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Courtesy of Shirts.com, seller of some wonderful vintage t-shirts, 3 lucky SF Signal readers can win a Star Wars vintage T-shirt!

There are lots of Star Wars T-Shirt designs to choose from, just find one that you like and enter below.

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WINNERS: THE COSMIC COCKTAIL by Katherine Freese

The winners of our giveaway for The Cosmic Cocktail by Katherine Freese have been chosen and notified.

Congratulations to:

  • Kai G.
  • Rick V.

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Thanks to everyone who entered.

There is still some time left for you to enter our giveaway for The Cosmic Cocktail by Katherine Freese…but hurry, time is running out!

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Courtesy of the publisher, we have 2 copies of the non-fiction book The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter by Katherine Freese to give away to 2 lucky SF Signal readers!

Here’s more about what the book is about (You can read an excerpt here):

The ordinary atoms that make up the known universe—from our bodies and the air we breathe to the planets and stars—constitute only 5 percent of all matter and energy in the cosmos. The rest is known as dark matter and dark energy, because their precise identities are unknown. The Cosmic Cocktail is the inside story of the epic quest to solve one of the most compelling enigmas of modern science—what is the universe made of?—told by one of today’s foremost pioneers in the study of dark matter.

Blending cutting-edge science with her own behind-the-scenes insights as a leading researcher in the field, acclaimed theoretical physicist Katherine Freese recounts the hunt for dark matter, from the discoveries of visionary scientists like Fritz Zwicky—the Swiss astronomer who coined the term “dark matter” in 1933—to the deluge of data today from underground laboratories, satellites in space, and the Large Hadron Collider. Theorists contend that dark matter consists of fundamental particles known as WIMPs, or weakly interacting massive particles. Billions of them pass through our bodies every second without us even realizing it, yet their gravitational pull is capable of whirling stars and gas at breakneck speeds around the centers of galaxies, and bending light from distant bright objects. Freese describes the larger-than-life characters and clashing personalities behind the race to identify these elusive particles.

Many cosmologists believe we are on the verge of solving the mystery. The Cosmic Cocktail provides the foundation needed to fully fathom this epochal moment in humankind’s quest to understand the universe.

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The winner of our giveaway for The Time Roads by Beth Bernobich and Heart Of Stone by Debra Mullins has been chosen and notified.

Congratulations to: Stephanie F.!

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WINNER: HEIR CHRONICLES Prize Pack

The winner of our giveaway for an Heir Chronicles by Cinda Williams Chima prize pack has been chosen and notified.

Congratulations to: Chris T!

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There is still some time left for you to enter our giveaway for The Time Roads by Beth Bernobich and Heart Of Stone by Debra Mullins…but hurry, time is running out!

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There is still some time left for you to enter our giveaway for an Heir Chronicles by Cinda Williams Chima prize pack…but hurry, time is running out!

See the original post for details on how to enter.

Courtesy of the Tor Books, SF Signal has a set of 2 books to give away to one lucky reader: The Time Roads by Beth Bernobich and Heart Of Stone by Debra Mullins!

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To promote The Sorcerer Heir, the 5th book in Cinda Williams Chima’s exciting series The Heir Chronicles, Disney-Hyperion is offering SF Signal readers a chance to win a prize pack that includes all 5 books plus a set of portable speakers!

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The winner of our giveaway for the audiobook of We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory has been chosen and notified.

Congratulations to: Eirik U.!

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WINNERS: UNSEAMING by Mike Allen

The winners of our giveaway for Unseaming by Mike Allen have been chosen and notified.

Congratulations to:

  • Shira L. (Physcial copy)
  • Adam S-M. (Physcial copy)
  • Chris R. (Physcial copy)
  • John G. (eBook copy)
  • Fred J. (eBook copy)
  • Bill M. (eBook copy)
  • Tammy G. (eBook copy)
  • Jamey W. (eBook copy)
  • Dusty W. (eBook copy)
  • Antonino L. (eBook copy)
  • Tomi M. (eBook copy)
  • Angus M. (eBook copy)
  • M.E. (eBook copy)

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Courtesy of Tachyon Publications and audible.com, SF Signal has a audiobook copy of Daryl Gregory’s We Are All Completely Fine to give away to 1 lucky SF Signal reader!

