See the full list of finalists here.
I'm a bit of a pessimist so when I see a movie about alien invasion, find it very hard to believe in a happy ending:
Independence Day - Human race smooshed from orbit
Battle for Los Angeles - Ditto
War of the Worlds - No way an advanced alien race would fall to the common cold.
So when I got the chance to write my own take on humanity's last stand I grabbed it.
Canute follows the last human settlement in the UK as it ekes out its desperate final days in the face of an advancing, semi-sentient nanotechnological plague that has consumed the rest of the country. It's full of action (as all SNAFU stories are) but it's also about why we continue to fight against impossible odds and what's worth fighting for.
Huge thanks to Geoff and AJ from Cohesion Press for picking up this story and making out what it is.
You can pick up a copy of SNAFU: Last Stand here.