Friday, May 9, 2008

IPPY Award




Stewards of the Flame has just been named a semifinalist for the 2008 Independent Publishers Book Award (IPPY) in the Visionary Fiction category.

I have always described the book as part science fiction and part visionary fiction, but comparatively few readers know what visionary fiction is and science fiction readers who associate that label exclusively with "New Age" ideas are sometimes turned off by it. So though I thought readers of visionary fiction who don't usually read science fiction would like the book, I wasn't sure whether or not it had been wise to use the term in publicity. Now I'm glad I did!

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I see I never updated this post! Stewards of the Flame did win a bronze medal in the 2008 IPPY awards.