Ryu Mitsuse’s Ten Billion Days and One Hundred Billion Nights, named the best Japanese SF novel of all time in a 2006 poll, is coming your way soon!
But you can win one early in our latest and greatest giveaway contest. Just write a comment based on this prompt, and the four we like the best will get a free copy of the book.
A lot of SF is very hopeful about the future, some quite dour. But ultimately, the entire universe is going to go bye-bye. That cosmic sense of wonder (or sensawunda if you’re an old school fan) intrinsic to SF is limned with a sense of ultimate doom. No matter how great humanity, or our daughter species, become, the universe is still very large and very dark. And it’s growing colder. So, what do we do? Do you spend a lot of time thinking about the inevitable heat death of the universe? Does it help put your own problems in perspective? Or is it just depressing? Or…are you hoping that after the Singularity you’ll live forever and have front row seats to the Big Show? Let us know, and win a book that glows in the dark! Feel free to hit us up in English, Japanese, Spanish, German, or Greek, because we’re international, see?
We’ll announce the winners Friday, at noon Pacific time.