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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!


Unknown said...

I love your revamped site, Shauna!! FABULOUS! And Happy Birthday!

Charles Gramlich said...

It looks very cool.

kainja at hotmail dot com

Lori said...

Happy Birthday!!! Site looks great.

ctymice at gmail dot com

ninthmuse (roz m) said...

Happy Birthday!

DIGGER is a fabulous graphic novel omnibus :)

Mountains Majesty by HeideMarie said...

Shauna, I love the look of your revamped site and it is easy to navigate, which I find important since I usually have my head in the clouds and am not paying attention to details! What do you expect from a fantasy geek? Hugs for your birthday. You are better for the greater experiences, not just older! magicheide at gmail dot com

Kitty Bucholtz said...

Happy Birthday, Shauna! Your new web site looks great!

kittyrosebucholtz at yahoo dot com

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Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Shauna! Aren't you supposed to *get* presents on your birthday? ;)

angelamyron AT gmail DOT com

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, Shauna. Love the site. Red is definitely your color.

Unknown said...

The website looks great, Shauna and so do you! Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Shauna

Here is my email for the contest entry:

todd (dot) glasscock (at) google dot com

Found your site today from Resources for Science Fiction website, while casually looking at the birthdays section.

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday! The new site looks great.

Proleary1 at gmail

Polter-Cow said...

Happy birthday! Thank you for giving US the gifts.

poltrcow at comcast dot net

Jae Lerer said...

Nothing like a contest to stop me from being a lurker. Happy Birthday!

chibi.jae at gmail

Regina said...

Happy Birthday!

Strikerpw at hotmail dot com

kristine N said...

Hmm, I'm going to guess I'm too late, but happy birthday! What a fabulous idea to celebrate.

kristine dot nielson at gmail

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday!
I hope I'm not too late.
cuentosparaalgernon at gmail dot com

Starbuck O'Shea said...

Happy birthday, Shauna!

May you enjoy your birthday. Your gift-giving is very sweet, and much appreciated.

And I like the red too. It's pretty. 8)



fairhair at gmail dot com

Cathy said...

happy birthday!

bryghtrose at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

The new site looks great. Abryce50 at Gmail dot com

Unknown said...

The new site looks great. Abryce50 at Gmail dot com

Midu Hadi said...

Happy birthday!

Shauna Roberts said...

Thank you, everyone, for dropping by and entering the contest to celebrate my birthday. I appreciate your feedback on my new Website, and thanks for all the birthday wishes.

The winners of the contest are ALINA FIELD and KRISTINE NIELSON. Congratulations!

ALINA, you did not leave your email address. I'll try to track you down, but if you see this message first, please contact me at ShaunaRoberts [at] ShaunaRoberts [dot] com or by using the contact form at the right side of the blog.

Everyone else, if I cannot get in touch with Alina, I'll have my husband draw another name from the hat.