Win Owen King's new book The Curator

Owen King.
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Stephen King is just one of the talented writers in his family. His son Joe Hill has also produced numerous horror and fantasy books, many of them adapted for the screen. And Joe's brother Owen is also a bestselling novelist. Owen's latest, The Curator, is a Dickensian fantasy of illusion and charm, where cats are revered as religious figures, thieves are noble, scholars are revolutionaries, and conjurers the most wonderful criminals. 

Opening just as a largely bloodless revolution has turned the city where it's set upside down, it centres on Dora, a former university maid tasked with caretaking The Museum of the Worker, a strange, forgotten establishment occupied by waxwork tableaux of miners, nurses, shopkeepers and the like. As revolution and counter-revolution unleash forces of love, betrayal, magic and terrifying darkness, her search for the truth behind a mystery that she's long concealed will unravel a monstrous conspiracy….

SFX's reviewer described it as "a curious mixture of whimsy and grimdark: charmingly quirky details and oddball characters enliven a world of blood-drenched violence with a strong streak of moral murkiness". The Curator is available to buy now, but we have five hardback copies to give away. To put your name in the hat for the chance to win one, simply answer the question below.

The cover of The Curator.

(Image credit: Hodder & Stoughton)
Deputy Editor, SFX

Ian Berriman has been working for SFX – the world's leading sci-fi, fantasy and horror magazine – since March 2002. He also writes for Total Film, Electronic Sound and Retro Pop; other publications he's contributed to include Horrorville, When Saturday Comes and What DVD. A life-long Doctor Who fan, he's also a supporter of Hull City, and live-tweets along to BBC Four's Top Of The Pops repeats from his @TOTPFacts account.