Monday, January 25, 2010

The War of the Worlds trivia contest

To celebrate publishing house Penguin’s 75th anniversary, Waterstone’s, the United Kingdom’s leading bookseller, just launched a Writers' Table in which 50 Penguin authors name and explain their favourite books from the publisher’s classic backlist. The opening chapter, as posted on the website of The Times of London: British author Will Self explains why he has picked H.G. Wells’ 1898 novel The War of the Worlds.

More rewarding is this contest tie-in: The Times has “the full set of 50 books to win, if you can name the home town (in Surrey) of the narrator of The War of the Worlds. E-mail the answer to bookscomp@thetimes.co.uk with your name, address and telephone number. One entry per person. UK and RoI residents only. Entries must be received by noon on Monday, February 1.”

2 comments:

Mauricem said...

"War of the World" was a ground-breaking novel that has defined alien invasion stories ever since. It's nice to see it win. Bummer. I'm in the states. LOL

Paul said...

Too bad the bundle isn't 50 SF books.