In celebration of Ekaterina Sedia’s birthday this past weekend and the starred PW review of Heart of Iron (in bookstores July 26th!), I’m giving away a copy.
Sedia (The Alchemy of Stone) superbly blends novel of manners, alternate history, and le Carré–style espionage with a dash of superheroes and steampunk… Sedia assembles a nice list of supporting characters–the forceful Eugenia, the Russian soldiers and Chinese fur traders Sasha befriends, sinister spymaster Florence Nightingale–and Sasha’s often frustrated but always practical narrative voice smoothly carries the novel to its satisfying conclusion.
— Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
To enter: Post a comment on this blog entry describing a point of change in an alternate history timeline (hint: in Heart of Iron, the Decembrists’ rebellion was successful and the Trans-Siberian railroad was completed before 1854) or tell me about your favorite published alternate history novel.
On behalf of the winner, I will also donate a copy of Ekaterina Sedia’s House of Discarded Dreams to the public library of their choice.
Only one entry per person. Contest begins now and runs until Friday, July 15th, 5pm Eastern Time.