Aaron Dembski-Bowden

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‘The Talon of Horus’ Selfie Contest

It is an age of darkness. And also, of huge-ass black books that are easily hefty enough to use as weapons.

People will be getting their First Editions of The Talon of Horus this week/end, and that rocks on toast. I warned you I’d be asking for selfie evidence that the copies have reached their new homes, but that’s too boring. In conjunction with the demand for photographic evidence, it’s time to announce that little contest I was talking about a while back. You know the one I mean. The one with the unbelievably bad prizes, based on my excellent MS Paint cover artwork in the past.

So send me your selfies with the book, and the best three photos (or the three I choose at random if I’m feeling lazy) will win one of the fabulous prizes described in the following tweets:




Oh, wow, right? Who can resist that? But wait, there’s more! I solemnly promise to not just draw you in carefully rendered artfulness, but also make the following guarantees:

  • I guarantee to probably spell your name correctly.
  • I guarantee to use at least two colours, and perhaps even as many as four.
  • I guarantee that I won’t sell your image to the government and/or use it as target practice for my crossbow.

If these incredible prizes interest you, then you can upload your selfies to my Facebook page, my Twitter feed, or email them to aaronwdb@gmail.com. The winner will be announced at some point in the near future.

August 28, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Hypothetically, if I don’t have a 1st edition, can I take a selfie with a random aviation text book with a talon of horus picture sticky taped to it?

    Comment by Tyler Moore | August 28, 2014 | Reply

    • See, if that had surprised me, I’d have loved it. But you blew it, man. Foiled by your own genius.

      Comment by Aaron Dembski-Bowden | August 28, 2014 | Reply

      • Curses. I’ll have to up my game….

        Comment by Tyler Moore | August 28, 2014 | Reply

  2. I missed out on the First Edition, so no entry from me. However, however, however… do you really have a crossbow?

    Comment by Harlek | August 28, 2014 | Reply

  3. I still really pissed I didn’t get the first edition book . Dammit

    Comment by BBF | August 28, 2014 | Reply

  4. Already working on what I’ll do for my selfie. When is the closing date though Aaron?

    Comment by Gareth Bradshaw | August 28, 2014 | Reply

    • Not for a while. I’m pretty certain shipping will take a while for people in excitingly remote lands.

      Comment by Aaron Dembski-Bowden | August 28, 2014 | Reply

  5. On the 3rd place prize, it should be a picture of Aaron using his Doomhammer to smite them. Wish I bought a copy, but I tend to forget and by the time I check it’s sold out.

    Comment by Aaron Stasinski | August 28, 2014 | Reply

  6. […] already been sent a couple of initial comments along with a surprising number of selfies for The Contest. And I was pretty damn happy to be sent some initial comments from first-day readers Lucien Eilam […]

    Pingback by Talon, out in the wild. « Aaron Dembski-Bowden | August 30, 2014 | Reply

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