THIS CONTEST IS OPEN INTERNATIONALLY.
Due to popular demand and some outcry about inability to purchase through preferred retailers the first time, we are extending the OBSIDIO death contest for 2 more weeks. This is seriously it. No more extensions. You miss out this time, on thy head be it!
So, if you would like the chance to suffer a particularly painful death in the cold belly of space, read on. And I seriously mean read. YES, THE WHOLE THING INCLUDING THE FAQ.
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. Wherever.USA
Barnes and Noble
- Send proof of purchase (scan, photograph) to: email@example.com.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, June 14, 2017.
That gives you two more 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.
Q: Does it matter where I pre-order from?
Nope. Just mail the proof to firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: What if I order from [random store name]?
Honestly, it doesn’t matter. Just mail the proof.
Q: Will there be a third competition window?
No, this is it, the design is being locked, this is seriously 100% your Very Last Chance. We’ve found a window because some of you couldn’t buy from your bookseller of choice last time, but this is it.
Q: If I’m buying from my local indie, what kind of proof can they give me if a receipt’s not possible.
We trust you and them, so whatever your creativity can conjure up will do. A handwritten note is fine. A selfie with a bookseller who’s looking pleased you just gave them money to preorder a book will do. Whatever you got.
Q: Will everyone who enters get in?
We’ve had a ton of entries already (thank you!) so there’s not room for all of you, but there’ll be a lot, and we’re going to make sure as many of you as possible show up.
Q When will we find out if we made the cut?
A When you open your copy of Obsidio — we won’t be announcing names in advance.
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:
The #OBSIDIO casualty list competition has been extended 2 weeks! 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: