Win a copy of SONGS OF THE DYING EARTH, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois


Thanks to the kind folks at Voyager, I have five copies of Songs of the Dying Earth, a Jack Vance tribute anthology edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, up for grabs. For more info about this title: Europe.

Here's the blurb:

Jack Vance was a seminal figure in the development of modern fantasy, so much so that it’s nearly impossible to imagine the genre as we know it today existing without him. In the course of his more than fifty-year career, he has published dozens of major novels, as well as collections filled with marvelously crafted stories, winning the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Edgar Award, the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America, and several World Fantasy Awards, including the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Vance’s masterpiece, The Dying Earth, may be the most influential fantasy novel of the Twentieth Century, surpassed only by J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy; it has not only inspired several generations of fantasy writers, from Gene Wolfe and Michael Moorcock to Neil Gaiman and George R.R. Martin, but its influence has reached deep into the realms of graphic novels, comics, fantasy role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons, and even computer gaming.

In Songs of the Dying Earth, we have called on one of the most distinguished casts of authors ever assembled—including Dan Simmons, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, Paula Volsky, Mike Resnick, Robert Silverberg, Lucius Shepard, Tad Williams, Tanith Lee, Liz Williams, Glen Cook, and eleven other famous writers—to write stories in honor of the genius of Jack Vance, stories using the bizarre and darkly beautiful far future setting of the Dying Earth, near the very end of Earth’s lifespan, where mighty wizards duel with spells of dreadful potency under a waning and almost burnt-out red sun, and adventurers and cutpurses strive to hoodwink and out-trick each other in haunted forests full of demons and monsters strange almost beyond comprehension.

The rules are the same as usual. You need to send an email at reviews@(no-spam)gryphonwood.net with the header "DYING." 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!

10 commentaires:

Anonymous said...

Haha, well I pre-ordered my signed special edition copy more a year ago when this baby was first just thought of... It should arrive at my doorstep any day now. So as much as I'd love to... I simply can't. :D

Anonymous said...

Songs? Will these be on a radio station? What kind of songs? Jazz?
Rock?
Perhaps a better title would be STORIES of a dying Earth.
Maybe someday Mr. Martin will stop naming all his books using Songs in the title.
Just a pet peeve. Carry on.

Anonymous said...

It's meant to be Romantic. And it is.

Melissa (My World) said...

I sent my email. This book looks really great. I found your blog through a RT on tweeter. I am really glad I did. I love the fantasy books you have listed here. Great blog! I am now following you.

Melissa (My World) said...

Sorry, I forgot, I wanted to check in with you to see when the drawing will be made. I would love to have a link on my side bar for it if you don't mind, as well.

Anonymous said...

"It's meant to be Romantic. And it is."

No, it's not. It's juvenile.

Roland said...

Or we can not argue on the title - now THAT's a cool thought!

It obviously works for some and not for others. That's the way life is.

Anyway, I'm sort of done with Pat's givaways. I won once, long ago and sorta feel like I'll never win again, so I just stopped bothering.

But good luck to everyone who enters! This looks like an awesome book!

Adam Whitehead said...

SONGS OF THE DYING EARTH actually contains several songs within the stories, hence it is an accurate title.

STORIES and TALES OF THE DYING EARTH are among the names already given to the extant omnibus editions of the original books, so presumably would not be available for this new collection.

Anonymous said...

ok. How about A Song of Ice and Fire. Is that in 4/4 time?
I liked the sound of Dreamsongs the most, especially the part with the three part harmony.
Being cute with the word SONG in the title just sounds childish and geeky to me. Just my opinion.

Adam Whitehead said...

The Song of Ice and Fire in the books is a prophecy, which for all we know (it hasn't been repeated verbatim yet) is an actual song or verse.