Friday, August 06, 2010

Edi's Giveaway: The Affinity Bridge by George Mann

Dear Readers,
welcome to a debut on Edi's Book Lighthouse

It Is Giveaway Time!

Unbelievable but true, a giveaway. Unfortunately I can't do it that often because I pay the postage on my own. Nevertheless don't hesitate to take part.

Now, only two things are left: The Price and The Rules

The Price
As you may know I love steampunk. And so I have been happy when I received a copy of the US paperback edition of The Affinity Bridge (2010) [ISBN-13: 978-0765323224] by George Mann. It is the first book in the Newbury & Hobbes series.

"Welcome to the bizarre and dangerous world of Victorian London, a city teetering on the edge of revolution. Its people are ushering in a new era of technology, dazzled each day by unfamiliar inventions. Airships soar in the skies over the city whilst ground trains rumble through the streets. Clockwork automations are programmed to carry out menial tasks in the offices of lawyers, policemen, and journalists.
But beneath this shiny veneer of progress lurks a sinister side. Queen Victoria is kept alive by a primitive life-support system, while her agents, Sir Maurice Newbury and his unflappable assistant, Miss Veronica Hobbes, do battle with enemies of the crown both physical and supernatural. Now Newbury and Hobbes must investigate the wreckage of a crashed airship and its missing automaton pilot, whilst already attemtping to solve a string of strangulations attributed to a mysterious glowing policeman and a zombie plague that is ravaging the slums of the capital." [Back of the book]
"The Affinity Bridge is a massively entertaining manifestation of the Steampnk movement, a perfectly crafted mélange of science fiction,adventure, and mystery, with Victorian trappings. Get ready to follow detectives Newbury and Hobbes into a London unlike any you've ever seen and an adventure you will never forget." [Back of the book]

I bought, read and loved the UK edition [ISBN-13: 978-1905005888] in January 2009. Even I like the US cover, I do not need two copies of the same books.


I read, loved and reviewed The Osiris Ritual (2009, UK) [ISBN-13: 978-1906727048] - the second book in the Newbury & Hobbes series - which will be released in August2010 in US by Tor [ISBN-13: 978-0765323217].
And of course I look forward to the UK release of The Immorality Engine (September 2010) [ISBN-13: 978-1906727185], the third book in the series, which I ordered in advance in 2009!!

Rules To Enter Giveaway:

1. This Giveaway is open worldwide.

2. Only one entry per person. Duplicate and/or anonymous entries will not take part in the drawing.

3. In order to take part just leave a comment in the comment section of this post.

4. Giveaway starts with release of this post and will end at 11:59 PM CEST August 19th, 2010. All comments posted after the closing date will not take part in the drawing.

5. Every valid comment gets a number. The True Random Number Generator over at Random.Org will be used for the drawing.

6. On August 20th 2010, I will post the winner. Then it is up to the winner to send a mail including full mailing address to Edi's Book Lighthouse.

5. Good luck to all who enter the contest!


Seak (Bryce L.) said...

Awesome, I'm in. Go number 1! :)


Okie said...

Sounds like a great book. Count me in on the contest. Thanks. :)

nojo said...

Sonnds good.

Jeremiah said...

I win!

Val said...

Oh, this one sounds interesting.

*tags on #5*

GL said...

Read Ghosts of Manhattan and want to read these to review too.

Tom Hansen said...

Finger's Crossed

Andrew said...

This sounds like a good book. Please enter me. Thanks!

Michael said...

I would love to win.
Please enter me.

helen07 said...

Great giveaway x

BFM said...

Please count me in

Avion said...

Sounds like a book I'll enjoy reading.


Karen said...

I think I would really enjoy reading this series. Please include me in this giveaway.


Sarah said...

This book looks really interesting. Yay for giveaways.

Cardel said...

Sweet count me in!!

Tea and Tomes said...

Sounds like a pretty sweet deal! Count me in!

Giada M said...

I have this book on my wishlist! I LOVE steampunk. Thank you for this great chance! :D

Giada M.

fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

Celecia said...

Affinity Bridge is on my to-read list, fingers crossed!

buddyt said...

I haven't read very much steampunk lately and this sounds like a worthwhile read so please enter me in the giveaway.

Thanks for opening it up to worldwide entries.


buddythop {at} gmail DOT com

SQT said...

I get too many free books to enter myself in this one-- but I do have a question. Can "The Osiris Ritual" be read first? I have that one already...

ediFanoB said...


in order to answer your question I will quote my review of THE OSIRIS RITUAL:
"First of all it is possible to read this book as a stand-alone. But in case you do this you will miss the good previous story and you will miss the development of the main characters. And that is important because the characters are one of the highlights of the books."
So give THE OSIRIS RITUAL a try - maybe it is convincing enough to read THE AFFINITY BRIDGE too :-)

dor said...

Hey! Thanks for the giveaway. I am on the look out for THE OSIRIS RITUAL. I have to read this now.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

Esther said...

This sounds like an excellent book.

For some reason the US cover reminds of the Wind-up Girl. Similar colour scheme, I suppose.
I actually prefer the red UK cover.

Either way count me in. I'd love to read it.

heathergfox2003 said...

love to win

Heatmizuh said...

Let's hope mine's a lucky number

Kristen M. said...

This is one that I'm definitely interested in so count me in!

ediFanoB said...

@Kristen M.,
maybe you did not read the giveaway rules properly:

4. Giveaway starts with release of this post and will end at 11:59 PM CEST August 19th, 2010. All comments posted after the closing date will not take part in the drawing.

Your comment has been posted on August 22, 2010.

I'm sorry to say but you missed the closing date.

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