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Authorial Gladiatorial Challenge: Round 1 Judging

Published August 29, 2016 in Fantasy , Horror , Science Fiction - 0 Comments
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The round one entries are up (Declan’s, Brian’s), and they are both fantastic! Both authors lived up to the primary task of the challenge: making it awesome.

Mr. Finn gets points for lots of guns and explosions, as well as having a heroine who leaps around more than Yoda on crack. He gets bonus points for having a vampire use holy water as a weapon. Very creative. And the throwaway line about dating Gary Gygax was priceless.

Mr. Niemeier scores for the battle of the telepathic minds, as well as liquid fire. You can’t go wrong with liquid fire. Plus, bonus points for a character who has River Tam level grasps on sanity.

The winner of round 1? This one was hard to judge. Both entries literally made me laugh out loud from the awesome. It’s going to have to go to Brian for transforming a gladiatorial cage match into an existentialist discussion of shoes.


Souldancer by Brian Niemeier

Souldancer by Brian Niemeier


Tomorrow we announce the challenge for round two!

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