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WINNERS: SCI-FI CHRONICLES Edited by Guy Haley

The winners of our giveaway for Sci-Fi Chronicles edited by Guy Haley have been chosen and notified.

Congratulations to

  • Andrea B.
  • Ashley W.
  • Bob M.
  • Daniel W.
  • Dru S.
  • Jennifer K.
  • Kai G.
  • Milos T.
  • Ruhan Z.
  • Sue C.

You will be receiving your prizes soon!

Thanks to everyone who entered.

WINNERS: NEAR DEATH by Glenn Cooper

The winners of our giveaway for Near Death by Glenn Cooper have been chosen and notified.

Congratulations to:

  • Arun S.
  • William W.

You will be receiving your prize soon!

Thanks to everyone who entered.

WINNER: Full Set of 3 Morgan Rhodes’ FALLING KINGDOMS Books Plus a FALLING KINGDOMS Dartboard

The winner of our giveaway for a Full Set of Morgan Rhodes’ FALLING KINGDOMS books plus a FALLING KINGDOMS Dartboard has been chosen and notified.

Congratulations to Cathy G.!

You will be receiving your prizes soon!

Thanks to everyone who entered.

GIVEAWAY REMINDER: Win a Copy of SCI-FI CHRONICLES Edited by Guy Haley

There is still some time left for you to enter our giveaway for Sci-Fi Chronicles edited by Guy Haley…but hurry, time is running out!

See the original post for details on how to enter.

GIVEAWAY (US/Canada Only): Win a Copy of SCI-FI CHRONICLES Edited by Guy Haley!

We’re excited to be able to offer a giveaway for 10 (count ‘em) copies of Sci-Fi Chronicles: A Visual History of the Galaxy’s Greatest Science Fiction, an awesome book for any science fiction fan. (I wrote a bit about it recently at Kirkus Reviews.)

Here’s more information about the book and how you can win:
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GIVEAWAY REMINDER: Win a Set of Morgan Rhodes’ FALLING KINGDOMS Books Plus a FALLING KINGDOMS Dartboard

There is still some time left for you to enter our giveaway for a set of Morgan Rhodes’ FALLING KINGDOMS books Plus a FALLING KINGDOMS Dartboard…but hurry, time is running out!

See the original post for details on how to enter.

GIVEAWAY REMINDER: Win a Copy of NEAR DEATH by Glenn Cooper

There is still some time left for you to enter our giveaway for Near Death by Glenn Cooper…but hurry, time is running out!

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[GUEST POST] Glenn Cooper on The Story Behind NEAR DEATH (Plus: Giveaway)


Glenn Cooper has a degree in archaeology from Harvard and practiced medicine as an infectious diseases specialist. He was the CEO of a biotechnology company for almost twenty years, has written numerous screenplays and has produced three independent feature films. His novels have sold six million copies in thirty-one languages. He lives in Gilford, New Hampshire.

The Story Behind NEAR DEATH

by Glenn Cooper

I had long been aware of the phenomenon of near death experiences (NDEs) when, as a young doctor, I took care of a very ill patient who had one. She was a teenager with advanced leukemia which was resistant to therapy and one day on the wards, she had a cardiac arrest. We got her heart going again and revived her and when she was stabilized she tearfully recounted her experience, replete with many of the iconic references to floating above the bed, tunnels of light, meeting a deceased family member, a grandparent, if I recall. In those days I was too busy and strung out with exhaustion to study the phenomenon but I tucked the memory of that day away, remembering it the day the girl died and again, many years later when I thought I might want to write a film script about near death experiences.
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GIVEAWAY (US Only): Win a Set of Morgan Rhodes’ FALLING KINGDOMS Books Plus a FALLING KINGDOMS Dartboard!

To promote the release of Gathering Darkness, the third novel in the Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes, SF Signal has a sweet Falling Kingdoms prize pack to give away to 1 lucky SF Signal reader, courtesy of Penguin Young Readers!

The winner will receive:

Here’s more information about what the series is about and how you may win:
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GIVEAWAY REMINDER: Win a Digital Copy of CLEAN (Mindspace Investigations #1) by Alex Hughes

There is still some time left for you to enter our giveaway for Clean by Alex Hughes…but hurry, time is running out!

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WINNERS: FLEX by Ferrett Steinmetz

The winners of our giveaway for Flex by Ferrett Steinmetz have been chosen and notified.

Congratulations to:

  • Alicorn
  • Carolyn
  • Darwin
  • Keith
  • Kris

You will be receiving your prize soon!

Thanks to everyone who entered.

