Borderlands Book Sample and Giveaway

The first novel set in the Borderlands universe, Borderlands: The Fallen, is almost here!

While the book itself doesn't hit stores until November 22, you can get an early glimpse at the action in this nearly forty-page .PDF excerpt that weighs in at 1MB.

Borderlands: The Fallen Excerpt (1MB .PDF)

We've also got some advance copies to give away, so hit up our Facebook, Twitter and the Gearbox Software Forums before November 17 for your chance at a free copy! (Rules here.)


From the back of the book…


His name’s Roland. Soldier class, a former mercenary, he’s on a full-time mission to scrape a living out of the most dangerous planet in the galaxy.

Is he qualified? He’s well armed, he’s ruthless, and he’s tougher than skag hide. And, oh yeah—he’s strapped with some of the most exotic weaponry this side of the Vault, not to mention possessing fists like chunks of steel.

Zac Finn and his wife and young son had better get on the right side of Roland, because a stopover in orbit has turned into a nightmarish fall to the unforgiving landscape of the Borderlands. Zac hopes to find a strange new alien treasure in the Borderlands to turn his down-spiraling life around. But his wife, Marla, and his son, Cal, just want to survive, and reunite, because catastrophe has left them separated by hundreds of klicks. Their chances aren’t good . . . and Roland is all that stands between them and the planet’s kill-crazed Psychos and murderous bandits—not to mention the grotesque primals, giant wyrm squids, insane tunnel rats, voracious skags, brutal bruisers, and ruthless mercs. . . .