Teleport Us! - Rewarding the Top Reviewers!

Teleport Us! - Top Reviewers!

LitReactor's sci-fi challenge, Teleport us!, has come to a close.  All submissions have been received and all eligible reviews have been made.  Thank you to everyone who made this a success.  The writing was top-notch and so was the feedback.  We put great emphasis on our peer reviews, because it’s with that feedback that our community of writers continues to improve and thrive.  Because of this, we want to give special thanks to everyone who took the time to read, do reviews, and comment.   

We love our reviewers.  And while the gift of reading the outstanding free fiction of your peers is probably reward enough, when we love someone, we show it with praise, attention, and gifts (it’s a society thing, just go with it).   

So without further ado, here are our top reviewers!  

Three of our members were far and away the most committed to putting in reviews.  In fact, our top two both reviewed every single story, no small feat considering there were about 150 of them.  For this dedication, we want to reward them with some crazy awesome prizes.  There is no doubt they earned them.

The above three people each get to pick one free book from Del Rey's catalog.  David Moench, associate director of publicity there, will then personally send you your choice.  On top of this, Greg Kerr, who runs the beautiful literary T-shirt company, MilesToGoClothing, is offering up your choice of any shirt from his catalog. Plus! we'll throw in one of our LitReactor T-shirts in any available size or color.


We had so many great reviews this time it was hard to narrow it down to our top twenty.  We looked at not only the total number of reviews, but also the overall quality of the reviews each person put in.  These guys gave invaluable feedback to other writers and were key to the success of this challenge.

  • Ethan Cooper - One choice of any book from Del Rey's catalog
  • Juice ica - One choice of any book from Del Rey's catalog
  • Liam Hogan - Tuf Voyaging by George R.R. Martin from Del Rey Books
  • Whammer - Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton from Del Rey Books
  • scifiwriterguy - Embassytown by China Miéville from Del Rey Books
  • Mess_Jess - Year Zero by Rob Reid from Del Rey Books
  • C Patrick Neagle - The Darwin Elevator by Jason Hough (galley) from Del Rey Books
  • samalamawama - Earth Girl by Janet Edwards from Pyr / Prometheus
  • Chacron - Earth Girl by Janet Edwards from Pyr / Prometheus
  • Grant Williams - The Aylesford Skull by James P. Blaylock from Titan Books
  • Jonathan Riley - Dead Space: Liberation by Ian Edginton and Christopher Shy from Titan Books
  • Dufrescm - The Complete Flash Gordon Library - The Tyrant of Mongo (Vol. 2) from Titan Books
  • Nathan Scalia - The Walking Dead audiobook from MacMillan / Tor
  • Maria Stanislav - Ender's Game audiobook from MacMillan / Tor
  • Matt Herbert Halo: Glasslands audiobook from MacMillan / Tor
  • Linda The Thirteen Hallows audiobook from MacMillan / Tor
  • Michael.Eric.Snyder The Allow of Law audiobook from MacMillan / Tor


Congratulations to our winners!

If you see your name here, I’ll be in touch with you shortly about how you will get your prizes.  So please don't email.

Thank you again to everyone who read, reviewed, and voted.  Your dedication made this challenge a success. Next up, we'll be announcing our top submissions and writers.  Look for that soon!

Jessica Taylor

News by Jessica Taylor

Jessica is the writer of stories about people and the things they do. She likes it fine, but plans to keep her day job. She’s the mother of an outstanding little boy and plans to keep him as well. Most days you can find her looking skeptically at her surroundings and being negative, but in a charming way.

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dufrescm from Wisconsin is reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep April 12, 2013 - 11:43am

Way to go, reviewers!  ArlaneEnalra, Adam Jenkins, & Klahol - you guys are super awesome!


And thanks to Jessica for doing the awesome job she always does :D

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ArlaneEnalra from Texas is reading Right now I'm editing . . .. April 12, 2013 - 11:43am

Way to go everyone!   

