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Clive Staples Award 2013: Calling All Nominations

Nominations are now open for the 2013 Clive Staples Award for Christian Speculative Fiction.
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Nominations are now open for the 2013 Clive Staples Award.

Eligible books must be all of the following:

  • Christian — either overtly or because of a Christian worldview.
  • Published in English.
  • Published by a publisher that has no direct affiliation with the author and that pays a royalty. (This does mean self-published works are not currently allowed, not even books self-published through any publishing companies’ services.)
  • Published between January 1 and December 31 of the contest’s current year. (For example, for the Clive Staples Award held in 2013, entrants must have been published between, Jan. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2012.)
  • In the science fiction/fantasy/allegory/futuristic/supernatural/supernatural suspense/horror category.

Reminder: authors, agents, and publishers may not nominate books with which they are affiliated.

Please read the complete Standards for Clive Staples Award Books and then nominate the book or books of your choice by giving the following information in the comments section of this post: title, author, and publisher.

I’m looking forward to the list we readers will put together.

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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Lydia Daffenberg
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Lydia Daffenberg

Flashpoint: Book One of THE UNDERGROUND
Frank Creed
The Writers Cafe Press (September 30, 2007)

E. Stephen Burnett
Admin

The Writers Cafe Press (September 30, 2007)

Per the above rules, nominations must have been published in 2012. 🙂

Eligible books must be all of the following: Published between January 1 and December 31 of the contest’s current year. (For example, for the Clive Staples Award held in 2013, entrants must have been published between, Jan. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2012.)

Lydia Daffenberg
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Lydia Daffenberg

Oops. Wrong publishing year. Let’s try this again!
 

Lydia Daffenberg
Guest
Lydia Daffenberg

Devil’s Hit List: Book Three of the UNDERGROUND
Frank Creed
Splashdown Books (October 1, 2012)

Sean McKay
Guest
Sean McKay

A Throne of Bones
Vox Day
Hinterlands / Marcher Lord Press (12/1/2012)

Timothy Hicks
Guest

Both are great reads; one as science-fcition and the other as fantasy. Hard to chose between the genre choices.
 
 

Nissa Annakindt
Guest

Live and Let Fly
Karina Fabian
Muse It Up Publishing
April 26, 2012
http://www.amazon.com/Live-Case-Files-DragonEye-ebook/dp/B007Y5TCHG

Joanne Sher
Guest

Angel Eyes
Shannon Dittemore
Thomas Nelson

Karina Fabian
Guest

The Wrong Enemy
Jane Lebak
MuseItUp Publishing (October 4, 2012)

Sarah Monzón
Guest
Sarah Monzón

Starflower by Anne Elizabeth Stengl published byBethany House

M.T. Daffenberg
Guest

Devil’s Hit List: Book Three of the UNDERGROUND
Frank Creed
Splashdown Books (October 1, 2012)

Cindy McCord
Guest

Prophetess (Winter Book 2) by Keven Newsome
Published by Splashdown Darkwater
November 2012

Hannah Williams
Guest
Hannah Williams

Moonblood: Book 3 of The Tales of Goldstone Wood
Anne Elisabeth Stengl
Published by Bethany House in Spring 2012

Michelle Griep
Guest

Words in the Wind
Yvonne Anderson
Risen Books

Jamie
Guest

Daystar by Kathy Tyers. Published by Marcher Lord Press.

Galadriel
Guest

Starflower 
Anne Elisabeth Stengel
Bethany house

Emma Engel
Guest

The Unraveling of Wentwater (The Gates of Heaven Series) by C.S. Lakin, published by Living Ink Books, July 16, 2013.
http://www.amazon.com/Unraveling-Wentwater-Gates-Heaven/dp/0899578926

Hannah Williams
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Hannah Williams

Ooo, I want to read that book. And I’m sure this was just a typo, but didn’t it come out in 2012?

Emma Engel
Guest

Wow. I finally got used to using 2013 and now it looks like I can’t stop! Thanks Hannah. Yes, it came out in 2012.

