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Giveaways Around the Web

Eos Books is giving away several books: The Servants by Michael Marshall Smith, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Dark Rain by Tony Richards, The Dracula Dossier by James Reese, and 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill. For more info, click here.

Buzz Focus always has giveaways going on. Currently, you can win The 4400 Complete Series DVD Box Set here.

Fantasy Book Critic has too many book giveaways to even list them all! Find them all on the homepage on the left hand side:

And Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist is giving away five signed copies of The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett here.

METAtropolis Free Download!

Sci-Fi fans and fans of the new Battlestar Galatica are in for a special treat. Get a free download of the first story from METAtropolis, a new original audiobook production from The first story is entitled “In the Forest of the Night” written by Jay Lake (author of “Mindspring“) and features the voice of Michael Hogan “Saul Tigh” from Battlestar Galatica. The complete audio book, featuring five unabridged novellas will be released on Oct. 21, 2008. Download the first story of the audio book today free. No credit card required.
Click here for free story download.

And click here for a sample from “The Red In The Sky Is Our Blood“ by Elizabeth Baer (read by Kandyse McClure cast member “Dee” of Battlestar Galatica).

Publisher Giveaways

Win a Time Machine!

Solaris Books is giving away an incredible model used for their steampunk anthology “Extraordinary Engines” to one lucky winner. Visit to view details and enter.

Random House Contest offers chance to win a trip to New York Comic-Con!

Random House has announced the launch of an exciting contest for recipients of the Strange Lands Newsletter. The winner will be awarded a free trip to the 2009 New York City Comic-Con Convention where he or she will have the opportunity to conduct an exclusive interview with Tamora Pierce – author of the Beka Cooper series. To enter the contest, applicants must mail in 10 questions that they would ask Tamora Pierce and state why they should be selected as a Strange Lands Correspondent.

Visit to view details and enter.

Over at SFSignal Again Today

The question is: As a reader, can you enjoy a story that is pushing an opposed viewpoint from one that you hold (religion/politics)? If the author is prone to holding, and writing about, views opposed to yours, can you enjoy their works or do you stop reading them?
Check out mine and several other answers here:MIND MELD: SF with an Opposing Viewpoint and way in with your opinion!