Saturday, March 5, 2011

GIVEAWAY - The Sorcerer's House: Gene Wolfe


The lovely people at TOR sent me an extra copy of this wonderful book. That means that I’m giving it away. This time I’m shaking it up even more and opening this giveaway up worldwide


Same rules apply as my last giveaway. It opens today and closes next Sunday, March 12 at 11:59pm (my time - Mountain Standard Time). A comment left below this post will automatically enter you. I'll randomly choose a winner (via a computer based randomizer program) and announce the winner on Monday (Mar. 13). You have until Wednesday, March 15 to email me with your mailing address. If I don't hear from you by Wednesday, I'll announce another winner on Thursday. 

So, there you have it. Good luck to all who enter. 

About the Book:

In a contemporary town in the American midwest where he has no connections, Bax, an educated man recently released from prison, is staying in a motel. He writes letters to his brother and to others, including a friend still in jail, to whom he progressively reveals the intriguing pieces of a strange and fantastic narrative. When he meets a real estate agent who tells him he is, to his utter surprise, the heir to a huge old house in town, long empty, he moves in. He is immediately confronted by an array of supernatural creatures and events, by love and danger.

His life is utterly transformed and we read on, because we must know more. We revise our opinions of him, and of others, with each letter, piecing together more of the story as we go. We learn things about magic, and another world, and about the sorcerer Mr. Black, who originally inhabited the house. And then knowing what we now know only in the end, perhaps we read it again.

Good luck to all who enter!

29 comments:

  1. I haven't read any Gene Wolfe before, though I've heard plenty of good things about him and his books. Put me down for the chance to get this one; I'd love to give it a whirl!

    jazriyah(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Great competition!
    Consider me entered :-)

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  3. It's a book. As always, I'm in.

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  4. Oh my god oh my god! I so want this book! Thank you so much for the contest!

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  5. Would love a chance to win this book! Thanks so much for the post.

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  6. Great giveaway. I would like to win!
    nadinenys (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. I've already read this book, so don't enter me in the giveaway.

    I'm just posting to say Sorcerer's House is a great read, probably one of Wolfe's most accessible, so a perfect introduction for readers new to his style.

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  8. Oh, man! More Gene Wolfe! I MUST HAVE IT.

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  9. Wolfe is on my Authors-I-Haven't-Yet-Read-But-Want-To list.

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  10. I love Book competitions, consider me entered.
    my email is melanie.odonovan(@)gmail(.)com :)

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  11. Here's my entry as well. I love Gene Wolfe, his New Sun novels with Severial sit comfortably at the top of my favourite novels ever and I also enjoyed the Wizard/Knight. So I really want to read this one! Thanks a lot for this competition!

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  12. Haven't read any Gene Wolfe great to see you active on your blog

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  13. I'm currently (finally) reading "The Book of the New Sun" and enjoying it. Please enter me in this contest. Thank you.

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  14. I have heard good things about this book, the blurb certainly sounds interesting, please enter me into the giveaway. Thanks!

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  15. I'll slip you a dollar if I win. Or something like that. You KNOW that's too good to pass up.

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  16. Wow! Sounds like a good book! :)

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  17. I love Gene Wolfe. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  18. Wolfe is a genius. Free Live Free is among my favorite books. I'd love to give this one a read.

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  19. Ooooh...sounds very intriguing...must read it !!!

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  20. Looks very interesting :)

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  21. Gene Wolfe is a "must have" in any sf/fantasy library. His Urth books series (New Sun, Long Sun and Short Sun)are breathtaking in scope, and many of his standalones are sheer genius.

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  22. Would love to read this book thanks for the giveaway

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  23. I've never read Gene Wolfe, but would love to!

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  24. Thanks for the chance to win! Count me in.

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