It’s the first of May! Holy crap, where did the time go? Seems like not too long ago, there were 4-foot high snowdrifts on the side of the road along my street.
Oh, wait, that really was only about a month ago…
Anyway, to celebrate the fact that the weather is considerably better than it used to be (I say as a thunderstorm rumbles closer), I have a giveaway to announce! A copy of Rjurik Davidson’s Unwrapped Sky, generously offered by Tor Books!
Description: A hundred years ago, the Minotaurs saved Caeli-Amur from conquest. Now, three very different people may hold the keys to the city’s survival.
Once, it is said, gods used magic to create reality, with powers that defied explanation. But the magic—or science, if one believes those who try to master the dangers of thaumaturgy—now seems more like a dream. Industrial workers for House Technis, farmers for House Arbor, and fisher folk of House Marin eke out a living and hope for a better future. But the philosopher-assassin Kata plots a betrayal that will cost the lives of godlike Minotaurs; the ambitious bureaucrat Boris Autec rises through the ranks as his private life turns to ashes; and the idealistic seditionist Maximilian hatches a mad plot to unlock the vaunted secrets of the Great Library of Caeli-Enas, drowned in the fabled city at the bottom of the sea, its strangeness visible from the skies above.
In a novel of startling originality and riveting suspense, these three people, reflecting all the hopes and dreams of the ancient city, risk everything for a future that they can create only by throwing off the shackles of tradition and superstition, as their destinies collide at ground zero of a conflagration that will transform the world… or destroy it.
~ 1 entry per person
~ Open to US and Canada only (sorry, non-North American readers!)
~ To enter, just leave a comment on this post. Bonus points for witty or funny comments, or something that brightens my day.
~ Contest runs from now until 11:59 PM PST on Sunday May 4, 2014.
The winner will have 24 hours to reply to me with their mailing address, which I will then pass on to the publisher so they can mail the book. If there’s no reply after 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
So what are you waiting for? Start a-commenting!