E. Stephen Burnett
Admin

Amazon listing says 2012, so it qualifies! 😀

CKoepp
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Rebecca P Minor
Curse Bearer
Written World Communications Oct 2012

Rebecca P. Minor
Member

Thanks, Cindy!

Aaron DeMott
Guest

Remnant in the Stars, by Cindy Koepp, Under The Moon

CKoepp
Guest

Thanks, Aaron!

Emily Rachelle
Guest

Title: Replication: The Jason Experiment
Author: Jill Williamson
Publisher: Zonderkidz (January 3, 2012)
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Replication-Jason-Experiment-Jill-Williamson/dp/0310727588

(I own and love this book! Would’ve nominated her Captives, which I’m currently reading, but it’s a 2013 book 😛 )

Jlowy
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Jlowy

Replication: The Jason Experiment by Jill Williamson

Rebecca
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Rebecca

Title: Starflower
Author: Anne Elisabeth Stengl
Publisher: Bethany House 

Jill Williamson
Guest

I’d like to nominate Shannon Dittemore’s Angel Eyes. I don’t think I’m in any way affiliated with it. I endorsed book two. But I stumbled onto book one all one my own, and I love it! 

http://www.amazon.com/Angel-Eyes-Shannon-Dittemore/dp/B009F7R3RC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1365650260&sr=1-1&keywords=angel+eyes+by+shannon+dittemore

Jill Williamson
Guest

Duh … just saw that Angel Eyes was already nominated … my bad. O-o

Katherine Coble
Guest

Robynn Tolbert
_Star Of Justice_
Publisher: Splashdown Books
2012

Robynn Tolbert
Guest

Hey, thanks!

shawnak
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shawnak

I’d like to nominate Seeking Unseen, Author–Kat Heckenbach, Publisher–Splashdown Books (September 2012).
 
Thank you! 🙂

Alassiel
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Alassiel

Wow, I feel so out of it. I’ve only read one of these books and hardly heard of the rest. I need to get my hands on some of these.

E. Stephen Burnett
Admin

Of the titles mentioned, I’ve only read Daystar, and begun reading A Throne of Bones.

Bethany B.
Guest
Jill
Guest
Jill

Daughter of Light by Morgan L. Busse
Marcher Lord Press–2012
I would nominate Moonblood and Starflower but got here too late! 😀
 

Kim
Guest
Kim

Replication: The Jason Experiment
Jill Williamson
HarperCollins Publication
 
My other two favorites were published by Walker Hammond Publishers which I don’t think qualifies, but just in case they do, the books are Yesterday and The Locket by Amanda Tru

Just noticed two others nominated Jill’s book so I hope Amanda’s books work out!

E. Stephen Burnett
Admin

A good indication about whether a book qualifies is if it’s in the Speculative Faith Library. (We do, however, list self-published books in the SF Library, and those titles would not qualify for the 2013 Clive Staples Award.) Use the Advanced Library Search box at the top right of this page to look for authors, titles, and/or other attributes.

If a legitimately published (royalty-paying) Christian speculative novel isn’t listed in the Library, it should be. If you can’t find the title there, please submit it to us.

Jean
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Jean

Daughter of Light by Morgan L Busse
Fast paced, well written, and teeming with God’s unfailing love!! My new favorite author!!

amccalli
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amccalli

I would like to nominate the following two books.
Prophetess by Keven Newsome via Splashdown Darkwater
A Cast of Stones Patrick W Carr via Bethany House
 
 
 

Timothy Stone
Member

I’ve read a bit of Christian speculative fiction in recent times, just not much yet that was published this past year exactly. I will nominate the one I have read that was published in 2012, which I thought was a brilliant book, so I’m more than happy to do so.
 
Daughter of Light
Morgan L. Busse
Marcher Lord Press

Lauren
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Lauren

Title: Prophet
Author: R. J. Larson
Publisher: Bethany House (published April 2012)
Everybody else beat me to Anne Elisabeth Stengl! 🙂

CKoepp
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Diane Graham
I Am Ocilla
Splashdown, March 2012

Lauren
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Lauren

Title: Judge
Author: R. J. Larson
Publisher: Bethany House (published November 2012)

amccalli
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amccalli

The Earth Painter by Melissa Turner Lee via AltWit Press

E. Stephen Burnett
Admin

Again, one quick way to determine if a book is eligible is to search the SF Library

Use the search box near the top left of SF’s front page.

