Assent Publishing’s Farther Books imprint is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2014 STELLAR SCI-FI Contest. We travelled through worlds throughout the galaxy and enjoyed every minute of the ride. Along the way we encountered worlds beyond earthly description, technologies that awe, and brave characters that overcame seemingly insurmountable circumstances. Against still talent competition, two tales rose to the surface as we chose the winners of the Farther Books Stellar Sci-Fi contest.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Our GRAND PRIZE WINNER is author Bette Golden Lamb with her deliciously disturbing dive into a dark dystopia fraught with medical mayhem in Rx Deferred. The Corporate-Government wars of 2020 have resulted in a Corporit dictatorship. Its legacy? Escalating climate change, limited food supplies, and clean air only for the elite.
Bette Golden Lamb is an RN, three-dimensional artist, and writer. She claims to need all of these disciplines to stay out of trouble. Her art works have appeared in numerous national shows and are mostly held in private collections. She lives with her husband, J.J., in Northern California, but was raised in the Bronx, which is probably why she likes to write dark and gritty novels. The third of the Gina Mazzio RN medical thriller series, Bone Pit, was recently released. The series, plus two other novels, were written with J. J.
Our FINALIST is author Revelly Robinson with another peek into the future that is both beautiful and ominous at the same time in Pangaea where The Pangaea Corporation controls what Chantel Wild buys, where she shops, and where she works. How long before it also controls what she thinks?
Revelly Robinson was born in Perth, Western Australia and has lived in various other cities in Australia as well as briefly in China and Afghanistan. She has been a practicing lawyer for nearly a decade and is currently taking a break from the profession to undertake postgraduate studies in law. Revelly has been a long time arts reviewer and online opinion writer for various websites, such as ArtsHub and Online Opinion. She has written a number of plays performed by the community theatre company Theatre 451 and published on the Off the Wall Plays website. Since 2013, Revelly has been focusing on writing political articles, short fiction and poetry for the independent newspaper The Australia Times and has recently taken up the responsibility of editor for the Theatre magazine. Revelly was the recipient of the Playwrights Encouragement Award at the Sydney Crash Test Drama in June 2013. She was also shortlisted for the Australian Capital Territory Writers Centre’s Young Writers Award in 2013. Revelly has many active interests including mountain biking, kayaking, bush walking, gardening, cooking and travelling. She has an unhealthy addiction to Australian politics and tweets incessantly about random and mundane things. She is also fascinated by innovative technologies and is always excited by developments in renewable energy technology. Revelly currently lives in Canberra with her obedient German Shepherd dog and travels to Sydney and Vanuatu for her studies on a regular basis.
Ms. Lamb and Ms. Robinson have contracted with Assent Publishing and receive all benefits offered including professional editing, professional cover design, print and ebook formatting, distribution, intense marketing training through the Assent Academy, and the unparalleled Assent Publishing commitment to author success.
Congratulations to our winners!
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