Here’s what the book is about:

Harrison was the Monster Detective, a storybook hero. Now he’s in his mid-thirties and spends most of his time popping pills and not sleeping. Stan became a minor celebrity after being partially eaten by cannibals. Barbara is haunted by unreadable messages carved upon her bones. Greta may or may not be a mass-murdering arsonist. Martin never takes off his sunglasses. Never.

No one believes the extent of their horrific tales, not until they are sought out by psychotherapist Dr. Jan Sayer. What happens when these seemingly-insane outcasts form a support group? Together they must discover which monsters they face are within—and which are lurking in plain sight.

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There is still some time left for you to enter our giveaway for Unseaming by Mike Allen…but hurry, time is running out!

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Anton Strout was born in the Berkshire Hills mere miles from writing heavyweights Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. He currently lives in the haunted corn maze that is New Jersey (where nothing paranormal ever really happens, he assures you). He is the author of the Simon Canderous urban fantasy series and the Spellmason Chronicles for Ace Books, a division of Penguin Random House. Anton is also the author of many short tales published in anthologies by DAW Books. His latest book, Incarnate, the third Spellmason Chronicles book, is coming out September 30, 2014. In his scant spare time, his is a writer, a sometimes actor, sometimes musician, occasional RPGer, and the worlds most casual and controller smashing video gamer. He currently works in the exciting world of publishing and yes, it is as glamorous as it sounds. He is currently hard at work on his next book and be found lurking the darkened hallways of antonstrout.com or talking with your favorite SF&F authors on The Once and Future Podcast, where he is host and content curator.

Keeping It Fresh, or How To Be a Good Judge of Character

by Anton Strout

When you do something for a long time like, say, writing an ongoing series, there’s always the danger of your books going rotten like weeks old fruits or vegetables. Sure, the characters were nice and fresh in book one, but three books in they’re looking a little too squishy and unpalatable.

Never fear, dear reader! I’m here to tell you what it takes to keep an ongoing series from going rotten and boring you!
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Psst! Do you like…weird?

Courtesy of Mike Allen, SF Signal has 13 (3 physical + 10 eBook) copies of Mike Allen’s creepy collection Unseaming to give away to 13 lucky SF Signal readers!

Here’s what the collection is about:

Everyone in the world awakens covered in blood-and no one knows where the blood came from. A childhood doll arrives to tear its owner’s reality limb from limb. A portal to the spirit realm stretches wide on the Appalachian Trail, and something more than human crawls through on eight legs. Words of comfort change to terrifying sounds as a force from outside time speaks through them. The buttons in the bin will unseam your flesh to bare your nastiest secrets.

Opening with “The Button Bin,” a finalist for the Nebula Award for Best Short Story, and culminating with its sequel, “The Quiltmaker,” which Bram Stoker Award and Shirley Jackson Award winner Laird Barron has hailed as Mike Allen’s masterpiece, this debut collection gathers fourteen horror tales that, in the words of Barron’s introduction, “rival anything committed to paper by the likes of contemporary masters such as Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, or Caitlín Kiernan. This is raw, visceral, and sometimes bloody stuff. Primal stuff.”

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The winner of our giveaway for The Young Elites by Marie Lu have been chosen and notified.

Congratulations to: Shawn K.!

You will be receiving your prize soon!

Thanks to everyone who entered.

There is still some time left for you to enter our giveaway for The Young Elites by Marie Lu (plus swag)…but hurry, time is running out!

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Courtesy of the good folks at Penguin Books USA, SF Signal has some cool swag to give away to 1 lucky SF Signal reader!

What swag, you ask?
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