I jumped on the bandwagon for this book late. I have no idea how I missed the fact that Kevin J. Anderson is writing another series set in his Saga of the Seven Suns world, but I did. I punished myself for it mightily.
The Saga of the Seven Suns, for those of you who pretend to care, is the very first science fiction series I ever read. Ever. I absolutely loved it. L-O-V-E-D I-T. This is the series that showed me that SciFi isn’t intimidating. Science fiction is accessible, and it can be thought provoking and fun while it blows your mind with its vastness. Anderson got me to think outside the box, and he made me daring enough to want to try more science fiction. From Anderson, I went straight to Peter F. Hamilton. Anderson did a wonderful job at presenting a future, sprawling universe with complex cultures and fascinating clashes of civilizations in a way that made me hungry for more.
When I noticed (last week) that he was writing another spinoff series set in this universe, I think I started salivating. I have a real soft spot for the “very first” authors and books that got me into this genre that devours so much of my time. And I still love Anderson’s writing. I was beyond excited about the opportunity to get back into this universe that impacted me so much.
I am pleased to announce that Tor sent me a review copy of this book. I am currently reading (read: devouring) it and I’m absolutely loving it.
I am also thrilled to tell you that Tor is letting me do a giveaway for The Dark Between the Stars, to two lucky winners. Here are the rules:
1. Giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada.
2. This giveaway is open for entries until midnight, Mountain Time, on Monday, June 16.
3. You can enter by leaving a comment under this post.
Note: You may only enter once. Also, due to the fact that my website has a spam filter (me), if your post doesn’t show automatically, it’s waiting for me to approve it. Be patient. I’ll get there soon.
4. The winner will be randomly chosen and notified by email. You have 48 hours to respond to my email before I choose someone else.
Good luck to all who enter!
(One last note: While I don’t think it is absolutely necessary for readers to have read The Saga of the Seven Suns before they read this book, I will say that having read that series first will dramatically impact the enjoyment/understanding of The Dark Between the Stars. Many of the characters are revisited, and it helps to understand the previous conflict(s) because it (/they) is(are) referenced a lot.)