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lspieller from Los Angeles April 12, 2013 - 12:04pm


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Liam Hogan from Earth is reading Hugo Nominations April 12, 2013 - 12:10pm

Stoked to be mentioned in the same post as the super-reviewers! And glad to find my name amongst a number of names I now recognise! (And a few I don't - time yet to rectify that I hope)

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Michael.Eric.Snyder April 12, 2013 - 12:29pm

How sweet to squeak on there with some great reviewers! My goodness! 
Extra large congrats to Arlane, Adam and Klahol ... no surprises there at all. 

Thanks to everyone involved, and especially to Jessica and everyone behind the scenes for your labors of love for the craft of writing in spite of the (sometimes) thankless masses. If I knew all of you better, I'd give you internet hugs.

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SamaLamaWama from Dallas is reading Something Wicked This Way Comes April 12, 2013 - 12:53pm

Congrats ArlaneEnalra, Adam Jenkins, & Klahol! You guys did an amazing job and helped out a lot of writers.

I'm pretty damned proud to be in the top 20 myself.  ~Sam  

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Flaminia Ferina from Umbria is reading stuff April 12, 2013 - 1:09pm

wooohooo! Congratulations everybody, it's been fun.

Confetti! And t-shirts! And (audio)books!


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Wendy Hammer from Indiana is reading One Night in Sixes April 12, 2013 - 1:50pm

Congratulations, all!  I tip my hat and raise my glass to the top three.  You guys went above and beyond. I appreciate all you've done and am really excited to be in your company.  This was loads of fun. Thanks, LitReactor for the amazing opportunity. 

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Frank Chapel from California is reading Thomas Ligotti's works April 12, 2013 - 2:21pm

Congrats to all you voracious readers!

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Nathan Scalia from Kansas is reading so many things April 12, 2013 - 2:31pm


That's still a word, right? Groovy?

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klahol from Stockholm, Sweden is reading Black Moon April 13, 2013 - 12:09am

Whoa! Thanks so much for the recognition. But most of all, thank you all for participating. I've never taken part in a competition like this before, either as a writer or as a reviewer. And it was a fascinating ride. I found myself reading and reviewing every day, all day. Checking the Litreactor site was like heroin. Needed my fix. Woke up in the morning, slunk off to my laptop, checked the site. Checked it again. 

During the review period, I quit my job. And then got a new one. At my new place, one of the things I'm gonna do is start a community. And LitReactor has given me a lofty goal to aim for. It's clear to me now that the worth of a community is entirely its members and the commitment they bring. And if I can attract people such as yourselves, I should count myself lucky. 

You are a groovy bunch. Glad to have made new friends and hope to see some of you in the Skipp class and in the workshop. 


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Chacron from England, South Coast is reading Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb April 13, 2013 - 2:24am

Well this is cool, I wasn't expecting to win a book for reviewing anything - I only got through a handful of the 150 stories before college stole my life back from the Internet. Thanks, guys.

Whammer wins the cool prize there, Great North Road is awesome!

Agree with Klahol there as well, this site becomes very addictive at times like this.

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Ethan Cooper from Longview, TX is reading The Kill Room, Heart-Shaped Box, Dr. Sleep April 13, 2013 - 8:54am

Excellent work everybody. As I've said before, those three who reviewed them all are clearly NOT HUMAN. I, for one, welcome my new, non-human, story-reviewing overlords.

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Ethan Cooper from Longview, TX is reading The Kill Room, Heart-Shaped Box, Dr. Sleep April 13, 2013 - 8:57am

@Nathan Scalia According to The Evil Dead, it still is.

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Fhhakansson from Sweden is reading Odd Interlude - Dean Koontz April 13, 2013 - 10:27am

Congratulations everyone! You truly made this event awesome! :)

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scifiwriterguy from Chicago, IL is reading Iscariot by Tosca Lee April 15, 2013 - 6:36am

Wow, I'm honored to make this list. The Teleport Us! challenge was simply fantastic. I loved reading so many great stories and can't wait to participate in future LitReactor events.