The votes for the first ever Readers’ Choice – Clive Staples Award for Christian Speculative Fiction are in and counted. We have a winner!
Some important pieces of business. Special thanks to each person who voted. Your participation made this award possible!
A few well-meaning folks filled out the survey, indicating in the first question that they had not read any of the books. Because the sole requirement for participation was reading at least one of the nominations, those ballots were discarded.
In addition, a number of ballots marked as a second and/or third choice the same title they marked as a first choice. We counted the first choice but ignored the vote for second and/or third (since it’s not possible to consider a book your second or third choice when you’ve already declared it your first).
Despite the fact that 15 books were nominated, our winning novel claimed over 35 percent of the total number of first place votes. What’s more, the winner finished with over 50 votes more than the second place book.
Taking into consideration selections as the second or third choice, our winner received votes on over 50 percent of the surveys.
Clearly, readers have spoken.
The winner of the 2009 Readers’ Choice – Clive Staples Award for Christian Speculative Fiction is
DragonLight by Donita K. Paul (WaterBrook)
I can’t help but think how fitting it is for Donita’s concluding book in the Dragon Keeper Chronicles to be the first winner of the CSACSF since one of her earlier volumes was the first book featured by CSFF Blog Tour.
Congratulations for this reader recognition, Donita!
*Cross posted at A Christian Worldview of Fiction.