International Book Award for Corr Syl

Corr Syl the Warrior just won the 2014 BIB, an international award for Independent publishers.

BIB Reviews:

“An intriguing story for all ages that both delights and informs.”
-The Jelly Bomb Review-
“Take an adventure with a warrior rabbit who works hard to bring
harmony to his habitat.  A fun read that presents a meaningful
message.” -Best Indie Books-

Other Awards for Corr Syl:

Arizona State Library 2014 OneBookAZ Teen Literature.

Kirkus Star: Awarded to books of exceptional merit.Kirkus Star. “A beautifully written novel that will captivate sci-fi fans of all ages.”  Kirkus reviews (starred review). –June, 2013Kirkus Reviews:    Best Indie Books of 2013.

New Mexico–Arizona Book Awards.–2013

Arizona Authors’ 2013 Published Fiction Literary Awards.

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Five Stars from Readers’ Favorite, 2013Readers' Fav 5-star-large

Amazon:  14 reviews, average 4.14 stars.

Barnes & Noble:  5 reviews, average 5 stars.

The Archdruid Report: The Stories of our Grandchildren

Among those neglected landscapes of the mind, though, the territory that seems most crucial to me involves the role that stories play in shaping our ideas and expectations about the future, and thus our future itself.

Source: thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com

GR:  I have to agree that stories influence expectations and thereby reality.  If you think about it, you might find that your life expectations began with a story or stories you read in your youth.  Greer describes two new EcoSciFi (or CliFi) anthologies filled with stories about the fading dreams and the new future we’ve created.

Climate Fiction: An Interview with Dan Bloom on Cli Fi

  Dan Bloom, a native of Massachusetts and a graduate of Tufts University in Boston where he majored in world literature  has spent the last 40 years working as a journalist and newspaper edit…

See on formerpeople.wordpress.com

GR:  Hmm, I guess CliFi doesn’t have to be SciFi.  The science could be untouched by speculation.  Stories about people in the real world we’ve created could be crime, mystery, romance, whatever.

Advocating Nature Conservation With Fiction

Nature Conservation Novel

A reader of my novel, Corr Syl the Warrior, emailed a review today that I decided to share.  The novel is my first attempt to use fiction to promote nature conservation.  Arizona librarians chose it as Arizona’s 2014 OneBookAZ for teen readers.  You may download the eBook free from www.OneBookAZ.org.

Review of Corr Syl, April 4, 2014

Kirkus Best of 2013“Corr Syl the Warrior by Garry Rogers surprised me. From the book cover and the title I thought I was in for a sci-fi romp through the galaxy. Although that would have been fun I was much more entertained and brought to my senses with a touching story of Corr, a rabbit with super intelligence and his friend Rhya. I felt the communal sense of the animal kingdom from the up close observations of several other animal characters as Corr is introduced. In Garry’s book, what stands out are the feelings his characters evoke through their thoughtful and sapient actions. The environment is at risk here. That message is clear. Corr, with a tender heart, leads his tribe, the Tsaeb, to conquer misguided humans and animals, to defend the earth and its resources, to right wrongs, and as is beautifully and memorably put, “to persist, for like unworthy thoughts, dangerous individuals and species appear from time to time and civilization needs its defenders.”

Janice Shanks, school Librarian