Redshirts Sweepstakes

Redshirts releases next month but we have a chance for you to win one of three advance reading copies now. Comment below to enter for a chance to win.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You must be 18 or older and a legal resident of the 50 United States or D.C. to enter. Promotion begins May 7, 2012 at 10 a.m. ET. and ends May 11, 2012, 12:00 p.m. ET. Void in Puerto Rico and wherever prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules go here. Sponsor: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.

0 thoughts on “Redshirts Sweepstakes

  1. As a long time Star Trek fan, and a collector of Scalzi’s books I’d love to win an ARC of Redshirts. The would fit nicely onto my bookcase next to his other books.

  2. Three in nineteen chances – much better than the lottery. If only I believed they would stay that way…

  3. A scalzi ARC you say? I do so love to collect ARC’s and would surely send minions into the jaws of certain death to obtain one!

  4. One of our good customers came in just yesterday asking for this! He pre-ordered it, but would love to have an early copy! It’s another way indie bookstores instill loyalty and love in their patrons–great customer service, and the opportunity to read and spread the word about a book ahead of time.

  5. “to boldly go…” the most famous split infinitive in the English language. Yes I would love a copy of Red shirts.

  6. I am distinctly interested in reading this. In fact, the teaser chapters released on were what took this from a “maybe” to a “definite.” So … well done.

  7. Yow! Free books!

    Read the first few chapters on International Pixel-Stained TechnoPeasant Day ( I feel certain I’m missing a word there, but I can’t remember what), and I am definitely excited to read the rest of this.

  8. John Scalzi is a brilliant specimen of authorhood.

    This Not Terribly Insightful comment is brought to you by the letter R and the number 37.

  9. I heard John Scalzi read an excerpt of this at Boskone this February, and I already know it’s brilliant. Waiting till June for the rest will be brutal–unless I can grab an advance copy, that is!!!

  10. I should like to be included among the competitors also. (what do you mean this list is also being provided to the people running the Hunger Games? Nooooooooooo. Darn it, i knew wearing a red shirt today was a bad idea)

  11. Read the first four chapters and really liked it. Love military sci fi and the reference to Star Trek is a major bonus!

  12. I have a red shirt, but for the sake of self-preservation I rarely wear it out in public. I’m hoping that reading Redshirts will give me the courage to don my red shirt proudly and without fear.

  13. I too wish to receive one of these ARCs. I have a large number of paired animals which I would like to store in it for the upcoming apocalypse.

  14. Redshirts! Scalzi finally rises to the defense of the victims of the most abused trope in Science fiction. Also known as the “If it kicks Worf’s a$$, it must be tough” syndrome.

  15. I heard the first part of this on his book tour last year. Love to read the rest, and of course a free copy is better than one I have to pay for.

  16. I like books. I have many, many books. I would like to add this one to my many, many books so that I can have many, many, many books.

  17. I am seriously looking forward to this book, and would absolutely love to win it!

    (then to find a way to get it signed by the Great and Powerful Scalzi himself, since he’s not coming to my state. what to do, what to do…)

  18. Gosh, a copy of Redshirts to read while I’m laid up with plantar fasciitis would be delightful. Television’s boring and books are the best. Please.

  19. Scalzi books are good, free books are grand,
    Together, they’re pretty nice.
    Sorry, couldn’t come up with a better rhyme before kids got out of school…

  20. Red is my favorite color and three is my favorite number!

    (Not really, but I’d be willing to change if I won)

  21. There once was an author named Scalzi
    Not to be confused with Admiral Halsey
    He had a contest, tee hee
    To give some books away for free
    I, for one, find that quite ballsy

  22. Doesn’t look like my previous comment posted. :-( Apologies if this is a duplicate entry, but I would really like to win this book.

  23. As a long-time fan of ST (from my boyhood just after TV became mostly affordable) and a recent fan of Mr. Scalzi’s Old Man’s War seires…I demand it! I demand it!

  24. Hey, Redshirts! Always fun to throw my hat into the ring for a copy of one of Scalzi’s finest.

  25. I have a very wonderful friend that is just dying to read this…Nothing would make me happier than to share it with him…Please and Thank you!!!

  26. 57 years ago I won something, been 0 for 57 years since then, I figure I’m due!


  27. There was a time I would buy & read (i.e., lose a weekend reading instantly) anything by Tom Clancy – now the same can be said for anything by John Scalzi!

  28. I’d gladly volunteer for an ARC of Redshirts (even if there was a good chance I wouldn’t survive the mission.)

  29. I would read this aloud, to my cats and probably to my fiance. I wouldn’t wear a red shirt since I think the cats wouldn’t appreciate and my fiance would likely take that as permission to hit me in the head with a wrench.

  30. Most anticipated summer release including movies. Have already preordered it at my local bookstore, and am saving my audible credit for my post initial read listen.

  31. Comment, comment, comment,
    I made you out of pixels^H^H^H^H^H^Hbytes,
    Comment, comment, comment,
    With comment I will enter!

  32. If I win this book I will change my life, be an example to those around me, and swear an oath of fealty to whoever it is I need to suck up to for a chance at getting a free copy of a book I would probably buy anyway. I pre-ordered Fuzzy Nation, which at the time I thought was a book about ZZ Top.

