the zones cup

Whereas the Interplanetary Knock-Out is mere fun, this page ought to yield serious information about your spheres of interest in the Old Solar System.  It should give us a clue as to where that interest is most concentrated.  Thus it should help answer the question: what are the most powerfully attractive zones in the OSS?

the fans gather for the opening parade

It won't be a perfect guide to the popularity stakes, for it must depend upon which pages happen to have been created, by a fallible person known as Zendexor.

But the decision to create those pages before others wasn't arbitrary.  Choice of page is influenced by both supply and demand: what has been written and what readers want, judging by what they say and where they click.  Also, of course, what has been written is to some extent influenced by publishers' decisions based, in turn, upon sales.  The various influences percolate... to here.

The results shown on this page will thus be the closest we'll get to an opinion poll about the favourite OSS zones.

Not every page can be counted here; only those which can be related entirely to one zone.  That excludes most author pages (an exception is Rex Gordon, who's in it because his page is overwhelmingly Mars-oriented); most general theme-pages likewise, naturally, have to be excluded.




July 2017

Solar Zone  -  July 2017

Sun   92

Vulcan  87

Total for the Solar Zone:     179

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Mercurian Zone  -  July 2017

Battle on Mercury    37

Brightside Crossing    38

The Darkside of Mercury    39

Immortals of Mercury   22

Invasions from Mercury     31

Mercury    125

Mercury Awaits    35

Old Mercury    30

Reply re Mercury Language Myth Influencing Valeddom    21

Valeddom    36

Total for the Mercurian Zone:    414

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Venusian Zone  -  July 2017

Amtor    39

An Ice-Age Venus?   87

The Kuttner-Moore Venus    39

Love the Amtor Article    23

Perelandra    81

Sentinels From Space    26

The Sky People    43

Slaves of Venus   34

Venus    146

Venus Quiz - Author-to-Tale    39

Venus Quiz - Tale-To-Author    30

Total for the Venusian Zone:      605

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Terrestrial Zone  -  July 2017

America's Own Haunting    27

Earth    80

Eerie Earths    21

Gather, Darkness!    34

Kroth   58

Man of the World    435

Old Space Program   76.

Pellucidar   67

Star's Reach   46

Total for the Terrestrial Zone:      844

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Lunar Zone  -  July 2017

Ancient Inhabited Moon   24

Archives of the Moon   300

Earthlight    27

The First Men in the Moon    60

Lovecraft's Moon    31

Lurkers on the Moon      28

The Moon     84

Moon Quiz - Author To Tale      32

Moon Quiz - Tale To Author     35

Offer of the Archives of the Moon     23

Thoughts on the Earthlight Article     27


Total for the Lunar Zone:      671

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Martian Zone  -  July 2017


A Coercive of Mars    36

A Return to Bradbury's Mars    38

A Rose for Ecclesiastes     37

Academia on Mars    22

Arabella of Mars    25

Barsoom     37

A Barsoom and NSS Mars Matchup     25

But is it NOSS?    33

The Crimson Courts and My Martian Dreams     26

The Date of the Invasion     24

Global Dispatches and Extraordinary Gentlemen     24

In the Courts of the Crimson Kings    42

In the Tombs of the Martian Kings    32

The Inorganic Character of RSS Mars   22

Mars     141

Mars Quiz - Author To Tale    30

Mars Quiz - Tale To Author    34

The Martian Crown Jewels   32

Martian Landings in War of the Worlds     33

My Favorite Anthology     28

Out of... Mars?     40

Out of the Silent Planet Overview     23

Red Planet     27

Rex Gordon     27

Sailing the Seven Spaceways    27

The Sands of Mars     27

Shoals    28

Allen M Steele's Enigmatic Mars     40

Time to Rest     33

Wanderers of Mars     46

World of Never-Men      40


Total for the Martian Zone:      1079

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Asteroidal Zone   -   July 2017

Asteroid Progenitor Planet     62

Asteroids    75

Ceres     28

Chill on Beautiful Iskar!     41

Peril on Pallas      119

To the Belt with Alan E Nourse     40


Total for the Asteroidal Zone:     365

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Jovian Zone   -  July 2017

Asimov on Jupiter   25

Asimov on Jupiter Response      21

Callisto     47

Europa     29

For inclusion in next Zones Cup:  Flame Lords of Jupiter   

The Galilean Satellites      38

Ganymede     31

The Great Red Spot      23

Io      23

Jovian Inferno      26

Jupiter     71

Leda      23

Pinnah-Birds and Genetic Engineering      15

Thanator - For and Against    43


Total for the Jovian Zone:    415

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Saturnian Zone   -  July 2017

A Saturnian Renaissance    22

The Arc of Iapetus      86

Feeling Naked on Titan Response     18

Prisoners of Saturn    27

The Rings of Saturn     22

Saturn    65

Titan     90


Total for the Saturnian Zone:      330

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Uranian Zone   -  July 2017

Ariel     24

Oberon     37

Titania     37

Umbriel     23

Uranian Gleams     39

Uranus     58

Total for the Uranian Zone:      218

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Neptunian Zone   -  July 2017

Neptune     53

Triton     50

Total for the Neptunian Zone:      103

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Plutonian Zone   -  July 2017

Cerberus      28

Pluto      55

Pluto's Endless Mysteries     21

Styx     29

Total for the Plutonian Zone:       133

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Outermost Zone   -  July 2017

Comets      45

Mission to the Tenth Planet       80

The Outermost Reaches       72

The Reefs of Space       64

The Theoretical Ninth Planet       17

Total for the Outermost Zone:    278

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WINNER OF THE ZONES CUP JULY 2017:

The Martian Zone                      1079        (same rank as last month)

2nd place:     The Terrestrial Zone           844          (same rank as last month)

3rd place:     The Lunar Zone                   671          (same rank as last month)

4th place:     The Venusian Zone              605          (up from 5th place)

5th place:     The Jovian Zone                  415           (down from 4th place)

6th place:     The Mercurian Zone           414           (same rank as last month)

7th place:     The Asteroidal Zone            365           (up from 8th place)

8th place:     The Saturnian Zone             330          (down from 7th place)

9th place:     The Outermost Zone           278           (same rank as last month)


10th place:    The Uranian Zone              218           (same rank as last month)

11th place:     The Solar zone                  179          (same rank as last month)

12th place:     The Plutonian Zone           133          (same rank as last month)

last place:     The Neptunian Zone           103          (same rank as last month)




June 2017

Solar Zone  -  June 2017

Sun   73

Vulcan  70

Total for the Solar Zone:     143

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Mercurian Zone  -  June 2017

Battle on Mercury    48

Brightside Crossing    38

For next Zones Cup:  The Darkside of Mercury   

Immortals of Mercury   33

Invasions from Mercury     32

Mercury    84

Mercury Awaits    40

Old Mercury    35

Reply re Mercury Language Myth Influencing Valeddom    27

Valeddom    47

Total for the Mercurian Zone:    384

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Venusian Zone  -  June 2017

Amtor    44

To add to the July Zones Cup: An Ice-Age Venus?   

