Monday, January 21, 2013

The SFR Galaxy Awards Are Coming!

Time is getting close, and although the first quiet rumblings of the First Annual SFR Galaxy Awards has begun, I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know the deets about this fun fiesta celebration of Science Fiction Romance!

What Are the SFR Galaxy Awards?

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

What's Unique About the Awards?

The theme of the SFR Galaxy Awards is inclusiveness. Instead of giving an award to a single release, 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.

How Do the Awards Work?

A select group of science fiction romance readers and bloggers will each create unique awards for up to five releases in that year. Judges will 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. The awards can range from serious to fun to quirky.

Here's just a taste of a few of the many awards that will be bestowed this year:

Best Alien Fertility Festival

Best Alien Hero

Best Depiction of Reality Entertainment in the Future

Best Subgenre Mash-Up

Closest Experience to Boldly Going

Novel Most Likely to Appeal to Hard-Core Science Fiction Fans

Who Created the Awards and Who are the Judges?

The SFR Galaxy Awards are the brainstorm of outstanding SFR champion, supporter and author, Heather Massey, with collaboration by Laurie A. Green.

The eight award judges are well-known SFR reviewers, bloggers, authors and supporters including:

Anna McLain, renown SFR reviewer and supporter
Charlee Allden of Smart Girls Sci-Fi
Donna S. Frelick of Spacefreighters Lounge
Heather Massey of The Galaxy Express
Jo Jones of Mixed Book Bag
Laurie A. Green of SFR Brigade
Marlene Harris of Reading Reality
Rae Lori of the SFR Readers Challenge

When Will the Awards be Announced?

On January 31st the awards will be posted on the SFR Galaxy Awards site. Additionally, the news will be shared on various social media sites.

Who Created the SFR Galaxy Awards Badge?

The awards badge was created and donated by fabulous cover artist Kanaxa, who has been very supportive of the SFR community.

Who Created the SFR Galaxy Awards Web Site/Blog?

The very talented Charlee Allden created and manages the SFR Galaxy Awards web site.

Hope to see you on January 31st at the SFR Galaxy Awards site for the big announcements! The First Annual SFR Galaxy Awards


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