Saturday, 7 March 2009

Giveaway! 'The City and The City' & 'Nights of Villjamur'

Two competitions for you today (UK entries only though, sorry about that)...
Here's a look at what's on offer (thanks to the generosity of Tor UK, blurb from Amazon)...



When the body of a murdered woman is found in the extraordinary, decaying city of Bes el, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks like a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlu of the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he probes, the evidence begins to point to conspiracies far stranger, and more deadly, than anything he could have imagined. Soon his work puts him and those he cares for in danger. Borlu must travel to the only metropolis on Earth as strange as his own, across a border like no other. With shades of Kafka and Philip K. Dick, Raymond Chandler and 1984 , "The City & The City" is a murder mystery taken to dazzling metaphysical and artistic heights.



Political intrigue and dark violence converge in a superb new action series of enthralling fantasy. An ice age strikes a chain of islands, and thousands come to seek sanctuary at the gates of Villjamur: a city of ancient spires and bridges, a place where banshees wail the deceased, cultists use forgotten technology for their own gain and where, further out, the dead have been seen walking across the tundra.When the Emperor commits suicide, his elder daughter, Rika, is brought home to lead the Jamur Empire, but the sinister Chancellor plans to get rid of her and claim the throne for himself. Meanwhile a senior investigator in the city inquisition must solve the high-profile and savage murder of a city politician, whilst battling evils within his own life, and a handsome and serial womanizer manipulates his way into the imperial residence with a hidden agenda. When reports are received that tens of thousands of citizens are dying in a bizarre genocide on the northern islands of the Empire, members of the elite Night Guard are sent to investigate. It seems that, in this land under a red sun, the long winter is bringing more than just snow.

Look good don't they? I have three advance copies of 'Nights of Villjamur' and the last UK advance copy of 'The City and The City' (that's actually pretty damn exclusive!) to give away to four lucky winners.

If you want to be one of those lucky winners, all you need to do is drop me an email (address at the top right hand side of the screen) telling me who you are and what your mailing address is. Please make it clear which competition you are entering, you can enter both competitions but I would appreciate it loads if you sent separate emails for each one (helps me to keep track of who has entered for what...)

I'll let these giveaways run until the 15th of March and announce the winners on the 16th...

Good Luck!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my Graeme, you are going to be very popular!
Sadly, I cannot apply as I'm fron Canada.

Guinevere Seaworth

Dave said...

Ah fudge, sorry Graeme, missed the UK-only thing. :-) Disregard my entry! :-)

Eoz said...

Nights of Villjamur looks fantastic! and how nice it is to see giveaways that non-Americans can participate in, yay!! :)

Adam Whitehead said...

No more Mieville ARCs? Damnit!

I guess I'll have to try the compo then.

ediFanoB said...

UK only. That's sad for me because I'm from Germany.

Both books are on my list.
So I have to buy them own my own :>)

Anyway good luck to all participants.

Mark C Newton said...

I'm tempted to sign up for this myself. I only have the one copy left! :)

Graeme Flory said...

Mark - Drop me an email anyway, you never know... ;o)

Sorry to everyone outside the UK who has entered only for me to delete their emails... I did say 'UK only'...