Your chance at immortality, books, and random crap!

Go Tuck(erze) Yourself!Hell yes, we’re going to do this again. This is a contest in which you may be able to win:

  1. a chance to appear in a walk-on role in my next book
  2. a chance to win one of three copies of Marvellous Hairy, a novel in five fractals
  3. a “mystery” item from my desk.

Now, if you’ve entered, or think you will, this is an excellent time to start thinking about how you would like to appear in my next book. Actually, to say next book is to narrow it down too much. I’m currently at work on two books; both are satires (naturally). One is a speculative fiction, the broad theme of which is artificial intelligence, and the other is a historical fiction — or rather, a gentle send-up of the kinds of historical fictions that win Booker and Giller Prizes on a regular basis.

Would you be a pirate?You can put yourself in either book. Almost anything goes. You can appear as yourself — with your name attached, or as a pseudonym. Or your cameo can be somewhat fictionalized. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to be a pirate. Or maybe a ninja. (I hope not, but there’s no accounting for tastes.) Maybe you’d like to be a character with an extra appendage. Almost anything goes, as long as we can work it into the story in a way that doesn’t completely destroy the structural integrity of the novel.

So, what do you imagine you’d like to do with this opportunity? Feel free to share here.

Still want to enter? Join my fan page or my newsletter (sign up for both to double your chances). You have until midnight, August 31st!

Alltop and is always ready for its close up. Excellent pirate pic by practicalowl.

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3 Responses to Your chance at immortality, books, and random crap!

  1. LOBO August 8, 2010 at 4:59 am #

    I’m entered, right?

    -Since it’s fiction, I want to be respectable.

  2. Mark August 8, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    If you’ve already joined one of them, then yes, you’re in, man!

  3. Matt August 9, 2010 at 7:44 am #

    Groovy I have joined both, and to think before all I did was follow your blog, now I’ll get a groovy newsletter and facebook updates!