The Kuttner-Moore Venus    38

Love the Amtor Article    21

Perelandra    81

Sentinels From Space    26

The Sky People    38

Slaves of Venus   36

Venus    94

Venus Quiz - Author-to-Tale    50

Venus Quiz - Tale-To-Author    40

Total for the Venusian Zone:      465

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Terrestrial Zone  -  June 2017

America's Own Haunting    34

Earth    80

Eerie Earths    23

Gather, Darkness!    38

Kroth   60

Man of the World    434

Old Space Program   76

Pellucidar   83

Star's Reach   55

Total for the Terrestrial Zone:      883

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Lunar Zone  -  June 2017

Ancient Inhabited Moon   29

Archives of the Moon   296

Earthlight    21

The First Men in the Moon    62

Lovecraft's Moon    44

Lurkers on the Moon      34

The Moon     78

Moon Quiz - Author To Tale      38

Moon Quiz - Tale To Author     47

Offer of the Archives of the Moon     21

Thoughts on the Earthlight Article     28


Total for the Lunar Zone:      698

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Martian Zone  -  June 2017


A Coercive of Mars    38

A Return to Bradbury's Mars    40

A Rose for Ecclesiastes     44

For inclusion in the next Zones Cup:  Academia on Mars   

Arabella of Mars    33

Barsoom     42

A Barsoom and NSS Mars Matchup     32

But is it NOSS?    31.

The Crimson Courts and My Martian Dreams     28

The Date of the Invasion     22

Global Dispatches and Extraordinary Gentlemen     26

In the Courts of the Crimson Kings    41

In the Tombs of the Martian Kings    45

The Inorganic Character of RSS Mars   22

Mars     101

Mars Quiz - Author To Tale    51

Mars Quiz - Tale To Author    46

The Martian Crown Jewels   33

Martian Landings in War of the Worlds     32

My Favorite Anthology     31

For inclusion in the next Zones Cup:   Out of... Mars?    

Out of the Silent Planet Overview     31

Red Planet     27

Rex Gordon     30

Sailing the Seven Spaceways    38

The Sands of Mars     27

Shoals    36

Allen M Steele's Enigmatic Mars     48

Time to Rest     37

Wanderers of Mars     51

World of Never-Men      42


Total for the Martian Zone:      1125

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Asteroidal Zone   -   June 2017

Asteroid Progenitor Planet     64

Asteroids    93

Ceres     30

Chill on Beautiful Iskar!     14

Peril on Pallas      119

To the Belt with Alan E Nourse     15



Total for the Asteroidal Zone:     335.

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Jovian Zone   -  June 2017

Asimov on Jupiter   24

Asimov on Jupiter Response      26

Callisto     191

Europa     35

The Galilean Satellites      38

Ganymede     40

The Great Red Spot      23

Io      33

Jovian Inferno      29

Jupiter     70

Leda      29

Pinnah-Birds and Genetic Engineering      36

For next Zones Cup:   Thanator - For and Against    


Total for the Jovian Zone:    576

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Saturnian Zone   -  June 2017

A Saturnian Renaissance    28

The Arc of Iapetus      84

Feeling Naked on Titan Response     27

Prisoners of Saturn    32

The Rings of Saturn     30

Saturn    64

Titan     88


Total for the Saturnian Zone:      353

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Uranian Zone   -  June 2017

Ariel     26

Oberon     39

Titania     36

Umbriel     27

Uranian Gleams     50

Uranus     51

Total for the Uranian Zone:      229

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Neptunian Zone   -  June 2017

Neptune     46

Triton     41

Total for the Neptunian Zone:      87

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Plutonian Zone   -  June 2017

Cerberus      32

Pluto      51

Pluto's Endless Mysteries     26

Styx     26

Total for the Plutonian Zone:       135

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Outermost Zone   -  June 2017

Comets      41

Mission to the Tenth Planet       62

The Outermost Reaches       65

The Reefs of Space       66

The Theoretical Ninth Planet       22

Total for the Outermost Zone:    256

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WINNER OF THE ZONES CUP JUNE 2017:

The Martian Zone                      1125        (same rank as last month)

2nd place:     The Terrestrial Zone           883          (same rank as last month)

3rd place:     The Lunar Zone                   698          (same rank as last month)

4th place:     The Jovian Zone                  576           (up from 5th place)

5th place:     The Venusian Zone              465          (down from 4th place)

6th place:     The Mercurian Zone           384           (same rank as last month)

7th place:     The Saturnian Zone             353          (same rank as last month).

8th place:     The Asteroidal Zone            335           (same rank as last month)

9th place:     The Outermost Zone           256           (same rank as last month)

10th place:    The Uranian Zone              229           (same rank as last month)

11th place:     The Solar zone                  143          (same rank as last month)

12th place:     The Plutonian Zone           135          (same rank as last month)

last place:     The Neptunian Zone             87          (same rank as last month)




May 2017

Solar Zone  -  May 2017

Sun   68

Vulcan  56

Total for the Solar Zone:     124

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Mercurian Zone  -  May 2017

Battle on Mercury    38

Brightside Crossing    30

Immortals of Mercury   28

Invasions from Mercury     25

Mercury    65

Mercury Awaits    41

Old Mercury    42

Reply re Mercury Language Myth Influencing Valeddom    21

Valeddom    44

Total for the Mercurian Zone:    334

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Venusian Zone  -  May 2017

Amtor    29

The Kuttner-Moore Venus    31

Love the Amtor Article    19

Perelandra    77

Sentinels From Space    24

The Sky People    30

Slaves of Venus   36

Venus    79

Venus Quiz - Author-to-Tale    38

Venus Quiz - Tale-To-Author    33

Total for the Venusian Zone:      396

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Terrestrial Zone  -  May 2017

