Planetary Awards

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2015 Winners

We had a number of ties this year, so to break them, I’m putting on my tin-pot dictator helmet and instituting arbitrary, last-minute, unannounced rule changes.

In the ‘best short story’ category, the new tiebreaking rule is: the shorter story wins. The winning short story for 2015 is “Something in the Water” by C.S. Boyack, found in The Experimental Notebook of C. S. Boyack.

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I’m combining the novel categories, so there is a single ‘best novel’. I’m also allowing a partially-completed vote to break a tie, so the winning novel for 2015 is Torchship, by Karl Gallagher.


I appreciate all the book bloggers who participated in the nomination and voting process. Over the course of 2016, I plan to re-blog your credentialing posts as a thank you.

New ideas and suggestions for changes to the 2016 Planetary Awards are welcome in the comments section.


12 comments on “2015 Winners

  1. coldhandboyack
    May 1, 2016

    Thank you so much. I’m honored, and will share this everywhere.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. coldhandboyack
    May 1, 2016

    Reblogged this on Entertaining Stories and commented:
    I’m a winner! I’m so excited, you have no idea. Visit Planetary Defense Command and check it out. Consider following this great blog while you’re there.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. John W. Howell
    May 1, 2016

    Congratulations Craig. Glad the story won.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. tracikenworth
    May 1, 2016

    Glad you posted this, I forgot to congratulate you in the other post. Yay, you!! May you have many more wins!!

    Liked by 2 people

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  6. Reblogged this on Marcha's Two-Cents Worth and commented:
    Here are some award winning sci-fi works to consider. I was excited to learn about these awards since there aren’t that many for the SFF genre.

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  7. Karl Gallagher
    May 2, 2016

    Thank you! I’m very glad y’all liked my work.

    Liked by 2 people

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