SFR Galaxy Awards for 2018 Announced

The Science Fiction Romance Galaxy Award Winners of 2018

The SFR Galaxy Awards for 2018 releases were announced on January 31st. Judged by respected book bloggers and reviewers active in the science fiction romance genre, the Award has the following theme per their website:  “The theme of the SFR Galaxy Awards is inclusiveness. Instead of giving an award to a single book, this event will recognize the worth of multiple books and/or the standout elements they contain. The basic philosophy behind this approach is to help connect readers with books.”

The judges are encouraged to come up with a descriptive tagline for each of their selections, which may take a humorous bent as you can see in the listing below. Several titles were honored by more than one judge, including the Pets In Space 3 anthology, of which I’m co-editor and had a story included.

These awards have been given every year since 2012 and this year’s honorees (in no particular order) were:

Best Dreams to Nightmare Plot

An Alien Exchange by Keri Kruspe

Best Use of World Building and Back Story to Jumpstart a Plot

Breakaway by Michelle Diener

Best Improvement After Rewriting

Warleader by Susan Grant

Potent Post-War Setting Award

Aftermath (Hathe, #3) by Mary Brock Jones

Best Steampunk Transport

Raven, Fire and Ice (Touch of Truth, #1) by Nita Round

Arcane History Award

Infinity (Horizon, #2) by Tabitha Lord

Arachnophobia Award for Creepiest Villain

Lost Valyr (Project Enterprise, #7) by Pauline Baird Jones

Favorite Dog Hero

Not Fade Away (Interstellar Rescue, #4) by Donna S. Frelick

Hottest Queer Sci-Fi Romance in a Superhero Universe

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow by Greg Berlanti, Executive Producer

Most Intriguing Society

A Treason of Truths by Ada Harper

Most Unusual Heroine

Delta V by Elsa Jade

Best Mobile Phone Replacement

Implanted by Lauren C. Teffeau

Best Serial

Queen’s Gambit by Jessie Mihalik

Best Bodyguard’s Buddy

The Protector Series

(Dangerous Promise, Wicked Attraction, Forbidden Stranger) by Megan Hart

Home Again Award (Dance with the One that Brung Ya)

Edge of Eon by Anna Hackett

Firefly Redux Award

Entropy by Jess Anastasi

Meow It Again Sam Award

Pets in Space 3: Embrace the Passion by S. E. Smith, Anna Hackett, Ruby Lionsdrake, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Carol Van Natta, Alexis Glynn Latner, Tiffany Roberts, E. D. Walker, JC Hay, Kyndra Hatch

Shoulda Been a Contender Award

Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet

Short, Sweet and Feisty Award

A Darkside Interlude: Darkstar Mercenaries 0.5 by Anna Carven

Best Similar But Different Out of Africa Award

Rage (Alien Breed 1-English Edition) by Melody Adams

(Translated by Sylvia Corbisiero)

Best Out-of-Space Cop Award-Despite-the-Title

Beauty’s Alien Beast by Linda Mooney

Best Start of a New Series and Kidnapping Scene

Edge of Eon (Eon Warriors 1) by Anna Hackett

Best Continuation of an Anthology that Makes You Feel Good

Pets in Space 3: Embrace the Passion by S E Smith, Anna Hackett, Ruby Lionsdrake, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Carol Van Natta, Alexis Glynn Latner, Tiffany Roberts, E. D. Walker, JC Hay, Kyndra Hatch

Alpha Award: Best New Series

Edge of Eon by Anna Hackett

Omega Award: Best End-of-Series

Hunted by the Cyborg (Book 6 Cy-Ops Series) by Cara Bristol

Phoenix Award: Best Resurrected Series

Warleader by Susan Grant

Little Green Men Award

Collision by Lea Kirk

I’ll be back to talking about new releases for the next post!

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