Last week’s guests got the month off to a great start! This week’s posts begin tomorrow, and you can see this week’s schedule below. I am also excited to be giving 2 copies of The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison today!
But before this week’s guest lineup, here’s a brief overview of last week’s discussions.
Week In Review
In case you missed any of last week’s guest posts, here’s what happened:
- Renay from Lady Business unveiled the list of favorite books by women from submissions collected last year. It contains over 800 books, and you can add up to 10 more favorite books by women this year.
- Cinda Williams Chima shared some of her thoughts and experiences as a reader, fan, and author of speculative fiction.
- Khanh from The Book Nookery discussed her love of dragons and the books by Patricia Wrede and Anne McCaffrey that started it all.
- Beth Bernobich covered the topic of women’s invisibility in science fiction and fantasy.
- Anne Lyle discussed her love of science and how she prefers to incorporate it into fantasy fiction rather than write science fiction.
Upcoming Guests: Week Two
It was a great first week, and I’m also excited about next week’s guests:
April 7: M. L. Brennan (Generation V, Iron Night)
April 8: Grace from Books Without Any Pictures
April 9: Deborah J. Ross (The Seven-Petaled Shield, Jaydium, Northlight)
April 10: Alex Hughes (Clean, Sharp, Marked)
April 11: Anya from On Starships & Dragonwings
April 12: Rachel Bach (Paradox, The Legend of Eli Monpress)
Courtesy of Tor Books, I have two copies of The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison to give away! This giveaway is open to North American residents, and two winners will each receive one copy of this book.
About The Goblin Emperor:
A vividly imagined fantasy of court intrigue and dark magics in a steampunk-inflected world, by a brilliant young talent.
The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile, distant from the Imperial Court and the deadly intrigue that suffuses it. But when his father and three sons in line for the throne are killed in an “accident,” he has no choice but to take his place as the only surviving rightful heir.
Entirely unschooled in the art of court politics, he has no friends, no advisors, and the sure knowledge that whoever assassinated his father and brothers could make an attempt on his life at any moment.
Surrounded by sycophants eager to curry favor with the naïve new emperor, and overwhelmed by the burdens of his new life, he can trust nobody. Amid the swirl of plots to depose him, offers of arranged marriages, and the specter of the unknown conspirators who lurk in the shadows, he must quickly adjust to life as the Goblin Emperor. All the while, he is alone, and trying to find even a single friend… and hoping for the possibility of romance, yet also vigilant against the unseen enemies that threaten him, lest he lose his throne – or his life.
This exciting fantasy novel, set against the pageantry and color of a fascinating, unique world, is a memorable debut for a great new talent.
Giveaway Rules: To be entered in the giveaway, fill out the form below OR send an email to kristen AT fantasybookcafe DOT com with the subject “The Goblin Emperor Giveaway.” One entry per person and two winners will be randomly selected. Those from North America are eligible to win this giveaway. The giveaway will be open until the end of the day on Sunday, April 13. Each winner has 24 hours to respond once contacted via email, and if I don’t hear from them by then a new winner will be chosen (who will also have 24 hours to respond until someone gets back to me with a place to send the book).
Please note email addresses will only be used for the purpose of contacting the winners. Once the giveaway is over all the emails will be deleted.
Update: Now that the giveaway is over, the form has been removed.