For Nebula Consideration: “Our Possible Pasts”

Dear Fellow SFWA Members:


2113_largeFor your consideration, I present my short story “Our Possible Pasts.” It was published in April 2016 as part of the anthology 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush.

The story is now available for free to SFWA Members on the Nebula Awards Fiction forum, in the Short Story 2016 section, by gracious permission of its editor. (You must be a registered member of SFWA and logged into the Forums to access the story.) ETA 1 November 2016: The story is available in PDF, EPUB, and MOBI file formats.

If you are a member of SFWA and plan to recommend works for the upcoming Nebula Awards, I would be grateful if you would read my story and consider giving it your support.

ETA: The nomination period has opened and will remain open through February 15, 2017, 11:59pm PST. If you are a SFWA member and would like to recommend my work to other members for their consideration, please do so here on the SFWA Forum.

Thank you, and please feel free to share the word with other SFWA members.

// David Mack


Rise Like Lions voted “Story of the Year”

I’m thrilled to be able to announce that my Star Trek Mirror Universe novel Rise Like Lions has been named Story of the Year in this years “Top of the Pulps” fan-nominated and fan-voted poll on This is my second time winning the poll. (My first was in 2008, for my novel Star Trek Destiny, Book I: Gods of Night.)

This year’s contest was no cakewalk; my book was up against some tough competition. As I wrote in my acceptance statement:

I felt honored to see my work nominated by readers, especially among titles by other such enormously talented authors. To be completely honest, I didn’t expect it to win; I anticipated the award would go to Christopher L. Bennett’s brilliant Watching the Clock, Kirsten Beyer’s superlative Children of the Storm, or James Luceno’s runaway bestseller Darth Plagueis. I am deeply flattered to see my work recognized in this manner, and I’m grateful to everyone at who helped organize and administrate the voting.

At any rate, to all who nominated and voted for Rise Like Lions, I thank you, and I hope my work continues to entertain you and excite your imaginations for years to come.