Sunday, June 09, 2013

Animal-ify a Title and Enter to Win Apocalypse Cow by Michael Logan - June 9, 2013

I absolutely adore the title to Michael Logan's debut, Apocalypse Cow. I love puns. I love pun-like things too. I like funny titles created by word or sound substitutions. So here is what you have to do to enter to win a copy of Apocalypse Cow:

Change the title of an existing book, movie, TV show, comic, etc. to somehow include an animal reference.


Armoogeddon's Children

Apocalypse Cow (of course)

Abaaaaddon's Gate

The winning entry will be judged completely subjectively by Michael Logan and The Qwillery's denizens - Qwill, Melanie and trinitytwo - with Michael Logan having the deciding vote if there is a tie. Be amusing! Be creative! And keep it clean!

About Apocalypse Cow

Apocalypse Cow
St. Martin's Griffin, May 21, 2013
Trade Paperback and eBook, 352 pages
(US Debut)

If you think you've seen it all -- WORLD WAR Z, THE WALKING DEAD-- you haven't seen anything like this. From the twisted brain of Michael Logan comes Apocalypse Cow, a story about three unlikely heroes who must save Britain . . . from a rampaging horde of ZOMBIE COWS!

Forget the cud. They want blood.

It began with a cow that just wouldn't die. It would become an epidemic that transformed Britain's livestock into sneezing, slavering, flesh-craving four-legged zombies.

And if that wasn't bad enough, the fate of the nation seems to rest on the shoulders of three unlikely heroes: an abattoir worker whose love life is non-existent thanks to the stench of death that clings to him, a teenage vegan with eczema and a weird crush on his maths teacher, and an inept journalist who wouldn't recognize a scoop if she tripped over one.

As the nation descends into chaos, can they pool their resources, unlock a cure, and save the world?

Three losers.
Overwhelming odds.
One outcome . . .

Yup, we're screwed.

About Michael

Michael Logan is a Scottish journalist, whose career has taken him across the globe. He left Scotland in 2003 at the age of 32, has lived in Bosnia, Hungary, Switzerland and Kenya, and reported from many other countries. His experience of riots, refugee camps and other turbulent situations helps fuel his writing.

Apocalypse Cow is his first novel. His short fiction has appeared in literary journals and newspapers such as Chapman and The Telegraph, and his piece We Will Go On Ahead and Wait for You won Fish Publishing’s 2008 international One-Page Fiction Prize.

He currently lives in Nairobi, Kenya and is married with a young daughter and son.

Website  ~   Blog  ~  Twitter @MichaelLogan

And go....

The Giveaway

What:  One commenter will win a copy of Apocalypse Cow  from The Qwillery.

How:   Log into and follow the directions in the Rafflecopter below.

Who and When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth a mailing address. This contest will be judged subjectively. Contest ends at 11:59 PM US Eastern Time on June 28, 2013. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules and duration are subject to change.*

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  1. pig and prejudice
    the cow of Monte Cristo
    David Cowerfield
    Jane Ewe
    Madame bovine
    All about Ewe
    pig fiction

  2. This is so much harder than it sounds! This book sounds freaking awesome! Movie please! haha

    Love Minus Fishsticks (Eighty as in frzoen made me think frozen fishsticks..I know weird right? had to include this since it's what I'm reading right now)

    Dr. Zoo Little
    Grandma's Poi
    The Emperor's Fowl
    Flies Beneath

    1. Oh yes and lets not forget APES OF WRATH!!

    2. Or I-Rabbit - jeezuz see what you have done to me - now I'm going to be stuck doing this in my head ALL FREAKING DAY!

  3. Great Expigtations
    Mouse, MD.
    Warehorse 13
    So You Think You Can Moo

    1. So you think you can Moo! Excellent!

  4. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Manatee
    2001: A Space Manatee
    Bonfire of the Manatees
    The Rabbit- prequel to the Lord Of The Orangs
    Life of Bruin
    For Moo The Bell Tolls
    The Adventures of Sherlock Hams

  5. Dolphinitely, mayfly
    Doctor Moo
    citizen Clam
    Star Quack: Into Duckness
    Much ado About Mothing

    That's what I got for now... :-)

  6. Doctor Moo... nice. Wish I'd thought of it. =)

  7. I have to know who freaking won this!! Which ones gave him the best chuckle? Oh and I later realized Apes of Wrath is a book title already...crazy right? haha