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February 29, 2012

Win 1 of 2 Copies of ‘Arctic Rising’ by Tobias Buckell

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Yesterday was the release of Arctic Rising by Tobias Buckell.

The synopsis of Arctic Rising reads:

Global warming has transformed the Earth, and it’s about to get even hotter. The Arctic Ice Cap has all but melted, and the international community is racing desperately to claim the massive amounts of oil beneath the newly accessible ocean.

Enter the Gaia Corporation. Its two founders have come up with a plan to roll back global warming. They plan to terraform Earth to save it from itself—but in doing so, they have created a superweapon the likes of which the world has never seen.

Anika Duncan is an airship pilot for the underfunded United Nations Polar Guard. She’s intent on capturing a smuggled nuclear weapon that has made it into the Polar Circle and bringing the smugglers to justice.

Anika finds herself caught up in a plot by a cabal of military agencies and corporations who want Gaia Corporation stopped. But when Gaia Corp loses control of their superweapon, it will be Anika who has to decide the future of the world.

You can read my review here. As I said in my review, I highly recommend Arctic Rising. Well-written, it will take you on an exhilarating, edge-of-your-seat adventure filled with just the right balance of nearly unbelievable and believable scenarios, whilst giving you a few laughs. Buckell manges to create just the right balance between thought-provoking ideas and pure, unadulterated fun.

I have 2 copies of this book to giveaway, courtesy of Tor Books.

Contest Details:

1) A lot of the action in Arctic Rising takes place in Canada. Leave a comment telling me something about Canada. It can be fact or fiction, but I prefer fact because Canada is a pretty interesting and, at times, absurd place.

2) Only one comment per person. Leaving multiple comments will disqualify you. When leaving a comment, please use a valid e-mail address so that I can notify you if you win.

3) You have until Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 23:59 PST to leave a comment. At that time, I’ll use a random number generator to select two winners. Winners will be notified by e-mail on Thursday, March 8, 2012. Winners will be announced on this website on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 16:00 PST.

4) If you have any questions, please e-mail me.

You can purchase Arctic Rising at Indigo Books & Music, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound and Powell’s. You can read the first two chapters at Tor. Plus, check out Tobias’ tour schedule here, visit his website here and follow him on Twitter @tobiasbuckell.

Remember, Tobias will be joining me, live, on the Geeky Pleasures Radio Show, Friday, March 9, 2012.

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  1. Jason Chartrand

    Fun fact about Canada: all funny people come from Canada, or wish they came from Canada.

  2. When visiting the town of Banff, even for a conference, you must pay the National Park fee to reach it.

  3. Leart

    Contrary to popular belief Canada does have cool people living in it. Further, again contrary to popular belief, Canada doesn’t like its mounted police force much, but it is stuck with it.

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  5. Mike Wagner

    Coyote/Wolf hybrids came to PEI in the 80s by walking across the ice of the Northumberland Strait in winter, establishing a stable breeding population.

  6. The one and only time I Was in Canada (1999) I walked over the rainbow bridge at a frozen Niagara falls… I was met by Two belligerent US guards in leather gear and hung with bullets and holsters and mace and all that lovely “Look at us we are important and mean” stuff… They went on and on for about half an hour looking to refuse the girl I was with (a anadian citizen) from crossing… We got through. It smelled funny. Coming back into Canada we were met by three young people in smart white shirts and blouses and blue trousers and skirts… THEY said… “Hi! Have a maple leaf badge!” Spoke volumes….

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