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Win a DVD of “The Thing”

Just a reminder that the DVD and Blu-ray of The Thing was released in New Zealand on March 7th. SFFANZ have three copies of the DVD to give away. To go into a draw to win a copy please email enquiries@sffanz.sf.org.nz with the answer to these questions:

1. What is the title of the story on which the movie is based?
2. Who wrote the story?

All correct answers will go into a draw to win a DVD. The draw will be held on Saturday 10th March

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Win a copy of the DVD of Universal Pictures “The Thing”

The Thing is a prelude to John Carpenter’s classic 1982 film of the same name about a group of scientists in the Antarctic who are confronted by a shape shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.

DVD Cover

Palaeontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) joins a Norwegian scientific team in Antarctica that has discovered an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, and an organism that seems to have died in the crash. When an experiment frees the alien, a shape-shifting creature with the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time.  Paranoia soon spreads like an epidemic as they’re infected, one by one, and a thrilling race for survival begins?

The DVD and Blu-ray will be released in New Zealand on March 7th. SFFANZ have three copies of the DVD to give away. To go into a draw to win a copy please email enquiries@sffanz.sf.org.nz with the answer to these questions:

1. What is the title of the story on which the movie is based?
2. Who wrote the story?

All correct answers will go into a draw to win a DVD. The draw will be held on Saturday 10th March

Tales for Canterbury now available for preorder

Tales for Canterbury – a collection of short fiction published to raise money to help those affected by the recent Canterbury Earthquake – is now available for preorder at Random Static.

Edited by local writers Cassie Hart and Anna Caro, the anthology is centred round the themes of survival, hope and future. It includes fiction by overseas and local writers, including Jeff Vandermeer, Tina Makereti, Neil Gaiman, Cat Connor and Sean Williams.

Due out mid April, the ebook version will be in .pdf, .epub and .mobi formats and is $12 direct from Random Static. The print version is priced at $24.95 and includes free shipping within NZ (international shipping also available) and comes with a free giftwrapping option. Anticipated release date for the print version is the end of April.

UK Release of “The Heir of Night”, Plus “Launch-a-thon”

Helen Lowe’s “The Heir of Night” will be launching in the UK as of 8 pm tonight, NZ time and despite earthquake, aftershocks, destruction, liquefaction and dust, Helen is going to be mark the occasion on her blog with a giveaway of three, signed, UK first editions of Heir (a large-format trade paperback not available in NZ)–the recipients to be drawn who comment on the official launch post that will be ‘live’ from 8 pm tonight, Thursday 3, through to 8 pm Friday 4 (so plenty of time to get your comment in.)

But, there is more. Recognizing the severity and trauma of the Christchurch earthquake, Helen is also doing a launch-a-thon: she will be donating a dollar for every person who comments on the official launch post (or in fact any of her March 3 posts on Helen Lowe on Anything, Really)  to the NZ Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal, up to a maximum of $500. So get in there, comment and show your support to earthquake stricken Christchurch—and be in to win as well.

Beth Miller talks about romantic fiction

Helen Lowe interviews US author Beth Anne Miller about her debut time-travel romance, “Into the Scottish Mists”
and asks why romantic fiction is “so disdained”, here: 

http://helenlowe.info/blog/2011/02/04/release-day-interview-with-beth-anne-miller/

With a giveaway of Helen Lowe’s “Thornspell” and Cassandra Claire’s “A Clockwork Angel” to be drawn from comments
that share “the preferred historical period & location for your romantic time-travel getaway.

Launch of The Heir of Night TODAY – with GIVEAWAYS!!!


The Heir of Night
is launching in Australia/NZ today and Helen Lowe’s celebratin’ on her blog with giveaways and competitions galore! Rock on over and check out the action here.

Australia/New Zealand Launch of “The Heir Of Night” – with Giveaways!

Helen Lowe’s “The Heir of Night” launched into the USA last week—and this week October 7, is Launch Day for Australia and New Zealand–and sees the official debut of the very staunch, red and black AU/NZ cover.

And over on her blog, Helen is celebrating again, Australia and New Zealand style, with GIVEAWAYS and a follow-up series of guest posts by other AU/NZ SFF writers:

1. An F-SF  gift set of 5 books by Orbit authors:

The Heir of Night (of course!)—plus
Death Most Definite – Trent Jamieson
Feed – Mira Grant
Soulless – Gail Carriger
Surface Detail – Iain M. Banks

2. 3 x  Helen Lowe gift sets of:

The Heir of Night
Thornspell

3. As well as Heir of Night (red cover) posters and signed bookplates (designed by Peter Fitzpatrick who drew The Wall of Night series map featured in Heir) to giveaway

4. AND—Last But Not Least—enter the draw to give your name to a character in The Wall of Night, Book Two (Note: this competition may run through the guest series (below). Otherwise—)

So check out Helen’s Helen Lowe on Anything Really blog on Thursday 7 to join in the fun!

The series of Guest Posts by other AU/NZ Fantasy-SciFi writers talking about why F-SF rocks their world will start on Friday 8—keep an eye on Helen’s blog for more details.