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Book Giveaway: Apex Digest #6

Ok, this week, I’m not giving a book away, exactly, but it may just be the next best thing. Heck, it may even be better. And it’s a perfect giveaway for Halloween!

I’ve been a huge fan of _Apex Digest_ since the journal’s inception a couple of years ago. Jason Sizemore, the founder and editor-in-chief, has done a remarkable job of building this new science fiction and horror journal from the ground up.

Now – I have an extra copy of Apex Digest Issue #6. Mint condition. Never been read. Except maybe by the little fuzz monster that lives under my desk. It’s possible _he_ might have cracked the cover one night while I was sleeping. But if he did, he cleaned up when he was done because the journal still looks pristine.

So what is _Apex Digest_? It’s science fiction. It’s horror. Even better, it’s the love-child of the two. And it’s fabulous. If you like your sci-fi with a bit of darkness (or vice versa), then _Apex Digest_ is for you, and I have just the appetizer to whet your appetite.

_Apex #6_ contains stories from writers like Ben Bova, Bryn Sparks, Mary Robinette Kowal, and more. There are also interviews with Poppy Z. Brite and Kage Baker.

Just leave a comment (with valid email address) on this entry for your chance to win Issue #6 of _Apex Digest_. One comment only per person, please. Entrants with multiple comments will be disqualified. I’ll randomly choose a winner next Wednesday, Nov. 7. Everything clear? Yes? Good.

Book Giveaway: Dune

Ok, time to break radio silence with another book giveaway. This one is a classic sci-fi novel that’s been made in a major motion picture and a Sci-Fi Channel mini-series – Frank Herbert’s _Dune_.

From the back:

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, _Dune_ is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family – and would bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream.

A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, _Dune_ won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.

I first read _Dune_ about a year ago and found it to be a very enjoyable read. Anyone who has scanned the bookshelves at the nearest major book distributor has probably seen that the _Dune_ series is expansive. I myself have recently acquired the next three books in the series and intend to read them in the relatively near future.

You, faithful reader, have the opportunity now to win the first book in this series. The rules are simple – leave a comment on this thread (any comment will do) to enter. Make sure you use a valid email address, since I’ll email the winner to get their mailing address. Leave only one comment, however – multiple comments will get you disqualified. Entries will be accepted until next Wednesday, October 31, at which point I will randomly pick one winner. That’s it.

Oh, and if you feel so led, I’d greatly appreciate it if everyone will link back to this entry on their own blogs. It’s more fun when there are more people involved to choose from.