Friday, January 19, 2018

Update from Returning Judge Lee Koven

I'm delighted to be a judge for the SFR Galaxy Awards again. I've been reading romance novels since I was a teenager, and science fiction novels for as long as I can remember. Several years ago, I won a drawing for free SFR books. They opened my eyes to a genre I'd always wanted to read but had never known existed. For each year’s Awards, I always try to highlight authors I haven't previously honored, because so many books deserve recognition.

I'm fascinated by how science and technology change society. No matter how we live or what capabilities we have, we remain social animals who seek connection to others. We come up with ingenious tools to do so, with results ranging from tragic to hilarious. I love to read books that explore these possibilities.

I live in the Boston area, where my husband and I moved last year from Seattle. It was a homecoming of sorts for us: I'd left five years ago, he eighteen. We were both lucky enough to keep our jobs as software developers and work as remote employees. We're delighted to be back in more urban surroundings. I've hopped around the East and West Coasts of the United States, living in twelve different residences in the last fifteen years. I'm hoping to stay in Boston a good long while, though!

I look forward to sharing my awards with you and discovering more books through the other judges' picks.

Friday, January 12, 2018

SFR Galaxy Awards Interview on WWMB Review Site

Riley Moreland, one of the judges of the 2017 SFR Galaxy Awards, hosts an interview today to discuss the origins and purpose of the SFR Galaxy Awards.

What well-known author inspired the awards?

How did they come to be?

You can learn more about the awards in the full interview here: Whiskey With My Book Reviews