Book Give-Away Contest: Week I

Tomorrow’s the big day when Marseguro officially hits bookstore shelves, and today was the big day when my author’s and promotional copies finally arrived from Penguin Canada. (Yay!)

And so, with great fanfare, I announce the Great Marseguro Book Give-Away Contest!

Here’s how it’s going to work. I’m going to give away one signed copy of Marseguro a week in February. All you have to do to enter this first week is either (a) leave a comment to that effect (with a valid email address) on this post or (b) send an email to edward(at) That’s it! This week’s contest closes at midnight on Sunday, February 10. I’ll then put up a new post for next week’s contest. If you don’t win this week, you’re welcome to enter again next week! (When I send out the email announcing the winner, I’ll ask everyone who entered this week if they want to keep their name in the draw for the next week.)
Tell your friends! Tell your enemies! Pass this along!

And just as a reminder, here’s the back cover copy of the book:

Marseguro, a water world far distant to Earth, is home to a small colony of unmodified humans known as landlings and to the Selkies, a water-dwelling race created by geneticist Victor Hansen from modified human DNA. For seventy years the Selkies and the unmodified landlings have dwelled together in peace, safe from pursuit by the current theocratic rulers of Earth—a group intent on maintaining human genetic and religious purity.
Then landling Chris Keating, a misfit on any world, seeks personal revenge on Emily Wood and her fellow Selkies by activating a distress beacon taken from the remains of the original colony ship. When the Earth forces capture the signal and pinpoint its origin, a strike force, with Victor Hansen’s own grandson Richard aboard, is sent to eradicate this abomination.

Yet Marseguro will not prove as easy to conquer as the Earth force anticipates. And what Richard Hansen discovers here may alter not only his own destiny but that of Marseguro and Earth as well…

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    • Edward Willett on February 26, 2008 at 1:14 pm
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    It’s not too late, but I’ll need an email address. If you don’t want to post one in comments, you can send it to me at edward(at)


    • buddyt on February 26, 2008 at 11:15 am
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    If it is not too late (seeing it is not the end of Feb yet), can you please enter me for the last week ?



    • Mirtika on February 8, 2008 at 4:30 pm
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    After reading the comments on your novel at Jeff V’s blog, I want in on the giveaway, please:

    MirtikaS atsy gmail dotsy com


    • Todd Wheeler on February 7, 2008 at 5:48 pm
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    Contests rock. Please put my name in the hat as well.

    todd (at) todd-wheeler (dot) com

    • Edward Willett on February 6, 2008 at 5:08 pm
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    Thanks, Anonymous, but I’ll need a valid email address to enter you in the draw! If you don’t want to post it here, you can send it to me at edward(at)

    • Anonymous on February 6, 2008 at 5:01 pm
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    me 2 even so i come from abroad
    your work is fab
    one day i get the jimy hendrix book
    of cause

    • reading on February 6, 2008 at 1:56 am
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    I’ll take a free book.

    • Ken McConnell on February 5, 2008 at 10:12 pm
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    Count me in for the contest.

    • Ian H. on February 5, 2008 at 9:32 pm
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    Would it be alright if I passed the contest info around the school? I know some of the other staffers would be into winning free books… Thanks!

    • Neth on February 5, 2008 at 9:01 pm
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    I like free books
    nethspace [at] cox [dot] net

    • Clark on February 5, 2008 at 8:59 pm
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    I’m on for the free book. Clark

    • Matt on February 5, 2008 at 8:45 pm
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    Free books? Two of my favorite words, especially paired together.

    mjswit [at] gmail [dot] com

    • Random Walk Writer on February 5, 2008 at 8:32 pm
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    Ooh, enter me in the drawing, please!

    random_walk (at) mac (dot) com

    • windycindy on February 5, 2008 at 7:31 pm
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    What a kind gesture on your part to offer a giveaway of your new book! I have read and heard many great things about the book. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi

    • GLP on February 5, 2008 at 4:52 pm
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    Count me in!

    garethlpowell (at) btinternet (dot) com

    • Edward Willett on February 5, 2008 at 4:33 pm
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    aBookworm, it’s not just ok, it’s great. The more the merrier! Thanks!

    • aBookworm on February 5, 2008 at 3:27 pm
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    You hooked me! Count me in.

    I’ve also included it in a post over at my book review/contest blog – A Book Blogger’s Diary

    Hope that’s ok with you. Thanks!

    • Chantelle on February 5, 2008 at 3:13 pm
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    thank you. this is a great contest!

    • Zee on February 5, 2008 at 12:10 am
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    I enjoy your science columns!!

    • Janet on February 4, 2008 at 10:27 pm
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    Count me in! You know where to find me.

    Oh, all right, have it your way.

    thewalrussaid (at) gmail (dot) com

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