Maze Master Sweepstakes!

Maze Master by Kathleen O'Neal Gear

We want to send you a copy of Kathleen O’Neal Gear’s apocalyptic thriller Maze Master, available now from St. Martin’s Press!

LucentB is a retrovirus that’s inevitable, unstoppable, and utterly catastrophic for humanity. The US government believes the only person who can find the cure is the geneticist who tried to warn them about it and then disappeared: James Hakari. They assign the task of finding him to his former student Anna Asher, who in turn recruits paleographer and religious studies scholar Dr. Martin Nadai.

The brilliant but insane geneticist is leaving clues for Anna and Martin to follow, showing he’s truly earned his students’ nickname for him: the Maze Master. The search takes Anna and Martin around the world and into a warzone they never imagined.

Maze Master‘s LucentB is based off of the real retrovirus HERV-K, which has caused several plagues over the past 75,000 years, ...

Tor.com 10th Anniversary Pint Glass Sweepstakes!

Stubby pint glass

Tor.com turns 10 years old this week, and to celebrate, we want to send you a present! Ten lucky readers will each receive one of these nifty Stubby the Rocket pint glasses—perfect for toasting our birthday (or other happy occasion) and reading the free ebook collection of some of our best articles. With the beverage of your choosing, naturally.

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The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins Sweepstakes!

The graphic novel adaptation of the podcast The Adventure Zone is available today from First Second Books! To celebrate, we want to send you a copy of The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins, along with a set of fun postcards and trading cards!

Welcome to the Adventure Zone!

SEE! The illustrated exploits of three lovable dummies set loose in a classic fantasy adventure!

READ! Their journey from small-time bodyguards to world-class artifact hunters!

MARVEL! At the sheer metafictional chutzpah of a graphic novel based on a story created in a podcast where three dudes and their dad play a tabletop role playing game in real time!

Join Taako the elf wizard, Merle the dwarf cleric, and Magnus the human warrior for an adventure they are poorly equipped to handle AT BEST, guided (“guided”) by their snarky DM, in a graphic novel that, like the smash-hit podcast it’s based ...

Wonderbook Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a copy of Jeff VanderMeers’s revised and expanded Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction, available now from Abrams!

Wonderbook has become the definitive guide to writing science fiction and fantasy by offering an accessible, example-rich approach that emphasizes the importance of playfulness as well as pragmatism. It also exploits the visual nature of genre culture and employs bold, full-color drawings, maps, renderings, and visualizations to stimulate creative thinking. On top of all that, the book features sidebars and essays from some of the biggest names working in the field today, including George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, and Karen Joy Fowler.

For the fifth anniversary of the original publication, Jeff VanderMeer has added an additional 50 pages of diagrams, illustrations, and writing exercises creating the ultimate volume of inspiring advice that is also a stunning and inspiring object.

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Innsmouth Legacy Sweepstakes!

The second book in Ruthanna Emrys’ Innsmouth Legacy series, Deep Roots, is out today from Tor.com Publishing—and to celebrate, we want to send you a galley of the book, along with a copy of Winter Tide!

Innsmouth Legacy confronts H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos head-on, boldly upturning his fear of the unknown with a heart-warming story of found family, acceptance, and perseverance in the face of human cruelty and the cosmic apathy of the universe. Emrys brings together a family of outsiders, bridging the gaps between the many people marginalized by the homogenizing pressure of 1940s America.

Aphra Marsh, descendant of the People of the Water, has survived Deep One internment camps and made a grudging peace with the government that destroyed her home and exterminated her people on land. Deep Rootscontinues Aphra’s journey to rebuild her life and family on land, as she tracks down long-lost relatives. ...

Audiobook Month Prize Pack Sweepstakes!

June is audiobook month, and to celebrate, we’ve got a prize pack that’ll keep you listening for hours and hours!

One lucky reader listener will receive a copy of each of the following on CD from Macmillan Audio:

  • Dune by Frank Herbert, read by Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, Simon Vance and cast!
  • Death Doesn’t Bargain by Sherrilyn Kenyon, read by Holter Graham!
  • Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson, read by Kate Reading and Michael Kramer!
  • and The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan, read by Kate Reading and Michael Kramer!

(The Eye of the World is in a nifty, very vintage-looking giant package. Just sayin’. You probably want this.)

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Machineries of Empire Sweepstakes!

The third book in Yoon Ha Lee’s Machineries of Empire trilogy, Revenant Gun, is now available from Titan—and to celebration, we want to send you a set of all three books in the series: Ninefox GambitRaven Stratagem, and Revenant Gun!

When Shuos Jedao wakes up for the first time, several things go wrong. His few memories tell him that he’s a seventeen-year-old cadet—but his body belongs to a man decades older. Hexarch Nirai Kujen orders Jedao to reconquer the fractured hexarchate on his behalf even though Jedao has no memory of ever being a soldier, let alone a general. Surely a knack for video games doesn’t qualify you to take charge of an army?

