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Orbit eBulletin sweepstake – Goodie-Bags up for grabs!

Following an office re-shuffle here at Orbit Towers we’ve unearthed a batch of books that were put aside for a special occasion. December 25th or thereabouts is always pretty special for a variety of reasons, so we thought that we’d take the opportunity to spread a little joy with a seasonal Goodie-Bags Giveaway…

What’s in the bags? What’s in the bags?

A whole heap of good stuff! The number of Goodie-Bags will vary, as will their contents, but they could include some (although not necessarily all) of the following:

  • – Proof (ARC) copies of Matter by Iain M. Banks (and possibly a signed hardback or two)
  • – Proof (ARC) copies of Halting State by Charles Stross
  • – Hardback copies of The Execution Channel by Ken MacLeod

…and all sorts of other assorted loot as well.

What do I have to do? What do I have to do?

The sweepstake is open to everyone who is a member of the Orbit UK e-bulletin list as of 5.00 p.m. (UK time) on Monday December 15th. If you’re already a member of the Orbit UK ebulletin list then you don’t have to do a thing; you’ll automatically be entered into the draw, as long as you don’t unsubscribe from the list before the sweepstake closing date.

On the other hand, if you’re not already receiving our regular eBulletins, then you’ll need to visit the ebulletin sign-up page and subscribe to the Orbit UK list to be in with a chance of winning a Goodie-Bag (and do feel free to subscribe to our US and Australian lists at the same time!)

When will I get my Goodie-Bag? Eh? Eh?

Well, if you’re one of the lucky winners, we’ll do our best to get your Goodie-Bag sent out in time for delivery before December 25th, but depending on where you live, your books might arrive a little later…

Standard competition rules apply, Orbit’s decision as to the number and contents of the Goodie-Bags will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into, etc.

  1. Anthony

    December 3, 2008
    at 7:24 pm

    Merry Xmas to you all at Orbit… by far one of the most innovative publishers whose newsletter I always eagerly await….

  2. Darren Turpin

    December 4, 2008
    at 10:35 am

    Cheers Anthony – very nice indeed of you to say so. And a great Christmas / Yuletide / Holiday Season of your choice to you as well!

  3. Gopakumar Sethuraman

    December 4, 2008
    at 10:06 pm

    Is the goodie bag limited to the UK peeps? What about people across the pond?
    I’m on the Orbit US newsletter…I think. And friends with Orbit on LT! :P


  4. Darren Turpin

    December 5, 2008
    at 4:49 pm

    Hi Gopa – Well, the Goodie Bags are the result of a UK office re-shuffle, so we are limiting it to folks on the UK list this time around. Although we’re not limiting it to folks who live in the UK, so non-UK based members of the UK list have just as much chance of winning.

  5. tara weinberrg

    December 8, 2008
    at 6:04 pm


    love these competitions

    season greetings to all at Orbit and fellow visitors.

    Next year is going to be such a brilliant year for fantasy and science fiction books

    Can’t wait for the next Trudi Canavan

    Bring on 2009

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