Friday, May 17, 2013

And the winners are...

And so, the two winners of signed copies of Apocalypse Cow are:

Gerard R Burge, for the Top Gear combine harvester with flamethrower attachment, something I wish I had written into the book. Could just imagine Clarkson overrun in a field, fighting to the last, before finally being pumped and gored.

Jas Young, for a bizarre crocheted crossbow that fires knitting needles up cows' nostrils.

Please send your home addresses to freelancelogan@fastmail.co.uk.

Sorry for the delay in picking winners. I have spent most of this week being rather sick.

Cheers,
Michael.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Win Signed Copies of Apocalypse Cow




Today, the UK paperback of Apocalypse Cow, winner of the inaugural Terry Pratchett Prize, goes on sale. To mark this occasion of global import, I am giving away two signed and personalized copies, which I will post to anywhere in the world.

To enter the competition, simply answer the question below and post your response either as a comment on this blog, as a message to @MichaelLogan on Twitter, or as a comment on my Facebook author page.

The question is: If you were attacked by a zombie cow, what method and/or weapon would you employ to defend yourself?

The two funniest, and punniest, answers will win the books. If you lose, don't worry: it's on sale in all the usual places, priced at around six quid.

The competition will run until the end of Monday 13 May, and winners will be announced the day after. I will then arrange to get your home addresses privately, as we don’t want your online stalkers to find out where you live.

As to why you should want to win a book about zombie cows, here is what the critics think:

'Apocalypse Cow made me snort with laughter' - Terry Pratchett

'"This clever and very funny twist on the traditional zombie novel is exceedingly well executed (it approaches but never quite steps into parody territory), and it ends with a scene that pretty much demands a sequel. Great stuff for horror and fantasy fans"' - Booklist (Starred Review)

'A comic, blood-soaked romp through the UK, at times a hilarious social satire, and at others an action-packed gore fest, sure to please fans of the traditional zombie story...an accomplished novel by a promising writer' - Press Association

'Logan has a flair for unique description ... and for painting a mental picture almost photographic in its clarity. An impressive start for an author who’s going places' - Publishers Weekly

'Michael Logan gives us a fast-paced dark comedy stuffed with violence, sprinkled with sex, reminiscent of Tom Sharpe, including witty lines and observations that are Pratchett-esque in their pointiness' - Sunday Express

'Ploughs the same furrows as Shaun of the Dead, wonderfully parodying the zombie and survival horror genre, but at the same time paying homage to it...worthy of a place amongst the best apocalyptic fiction...eminently readable, brilliantly written and side-splitting funny' - Bookgeeks.co.uk

'Logan manages to find a great balance between the dark and disturbing and the quirky and hilarious, all the while intermingling plotlines like a seasoned pro' - Rue Morgue

'This is one of the funniest zombie books I’ve ever read. Michael Logan has created a great new entry in the genre, and promises to be a must-read author' - Night Owl Reviews

'Michael Logan's black comedy is an absurd yet utterly addictive read' - Stylist Magazine