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Friday, May 27, 2011

Giveaway: 2011 Nebula Awards Showcase

I've got a copy of the 2011 Nebula Awards Showcase to give away to one lucky reader.  Details on how to enter are at the bottom of this post.

First things first, here is the back cover copy for your perusal:
With this inaugural volume at Tor, the annual Nebula Award collection is reborn as a fiction-only anthology. This collection of nominees for 2010’s Nebula Awards includes all of the prior year’s most celebrated stories, and will be published in time for the 2011 Nebula Awards in May, 2011.

2009’s award winners, announced in May 2010, include Kage Baker’s novella “The Women of Nell Gwynne’s,” Eugie Foster’s novelette “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast,” Kij Johnson’s short story “Spar,” plus Paolo Bacigalupi’s novelette, “The Gambler.”
There are some awesome stories in this book.  Kage Baker and Eugie Foster are brilliant and Paolo Bacigalupi has been making waves since the publication of the short fiction that led to his first novel (The Windup Girl).

And if that weren't enough, the book has a beautiful cover (after the fold):

Here's how to enter:
Leave a comment or send an email to arconna[at]yahoo[dot]com w/ the subject line "Showcase Giveaway."  All I ask is that you say something other than "give me the book" or anything resembling that phrase.  Insult me, say something dumb, offer a serious comment, tell a joke or a story, etc.  I'm open to forms.  
Winners will be chosen at random on June 11th, 2011.  The giveaway is open to U.S. residents (sorry, folks; I don't make the rules).
You can also improve your chances by doing the following (+1 for each):

  1. Tweet about my giveaway.  Make sure @shaunduke is in the tweet and that you let me know your twitter handle in your comment.
  2. Follow my blog via the Google follow feature.  Let me know in your comment (current followers count).
  3. Subscribe to my RSS or email feed and let me know.
  4. Stumble, Digg, etc. this giveaway and let me know where (and who)(+1 each).
It's that simple.  Good luck!

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  1. That looks like an awesome collection. I'd love to get a chance to read it. I always feel like I miss out on getting read all the award winning books and stories and the like.

  2. Consider yourself entered, sir. The collection actually has some amazing authors and works in it. Top notch stuff from last year's awards. In fact, I think the Nebulas were pretty spot on last year, and the posthumous nod at Baker was great.