  33. So looking forward to getting my hands on this, you have no idea. Will go right next to my autographed fuzzy nation.

  34. The 4 free promo chapters were awesome, and go beyond mere parody into something more… disturbing.

  35. I’m going to actually have time to read for pleasure again soon (woo, graduation!) so having one of these would be awesome.

  36. Would it be possible to win the ebook ARC? Trying (for allergy reasons) to cut down on Actual Physical Books in the haus. (OTH, if I did win, I suppose I could pass it on to a friend later when the ebook version becomes available.)

  37. I’m a recent Scalzi hookee. Just finished “Old Man’s War” and, 5 minutes ago, “Ghost Brigades”. Ready to move on to “Last Colony”. I’m on a Scalzi binge and I need to continue

  38. Uh, it’s called Redshirts, of course I want to win! (I won’t, but, hey, I’m just unlucky). But, to win you have to try right?

  39. Let it be known that on this day, May the 7th, 2012, I am entering my name into this drawing for a chance to procure a copy of the new novel by John Scalzi. It’s been a long road to get here. I’d like to thank my family for their loving support, my friends for encouraging me, and of course my school teachers for educating me in the ways of writing and reading so that it might all culminate to this one moment. I await the results of this contest in my headquarters surrounded by dozens of my closest friends and family. Win or lose, I just want to say that it has been a fine race and I respect all of the other candidates. Whoever you choose, I’m sure they will treat the victory with dignity, grace, and respect. I thank you for your time.

  40. Wish Scalzi was going to Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in San Diego for the tour.

    If I win, I’ll buy a copy of the book for my brother. Probably will anyway.

  41. I am a librarian in Raleigh, NC, and have written about several of Mr. Scalzi’s book for our Book-a-Day blog. I would be thrilled to get an advance reader’s copy to be able to read, review & promote before the book comes out. Please, oh please pick me!

  42. I have first editions of all of Mr. Scalzi’s books,Chapbooks included,and even Agent To The Stars,which I am most proud of ! I would dearly love to have a copy of Redshirts to complete my Scalzi library. It would feel right at home !!!!!!

  43. Note to self: Don’t try to get to the end of Scalzi’s comment line while using an iPad. Will get “scroller’s elbow.” Please to sign me up for the increasingly dubious odds of winning a free Scalzi book.

  44. Want this so much it almost hurts
    A freebie shot at the new “Redshirts”

    “Agent to the Stars”,”Old Man’s war”
    No one wrote like this before!! (As Heinlein rolls in his grave)

    Scalzi rules with his pithy reads
    My need for smiles he surely feeds!

    OK, so my thirty second shot at poetic humor may be closer to “There once was a girl from—” than Elizabeth Barrett Browning – or even Dr. Seuss, of even Miss Piggy for that matter, but I WOULD like the free book.

  45. I read the four-chapter excerpt, and this looks like it’s going to be excellent. Particularly if you’re a Star Trek fan and one who likes very clever parodies.

  46. Dear Tor-ettes.

    I was horrified to realize that Redshirts will be coming out DURING my upcoming vacation to the Galapagos. I mistakenly thought I could get it and read on a volcanic shore of rocky outcroppings and laugh myself silly. (Rocky Outcroppings is the name of my next Jonathan Coulton tribute band) Any way you could see sending me a copy to take with? I will gladly bring you a nice tourist tchachki.

    Love and Kisses, Aunti Laura. PS< leaving the 23rd of May.

  47. I have been waiting for this book to come out–it looks so awesome and funny! Scalzi has a great way with amusing & witty dialogue.

  48. My daughter and I have both read the preview chapters, would love to be able to read the rest sooner rather than later!

  49. I really want to take a copy of this book to Origins so Wil Wheaton can sign it!! (Then of course I’ll be in Dayton in June to have John sign it too).

  50. Yes! Preview chapters were great! So says my dog! Physical books are wonderful! We found a string in the meadow! Redshirts! No stars in my house!

  51. Been a fan of Scalzi since Agent to the Stars hit the web. Looking forward to reading this one too.

  52. I love Scalzi’s books, super excited for Redshirts, the only thing more exciting would be winning a copy!

  53. I want this book. This is a story for people in the background. I happen to be a security guard. I suspect that if FTL flight actually existed, then I would be issued a red shirt.

  54. Very interesting sounding book. My wife and I watch a lot of Star Trek and make a lot of references regarding the red shirts.

  55. I love John Scalzi’s books (introduced to me by an independent bookseller) & am looking forward to this new one!

  56. I would love a copy of the DRM free version! I would also love a regular copy too.
    Thanks for considering me.

  57. While I wait to see if I’ve won a copy, I must go stand on a cliff’s edge, prominently outlined against the horizon while I look around me. That way I’ll fall oh so cinematically when the bad guys zap me.

  58. Ah yes. Scrolling all the way down to the bottom gives me a good idea of the odds. I still hope (expect?) to win.

  59. **Hem hem** This book embodies my soul. If it falls into another’s hands, I shudder to think what may happen.

  60. I thought I had already entered, but don’t see my comment here – so I’m taking the chance to enter “again” (I hope I don’t disqualify myself – I’d really love to read this and can’t afford new books just now!)

  61. Read the first 4 chapters on my Nook and found it really fascinating. I have more questions than answers and it will be a usual Scalzi brain-twister as he develops his premise.

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