Book Fort Giveaway Contest


A busy few weeks since the last post. Head­line should be releasing the UK cover for BREACH ZONE soon, and I’ve got a blog post reflecting on Larry Ros­tant’s art and what it means to me.

Until then, I fig­ured we’d do another give­away con­test. This one is directly inspired (read: shame­lessly stolen) from Mark Lawrence’s Book Topple con­test, but with my inevitable mil­i­tary twist (as I bemoan being type­cast as “that mil­i­tary guy” while simul­ta­ne­ously rein­forcing said label at every turn).

Com­bining two of my great loves: books and defen­sive tac­tics, I’d like you to build a fort out of books. It can be big enough to shelter 10 people, it can be small enough to be defended by a LEGO figure. It need only meet the fol­lowing criteria:

- It must be a defen­sive for­ti­fi­ca­tion (castle, pillbox, bunker, pal­isade, trace ital­i­enne, etc …)

- It must be built entirely out of reading mate­rial. Comic books, mag­a­zines and eReaders are accept­able, though actual books are preferred.

Fort SHADOW OPS will hold to the last round and the last man.Fort SHADOW OPS will hold to the last round and the last man.

Extra points for forts that are excep­tion­ally big, cre­ative, part of a larger scene, etc … Take a pic­ture of your fort and email your entries to me at myke (at) mykecole (dot) com, or post them in the com­ments sec­tion of this blog post.

I’ll give the fol­lowing prizes:

1st prize: A hard­cover edi­tion of CONTROL POINT.

2nd prize: THE BOOK OF FINAL FLESH zombie anthology fea­turing my short story SHOUTING DOWN THE MOON.

3rd prize: A C4-U Umbra Coven chal­lenge coin (without having to swap any­thing for it. I will always swap chal­lenge coins with anyone in the mil­i­tary, law-enforcement or other chal­lenge coin bearing organization).

Now, go forth and indulge every para­noid fan­tasy you’ve ever secretly har­bored. They’re coming to get you (or your Star Wars action fig­ures), and the only thing between you and the ravening hordes is an impreg­nable bar­rier of … uh … well, mostly paper, I guess.

But never mind that! Go forth and create! Looking for­ward to seeing what you come up with.