Giveaways Speculative Fiction 2013

Speculative Fiction 2013: OUT NOW! (And a giveaway!)

We are thrilled to announce that the anthology we edited, Speculative Fiction 2013: The Year’s Best Online Reviews, Essays and Commentary is officially available today!

Speculative Fiction 2013 (Final)

What’s wrong with “strong” female characters?
What can we do to fix the Hugo awards?
What determines a dystopian society’s dress code?
Can a video game affirm our humanity?

The Internet has the answers. Speculative Fiction 2013 collects over fifty pieces from all corners of speculative fiction fandom – from book criticism to incisive commentary on important issues like sexual harassment at conventions; from feminist themes in summer blockbusters to life-changing video games; from the merits of grittiness to the downfalls of grimdark.

Contributors include: Abigail Nussbaum*, Aidan Moher*, Alasdair Czyrnyj, Aliette de Bodard*, Alyssa Franke, Amal El-Mohtar, Ana Silva, Ann Leckie*, Annalee Newitz, Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Carrie Sessarego, Chaila, Chiusse, Chris Gerwel, Diane Dooley, E.M. Kokie, Emily Asher-Perrin, Erin Hoffman, Foz Meadows*, Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, Jemmy, Jenny Kristine, Jim C. Hines, Joe Abercrombie, Jonathan McCalmont, Kameron Hurley*, Karyn Silverman, Kate Elliott, Leow Hui Min Annabeth, Liz Bourke*, Mahvesh Murad, Matt Hilliard, Miguel Rodriguez, N.K. Jemisin, Natalie Luhrs, Niall Alexander, Nina Allan, Orem Chiel, Paul (Sparky), Phoebe North, Renay, Robert Berg, Sam Keeper, Sayantani DasGupta, Shaun Duke*, Sophia McDougall, Stefan Raets and Tansy Rayner Roberts*.

With a foreword by Seanan McGuire* and cover by Sarah Anne Langton.

*Nominated for the 2014 Hugo Awards.

Buy the Book:

Amazon US | Kindle US
Amazon UK | Kindle UK

All profits from sales of Speculative Fiction 2013 will be donated to Room to Read.



To celebrate the release, we are giving away two paperback copies of Speculative Fiction 2013. The giveaway is open to ALL and will run until Saturday May 10 12:01AM (ET). To enter, use the form below. GOOD LUCK!

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Want more chances to win? Head over to Goodreads where you can add Speculative Fiction 2013 to your shelf and enter for a chance to win one of five additional copies (US, UK, Canada only).


  • Jared
    April 29, 2014 at 6:10 am


  • Anixa
    April 29, 2014 at 6:23 am

    Want to win!!!

  • Julia
    April 29, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Would really like to win!

  • Megen de Bruin
    April 29, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Nothing to help sales like a good giveaway ;).

  • Medha
    April 29, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Sounds interesting 😀

  • Hebe
    April 29, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Looks awesome!

  • Kokolo
    April 29, 2014 at 8:08 am

    The author list is great!

  • Ringo the Cat
    April 29, 2014 at 8:18 am


    BTW, the giveaway on goodreads isn’t ‘open to all’? I can’t enter it (Belgium).

  • Francene
    April 29, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Collection of essays and authors looks amazing. Love having these in one place to read and reflect on.

  • Toks W
    April 29, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I would love a copy.

  • Natalia
    April 29, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Yep, I’m with Ringo the Cat here, goodreads says it’s only available to GB, US and Canada (or that’s one giveaway and this is a different one? I’m confused :/)

  • Ana
    April 29, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Hi everybody! sorry if not clear! it’s two independent giveaways! One here (2 copies, open to all), other at Goodreads (5 copies open to US, UK and Canada only)

    More chances to win!

  • janicu
    April 29, 2014 at 9:59 am

    I’ve been planning to pick this up for a while. Congratulations on the Hugo nomination by the way! 😀

  • jennie
    April 29, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Congrats on the book and the Hugo nomination!

  • Meghan M.
    April 29, 2014 at 10:27 am

    This looks like a great collection of essays and stories, looking forward to it! Congratulations!

  • April V.
    April 29, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Congratulations! And I hope I win!

  • Michael Healy
    April 29, 2014 at 11:03 am

    That’s a good contributor list.

  • Kate
    April 29, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Congrats! The book looks fabulous!

  • mary anne
    April 29, 2014 at 11:26 am

    this anthology looks great!

