The Violent Century shortlisted for the Gaylactic Spectrum Award

I didn’t even realise it, but it turns out The Violent Century was shortlisted a while back for the Gaylactic Spectrum Award for best novel.

The awards “honor outstanding works of science fiction, fantasy and horror which include significant positive explorations of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered characters, themes, or issues.”

It’s a really valuable award, and though I didn’t win, it really is an honour to have been nominated!

Here is the full list, from the site:

2014/2015 Best Novel Winner and Recommended List – 2013 Published Titles

WINNER:
Death By Silver – Melissa Scott & Amy Griswold (Lethe Press)

SHORT/RECOMMENDED LIST:
Angel on the Ropes – Jill Shultz (Jill Shultz/self)
Blood Oranges – Kathleen Tierney (Caitlin Kiernan) (Roc)
Dead In the Desert – Lou Harper (Harper Books/self)
The Holy Road / His Sacred Bones – Ginn Hale (Blind Eye Books)
Indexing – Seanan McGuire (47North)
The Left Hand of Justice – Jess Faraday (Bold Strokes Books)
The Magpie Lord – KJ Charles (Samhain Publishing)
Something More Than Night – Ian Tregillis (Tor)
The Summer Prince – Alaya Dawn Johnson (Arthur A. Levine Books)
The Violent Century – Lavie Tidhar (Hodder & Stoughton)
Widdershins / Threshold / Stormhaven – Jordan L. Hawk (JLH/Widdershins/self)