Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Giveaway! "Wireless" by Charles Stross

Thanks to Ace Books I have a copy of Wireless by Charles Stross to offer for giveaway. Book Description Prolific novelist Stross pauses to collect short stories that have not (yet) been stitched up into his longer work. Stories that move the U.S.–U.S.S.R. conflict onto a massive disk in another galaxy (Locus Award–winner Missile Gap), offer a spam-filter solution to the Fermi paradox (MAXOS) and suggest clever bargains with the devil in a newly frozen Scotland (Snowball's Chance) demonstrate Stross's ability to crisscross genres, blending SF, fantasy, horror and espionage. He also pays homage to his literary forebears, combining Lovecraft and the Iran-Contra scandal (The Colder War) and bringing in Carl Sagan and Stephen Jay Gould as characters. Though individual pieces are well-done and deservedly popular, the collection has an overall sense of early drafts and reworkings of other pieces, as with Trunk and Disorderly, a P.G. Wodehouse–on–Mars test run for 2008's Saturn's Children. To enter, just enter your information into the form below and it will be automatically sent to me. Fill out all the fields or I cannot accept the entry. If you make a mistake on the entry (wrong name, address etc,) just send me an email at sqt1969(at)gmail(dot)com and let me know and I'll make sure the entry is still good. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Open everywhere. Contest ends Wednesday July 29th. **Contest Closed**

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