TR Contest Special: What to Do After the Apocalypse, Sponsored by K.M. Ruiz’s Mind Storm


?All right, folks, I have something extra special this week. First of all, it’s the first contest sponsored by an author and her book. Second, I’m going to give away Topless Robot shirts, too. So three winners will get a signed copy of Mind Storm signed by the author, and a TR tee this weekend! Not bad, right? Here’s the Amazon summary of the novel, which has been praised by Whitley Streiber and L.E. Modesitt Jr.:

Two hundred and fifty years after the world was nearly wiped out by
nuclear war, what’s left of society fights over the scraps of the Earth
as the rich and powerful plan to ascend in secret to another planet. But
the deadly new breed of humanity that the rulers have enslaved to
protect their interests are about to change everything.

K.M. Ruiz’s Mind Storm is
the rip-roaring tale of Threnody Corwin, a psion with the ability to
channel electricity like lightning through anything she touches. As a
soldier-slave for the human government, Threnody is recruited by an
unknown enemy: the scion of Earth’s most powerful (and supposedly human)
family, the Serca Syndicate. But Lucas Serca is far from human and he
intends to make Threnody and her fellow psions meet their destiny, no
matter how many people he has to kill to do it.

Since Mind Storm is set after the apocalypse, I figured you guys could tell me how you’d spend your post-apocalypse — namely, what you’d do if you were pretty much the last person on earth. MST3K fan will recognize this premise from a host segment in episode #501, Warrior of the Lost World (Tom’s ideas include spinning donuts in the Taj Mahal and blowing up other monuments with a tank — you can see it at 1:45 here). So what would you do? Eat every Oreo in America? Throw shit off the Empire State Building? Collect an entire run of Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth? The world is your post-apocalyptic oyster, so to speak.

Everyone gets one entry — I’m still emotionally recovering from last week’s 1,000+ entries — and the contest ends at 12:01 am EST on Monday, July 11th. Again, there will be three winners, and much thanks to Ms. Ruiz for sponsoring this week’s contest — for more info on Mind Storm, including a free preview, check it out here. You guys have a good weekend.