Monday, 2 May 2011

Giving The Game Away | Win a First Edition of The Lifecycle of Software Objects!

Perhaps you were intrigued by this afternoon's review of The Lifecycle of Software Objects. Perhaps the fact that "it is heartbreaking. It is profound. It is tremendously powerful, a tour de force, and so very, very sweet" has bumped the latest Ted Chiang up a few notches on your tower of books To Be Read.

I should think so, too. :)

But wait, what's that? You don't already own it? Amazon's sold out of the second printing now, too? Well, lucky for you, I just so happen to have a spare copy of this gorgeous Subterranean Press edition of The Lifecycle of Software Objects going, and all you have to do to stand a chance of winning it is riddle me this. Seriously:

We are men but not men.
Intelligent artifice all
Left behind but beloved.
What are we called?

The answer to which riddle you'll find in my review of Ted Chiang's latest modest masterpiece. It's really very easy when you know how.

So, send your guess along to "thespeculativescotsman [at] googlemail [dot] com" with subject headers marked "SubPress Giveaway" and I'll let you know who the very lucky winner of this immaculate - and already rather rare - first edition is on... shall we say Friday?

I expect we shall. Go on, now!


Updated as of 19:07 to say, since a few of you have asked: no matter where in the world you are, rest easy. You can enter this competition from the States, Germany, the UK - wherever, I mean it.

Also it's been lovely to hear from readers in all the countries there've been entries from already. Keep 'em coming! :)

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