First, I would like to thank all of my readers who participated in last week’s effort to nominate my Star Trek Mirror Universe novel Rise Like Lions for the Unreality-SF.net “Story of the Year” award, which allows fans from around the world to write in nominations for their favorite media tie-in story in a number of media and formats (novels, short fiction, books, comic-books, audio drama).
I’m pleased to report that Rise Like Lions has made the final ballot, along with nine other superb and equally deserving works.
The nominees, in alphabetical order, are:
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 Luceno
(a Star Wars novel – Del Rey, January 2012)
The First Wave by Simon Guerrier
(a Doctor Who audio drama – Big Finish, November 2011)
The House of the Dead by James Goss
(a Torchwood radio play – BBC Radio 4, July 2011)
Rise Like Lions by David Mack
(a Star Trek novel – Pocket Books, November 2011)
To the Death by Nicholas Briggs
(a Doctor Who audio drama – Big Finish, March 2011)
Watching the Clock by Christopher L. Bennett
(a Star Trek novel – Pocket Books, May 2011)
The poll is now open and awaiting your votes.
Obviously, I hope you’ll vote for my novel, but with competition such as Christopher L. Bennett‘s Watching the Clock, Kirsten Beyer‘s Children of the Storm, and James Luceno‘s runaway bestseller Darth Plagueis, I’m not exactly holding my breath in anticipation of a win.
Now go forth and VOTE!
UPDATE: I’m told the Unreality-SF site had a technical error earlier today. If, immediately after you voted, you did not see a “Thank You” confirmation screen, your vote wasn’t counted, and you’ll need to cast it again. Sorry for the inconvenience. If you’re just now casting your vote, no worries — I’m told the error has been corrected.