GIVEAWAY [USA/CANADA] The Dark Between the Stars – Kevin J. Anderson

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.)


27 Responses

  • Michael

    Give away entry please.

  • I also adored Saga of the Seven Suns!
    I find it intriguing that Seven Suns was your intro to Sci-Fi, and, considering the size and scope, that you didn’t run screaming into the night, so to speak! But he is a great author, and it was a highly fascinating and original series. Glad you are enjoying The Dark Between the Stars!

  • your book looks wonderful. I am excited to read it either way.

  • Todd Jones

    I would love to start reading his work!

  • Michael Cummings

    I would love to read the next entry in this saga!

  • Jessie H.

    ZOMG! I loved Saga of the Seven Suns! I’m going to get this book whether I win it or not!

  • Andrew Johnson

    The Saga of Seven Suns was one of my first major Sci-fi series, and I really enjoyed it.

  • Derek B.

    I love giveaways! And books! Good luck to everyone.

  • Dan

    Ooh, Saga of Seven Suns stuff!

  • Awesome! Thanks for the chance. Now, time to brush up on the Saga.

  • Ben

    Yay! Free stuff! Thanks for this opportunity.

  • Kevin

    Just started reading the 7 suns series – very intrigued.

  • Brandon Trahan

    I love books! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Thomas L Walcher

    Thank you for a chance to win a copy of The Dark Between the Stars.

  • Randy

    Oh, yeah!

  • Sign me up! Reading!!!

  • Yay for giveaways!

  • His Dune prequels were the second SciFi books I read (after Enders Game) and in them I fell in love with Space Opera. I wish his Hellhole books could have repeated that experience, but mid into book 2 they aren’t, though still good.

    You said that one should read the earlier books to get context, but if Hellhole 2 is any indication, he does a fine if not overdone summary of past events within his prose. Just wonder if I’d catch on enough since it is unlikely I’ll have time to read the previous series.

  • I loved Kevin J. Anderson’s Saga of Seven Suns so I was naturally excited to hear that he was writing a new series set in the world. Glad to read that you’re enjoying the book! Thanks for hosting this great giveaway 🙂

  • Sarah Butler

    I would love to read this, I read Clockwork Angels and loved it. So put me down for the contest. Even if I do not win I will get his series. He is so talented

  • ConalO

    I also am a fan of the Saga of the Seven Suns. I’m looking forward to reading this one.

  • james michael palmer

    i need this book

  • Sheri

    Looking forward to reading this regardless!

  • Pierre Létourneau

    Thanks for the tip!!! I didn’t know that!!! Glad I haven’t started yet… though I downloaded the entire series a few months ago… I got distracted by a certain book about mentats..

  • Andrej

    Me me me! 🙂

  • samantha

    will love to have this book to go with the others

  • David

    I’d love a copy!

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