America's Own Haunting    24

Earth    52

Eerie Earths    15

Gather, Darkness!    30

Kroth   38

Man of the World    386

Old Space Program   45

Pellucidar   60

Star's Reach   52

Total for the Terrestrial Zone:      702

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Lunar Zone  -  May 2017

Ancient Inhabited Moon   25

Archives of the Moon   269

Earthlight    24

The First Men in the Moon    64

Lovecraft's Moon    31

Lurkers on the Moon      31

The Moon     64

Moon Quiz - Author To Tale      30

Moon Quiz - Tale To Author     39

Offer of the Archives of the Moon     19

Thoughts on the Earthlight Article     26


Total for the Lunar Zone:      622

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Martian Zone  -  May 2017


A Coercive of Mars    34

A Return to Bradbury's Mars    34

A Rose for Ecclesiastes     53

Arabella of Mars    23

Barsoom     47

A Barsoom and NSS Mars Matchup     25

But is it NOSS?    31

The Crimson Courts and My Martian Dreams     28

The Date of the Invasion     25

Global Dispatches and Extraordinary Gentlemen     20

In the Courts of the Crimson Kings    38

In the Tombs of the Martian Kings    38

The Inorganic Character of RSS Mars   26

Mars     77

Mars Quiz - Author To Tale    38

Mars Quiz - Tale To Author    40

The Martian Crown Jewels   33

Martian Landings in War of the Worlds     23

My Favorite Anthology     25

Out of the Silent Planet Overview     20

Red Planet     21

Rex Gordon     25

Sailing the Seven Spaceways    43

The Sands of Mars     25

Shoals    34

Allen M Steele's Enigmatic Mars     42

Time to Rest     36

Wanderers of Mars     29

World of Never-Men      35


Total for the Martian Zone:      958

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Asteroidal Zone   -   May 2017

Asteroid Progenitor Planet     48

Asteroids    59

Ceres     28

Peril on Pallas      100

For next Zones Cup: To the Belt with Alan E Nourse

                                    and Chill on Beautiful Iskar!


Total for the Asteroidal Zone:     235

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Jovian Zone   -  May 2017

Asimov on Jupiter   27

Asimov on Jupiter Response      23

Callisto     42

Europa     26

The Galilean Satellites      35

Ganymede     25

The Great Red Spot      19

Io      23

Jovian Inferno      26

Jupiter     39

Leda      25

Pinnah-Birds and Genetic Engineering      41


Total for the Jovian Zone:    351

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Saturnian Zone   -  May 2017

A Saturnian Renaissance    25

The Arc of Iapetus      78

Feeling Naked on Titan Response     24

Prisoners of Saturn    29

The Rings of Saturn     28

Saturn    58

Titan     50


Total for the Saturnian Zone:      292

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Uranian Zone   -  May 2017

Ariel     19

Oberon     25

Titania     29

Umbriel     26

Uranian Gleams     40

Uranus     49

Total for the Uranian Zone:      188

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Neptunian Zone   -  May 2017

Neptune     37

Triton     37

Total for the Neptunian Zone:      74

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Plutonian Zone   -  May 2017

Cerberus      20

Pluto      47

Pluto's Endless Mysteries     21

Styx     22

Total for the Plutonian Zone:       110

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Outermost Zone   -  May 2017

Comets      37

Mission to the Tenth Planet       52

The Outermost Reaches       49

The Reefs of Space       46

The Theoretical Ninth Planet       22

Total for the Outermost Zone:    206

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WINNER OF THE ZONES CUP MAY 2017:

The Martian Zone                      958        (same rank as last month)

2nd place:     The Terrestrial Zone          702         (same rank as last month)

3rd place:     The Lunar Zone                  622         (same rank as last month)

4th place:     The Venusian Zone            396           (same rank as last month)

5th place:     The Jovian Zone                 351           (same rank as last month)

6th place:     The Mercurian Zone          334           (same rank as last month)

7th place:     The Saturnian Zone            292          (same rank last month).

8th place:     The Asteroidal Zone           235           (up from 9th place)

9th place:     The Outermost Zone           206          (down from 8th place)

10th place:    The Uranian Zone              188           (same rank as last month)

11th place:     The Solar zone                  124          (same rank as last month)

12th place:     The Plutonian Zone           110          (same rank as last month)

last place:     The Neptunian Zone             74          (same rank as last month)



April 2017

Solar Zone  -  April 2017

Sun   49

Vulcan  62

Total for the Solar Zone:     111


Mercurian Zone  -  April 2017

Battle on Mercury    23

Brightside Crossing    27

Immortals of Mercury   16

Invasions from Mercury     20

Mercury    81

Mercury Awaits    29

Old Mercury    28

Reply re Mercury Language Myth Influencing Valeddom    11

Valeddom    32

Total for the Mercurian Zone:    267


Venusian Zone  -  April 2017

Amtor    34

The Kuttner-Moore Venus    25

Love the Amtor Article    21

Perelandra    91

Sentinels From Space    24

The Sky People    25

Slaves of Venus   32

Venus    74

Venus Quiz - Author-to-Tale    58

Venus Quiz - Tale-To-Author    33

Total for the Venusian Zone:      417


Terrestrial Zone  -  April 2017

America's Own Haunting    23

Earth    50

Eerie Earths    16

Gather, Darkness!    47

Kroth   38

Man of the World    306

Old Space Program   53

Pellucidar   52

Star's Reach   58

Total for the Terrestrial Zone:      643


Lunar Zone  -  April 2017

Ancient Inhabited Moon   22

Archives of the Moon   206

Earthlight    19

The First Men in the Moon    54

Lovecraft's Moon    31

Lurkers on the Moon      21

The Moon     60

Moon Quiz - Author To Tale      30

Moon Quiz - Tale To Author     32


Offer of the Archives of the Moon     13

Thoughts on the Earthlight Article     18


Total for the Lunar Zone:      506


Martian Zone  -  April 2017


A Coercive of Mars    23

A Return to Bradbury's Mars    22

A Rose for Ecclesiastes     36

Arabella of Mars    19

Barsoom     36

A Barsoom and NSS Mars Matchup     22

But is it NOSS?    25

The Crimson Courts and My Martian Dreams     15

The Date of the Invasion     19

Global Dispatches and Extraordinary Gentlemen     13

In the Courts of the Crimson Kings    26

In the Tombs of the Martian Kings    53

The Inorganic Character of RSS Mars   21

Mars     76

Mars Quiz - Author To Tale    35

Mars Quiz - Tale To Author    25

The Martian Crown Jewels   26

Martian Landings in War of the Worlds     20

My Favorite Anthology     21

Out of the Silent Planet Overview     21

Red Planet     17

Rex Gordon     29

Sailing the Seven Spaceways    25

The Sands of Mars     23

Shoals    31

Allen M Steele's Enigmatic Mars     32

Time to Rest     29

Wanderers of Mars     40

World of Never-Men      36


Total for the Martian Zone:      816


Asteroidal Zone   -   April 2017

Asteroid Progenitor Planet     39

Asteroids    60

Ceres     17

Peril on Pallas      75


Total for the Asteroidal Zone:     191


Jovian Zone   -  April 2017

Asimov on Jupiter   19

Asimov on Jupiter Response      13

Callisto     37

Europa     24

The Galilean Satellites      16

Ganymede     23

The Great Red Spot      19

Io      21

Jovian Inferno      14

Jupiter     54

Leda      22

Pinnah-Birds and Genetic Engineering      26


Total for the Jovian Zone:    288


Saturnian Zone   -  April 2017

A Saturnian Renaissance    25

The Arc of Iapetus      59

Feeling Naked on Titan Response     20

Prisoners of Saturn    29

The Rings of Saturn     24

Saturn    76

Titan     32


Total for the Saturnian Zone:      265


Uranian Zone   -  April 2017

Ariel     30

Oberon     25

Titania     31

Umbriel     21

Uranian Gleams     25

Uranus     42

Total for the Uranian Zone:      174


Neptunian Zone   -  April 2017

Neptune     71

Triton     26

Total for the Neptunian Zone:      97


Plutonian Zone   -  April 2017

Cerberus      25.

