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FanLib gets Uglies

02/10/2007. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Publisher Simon & Schuster and FanLib, and online fan creativity hub, have launched an Extras contest at ExtrasContest.FanLib.com. The contest celebrates Extras, the latest installment of novelist Scott Westerfeld's Uglies series.

Starting October, FanLib will share three possible story missions related to Extras, with fans voting for their favorite. Once the winning mission has been selected, the fans are invited to submit their own stories.

"For my most passionate fans, reading isn't enough´¿½Ô€Ł they want to extend the story, to put their favorite characters in new situations," said Scott Westerfeld. "FanLib.com helps these readers find each other and gives them a space to share what they've created."

In early November 2007, a panel of judges from Simon & Schuster and FanLib will select four finalists based on creativity, entertainment value, consistency with the Uglies universe, and voter comments and ratings.

The entry with the most views will become the fifth finalist. The prizewinner will be determined by the fans, who will vote for their favorite. Results will be announced on ExtrasContest.FanLib.com on November 13th.

Said prizewinner will receive a one-of-a-kind Sony PlayStation 3 skinned with Uglies graphics and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Westerfeld.

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