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Book Giveaway: Goblins or Libriomancer

About two weeks ago, I received my author copies of the Science Fiction Book Club editions of Libriomancer and The Legend of Jig Dragonslayer.

This makes me happy for lots of reasons. Many of the books on my shelves came from the SFBC, back when I was younger and there was no way I could afford full-priced hardcovers. And then I found the SFBC. Five free books at sign-up? Reduced-price omnibus editions? Sweet! This is how I first discovered authors like Robert Asprin, Fred Saberhagan, Anne McCaffrey, Ursula LeGuin, even Asimov and his Foundation Trilogy.

So I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate this milestone, my first books to make it into the club, with a giveaway. And since the stress-o-meter has been running rather high lately, I’m gonna go with something happy and hopefully simple for this one.

All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me about one of the best things that happened to you in 2012.

I’ll pick one commenter at random next week and send them an autographed copy of the SFBC edition of either Libriomancer or The Legend of Jig Dragonslayer. Their choice.

This isn’t a U.S.-only contest, so anyone can enter.

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

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juniperus
Jan. 25th, 2013 02:40 pm (UTC)
I still have SFBC books on my shelves from when I was a teenager -- including many of the authors you named, above! :)


In 2012 I had the opportunity to be part of a parent focus group held at ARC-MI regarding alternative assessments for kids with IEPs in high school. It was a Good Thing.


(I also got to meet you and watch my son get all over geeky meeting you. :) That was pretty cool, too!)
Joshua Evans
Jan. 25th, 2013 02:50 pm (UTC)
Congrats Jim!
Congrats Jim! I too loved SFBC as a teen.

One of my best things for 2012 was writing 2.5 novels! (Does that count as more than one thing?)
kittylady
Jan. 25th, 2013 02:53 pm (UTC)
Maybe not the best, but certainly in the top three, was going to Naperville to hear Terry Pratchett talk about his book Dodger.

And congratulations to you!
sylviamcivers
Jan. 25th, 2013 03:00 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I have some SFBC editions! now I patronize the library instead. Jig the Goblin no longer graces their shelves :(

Best thing in 2012 - joining a writer's critique group. My novel is progressing at a chapter a week instead of a chapter a month. Yay.
winters_queen
Jan. 25th, 2013 03:04 pm (UTC)
Man, I loved getting stuff from SFBC. I know I have some books packed that I got from there.

Mm...best thing in 2012? Nothing is standing out for me, unfortunately. Trying to get my stuff together for 2013.
stevenpaulr
Jan. 25th, 2013 03:06 pm (UTC)
2012
Easy, best thing was the birth of my Son. (2nd child)
rileybear67
Jan. 25th, 2013 03:08 pm (UTC)
I still have many of the books I got when younger from SFBC.

The best thing to happen to me in 2012? It's kind related to the worst thing to ever happen to me. I lost my mother, but with that I was able to become debt free for the first time ever!

Congratulations to you, Jim. I still have hopes of meeting you in person one day!

Edited at 2013-01-25 03:08 pm (UTC)
thesilentpoet
Jan. 25th, 2013 03:10 pm (UTC)

Getting my first professional library job. :)
finnyb
Jan. 25th, 2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
One of the best things that happened? I have a list!

I paid off my student loans.
I paid off our house.
I got to be turned into a character, Herald-Trainee Finny, in Redoubt by Mercedes Lackey.
I got to meet and talk with Misty at WFC2012 in Toronto.

All balance by my mother's death a year ago last Sunday, but still, I had some awesome stuff happen last year v
allmuzedup
Jan. 25th, 2013 03:18 pm (UTC)
omg that is how i had such a massive sf/ fantasy/ vampire library! i love those books. *sighs happily*

best thing of 2012, my fiance told me to finally set the date of our wedding, May 1, 2013 here we come!
jakobdrud
Jan. 25th, 2013 03:19 pm (UTC)
My daughter passed her final cancer checkup. Best thing to happen in AGES!
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muizenstaartje
Jan. 25th, 2013 03:27 pm (UTC)
Congrats!

I was going to say the best thing that happened to me in 2012 was getting married, but getting a box with over 70 minuature dinosaurs (meant to be boutonnieres) is competing for the first spot.
bummble
Jan. 25th, 2013 03:28 pm (UTC)
The best thing in 2012?

Being kissed (etc, etc) by someone for the first time in 10 years (I broke up with my previous boyfriend a few months before turning 30, in 2002, and I turned 40 in 2012; apparently, I'm not generally inclined to casual stuff) and falling in love with the guy.

(unfortunately, this also led to the worst thing of 2012, which was being dumped quite unexpectedly by the same guy in early December, which I'm still not quite over - but still, I'm counting the overall thing as a positive, most of the time)
etcet
Jan. 25th, 2013 03:32 pm (UTC)
Achievement: I deadlifted 500# for the first time.

Reward: Felicia Day ogled me in front of a panel at Dragon*Con.
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