Pluto      67.

Pluto's Endless Mysteries     16.

Styx     25.

Total for the Plutonian Zone:       107


Outermost Zone   -  April 2017

Comets      36

Mission to the Tenth Planet       48

The Outermost Reaches       45

The Reefs of Space       45

The Theoretical Ninth Planet       23

Total for the Outermost Zone:    197


WINNER OF THE ZONES CUP APRIL 2017:

The Martian Zone                      816       (same rank as last month)

2nd place:     The Terrestrial Zone          643        (same rank as last month)

3rd place:     The Lunar Zone                  506        (same rank as last month)

4th place:     The Venusian Zone             417          (up from 5th place)

5th place:     The Jovian Zone                 288          (down from 4th place)

6th place:     The Mercurian Zone          267          (same rank as last month)

7th place:     The Saturnian Zone            265          (same rank last month).

8th place:     The Outermost Zone          197           (up from 9th place)

9th place:     The Asteroidal Zone           191           (down from 8th place)

10th place:    The Uranian Zone              174          (same rank as last month)

11th place:     The Solar zone                  111          (up from 12th place)

12th place:     The Plutonian Zone           107         (down from 11th place)

last place:     The Neptunian Zone             97          (same rank as last month)



march 2017


Solar Zone  -  March 2017

Sun   53

Vulcan  55

Total for the Solar Zone:     108


Mercurian Zone  -  March 2017

Battle on Mercury    31

Brightside Crossing    18

Immortals of Mercury   22

Invasions from Mercury     26

Mercury    89

Mercury Awaits    28

Old Mercury    32

Reply re Mercury Language Myth Influencing Valeddom    17

Valeddom    36

Total for the Mercurian Zone:    299


Venusian Zone  -  March 2017

Amtor    38

The Kuttner-Moore Venus    27

Love the Amtor Article    22

Perelandra    73

For belated inclusion in next Zones Cup: Sentinels From Space

The Sky People    28

Slaves of Venus   39

Venus    85


For belated inclusion in next Zones Cup:  Venus Quiz - Author-to-Tale

and Venus Quiz - Tale-To-Author

Total for the Venusian Zone:      312


Terrestrial Zone  -  March 2017

America's Own Haunting    21

Earth    60

Eerie Earths    16

For next Zones Cup:  Gather, Darkness!

Kroth   42

Man of the World    367

Old Space Program  42

Pellucidar   49

Star's Reach   50

Total for the Terrestrial Zone:      647


Lunar Zone  -  March 2017

Ancient Inhabited Moon   22

Archives of the Moon   263

Earthlight    24

The First Men in the Moon    6

Lovecraft's Moon    72

Lurkers on the Moon      24

The Moon     61

Moon Quiz - Author To Tale      39

Moon Quiz - Tale To Author   

38

Offer of the Archives of the Moon     21

Thoughts on the Earthlight Article     26


Total for the Lunar Zone:      596


Martian Zone  -  March 2017


A Coercive of Mars    39

A Return to Bradbury's Mars    53

A Rose for Ecclesiastes     47

Arabella of Mars    22

Barsoom     40

A Barsoom and NSS Mars Matchup     17

But is it NOSS?    63

The Crimson Courts and My Martian Dreams     23

The Date of the Invasion     30

Global Dispatches and Extraordinary Gentlemen     22

In the Courts of the Crimson Kings    35

For the next Zones Cup:  In the Tombs of the Martian Kings

The Inorganic Character of RSS Mars   29

Mars     84

Mars Quiz - Author To Tale    40

Mars Quiz - Tale To Author    43

The Martian Crown Jewels   31

Martian Landings in War of the Worlds     24

My Favorite Anthology     26

Out of the Silent Planet Overview     21

Red Planet     21

Rex Gordon     24

Sailing the Seven Spaceways    47

The Sands of Mars     20

Shoals    25

Allen M Steele's Enigmatic Mars     48

Time to Rest     41

Wanderers of Mars     44

World of Never-Men      39


Total for the Martian Zone:      998


Asteroidal Zone   -   March 2017

Asteroid Progenitor Planet     52

Asteroids    65

Ceres     27

Peril on Pallas      144


Total for the Asteroidal Zone:     288


Jovian Zone   -  March 2017

Asimov on Jupiter   21

Asimov on Jupiter Response      19

Callisto     29

Europa     30

The Galilean Satellites      23

Ganymede     23

The Great Red Spot      23

Io      30

Jovian Inferno      22

Jupiter     58

Leda      21

Pinnah-Birds and Genetic Engineering      30


Total for the Jovian Zone:    329


Saturnian Zone   -  March 2017

A Saturnian Renaissance    33

The Arc of Iapetus      73

Feeling Naked on Titan Response     18

Prisoners of Saturn    36

The Rings of Saturn     18

Saturn    75

Titan     42


Total for the Saturnian Zone:      295


Uranian Zone   -  March 2017

Ariel     28

Oberon     32

Titania     40

Umbriel     22

Uranian Gleams     38

Uranus     48

Total for the Uranian Zone:      208


Neptunian Zone   -  March 2017

Neptune     61

Triton     34

Total for the Neptunian Zone:      95


Plutonian Zone   -  March 2017

Cerberus      25

Pluto      67

Pluto's Endless Mysteries     16

Styx     25

Total for the Plutonian Zone:       133


Outermost Zone   -  March 2017

Comets      37

Mission to the Tenth Planet       46

The Outermost Reaches       64

The Reefs of Space       44

The Theoretical Ninth Planet       21

Total for the Outermost Zone:    212


WINNER OF THE ZONES CUP MARCH 2017:

The Martian Zone                   998       (same rank as last month)

2nd place:     The Terrestrial Zone          647        (same rank as last month)

3rd place:     The Lunar Zone                  596        (same rank as last month)

4th place:     The Jovian Zone                 329          (up from 6th place)

5th place:     The Venusian Zone             312          (same rank as last month)

6th place:     The Mercurian Zone          299          (down from 4th place)

7th place:     The Saturnian Zone             295         (same rank last month).

