THIS CONTEST IS OPEN INTERNATIONALLY.
The time has come! The title is here! The hour of your death is nigh!
As ILLUMINAE FILES fans will know, we ran a competition last year, giving readers the opportunity to get their names listed among the dead in GEMINA. Well, we’re doing it again with OBSIDIO! Hurrah for murder! What in god’s name is wrong with you people?
In fact, we’re running the biggest deathlist competition the series has ever seen! So now you, your family members, your pets (I’m joking, we’re not killing your pets) have the opportunity to be horribly slaughtered in final book of the series.
So, if you would like the chance to suffer a particularly painful death in the cold belly of space, read on.
REPEAT: THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO EVERYONE. BRITONS. AUSTRALIANS. AMERICANS. MARTIANS. WE GIVE NO TOSSES ABOUT WHERE YOU ARE FROM.
Things you must do to win this contest:
- Pre-order a copy of OBSIDIO. It does not matter where you do this. Online. Local bookstore. Seedy back alley. Yes, we’re aware some sites don’t have pre-order buttons up yet, just be patient. 🙂
- Send proof of purchase (scan, photograph) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.The next step is VERY IMPORTANT
- Along with your proof of purchase you must provide:
a) Your name. Not a twitter handle. Not a cute nickname. Not a forum avi.
b) You must also include the following declaration within the body of your email:
My name is [insert your name here]. I confirm I am freely agreeing to the use of my name in the series The Illuminae Files. This permission is for all rights and uses, in perpetuity, and I agree I will receive no compensation for the use of my name. I agree the authors and publishers are not obligated to make any corrections or changes to my name in reprints.
The really, really important bit:
YOU MUST DO THIS BY NOON, PACIFIC STANDARD TIME, MAY 1, 2017.
That gives you three weeks to save up, rob a liquor store or concoct a complicated confidence scheme in order to get the cash for the pre-order.
We’re kidding. Don’t rob anyone. Ask for it as a birthday present or something, I dunno.
HOT DAMN, CHUMS, IT’S THE BONUS ROUND
As an added incentive, if you spread the word about this contest, you go into the running to win loot. Just tweet or FB the following:
Want to get your name on the #OBSIDIO casualty list? Make with the clickies. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN INTERNATIONALLY:
You can also include this dandy graphic if you feel the need:
By doing so, you go into the running to win a signed copies of the ILLUMINAE and GEMINA audiobooks. Behold:
That’s it! Thanks in advance to all you beautiful people who spread the word!