This week’s contest gives you a chance to win the new novel from PEN/Hemingway finalist Michael Byers (Long for This World). Percival’s Planet is the story of the discovery of Pluto, which came about with the help of a Kansas farmboy. On BookPage.com, Byers shared the story of how he came to write this book.
With Pluto so much in the news lately, you’d be justified in thinking Percival’s Planet a cynical effort to capitalize on a popular story. But honestly it isn’t! I began the book long before Pluto was demoted from planetary status. In fact, in its early stages, Percival’s Planet had nothing to do with Pluto whatsoever.
Click the text to read more; then leave a comment on this post mentioning what Byers’ original intentions for the book were in the comments—you’ll be entered to win a copy of Percival’s Planet.
ETA: As of Monday, August 9, this contest is closed. Congrats to our winner, Kami D.