Chuck Wendig has been getting so many great reviews for his Miriam Black books – Blackbirds was published in May, with the sequel Mockingbird just two months ago.

In a recent review iO9 really enjoyed Mockingbird, but this final sentence caught our eye:

I doubt she’ll ever be the kind of character people cosplay at conventions, but she sticks in your brain all the same.

Well, you know how we can be… Challenge accepted!

We’d like you to send us a picture of you dressed as Miriam Black. The best* of the bunch will win some random Angry Robot goodies (and we have lots of goodies stashed around the office). You can see artist Joey HiFi’s interpretation on the book covers (right), but don’t feel you have to follow his lead (equally, don’t feel you shouldn’t).

Blackbirds, by Chuck Wendig

You have until Sunday night (December 2nd) to get your entries to us. The entries will be judged by Chuck Wendig and Lee Harris.


Send your entries to:

Good luck!


*For the purposes of this competition, “best” is defined as “whatever made us snort with laughter / incredulity / admiration”. No purchase necessary. Coupons are not redeemable for cash. Your home may be at risk if you do not keep up payments on a mortgage or other loan secured on it. Competition open to men / women / pugs / goldfish** / whatever.


**Probably not the best idea.