The 2010 Christy Awards were announced over the weekend. I’m proud to say that three of the recipients were reviewed here at the Christian Fantasy Review, all of them part of the Christian Science Fiction/Fantasy Blog Tour. I found all three to be outstanding works.
- Lost Mission by Athol Dickson – Howard Books: a Division of Simon & Schuster
VISIONARY (meaning speculative fiction)
- By Darkness Hid by Jill Williamson – Marcher Lord Press
- North! Or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson – WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group
There were six other categories in the Christy awards, ranging from contemporary romance to historical.
Notice that the winners were in two other categories besides “visionary.” These two books, Dickson’s and Peterson’s, are winners in their “other” genres: suspense and young adult. Way to go, writers! Maybe the heart of the market is softening toward science fiction and fantasy, told from a Christian worldview. I sure hope so.
The Christy Awards are a way for the industry to recognize outstanding fiction sold in the Christian marketplace. They are named for Catherine Marshall’s beloved novel Christy.
Source: Rebecca Luella Miller