From the blog of Mr David Mack:
Miracle of miracles, my spiffy clear-acrylic Story of the Year Award for my novel Rise Like Lions arrived today in one piece from across the Atlantic Ocean. Getting a decent photo of it has been a challenge because its mirror-like surface and transparent material defy most attempts at flash photography, but I managed to snap this one by putting a sheet of blue construction paper behind it:
Amazing. Our investment in 300 square kilometres of bubblewrap appears to have [...]
David Mack has won the fourth year of our Story of the Year thing, with his Star Trek novel Rise Like Lions. It’s David’s second win, and Star Trek‘s fourth. And second place – previously held by either Doctor Who or its spin-off Torchwood – also goes to Star Trek, in the shape of Christopher L. Bennett’s Watching the Clock.
Well done Star Trek, you are officially quite good.
1) Rise Like Lions by David Mack (515 votes, 20%)
2) Watching the Clock [...]
These are the ten stories that received the most nominations for the annual Story of the Year poll last week, in alphabetical order:
Borrowed Time by Naomi Alderman (a Doctor Who novel – BBC Books, June 2011)
Children of the Storm by Kirsten Beyer (a Star Trek novel – Pocket Books, June 2011)
Choices of One by Timothy Zahn (a Star Wars novel – Del Rey, July 2011)
The Cold Equations by Simon Guerrier (a Doctor Who audio drama – Big Finish, June 2011)
Darth Plagueis by James [...]
WE’RE FOUR YEARS OLD!
*PULLS PARTY POPPERS AND SCREAMS UNNECESSARILY LOUDLY*
March 9th was Unreality-SF.net’s fourth birthday, and once again we’re marking the occasion by awarding one tie-in story from the last 12 months the AMAZING (-ly cheap-looking) Story of the Year trophy. Which will, as is traditional, shatter in the post. Lots to look forward to.
How it works
Starting today, you can nominate three stories. At the end of the week, we’ll count up the suggestions to find [...]
Last month, the readers of USF decided that Dayton Ward’s Star Trek novel Paths of Disharmony was the best TV tie-in story of the previous 12 months, and that John Dorney’s Doctor Who two-hand PLAAAAAAY Solitaire was a close second. To celebrate, we sent both writers a chunk of glass with some letters scratched into it.
And actually they’re a lot nicer than we were expecting. The use of Arial for the main text possibly isn’t brilliant, but the logo looks alright, and they’re [...]
1. Paths of Disharmony by Dayton Ward (407 votes, 15%)
2. Solitaire by John Dorney (365 votes, 14%)
3. The King’s Dragon by Una McCormack (329 votes, 12%)
4. Red Sky at Morning by Keith R.A. DeCandido and Rockne S. O’Bannon (324 votes, 12%)
5. Lucie Miller by Nicholas Briggs (304 votes, 11%)
6. Nuclear Time by Oli Smith (296 votes, 11%)
7. A Death in the Family by Steven Hall (210 votes, 8%)
8. Zero Sum Game by David Mack (189 votes, 7%)
9. Special Features by John Dorney (128 [...]