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22 September 2013

Birthday contest winners!

Congratulations to the winners of my birthday contest:

Alina Field

Kristine Nielson

Each wins an award-nominated 2012 science fiction or fantasy paper book of her choice from last week's list.

Thanks to everyone who took part in the contest and in my birthday celebration.

13 September 2013

Birthday contest

As in most years, I'm having a contest to celebrate my birthday. (Birthday number 57, if you must know.) I'm also celebrating my greatly overhauled blog and Website, now combined here on Blogspot.

To enter the contest, type your email address (disguised to fool spammers if you like) in the comment box. You're welcome to leave comments as well. (Have I left something important off from my new Website you want to point out? Please do.)

If you'd like to be on my mailing list, you can fill out the brief form in the red box in the right column or say in a comment to this post that you'd like to be on my mailing list. You will hear from me only when I publish new books and when I have book signings.

The contest ends at 11:59 pm on Saturday, 21 September. On Sunday the 22nd, my husband will draw two names from a hat. Those people will each win her or his choice of a book of fiction that was up for a major science fiction or fantasy award for 2012. Winners who are not U.S. residents will receive an ebook. You don't even have to go look them up; here is a list:

  • 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Nebula, James Tiptree Jr, Locus SF Novel, Hugo)
  • Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson (Locus First Novel, World Fantasy Award)
  • Ancient, Ancient by Kiini Ibura Salaam (James Tiptree Jr)
  • Blackout by Mira Grant (Hugo) 
  • Caliban's War by James S.A. Corey (Locus SF Novel)
  • Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold (Hugo, Locus SF Novel)
  • Crandolin by Anna Tambour (World Fantasy Award)
  • Death and Resurrection by R.A. MacAvoy (Mythopoeic)
  • Digger by Ursula Vernon (Mythopoeic)
  • Firebrand by Ankaret Wells (James Tiptree Jr)
  • Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal [Nebula (disqualified based on a date technicality); Locus Fantasy Novel]
  • Hide Me among the Graves by Tim Powers (Mythopoeic, Locus Fantasy Novel)
  • Ironskin by Tina Connolly (Nebula)
  • Jagannath: Stories by Karin Tidbeck (James Tiptree Jr)
  • Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear (James Tiptree Jr)
  • Redshirts: A novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi (Locus SF Novel, Hugo)
  • Rituals by Roz Kaveney (James Tiptree Jr)
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Locus First Novel)
  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce (World Fantasy Award)
  • The Apocalypse Codex by Charles Stross (Locus Fantasy Novel)
  • The Drowning Girl by Caitlin R. Kiernan (Nebula, Mythopoeic, James Tiptree Jr, Locus Fantasy Novel, World Fantasy Award)
  • The Games by Ted Kosmatka (Locus First Novel)
  • The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks (Locus SF Novel)
  • The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemison (Nebula, World Fantasy Award, Locus Fantasy Novel, Locus Fantasy Novel)
  • "The Weirdstone Trilogy" novels by Alan Garner (Mythopoeic)
  • Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed (Hugo, Nebula, Locus First Novel)
  • Up against It by M.J. Locke (James Tiptree Jr)
  • vN by Madeline Ashby (Locus First Novel)

 [Winner(s) of each award are boldfaced and red.] 

Good luck!