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GIVEAWAY: Win a Complete Set of Jay Lake’s “GREEN” Trilogy!

Courtesy of Tor Books, SF Signal has 2 copies of Jay Lake’s Green trilogy to give away to 2 lucky SF Signal users in the U.S. or Canada!

Each trilogy set includes:

  • Green (in paperback)
  • Endurance (in paperback)
  • The newly released Kalimpura (in hardback)

Here is what the each book is about and how you can win:


Her exquisite beauty and brilliant mind were not enough to free her from captivity. That took her skills with a knife, plus the power of a goddess.

She was born in poverty, in a dusty village under the equatorial sun. She does not remember her mother, she does not remember her own name–her earliest clear memory is of the day her father sold her to the tall pale man. In the Court of the Pomegranate Tree, where she was taught the ways of a courtesan…and the skills of an assassin…she was named Emerald, the precious jewel of the Undying Duke’s collection of beauties. She calls herself Green.

The world she inhabits is one of political power and magic, where Gods meddle in the affairs of mortals. At the center of it is the immortal Duke’s city of Copper Downs, which controls all the trade on the Storm Sea. Green has made many enemies, and some secret friends, and she has become a very dangerous woman indeed.

Acclaimed author Jay Lake has created a remarkable character in Green, and evokes a remarkable world in this novel. Green and her struggle to survive and find her own past will live in the reader’s mind a long time after the book is closed.


Green is back in Copper Downs. Purchased from her father in sunny Selistan when she was four years old, she was harshly raised to be a courtesan, companion, and bedmate of the Immortal Duke of Copper Downs. But Green rebelled. Green killed the Duke, and many others, and won her freedom. Yet she is still claimed by the gods and goddesses of her world, and they still require her service. Their demands are greater than any duke’s could have been.

Godslayers have come to the Stone Coast, magicians whose cult is dedicated to destroying the many gods of Green’s world. In the turmoil following the Immortal Duke’s murder, Green made a god out of her power and her memories. Now the gods turn to her to protect them from the Slayers.

Jay Lake brings us an epic fantasy not “in the tradition of Tolkien,” but, instead, sensual, ominous, shot through with the sweat of fear and the intoxication of power.


This sequel to Green and Endurance takes Green back to the city of Kalimpura and the service of the Lily Goddess.

Green is hounded by the gods of Copper Downs and the gods of Kalimpura, who have laid claim to her and her children. She never wanted to be a conduit for the supernatural, but when she killed the Immortal Duke and created the Ox god with the power she released, she came to their notice.

Now she has sworn to retrieve the two girls taken hostage by the Bittern Court, one of Kalimpura’s rival guilds. But the Temple of the Lily Goddess is playing politics with her life.

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

  1. Send an email to contest at sfsignal dot com. (That’s us).
  2. In the subject line, enter ‘Green Trilogy
  3. In the email, please provide your mailing address so the books can be mailed as soon as possible. (The winning addresses are forwarded to the publisher who will mail it to you. All other address info is purged once the giveaway ends.)
  4. Geographic restrictions set by publisher: This giveaway is open only to residents of the U.S. and Canada
  5. Only one entry per person please. Duplicate entries will sent to the Godslayers. If you’ve won something from us in the past, please give someone else a chance. (You know who you are, and we do, too!)
  6. The giveaway will end Friday, February 8th, 2013 (9:00 PM U.S Central time). The winners will be selected at random, notified, and announced shortly thereafter.

Good luck!

About John DeNardo (13012 Articles)
John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

2 Comments on GIVEAWAY: Win a Complete Set of Jay Lake’s “GREEN” Trilogy!

  1. Amy Sisson // January 31, 2013 at 10:24 am //

    Nice contest, but I’m puzzled by #5 — I understand completely that there should be no duplicate entries for this contest, but it seems you’re saying that if someone has won something from you ever, they are permanently DQ’d from ever entering another contest you hold. Which means that people might choose not to enter a contest because there’s a chance you’ll have a prize they like much better some time in the future, and they don’t want to be DQ’d from that by winning this. Does that make sense?

  2. The idea behind that rule was to prevent one person from winning something multiple times while other people haven’t won anything at all. It’s a “spread the love” thing. I don’t know that people are hedging their chances, but I wouldn’t recommend it as you can’t be sure we’ll ever offer something as good as what you may like right now. My advice: if you see something you like, give it a shot. If you win, great! Lucky you! Now give someone else a chance. If you don’t win, well, there’s always next time.

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