The Self-Published Science Fiction Competition has just finished for another year. And, the winners are in! The competition saw sci-fi bloggers and reviewers the world over rank the very best self-published science fiction novels out there right now. Kind of like the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off championed by Mark Lawrence, this beauty has been pushed by self-publishing legend Hugh Howey of Silo Series Fame. So, without further ado, here are you 2022/23 SPSFC Winners…
SPSFC WINNERS – 1st Place
Winner winner chicken dinner goes to The Last Gifts of the Universe by Rory August. Here’s a little teaser: When the Home worlds finally achieved the technology to venture out into the stars, they found a graveyard of dead civilizations, a sea of lifeless gray planets and their ruins. What befell them is unknown. All Home knows is that they are the last civilization left in the universe, and whatever came for the others will come for them next. Get your copy here.
SPSFC WINNERS – 2nd Place
A solid runner up for the SPSFC Winners goes to Those Left Behind by N.C. Scrimgeour. The people of New Pallas are facing an imminent deadline. Alvera Renata, an unwavering captain, is acutely aware of this as she ventures beyond the celestial realm with her select crew. Their mission is simple yet profound: to discover a fresh home planet for humankind. Get your copy here.
SPSFC WINNERS – 3rd Place
Top three for the SPSFC Winners is rounded out with Aestus, Book 1: The City, by S.Z. Attwell. When Jossey was just ten years old, the creatures from aboveground cruelly snatched away her brother, leaving her for dead with scars that would forever mar her. Now she stands as a triumphant solar engineer, dedicating herself to the uninterrupted power supply of her underground city. Yet, despite her success, she remains haunted by the trauma she endured. As they uncover bones near the very place where Jossey’s brother vanished, her fear is surpassed by an unyielding resolve to uncover the truth. Get your copy here.
Best Book Cover
The other cracking prize for this event is the best book cover competition. Not just a pretty image, the reviews on this one are rock solid too. Find it here.
To read the full rankings head to the SPSFC Website.