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by Caro, November 29, 2013

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Who: Untreed Reads

What: OBS and Untreed Reads have teamed-up, once more, to give one lucky reader the opportunity to win an eBook copy of Leviathans in the Clouds (Space: 1889 & Beyond, Season 2, Book #3) By David Parish-Whittaker & Steven Savile!! All you have to do is click on one of the options or on everyone of them for more possibilities to win!!

When: This giveaway will be running between November 29th through December 8th. Giveaway ends at at midnight eastern time.


About Leviathans in the Clouds:

It all seemed so straightforward at first…

Quantity surveying in the rain drenched swamps of Venus. How hard could it be? Endure a bit of rain, dig about where directed and Bob’s your uncle. To be sure, there were the local carnivorous lizards the size of houses, occasionally hostile natives and the local German colony, which had never proved particularly reasonable when it came to servants of the Crown digging about in what they clearly felt was their back garden. But by now, that sort of thing was barely more troublesome than setting out an afternoon tea for the good crew of the Esmeralda II.

True, some might call a plan a touch problematic if it requires bailing out of an airship in a single-seat experimental glider while a Venusian storm rages. If said plan also involves landing in German-controlled territory in order to meet a marginally sane geologist named Jungle Ned, one might even call the whole affair tricky.

But things go from tricky to worse when they arrive at Ned’s hideout and find it ransacked and covered with indecipherable symbols. Of Ned there is no sign other than a single hidden note: The gods brought themselves down. Before they discover its meaning, our heroes will find there is more to Venus than just peat bogs and hungry fauna. Forgotten secrets linger in the mists. And sometimes what is forgotten is still very much alive… (Goodreads)


About the authors:

David Parish-Whittaker is a winner of the Writers of the Future contest for emerging talent in speculative fiction. His newest release, Leviathans of the Clouds was co-authored with the award winning novelist Steven Savile, and will be published by Untreed Reads in 2012. He’s previously written tie-in fiction for the Rezolution miniatures ruleset by Aberrant Games. His short fiction has also appeared in Every Day Fiction.

He is currently on the writing team for the upcoming videogame Dragon Assault by Symbiant Studios. He also writes videogame analysis and reviews for Geekosophy and Bag of Games.

When he’s not writing, David works as a captain for a national airline. In previous incarnations, he has been a naval flight officer on the carrier based Viking jet, traffic watch pilot and aerobatic instructor. He is also a rated commercial glider pilot. In his off hours, he plays a replica medieval harp, mostly to cement his geek street cred.

Steven Savile has written 20 books for various media properties including Doctor Who, Torchwood, Stargate, Warhammer, Slaine and Primeval. Shadow of the Jaguar, which was a #1 bestseller in the UK in 2008, and sold over half a million books worldwide. 2010 saw the release of his first non-fiction book, Fantastic TV, charting 50 years of science fiction television in the UK and US. He is the co-creator of Monster Town, recently bought by Sony Entertainment to develop for cable tv in the US (with Adam Fierro, Dexter, The Shield, 24, Walking Dead, as show-runner) and his novels have been translated into 9 languages, including German, French, Italian, and Spanish. Silver, his debut thriller, was released in January 2010 from Variance, in the US, It reached #2 on the e-book bestseller list of Amazon UK and spent over 100 days in the top 100, having sold 50,000 copies since Feb 1st 2011. Steve also wrote the storyline for Electronic Arts’ Battlefield 3. He has been runner up in the British fantasy award, and won the Writers of the Future Award and the Scribe Award for best Media Tie-In in 2010. His most recent novel, The Black Chalice, was released in March 2011.

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