  1. If it’s not in the Library, it should be. Please submit it. (Otherwise, our staff haven’t considered it as qualifying as published Christian speculative fiction.)
  2. If it’s in the Library, you’ll see the publication date.

More info is at C.S. Award 2013 Update: Use the Library.

Frank Creed
Member

One day I’ll get help loading the proper picture size of my book cover and I’ll finally get into the Spec Faith library.

E. Stephen Burnett
Admin

Which title? (If you have image-editing difficulties, we can help.)

Frank Creed
Member

Oh thank you–even though I write cyberpunk I’m not tech savvy and get the form filled out, but the picture rejects me. Flashpoint: Book One of the Underground, War of Attrition: Book Two of the Underground, and Devil’s Hit List: Book Three of the Underground.

Pauline
Guest

Some of my favorite reads of the past year are on this list already – but here’s one no one has nominated yet:
 
The Telling by Mike Duran
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13228149-the-telling

Pauline
Guest

And this one doesn’t get enough attention – 
 
Rift Jump by Greg Mitchell
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15780042-rift-jump

Carol Gehringer
Guest

Several titles I’d nominate have already been mentioned:
Daystar / Kathy Tyers — adult
Replication / Jill Williamson (young adult)
Spirit Fighter / Jerel Law (Thomas Nelson) — middle grade read
 
Can’t wait to read the ones I haven’t already read!

Meagan
Guest

I’d like to nominate
The Spirit Well by Stephen Lawhead (September 2012)
http://www.amazon.com/The-Spirit-Well-Bright-Empires/dp/1595548068/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365982621&sr=8-1&keywords=the+spirit+well+by+stephen+lawhead
Alienation (A C.H.A.O.S. novel) by Jon S. Lewis (January 4, 2012)
http://www.amazon.com/Alienation-C-H-O-S-Novel-Lewis/dp/1595547541/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1365982737&sr=1-4&keywords=invasion+by+jon+lewis
Fire Prophet by Jerel Law (December 11, 2012)
http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Prophet-Angels-Jonah-Stone/dp/1400318459/ref=cm_cr-mr-title
Soul’s Gate by James Rubart (November 6, 2012)
http://www.amazon.com/Souls-Gate-Well-Spring-Novel/dp/1401686052/ref=cm_cr-mr-title
 
Liberator Dragon’s of Starlight by Bryan Davis (July 24, 2012)
http://www.amazon.com/Liberator-Dragons-Starlight-Bryan-Davis/dp/0310718392/ref=cm_cr-mr-title
R.J. Laarson and Anne Elisabeth Stengl’s books were already nominated!
 

Jennette Mbewe
Member

Wow, so many good books listed already, and most all the ones I can think of right now have already been nominiated. This will be hard to vote, but one I haven’t seen yet and would like to nominate:
Robert Mullin’s Bid the Gods Arise 12/12/12 by Crimson Moon Press

Benjamin Edens
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Benjamin Edens

Prophecy of the Heir by JC Lamont

E. Stephen Burnett
Admin

Nominate the book or books of your choice by giving the following information in the comments section of this post: title, author, and publisher.

🙂

If I were nominating a book, I’d search for it at this very site to get that information. Chances are that we have the book listed in the Speculative Faith Library. And if it’s not in the Library, and would qualify for this contest, then it should be in the Library.

Kristen Wilks
Guest

I would like to nominate “Failstate” by John W. Otte published by Marcher Lord Press. This book was just perfect for its audience…and I loved it too.

David M.
Guest
David M.

Risk by Brock Eastman
P&R Publishing/Focus on the Family

An fun, action-packed story! 🙂

Brock Eastman
Guest

Thanks David!

Brock Eastman
Guest

Glad to be in the running. What is the voting window?

Lauren
Guest
Lauren

Mortal (The Books of Mortals)
by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee
published by FaithWords

Steve Visel
Guest
Steve Visel

Title: Prophet
Author: R. J. Larson
Publisher: Bethany House (published April 2012)

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