Giveaway!: The Divine Invasion


This one is open to North American readers only.  Sorry friends in other lands, there will be more for you soon.

We’ve run a lot of great giveaways over the past two months, but none may be more unique, and more thrilling, than what we’ve got for in store for one lucky fan this week.

It’s no surprise that we’re obsessed with all manner of literary awards, and therefore it also comes as no surprise that we’re tracking this year’s Philip K. Dick award for excellence in Science Fiction very closely.

Nominated this year for his novel Blueprints of the Afterlife, author Ryan Boudinot wants to pass on to you, his very own personal copy of the classic Philip K. Dick novel The Divine Invasion.  Better yet, he’ll happily inscribe it “From the library of Ryan Boudinot.”  If he wins the award this year, and there’s a very good chance he could, you’ll be left owning a truly one-of-a-kind piece of history.

Head on over to our Facebook page to enter.  Simply give us a like, then like the post marked GIVEAWAY!  One winner will be chosen at random on Monday.  Yes, it’s that easy.

Don’t forget to check out Mr. Boudinot’s highly imaginative novel as well:

Blueprints_Of_The_AfterlifeFrom the “wickedly talented” (Boston Globe) and “darkly funny” (New York Times Book Review) Ryan Boudinot, Blueprints of the Afterlife is a tour de force.

It is the Afterlife. The end of the world is a distant, distorted memory called “the Age of F***ed Up Shit.” A sentient glacier has wiped out most of North America. Medical care is supplied by open-source nanotechnology, and human nervous systems can be hacked.

Abby Fogg is a film archivist with a niggling feeling that her life is not really her own. She may be right. Al Skinner is a former mercenary for the Boeing Army, who’s been dragging his war baggage behind him for nearly a century. Woo-jin Kan is a virtuoso dishwasher with the Hotel and Restaurant Management Olympics medals to prove it. Over them all hovers a mysterious man named Dirk Bickle, who sends all these characters to a full-scale replica of Manhattan under construction in Puget Sound. An ambitious novel that writes large the hopes and anxieties of our time—climate change, social strife, the depersonalization of the digital age—Blueprints of the Afterlife will establish Ryan Boudinot as an exceptional novelist of great daring.  (from the paperback edition)


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About Aaron Westerman

Aaron Westerman is the Manager of Web Architecture for a national human services organization. When he's not busy tearing sites apart and rebuilding them, he spends his ever shrinking free time trying to keep up with his twins, reading works of translated literature, and watching far too many Oscar nominated movies.