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Win a Copy of The Emperor’s Railroad, First Book of The Dreaming Cities by Guy Haley!

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 | Posted by John ONeill

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Two weeks ago we had a look at Tor.com‘s impressive catalog of recent fantasy titles, and gave away free copies of each of their March releases. Today, we’d like to do something just as exciting: give you a chance to win one of three advance copies of Guy Haley’s new novella The Emperor’s Railroad, the opening installment of a terrific new adventure fantasy series, The Dreaming Cities.

What’s it about? Zombies! City States! Prehistoric beasts! Mutants and machine relics! Check out this awesome description.

Global war devastated the environment, a zombie-like plague wiped out much of humanity, and civilization as we once understood it came to a standstill. But that was a thousand years ago, and the world is now a very different place.

Conflict between city states is constant, superstition is rife, and machine relics, mutant creatures and resurrected prehistoric beasts trouble the land. Watching over all are the silent Dreaming Cities. Homes of the angels, bastion outposts of heaven on Earth. Or so the church claims. Very few go in, and nobody ever comes out.

Until now…

How do you win a copy? Easy! Just send an e-mail to john@blackgate.com with the subject “The Emperor’s Railroad.” That’s all it takes! Three winners will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries, and each will receive one of our precious advance proofs.

All entries become the property of New Epoch Press. No purchase necessary. Must be 12 or older. Decisions of the judges (capricious as they may be) are final. Not valid where prohibited by law, or anywhere postage for a trade paperback is more than, like, 10 bucks (practically, that means US only).

The Emperor’s Railroad will be published by Tor.com on April 19, 2016. It is 177 pages, priced at $12.99 in trade paperback and $2.99 for the digital edition. The cover is by Chris McGrath.

Quinn returns in The Ghoul King, to be be published by Tor.com on July 12, 2016. It is 176 pages, priced at $12.99 in trade paperback and $2.99 for the digital edition. The cover is by Chris McGrath. Here’s the description:

The Knight, Quinn, is down on his luck, and he travels to the very edge of the civilized world – whatever that means, any more – to restock his small but essential inventory.

After fighting a series of gladiatorial bouts against the dead, he finds himself in the employ of a woman on a quest to find the secret to repairing her semi-functional robot.

But the technological secret it guards may be one truth too many…

Thanks to Tor.com for making the contest possible! For more details on Tor.com‘s entire novella line, check out their online catalog:

New Releases
Coming Soon
Free Short Fiction — hundreds of free short stories and novelettes at Tor.com

We’ve previously covered a baker’s dozen Tor.com novellas; see the complete list below.

The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson
Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell
Sunset Mantle by Alter S. Reiss
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
The Last Witness by K. J. Parker
Of Sorrow and Such by Angela Slatter
Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace
The Builders by Daniel Polansky
Domnall and the Borrowed Child by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley
The Shootout Solution by Michael R. Underwood
The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster
The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
Patchwerk by David Tallerman

Check out the first ten Tor.com novellas (with sample chapters!) here.

See all of our coverage of the best in upcoming fantasy here.

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