China Miéville contest winners!

These lucky bastards will each get their hands on a copy of China Miéville's Un Lun Dun, compliments of Pan Macmillan. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.

The winners are:

- Nikola Adzaga, from Zagreb, Croatia

- Louis Carlioz, from Grenoble, France (Luigi Brosse on Elbakin.net)

- Nuno Fonseca, from Lisbon, Portugal

- Richard Hughes, from Mildura, Victoria, Australia

- Fabio Tola, from São Paulo, Brazil

If anyone complains that no one outside the USA ever wins these giveaways, there will be blood. . .:p

11 commentaires:

kwehage said...

No one outside the USA wins...:) ;p

Richard said...

Thanks, Pat!

And on my son's first birthday, too. I feel a little guilty, but I figure he can read it one day.

Ratatoskr said...

Does anyone inside the US ever win these giveaways? This is soooo anti-american! Damn pinko commies! ;)

Luigi Brosse said...

Yeepee, that's a great news for a fan of Mieville. Thank you so much Pat for all these contests :o)

Fanis said...

I think you only remember the non-Americans when there is a complaint... I would like to see winners from all over the world in EVERY contest...thanks anyway...

Patrick said...

Well, you have to remember that about 55% of my readership is North American. Which means that they, at least mathematically, always have more chances to win these things.

About 40% of my readership is European, and I'm happy to see that prizes have been won all over the old continent! Eastern European countries have been quite lucky, if memory serves me right.

That leaves about 5% for the rest of the globe. Still, even though their percentage is small compared to the bulk of my readership, it's nice to see that winners have come from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Philippines, Brazil, etc...

You can never please everyone, yet I feel that the entire planet has benefitted from these contests!:p

If you haven't won already, may good fortune smile upon you in the upcoming giveaways!:-)

n.fonseca said...

I'll never complain about that, that's for sure. I'm from Lisbon, Portugal, and completely happy: this was the only book from Miéville that I didn't have. Many Thanx!

Nikola Adžaga said...

It seems (mathematically) odd that often all the winners are from USA/Canada, and now none is, but I guess that depends on the randomize algorithm you're using... or not :/ :D

Thanks a lot for this book, can't wait to get my hands on it :)
I hope there won't be any problems in post offices, I wrote you my address without diacritical marks because I thought you probably wouldn't see those letters well (ž, š and ć).

Larry said...

I'm just complaining that you haven't yet arranged for there to be a giveaway for José Saramago's latest book to be translated into English, Death at Intervals. Make it so #1...err, Pat, and I'll enter the contest, even if I already have the book in Spanish translation :P

fanis said...

Wow!! I wasn't expecting such a long answer! Don't get me wrong- I am not complaining; I really appreciate what you do here - free books, and free posting. I just think you "prefer" North America, which I find logical, because of the cheaper posting. And you really have to review your mathematics ;-) Or else Europe is a really unlucky continent!! Keep up the good work and more book reviews please!!!

Patrick said...

Just so everyone knows, I don't ship prizes. I forward the contact details of all the winners to the publishers, and the books are then sent to them...