As this month is devoted to Science Fiction, Retro-Futurism and Adventure of the 1920's and 30's Pulp Era, our August giveaway is for a copy of George Mann's novel Ghosts of Manhatten. Set in an alternate 1920's, the title character is billed as "the world's first Steampunk superhero". From the publisher's blurb...
1926. New York. The Roaring Twenties. Jazz. Flappers. Prohibition. Coal-powered cars. A cold war with a British Empire that still covers half of the globe. Yet things have developed differently to established history. America is in the midst of a cold war with a British Empire that has only just buried Queen Victoria, her life artificially preserved to the age of 107. Coal-powered cars roar along roads thick with pedestrians, biplanes take off from standing with primitive rocket boosters and monsters lurk behind closed doors and around every corner. This is a time in need of heroes. It is a time for The Ghost. A series of targeted murders are occurring all over the city, the victims found with ancient Roman coins placed on their eyelids after death. The trail appears to lead to a group of Italian-American gangsters and their boss, who the mobsters have dubbed 'The Roman'. However, as The Ghost soon discovers, there is more to The Roman than at first appears, and more bizarre happenings that he soon links to the man, including moss-golems posing as mobsters and a plot to bring an ancient pagan god into the physical world in a cavern beneath the city. As The Ghost draws nearer to The Roman and the center of his dangerous web, he must battle with foes both physical and supernatural and call on help from the most unexpected of quarters if he is to stop The Roman and halt the imminent destruction of the city.
To enter, just leave a comment on this post. The random draw will take place at 12:00am on Saturday, August 28th!
The results: Congratulations to Esther for winning a copy of George Mann's Ghosts of Manhattan! Esther, look for a message in your inbox. And to everyone who entered, thank you! Keep an eye out next month for another giveaway!