8th place:     The Asteroidal Zone             288         (same rank last month)

9th place:     The Outermost Zone           212          (up from 10th place)

10th place:    The Uranian Zone               208          (down from 9th place)

11th place:     The Plutonian zone            133        (up from 12th place)

12th place:     The Solar Zone                   108         (up from last place)

last place:     The Neptunian Zone               95          (down from 11th place)



february 2017

Solar Zone  -  February 2017

Sun   38

Vulcan  51

Total for the Solar Zone:     89


Mercurian Zone  -  February 2017

Battle on Mercury    37

Brightside Crossing    24

Immortals of Mercury   20

Invasions from Mercury     17

Mercury    114

Mercury Awaits    26

Old Mercury    21

Reply re Mercury Language Myth Influencing Valeddom    17

Valeddom    23

Total for the Mercurian Zone:    299


Venusian Zone  -  February 2017

Amtor    30

The Kuttner-Moore Venus    32

Love the Amtor Article    11

Perelandra    70

The Sky People    24

Slaves of Venus   46

Venus    85

Total for the Venusian Zone:      298


Terrestrial Zone  -  February 2017

America's Own Haunting    15

Earth    48

Eerie Earths    13

Kroth   25

Man of the World    296

Old Space Program  31

Pellucidar   70

Star's Reach   40

Total for the Terrestrial Zone:      538


Lunar Zone  -  February 2017

Ancient Inhabited Moon   13

Archives of the Moon   204

Earthlight    21

[For inclusion in the March Zones Cup:  The First Men in the Moon.]

[For inclusion in the March Zones Cup: Lovecraft's Moon.]

Lurkers on the Moon      28

Moon     47

Moon Quiz - Author To Tale      27

Moon Quiz - Tale To Author    29

Offer of the Archives of the Moon     13

Thoughts on the Earthlight Article     11


Total for the Lunar Zone:      393


Martian Zone  -  February 2017


For next Zones Cup:   A Coercive of Mars

A Return to Bradbury's Mars    28

A Rose for Ecclesiastes     39

Arabella of Mars    17

Barsoom     40

A Barsoom and NSS Mars Matchup     19

For next Zones Cup:  But is it NOSS?

The Crimson Courts and My Martian Dreams     18

The Date of the Invasion     16

Global Dispatches and Extraordinary Gentlemen     18

In the Courts of the Crimson Kings    26

The Inorganic Character of RSS Mars   25

Mars     119

Mars Quiz - Author To Tale    29

Mars Quiz - Tale To Author    36

The Martian Crown Jewels   20

Martian Landings in War of the Worlds     51

My Favorite Anthology     19

Out of the Silent Planet Overview     18

Red Planet     15

Rex Gordon     17

For next Zones Cup:   Sailing the Seven Spaceways

The Sands of Mars     15

For next Zones Cup:  Shoals

Allen M Steele's Enigmatic Mars     39

Time to Rest   36

Wanderers of Mars     105

World of Never-Men      30


Total for the Martian Zone:      795


Asteroidal Zone   -   February 2017

Asteroid Progenitor Planet     35

Asteroids    91

Ceres     20

Peril on Pallas      84


Total for the Asteroidal Zone:     230


Jovian Zone   -  February 2017

Asimov on Jupiter   18

Asimov on Jupiter Response      16

Callisto     32

Europa     36

The Galilean Satellites      16

Ganymede     19

The Great Red Spot      14

Io      16

Jovian Inferno      12

Jupiter     64

Leda      15

Pinnah-Birds and Genetic Engineering      25


Total for the Jovian Zone:    283


Saturnian Zone   -  February 2017

A Saturnian Renaissance    21

The Arc of Iapetus      63

Feeling Naked on Titan Response     12

Prisoners of Saturn    42

The Rings of Saturn     21

Saturn    82

Titan     23


Total for the Saturnian Zone:      264


Uranian Zone   -  February 2017

Ariel     15

Oberon     25

Titania     18

Umbriel     19

Uranian Gleams     25

Uranus     73

Total for the Uranian Zone:      175


Neptunian Zone   -  February 2017

Neptune     35

Triton     74

Total for the Neptunian Zone:      109


Plutonian Zone   -  February 2017

Cerberus      15

Pluto      48

Pluto's Endless Mysteries     12

Styx     17

Total for the Plutonian Zone:       92


Outermost Zone   -  February 2017

Comets      36

Mission to the Tenth Planet       42

The Outermost Reaches       44

The Reefs of Space       25

The Theoretical Ninth Planet       15

Total for the Outermost Zone:    162


WINNER OF THE ZONES CUP FEBRUARY 2017:

The Martian Zone                   795       (same rank as last month)

2nd place:     The Terrestrial Zone          538        (same rank as last month)

3rd place:     The Lunar Zone                  393        (same rank as last month)

4th place:     The Mercurian Zone          299          (up from 5th-6th place)

5th place:     The Venusian Zone             298          (down from 4th place)

6th place:     The Jovian Zone                  283          (equal 5th-6th last month)

7th place:     The Saturnian Zone             264         (same rank last month).

8th place:     The Asteroidal Zone             230         (same rank last month)

9th place:     The Uranian Zone                175          (up from 10th place)

10th place:     The Outermost Zone         162          (down from 9th place)

11th place:     The Neptunian Zone            109         (up from last place)

12th place:     The Plutonian zone               92        (down from 11th place)

last place:     The Solar Zone                       89          (down from 12th place)




january 2017

Solar Zone  -  January 2017

Sun   37

Vulcan  40

Total for the Solar Zone:     77


Mercurian Zone  -  January 2017

Battle on Mercury    33

Brightside Crossing    25

Immortals of Mercury   20

Invasions from Mercury     13

Mercury    55

Mercury Awaits    22

Old Mercury    23

Reply re Mercury Language Myth Influencing Valeddom    15

Valeddom    24

Total for the Mercurian Zone:    230


Venusian Zone  -  January 2017

Amtor    44

The Kuttner-Moore Venus    25

Love the Amtor Article    10

Perelandra    75

The Sky People    22

Slaves of Venus   17

Venus    78

Total for the Venusian Zone:      271


Terrestrial Zone  -  January 2017

America's Own Haunting    9

Earth    29

Eerie Earths    12

Kroth   20

Man of the World    236

Old Space Program  37

Pellucidar   37

Star's Reach   32

Total for the Terrestrial Zone:      412


Lunar Zone  -  January 2017

[For inclusion in the March Zones Cup: Lovecraft's Moon.]

