Winners of 3rd Annual Phobos Fiction Contest Posted!
Next Contest Anthology is ALL THE RAGE THIS YEAR!
winners of the 3rd Annual Phobos Fiction Contest! Phobos Books slides
razor's edge of science fiction, and the authors of these 12 winning
have kept us sharp! All of these "mind-bending, reality twisting"
tales are slated to be published in the 3rd Annual Phobos Science
Anthology, edited by Keith Olexa, entitled All the Rage This Year.
thank the members of this year's jury: Orson Scott Card, Jeanne Cavelos,
Chiang, Ken Perlin, Stanley Schmidt and Eleanor Wood, for their lending
expertise to the selection process. And a very special thanks and kudos
to all the talented authors who submitted to the 3rd Annual Phobos
Contest. From all of us at Phobos Books—we couldn’t have done this
for Phobos Books latest titles, the Phobos Galaxy anthology Absolutely
in Chrome and Adam Connell’s debut SF actioner Counterfeit
Kings, in bookstores today!
Cry the Name of David” by Virginia Baker
by Daniel Conover
Big Shot” by Susan Fry
Man Who Murdered Himself” by Nancy Fulda
Second Chance of Clevon Walker” by Eric
of Ignorance” by
Billings and the Angels of the Lord” by James
Rooms and All the Electricity You Can Eat” by M.T.
Walls Within” by Lane Robbins
- “The Man Who Moved the Moon” by Eric
the Rage This Year” by David Walton
3rd Annual Phobos Fiction Contest -- Finalists' Stories Sent to Jury
Because of the large number of submissions this year,
and overall quality of the stories, the pre-selection committee
submitted 25 stories to the jury for the 3rd Annual Phobos Fiction
Contest. The jury is expected to complete its deliberations and select
the 12 winning stories by mid-December, 2003.
The 25 story titles are:
"A Timely Education"
"All the Rage This Year"
"And Cry the Name of David"
"Big Shot, The"
"Come to Dust"
"Earl Billings and the Angels of the Lord"
"Future Games: 2050"
"Sounds of a Future"
"The End of the Beginning"
"The Forgotten War"
"The Man Who Moved the Moon"
"The Man Who Murdered Himself"
"The Second Chance of Clevon Walker"
"The Truth Will Not Save You"
"The Walls Within"
"Tried as an Adult"
"Two Rooms and all the Electricity..."
"Veil Of Ignorance"
The 1st anthology -- Empire of Dreams and
Miracles -- was published in September 2002, and includes an
introduction and preface to each story by Orson Scott Card. It was named
one of the "Best SF Anthologies of 2002" by LOCUS Magazine, which
wrote: "Many of these authors are worth watching, and the Phobos contest
might well become a consistent proving ground for up-and-coming SF
The 2nd anthology -- Hitting the Skids in
Pixeltown -- was published in September 2003, and can be ordered now
from online retailers or from us (see Store).