Soon Jedao learns the situation is even worse. The Kel soldiers under his command may be compelled to obey him, but they hate him thanks to a massacre he can’t remember committing. ...

City of Lies Sweepstakes!

City of Lies by Sam Hawke

We want to send you a galley copy of Sam Hawke’s City of Lies, available July 3rd from Tor Books! Read an excerpt from the book here.

I was seven years old the first time my uncle poisoned me…

Outwardly, Jovan is the lifelong friend of the Chancellor’s charming, irresponsible Heir. Quiet. Forgettable. In secret, he’s a master of poisons and chemicals, trained to protect the Chancellor’s family from treachery. When the Chancellor succumbs to an unknown poison and an army lays siege to the city, Jovan and his sister Kalina must protect the Heir and save their city-state.

But treachery lurks in every corner, and the ancient spirits of the land are rising…and angry.

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Lady Astronaut Prize Pack Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a galley copy of Mary Robinette Kowal’s The Calculating Stars, available July 3rd from Tor Books—and a galley copy of its sequel, The Fated Sky!

On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States, including Washington D.C. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space, and requires a much larger share of humanity to take part in the process.

Elma York’s experience as a WASP pilot and mathematician earns her a place in the International Aerospace Coalition’s attempts to put man on the moon, as a calculator. But with so many skilled and experienced women pilots and scientists involved with the program, ...

Denver Moon Prize Pack Sweepstakes!

Denver Moon is a new multimedia series from Hex Publishers—and to introduce you to Denver and her world, we want to send you a prize pack of books, music, and more!

Two lucky readers will each receive:

  • a copy of the novella Denver Moon: The Minds of Mars
  • issues one and two of the Denver Moon comics
  • the Denver Moon soundtrack
  • a Denver Moon T-shirt
  • and a Denver Moon sticker!

Once considered humanity’s future home, Mars hasn’t worked out like anybody hoped. Plagued by crime and a terraforming project that’s centuries from completion, Mars is a red hell.

Denver Moon, P.I., works the dark underbelly of Mars City. In Denver Moon: The Minds of Mars, Denver discovers a cryptic message left by Tatsuo Moon, Mars City co-founder and Denver’s grandfather. The same grandfather who died two decades ago.

Twenty-year-old revelations force Denver on a quest for truth, but ...

Legendary Prize Pack Sweepstakes!

Legendary, the sequel to Stephanie Garber’s Caraval, is available today from Flatiron Books—and to celebrate, we want to send you a prize pack! Three lucky readers will each receive copies of Legendary and Caraval, a poster, a set of buttons, and a chocolate!

After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.

The only chance of uncovering Legend’s identity is to win Caraval, so Tella throws herself into the legendary competition once more—and into the path of the murderous heir to the throne, a doomed love story, and a web of secrets ...

Hannu Rajaniemi Prize Pack Sweepstakes!

Hannu Rajaniemi’s new novel, Summerland, is available June 26th from Tor Books—and to celebrate, we want to send you a galley copy of the novel, along with a copy of each of the three books in Rajaniemi’s Jean le Flambeur trilogy!

In Summerland, loss is a thing of the past. Murder is obsolete. Death is just the beginning.

In 1938, death is no longer feared but exploited. Since the discovery of the afterlife, the British Empire has extended its reach into Summerland, a metropolis for the recently deceased.

Yet Britain isn’t the only contender for power in this life and the next. The Soviets have spies in Summerland, and the technology to build their own god.

When SIS agent Rachel White gets a lead on one of the Soviet moles, blowing the whistle puts her hard-earned career at risk. The spy has friends in high places, and she ...

Queens of Renthia Sweepstakes!

The final book in Sarah Beth Durst’s Queens of Renthia trilogy, The Queen of Sorrow, is available May 15th from Harper Voyager—and to celebrate, we want to send you a set of all three books in the series!

Queen Daleina has yearned to bring peace and prosperity to her beloved forest home—a hope that seemed doomed when neighboring forces invaded Aratay. Now, with the powerful Queen Naelin ruling by her side, Daleina believes that her dream of ushering in a new era can be realized, even in a land plagued by malevolent nature spirits who thirst for the end of human life.

And then Naelin’s children are kidnapped by spirits.

Nothing is more important to her than her family, and Naelin would rather watch the world burn than see her children harmed. Blaming the defeated Queen Merecot of Semo for the kidnapping, Naelin is ready to start a war—and has ...

Deadman’s Cross Audiobook Prize Pack Sweepstakes!

The second book in Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Deadman’s Cross series, Death Doesn’t Bargain, is available May 8th from Tor Books and Macmillan Audio—and to celebrate, we want to send you an audiobook prize pack! One lucky winner will receive audiobook copies of Deadmen Walking (autographed!) and Death Doesn’t Bargain!

The Deadmen are back…

But so are the demons who have broken free of their eternal prison and are bent on mankind’s destruction. The worst of the lot is Vine, determined to claim their lives for taking hers. She will see the world burn…and has the perfect lure to destroy them all. One of their own.

