I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t mention that Tor.com is now giving away copies of Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter to ten (10) lucky winners. All you have to do to enter is go to the Sweepstakes Page and leave a comment. You have to be a resident of the U.S. (I know, sorry) but otherwise that’s pretty much it. A chance at a free book and all you have to do to enter is post a note attesting to your existence. Even I could manage that on a bad day, but the contest closes on March 18th at 12PM Eastern Time, so get your posts in before that.
On Wednesday, January 30th, (tomorrow, as this post fits in linear time. Which is an illusion, but let’s not go there right now) Scott Andrews at Beneath Ceaseless Skies will be doing one more giveaway of a signed copy of Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter , this time on Twitter. You can see the full rules here, but basically all you need to do tomorrow between 2 and 6 PM Eastern Time is tweet the title of your favorite Lord Yamada story to Scott at @BCSmagazine. This will enter you in the contest, and the winner will be drawn at random.
Here is the list of Yamada stories that are available online at BCS, though of course you can name any in the series you want:
“Sanji’s Demon”(BCS #38-39)
“Lady of the Ghost Willow” (BCS #53)
“The Tiger’s Turn” (BCS #79)
“Three Little Foxes” (BCS #105)
I’d enter, but I already have a copy. Though I probably will monitor the Twitter stream and make rude noises where appropriate. (Sorry, I went to a Blue Man Group concert last night and I’m feeling a bit fey at the moment. It’ll pass.)
I’m breaking my relatively normal late week silence to announce that Scott Andrews at Beneath Ceaseless Skies Magazine is giving away two (2) signed copies of Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter. I’ve only signed three copies total and Scott’s giving away two of them. All you have to do for a chance to win the first copy is leave a comment on the Contest Page listing the title of your favorite Lord Yamada story, and why that’s your favorite. Scott has helpfully given links to all the Yamada stories that have appeared in BCS, so if you haven’t read any of them, you can correct that immediately for your chance to win. The second giveaway will be through a contest on Twitter. I’ll give details when there are any, but the first one will probably be the easiest to get in on.
Contest aside, BCS has rapidly become the premier venue for literate adventure fantasy, so if that’s your cup of tea, you’ll find a neverending pot brewing there. Check it out.