Three by Jay Posey Giveaway (Angry Robot) – Update


Shadowhawk and The Founding Fields present another giveaway, courtesy once again of the great folks at Angry Robot.

“A debut novel by a game designer and a cover that evokes Assassin’s Creed. If that doesn’t sound promising, then nothing else does.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

For the third TFF giveaway of the year, Angry Robot have provided two copies of their upcoming debut release, Three by Jay Posey. Jay moonlights often as a video game designer and that was one of the things that interested me in the novel, even before I read the premise. It reminds me quite a bit of the Vin Diesel-starrer Babylon A.D, with which the novel has some basic similarities, but the idea appears to be much more solid and much more interesting.

With a background in game designing, which I know from practical/observed college experience to be a very demanding job as a game developer, I’m really interested to see what Jay brings to the novel. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet (hopefully soon!) so I’m looking forward to it with a lot of excitement. Unlike what the general public thinks, game design isn’t just about coming up with cool gameplay and all. It is about storytelling through gameplay. Game designers ARE storytellers, with a very fine sense, generally speaking, for placing visual story elements through what we call a “game level”.

I have to say I would love to see some of that tricky challenge storytelling vibe filter down into the novel. And of course, I’m beginning to get onto a kick for post-apocalyptic/apocalyptic fiction so that’s another reason why Three is high on my list of books to read this year. These are certainly exciting times for Angry Robot.

Earlier this year we had Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey, the first in his Black Dawn trilogy (also from Angry Robot), which was also a post-apocalyptic book with a heavy touch of fantasy. Putting Black Feathers and Three against each other, with their quite different genre feels, should be an intriguing experiment, and one I shall certainly report on in a review of the latter. So you have that to look forward to.

ThreeIn the meantime, without further ado, here are the details of this giveaway.

  • Simply answer the following question in the comments section: “What is your favourite post-apocalyptic movie and novel? Why?”
  • The giveaway runs from today, 29th July, and all the way through to the 13th August. So that’s a full 2 week window in which you can participate.
  • There are two copies of the book up for grabs, kindly provided by the publisher, Angry Robot.
  • Entries are open internationally.
  • At the end of the window, I’ll pick two entrants at random and they will receive an email that they’ve won. They will have up to 7 days to respond, sooner the better so I can make sure that the winners get their copy of the book. If there is no response in that one-week period, I will pick another winner(s) as needed.

This giveaway is part of a rather big blog tour ongoing for Jay’s novel, and here’s a handy tour banner, courtesy of Tabitha at the My Shelf Confessions Blog.


Tabitha is running a giveaway on her blog as well, so if you want more chances to win a copy of Three then head over and check her blogpost out and take part in the whole rafflecopter giveaway process. You can find all the necessary links in a guest post that Jay did for me earlier today at my personal blog, titled “NANP: Name A Thousand Children“.



I’ve picked the two winners as of just now and they have up to 7 days to respond. If there’s no response from either of them, then I pick the winners again, as appropriate.

Shadowhawk is a regular contributor to TFF. A resident of Dubai, Shadowhawk reads, reads and reads. His opinions are always clear and concise. His articles always worth reading.


  • Pabkins

    Thanks for the heads up! Looks like I had it right the first time! But you don’t have the Blog Tour question in this post that I can see. I see it over on the other blog. That’s why I ended up pointing the link there instead this morning. I need to point the link to where the question is. Please let me know if you are going to include it here also or I’ll set the link back over to NANP

    • Shadowhawk

      Just set it back to the NANP :-) The giveaway was a simultaneous thing so I didn’t arrange with Caroline for a separate question.

  • John Charles Scott

    Post apocalyptic movie? Battlestar Galactica mini-series; I know it’s not a movie per se, but it’s pretty damn close, right? It was an amazing soap opera of humanity at its worst and best in the space of the three hours and it featured really cool space battles on a low TV budget. Post apocalyptic novel? It would definitely have to be World War Z, the entire plot of the zombie apocalypse told through the eyes of different people from different backgrounds and cultures -the Chinese submarine stories were particularly harrowing especially when he retells the story of the small islands they visited.

  • Tanja

    I’m book type so I’ll go with books. I really like Divergent not only as a story but also as the whole idea. Talking about human characteristic and dominance in our mind. Another one is Unglies as it perfectly corresponds with our world and eagerness for perfection. Great post! :)

  • JoshA

    Movie? Road Warrior. It was my first real foray into the post-apocalyptic genre and remains a standard-bearer for me. My LATEST favorite book is Peter Clines’ Ex-Heroes. (subject to change).

  • Romeo Kennedy

    Wool by Hugh Howey, had some real interesting concepts. Film wise, Mad Max 2 is my favourite because who doesn’t love the kitted out vehicles!

  • Doug Sturtevant

    I think I’d have to go with Road Warrior for the movie. There are so many books to choose from: A Canticle for Leibowitz was really good. Also, The Stand by King and McCammon’s Swan Song were also good. Hell, I even enjoyed The Hunger Games.

  • Roger @master_pastry

    Favorite Book: I am Legend – Not quite the same type of dystopian setting as a lot of the others listed, but it is by far my favorite post-apocalyptic novel.

    Favorite Movie: “9″ the animated film.

  • Holly B

    Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway!! I would LOVE to get my hands on this book! I pretty much love everything that Angry Robot puts out — Chuck Wendig’s BLACKBIRDS being a particular favorite — and I think they’ve got a winner here with THREE. Also, I can’t wait to read this book from an author who lives in the same town as me! :)

    To your question… since I really grew up in the 80s — that decade spanning my formative years of 5-15 — I think I will pretty much ALWAYS go back to the classic movies to answer this question. The two post-apocalyptic movies I’d say are my faves would be Red Dawn and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. I’m sure they’re not the “best” PA movies ever written/produced, but I watched them over and over, so many times, and they made such a lasting impression on me! We still turn on Red Dawn every once in a while when it comes on some cable channel…but it’s been YEARS since I’ve seen Mad Max.

    As for post-apocalyptic novel… that’s a bit harder for me to answer. I guess I’d say — although it’s a bit cliche — DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth (which is young adult, of course, unlike THREE). I know it must be a common answer, BUT (in my defense ;) ) I think Roth did an AMAZING job with her world-building, the many details of which she was able to impart to the reader without slowing down her fantastically-paced narrative. I read the book last year, when my son had just turned 4, and it was the fastest I’d gotten through a book since I got pregnant with him! And that’s despite its substantial length! (well, for a YA book, anyway)

    Thanks again for the chance to win one of your two copies of THREE! I’ve got my fingers crossed for this one — I am so eager to read it!

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