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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Masked - edited by Lou Anders - BLOG TOUR and giveaway - US through August 5, 2010





Title:  Masked
Editor:  Lou Anders
Publisher: Gallery Books, a division of Simon and Schuster
Format:  Trade Paperback, 416 pages
ISBN-10: 1439168822
ISBN-13: 9781439168820



 


From the publisher's website:

WELCOME TO THE SECOND "GOLDEN AGE" OF SUPERHEROES AND HEROINES

Superheroes have come a long way since the "Man of Steel" was introduced in 1938. This brilliant new collection features original stories and novellas from some of today's most exciting voices in comics, science fiction, and fantasy. Each marvelously inventive tale shows us just how far our classic crusaders have evolved—and how the greatest of heroes are, much like ourselves, all too human. 

In "Call Her Savage," MARJORIE M. LIU enters the dark heart of a fierce mythic heroine who is forced, by war, to live up to her own terrible legend. 

In "A to Z in the Ultimate Big Company Superhero Universe (Villains Too)," BILL WILLINGHAM presents a fully-realized vision of a universe where epic feats and tragic flaws have transformed the human race. 

In "Vacuum Lad," STEPHEN BAXTER unveils the secret origins of the first true child of the space age—and disproves the theory that "nothing exists in a vacuum."

In "Head Cases," PETER DAVID and KATHLEEN DAVID blast through the blogosphere to expose the secret longings of a Lonely Superhero Wife. 

In "The Non-Event," MIKE CAREY removes the gag order on a super-thief named Lockjaw . . . and pries out a confession of life-altering events. Also includes stories by Mike Baron • Mark Chadbourn • Paul Cornell • Daryl Gregory • Joseph Mallozzi • James Maxey • Ian McDonald • Chris Roberson • Gail Simone • Matthew Sturges . . . and an introduction by Lou Anders, "one of the brightest and best of the new generation of science fiction editors" (Jonathan Strahan, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year). 

Look for my review soon; however, I LOVE anthologies!  I remember how disappointed I was when Ellery Queen's mag stopped being published, as that was the last subscription mag that I knew of that regularly published fresh short stories in a genre that I liked to read.  I am totally looking forward to getting to this over the weekend!


BUY IT:  At the publisher's website, through Amazon, and through other online and offline booksellers.  It is also available as an eBook.

WIN IT:  The publisher has provided two copies for you to win!  

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Do you miss having LOTS of anthologies to choose from?  If you're younger and don't remember when anthologies were the rage, would you like to see more available?

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Eligibility: US, 18 and older.  These books will ship directly from the publisher, so no P.O. Boxes, please!

End date:  August 5, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST

I will pick the winner(s) using Random.org.  I will post the winner(s) on the site AND send an email to the email address used to enter.  The winner will then have 48 hours to reply with their mailing information; otherwise, a new winner will be picked.  The email will be easy to spot; the subject line will begin "You WON on Knitting and Sundries"

Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of this title from Gallery Books to objectively review.  No other form of compensation was received for this post, and I am not required to post a positive review.

26 comments:

  1. i would love to check this out. I'm not a huge anthology reader, but I do think they are nice and would love to see more unique kinds.

    -lauren
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  4. subscribe by email
    also twitter friend

    I used to subscribe to EQMM and miss anthologies!
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  5. twittered
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  6. I used to LOVE anthologies - it gave me a chance to be introduced to new writers and read little gems by favorite authors. Mor anthologies please :)

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  10. I wish there were more mystery anthologies

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  12. I wish there were more horror anthologies!

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  14. Twittered at http://twitter.com/headlessfowl/status/19404632812

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  15. Hi Julie

    I would love to read MASKED.

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  16. I would absolutely love to read this!

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  17. I've never read many anthologies, but I think I would like to see more available! It would offer a little more to a reader. The stories tend to be a little shorter, so if you didn't like it, you wouldn't be stuck reading a long book, and the book may offer a better story also!

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  18. Entered the Cheerios giveaway.

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  20. Yes, I would like more anthologies because I like variety.

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  22. I wish there were more horror anthologies!

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