Thursday, January 31, 2013

The 2012 SFR Galaxy Awards

About the 2012 SFR Galaxy Awards

The SFR Galaxy Awards is an annual, multi-award event for science fiction romance launched in 2012 to honor a variety of standout stories.

The theme of the SFR Galaxy Awards is inclusiveness. Instead of giving an award to a single book, this event recognizes 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.

Judges create award categories based on criteria of their own choosing. The goal is to deliver a group of awards that are fun, unique, meaningful, and informative for readers.

Below is a list of awards, books and authors (or producer, director, actors in the case of films). A "++" denotes books that are multiple category winners. An "aa" denotes authors with multiple category wins. Presenter names are linked to the announcements on the SFR Galaxy Awards web site with details on why the book was chosen for the award.

Announcing the 2012 SFR Galaxy Awards Winners


Best Alien Fertility Festival
Refugees on Urloon by Melisse Aires  aa
Presented by Anna McLain

Best Alien Hero
Alien ‘N’ Outlaw by KC Burn
Presented by Charlee Allden

Best BSG Inspired SFR
Cold Warriors by Clare Dargin
Presented by Rae Lori

Best Channeling of Django Unchained In A Steampunk Romance
Nights of Steel by Nico Rosso
Presented by Heather Massey

Best Depiction of Reality Entertainment in the Future
Alien Blood by Melisse Aires  aa
Presented by Charlee Allden

Best Disaster Re-Write
Wreck of the Nebula Dream by Veronica Scott
Presented by Marlene Harris

Best Enemies to Lovers Story
Fortune’s Hero by Jenna Bennett
Presented by Charlee Allden

Best Excuse for a Re-read
Break Out (revised and expanded edition) by Nina Croft
Presented by Marlene Harris

Best Heavyset Hero
A Gift For Boggle by PJ Schnyder
Presented by Heather Massey

Best How Was I To Know It Was an Alien Baby
Mothership by Martin Leicht
Presented by Jo Jones

Best I Will Remember You Even If I Forget You
Balance of Terror by K.S. Augustin ++
Presented by Jo Jones

Best I Wish I Had One of my Own
Stud by Cheryl Brooks
Presented by Jo Jones

Best May-December Romance
Keir by Pippa Jay
Presented by Anna McLain

Best Misdirection by a Shape Shifter
The Royal Scam - The Martian Alliance #1 by Gini Koch
Presented by Jo Jones

Best New Arrival From Another Genre Award
Dragonfly by Erica Hayes
Presented by Laurie A. Green

Best Non-Traditional Romance
Stellarnet Rebel by J.L. Hilton
Presented by Heather Massey

Best On-The-Edge-of-My-Seat Premise
Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher ++
Presented by Heather Massey

Best Recursion
Kicking Ashe by Pauline Baird Jones ++
Presented by Anna McLain

Best Repercussions of Living Off-Planet
Mako's Bounty by Diane Dooley +++
Presented by Anna McLain

Best Sci-Fi Romance Film Discovery of 2012
Happy Accidents 
Presented by Heather Massey

Best SFR Adaptation from An Unrelated Genre Classic
Romeo and Juliet: The War by Max Work, Skan Srisuwan, Stan Lee, Terry Douglas
Presented by Rae Lori

Best SFR Film of the Year
Looper
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blount
Presented by Donna S. Frelick

Best Subgenre Mash-Up
Kilts and Kraken (The Gaslight Chronicles) by Cindy Spencer Pape
Presented by Donna S. Frelick

Best Time-Travel Romance
The Mine by John A. Heldt
Presented by Marlene Harris

Best Use of a Historic Monument in A Future Setting
Bitter Harvest by Kim Knox
Presented by Charlee Allden

Best When a Space Pirate Is Not a Space Pirate
Mako’s Bounty by Diane Dooley +++
Presented by Jo Jones

Best Worldbuilding in a Novel or Series
The Psy-Changling series by Nalini Singh
Presented by Donna S. Frelick

Closest Experience to "Boldly Going"
Isolation by A. B. Gayle
Presented by Marlene Harris

Couple That Worked Hardest For Happily Ever After
Moon and Srin from Balance of Terror by KS Augustin ++
Presented by Heather Massey

Cutest Android (also Best Use of the Winter Solstice)
How the Glitch Saved Christmas by Stacy Gail
Presented by Marlene Harris

Dale Carnegie Prize for Novel or Series Most Likely to Win Friends and Influence People 
Born to Darkness (first in the Fighting Destiny SFR series) by Suzanne Brockmann
Presented by Donna S. Frelick

First Runner-Up/Most Ambitious SFR Film of the Year 
Cloud Atlas
Written by  David Mitchell, Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski; directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis; starring Tom Hanks, Halle Barry and others
Presented by Donna S. Frelick

Hottest Sizzle/Best Couple of the Year
Man O’ War Christopher Redmond and Naval Intelligence agent Louise Shaw
Skies of Fire: The Ether Chronicles by Zoe Archer
Presented by Donna S. Frelick

Most Eclectic Collection of Lesbian Speculative Stories
Adventuresses by Angelia Sparrow
Presented by Heather Massey

Most Entertaining Sidekick
Kicking Ashe by Pauline Baird Jones ++
Presented by Laurie A. Green

Most Fascinating Hero
Mako's Bounty by Diane Dooley +++
Presented by Laurie A. Green

Most Out of This World Couples Book Cover for 2012
Assassins in Love by Kris DeLake
Presented by Rae Lori

Most Romantic Moment
Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher ++
Presented by Charlee Allden

Runner-Up/Novel Most Likely to Appeal to Hard-Core SF Fans
Synthetic Dreams by Kim Knox
Presented by Donna S. Frelick

Yummiest Use of Nerd Reference Overload
Geek Love by Mechele Armstrong
Presented by Rae Lori

10 comments:

  1. Mega-congratulations to all the winners! You all ROCK!

    This was huge fun to put together. Why wouldn't it be--we judges got to read (or see) all that great SFR! And, in case any of you out there missed it, now YOU do, too!

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  2. I was really excited to be included as a judge for this event, and I think Donna was, too. (Right, Donna?)

    So the Spacefreighters crew was all present and accounted for--two judges and two winners! Note that WE couldn't name our co-bloggers or critique partners as winners, which is only fair and ethical. Fortunately, I was thrilled to see that other judges did select their work for awards!

    Many congrats to the Spacefreighters authors--Sharon Lynn Fisher and Pippa Jay on your 2012 SFR Galaxy Awards wins! And to ALL the SFR authors who wrote such compelling stories in 2012.

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  3. Absolutely! And, yes, EXTRA SPECIAL congrats to our blogmates on their recognition, which came without any prompting from Laurie or me!

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  4. Thank you both! I was thrilled but rather shocked to get one, and the category was cute. :-P

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  5. And I've already got the logo up on my website, blog and added to Keir's accolades. :D

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  6. I've been out of pocket, but can't wait to get the logo up on my website! Thank you so much! Was totally shocked and yes, loved the categories! Awesome!

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  7. I love the creative, descriptive categories. I now have several more books on my to be read list! And I'm very thrilled to get two awards!

    BTW, my captcha is Vothroo--an alien name for sure.

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  8. This was so much fun! Thanks so much for helping to put it all together, Laurie and Donna, and congrats Pippa!!!

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  9. Melisse, I totally missed that you had TWO books win awards. We have a designation for multiple awards for a single book, but I need to come up with a new designation for multiple awards for the same author. I think maybe "aa" will work. Will edit the post and results.

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