The God Engines ARC Contest Winners

First off: There were over 600 entries, which is pretty awesome. Thank you.

Second: Bill and I couldn’t choose between our two favorites, so we picked them both. Because we can. So there.

Remember the contest was: Alternate titles of books that could use the artwork for The God Engines.

Here are the winners, with their names listed as “authors”:


Dave, Biff, send me an e-mail from the e-mail address you use to comment here, with your physical mailing addresses. I’ll forward them on to Subterranean Press, who will pop your ARCs in the mail (which means they’ll actually get to you — unlike if I sent them; I suck at order fulfillment).

Congrats, and thanks everyone for playing!

22 Comments on “The God Engines ARC Contest Winners”

  1. You know, now that I look at that cover again (my eyes!), I get a real Grignr-from-Eye-of-Argon vibe.

  2. Congrats! I love the Hardy Boys btw… had all the original books in the series when I was a kiddo. So, I gotta go with the Hardy Boys one as my fave.

  3. Nice. Hardy Boys and Biff… together at last! Now if only this book really existed so I could actually read it and chortle. Chortle like a dungeon master. Oh yes.

  4. Well done and congrats to the winner!


    that Scalzi is a demon on with Photoshop! Novelist-Photoshop master-Father-Husband-Baconlover (ofcourse that MAY be in the wrong order…

  5. Actually I belive accepted the spellings of ragnarök are: Ragnarök, Ragnarökr and Ragnarökkr. Ragnarok is for non-Swedes/Icelanders/other nationalities with the letter Ö too lazy to type Ö. Ragnorak is not an acceptable spelling.

  6. Congrats to the winners. Here are some of my favorites from the first 300 that didn’t make the cut:

    # Haroldon 29 May 2009 at 11:49 am
    1. US Federal Goverment Employee Handbook: (2000-2008)

    Adam @129: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    Emily@144: Still Waiting for Godot”

    Tim OShenko@161: “Under Penalty of Law: Why You Should Not Remove the Tag from Your Sofa”

    174: J Staron@174: If you don’t do what we tell you to do, you’ll wind up in the basement with your brother, chained to the ancient alien machine we dug up in south america: a cautionary tale for children.

    AlanMon@280: #279 Given the expression on the guy’s face, I think it’s more like _Britain Actually Doesn’t Have That Much Talent After All_.

  7. Any time you can invoke Ragnarok and the Hardy Boys in the same contest, you know you’re hanging out with a good crowd.

    Congratulations you two.

  8. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to Bill and John for doing this. I did want to get me an ARC but I don’t mind losing to such superior entries. The Hardy Boys one almost caused me to pass a bacon and egg sandwich through my nose.

  9. Nixonland by Rick Perlstein and Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz. Maybe the artist can pass along the suggestion for the next printings of both books.

    Congrats to the winners!

  10. Titles,schmitles – the symbolism is obvious. Three massive chains….what did Andrew Sullivan ever do to you?

  11. If I’d seen that Hardy Boys entry the first time through, I wouldn’t have even bother to posted my own. A definite winnah.

    Ragnorak: a worn-out parka/anorak. Not sure what that has to do with a fanged guy in chains, although I can see the pillow-fight angle.

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