Sunday, October 26, 2008

And the winner is...

Actually, I was hoping to headline this one, "And the winners are...," but I'm still wallowing through the backlog. Lest you think all your work is going for naught, though, I'm determined to get at least one Friday Challenge winner announced today. Therefore, it gives me great pleasure to announce that the winner of the Vox Day Write-Alike Contest is...

Jamsco, for The Visit Several Years Before, which does wonderful, horrible things to the Arthurian legend and the Lady of the Lake, along the way offering at least one trenchant insight into The True Vox Style. Jamsco, come on down and claim your prize!

Coming in a close second was Ben-El with A Day in the Life, which made me laugh — a lot — but in his depiction of The Wrath of Angels: The Movie, Ben-El produced a story that was really more about Vox than in the style thereof, and while it was quite good, it didn't quite meet the spec.

Honorable Mention to Equus Pallidus for this post, which outdoes Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, and Dishonorable Mention to NotVox for this post. He knows the reason why.

I'm hoping to finish clearing out the Friday Challenge backlog in this coming week, and as of tomorrow, I'm also starting a new series of posts in which we explore the question: Is science fiction really just the pretentious member of the horror family?