As we mentioned earlier, Realm Makers has introduced a new readers’ choice award this year, the Alliance Award. The list of finalists has just been announced, and we are thrilled that it features three books by CLFA members: Jon DelArroz (Star Realms: Rescue Run (Star Realms Novels), Kia Heavey (Domino), and Mike Duran (Saint Death: A Reagan Moon Novel).
Realm Makers describes itself as a home for off-beat Christians who write speculative fiction:
Are you a creative person who loves science fiction and fantasy, but also makes your spiritual growth a high priority? Have you found that you’re a little too weird for the usual church crowd, but don’t exactly fit in with the sci-fi convention set either? Well, now there’s a place for you to learn, share your talents, and commune with people a lot like yourself.
If this sounds like you, hustle on over to the list of finalists and have a read or two. Voting has been designed to favor real fans and prevent the award from becoming a simple popularity contest; this means that you must have actually read at least two books on the list to be able to vote for them.
Voting runs from April 13, 2017 through the end of the month. Have at it!