The Planetary Awards are in

So, the Planetary Awards are in for the best SFF stories of 2017.  Anyone who has a blog, podcast, or YouTube account can vote. Which is most of the people I know, come to think of it.

Short Stories / Novellas
  • “Acadie” by Dave Hutchinson
  • “The Bitten Body” by AC Spahn
  • “Death on the Moon” by Spencer Hart, found in Cirsova issue #6
  • “The First American” by Schuyler Hernstrom, found in Cirsova issue #5
  • “The Pilot” by Andrew Mayne, found in Predator: If It Bleeds
  • “Trouble in an Hourglass” by Jody Lynn Nye, found in Straight Outta Tombstone
Kneejerk reaction?  Jody, hands down.
If other people, who read this blog want another suggestion? …. it’s a tie between the two Cirsovas.

Novels
  • “Age of Assassins” by RJ Barker
  • “Good to the Last Drop” by Declan Finn
  • “The Guns Above” by Robyn Bennis
  • “Kings of the Wyld” by Nicholas Eames
  • “Legionnaire” by Jason Anspach and Nick Cole
  • “Out of the Soylent Planet” by Robert Kroese
  • “The Rogue Prince” by Lindsay Buroker
Do I have to actually say that I’d like to vote for myself and Good to the Last Drop? I think “Planetary Award Winner” looks just as nice as “Dragon Award Nominated series.”
Not that I think I have a hope in heck. Between Cole and Anspach on one end, and Kroese on the other, I’m relatively cooked. In fact, if I’m actually not allowed to vote for myself, Robert Kroese is my bet. Out of the Soylent Planet is the third book in the Rex Nihilo series, so yeah, I’ll be happy if it wins.
Of course, I hear about the nomination the day after the novel is pulled from shelves to prep for the Silver Empire rerelease. That’s just timing. But hey, it’s something to put on the new cover.

If you’ve already nominated something, you don’t need to cast a vote. It’s fairly obvious who you’re voting for. You can change your vote in the comments section on their webpage.

However, if you haven’t nominated anything, just vote on your blog, podcast, or YouTube channel. Then, leave a comment on their page so they know about the vote. You get one vote for best short story and one for best novel, but you don’t have to use both votes if you’re only interested in one category.

The voting deadline is April 30th, 11:59PM US Pacific time. That’s in less than two weeks. Get on it, people.

 

 

About Declan Finn

Declan Finn is the author of Honor at Stake, an urban fantasy novel, nominated for Best Horror in the first annual Dragon Awards. He has also written The Pius Trilogy, an attempt to take Dan Brown to the woodshed in his own medium -- soon to be republished by Silver Empire Press. Finn has also written "Codename: Winterborn," an SF espionage thriller, and it's follow-up, "Codename: Winterborn." And "It was Only on Stun!" and "Set To Kill" are murder mysteries at a science fiction convention.
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