Ancient Inhabited Moon   12

Archives of the Moon   177

Earthlight    15

Lurkers on the Moon      34

Moon     47

For inclusion in the next Zones Cup:  Moon Quiz - Author To Tale and Moon Quiz - Tale To Author

Offer of the Archives of the Moon     12

Thoughts on the Earthlight Article     15


Total for the Lunar Zone:      312


Martian Zone  -  January 2017

For inclusion in the next Zones Cup:  A Return to Bradbury's Mars

A Rose for Ecclesiastes     33

Arabella of Mars    17

Barsoom     26

A Barsoom and NSS Mars Matchup     14

The Crimson Courts and My Martian Dreams     17

The Date of the Invasion     8

Global Dispatches and Extraordinary Gentlemen     9

In the Courts of the Crimson Kings    28

The Inorganic Character of RSS Mars   17

Mars     61

Mars Quiz - Author To Tale    26

Mars Quiz - Tale To Author    35

The Martian Crown Jewels   23

Martian Landings in War of the Worlds     25

My Favorite Anthology     15

Out of the Silent Planet Overview     13

Red Planet     15

Rex Gordon     16

The Sands of Mars     14

For inclusion in the next Zones Cup: Allen M Steele's Enigmatic Mars    

For inclusion in the next Zones Cup:  Time to Rest  

Wanderers of Mars     28

World of Never-Men      31


Total for the Martian Zone:      471


Asteroidal Zone   -   January 2017


Asteroid Progenitor Planet     31

Asteroids    58

Ceres     18

Peril on Pallas      68


Total for the Asteroidal Zone:     175


Jovian Zone   -  January 2017

Asimov on Jupiter   17

Asimov on Jupiter Response      13

Callisto     35

Europa     20

The Galilean Satellites      8

Ganymede     17

The Great Red Spot      10

Io      14

Jovian Inferno      13

Jupiter     47

Leda      11

Pinnah-Birds and Genetic Engineering      25


Total for the Jovian Zone:    230


Saturnian Zone   -  January 2017

A Saturnian Renaissance    27

The Arc of Iapetus      54

Feeling Naked on Titan Response     14

Prisoners of Saturn    39

The Rings of Saturn     13

Saturn    49

Titan     13


Total for the Saturnian Zone:      209


Uranian Zone   -  January 2017

Ariel     9

Oberon     20

Titania     12

Umbriel     12

Uranian Gleams     20

Uranus     39

Total for the Uranian Zone:      112


Neptunian Zone   -  January 2017

Neptune     26

Triton     28

Total for the Neptunian Zone:      54


Plutonian Zone   -  January 2017

Cerberus      12

Pluto      40

Pluto's Endless Mysteries     15

Styx     14

Total for the Plutonian Zone:       81


Outermost Zone   -  January 2017

Comets      23

Mission to the Tenth Planet       38

The Outermost Reaches       64

The Reefs of Space       24

The Theoretical Ninth Planet       11

Total for the Outermost Zone:    160


WINNER OF THE ZONES CUP JANUARY 2017:

The Martian Zone                   471       (up from 2nd place).

2nd place:     The Terrestrial Zone          412       (down from first place)

3rd place:     The Lunar Zone                  312       (same rank as last month)

4th place:     The Venusian Zone             271         (up from 6th place)

5th-6th place:     The Jovian Zone            230    (down from 4th place)

5th-6th place:     The Mercurian Zone      230    (5th place last month)

7th place:     The Saturnian Zone             209     (same rank last month).

8th place:     The Asteroidal Zone            175      (same rank last month)

9th place:     The Outermost Zone           160     (same rank last month)

10th place:     The Uranian Zone              112      (same rank last month)

11th place:     The Plutonian zone               81    (up from last place)

12th place:     The Solar Zone                     63     (same rank last month)

last place:     The Neptunian Zone              54     (down from 11th place)



december 2016

Solar Zone  -  December 2016

Sun   32

Vulcan  31

Total for the Solar Zone:     63


Mercurian Zone  -  December 2016

To add to January Zones Cup: Battle on Mercury

Brightside Crossing    31

Immortals of Mercury   15

Invasions from Mercury     25

Mercury    70

Mercury Awaits    33

Old Mercury    27

Reply re Mercury Language Myth Influencing Valeddom    12

Valeddom    28

Total for the Mercurian Zone:    241


Venusian Zone  -  December 2016

To appear in the next Zones Cup: Slaves of Venus

Amtor    54

The Kuttner-Moore Venus    22

Love the Amtor Article    14

Perelandra    72

The Sky People    22

Venus    55

Total for the Venusian Zone:      239


Terrestrial Zone  -  December 2016

America's Own Haunting    18

Earth    28

Eerie Earths    9

Kroth   21

Man of the World    254

Old Space Program  30

Pellucidar   42

Star's Reach   32

Total for the Terrestrial Zone:      434


Lunar Zone  -  December 2016

Ancient Inhabited Moon   12

Archives of the Moon   189

Earthlight    19

Lurkers on the Moon      25

Moon     41

Thoughts on the Earthlight Article     16


Total for the Lunar Zone:      302


Martian Zone  -  December 2016

To add to January Zones Cup:  A Rose for Ecclesiastes

To add to January Zones Cup:  Mars Quiz - Tale To Author and Mars Quiz - Author To Tale

Arabella of Mars    12

Barsoom     32

A Barsoom and NSS Mars Matchup     10

The Crimson Courts and My Martian Dreams     17

The Date of the Invasion     12

In the Courts of the Crimson Kings    25

Global Dispatches and Extraordinary Gentlemen     17

The Inorganic Character of RSS Mars   20

Mars     55

The Martian Crown Jewels   23

Martian Landings in War of the Worlds     25

My Favorite Anthology     22

Out of the Silent Planet Overview     17

Red Planet     13

Rex Gordon     24

The Sands of Mars     15

Wanderers of Mars     42

World of Never-Men      19


Total for the Martian Zone:      400


Asteroidal Zone   -  December 2016


Asteroid Progenitor Planet     41

Asteroids    45

Ceres     21

Peril on Pallas      73


Total for the Asteroidal Zone:     180


Jovian Zone   -  December 2016 

Asimov on Jupiter   11

Asimov on Jupiter Response      9

Callisto     34

Europa     28

The Galilean Satellites      16

Ganymede     20

The Great Red Spot      21

Io      16

Jovian Inferno      15

Jupiter     37

Leda      16

Pinnah-Birds and Genetic Engineering      23


Total for the Jovian Zone:    246


Saturnian Zone   -  December 2016 

A Saturnian Renaissance    13

The Arc of Iapetus      52

Feeling Naked on Titan Response     12

Prisoners of Saturn    20

The Rings of Saturn     18

Saturn    42

Titan     24


Total for the Saturnian Zone:      181


Uranian Zone   -  December 2016 

Ariel     18

Oberon     23

Titania     11

Umbriel     17

Uranian Gleams     25

Uranus     37

Total for the Uranian Zone:      131


Neptunian Zone   -  December 2016

Neptune     34

Triton     35

Total for the Neptunian Zone:      69


Plutonian Zone   -  December 2016 

Cerberus      11

Pluto      25

Pluto's Endless Mysteries     11

Styx     13

Total for the Plutonian Zone:       60


Outermost Zone   -  December 2016 

Comets      18

Mission to the Tenth Planet       34

The Outermost Reaches       35

The Reefs of Space       35

The Theoretical Ninth Planet       15

Total for the Outermost Zone:    137


WINNER OF THE ZONES CUP DECEMBER 2016:

