YES a very merry book birthday to it and to me. This is exciting. You can pick it up here, and not only can you do that, but after you do you can get its prequel Line and Orbit (which Publisher’s Weekly very kindly called “phenomenal”) for only $.99 over here. So that’s like… That’s a lotta book, man. That’s a pretty great deal.
In case you’re not familiar with Fall and Rising, here’s a nifty explanatory blurb:
Adam Yuga is on the run. Three months ago, a miracle saved him from the deadly genetic illness that threatens the entire population of his former home, the Protectorate. Now he and his lover Lochlan are searching for a way to heal his people. When they receive a mysterious coded message promising hope, they make a desperate grab for it, and are imprisoned—by the very race they want to save.
On Lochlan’s distant homeship, a young pilot named Nkiruka faces an agonizing choice: stay with her lover Satya and live a life of happy obscurity, or become the spiritual leader—and the last and only hope—for the Bideshi. Nkiruka doesn’t want to lose Satya, but worse, she fears she lacks the strength to carry anyone through the coming storm, let alone her entire people.
Threads of chance and destiny draw the three together. With the fates of civilizations in their hands, they prepare for a final conflict that might be their only chance for survival—or that might destroy them all.
I’m also doing a blog tour over the next few days, during which you’ll have a chance to win not only copies of the book (one of them paperback and signed) but two book-inspired bracelets I made, with stone, copper, wood, agate, and glass. Here’s them:
So YEAH. Today is a pretty good day. Watch for more.
Today (really technically yesterday at this point) marks the first day of the Great Ravenfall giveaway, wherein I’ll be giving away four sets of Crowflight and Ravenfall – the first two books in the Casting the Bones trilogy – as well as four separate thematic bracelets.
This round’s bracelet is “Blood and Moonlight”, made laboriously by hand by me:
“Blood and Moonlight” – August 10
AND THIS ROUND’S WINNER IS: Brad! Yaaaaaaaaaay Brad
If you didn’t win this time around, you’ll get three more chances before the final drawing on the 16th. And if you haven’t entered yet, you certainly still can right here (scroll to the bottom for the entry form).
Ravenfall comes out this week on the 6th, so I want to celebrate by giving things away, because it pleases me to do so. Starting on the 10th and running through the 16th, I’ll be drawing a name every other day; that person will win free copies of Crowflight and Ravenfall in your choice of ebook formats, and the bracelet (made by me) marked below.
all together now!
“Blood and Moonlight” – August 10
“The Lady’s Silver” – August 12
“Wing and Bone” – August 14
“Flight to the Stars” – August 16
Enter below! Promise I will not use your contact info for any sinister demon-summoning rituals.
And you can get the trade paperback edition here and the ebook edition – in all formats of the rainbow – here.
You can also still enter to win it here and here. The former ends at midnight tonight; the latter ends on the 16th.
It took a lot of work to put this thing together (I am literally obsessive about details), and it’s the result of two years of writing. I hope you pick it up, and I hope you like it, and regardless of whether or not you do, I hope you review it at the place of your choice. When you don’t have a marketing department behind you – or when your marketing department is you – it matters so much to have readers help you out. So thank you. You are best.
I’m already doing a Goodreads giveaway for my essay collection over here, but obviously not everyone is a Goodreads member, so I wanted to give those people a shot too. Enter below to win a signed copy of the trade paperback of A Brief History of the Future, plus the ebook in your choice of format. I got my galley proof of the paperback today and except for a few very minor formatting tweaks, it looks pretty great. Am pleased.
Long story short: GIVE ME CONTACT INFO, GET FREE BOOK MAYBE
I’ll draw a winner on July 1st, when the book gets released.
Just a heads up: IF BY ANY CHANCE YOU WANTED TO GET A FREE PAPERBACK COPY OF LINE AND ORBIT that just so happens to be a thing you can now do in not one but TWO(!!) places. They are as follows:
- HERE. This copy happens to also be signed by both me and my co-author.
- GOODREADS. (sadly closed to anyone outside of Canada and the US)
Both end on February 4th, which is the date of the book’s release. And I suppose no law necessarily prohibits you from signing up in both places. Except maybe South Dakota. Might be illegal in South Dakota.
This time next month, the trade paperback edition of Line and Orbit will be available to purchase. Isn’t that exciting? But wait!! YOU DON’T NECESSARILY HAVE TO PAY FOR YOUR OWN COPY. Because I’m giving one away, you see (one of those pictured up there, oh they are so pretty). And even BETTER: it will be signed by me and my lovely co-author.
Want to enter? Simply fill out this handy form. I promise to guard with my very life, and completely forget, via extensive sessions of hypnosis, all of your personal information as soon as the contest is over. At midnight on February 4th, the contest will end, and I will select one lucky person.
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As promised, I’m giving away a copy of my new book Crowflight! To enter, just fill in the form below, and I’ll draw a winner at random after October 13th.
If you want to find out more about the book itself, clicky. If you want to read the first chapter, clicky. And of course, if you actually end up spending money on the book, that is incredibly awesome and so much appreciated.
Go! Enter! Free! Yay!
Now that We See a Different Frontier has been released – and is getting some fantastic critical response, some of which you can read about here, as well as Aliette de Bodard’s mini review here – it seems to me that it might be a good idea to give a free copy of it away to you lovely people. So enter below and in two weeks (September 18) I’ll select one person at random to receive a copy of the ebook in their choice of formats.
And of course, if you do win the book, we definitely appreciate reviews on it on Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, etc. This is truly a fantastic anthology – we need to get the word out that it exists, in addition to being awesome. ToC is below.
- Preface by Aliette de Bodard
- Introduction by Fabio Fernandes
- The Arrangement of Their Parts, Shweta Narayan
- Pancho Villa’s Flying Circus, Ernest Hogan
- Them Ships, Silvia Moreno-Garcia
- Old Domes, J.Y. Yang
- A Bridge of Words, Dinesh Rao
- The Gambiarra Effect, Fabio Fernandes *
- Droplet, Rahul Kanakia
- Lotus, Joyce Chng
- Dark Continents, Lavie Tidhar
- A Heap of Broken Images, Sunny Moraine
- Fleet, Sandra McDonald
- Remembering Turinam, N.A. Ratnayake
- Vector, Benjanun Sriduangkaew
- I Stole the D.C.’s Eyeglass, Sofia Samatar
- Forests of the Night, Gabriel Murray
- What Really Happened in Ficandula, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
- Critical afterword by Ekaterina Sedia