FantasyBookSpot is running its annual best book tournament, pitting book against book in a deathmarch to first place. They are down to the final 8 and one of the match-ups is “Under My Roof” by Nick Mamatas vs “Shadowstorm” by Paul S. Kemp. Nick, not wanting to be beaten by a Forgotten Realms tie-in and Hasbro product, threw down a call for supporters. Paul defends his honor and rallies his troops. Nick threatens to eat a baby if he wins. And then…

Paul went and dragged my poor magazine into it in this post.

 Dick Clark’s Hairworld?!! 

Ok folks. I was voting for Nick anyway (“Under My Roof” is a very fun book), but now… Kemp must go down!! 🙂 

Register now and vote Mamatas. Show no mercy.

Edit: Here’s another example to put on the long list of how easily humor can be misread on the internet. It appears that some people took Nick’s comments about shared-worlds too seriously. Nick has asked that his book be withdrawn from the competition. 

5 thoughts on “Hairworld?!

  1. lonfiction says:

    Doesn’t your vote count like a super-delegate, anyway? If it doesn’t, it should.

    I never read Kemp’s book, but I agree UMR is funny as hell. I’m kind of hoping to see it sold in Subversive Value Packs with Doctorow’s Little Brother before too long.

    • wyrmadmin says:

      I’m amused, but it does appear that some people are taking it more seriously. I don’t think the vote is about which is the better book anymore.

      • Anonymous says:

        True, but I think the more subtle conflict going on is terribly interesting as well, and I’m curious to see how it plays out.

        Anyways, as long as the writers (and I guess you’re an incriminated third party now ~_^) keep it in good fun, then that’s what’s important.

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