2000 Short Story Contest
"The Best of Times"
anthology by members
Books by Members
Entries in the 2000 Short Story Contest
On December 3, 2000, our annual Short Story Contest was held
as a diversion from our normal writing as novelists. The
workshop is devoted exclusively to hardsf novelists and this
contest was a writing exercise only, not a regular part of
of the SFNovelist Writing Workshop
This year's theme: Time Travel.
All the contributors are members of the SFNovelist writing
workshop as of December, 2000.
The following short stories are reprinted here by permission of
the authors as a condition of the contest. However, each story is
copyrighted by the respective author and copies cannot be
distributed without the express permission of the authors.
As sole judge of the contest,
Victory Crayne selected the winners on the basis of:
The stories submitted for this contest were, in the order of
rank in the judging:
sticking to the contest theme,
story writing skills demonstrated, including
dialogue, characterization, setting, etc.,
and entertainment value.
"Whenever" by Gil C. Schmidt
(See Note 1 below)
First Place Winner
"Old Fashioned Hospitality" by Richard Womack
Second Place Winner
"Pan Asterides" by Bruce Davis
"The Fool" by Don Muchow
"Time" by Jeff Johnson
"Are you ready to take the plunge, Jack?"
by David Skinner
"The No Spin Zone" by Jeff Parker
"Oedipus Androgene" by Dan Turner
"A Matter of Perception" by Marla Anderson
"Swimming Against the Current" by John Koehler
"A Week with Angel" by Kobus de Villiers
"Lucid Dreams" by Jeff Robinson
"Time Keeper" by Daniel Needles
"Wide of the Mark" by Jonathan Parry-McCulloch
"Stonehenge Unearthed" by Eric Vesely
"Goodnight Kiss" by Hoyt Brown
"Zeitfahren" by Peter Kelly
The stories above that are NOT available for viewing are
included in the anthology of short stories "The Best of
Times", available for
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