Win a copy of China Miéville's KRAKEN


I have a copy of China Miéville's newest, Kraken, up for grabs, compliments of the fine folks at Del Rey. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe. Even better, we'll throw in a copy of the paperback edition of The City & the City (Canada, USA, Europe) to sweeten the deal even more!

Here's the blurb:

With this outrageous new novel, China Miéville has written one of the strangest, funniest, and flat-out scariest books you will read this—or any other—year. The London that comes to life in Kraken is a weird metropolis awash in secret currents of myth and magic, where criminals, police, cultists, and wizards are locked in a war to bring about—or prevent—the End of All Things.

In the Darwin Centre at London’s Natural History Museum, Billy Harrow, a cephalopod specialist, is conducting a tour whose climax is meant to be the Centre’s prize specimen of a rare Architeuthis dux—better known as the Giant Squid. But Billy’s tour takes an unexpected turn when the squid suddenly and impossibly vanishes into thin air.

As Billy soon discovers, this is the precipitating act in a struggle to the death between mysterious but powerful forces in a London whose existence he has been blissfully ignorant of until now, a city whose denizens—human and otherwise—are adept in magic and murder.

There is the Congregation of God Kraken, a sect of squid worshippers whose roots go back to the dawn of humanity—and beyond. There is the criminal mastermind known as the Tattoo, a merciless maniac inked onto the flesh of a hapless victim. There is the FSRC—the Fundamentalist and Sect-Related Crime Unit—a branch of London’s finest that fights sorcery with sorcery. There is Wati, a spirit from ancient Egypt who leads a ragtag union of magical familiars. There are the Londonmancers, who read the future in the city’s entrails. There is Grisamentum, London’s greatest wizard, whose shadow lingers long after his death. And then there is Goss and Subby, an ageless old man and a cretinous boy who, together, constitute a terrifying—yet darkly charismatic—demonic duo.

All of them—and others—are in pursuit of Billy, who inadvertently holds the key to the missing squid, an embryonic god whose powers, properly harnessed, can destroy all that is, was, and ever shall be
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The rules are the same as usual. You need to send an email at reviews@(no-spam)gryphonwood.net with the header "KRAKEN." Remember to remove the "no spam" thingy.

Second, your email must contain your full mailing address (that's snail mail!), otherwise your message will be deleted.

Lastly, multiple entries will disqualify whoever sends them. And please include your screen name and the message boards that you frequent using it, if you do hang out on a particular MB.

Good luck to all the participants!

4 commentaires:

Myra C said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!!

CJohnson said...

weird, didn't you already do this contest at the end of april? I looked through my emails and I have definitely already sent you a KRAKEN email from April 28th.

CJohnson said...

yeeah.. this was for the ARC's.

http://fantasyhotlist.blogspot.com/2010/04/win-advance-reading-copy-of-china.html

I assume by sending you another email with the same title I will not be disqualifying myself?

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