March 2nd, 2007


lots and lots of words....

In response to meharet's temporary cardiac infarction -- the eBook she's writing for me clocked in at 62,000 words, or three times the norm, until she realized it was a glitch in her word processor, and it's actually half that -- I was curious as to what the longest eBooks were. In general, the eBooks range from 15,000 to 25,000 words. A couple have dropped below 15K, and several have gone over 25K.

When Dave Mack turned in S.C.E. #24: Wildfire Book 2, I nearly had a coronary, as it was our first to break the 30K barrier. However, since then a few folks have joined the 30K club, and, for absolutely no good reason, I present them to you here:

    1. 37,210 words--Corps of Engineers: The Art of the Comeback by Glenn Greenberg (forthcoming in May)
    2. 34,109 words--S.C.E. #57: Out of the Cocoon by William Leisner
    3. 33,769 words--S.C.E. #40: Failsafe by David Mack
    4. 33,172 words--S.C.E. #56: Wounds Book 2 by Ilsa J. Bick*
    5. 31,754 words--Mere Anarchy Book 5: The Blood-Dimmed Tide by Howard Weinstein (forthcoming in March)
    6. 31,589 words--S.C.E. #38: Orphans by Kevin Killiany
    7. 31,013 words--Corps of Engineers: Turn the Page by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore
    8. 30,862 words--Mere Anarchy Book 1: Things Fall Apart by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore
    9. 30,622 words--S.C.E. #62: The Future Begins by Steve Mollmann & Michael Schuster
    10. 30,287 words--S.C.E. #24: Wildfire Book 2 by David Mack

* This gets in on a technicality, as that eBook included a timeline for the series in the back. Without that timeline, it's "only" 26,950.
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vote for me!

For the last several years, the site Psi Phi has sponsored awards for excellent in Star Trek literature. However, no one stepped up to administrate the awards last year.

This year, Brendan Moody (brendan_moody) has stepped into the breach, and he's doubling up, doing awards for both 2005 and 2006. Here's the page where you can vote.

I'm up for two awards in 2006, one as an author, one as an editor; and for several in 2005:

Best eBook:
S.C.E. #66: Many Splendors
Best Series: S.C.E./Corps of Engineers

Best Novel:
I'm up three times for this one--Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed (in Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Volume 3), I.K.S. Gorkon Book 3: Enemy Territory, and Articles of the Federation
Best eBook: S.C.E. #54: Security
Best Short Story: again, competing against myself--"Letting Go" (in Voyager: Distant Shores) and "loDnI'pu' vavpu' je" (in Tales from the Captain's Table)
Best Series: S.C.E.

I'd like to add that the lovely and talented terri_osborne is up for several as well:

Best eBook:
S.C.E. #50: Malefictorum
Best Short Story: "Eighteen Minutes (in Distant Shores)

Best eBook:
S.C.E. #61: Progress
Best New Character: Lolo (in Progress)

So go! Vote!
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