Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Giveaway! 'Zoe's Tale' (John Scalzi)


Every year I always seem to end up finding a new book (or series) that I wouldn't normally pick up but end up really enjoying. This year it's the turn of Hugo Award winning John Scalzi and his 'Old Man's War' series. I've finished 'The Ghost Brigades', and will probably be reading 'The Last Colony' as you're reading this post, and thought it would be a cool thing to do to have a giveaway for the latest book 'Zoe's Tale'. The nice people at Tor Books thought this was a good idea as well and so another giveaway was born... :o)
Here's the blurb that I found,

How do you tell your part in the biggest tale in history?
I ask because it's what I have to do. I'm Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player (and a pawn) in a interstellar chess match to save humanity, or to see it fall. Witness to history. Friend. Daughter. Human. Seventeen years old.
Everyone on Earth knows the tale I am part of. But you don't know my tale: How I did what I did — how I did what I had to do — not just to stay alive but to keep you alive, too. All of you. I'm going to tell it to you now, the only way I know how: not straight but true, the whole thing, to try make you feel what I felt: the joy and terror and uncertainty, panic and wonder, despair and hope. Everything that happened, bringing us to Earth, and Earth out of its captivity. All through my eyes.
It's a story you know. But you don't know it all.


Sounds good doesn't it? Courtesy of Tor Books I have one copy of 'Zoe's Tale' to give to one lucky winner. If you want to be that person then you need to drop me an email (address in the top right hand side of the screen) telling me who you are and your mailing address, I'll take care of the rest ;o)

There's a number of other competitions on the go right now so you need to make it clear, in your email subject header, that this is the competition you're interested in. I'm afraid that this competition is for US residents only, sorry about that!

I'll be letting this one run until August the 28th and I'll announce the winner on the 29th.

Good Luck!

3 comments:

Perkunos said...

I have the other two but this one has only be released in hardback so I will keep waiting. I hope it's has good as the old man's war.

Ruby (Mouth) said...

John Scalzi is such a cool writer. I love all his books and would love to win this one.

Carolyn D. said...

Wow, sounds like a great tale! Haven't yet read this author!