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2010 Clive Staples Award – Voting Begins Today

Several noteworthy items. First is the return of Speculative Faith, with a new address and a bit of a makeover. We’re happy to be back in business providing news and discussion about speculative fiction (the Speculative part of our name) […]

Several noteworthy items. First is the return of Speculative Faith, with a new address and a bit of a makeover. We’re happy to be back in business providing news and discussion about speculative fiction (the Speculative part of our name) from a Christian worldview (the Faith part of our name.)

Second up concerns the 2010 Clive Staples Award for Christian Speculative Fiction. Here’s the info from the award site:

Voting begins today!

Please read these instructions carefully.

CSA is not a popularity contest. The award has been established to recognize the work of fiction which readers designate as the previous-year’s best. Consequently, voters must adhere to these basic rules.

  • You MUST have read at least two of the nominations.
  • You may vote only once for a first, second, and third choice.
  • You may not vote for the same book as your second or third option that you voted for as your first choice.
  • Your votes for second and third options may not be for the identical book.
  • You may mark the “none of these” option if you do not have a second or third choice.
  • Voting will close September 1, 2010.
  • Second and third choice options will only be considered if a clear winner is not determined by the first choice vote.

You’ll find the link to the ballot at the end of the award site post.

Best known for her aspirations as an epic fantasy author, Becky is the sole remaining founding member of Speculative Faith. Besides contributing weekly articles here, she blogs Monday through Friday at A Christian Worldview of Fiction. She works as a freelance writer and editor and posts writing tips as well as information about her editing services at Rewrite, Reword, Rework.

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E. Stephen Burnett
Admin

Just added my vote to that poll, Rebecca. And once again I realize, to my chagrin, how many Christian-authored fantasy-and-science-fiction novels are out there, which I have not read! Should I really complain that more Christians don’t read them, when I have not read them myself? (Smiles sheepishly …)

Though I cannot claim to have read all those books, two of the ones I have read are Jill Williamson’s By Darkness Hid (recent winner of the Christy Award in its category) and our own Stuart Stockton’s first novel Starfire. Both sit proudly on my shelf, alongside my other fantasy-and-science-fiction novels (including the Harry Potter series). And I look forward to reading Williamson’s sequel, To Darkness Fled, which was published this year.

Grace Bridges
Member

Love the new design! Very impressive. Looking forward to keeping up with your new stuff here.