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


My Award Is Here!

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:

My thanks once again to all those who nominated and voted for my novel in this year’s fan-run poll of favorite media tie-in fiction, and to the fine folks at who administrated the poll and bequeathed unto me this lovely trophy for my ego shelf.