Many thanks to everyone who entered the signed Blood Song UK paperback competition, and all the very welcome comments in the emails, sorry I couldn’t reply to all of you individually. In total there were 104 entrants from a wide variety of places, ranging all the way from Hawaii to the Philippines. I expanded the winners pool to five thanks to the good people at Orbit who sent me a couple of extra copies. So, without further ado, the randomly selected winners are:
You books will be mailed off by the end of next week. Enjoy. Commiserations to everyone else but stay tuned for another competition when Tower Lord comes out in July.
To celebrate the UK release of the Blood Song paperback I thought I’d hold a giveaway competition. To enter simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org between now and midnight GMT 28th February. Please include your name and address in the email – non-UK contestants are welcome. The three winners will be chosen at random on 1st March and will each receive one signed UK mass-market paperback edition of Blood Song with a personalised dedication. P&P will be paid by me. All addresses supplied will be deleted at the close of the competition. Only one entry per contestant please, multiple emails from the same source will be banned and the sender blocked. Good luck.
The UK mass-market paperback edition of Blood Song is published today by Orbit. Available in all good bookshops, including this one.
Thanks to M. David Blake (of vintageseason.com) for allowing me to include a two-chapter excerpt of Blood Song in the 2014 Campbellian Anthology. This book is a one volume collection of work by most of the writers eligible for this year’s John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. In total, there are 111 writers featured in the anthology which comprises 860,000 words and is completely free to download in all ebook formats until the end of April here:
Thanks to Book Country for hosting my guest post on writing an effective battle scene. Check it out here.
Thanks to Spencer Wightman at Fantasy Faction for hosting my first audio interview. I think it went well, ranging from my eternal love for David Gemmell to my varied history obsessions, even if I got a bit rambly at times. Enjoy.
Thanks to Dave at the Netherlands speculative fiction site FantasyWereld for hosting my first non-English interview, available here for all Dutch speakers: http://www.fantasywereld.nl/interviews/interview-met-anthony-ryan/
For those unwilling to resort to Google Translate Dave was also kind enough to post the original English version: http://www.fantasywereld.nl/interview-with-anthony-ryan/