Hello everyone! To those who celebrate Christmas and Chanukah, Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah! Today, we are delighted to present you with a Smugglivus Giveaway of two limited prints:
The Beatriceid by Kate Elliott
A stunning new short story, written in verse, set in Kate Elliott’s Spiritwalker Universe
Before Andevai, the waking of dreaming dragons, the war for Europa, and the cruel treachery of the Wild Hunt, cousins Catherine and Beatrice Hassi Barahal were novice students at the Academy. Here, Cat and Bee learned of mathematics and politics, history and storytelling. But not all stories are told or remembered in the same way–particularly where the tale of Dido and Aeneas, and the fate of Carthage and Rome are concerned.
To the victors go the spoils–only this time, it is the gilded-tongued Bee and the quick-footed Cat who will collect the winnings.
Set before the start of Cold Magic, The Beatriceid is a brand new, standalone short story written in Iambic Pentameter that reimagines The Aeneid in a feminist, Phonecian light.
The Little Homo Sapiens Scientist by S.L. Huang
A dark retelling of The Little Mermaid from the author of HUNTING MONSTERS
I suppose if this is going to be recorded somewhere for posterity, I should set the record straight. The ghostwriter will probably cut it all, but hey, it’s the principle of the thing.
Dr. Cadence Mbella is the world’s most celebrated scholar of the atargati: sentient, intelligent deep-water beings who are most definitely not mermaids. When Cadence decides to release a captive atargati from scientific experimentation and interrogation, she knows her career and her life is forfeit. But she yearns for the atargati–there is still so much to know about their physiology, their society, their culture. And Cadence would do anything to more fully understand the atargati… no matter what the cost.
It’s a holiday miracle! We have one copy each of The Beatriceid and The Little Homo Sapiens Scientist up for grabs! The giveaway is open to everyone, and will run until Sunday, January 1 2017 at 12:01am EST. To enter for a chance to win, use the form below. HAPPY SMUGGLIVUS, ONE AND ALL!