Being officially in my mid-thirties now, more and more things make me feel old and one of these is to find that a book I only read a few years ago (although it had been published for a few years by then) has all of a sudden found itself on the ‘Sci-Fi Masterworks’ list. What happened there? Where does the time go etc etc...?
I can think of at least one book with Gibson’s name on it that might have been a worthier choice for inclusion, as a ‘Sci-Fi Masterwork’, but ‘The Difference Engine’ is still worth a look and that’s exactly what I’ll be doing in the next couple of weeks when I go back for a re-read. How do you fancy joining me?
Thanks to Gollancz, I have two copies of ‘The Difference Engine’ to give away on the blog to two lucky UK readers. That’s right, this competition is only open to people in the UK... (I’m paying for the postage on this one and payday is a long way off) If you fancy your chances, use the normal email address (the one at the top right hand side of the screen) to drop me a line telling me who you are and what your postal address is. Your subject header will be ‘What’s the Difference?’ (because I never get tired of getting people to write silly things in email headers!)
I’ll leave this one open until the 30th of January and will aim to announce the winners as soon as possible afterwards.