Sunday, September 21, 2008

Flashpoint: Pluto Award Finalist

Alas, Flashpoint, Book one of the Underground didn't win the 2008 Pluto award, but I am still chuffed that it finaled. Congratulations goes to Jana Oliver for her book Virtual Evil.

Read the press release below for more details.

Source: PRLog.Org - Global Press Release Distribution

Jana G. Oliver Wins 2008 Pluto Award

By KitchenSink Entertainment Group
Dated: Sep 02, 2008

Jana G. Oliver's Virtual Evil made the cut to become the winner of the 2008 Pluto Award given out by Yellow30 Sci-Fi Review of Books

RADFORD, VA-Yellow30 Sci-Fi, an online speculative fiction review, is proud to announce the winner of the second annual Pluto Award. This year's award goes to the second book in the Time Rovers Series by Jana G. Oliver. Ms. Oliver's Virtual Evil is a masterfully crafted book about time travel that intertwines a good gothic mystery thread throughout.

Mark Randell, the new editor at Yellow30 Sci-Fi, states the award committee had a hard time this year as the contenders for the award were some of the best books reviewed in the past year. Frank Creed's Flashpoint and Christopher Hopper's The Lion Vrie made the judges job very difficult to say the least.

Ms. Oliver can be proud of the fact that this is the second time she's won the Pluto Award. Perhaps we're seeing the rising of a new star in the science fiction writer's world.

Virtual Evil won an Honorable Mention in the ForeWord Awards for science fiction and tied for the Gold Medal in the Independent Publishers Award for science fiction.


Y30 Sci-fi is a speculative fiction review site that highlights books respectful of Christian values, and their authors. The online journal emphasizes new names in the publishing world, but it also reviews works from established authors.

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cathikin said...

I guess I'm "chuffed" thtat it finaled, too, although I never heard that word before. Is it one of the new slang words in War of Attrition?

In guess I'm going to have to look up Jana G. Oliver s ince I had never heard of her before. But I seriously doubt if I will agree with the judges, no matter how good the book might be.

Anonymous said...

Oh, it is a British-type adjective (meaning happy with life).

Come to think of it, it is important not to confuse it with the verb, noun or interjection forms because they mean /entirely/ different things—and not a mix-up one would want to make in polite society.