  • Serena
    April 29, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Congrats! Looks great!

  • Michele
    April 29, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Hope I win!

  • Becca
    April 29, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Oooh, how fun! Will both e-book and print versions be available?

  • Levi
    April 29, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Nice! Collections are always a kick in the pants.

  • Liane
    April 29, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Wow, this book looks awesome. I’d love to win a copy!

  • bulletproofheeb
    April 29, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Looks frakking sweet.

  • Vera Isabel
    April 29, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    I usually never enter giveaways (ach, the bitter disappointment of never winning), but I’m pretty interested in reading this.
    Good luck to all!

  • Mary Anne
    April 29, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    I would love this anthology just to find out exactly WHO does determine dystopic dress attire.

  • Celyne
    April 29, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    This looks amazing!

  • Jana N.
    April 29, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Congratulations to you both! This looks like a great anthology, and I’d love to have the chance to read it.

  • Margareth
    April 29, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    ooh sounds good!

  • Sarina
    April 29, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Definitely want to read this 🙂

  • Valerie
    April 29, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Very excited to see @MonsterResort published in this anthology!

  • Lexi
    April 29, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    This looks great. I like the clothing one especially.

  • Curtis
    April 29, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    So excited!

  • Wendryn
    April 29, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Sounds fascinating!

  • Catherine
    April 29, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Those topics sound right up my alley!

  • Sheela K.
    April 29, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Looking forward to reading this!

  • KBeaupre
    April 29, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Spec fiction is my homeboy.

  • Kate & Zena
    April 29, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    The author list is incredible.

  • erinf1
    April 29, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    congrats on the new release!!!! Thanks for sharing 😉

  • Summer
    April 29, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    I am especially excited about the dress code essay, given the extremes of most dystopian societies view on women…

  • kim
    April 30, 2014 at 1:46 am

    looks awesome!

  • BJ
    April 30, 2014 at 2:25 am

    Looks great!

  • M
    April 30, 2014 at 3:08 am


  • Victoria
    April 30, 2014 at 9:51 am

    This sounds really neat! I’ll be looking out for it — though I’d love to win a copy!

  • Lydia
    April 30, 2014 at 10:16 am

    This looks fantastic!

  • The Literary Omnivore
    April 30, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    There are so many awesome people in this collection. I’d love a copy!

  • Trisha
    April 30, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    This is so exciting!

  • KM Fawcett
    April 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Thanks for the contest!

  • Eric
    April 30, 2014 at 7:07 pm


  • Mary Preston
    April 30, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Well color me curious!!

  • keli
    May 1, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Looks really interesting!

  • Vasilly
    May 1, 2014 at 12:24 am

    I can’t wait to read this!

  • Mike Bratek
    May 1, 2014 at 12:40 am

    This looks great to add to my collection!

  • anna amundsen
    May 1, 2014 at 2:02 am

    This sounds like a wonderfully alluring collection!
    My luck never serves me, but that doesn’t mean I will not give it another chance.

  • Anonymous
    May 1, 2014 at 5:10 am

    I loved it that you’ve kept it open to all!

  • Maitrey
    May 1, 2014 at 5:10 am

    I loved it that you’ve kept it open to all!

  • Jo @ Mixed Book Bag
    May 1, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Hope I win. It looks like a great edition.

  • Julie Golden
    May 1, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Looks great – can’t wait to read it!

  • Kate
    May 2, 2014 at 11:35 am

    I have the Book Smugglers to thank for introducing me to Ann Leckie, so I can’t wait to be introduced to some of these other writers as well!

  • Anita Yancey
    May 2, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    This book looks interesting. I would love to read it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  • Joel
    May 2, 2014 at 5:06 pm


  • RLFloyd
    May 2, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    I’ll be picking up the Kindle version, but a paperback copy would be nice, too 😉

  • Rae
    May 3, 2014 at 7:48 am

    This sounds amazing. I may have to buy it anyway 🙂

  • Scot Ryder
    May 7, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Congratulations! Excited for this collection!

  • Jessi S.
    May 8, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Congrats! Can’t wait to read it!

  • Carina Bissett
    May 8, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Fantastic group of authors. I’m posting a link on Facebook!

  • Jools
    May 8, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Oooo, this looks like a very interesting read! Awesome.

  • Sahara
    May 8, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Can’t wait to read this – would be even better to read it free!

  • Alyssa
    May 9, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    Sounds exciting 🙂

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