Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Free e-copies of Hugo nominated novels for Worldcon members

If you're a member of this year's World Science Fiction Convention in Denver, electronic copies (as RTF files, which are readable by almost all word processors) of four of the five best-novel Hugo Award finalists are yours for the asking. See John Scalzi's blog for the details (and many thanks to John for handling distribution!).

Included in the bundle are Ian McDonald's Brasyl, Robert J. Sawyer's Rollback, John Scalzi's The Last Colony, and (if you live in the United States) Charles Stross's Halting State.

(The publisher of the fifth finalist, Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policeman's Union, declined to participate in this giveaway.)

And let me publicly say what a stand-up, terrific guy John Scalzi is. He didn't have to organize this; he didn't need to make his massively popular web platform available to anyone but himself. But he's a true gentleman. THANK YOU, JOHN!

(Thanks, too, in my case, to my publisher, Tor Books, which controls the electronic rights to Rollback and authorized the use of the book in this program.)

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At April 02, 2008 5:09 PM , Anonymous Annie said...

How does one get to be a member?...just curious...

At April 02, 2008 5:14 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Hi, Annie. A supporting membership -- which lets you vote for the Hugos this year, and nominate for them next year, plus gets you all the Worldcon publications -- is US$50. An attending membership -- which gets you all of the above, plus the right to actually attend Denvention 3, the World Science Fiction Convention in Denver this August -- is US$200. Either sort of membership may be bought online here.

At April 02, 2008 5:30 PM , Anonymous Annie said...

Sounds like a good idea...thanks for the heads up!


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