Thanks for entering! This giveaway is now closed (see winners here). THE MARTINI OF DESTINY will be available worldwide June 20, 2013
I can’t get over how much fun it’s been talking with you over these last few weeks, while getting ready for The Martini of Destiny’s June 20 launch. Thank you!
When writing this novella, and throughout all the things I’ve worked on for the Rucksack Universe, one question keeps popping up in my mind: Fate or Free Will? Or, to put it another way, Decision or Destiny?
I’ve always leaned toward free will and decision, or as Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor says in Terminator 2, “No fate but what we make.” I’ve also heard it said that “character is destiny,” which is a concise way to say that our personalities, experiences, backgrounds and circumstances direct and limit the choices we make.
But as I work on these stories, the two seemingly mutually exclusive concepts of fate vs. free will have begun to merge for me. Maybe what’s really at work are two intertwined, interdependent concepts of decision and destiny, like how DNA is made of 2 conjoined strands.
Maybe there’s no destiny but what we decide, and no decisions but the ones we are destined to make. What do you think?
Except this one’s going to be a bit different.
You can enter this giveaway anytime until June 18. On June 19—the day before launch—I’ll announce not one, not two, not three, but FIVE winners who will each receive a copy of The Martini of Destiny.
Want to be in the running? Here’s how to enter.
- Leave a comment on this post. BONUS BROWNIE POINTS: Decision or Destiny?
- Comments will close at 11:59 pm PT on Tues., June 18, 2013. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Wed., June 19.
- Giveaway open to everyone, one e-book per winner. Void where prohibited.
- One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.
About The Martini of Destiny
A special martini gives courage to a doubting man, a ghost doesn’t pay for his pints, a destiny-slinging bartender questions everything, and the world will never be the same. The first Rucksack Universe Novella E-book, The Martini of Destiny is available June 20, 2013.