Award Archive

2017 SFR Galaxy Awards

Round 1 – Chris Stock

Best Dare Award
Claim the Wolf King
by Meg Xuemei X

Award for the Fiercest Mom
The Emperor’s Mate
by May Sage

Best Epic Story – It’s a Stinger Award
Destroyer – Hidden Planet Book 1
by Anna Carven

Best Placed Sex Scenes Award
Kayzon’s Wish-Alien Bounty Hunters Book 3
by Michele Mills

Happier by the Dozen Award
Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2
by S.E. Smith, MK Eidem, Susan Grant, Michelle Howard, Cara Bristol, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Sabine Priestley, Jessica E. Subject, Carol Van Natta, Alexis Glynn Latner

Round 2 – Heather Massey

The SFR Cryo-Ship Future We Want
In Ageless Sleep
by Arden Ellis

Round 3 – Marlene Harris

To Everything There is a Season, the Turn, Turn, Turn Award
War Games (Valiant Knox #4)
by Jess Anastasi

Best Lost Colony Series (The If It Walks Like a Duck Award)
Heart Sight (Celta’s Heartmates #15)
by Robin D. Owens

Most Broken Butterfly Award (Time Not in the Bottle)
The Jane Austen Project
by Kathleen A. Flynn

Tastiest Cheese in Video Game Romance
Mass Effect Andromeda
from BioWare

Best Distraction Award
Crashed on an Ice World (Phoenix Adventures #9)
by Anna Hackett

Round 4 – Riley Moreland

Best Original Story
Dustwalker
by Tiffany Roberts

Best High-Tech Love Making
Wanted & Wired
by Vivien Jackson

Beyond Book 3 Award
Found Girl (Project Enterprise #6)
by Pauline Baird Jones

Favorite Cat Hero
Cypher (The Dragon’s Bidding #2)
by Christina Westcott

Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover Award
Race to Redemption (Green Rising #1)
by Shari Elder

Round 5 – Jo Jones

Best Post Apocalyptic World Building
The Rule of Luck
by Catherine Cerveny

Most Interesting Plot Twist
Chains of Freedom
by Audrey Sharpe

Best Way to Make a Dream Come True
Mikolos
by Ruby Lionsdrake

Best Way to Change a May/December Pairing
Flying Through Fire
by Nina Croft

Best Opening Scene
Rescuing Prince Charming
by Edward Hoornaert

Best and Most Coveted Cat
For the Greater Good: Puss in Space
by Greta van der Rol

One of the Best and Most Interesting Aliens this Year
Unexpected
by Pippa Jay

Round 6 – Lee Koven

Best Politician Protagonist
Perfect Gravity
by Vivien Jackson

Best Athlete Superstar
Race to Redemption
by Shari Elder

Best Hacker Heroine
South Seas Salvation
by JC Hay

Best Currency
Scions of the Star Empire - Scandal
by Athena Grayson

Most Interesting Aliens
Diffraction
by Jess Anastasi

Best Romance Plot in a Science Fiction Video Game
Nier: Automata

Round 7 – Anna McLain

Hottest Cold War
Relaunch Mission (The Galactic Cold War)
by Robyn Bachar
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Books with Multiple Awards in 2017

Race to Redemption by Shari Elder
Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover Award
presented by Riley Moreland
Best Athlete Superstar
presented by Lee Koven


Authors with Awards for Multiple Books in 2017

Jess Anastasi
War Games (Valiant Knox #4)
–To Everything There is a Season, the Turn, Turn, Turn Award
presented by Marlene Harris
Diffraction
– Most Interesting Aliens
presented by Lee Koven

Vivien Jackson
Wanted & Wired
– Best High-Tech Love Making
presented by Riley Moreland
Perfect Gravity
– Best Politician Protagonist
presented by Lee Koven

Pauline Baird Jones
Found Girl (Project Enterprise #6)
– Beyond Book 3 Award
presented by Riley Moreland
Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2
– Happier by the Dozen Award
presented by Chris Stock
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The 2016 SFR Galaxy Awards -
The 2013 SFR Galaxy Awards
(Under Construction)

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The 2012 SFR Galaxy Awards 

Below is a list of 2012 awards, books and authors (or producer, director, actors in the case of films). A "++" denotes books with multiple category winners. An "aa" denotes authors with multiple books as category winners. Presenter names are linked to the announcements with details on why the book was chosen for the award.

