The rather good 3 Quarks Daily has launched a new series of blog prizes, beginning with an award for the best science post. Ken at Open Parachute tipped me off, and so you’ll find I’ve taken the opportunity for a bit of self-promotion and nominated the first(*) Monckton tale — Monckton & The Case Of The Missing Curry. There’s a week of public voting (nominees here, voting here — ends on June 8th NY time), and then a shortlist will be handed over to the estimable Steven Pinker for judging. First prize (the “top quark”) is US$1,000, which is a lot more than it looks when converted to NZ dollars… Votes are therefore solicited. But if you prefer to support Ken’s entries, that’s fine by me.
* – A second Monckton tale, tentatively titled Monckton Flies West, is in preparation. But don’t hold your breath.