Book Giveaway: Terra (19/8/2013)

Last week I was on holiday and did like ALMOST NO WORK AT ALL. Almost. I’ll put some photos up and maybe some words at some point about our time in Jordan but it’s too soon right now except to say that the country is lovely, the people are friendly and it’s basically the Switzerland of the Middle East. It might be surrounded by Bad Shit right now but there’s no sign of it crossing the borders that I could see. Maybe it’s because they don’t have any oil to fight over.

This week’s book giveaway is Terra by Mitch Benn. First reviews off google are here and here. I haven’t read it myself (comic SF not really my thing – I tried to read Hitchhiker again recently and it ^h^h I’ll just not say anything).

Anyway, I have a signed copy to give away courtesy of Gollancz. Usual deal – comment on this post before August 24th  and I’ll randomly select a lucky victim for a free copy of the series.

This week we’re playing SF Supermarket. So you need your comment to come up with something to do with SF and the comments have to be in alphabetical order. So for example, A is for Android,  B is for Bloody Hell, Lasers Are Not Visible In A Vacuum, etc… You get the picture. If you don’t play the game, your entry is VOID. HAHAHAHAHAAAAA.

Anyway, to enter the competition, you have to play the game. You can enter as may times as you like but I’ll count the first two entries – the rest are just for fun and showing off.  Extra points for humour and originality and just for once I’ll throw in an Angry Dragons mug if you make me laugh, smirk or otherwise amuse me.

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.


35 Responses to “Book Giveaway: Terra (19/8/2013)”

  1. Adrian Marley says:

    Count me in! Please.

  2. Stephen Deas says:

    No! I won’t unless you play the game :-p

  3. Jason Mumford says:

    A is for Aliens who always seem to be intergalactic lords of somewhere

  4. Ade Couper says:

    S is for ship’s engineer- “The engines cannae tak it cap’n”!

  5. Mango Heroics says:

    B is for BEM (Bug-Eyed Monsters) who appeared regularly in early fictional works on Others from Outer Space. Gives whole new meaning to “writing the other” I guess.

  6. Alice Myers says:

    C is for Commander.

  7. Raj Bhaskar says:

    D is for dragons, which are totally SF (according to Anne McCaffrey, anyway).

  8. Chris Limb says:

    E is for Eschaton, the end of time (a popular topic in SF) and also the name of a pair of novels by Charles Stross

  9. Jana says:

    F is for Fahrenheit 451 – if you like your science fiction to be of the dystopian variety.

  10. Peter says:

    G is for Gravity. The cause of many an SF alien to be unimaginatively tall and thin/small and squat.

  11. Kris Green says:

    H is for Hologram. Because the future has holograms.

  12. Edwin says:

    I is for Isaac Asimov

  13. Aaron Williamsq says:

    J is for Jupiter

  14. Pip Hughes says:

    K is for Philip K Dick

  15. Will Bryan says:

    L is for Logan’s Run

  16. paul walsh says:

    M is for mind boggling technology :-)

  17. Tony Gurney says:

    N is for nano-bots taking over the Enterprise.

  18. NickPheas says:

    O is for a venerable author who we really wish would stop saying painfully embarrassing things about Teh Gayz or President Obama.

  19. Joe Wood says:

    O is for Outer Space where some stories take place.

  20. Joe Wood says:

    P is for Pew Pew which is the sound all laser guns make when you are 5 years old.

  21. NickPheas says:

    Q is for the Queen of Mars, who looks inexplicably human and drop dead gorgeous, despite all the male martians looking like six limbed ape creatures.

  22. sarah w says:

    A is for arrrgghh which what a red shirt somewhere is currently saying.As once again they are used for target practice

  23. Chris Surridge says:

    R is for Rama, with which we Rendezvous.

  24. Chris Surridge says:

    S is for ‘Slippery’ Jim di Griz, the Stainless Steel Rat

  25. Louis Strong says:

    T is for Tractor Beam

  26. Ian Taylor says:

    U is for Universe, in which most SF stories are set.

  27. Tony says:

    V is for the Void, which sucks up alien spacecraft.

  28. Matt Nicholson says:

    V is for Vacuum, exposure to which may variously cause explosive decompression, freeze you solid or just bug your eyes out and mess your hair up a bit. Depends who you listen to. Either way, it’s a handy way to dispose of unwanted marauding aliens.

  29. Julian Warren says:

    W is for Wandering which we’ll do among the stars.

  30. Ade Couper says:

    X is for X-rays: still in use in ship’s hospitals…

  31. Graham Moonie-Dalton says:

    Z is for Zachariah, obviously

  32. Clive Howe says:

    Y is for youngsters, who always seem to have special powers these days !!

  33. Graham Moonie-Dalton says:

    A is for Arisian, all-seeing aliens and allies of man

  34. George says:

    B is for Iain M Banks. Master of sci if and creator of The Culture. Gone but not forgotten.

  35. Stephen says:

    The gods of Random choose Alice!

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