Today each of the ten teams for the Self-Published Science Fiction Contest announced their three top books. That means 27 shiny new top-tier books will be finding their way to me for reading and reviewing in coming weeks (or, you know, top-tier according to the other judging teams).
I couldn’t be more pleased with these three choices, although I am sorry on behalf of our team for the other authors whose entries have joined what will ultimately be the 299. Inevitable and unavoidable disappointment, which hopefully our humble efforts at spreading the word has helped to soften.
To celebrate our three semi-finalists, I made the foolish promise to create patented Hatboy Bad Fan Art of the main characters of each of the books. For A Star Named Vega, I did Aster and Isaac.
The Dinosaur Four was a little more challenging, as there were considerably more than four characters (not even counting the dinosaurs!), and I didn’t want to spoil anything. In the end I merged Hank and Callie, and did three characters.
Finally, of course, Duckett and Dyer themselves shambled onto the page thusly:
That’s it for now! Stay tuned for round two.