heavy rain. Given that I took my previous phone swimming by accident, maybe I just shouldn’t be allowed to have one. Meanwhile the topic of authors reading and commenting on reviews of their work keep bugging me because I keep seeing and being shown things in Dragon Queen that I hadn’t consciously realised were there. I may write something about that once I get this novella out of the way.

Anyway, this week’s giveaway is a double-header, meaning there will be two winners. Yay! Cheer, damn you! I have two old Adam Roberts novels: Swiftly and Land of the Headless up for grabs. Adam’s one of these authors who quietly gets around quite a bit and he finally won some award recognition this year for Jack Glass. I haven’t read Jack Glass but Yellow Blue Tibia was one of my favourite books of the year a few years back.

Usual deal – comment on this post before October 21st  and I’ll randomly select two lucky victims for a free copy of the books (one each). Now if you don’t follow Adam on Twitter then you won’t know this, but he has quite a fondness for puns. Frequently very bad puns. So this week, your challenge is to come up with a pun. The gods of random will judge the two best puns. If you want some inspiration, go follow @arrroberts on Twitter. You won’t have to wait long.

Although, though no one has yet complained about how long it takes me to get to the post office and post things, it can take a while and if you live abroad then it can take even longer. Sorry about that, but they do get there eventually. Well, so far. Recent winners,my backlog is cleared and they’re all in the post.


15 Responses to “Book Giveaway: Land of the Headless/Swiftly (14/10/2013)”

  1. Romeo Kennedy says:

    Its like that song by Be Bop Deluxe, Love Is Swift Arro-s!

  2. Romeo Kennedy says:

    God that was terrible

  3. Ade Couper says:

    If you find the books funny, could you e called a laughing Jack Glass…..? (I’m here all week…..!)

  4. David Hartley says:

    There is snow way you guys will win with puns like that

  5. paul walsh says:

    The second book is head and shoulders above the competition … wait ..

  6. Josh says:

    Puns are difficult things to pin down. Some are weasily easy to spot and others are stoatally different.

  7. Ghryswald says:

    If you’ve seen one shopping center, you’ve seen a mall.

  8. Jacqui says:

    Not my own work I grant you but…

  9. Kev McVeigh says:

    Adam Roberts’jokes absolutely stink. He’s a pun gent.

  10. David W. Jones says:

    Needling him, the seamstress said, “Ahem.”

  11. David W. Jones says:

    You can’t win a mall unless someone bets it in the game.

  12. Will Bryan says:

    Although Nobelists tend to have dynamite personalities, Niels was a Bohr, and Linus was a Pauling.

  13. Stephen Deas says:

    John and Ghryswald win this week.

  14. Ghryswald says:

    Oooh! Shiny! Thanks! Exclamation!

  15. Stephen Deas says:

    I did enjoy the rest of them too :-)

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