Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tidy My Office: Alien vs. Alien


WEEK SIX: Alien vs. Alien

It's time to tidy my office, and I need filing space. To that end, I'm giving away my edited galleys -- the hard copies that have my scribbles on them. There's only one of each book, so these are extremely rare, one-of-a-kind items.

The contest will run weekly for 7 weeks, and cover the first 6 books in the Alien series and Alexander Outland: Space Pirate by G.J. Koch.

The contest for the Alien vs. Alien edited galley will run from Tuesday, February 19, 2013 through Monday, February 25, 2013. Any contest entries received for AvA after 2-25 will not qualify.

So, registered Hook Me Uppers!, answer this question: Do you fear the coming alien invasion, or embrace it?

Love, Gini

This is for Hook Me Up! subscribers only, so if you're not on, now's the time. Send an email with "Hook Me Up!" in the subject line to gini@ginikoch.com and I'll send you the rules to enter.

Contest will run weekly from Tuesday, January 15, 2013 through Monday, March 4, 2013 (TBAA runs 01-15-13 to 01-21-13; AT runs 01-22-13 to 01-28-13; AitF runs 01-29-13 to 02-04-13; AP runs 02-05-13 to 02-11-13; AD runs 02-12-13 to 02-18-13; AvA runs 02-19-13 to 02-25-13, and AO:SP runs 02-16-13 to 03-04-13). Each galley's contest will run for a week -- winners will be announced sometime in the week following each galley's  entry close. Winners will have until the following Sunday to check in -- any galley not claimed by then will be pulled back by the Gods of Random and a new winner(s) will be chosen.

This an international contest -- as long as you're on Planet Earth, you can enter and win. You must have a deliverable address, though - no P.O. boxes. Prize may take 2-4 weeks to ship; it may take 6-8 weeks for international or longer. Prizes will NOT ship until the final contest week close, on the off chance someone manages to win more than one galley (yes, it's possible, because, as we know, the Gods of Random are capricious).

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Blogger Raonaid Luckwell said...

Hrm.. never really thought about it that much.. Depends on the alien race coming to invade. Now if they are brawny bunch that looks like highlanders or elves, sign me up for the embarcing

Raonaid at gmail dot com

February 19, 2013 at 2:40 AM  
Blogger Eli Yanti said...

I think I'm bit fear if they come except ofcourse if jeff come, it will be different, lol

February 19, 2013 at 2:55 AM  
Blogger Sullivan McPig said...

I got my Molotov cocktails, so I'm ready. Must admit I hope we get invaded by Turians or Krogans (Mass Effect) they're cool.

February 19, 2013 at 4:40 AM  
Blogger miki said...

hum good question... i don't think we will be able to do a lot if some aliens manage ( or more exactly choose^^;;) to come here... i hope they will be friendly though but they must also be crazy to want to have any contact with barbarians like us^^;;

February 19, 2013 at 5:18 AM  
Blogger Bryan Teague said...

Alien invasion? Yes that would make me a bit nervous. Alien visitors not so much. Either way the confirmation of life outside the planet would have a good effect on humans, I hope anyway.

February 19, 2013 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger HockeyVampiress said...

Aliens? I live with 5 males.... every day when they get home from work and school it is an alien invasion...... Visitors from another planet... bring them on

February 19, 2013 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Dee Astell said...

I don't worry about it either way, If they come in peace, then it's all good, but if they have alien probing on their mind and they don't look like Jeff and family, then I have 3 attack poofs at the ready to deal with unauthorized probing!

February 19, 2013 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger HelloTofu19 said...

Well, so long as they're your A-Cs or are otherwise peaceful, sexy, and helpful then I'm totally fine, otherwise I'm going to have to hit up my alaskan familia because they know how to survive.

February 20, 2013 at 3:49 AM  
Blogger ratkin said...

Trust me on this one: aliens are already here. The Home has this one guy on the maintenance staff who HAS to be an alien. Drugs can just be blamed for so much...

February 20, 2013 at 6:05 AM  
Blogger Becky B. (Bibliognome) said...

Well, I don't fear an alien invasion and would probably embrace it as long as the aliens aren't hostile and as long as they're a fan of libraries/Library Assistants. :)

February 20, 2013 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I don't worry about it. If they can come this way and visit not much we can do.

February 20, 2013 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Eva Millien said...

I want to be invaded by the Alien!

February 20, 2013 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

Quiet bunch we got here, ain't it? Musta been carried off by them aliens...

February 24, 2013 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger Dee Astell said...

What? You mean there was a probing party, and I wasn't invited....I call shenanigans!

February 25, 2013 at 12:04 AM  
Blogger T. L. Smith said...

Just the word 'invasion' means this is starting badly. If they're able to get here, it's game over on the technology plane. Depending on what they want from us, that's the really scary part. Do they want us, or the planet's resources. I'm afraid I'm with Hawkings on this one. It would be disasterous. Now, if it's a new batch of ACs... send one my way.

February 25, 2013 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Priestley said...

Sorry I'm late, just got back. Oh, and the invasion? Let's just say it rocked... And rolled... All over the galaxy. Whew. Time for a rest. Now where did I put that creature? Oh, there he is. See you, ladies :)

February 25, 2013 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger me said...

Alien vs Alien, huh? Pretty sure that's the annual theme of my family's Christmas gathering.

My daughter was born with what's called an occipital bun. Basically, it's a pronounced bump at the back of the skull, kinda like a dormer for one's noggin.

Anyway, this wasn't a result of birth canal head squish. It's part of the design of her skull, and it was frighteningly evident in utero. Anything measurement outside of the 10-90 percentage range in an ultrasound is supposed to be cause for a freakout. Apparently, though, her head being in the second percentile for roundness was merely quaint ... or so I was told, after they peeled me off the ceiling fixtures. This took a while because of the language barrier: I was speaking geeky freakout, and the nurse was speaking French.)

Anyway, like so many babies, my daughter popped out, well, *bald*. Cute of course, but completely devoid of hair. Doesn't matter ... as her mom, I was focused on her sweet little face.

Then I turned her sideways.

And I saw her pointy head.

Her very pointy head.

Her second-percentile, "OMG, ARE YOU SURE THIS CHILD DIDN'T BURST OUT OF MY CHEST CAVITY??" pointy head.

At that moment, I considered her devious genetic heritage. I realized she was probably a packing an extra brain or something. You know, for later.

Turns out I was right.

February 25, 2013 at 10:54 PM  
Blogger me said...

(I'll leave it to you to decide whether I fear or embrace the alien invasion. I suspect your answer will be "both.")

February 25, 2013 at 10:58 PM  
Blogger me said...

The Evidence:

My daughter, age 3.5 months, sitting on my niece's lap. Notice that Baby Alien is in 3/4 view, and you can see that bun.


Age 6 months. LOOK AT THAT HEAD SHAPE. Still not in full profile. Be afraid.


Okay, you have been warned.

Here she is, age 6 months, with her dad, and you can finally see what I'm talking about.


(Why yes, that *is* Julie Czerneda on the far right. I felt better with an alien expert on the scene. And fingerpaint.)

February 25, 2013 at 11:34 PM  

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