for next month's Author/Reader Discussion!
In May, we will be featuring Matthew Battles upcoming short story collection
In order to stimulate discussion,
Red Lemonade is offering up 5 printed galleys and 6 PDF's domestically.
(sorry International folks!)
Those who choose the PDF's have their choice of the eBook or a finished print copy once they become available.
Here's the Goodreads.com description:
The thrill and anxiety of the Uncanny is the engine of this debut collection by rare book librarian and cultural critic Matthew Battles. He invents a new Creole, one that combines the baroque grandiosity of 19th century industrialist with the sleek grandiosity of the 21st technologist. Traversing musty libraries and austere technology conferences, Battles quietly but ruthlessly discloses the beauty and grotesquerie of our present times, our infatuation with the New and our nostalgia for the Old both lovingly depicted and then slowly roasted on the spit.
In "The Dogs in the Trees," man's best friends deliver an enigmatic rebuke. The protagonist of "The Sovereignties of Invention" is enthralled by a gadget that plumbs the depths of the stream of consciousness. In "The Manuscript of Belz," a librarian ponders the glamor of the book and the bloody limits of cultural experience. And "the Gnomon" seeks in Internet culture the same dark energies limned by Poe.
This contest HAS BEEN EXTENDED AND will run through APRIL 22ND.
Winners will be announced here and via email on April 23rd.
Here's how to enter:
1 - Leave a comment stating why you would like to win a copy, and whether you prefer the printed galley or the PDF .
2 - State that you agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from May 15th through the end of the month. Matthew Battles has agreed to participate in the discussion and will be available to answer any questions you may have for him.
*If you are chosen as a winner, by accepting the copy you are agreeing to read the book and join the group discussion at TNBBC on Goodreads (the thread for the discussion will be emailed to you before the discussion begins).