SciFiChick’s Christmas Week Giveaway! – Day 1: Fiddlehead

In the spirit of Christmas, I’m gifting my readers with a new giveaway each day this week (Monday through Friday)! And it’s also giving me a break from writing. Though, I will still be reading plenty on my week off!

Courtesy of Tor, I have a copy of Fiddlehead by Cherie Priest for one (1) lucky winner!

Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes, please. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends January 17. I’ll draw a name on January 18, and notify winner via email.

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Autographed THE LEGEND OF HERCULES Poster Giveaway!

Courtesy of Lionsgate / Summit, I have an Official THE LEGEND OF HERCULES Poster Autographed by star Kellan Lutz for one (1) lucky winner!

Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes, please. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends January 11. I’ll draw a name on January 12, and notify winner via email. Each household is only eligible to win ONE Autographed Poster via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Book Giveaway: Tor’s 2013 Anthologies

Courtesy of Tor, I have a copy of the following anthologies for one (1) lucky winner!
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell
Year’s Best SF 18 edited by David G. Hartwell
Dangerous Women edited by George R.R. Martin

Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes, please. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends January 10. I’ll draw a name on January 11, and notify winner via email.

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SciFi Book Review: Champion

Champion by Marie Lu

Synopsis:
June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps Elect while Day has been assigned a high level military position. But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them once again. Just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything he has.

Review:
Months have passed since the events at the end of the last novel. Day hasn’t seen June since then. And when they do finally speak, it’s awkward. But they still love each other. June is put in a difficult position when she has to ask him to turn his little brother over to scientists so they can develop a vaccine for the new plague that is spreading. Meanwhile, war looms with the neighboring Colonies, using the plague as an excuse.

Packed with intrigue, drama, and a bit of romance – Champion is a stirring conclusion to a solid trilogy. The climactic final showdown is heart wrenching and surprising. But the last chapter will leave readers satisfied with the endearing final scene. This dystopic trilogy is a thrilling and emotional roller coaster that doesn’t disappoint.

SciFi Movie Review: Dimensions

Dimensions

Synopsis:
Cambridge, England, 1921 – or so it seems. A brilliant young scientist becomes obsessed with finding a way back to his past – no matter what the cost.

Review:
Henry Lloyd-Hughes stars as Stephen, a young scientist obsessed with time travel. When he was a boy, there was a tragedy involving his first love. And he has made it his life’s ambition to get back to that time.

Dimensions is a hauntingly, dramatic film. The setting is beautiful, a relief from the otherwise morose feel of the story. The characters are engaging, and the acting is fantastic. I found it hard to relate to someone becoming obsessed with a pre-pubescent childhood love, but I had to remind myself that obsession defies logic. This is a dark tale of love and obsession, full of heartache and hope. It will make viewers think and raise interesting questions.

Trailer:

New Teaster Trailer: Earth to Echo

EARTH TO ECHO
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Release: April 25, 2014
Director: Dave Green
Writer: Henry Gayden
Cast: Astro, Teo Halm, Reese C. Hartwig and Ella Wahlestedt
Producer: Andrew Panay
Executive Producers: Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley

Synopsis:
After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and the authorities. When everyone around them refuses to take the messages seriously, the three embark on a secret adventure to crack the code and follow it to its source. But taking matters into their own hands gets the trio in way over their heads when they discover a mysterious being from another world who desperately needs their help. The epic, suspenseful and exciting journey that follows will change all of their lives forever.

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