So...after Dystopian February 2010 and Dystopian August 2010, I am embarking on my 3rd month here at Presenting Lenore dedicated solely to dystopian and post apocalyptic fiction. And perhaps appropriately, I am stuck in Philadelphia due to the monster storm that is raging throughout the US. Imagine me in a crowded hotel lobby (no wireless available in the room).
Anyway, I do hope you'll join me in celebrating dystopian lit this month. Pull out those books in your TBR and get reading! Grab the button below for your sidebar if you plan to participate
Here's what I have on tap:
Reviews of over 20 dystopian novels, past, present and future - complete with my infamous Zombie Chicken Ratings. (Refer to my index of dystopian reviews for latest updates and past reads)
Interviews with authors of dystopian fiction.
Dystopian Mash-ups - These are fun posts where readers imagine their favorite characters dropped into other books. Could Elizabeth Bennett survive THE HUNGER GAMES? Would Katniss be best buds with Frankie from THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE LANDAU BANKS? You tell me! I'm accepting reader contributions to this feature at lenoreva at hotmail dot com. Just put Dystopian Mash-up in the subject line.
Previews of dystopian fiction coming out later this year and beyond.
Contests and book giveaways and more!
Speaking of contests, I've put together a fun one to start us off!
You could win (one winner takes all):
1 signed copy of THE GIVER by Lois Lowry. I just got this signed last weekend at SCBWI NY conference and it is very special!
1 hardcover copy of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis
1 arc of DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
1 surprise book in the dystopian genre
1 magnet featuring the classic cover of BRAVE NEW WORLD
Assorted dystopian related swag including signed bookmarks
All you have to do to enter to win is read and review at least one dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel during the month of February and then link to your review via Mr. Linky (if you review it on your blog) or via the comments (if you review it on a review site such as GoodReads because you don't have a blog). Challenge and contest is open worldwide, so get reading! Please only post one link per review. And make sure to mention in your review that you read it as part of Dystopian February.