Best Alien Fertility Festival
Refugees on Urloon by Melisse Aires  aa
Presented by Anna McLain

Best Alien Hero
Alien ‘N’ Outlaw by KC Burn
Presented by Charlee Allden

Best BSG Inspired SFR
Cold Warriors by Clare Dargin
Presented by Rae Lori

Best Channeling of Django Unchained In A Steampunk Romance
Nights of Steel by Nico Rosso
Presented by Heather Massey

Best Depiction of Reality Entertainment in the Future
Alien Blood by Melisse Aires   aa
Presented by Charlee Allden

Best Disaster Re-Write
Wreck of the Nebula Dream by Veronica Scott
Presented by Marlene Harris

Best Enemies to Lovers Story
Fortune’s Hero by Jenna Bennett
Presented by Charlee Allden

Best Excuse for a Re-read
Break Out (revised and expanded edition) by Nina Croft
Presented by Marlene Harris

Best Heavyset Hero
A Gift For Boggle by PJ Schnyder
Presented by Heather Massey

Best How Was I To Know It Was an Alien Baby
Mothership by Martin Leicht
Presented by Jo Jones

Best I Will Remember You Even If I Forget You
Balance of Terror by K.S. Augustin
Presented by Jo Jones

Best I Wish I Had One of my Own
Stud by Cheryl Brooks
Presented by Jo Jones

Best May-December Romance
Keir by Pippa Jay
Presented by Anna McLain

Best Misdirection by a Shape Shifter
The Royal Scam - The Martian Alliance #1 by Gini Koch
Presented by Jo Jones

Best New Arrival From Another Genre Award
Dragonfly by Erica Hayes
Presented by Laurie A. Green

Best Non-Traditional Romance
Stellarnet Rebel by J.L. Hilton
Presented by Heather Massey

Best On-The-Edge-of-My-Seat Premise
Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher ++
Presented by Heather Massey

Best Recursion
Kicking Ashe by Pauline Baird Jones ++
Presented by Anna McLain

Best Repercussions of Living Off-Planet
Mako's Bounty by Diane Dooley +++
Presented by Anna McLain

Best Sci-Fi Romance Film Discovery of 2012
Happy Accidents 
Presented by Heather Massey

Best SFR Adaptation from An Unrelated Genre Classic
Romeo and Juliet: The War by Max Work, Skan Srisuwan, Stan Lee, Terry Douglas
Presented by Rae Lori

Best SFR Film of the Year
Looper
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blount
Presented by Donna S. Frelick

Best Subgenre Mash-Up
Kilts and Kraken (The Gaslight Chronicles) by Cindy Spencer Pape
Presented by Donna S. Frelick

Best Time-Travel Romance
The Mine by John A. Heldt
Presented by Marlene Harris

Best Use of a Historic Monument in A Future Setting
Bitter Harvest by Kim Knox
Presented by Charlee Allden

Best When a Space Pirate Is Not a Space Pirate
Mako’s Bounty by Diane Dooley +++
Presented by Jo Jones

Best Worldbuilding in a Novel or Series
The Psy-Changling series by Nalini Singh
Presented by Donna S. Frelick

Closest Experience to "Boldly Going"
Isolation by A. B. Gayle
Presented by Marlene Harris

Couple That Worked Hardest For Happily Ever After
Moon and Srin from Balance of Terror by KS Augustin
Presented by Heather Massey

Cutest Android (also Best Use of the Winter Solstice)
How the Glitch Saved Christmas by Stacy Gail
Presented by Marlene Harris

Dale Carnegie Prize for Novel or Series Most Likely to Win Friends and Influence People 
Born to Darkness (first in the Fighting Destiny SFR series) by Suzanne Brockmann
Presented by Donna S. Frelick

First Runner-Up/Most Ambitious SFR Film of the Year 
Cloud Atlas
Written by  David Mitchell, Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski; directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis; starring Tom Hanks, Halle Barry and others
Presented by Donna S. Frelick

Hottest Sizzle/Best Couple of the Year
Man O’ War Christopher Redmond and Naval Intelligence agent Louise Shaw
Skies of Fire: The Ether Chronicles by Zoe Archer
Presented by Donna S. Frelick

Most Eclectic Collection of Lesbian Speculative Stories
Adventuresses by Angelia Sparrow
Presented by Heather Massey

Most Entertaining Sidekick
Kicking Ashe by Pauline Baird Jones ++
Presented by Laurie A. Green

Most Fascinating Hero
Mako's Bounty by Diane Dooley +++
Presented by Laurie A. Green

Most Out of This World Couples Book Cover for 2012
Assassins in Love by Kris DeLake
Presented by Rae Lori

Most Romantic Moment
Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher ++
Presented by Charlee Allden

Runner-Up/Novel Most Likely to Appeal to Hard-Core SF Fans
Synthetic Dreams by Kim Knox
Presented by Donna S. Frelick

Yummiest Use of Nerd Reference Overload
Geek Love by Mechele Armstrong
Presented by Rae Lori