Monday, April 6, 2009

Win Seven Books from Angry Robot

Angry Robot, the upcoming SF/F/WTF?! imprint from Harper Collins, is running a contest in which the winner will receive their first seven books. All you have to do is come up with an award-winning name for the angry robot:

To enter the contest, go to the Name that Droid page. And if you saw it on this site and happen to win, I could win some sort of mysterious and awesome prize too.

Personally, I'm curious about exactly what ticked the robot off... Any ideas?


orannia said...

I must be looking at the picture weirdly..because I can't see much :) Sorry!

Oh, and I finished reading The Virtu this morning....WOW! It was amazing! I want to buy the series, but...weridly...the second book seems to be out of print!

Kristen said...

Hmm... Not sure why you can't see the picture. I looked at it in Firefox and Internet Explorer and it seems to show up in both.

Oh, I'm glad you loved The Virtu! That is my absolute favorite book in that series. Are you going to write a review of it?

I'm surprised it is out of print so soon; it's not that old. The site I got it from still has it in hardcover, though:

I'm not sure if they ship internationally or not since I'm in the same country they are, though.

Kristen said...

Oops, forgot to make the link clickable: The Virtu at Clarkesworld Books

Right now, it's at the top of that page but if a book before it is removed sometime after I put this up, you might have to go to the previous page.

orannia said...

Thank you Kristen! I'll check right now! I may just have to get the series in hardback..I don't mind, as long as they are all the same size....yes, I'm one of THOSE :)

Oh, and yes I've reviewed it and yes the review is up. Not sure how I did though...

orannia said...

Out of interest, is Clarkesworld reliable? And are the books new? I couldn't tell :) Thank you!

I forgot to say, the problem with my picture is probably because I stilll have evil dial-up!

Kristen said...

Orannia - I know what you mean about being one of those - I try to get series in the same format as well. The Doctrine of Labyrinth is one I have in hardcover. There are a few series I have in mixed formats and it drives me crazy. For instance, I get all omnibus editions of Lois McMaster Bujold's Miles series. Most of them are in mass market paperback but a couple of them are only available in trade paperback.

Clarkesworld has both new and old books. The one in the link I sent you is new, as most of them are. There are links at the top of the site to browse by New or Used. If you are browsing all books, though, it will say if the book is used right under the title (new books just say something like "hardcover" or "paperback" but the used ones say "used hardcover" or "used paperback").

As far as reliability goes, up until my last order I would have said yes immediately. I have ordered there several times and never had a problem (although it does take a while sometimes but they have very cheap shipping so I have no complaints about that).

When Thea dared me to read Dead Witch Walking and I decided I liked it, I ordered the next three books through them since they had them cheaper than the normal price and signed. I got my books a couple weeks later, but instead of the second book in the series they sent me the first one that I already had. So I checked my confirmation receipt to make sure I hadn't accidentally ordered that one instead of the second book and I had ordered the second book. I emailed them about the mistake, never heard back. Emailed a second time and they said they'd send me a copy of it. It's been well over a month and I still haven't received it and probably never will. I've emailed again twice about it and never heard back.

Other than that, I've always had good luck with them and they have some really cheap sale prices.

Other options are finding it off AbeBooks. There's another site like it I've used before too but I can't remember the name. I'll have to find out if John remembers it later since he's the one who showed it to me.

Kristen said...

Found the other site I was trying to remember the name of - Alibris! Like AbeBooks, it has a bunch of used and new books and they do have some copies of The Virtu.

orannia said...

Thank you so much! I'll have a look now. If I can get it in paperback, then YAH, otherwise I might have to go down the hardcover route!

Kristen said...

Good luck finding a copy of The Virtu, Orannia!