Brian Ruckley's News & Views

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

One Book Giveaway, One New Blog

The book giveaway is over at BookGeeks: enter a draw to win not only a full set of my Godless World trilogy, but also a full set of Sean Williams' Astropolis trilogy. Closing date is 6th June, but note it's only open to UK residents. Sorry all you overseas types.

The new blog is Science Fiction and Fantasy Ethics, which is the brainchild of Andy Remic, and promises to be a seriously fun little corner of the sf/f/h webosphere. Not such a little corner, in fact, when you look at the long and still growing list of authors involved (including me, which I hope won't spoil things too much). Lots of info on what to expect can be found over there, but the 'SFFE Mission' puts it pretty clearly:

Our mission is to celebrate everything positive, funky and exciting in the Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror Universe.

Sounds like a good idea to me.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Nothing to See Here. Move Along.

There is, however, something to see over at Dark Wolf's Fantasy Reviews, where I've hijacked the blog briefly to make a guest post.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Four Items

Item 1: First winner of the Facebook signed Fall of Thanes giveaway has been duly selected. One more chance to win - this coming Friday - so there's still time to sign up as a fan and thereby get yourself entered in the prize draw.

Item 2: According to this review of Fall of Thanes, it appears I might have made someone cry. Good. I mean that in the nicest possible way, obviously.

Item 3: I did an interview at a slightly more unusual venue than my usual online habitat of sf/f book blogs: Grinding to Valhalla, which as far as I can tell is a sort of mass interview site for mmo bloggers/podcasters. As a result, there's a little bit more in there about my gaming habits/history than is usually the case.

Item 4: And finally ... well I'm not really sure what to say about this (found via CBR), other than that I am at once strangely fascinated and strangely repelled:

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Friday, May 01, 2009

Fall of Thanes Giveaway

So, the plan is this: everyone signed up as a fan on the Winterbirth page on Facebook gets entered into a couple of draws - one next Friday, the 8th, the second the following Friday, 15th - and the lucky winners get themselves a free signed, and optionally dedicated etc., hardback copy of Fall of Thanes shipped off in the post to them by my own fair hand. If you like the sound of that, and aren't already hooked up with the rest of the Godless World fans on Facebook, get yourself over there and join up.

Or, if you're allergic to social networking, or just want to short-circuit the system and be 100% certain of getting yourself a signed, personalised copy, get in touch with Transreal Fiction and tell them what you want (click on my name at top right of home page to see how it all works). It won't be free, but nor will your ownership of it be reliant on the whims of the gods of chance!

Oh, and for those who like these things, there's a fairly chunky extract from Fall of Thanes to be found here.

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