WINNERS: SUSTENANCE by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

The winners of our giveaway for Sustenance: A Saint-Germain novel by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro have been chosen and notified.

Congratulations to:

  • Iva F.
  • Vanessa P.

You will be receiving your prize soon!

Thanks to everyone who entered.

WORLDWIDE GIVEAWAY REMINDER: Win an Advanced Review eCopy of FLEX by Ferrett Steinmetz

There is still some time left for you to enter our giveaway for Flex by Ferrett Steinmetz…but hurry, time is running out!

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GIVEAWAY REMINDER: Win a Copy of SUSTENANCE by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

There is still some time left for you to enter our giveaway for Sustenance: A Saint-Germain novel by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro…but hurry, time is running out!

See the original post for details on how to enter.

WINNERS: Vintage Star Wars T-Shirt

The winners of our giveaway for a Star Wars T-Shirt have been chosen and notified.

Congratulations to:

  • Jordan B. from Auburn, IN
  • Wolf B. from Furlong, PA
  • Brianna W. from Mount Vernon, NY

You will be receiving your prize soon!

Thanks to everyone who entered.

Exclusive Cover Reveal: FLEX by Ferrett Steinmetz (PLUS: Worldwide Giveaway!)

Angry Robot Books resumes their normal publication in March of next year with the launch of Flex by Ferrett Steinmetz, which features this cool cover photographed and designed by Steven Meyer-Rassow. (See a larger version after the jump for its awesome detail.)

Here’s the tantalizing synopsis of Flex:
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[GUEST POST] We Are the Worlds by Alex Hughes (Plus: Worldwide Giveaway!)

Alex Hughes, the author of the award-winning Mindspace Investigations series from Roc (the latest of which is Vacant), has lived in the Atlanta area since the age of eight. She is a graduate of the prestigious Odyssey Writing Workshop, and a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America and the International Thriller Writers. Her short fiction has been published in several markets including EveryDay Fiction, Thunder on the Battlefield and White Cat Magazine. She is an avid cook and foodie, a trivia buff, and a science geek, and loves to talk about neuroscience, the Food Network, and writing craft—but not necessarily all at the same time! You can visit her at Twitter at @ahugheswriter or on the web at www.ahugheswriter.com.

We Are the Worlds

by Alex Hughes

A friend came to me about a year ago, and told me that she’d been hearing a lot about this Doctor Who thing. She and I had been roommates years ago, and she respected my opinion on TV shows. Now, even though she didn’t like “the whole aliens thing” she wanted me to show her a few Doctor Who episodes so she could understand what it was all about. I said sure, and we watched the first weeping angel episode, the Pompeii episode, and one set in Victorian England. She had a very skeptical look on her face when we finished, and I assumed that was that.

Two months later, she came back, and she told me that she’d been binge watching Doctor Who on Netflix for weeks. I was surprised, and asked why. She told me that while she still wasn’t crazy about “the alien thing” that the show wasn’t really about the aliens. It was about us, about humanity. And that it gave her hope at the end of the day that we might yet work things out. I smiled. I had just converted one more poor unsuspecting soul into the world of geekdom.

What my friend realized on her own was something us geeks have known for a very long time. Science fiction and fantasy aren’t about the aliens, or at least not often. Most of the time the stories we tell are stories about us, about our hopes and our fears, and our choices to embrace the very best of humanity, the very worst, or anything else in between.
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GIVEAWAY (US/Canada): Win a Copy of SUSTENANCE by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro!

Courtesy of the publisher, we have 2 copies of the book Sustenance: A Saint-Germain novel by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro to give away to 2 lucky SF Signal readers!

Here’s more about what the book is about:

The vampire Count Saint-Germain protects Americans fleeing persecution—and becomes trapped in a web of betrayal, deceit, and murder in post-WWII Europe in Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s SUSTENANCE

The powerful House Un-American Activities Committee hunted communists both at home and abroad. In the late 1940s, the vampire Count Saint-Germain is caught up in intrigue surrounding a group of Americans who have fled to postwar Paris. Some speak out against HUAC and battle the authorities.

Saint-Germain swears to do his best to protect his friends, but even his skills may not be able to stand against agents of the OSS and the brand-new CIA. And he has an unexpected weakness: his lover, Charis, who has returned to Paris under mysterious circumstances.

And here’s how you can enter for a chance to win:
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GIVEAWAY REMINDER: Win a Vintage Star Wars T-Shirt

There is still some time left for you to enter our giveaway for a Star Wars T-Shirt…but hurry, time is running out!

See the original post for details on how to enter.

GIVEAWAY (US Only): Win a Vintage Star Wars T-Shirt!

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.

Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win:
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