The Terrestrial Zone     434

2nd place:     The Martian Zone     400     (same rank last month)

3rd place:     The Lunar Zone     302        (up from 4th place)  

4th place:     The Jovian Zone     246           (up from 5th place)

5th place:     The Mercurian Zone     241    (up from 6th place)

6th place:     The Venusian Zone     239     (down from 3rd place)

7th place:     The Saturnian Zone     181     (same rank last month)

8th place:     The Asteroidal Zone     180     (same rank last month)

9th place:     The Outermost Zone     137    (up from 10th place)

10th place:     The Uranian Zone     131      (down from 9th place)

11th place:     The Neptunian Zone     69     (same rank last month)

12th place:     The Solar Zone     63            (up from last place)

last place:     The Plutonian Zone     60      (down from 12th place)



november 2016

Solar Zone  -  November 2016

Sun   42

Vulcan  42

Total for the Solar Zone:     84


Mercurian Zone  -  November 2016

Brightside Crossing    27

Immortals of Mercury   17

Invasions from Mercury     24

Mercury    124

Mercury Awaits    23

Old Mercury    22

Reply re Mercury Language Myth Influencing Valeddom    13

Valeddom    29

Total for the Mercurian Zone:    279


Venusian Zone  -  November 2016

Amtor    46

The Kuttner-Moore Venus    28

Love the Amtor Article    14

Perelandra    116

The Sky People    30

Venus    106

Total for the Venusian Zone:      340



Terrestrial Zone  -  November 2016

America's Own Haunting    16

Earth    51

Eerie Earths    14

Kroth   32

Man of the World    318

Old Space Program  54

Pellucidar   84

Star's Reach   42

Total for the Terrestrial Zone:      611


Lunar Zone  -  November 2016

Ancient Inhabited Moon   18

Archives of the Moon   199

Earthlight    13

Moon     58

Thoughts on the Earthlight Article     13


For inclusion in the Lunar Zone of the next Zones Cup: Lurkers on the Moon.


Total for the Lunar Zone:      301


Martian Zone  -  November 2016

Arabella of Mars    17

Barsoom     38

A Barsoom and NSS Mars Matchup     14

The Crimson Courts and My Martian Dreams     27

The Date of the Invasion     20

In the Courts of the Crimson Kings    32

Global Dispatches and Extraordinary Gentlemen     23

The Inorganic Character of RSS Mars   54

Mars     65

The Martian Crown Jewels   17

Martian Landings in War of the Worlds     29

My Favorite Anthology     19

Out of the Silent Planet Overview     28

Red Planet     19

Rex Gordon     20

The Sands of Mars     17

Wanderers of Mars     39


For inclusion in the Martian Zone of the next Zones Cup: World of Never-Men.


Total for the Martian Zone:      478


Asteroidal Zone   -  November 2016


Asteroid Progenitor Planet     37

Asteroids    70

Ceres     31

Peril on Pallas      88


Total for the Asteroidal Zone:     226


Jovian Zone   -  November 2016 

Asimov on Jupiter   18

Asimov on Jupiter Response      15

Callisto     51

Europa     27

The Galilean Satellites      18

Ganymede     19

The Great Red Spot      16

Io      20

Jovian Inferno      15

Jupiter     60

Leda      15


For inclusion in the Jovian Zone of the next Zones Cup: Pinnah-Birds and Genetic Engineering


Total for the Jovian Zone:    294


Saturnian Zone   -  November 2016 

A Saturnian Renaissance    19

The Arc of Iapetus      69

Feeling Naked on Titan Response     12

Prisoners of Saturn    22

The Rings of Saturn     30

Saturn    58

Titan     22


Total for the Saturnian Zone:      232


Uranian Zone   -  November 2016 

Ariel     17

Oberon     28

Titania     15

Umbriel     23

Uranian Gleams     29

Uranus     51

Total for the Uranian Zone:      163


Neptunian Zone   -  November 2016

Neptune     40

Triton     102

Total for the Neptunian Zone:      142


Plutonian Zone   -  November 2016 

Cerberus      21

Pluto      48

Pluto's Endless Mysteries     15

Styx     22

Total for the Plutonian Zone:       106


Outermost Zone   -  November 2016 

Comets      31

Mission to the Tenth Planet       26

The Outermost Reaches       42

The Reefs of Space       29

The Theoretical Ninth Planet       19

Total for the Outermost Zone:    147


WINNER OF THE ZONES CUP NOVEMBER 2016:

The Terrestrial Zone     611

2nd place:     The Martian Zone     478     (same rank last month)

3rd place:     The Venusian Zone     340     (up from 4th place)

4rd place:     The Lunar Zone     301        (down from 3rd place)  

5th place:     The Jovian Zone     294           (up from 6th place)

6th place:     The Mercurian Zone     279    (down from 5th place)

7th place:     The Saturnian Zone     232     (same rank last month)

8th place:     The Asteroidal Zone     226     (same rank last month)

9th place:     The Uranian Zone     163         (same rank last month)

10th place:     The Outermost Zone     147    (same rank last month)

11th place:     The Neptunian Zone     142       (up from 12th place)

12th place:     The Plutonian Zone     106      (down from 11th place)

last place:     The Solar Zone     84               (same rank last month)




