Monday, August 03, 2009

The Winds of Dune Giveaway!

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a giveaway around here, so when Tor approached me, I couldn’t turn them down. In celebration of the release of The Winds of Dune by Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert (US, UK, Canada, Indiebound) going on sale tomorrow (August 4th), I have 5 Winds of Dune bags (black and white string backpacks) to give away, and 2 signed hardback copies of The Winds of Dune as a grand prize.

Synopsis:
Paul Atreides, Muad’Dib—cheered as a hero, worshipped as a messiah, hated as a tyrant—has vanished into the endless deserts of the planet Dune. Blinded in an assassination attempt and grieving after the death of is beloved Chani, Paul abandons his newborn twins and leaves his galaxy-spanning empire in the hands of his young sister Alia.

Living in self-imposed exile on Caladan, Lady Jessica and the faithful Gurney Halleck receive word that Paul has vanished and is presumed dead. They race to Dune, the Heart of Muad’Dib’s empire, where they find a planet in turmoil and Jessica’s daughter Alia— along with the resurrected Duncan Idaho—willing to impose more and more extreme measures to maintain order.

Fuelling the flames of dissent, the outspoken rebel Bronso of Ix, once a friend of Paul Atreides, releases hateful treatises and disrupts sacred ceremonies, doing everything he can to destroy the myth of Paul-Muad’Dib, who—through his Jihad and his corrupt priesthood—is responsible for more deaths than any other in history.

As winds of rebellion brew and treachery occurs from outside the government and within, Jessica discovers that her son had plans that extend far beyond history, and that Muad’Dib may have knowingly planted the seeds for his own downfall. And that Bronso of Ix has a secret mission of his own, one that will force Jessica to choose between the memory of her son and the future of the human race…
The authors are touring as well – dates are found at The Winds of Dune webpage.

So, if you want a chance to win the backpack or a signed copy of The Winds of Dune, all you need to do is email me at nethspace [at] gmail [dot] com (remove the at and dot as needed) or use the relatively spam-free link in the sidebar. The subject of the email needs to be WIND BAGS OF DUNE* and be sure to include your name and mailing address (snail mail, US and Canada only). Contest is open for the next 2 weeks, so get your entry to me by August 18th (Arizona time) for the chance to win. Good Luck!

Edit: I edited the contest details after clarification from Tor - there are 5 bags and 2 copies of the book for giveaway. Sorry about the confusion (trust me, odds are good for giveaways are here).

*Ok, so the real reason I agreed to sponsor a giveaway in this case was because I simply could not resist this pun.

6 comments:

OnlyTheBestSciFi/Fantasy said...

I'm going to Union Square tomorrow to listen to them! You want me to sneak in a question for you?

Neth said...

Naw, I don't really have anything. Have fun - I love signings (and wish there were more in my neck of the woods).

Carter said...

I think there is a reason TOR is giving it away free.

wwrk said...

I would love to win this prize.

wwrkster@gmail.com

Neth said...

-wwrk

Then you need to enter per insturctions in the post.

SandChigger said...

I'm always ragging on people that "reading is fundamental". Should've followed my own advice in this case. ;)

You know, I think I found your contest from a link on Suvudu posted by the excellent Shawn Speaksman. ("Excellent" because as a CLOSE PERSONAL FRIEND of both KJA and BoBo Herbert, he brings me great joy.) I seriously doubt he read the details all that closely, either. :D

I've updated my blog in light of this new info.

(How apropos: my verification word is "fract"! :D )

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