There’s always room for one more has been a byline in our household for years (which I can’t take credit for, I hasten to add), and it’s nearly a year since I realised it described my reading habit perfectly and stole it for my book blog.

I like the hobbit approach to birthdays as a time to give gifts to others, and as it’s SciFi Month it seems a no-brainer that I should give away one of my favourite SF reads of 2016 to celebrate this first year at x+1. So I have a shiny new copy of Yoon Ha Lee’s debut novel Ninefox Gambit to put in the hands of one lucky winner.

The giveaway is open internationally. The winner will be drawn out of a pirate hat on November 26th, the day x+1 turns one.

Book cover: Ninefox Gambit - Yoon Ha LeeTo win an impossible war Captain Kel Cheris must awaken an ancient weapon and a despised traitor general.

When Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for her unconventional tactics, Kel Command gives her a chance to redeem herself, by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles from the heretics. Cheris’s career isn’t the only thing at stake: if the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next.

Cheris’s best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress. The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own.

As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao – because she might be his next victim.

This may well be my favourite book of the year so far, and I can’t wait to share it.

The small print

  • The giveaway will run from today until midnight on Friday, 25th November GMT.
  • To enter the giveaway, follow the blog and comment on this post confirming your interest and a way to get in touch if you win (e.g. email address, Twitter handle).
  • A residential mailing address must be provided if you win (sorry, no PO Boxes).
  • The winner will have 72 hours to respond with the information needed to get their prize delivered. If no response is given, another winner will be selected.

Get to it folks – and good luck!