october 2016


Solar Zone  -  October 2016

Sun   30

Vulcan  34

Total for the Solar Zone:     64


Mercurian Zone  -  October 2016

Brightside Crossing    31

Immortals of Mercury   17

Invasions from Mercury     22

Mercury    97

Mercury Awaits    20

Old Mercury    21

Reply re Mercury Language Myth Influencing Valeddom    19

Valeddom    27

Total for the Mercurian Zone:    254


Venusian Zone  -  October 2016

Amtor    36

The Kuttner-Moore Venus    17

Love the Amtor Article    13

Perelandra    98

The Sky People    20

Venus    84

Total for the Venusian Zone:      268


Terrestrial Zone  -  October 2016

America's Own Haunting    11

Earth    48

Eerie Earths    13

Kroth   26

Man of the World    217

Old Space Program  55

Pellucidar   68

Star's Reach   18

Total for the Terrestrial Zone:      456


Lunar Zone  -  October 2016

Ancient Inhabited Moon   15

Archives of the Moon   186

Earthlight    16

Moon     58

Thoughts on the Earthlight Article     15

Total for the Lunar Zone:      290


Martian Zone  -  October 2016

Arabella of Mars    23

Barsoom     20

A Barsoom and NSS Mars Matchup     21

The Crimson Courts and My Martian Dreams     26

The Date of the Invasion     17

In the Courts of the Crimson Kings     21

Global Dispatches and Extraordinary Gentlemen     20

Mars     58

The Martian Crown Jewels   28

Martian Landings in War of the Worlds     52

My Favorite Anthology     21

Out of the Silent Planet Overview     25

Red Planet     15

Rex Gordon     16

The Sands of Mars     16

Wanderers of Mars     25

Total for the Martian Zone:      404


Asteroidal Zone   -  October 2016

Asteroid Progenitor Planet     31

Asteroids    56

Ceres     17

Peril on Pallas      75

Total for the Asteroidal Zone:     179


Jovian Zone   -  October 2016 

Asimov on Jupiter   19

Asimov on Jupiter Response      15

Callisto     60

Europa     19

The Galilean Satellites      11

Ganymede     9

The Great Red Spot      15

Io      14

Jovian Inferno      18

Jupiter     56

Leda      16


Total for the Jovian Zone:    252


Saturnian Zone   -  October 2016 

A Saturnian Renaissance    22

The Arc of Iapetus      49

Feeling Naked on Titan Response     15

Prisoners of Saturn    13

The Rings of Saturn     29

Saturn    53

Titan     23


Total for the Saturnian Zone:      204


Uranian Zone   -  October 2016 

Ariel     15

Oberon     16

Titania     17

Umbriel     22

Uranian Gleams     25

Uranus     53

Total for the Uranian Zone:      148


Neptunian Zone   -  October 2016

Neptune     34

Triton     48

Total for the Neptunian Zone:      82


Plutonian Zone   -  October 2016 

Cerberus      19

Pluto      44

Pluto's Endless Mysteries     14

Styx     24

Total for the Plutonian Zone:       101


Outermost Zone   -  October 2016 

Comets      22

Mission to the Tenth Planet       39

The Outermost Reaches       23

The Reefs of Space       26

The Theoretical Ninth Planet       14

Total for the Outermost Zone:    124


WINNER OF THE ZONES CUP OCTOBER 2016:

The Terrestrial Zone     456

2nd place:     The Martian Zone     404      (same rank last month)

3rd place:     The Lunar Zone     290         (same rank last month)

4th place:     The Venusian Zone     268     (up from 5th place)

5th place:     The Mercurian Zone     254    (up from 6th place)

6th place:     The Jovian Zone     252          (down from 4th place)

7th place:     The Saturnian Zone     204     (up from 8th place)

8th place:     The Asteroidal Zone     179     (down from 7th place)

9th place:     The Uranian Zone     148         (up from 10th place)

10th place:     The Outermost Zone     124    (down from 9th place)

11th place:     The Plutonian Zone     101      (up from 12th place)

12th place:     The Neptunian Zone     82       (up from last place)

last place:     The Solar Zone     64               (down from 11th place)





september 2016

Solar Zone   -  September 2016

Sun   52

Vulcan  43

Total for the Solar Zone:     95


Mercurian Zone   -  September 2016

Immortals of Mercury   22

Invasions from Mercury     26

Mercury    92

Mercury Awaits    44

Old Mercury    15

Reply re Mercury Language Myth Influencing Valeddom    18

Valeddom    29

Total for the Mercurian Zone:    246


Venusian Zone   -  September 2016

Amtor    34

The Kuttner-Moore Venus    20

Love the Amtor Article    14

Perelandra    86

The Sky People    25

Venus    92

Total for the Venusian Zone:      271


Terrestrial Zone   -  September 2016

America's Own Haunting    29

Earth    56

Eerie Earths    17

Kroth   34

Man of the World    276

Old Space Program  65

Pellucidar   64

Total for the Terrestrial Zone:      541


Lunar Zone   -  September 2016

Ancient Inhabited Moon   23

Archives of the Moon   277

Earthlight    19

Moon     53

Thoughts on the Earthlight Article     25

Total for the Lunar Zone:      397


Martian Zone   -  September 2016

Arabella of Mars    22

Barsoom     22

A Barsoom and NSS Mars Matchup     14

The Crimson Courts and My Martian Dreams     40

The Date of the Invasion     16

In the Courts of the Crimson Kings     29

Global Dispatches and Extraordinary Gentlemen     21

Mars     72

Martian Landings in War of the Worlds     43

My Favorite Anthology     38

Out of the Silent Planet Overview     28

Red Planet     21

Rex Gordon     23

The Sands of Mars     21

Wanderers of Mars     34

Total for the Martian Zone:      444


Asteroidal Zone   -  September 2016

Asteroid Progenitor Planet     46

Asteroids    62

Ceres     38

Peril on Pallas      89

Total for the Asteroidal Zone:     235


Jovian Zone  -  September 2016

Asimov on Jupiter   22

Asimov on Jupiter Response      19

Callisto     40

Europa     30

The Galilean Satellites      23

Ganymede     28

The Great Red Spot      14

Io      21

Jovian Inferno      27

Jupiter     94

Leda      18

Total for the Jovian Zone:    336


Saturnian Zone   -  September 2016  

The Arc of Iapetus      66

Feeling Naked on Titan Response     15

The Rings of Saturn     14

Saturn    50

Titan     34

Total for the Saturnian Zone:      179


Uranian Zone   -  September 2016 

Ariel     19

Oberon     25

Titania     12

Umbriel     27

Uranian Gleams     35

Uranus     45

Total for the Uranian Zone:      163


Neptunian Zone   -  September 2016 

Neptune     46

Triton     36

Total for the Neptunian Zone:      82


Plutonian Zone   -  September 2016 

Cerberus      26

Pluto      36

Pluto's Endless Mysteries     14

Styx     27

Total for the Plutonian Zone:       93


Outermost Zone   -  September 2016 

Comets      26

Mission to the Tenth Planet       48

The Outermost Reaches       46

The Reefs of Space       29

The Theoretical Ninth Planet       17

Total for the Outermost Zone:    166 
 


WINNER OF THE ZONES CUP SEPTEMBER 2016:

The Terrestrial Zone     541

2nd place:     The Martian Zone     444

3rd place:     The Lunar Zone     397

4th place:     The Jovian Zone     336

5th place:     The Venusian Zone     271

6th place:     The Mercurian Zone     246

7th place:     The Asteroidal Zone     235

8th place:     The Saturnian Zone     179

9th place:     The Outermost Zone     166

10th place:     The Uranian Zone     163

11th place:     The Solar Zone     95

12th place:     The Plutonian Zone     93

Last place:     The Neptunian Zone     82

Stid:  Well, evidently Earth is the most sought-after planet.... maybe we ought to mount an expedition to investigate it.

Harlei:  It's not fair, really, on the other planets.  Earth has a zone that stretches to Universe Six, in Man of the World...

Zendexor:  The other zones will just have to pull their socks up.  Perhaps the balance of power will shift.  Changes occur frequently.  The Mars Zone will benefit next month from The Martian Crown JewelsLots of things can happen... unpredictable things, especially on this site.  I agree the Earth-Shimmer gives the third planet an inherent advantage, but heck, what about the lunarian advantage of number one hit The Archives of the Moon, and what about the many Martian treasures and the unbeatable Martian OSS literary prestige?  Still and all, it's something to be living in the top Zone...