|I'm Giving Away an Autographed Copy of Cherie Priests Boneshaker
||[Dec. 10th, 2009|09:14 am]
cmpriest has written a scifi novel of epic and dangerous proport, and it's so awesome and I want y'all to read it so much, that I'm giving away an autographed copy.
Boneshaker is the story of Briar Wilkes who lives on the outskirts of Seattle, sixteen years after the Boneshaker, an insane steam powered drilling device built by her husband to drill for gold in the Klondike, broke free from the laboratory and dug down under the city, piercing a pocket of deadly, poison gas that killed most of the city's inhabitants, but kept some others in a strange, crazed, not dead state of ravenous hunger for human flesh. Now Briar is forced to return to the city to find her son, the heady 16 year old Zeke who has snuck into old Seattle in the hopes of proving his father was not responsible for the catastrophic event which destroyed that city. In the ruins, he is certain, he will find the truth. What they both find is that there are others in the city, unexpected people who've formed a fiercely independent society living within the walls with both the help and the hinderance of a mad, reclusive inventor, Dr. Minnericht.
Cherie has produced a fabulous steampunk adventure (it's written in brown ink, that's how steampunk it is) and I want people to read it.
You will all no doubt remember back in August when I gave away a copy of Chris Howard's novel Seaborn, this is going to work the same way. Here's how it goes:
To win this book, mailed to your door, write a short story in 350 words or less that involves Roswell and any mix of the following:
b) mysterious deadly fog
c) zombies (they're called "rotters" in Cherie's book)
d) mysterious mad masked scientists
e) tunnels under Seattle
f) gas masks
Boneshaker photographed with Roswell to Enhance Value
Post your entry here in the comments. The final winner, as is our tradition, will be picked by Cherie Freaking Priest herself.
Contest goes until midnight SUNDAY, December 13th 2009. I can probably guarantee delivery by Xmas, continental US only. In the event of a winner from outside the con. US a substitute, but equally cool prize may be awarded.
Now get writing. And feel free to repost this in your own LJ's.
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wow. i so want to see this illustrated -- the idea of roswell with her little brass goggles is just too cute... really. too cute. i would esplode.
You are the mad scientist of creative inspiration. :) Plus I've been writing nothing but newsletter copy for days. I NEEDED this.
There's GOTTA be an illustrator here who can make this possible.
Not an illustration, but a tide me over.
and calling the ship The Nori is a stroke of genius!
Sounds like an idea for 2xcreative
if you can't find one among Kyle's illustrious artist friends.
Oh, even if you get a paid account, once a comment has been commented on you can't edit it anymore. It's a bit annoying but I guess they want to prevent "I never said that" situations.
gah I just caught an error...where is mah edit button! Phooey
edit is a paid only feature, if you's not a paid member, let this be your incentive, it's cheap!
I once was in the long ago time. Guess I best pony up!
Just realized I hadn't added you to one of my filters...a filter with rescued kitten pics! Ai!
Fixed. Kitten pics now within range.