Patrick Rothfuss Signed Novel Giveaway

Posted in: Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

As a special year-end, holiday-season treat, BCS is giving away a signed hardback copy of Patrick Rothfuss’s mega-bestselling fantasy novel The Name of the Wind.

To enter this giveaway, comment on this post and tell us what your favorite story in BCS in 2013 is and briefly why.

Your reply will enter you in a random drawing for the book, which is signed by Mr. Rothfuss. (For the Full Rules, click on ‘Show Hidden Text’ at the end of this post.)

This giveaway ends Wed. Dec. 18, at midnight PST, so we can get the book in the mail to the winner before the holidays has already ended.

To get you started, here are a few of our best-reviewed stories of 2013.

Of course you aren’t limited to those. We published over 50 stories in 2013; you can scroll through our Issues from 2013 pages and find your favorite.

Boat in Shadows, Crossing,” by Tori Truslow (also an audio mp3)

The Crows Her Dragon’s Gate,” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew

The Penitent,” by M. Bennardo (also an audio mp3)

The Coffinmaker’s Love,” by Alberto Yáñez

Walls of Skin, Soft as Paper,” by Adam Callaway (also an audio mp3)

Cherry Blossoms on the River of Souls,” by Richard Parks

Good luck!

 

Full rules for the signed Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind giveaway:

You must leave your comment on this The Name of the Wind Giveaway post. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must mention a story that ran in BCS in 2013, and at least show some attempt to give a reason why it’s your favorite. Comments that do not mention a story that ran in BCS in 2013 and show some attempt to give a reason why it’s your favorite it will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Dec. 18. Any comments posted after that will not be eligible.

Each person will be entered only once in the random drawing (even if you leave more than one eligible comment).

You must use a valid email address when you submit your comment (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The signed copy of The Name of the Wind will be mailed to the winner.

BCS is not responsible for comments that get lost or caught in our spam filtering or don’t show up in our system, or email addresses that get garbled or otherwise rendered unusable for contacting an entrant.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter. Participants are providing information to BCS and Firkin Press and not to Facebook or Twitter or anyone else.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in this post or via our Contact page. Good luck!


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  1. Ahimsa Kerp says:

    My favorite story this year was Justin Howe’s “Last Rites for a Vagabond.” Not only was did it have a great title and a great opening line, it was a well-told, touching story with a sense of forlorn pathos to it.

  2. Cody Dunnington says:

    My favorite story was “The Crows Her Dragon’s Gate” because I really enjoyed the characters within the story. I’m a big fan of seeing a character’s story unfold and see how it ends, and this particular story just drew me in with its wonderful characters!

  3. Joshua Garten says:

    Boat in Shadows, Crossing, for me. Just beautifully written.

  4. Tanja D. says:

    The Coffinmaker’s Love
    Because it gives a very old story a new twist and because it is so beautiful it made me cry

  5. Keith A. Manuel says:

    Many good ones, but the one that stayed with me was Marissa Lingen’s Armistice Day. Decisions made to win a war create consequences that we must come to terms with as the price of peace. Timely for me as so many US war veterans seek to find a new place for themselves once they’ve come home. For Lingen’s veterans, they came from nowhere and have nowhere to go but forward.

  6. Joshua Moore says:

    “The Coffinmaker’s Love.”

    It was totally unexpected, wonderfully written and paced, and without a doubt one of the most beautiful stories I have had the pleasure to read.

  7. David Delaney says:

    The Penitent.

    I enjoyed this piece because of the exploration of isolation on the human psyche. I think it is a fun realm in which to dwell.

  8. Taylor says:

    I simply adored “Cherry Blossoms on the River of Souls.” The whole thing was dreamy and atmospheric from the start. It was simply a sublime fairytale, one that swept me up from the first to the last word.

  9. Daniel Delaney says:

    My favorite was the Penitent. I enjoyed it because of the internal strife & its derivative. He wraps it up in the last lines saying that there would be no more uncertainty.

    In a particular view of human needs, it is subdivided into 6 things: certainty, uncertainty, significance, connection, growth, and contribution. This man simply went insane because there was too much uncertainty. So, he solved that problem by creating an impossible escape. This shows that his sanity, his piece of mind, and his overall desire to satisfy his human needs were greater than life itself.

    In doing this, 17596 both wins and loses either way. If he finds he’s sane, then he is doomed to die – alone and trapped. If he’s insane, then he’s doomed to realize he will live – alone and insane through his mind’s own flawed perception.

  10. Christopher Knighton says:

    My favorite was “A Death for the Ageless”, by Margaret Ronald. The author used a first-person voice that was both rich and entertaining. The story had a little of everything — a vivid and well-realized setting, excellent hook into a compelling mystery, interesting and believable characters. I very much enjoyed this uniquely fantasy murder mystery.

  11. Melody Moore says:

    “Cherry Blossoms on the River of Souls” by Richard Parks is my favorite for this year. I liked the authentic use of more ‘Eastern’ fantasy tropes. Its mysterious atmosphere worked well with its setting and spiritual themes, making it a stand-out for me. Its use of music and memories as themes was also quite well-done.

  12. Manuel Garrido says:

    I just loved The Coffinmaker’s Love. I was first interested in this story by the author’s name, please understand there aren’t a lot of Latin names in sci-fi or fantasy as of lately. Afterwards I learnt he was also a photographer and I think I understood better his story. Old topics but so tenderly written.

  13. Scott H. Andrews says:

    Thank you all for entering! And for the great responses; great stories and very interesting reasons why you liked them.

    We have conducted the drawing and emailed the winner…

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