Monday, January 31, 2011

DIRECTIVE 51: A SCI-FI, TECHNO THRILLER GIVEAWAY

 GIVEAWAY ENDED
DIRECTIVE 51
BY JOHN BARNES

ABOUT THE BOOK:
The first book in a new post-apocalyptic trilogy from "a master of the genre"

Heather O'Grainne is the Assistant Secretary in the Office of Future Threat Assessment, investigating rumors surrounding something called "Daybreak." The group is diverse and radical, and its members have only one thing in common-their hatred for the "Big System" and their desire to take it down.

Now, seemingly random events simultaneously occurring around the world are in fact connected as part of Daybreak's plan to destroy modern civilization-a plan that will eliminate America's top government personnel, leaving the nation no choice but to implement its emergency contingency program...Directive 51.
 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
John Barnes is the award-winning author of Orbital Resonance, A Million Open Doors, Mother of Storms, Earth Made of Glass, The Merchants of Souls, Candle, and many other novels. With Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, he wrote the novels Encounter with Tiber and The Return. Born in 1957, John Barnes has a PhD in theatre from the University of Pittsburgh and taught theatre at Western State College, Gunnison, Colorado.He lives in Colorado.

FEATURE ON DIRECTIVE 51:
Essay from John Barnes on Directive 51 
John Barnes brings you up to date on the real government Directive 51 (don't get excited when you get to the part about "decapitation…")

Presidential Directive 51 is real, but despite what you may read on the web, it is probably not anything to fear. The unclassified part of Directive 51, like its predecessors, specifies what we will do in case of "decapitation"—sudden destruction of the top echelons of the Federal government.
THE REST OF THIS SPECIAL FEATURED ESSAY FROM PENGUIN PUBLISHING CAN BE FOUND HERE FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN ALL OF THE DETAILS.
GIVEAWAY
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49 comments:

debbie said...

I love a apcolayptic book, and I would like to see what the goverment does in this situation.
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debbie said...

My favorite science fiction book is the stand.
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Tore said...

It sounds like a really good book I would love to read. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I love the post-apocalyptic books as well!

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

My favorite scifi book is The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov.

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

My favorite Sci-fi movie Alien. Probably have watched it and the others in the series dozens of times.

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Kay said...

Directive 51. Reminds me of Area 51 - wasn't that what was known as the Bermuda Triangle? LOL

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Kay said...

I like an old sci-fi book called LUCIFER'S HAMMER. I don't read much in this genre, but I do like end of the world type books. :-)

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Kay said...

Left a comment on Cheryl's blog. Great picture. Grade school? 4th grade?

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Connie said...

Hi! I like the fact that the author has cowritten books with Buzz Aldrin which I think is neat. I think I would enjoy reading this book. Thanks! :)

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Connie said...

Hi! I left a comment on CMash loves to read webpage. Enjoy! :)

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traveler said...

This type of book is fascinating and appeals to me. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

A sci-fi book written by Isaac Asimov, The End of Eternity. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I commented on CMash loves to read webpage. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

Apocalyptic books interest me and are compelling. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a classic which I read. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I love Science Fiction/ specifically the post-apocolyptic type.

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Anonymous said...

My new favorite television show is THE WALKING DEAD.

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Becca said...

I didn't have to get any further than post-apocalyptic to know I wanted to read this book. But then it starts talking about decapitation and I knew I needed to read this book. :)

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Becca said...

I blogged about it here:

http://completepoppycock.blogspot.com/2011/02/lets-go-bookin.html

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Becca said...

A favorite sci-fi movie would be Stargate.

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bison61 said...

destroy modern civilization-that sounds like a great book to read

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Alyce said...

I love post apocalyptic books, so this one is very appealing.

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Alyce said...

Choosing a favorite sci-fi book is hard - I love almost all of Anne McCaffrey's sci-fi books. One of my all time favorites is Starman's Quest by Robert Silverberg - because it was the first sci-fi book I read that wasn't a kids' book.

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Meredith said...

I'm curious to see what this author's view of Directive 51 entails!

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Meredith said...

For my favorite movie, I'd say any of the Star Wars films! My middle son loves them too! He's picky about the special effects in the old ones!

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moonsword said...

I read John Barnes' essay on Directive 51 and the mysterious designation of NCCC...really fascinating!

moonsword said...

Favorite scifi film is the Director's Cut of Bladerunner.
Favorite scifi animated film is Ghost in the Shell.

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My favorite science fiction book is The Man Who Folded Himself by David Gerrold

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Laura said...

I like sci/fi fantasy type books, especially Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. I havent read a sci fi thriller like this book and would love to try one.

cpage2323 said...

I love apocalyptic fiction and have an affinity for characters who hate the "big system."
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cpage2323 said...

Favorite sci-fi? Anything by Philip K Dick or Robert Heinlein...
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What a nice interview at cmash! I left a comment!:)
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clynsg said...

I would like to win this because I knew that the government did have a plan in case of catastrophic loss of the top echelon, and would hope that this book would give a good idea of how that could work, while still telling a good story.

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clynsg said...

Science fiction is one of my favorite genres, and I really like the Dragonriders of Pern series.

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clynsg said...

Visited CMash Loves to Read, and would like to know what you were thinking of when that picture was taken!

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Anonymous said...

Directive 51 is a real directive; that intrigues me.

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purango said...

I found Daybreak's plans to destroy modern civilization interesting. Doomsday books are very interesting especially when they involve Washinngton. garrettsambo@aol.com

Diane52 said...

My favorite one is Alien
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/\Heather/\ said...

I just love the book The Time Traveler's Wife. You sure have to pay attention when you read it!
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I commented on the other blog featuring you!
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/\Heather/\ said...

This sounds similar to The Hunger Games, which I loved. I'd love to see how this one plays out, too.
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g.g. said...

I enjoyed reading about Bingo on the Sunday spotlight over at CMash

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g.g. said...

I know about area 51 but not heard about Directive 51 and am interested in finding out

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g.g. said...

My favorite sci-fi movie is Star Wars but book it is War of the Worlds

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