We are excited and honored to officially announce the Grand Prize Winner and the First Place Category Winners for the 2017 CYGNUS Book Awards for Science Fiction Novels on April 25, 2018.
KEELIC and the SPACE PIRATES by Alexander Edlund – Science Fiction, Middle-Grade Coming of Age, Action/Adventure
A futuristic Y/A Science Fiction pick that will capture readers’ imaginations and entertain them for years to come. "Keelic and the Space Pirates" belongs in the hands of those who yearn for a great read with enchanting lands, fantastical adventures and an emerging hero with heart.
In a world where the rich obtain immortality, a forbidden love can either bridge the gap of unimaginable inequity or drive the disparaging classes even farther apart. A science-fiction novel with an earthly conscious.
In this well-crafted book, the amalgam of speculative fiction with a hint of gothic eeriness works very well. Y/A Science Fiction at its finest – a wildly engaging adventure for all ages.
Sci-Fi at its mind-bending best as a murderous sociopath seeks revenge while a hole is ripped in the space-time continuum. Who can set the world to rights? Fans of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams will enjoy this quirky and entertaining series.
AMASKAN’S BLOOD, Book 1 of the Boahim Series by Raven Oak – Coming of Age, Sword & Sorcery, Epic Fantasy, Y/A
A wonderfully empowering book for young adults, especially young women, and fans of fantasy and historical fiction who will want to add Oak’s brand of lore to their must-read lists. It's good news that this is the first book in a series.
The FREEZER: The Tanner Sequence, Book 2 by Timothy S. Johnston – Mystery/Thriller, Sci-Fi, Space Colonization
Action-packed Science-Fiction, Mystery-Thriller, this gem delivers a nail-biting ride right to your doorstep – 400 years in the future, on a lonely station on one of Jupiter’s moons.
In a realm tipping on the brink of destruction, can one young troubadour fulfill the legend of old and bring peace with her song magick?
In this war and weapon-filled coming of age fantasy, one woman's strengths and aspirations prove her worthiness as a leader. Exceptionally intricate world building and potent prose -- readers will not want to miss a beat of this epic fantasy!