THE AURORA CYCLE: Aurora Rising . Book #2 . Book #3

Aurora Rising Preorder Giveaway

Attention, all members of #Squad312!

Please read the following information carefully.
Preorder now from:

There are a lot of you, and answering everyone’s questions one at a time isn’t feasible.

If your question isn’t answered here, please tweet the publisher in your country for more information! (But your question probably is answered here. Seriously, read the whole thing.)


I’m in the United States. What’s on offer if I preorder?

If you buy the US edition of Aurora Rising (published in hardcover and ebook by Knopf, and on audio by Listening Library) then you can register your receipt (CLICK HERE to register) to receive a copy of MEMENTO, a brand new Illuminae Files novella! It’s set on the Alexander a few days before the Battle of Kerenza. You may spot some <error> familiar faces. It will be posted out as a printed booklet, so you’ll have something to put on your shelf beside your books!

You’ll need a US mailing address to receive the novella, but it’s fine to use a friend’s address, with their permission.

If you have questions about MEMENTO or uploading your receipt, please tweet them directly to Get Underlined (CLICK HERE to tweet @GetUnderlined) – Jay and Amie aren’t running the giveaway, and they can’t help you!

Is Puerto Rico a part of the USA for the purposes of MEMENTO?
It sure is! Your Puerto Rican address will work just fine.

Is Canada a part of the USA for the purposes of MEMENTO?
Sorry friend, you’re a different country! But you can use the address of a US buddy, and they can post it on to you. You trust your friends, right?

I’m hoping to see Jay on tour, or I’d like to buy my copy when it comes out. Can I still get the novella?
Yes! If you buy a book during the first week of release and register your receipt by May 14th, you’re good. Plus, go to a tour stop and you can heckle Jay in person!

Will I get a confirmation email when I upload my receipt?
Not an email, but there will be a “Your form has been submitted” confirmation message that appears on screen after you hit submit.

Will there be other opportunities later to get the novella?
There are NO future plans to make the novella available. The only way you’re guaranteed to get your hands on it is via this preorder campaign.

How long after publication can I expect my copy of Memento?
You’ll see it 4 – 6 weeks later.

Are you going to run out of copies of MEMENTO? If I buy in first week, could I miss out?
Nope! As long as you register by the deadline, you’ll be fine.

Can two people at the same address both register to get MEMENTO? Is it one per household?
As long as you’ve both got your own receipts, you’re good to go!

Are there more US special editions that I don’t know about?
Nope, what’s announced is what there is. No need to delay your preorder!


I’m in Australia. What can I score?

There are kickass offers for you too!

Signing: There’ll be a signing in Melbourne on April 30th at 5:30pm, at Dymocks on Collins St. We’d love to see you there! No need to book, just come along – and yes, the authors are happy to sign their backlist for you.

Signed Copies: Booktopia are offering signed copies of Aurora Rising! Their supply isn’t infinite, so get in quick!

Enamel Pins: QBD are offering a WORLD EXCLUSIVE: an Aurora Legion enamel pin with every purchase of Aurora Rising — but only while stocks last! You can preorder right now if you want to lock yours down.

Can I get a copy of Memento in Australia?
Each publisher makes the decision about whether to offer a preorder like Memento according to their budget, and many other factors. The novella isn’t on offer in Australia. We know it’s frustrating, but it’s beyond our control.

If you’re desperate for a novella, there are two options:

First, buy a copy of Aurora Rising through Good Choice Reading, and when your book arrives, it’ll be signed by Jay and include a copy of Memento. You don’t need to upload your receipt, as the novella will be posted with the book. Sales are finalised on April 26th, though, so don’t miss out!

Second, buy a copy of the US edition through an online outlet (the US edition is published in hardcover and ebook by Knopf, and on audio by Listening Library) and use the address of an American friend (with their permission) to register for the novella. They can post it on to you for the cost of a stamp. What are friends for, after all?

I live in New Zealand. Can you help me out, bro?
If you’d like a signed copy of Aurora Rising, Booktopia will ship to you — but once they run out, they’re out, so don’t delay! Note, this is the ANZ edition, and does not qualify you for a copy of MEMENTO.

I’m in the UK, what about me?

After a signed copy? Forbidden Planet have you covered! They’re going to be selling copies of Aurora Rising featuring absolutely gorgeous, custom-designed bookplates signed by both of us. We’ll announce once a link goes up.

Illumicrate will be offering a version of Aurora Rising with a custom-coloured cover (so still the same gorgeous art, but a badass new background) and matching sprayed edges, and it’ll be signed by both authors! Subscriptions and single purchase options for this box will open on 2 April, 12 noon UK time. If you want to guarantee a spot, you can subscribe now until 1 April for the April box and you will have a spot for May: Illumicrate.com/subscriptions 

I bought a UK special edition from Illumicrate or Goldsboro Books, can I use those to register for a copy of Memento?
Unfortunately not—this incentive is offered by the US publisher, on US editions. You do, however, get the badassery of those gorgeous sprayed edges, and your edition will be signed.

Then how do I get Memento if I’m from the UK?
Each publisher makes the decision about whether to offer a preorder like Memento according to their budget, and many other factors. We know it’s frustrating, but it’s beyond our control.

If you’re desperate for a novella, there are two options:

First, buy a copy of Aurora Rising through Good Choice Reading, and when your book arrives, it’ll be signed by Jay and include a copy of Memento. You don’t need to upload your receipt, as the novella will be posted with the book. Sales are finalised on April 26th, though, so don’t miss out!

Second, buy a copy of the US edition through an online outlet (the US edition is published in hardcover and ebook by Knopf, and on audio by Listening Library) and use the address of an American friend (with their permission) to register for the novella. They can post it on to you for the cost of a stamp. What are friends for, after all?

I don’t live in any of those countries, can you help me?
No other foreign publishers have announced their intention to use/not use Memento at this stage. If you want to be sure, you have two options.

First, buy a copy of Aurora Rising through Good Choice Reading, and when your book arrives, it’ll be signed by Jay and include a copy of Memento.

Second, buy a copy of the US edition (published in hardcover and ebook by Knopf, and on audio by Listening Library) and use the address of an American friend (with their permission) to register for the novella.

I still have a question!
Your best option is to tweet or email the publisher in your country, as they’re handling preorder incentives and other offers—the authors don’t run those, and if the information you need isn’t here, then they don’t have it!