I’ve twice reviewed B.C. Young’s fantastic science fiction serial Miscorrection–so far three installments (or as I like to say, three “episodes”) have been aired, er, published. Young’s stories are pieces in a larger dramatic arc, one that’s beginning to take shape after the latest story, Miscorrection: Felix Culpa.
As a promotion for the series, Young announced on his blog that on March 1st only, he’ll be giving away Miscorrection: Arrogation (second episode) free to any reader who can solve a puzzle–and considering the clues he’s already given, it should be easy as boar hunting for anyone who can count from 4 to 42:
At midnight on March 1, 2011, I will post details on how you can win a coupon code to download Arrogation free from Smashwords. But I don’t want to just give away the code. Let’s make this fun!
If you are reading this now, there’s only one thing I ask. Spread the word! Tell your friends and family about the free offer and the puzzle they will need to solve. Redirect them to this post here so that they have the details. Tweet it, Facebook it, text it, email it, talk about it, StumbleUpon it, Diggit, and well, I think you get the picture. I want as many people as possible to take part in this, and as many as possible to benefit. I’m opening the hatch on this so that everybody wins!
This promotion will last only one day. It begins at 12:00 a.m. March 1, 2011 and ends at 11:59 p.m. March 1, 2011. If you play the numbers correctly, you can’t lose, and they will not bring you bad luck.
Let’s see how many people we can tell about this. I don’t want anyone to be lost in this.
Considering how subtle the subtext isn’t, read this is an opportunity for a free book. It’s the second in the series, but if you haven’t read Miscorrection: Sunrise yet, don’t sweat it: if you like Arrogation, you won’t lose out by going back. It wasn’t until about season 4, after all, that LOST started getting completely incomprehensible.
So check out The Time Capsule for the puzzle before Ben Linus strangles you, or something.