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Thanks to the lovely chaps at Simon & Schuster UK, I'm able to do a give-away of a wonderful apocalyptic novel THE AGE OF MIRACLES by Karen Thompson Walker.

The clocks ticked as usual.

Yet the seconds bled into minutes.

Minutes grew into hours.

Hours into days of complete and total darkness followed by the scorching bright light.

Imagine having more hours in the day …

Think how time rules our lives. But what if our 24-hour day grew longer, first in minutes, then in hours, until day became night and night became day? What effect would this slowing have on the world? On the birds in the sky, the whales in the sea, the astronauts in space, and on a family and a young girl, who is already coping with the normal catastrophes of her everyday life?

”People heard the news and they wanted to move. Families piled into minivans and crossed state lines. They scurried in every direction like small animals caught suddenly under a light.

But, of course, there was nowhere on earth to go.”

THE AGE OF MIRACLES is released in the UK on 21st June, so the winner will get this a good few weeks before everyone else.

All you have to do to be entered into the give-away draw is leave a comment here telling me what your favourite end of the world/apocalyptic scenario is and why.

To kick the ball off, long term readers of this LJ will know that I'm a zombie girl so I'm all about the zombie apocalypse, people, mainly because I love the idea of creeping dread and the rising odds against you surviving.


1. Leave a comment on this LJ telling me what your favourite end of the world/apocalyptic scenario is and why.

2. The winner will be chosen at random using a random generator.

3. You don't have to have an LJ account or be a friend of this LJ to enter this contest but if you don't have an LJ account then please tell me how I can contact you if you win (e.g. leave an email address in your comment).

4. You can comment as many times as you want (e.g. to change your mind about your favourite book), but each individual only gets one contest entry.

5. Comments must be posted before 23:59 (GMT) on Sunday 20th May 2012.

6. The winner will be notified by 23:59 on Sunday 27th May 2012 by LJ message or email and must respond with their mailing address by Sunday 3rd June 2012, or else another winner will be drawn.

7. The giveaway is open to anyone regardless of age or location BUT please note that the prize will be sent by post and I have no responsibility or liability for the vagaries of local mail systems.

8. Prizes are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.

9. The Judge's (i.e. my) decision is final.


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May. 7th, 2012 02:35 pm (UTC)
Age of Miracles
sitting in the sun at Lords watching the cricket !!!!

May. 7th, 2012 06:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Age of Miracles
Heh! Can it be an apocalyptic event if it happens every year though? ;)
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