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eBook Giveaway: ‘How to Write Science Fiction’ by Paul Di Filippo

40K Books has 3 eBook copies of of How to Write Science Fiction by Paul Di Filippo they’re giving away to 3 lucky SF Signal readers!

Here’s what the eBook is about:

How to write wild-eyed, overstuffed, multiplex, maximalist, recomplicated, high-bandwidth Science Fiction, or, “realize I don’t wanna be a miser/how come everybody wanna keep it like the Kaiser?”

Don’t expect this book to be a traditional “How To”. It’s a travel into the Science Fiction.

“Science fiction is the literature of ideas? Sure it is–on a tightly rationed basis! The truth is, most writers of science fiction and fantasy are naturally stingy. We tend to hoard ideas, like the dragon Smaug lying on his treasure. We parcel them out in dribs and drabs. One notion per story. Maybe two High Concepts per novel. Why do we do this?”

An essay by Paul Di Filippo

And here’s how you can get it…

  1. Send an email to contest at sfsignal dot com. (That’s us).
  2. In the subject line, enter ‘How to Write Science Fiction‘.
  3. In the email, tell us which eBook format (.epub or .mobi) you’d like to receive.
  4. There are no geographical restrictions – This giveaway is open to anyone with an email address.
  5. Only one entry per person allowed. Duplicate entries will forwarded to Charlie Sheen. If you’ve won something from us in the past, please give others a chance.
  6. The giveaway will end Wednesday, June 8th 2011 (11:00 PM U.S Central time). The winners will be selected at random, notified and announced shortly thereafter. The prizes will be received shortly thereafter via email.

Good luck!

Note: If you don’t want to leave it to chance, you can purchase the eBook directly. It’s normally $2.99, but until June 8th, it’s on sale for $0.99!

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5 Comments on eBook Giveaway: ‘How to Write Science Fiction’ by Paul Di Filippo

  1. I tried to purchase the e-book directly, but says, “Not currently available.” Guess I’ll just have to hope for the best with the giveaway.

  2. Keep trying — I think the release is today or tomorrow, Italy time zone.

  3. @Erin: Amazon completed the publishing process some hours ago. You should find the title available now. In case, send me a message 🙂

  4. Working now, thanks! And downloading right now.

  5. I had the same problem Erin had–but now the problem is cleared and I snapped it up.

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