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2017 Rainbow Awards Best Gay Sci-Fi / Futuristic

And the Rainbow Award goes to...

Winners:


 
1) The Chains of Their Sins (Taking Shield #4) Anna Butler
Gay - Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Series: Taking Shield
Paperback: 344 pages
Publisher: Glass Hat Press; One edition (February 22, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1543166601
ISBN-13: 978-1543166606
Amazon: The Chains of Their Sins (Taking Shield #4) Anna Butler

1) The world Anna Butler has created for her characters to interact in is complex and vivid. I was completely immersed in the customs, politics and different locations - superb world building. The plot is intricate, a real page turner with several surprises along the way. I am certainly looking forward to the next instalment.
2) I’m already a huge fan of this series. The world building is very detailed, the settings easy to visualise and the characters....I really felt for Bennet and Flynn in this story, and could feel their frustration and pain. The plot is complex, and very engaging.

2) Skythane J. Scott Coatsworth
Gay - Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 17, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1635334039
ISBN-13: 978-1635334036
Amazon: Skythane J. Scott Coatsworth

1) A thrill-a-minute intergalactic adventure with a slow-burn romance that really satisfies. Truly outstanding worldbuilding, and a multi-layered plot with dynamic characters. This book was an absolute delight from start to finish.
2) Skythane was a totally engrossing read. The world building was rich and detailed, and the characters were three dimensional.  I could never second guess where the story was going and I couldn't put the book down. The true test of a book for me is, 'would I read a sequel' and I can say with this one, I absolutely would.
3) The world building in this piece was phenomenal, as were the characters. Although the story started out a little slow, it quickly picked up pace and made me believe in this alien world along with the different species that inhabited it.
4) I enjoyed the story even when I had difficulty keeping track of everything… It made me want to keep on reading from start to finish. I would definitely read more from this author.


3) The Craving Z. Allora
Gay - Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 3, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634779045
ISBN-13: 978-1634779043
Amazon: The Craving Z. Allora

1) Brilliant story. I would have liked for the story to have been longer. So that I could have kept reading about this world and the wonderful characters within. I would definitely recommend it to others to read.
2) Interesting story and one that hooked me from the start. Really liked the premise as well as the characters.


Runner Up:



4) Pandora by Marguerite Labbe


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