Kalder Dupree has never known a day of mercy. Born to the cruelest of mer-races, he sacrificed himself for his crew and is in Vine’s hands. He expects no mercy or rescue.

Yet Cameron Jack is determined to set Kalder free. As a Hellchaser, ...

Raymond E. Feist Prize Pack Sweepstakes!

The first book in a brand-new Raymond E. Feist series, King of Ashes, is available May 8th from Harper Voyager—and to celebrate, we want to send you a copy of it! One lucky reader will also receive a set of the ChaosWar Saga—A Kingdom Besieged, A Crown Imperiled, and Magician’s End—in case you’ve got any catching up to do on Feist’s previous series!

For centuries, the five greatest kingdoms of North and South Tembria, twin continents on the world of Garn, have coexisted in peace. But the balance of power is destroyed when four of the kingdoms violate an ancient covenant and betray the fifth: Ithrace, the Kingdom of Flames, ruled by Steveren Langene, known as “the Firemane” for his brilliant red hair. As war engulfs the world, Ithrace is destroyed and the Greater Realms of Tembria are thrust into a dangerous struggle for supremacy.

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Starless Sweepstakes!

Starless by Jacqueline Carey

We want to send you a galley copy of Jacqueline Carey’s Starless, available June 12th from Tor Books!

Destined from birth to serve as protector of the princess Zariya, Khai is trained in the arts of killing and stealth by a warrior sect in the deep desert; yet there is one profound truth that has been withheld from him.

In the court of the Sun-Blessed, Khai must learn to navigate deadly intrigue and his own conflicted identity … but in the far reaches of the western seas, the dark god Miasmus is rising, intent on nothing less than wholesale destruction.

If Khai is to keep his soul’s twin Zariya alive, their only hope lies with an unlikely crew of prophecy-seekers on a journey that will take them farther beneath the starless skies than anyone can imagine.

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In the Region of the Summer Stars Sweepstakes!

In the Region of the Summer Stars by Stephen R. Lawhead

We want to send you a galley copy of Stephen R. Lawhead’s In the Region of the Summer Stars, available May 15th from Tor Books!

In the Region of the Summer Stars is a new Celtic fantasy from the critically-acclaimed author of the Pendragon Cycle.

Ravaged by barbarian Scálda forces, the last hope for Eirlandia lies with the island’s warring tribes.

Wrongly cast out of his tribe, Conor, the first-born son of the Celtic king, embarks on a dangerous mission to prove his innocence.

What he discovers will change Eirlandia forever. For the Scálda have captured the mystical Fae to use as an ultimate weapon.

And Conor’s own people have joined in the invasion.

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Black Helicopters Sweepstakes!

We want to send you a galley copy of Caitlín R. Kiernan’s Black Helicopters, available May 1st from Tor.com Publishing—and a copy of last year’s Signalman novella, Agents of Dreamland!

This definitive edition of Caitlín R. Kiernan’s Black Helicopters is the expanded and completed version of the World Fantasy Award-nominated original.

Just as the Signalman stood and faced the void in Agents of Dreamland, so it falls to Ptolema, a chess piece in her agency’s world-spanning game, to unravel what has become tangled and unknowable.

Something strange is happening on the shores of New England. Something stranger still is happening to the world itself, chaos unleashed, rational explanation slipped loose from the moorings of the known. Two rival agencies stare across the Void at one another. Two sisters, the deadly, sickened products of experiments going back decades, desperately evade their hunters.

An invisible war rages at the ...

Space Opera Sweepstakes!

Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

We want to send you a copy of Catherynne M. Valente’s Space Opera, available April 10th from Saga Press! Read an excerpt here.

A century ago, the Sentience Wars tore the galaxy apart and nearly abolished intelligent space-faring life for good. In the aftermath, a curious tradition was invented by the remnants of civilization … something to cheer up everyone who was left … something to celebrate having escaped total annihilation by the skin of one’s teeth—if one has skin. Or teeth.

Once every cycle, the great galactic civilizations gather for Galactivision—part gladiatorial contest, part beauty pageant, part concert extravaganza—and part continuation of the wars of the past. The powerful species that have survived compete in feats, not of orbital combat, but of song, dance—and whatever facsimile of these can be performed by various creatures who may or may not possess feet, mouths, larynxes, or faces (at least not ...

Head On Sweepstakes!

Head On by John Scalzi

We want to send you a galley copy of John Scalzi’s Head On, available April 17th from Tor Books! Read an excerpt here.

Head On is the standalone follow-up to the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed Lock In. Chilling near-future SF with the thrills of a gritty cop procedural, Head On brings Scalzi’s trademark snappy dialogue and technological speculation to the future world of sports.

Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. The main goal of the game: obtain your opponent’s head and carry it through the goalposts. With flesh and bone bodies, a sport like this would be impossible. But all the players are “threeps,” robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden’s Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real and the crowds love it.

Until a star athlete drops dead on ...