Sunday, August 19, 2012

Summer Giveaway #1 & 2: Black Library

So. I’m heading back across the Pond for the rest of 2012 (at least), and that means I’m going through another Replace-With-eBook Clear-Out. And, just like last year, this means I’m going to be running a few giveaways. I would much rather give these books to readers than just dump them on a charity shop or library. I’ll try to keep the giveaways thematic, too: there will be two Black Library ones, one alternate-London selection, and maybe specific fantasy and Sci-Fi giveaways as well. I’ll list 2-3 per week.

To enter, please either email your details to the Civilian Reader address (at the bottom of the page), or leave your name in the comments along with some way of getting in touch with you if possible (Twitter handle or anti-spam-version of an email address, for example). Please state which giveaway you’re interested in, too, although you can say both.

Unfortunately, these will be limited to UK and EU. Sorry about this, it’s just too expensive to ship stuff further afield. I’ll try to run more for North America from September.

To kick things off, here are the two Black Library giveaways:

Ciaphas Cain


Everyone’s favourite Imperial Guard anti-hero, this giveaway is for the latest two volumes in the series by Sandy Mitchell: The Emperor’s Finest (paperback) and The Last Ditch (hardcover).

Warhammer & Warhammer 40,000


A more general selection of recent Black Library releases, all of which I’ve either read and reviewed already, or replaced with eBook editions to read later: Path of the Renegade by Andy Chambers, Phalanx by Ben Counter, The Gotrek & Felix Anthology edited by Christian Dunn, and Luthor Huss by Chris Wraight.

I’ll leave this running until midnight (GMT) on Friday 24th August.


  1. Niall Norton
    E-mail address:
    Interested in the Ciaphas Cain books.

  2. Natalie Lee
    oh wow I'd love to enter both giveaways if possible
    E-mail address Liquiddemize(at)

  3. Chris Vaughan
    email disembodiedthoughts(at)
    very interested in the warhammer and 40k giveaways

  4. Tomasz Seweryn
    Email: raziel191(at)
    Interested in second giveaway.

    Even if I don't get anything, thanks for doing this :)

  5. Congratulations GRACE LAVENDER and ADAM MARTIN for winning the comp.

    Books will be sent out... soon. Sorry, missed the post office today, so I'll send them out this week.

    Thanks everyone who entered. There will be more this week. One tomorrow, in fact...