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Competition closed: Night Watch & Day Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko (USA and Canada residents)

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This competition has now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winners. They are

  • Tree/Adam Myers
  • Sneaky Burrito (real name provided but this email name is TOO AWESOME)
  • Beverly Duffy
  • Lloyd Penney
  • Andrew Kramer

The generous people at HarperCollins will mail out your prizes soon.
Night Watch

“You’ve seen the Timur Bekmambetov films …but now you can read the novels that inspired them. Be aware, though: this book is about as close to Bekmambetov’s movie version as the graphic novel of Wanted is to that film. In the book version, the world is full of supernatural beings, including vampires…wizards and shape-shifters, and there’s a dark prophecy that a supreme ‘Other’ will rise up. A young untested magician finds a young woman who could shift the balance of the world, to the Light Side or the Dark.”
io9.com (December’s Most Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books)

NIGHT WATCH: Book One
On Sale Date: December 31, 2013

 DAY WATCH: Book Two
On Sale Date: January 21, 2014

 TWILIGHT WATCH: Book Three
On Sale Date: February 18, 2014

 NEW WATCH: Book Five
On Sale Date: April 22, 2014

Harper Paperbacks will be releasing the newest book in the series, NEW WATCH, for the first time ever in the US on April 22.

Dark Matter and HarperCollins are giving away 5 of books one and two in the series, with a total of 5 winners to receive both Night Watch and Day Watch.  To enter, email darkmatterfanzine@gmail.com with ‘Night Watch’ in the subject heading and your postal address in the email before 5pm EST (New York time) 17 February 2014.

Terms and conditions of competition:

  1. To enter, email darkmatterfanzine@gmail.com with ‘Night Watch’ in the subject heading and your postal address in the email.
  2. Entrants must reside in the USA or Canada with a US or Canada delivery address.
  3. All entries must be received by 5pm EST (New York time) 17 February 2014 (aka 9 am 18 February in Melbourne).
  4. No late entries accepted.
  5. Winners will be selected via a random number generator.
  6. Email addresses and snail mail addresses will only be used for the purpose of this competition.
  7. HarperCollins publishing will mail out prizes, so the winners’ names and addresses will be provided to HarperCollins for this purpose.
  8. The name of the winners will be published without address or email; these details will be held confidential with the exception of point 7.
  9. DMZ is running this competition in good faith; no responsibility is taken for mishap or misadventure.
  10. All decisions are final, no correspondence will be entered into.
  11. All conditions relating to the Privacy Policy and the Disclaimer also apply to all competitions.
More on the Night Watch series from HarperCollins:

Selected Praise for THE WATCH SERIES

“You’ve seen the Timur Bekmambetov films …but now you can read the novels that inspired them. Be aware, though: this book is about as close to Bekmambetov’s movie version as the graphic novel of Wanted is to that film. In the book version, the world is full of supernatural beings, including vampires…wizards and shape-shifters, and there’s a dark prophecy that a supreme ‘Other’ will rise up. A young untested magician finds a young woman who could shift the balance of the world, to the Light Side or the Dark.”
io9.com (December’s Most Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books)

NIGHT WATCH can easily be assumed to be a symbolic tale of the Russian Everyman in modern society, but that would cut short the fascinating world-building, darkly humorous plot points (including a gender-swap between Anton and a Olga in order to track down a serial killer), and intriguing character relationships. It is a spy thriller, a love story, and police procedural that goes down like a shot of Stolichnaya.”
—Tor.com

“Lukyanenko ensures his magical characters are washed with a human resonance, so his fantastic concepts remain familiar and identifiable…The prose is lean with little bursts of poetry…A great read for anyone looking for a long series to dive into.”
—LitReactor.com

“[A] compelling urban fantasy.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Brace yourself for Harry Potter in Gorky Park. . . . The novel contains some captivating scenes and all kinds of marvelous, inventive detail: The vampires’ seduction of a teenage boy is bone-chilling; every time Lukyanenko described the Other-worldly Twilight, I felt lured into it; and the fantastical powers exercised by Anton and his colleagues range from delightful to awesome.”
The Washington Post Book World

“[NIGHT WATCH] is inventive, sardonic and imbued with a surprising sense that, for this author and his audience, much of this stuff is new-minted.”
The Independent (UK)

“[A] sceptical, intelligent thriller.”
Telegraph (UK)

“Fascinating. . . . [The] excellent translation by Andrew Bromfield keeps the pace moving. . . . One of the most original and readable supernatural fictions in some time.”
Scotland on Sunday

“Lukyanenko is great at rolling out new concepts for the reader to savour.”
The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

“This modern day mythical fantasy is Anne Rice on an epic scale, a hugely imagined world. A chiller thriller from [the] cold of Russia, this one’s been selling like hot cakes around the world.”
Sunday Sport

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Nalini
Nalinihttps://www.darkmatterzine.com
Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.

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