2015 Rainbow Awards

Chaos Station and Lonely Shore were both finalists in this year’s Rainbow Awards. The winners were announced last night and both Chaos Station and Lonely Shore made the list of Runners Up, with Chaos Station taking second place and Lonely Shore fourth. Jenn and I are thrilled, obviously, but also delighted to have been in such good company. All the entries in our category (Gay Sci-Fi/Futuristic) were strong contenders with the win being a tie between Infected: Epitaph by Andrea Speed and Peripheral People by Reesa Herberth and Michelle Moore.

I’ve read Peripheral People and it’s a phenomenal book! It also has absolutely stunning cover art. I haven’t read Epitaph, but that’s only because it’s the last in a long series. I have read Infected: Prey and really enjoyed Andrea Speed’s unique take on shifter lore. All three authors, and the other runners up, have my warmest congratulations!

Finally, I’d like to thank Elisa Rolle and her volunteer judges for taking the time to organize the awards. With every entry benefiting both LGBTQ charities and the LGBTQ writing community, it’s a worthy enterprise all around.

For more information about the Rainbow Awards, visit the following links. Be warned, you may find your To-Be-Read list growing as you peruse the lists of finalists and winners.

2015 Rainbow Awards Winners: Gay Sci-Fi / Futuristic

2015 Rainbow Awards Winners: Best Cover – Illustration

2015 Rainbow Awards Winners: Best Cover – Design

2015 Rainbow Awards Categories

and here are the guidelines, which may be updated for 2016: