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Vote for Rise Like Lions at

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.netStory 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.

In case you care…

The fine folks at are celebrating their fourth anniversary of reviewing SF/F on the Intertubes by accepting nominations for their latest annual awards extravaganza, the Media Tie-in SF/F Story of the Year trophy.

(It’s kind of like the Scribe Award, except it’s voted on by fans, making it the Tie-in Hugo to the IAMTW‘s Tie-in Nebula. Which is significant, since tie-ins are perennially snubbed by the voters of both those awards.)

The nominating period starts today, March 19, and continues through March 26, 2012. Here are the rules, in their own words:

Starting today, you can nominate three stories. At the end of the week, we’ll count up the suggestions to find the ten that are most popular.

Next Monday, we’ll post that final shortlist and give you seven days to pick one absolute favourite.

And then the authors of the first- and second-placed stories each get a block of glass with their name engraved in it.

Plus, one lucky participant in this process will win a free voucher. Hey, it beats a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, at least.

For a story to be eligible, it must: 1) be an officially licensed literary (prose or comic) tie-in to an existing SF/F property in another medium (TV, film, game, etc.); 2) have been published between March 1, 2011, and February 29, 2012; and, 3) be an individual story, not multiple related works (such as a trilogy or a multi-issue comic-book series).

Why am I telling you this? Could it be that I have published works that are eligible for your consideration? Mayyyyybe.

Seriously, if you want to throw my work into the mix, my two eligible stories are my novel Star Trek Mirror Universe: Rise Like Lions and my novella in Star Trek Vanguard: Declassified, The Stars Look Down.

Do with that information what you will.

New interview with moi has just posted a detailed interview with me regarding my recent and upcoming Star Trek books, including Vanguard: Precipice, Mirror Universe: The Sorrows of Empire (expanded edition), More Beautiful Than Death, and Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game.

Interview scribe Jens Defner and editor Daniel Berry have outdone themselves again with this in-depth look at my 2010 offerings, so head on over to their site and give it a look!

And the results are in…

…and Gods of Night has emerged as the winner of the poll for 2008’s Best Story of the Year — but only just barely!

Out of 2137 votes cast, here was the final breakdown: Gods of Night – 266 votes; The Eyeless – 252 votes; Good Queen, Bad Queen, I Queen, You Queen – 251 votes; A Gutted World – 246 votes; Greater Than the Sum – 243 votes; Wet Work – 209 votes; The Raincloud Man – 203 votes; The Prisoner’s Dilemma – 197 votes; Brotherhood of the Daleks – 174 votes; Almost Perfect – 96 votes.


Vote early & bring friends

The SF-and-fantasy übersite is inviting its visitors to vote for the Best Media Tie-In Story of the Year. Among the other excellent works on the ballot is my own Star Trek Destiny: Gods of Night, the first book of my recent trilogy.

Also nominated are works written (and/or edited) by Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore, Terri Osborne, and Christopher L. Bennett, among others.

I hope you’ll follow the link and cast your vote for my book, but no matter which story you vote for, visit the site and make your voice heard.