Locus Challenge

Lauren Beukes's Locus Picks

The last week of voting for the 41st Annual Locus Awards has begun. Of course, we have our very own Voting Guide, but there are so many books on the Locus Recommended Reading List that making a choice is pretty hard. To aid you in the voting, we thought we’d call in a specialist.  Lauren Beukes is a writer, TV ... Read More »

The Ranting Dragon Locus Poll Voting Guide (and Giveaway)

Those of you who visit us on a regular basis may know that we have been running a Locus challenge, where we have encouraged everyone to read as many Locus-recommended books of 2010 as possible. Now it’s time to vote in the annual Locus poll (you don’t need to be a subscriber to vote). As extra incentive, three lucky voters ... Read More »

Interview With Artist Kekai Kotaki

Kekai Kotaki is the artist behind the U.S. cover for The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi, one the books on the Locus recommended reading list. You may also recognize his work as Lead Concept Artist for Guild Wars 2. We thank Kekai for taking time out of his busy schedule to grant us this interview and show us his amazing ... Read More »

Giveaway: Birdbrain by Johanna Sinisalo (Int.)

As part of our Locus Challenge, we are hosting a giveaway for six copies of Birdbrain by Johanna Sinisalo to six lucky readers, thanks to the generosity of Peter Owen Books. Birdbrain by Johanna Sinisalo is on the Locus recommended reading list as one of the best science fiction novels of the year 2010. Here’s the book blurb: From the ... Read More »

2011 Locus Challenge

We at The Ranting Dragon love fantasy and speculative fiction in general, and are always looking to expand our horizons, as well as promote the genres we love best. Therefore, after recently receiving our February 2011 issue of Locus, we’ve decided to launch a campaign to increase the number of ballots cast in the 2011 Locus annual poll and survey ... Read More »

The Locus Giveaway Master List

As part of our Locus challenge, we will be hosting giveaways of over 70 copies of books, collections, and magazines! Make sure you pledge to join our Locus challenge before entering the giveaway below; otherwise, you will not be eligible to win. Want to jump to the entry form? Click here. Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks Novels – Sci-Fi ... Read More »

Giveaway: Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness (U.S. & Can.)

As part of our Locus Challenge, we are hosting a giveaway for one copy of Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness to a lucky reader in the United States or Canada, thanks to the generosity of Candlewick Press. Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness is on the Locus recommended reading list as one of the best young adult novels of ... Read More »

Giveaway: Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet #26 (Int.)

As part of our Locus Challenge, we are hosting a giveaway for five electronic copies (PDF, epub, mobi, and lit) of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet #26 to five lucky readers, thanks to the generosity of Small Beer Press. Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet is one of the candidates for Locus‘s best magazine of the year 2010. In Issue #26, you can ... Read More »