Metatropolis ARC; eBear Giveaway
Posted on January 30, 2009 Posted by John Scalzi 15 Comments
Hey, look what I got:
It’s the ARC for the printed version of the Metatropolis anthology, and I have to say it looks great: cool cover, great interior design, and rumor is, the stories inside are not so shabby, either. The people who get it (and it could be you!) are definitely going to pet its sleek covers and call it precious. Heck, I’m doing it already.
Speaking of Metatropolis, the lovely folks at Subterranean Press, which is publishing the printed version of the anthology, are hosting a special giveaway featuring the work of Metatropolis collaborator Elizabeth Bear:
We have THIRTY copies of the mass market paperback of BLOOD & IRON, each of which is good to a free home, U.S. residents only, sorry. If you’d care to have people email me their name and postal mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org, the first thirty recipients will be sent out a copy of the book next week. Have them put “Blood & Iron Giveaway” in the subject thread so we can quickly sort them out from the usual mail. You should note that we won’t be responding to emails. As this is just a fun giveaway for us, and not intended to be a time sink, we need to do it quickly and cleanly, and move on to the next bit of nonsense we have scheduled.
So what are you waiting for? Free book! Free Elizabeth Bear book! Hurry! Before they’re all gone!
Update, 11:02 am: They’re all gone. Stop sending e-mails, please.
Every time I see that title mentioned, I read it at first as “Meatatropolis”. Which I’m sure would also be fascinating. I expect bacon would be involved.
Really? giving away copies? Cool. Although the timing is weird as hell, all things considered …
I’m in for a shot at a free book. Hope I make the cut.
So do those of us who emailed prior to that time find out via email or by snail mail?
Dude, read the actual post. The details are there.
I forgot to say here and everywhere that I LOVED Metatropolis. Every story is rock solid, though provoking and in the case of yours hilariously funny.
And Karl Schroeder as always makes me hate him and love him at the same time.
Darn. That would have been awesome.
IT’s more fun to just read the title!
It sounds like you got an ARC and you are giving eBear away.
Is she even aware that she’s a contest prize on your blog?
I’d love to win Elizabeth Bear, but what would my wife say?
Huh, Subterranean is doing mass market? Or did they just get a bunch from ROC?
It’s the ROC edition.
Well damn. Australia missed out. Next time, Gadget!
I was all like “Free book? Cool!” Then I was all like “Oh, I’m late. No book for me.” Then finally I was all like “Oh, wait. We already bought that book.”
That’s … pretty much it.
For some reason, I read the cover as MEATropolis. Now have an unaccountable craving for pepperoni
Dude, wouldn’t it make sense to put your Update at the beginning of the post rather than the end?
Got the book today. Thanks!