I promised to hold a giveaway once I reached 100 followers on twitter. After hitting the mark last night I realized I had to actually deliver. Well, here we are. My first giveaway on the blog are two signed copies of T.C. McCarthy’s Germline from Orbit Books. I’ve called this novel my favorite SF debut of 2011.
You can read my review here.
Here’s the blurb from the back cover:
Germline (n.) the genetic material contained in a cellular lineage which can be passed to the next generation. Also: secret military program to develop genetically engineered super-soldiers (slang).
War is Oscar Wendell’s ticket to greatness. A reporter for The Stars and Stripes, he has the only one way pass to the front lines of a brutal war over natural resources buried underneath the icy, mineral rich mountains of Kazakhstan.
But war is nothing like he expected. Heavily armored soldiers battle genetically engineered troops hundreds of meters below the surface. The genetics-the germline soldiers-are the key to winning this war, but some inventions can’t be un-done. Some technologies can’t be put back in the box.
Kaz will change everything, not least Oscar himself. Hooked on a dangerous cocktail of adrenaline and drugs, Oscar doesn’t find the war, the war finds him.
Since this giveaway is coming from my personal stock, it is open to all participants regardless of locale. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Void where prohibited by law. Giveaway rules are subject to change. One entry per person allowed. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
Giveaway ends one week from today. (Friday, September 23)
What do you have to do?
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject GERMLINE. Include your full name and a valid postal address.
What would I like you to do?
E-mail me at email@example.com with the subject GERMLINE including your full name and a valid postal address. Then, follow this blog with Google Friend Connect and follow me on Twitter @jdiddyesquire
That’s it! Good luck!