Daros ended up coming in 15th out of 377 entries in the first ever Self-Published Science Fiction Competition run by Hugh Howey, missing the finals by a bit. That’s disappointing, but it was a really great ride, and I very much enjoyed getting to know the authors and bloggers as the competition progressed. There were four published reviews from blogger judges, and there may be more coming, because a lot more judges read the book as part of the process. Here are those reviews:
Two other favorite moments were:
(1) when a fellow author Ben Roberts made pixel art of Guzma after reading the book
And (2) when one of the finalist judges invoked Captain Torlo:
I won’t have another sci-fi book ready in time for the 2nd competition, but I am working on a new one and would love to enter again.