Awards for Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing
Forget the Hugos, Nominations for the 2015 Planetary Awards are due February 14th!
In the Small Press / Self-published category, I’d like to nominate Karl Gallagher’s Torchship.
Torchship is a hard sci-fi adventure story in the vein of Firefly* about an interstellar freelance cargo-freighter and its crew. Torchship is set in something of a post-empire future in which both Earth a sizable portion of the colonized worlds have fallen to a devastating AI rebellion, leaving a few highly advanced but paranoid cyber-isolationist worlds and a tough-as-nails frontier beyond. As a fully analog spaceship, the Fives Full is one of the few interstellar craft permitted to travel between the “Disconnect” and “Fusion” worlds. In the course of taking odd jobs to make ends meet, the Fives Full’s crew stumbles upon the opportunity to hunt for buried space treasure. The catch? It’s deep in the heart of the AI ravaged ruins of…
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