Eugene and I are pleased to announce the winners of Tor.com’s Tribble Contests.
# 10 toryx, with his winning entry very much in the spirit of TNG. We especially liked the collective noun of tribbles and the incorporation of both TOS and TAS continuity. Congratulations!
# 3 scifantasy, with “Triple Tribble Trouble“
We really loved this one and it was a close call! I particularly like the idea of the Khitomer Accord having a loophole for vendettas—specifically to protect Captain Kirk.
# 11 Cyvarwydd, with “If You Love Tribble…“
The idea of a mirror tribble will delight me for years. Hurrah!
# 12 RuthX, with “The Imperfect Pet“
Of course Wesley would bring one onboard.
#13 LAR1975, with “Never Quibble With a Tribble“
Spot gets to be a star, and a Ro Laren pun. What’s not to love?
#5 Lorindol, with her fantastic pastiche of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Major-General’s Song” from Pirates of Penzance. I can absolutely imagine the punk kids of the Klingon Empire rejecting their parents stodgy opera in favor of G&S-style light opera. Not comic, of course. Very. Serious. Business.
And just to show it pays to be brave and give it a shot, every other eligible entry in the TNG contest is also getting a tribble:
Thank you all so much for taking the time to be creative and enter our contest, and we hope you had as much as we did. And for those of you who weren’t able to come up with something or were not eligible, keep your eyes peeled for a how-to post and a giveaway.
Torie Atkinson is now on a Gilbert & Sullivan kick.