2021 FINALISTS - FICTION: SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
See below for the list of 2021 finalists in the FICTION: SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Register to attend the virtual award ceremony (May 11-14, 2021) to learn which book wins Gold.
Echoes of Darkness: Book Two in the Echoes Trilogy
Author: Cheryl Campbell
Publisher: Sonar Press
The decades-long conflict with the Wardens, the genocidal faction of alien Echoes that started the war on Earth, rages on. Dani, an Echo, fights alongside humans and other aliens against them. When one Warden makes an attack personal and aimed at Dani, her retaliation becomes focused on rescue and revenge.
Author: Mary Elizabeth Ames
Publisher: Koehler Books
H’Ilgraith could transform at will into a gray fox, a lynx, a badger, and a great horned owl. These species influenced her personality, forging an independent, resourceful, and driven individual. One day, H’Ilgraith confronted a gray mountain wolf who tested her patience and changed her way of life.
Leviathan: Book One of the Antediluvian Legacy
Author: R.M. Huffman
Publisher: Brown Books Publishing
The Earth is cursed, humans scrape meager livings from the soil, and legendary beasts roam the wilderness. When a fearsome leviathan threatens his homelands, Noah must find a way to defeat the monster. Desperate to discover its weakness, he journeys to seek the aid of the half-angel giants called the Nephilim.
2020 WINNERS - FICTION: SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
See below for the list of 2020 winners in the FICTION: SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Vol. 35
2020 Gold Winner
Editor: David Farland
Publisher: Galaxy Press
Internationally acclaimed bestselling anthology of award-winning science fiction and fantasy short stories. 24 Award-Winning Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors and Illustrators.
Echoes of War: Book One in the Echoes Trilogy
2020 Silver Winner
Editor: Cheryl Campbell
Dani’s life among other refugees on a war-torn Earth is upended when she learns that she is not the human she’s always thought herself to be.
Gardeners of the Universe: A Novel
2020 Silver Winner
Author: Ronald E. Peterson
Publisher: PTB Books
Three gifted humans help guide Earth through the most dangerous and consequential time in its history. What do we want humans to become?
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