CLFA 2019 Book of the Year Shortlist

The finalists for the Conservative-Libertarian Fiction Alliance’s 2019 Book of the Year award have been announced.

Novels of any genre published in the previous calendar year are eligible for the award.

  • Daniel HumphreysNight’s Black Agents
  • David Dubrow et alAppalling Stories 2
  • Jack JulyHatchet
  • Adam Lane SmithMaking Peace
  • Wyatt MyshkinEating and Disorder
  • Jon Del ArrozThe Fight For Rislandia
  • Michael IsenbergThe Thread of Reason
  • Roy GriffisThe Broken Return
  • Paul Piatt – Redcaps Rising
  • Declan FinnHell Spawn
  • Deplora BouleThe Narrative

[Thanks to Jon Del Arroz for the story.]

10 thoughts on “CLFA 2019 Book of the Year Shortlist

  1. @Stuart Hall
    I’m tempted to vote for that one, if they have open voting again this year, if only because the title shows a sliver of self-awareness.

    As for “Night’s Black Agents”, Fritz Leiber would like his title back.

  2. @Cora Buhlert: For what it’s worth, in the Spring of ’78, when I wrote a song which stole its title from a Fritz Leiber story, I called him up and asked him if it was okay. He was fine with it, though a little bemused it wasn’t from a Fahfrd and the Grey Mouser story. I never finished it; next year, Jefferson Starship beat me to “The Girl WIth The Hungry Eyes”.

  3. Or people could click the tag and see File 770’s previous coverage.

    And also, Camestros’ info is a year old. Since then CLFA migrated its closed group to MeWe. Which is why I resorted to asking JDA if he’d send me the list.

  4. Mike Glyer on April 11, 2019 at 7:41 pm said:

    Or people could click the tag and see File 770’s previous coverage.

    And also, Camestros’ info is a year old. Since then CLFA migrated its closed group to MeWe. Which is why I resorted to asking JDA if he’d send me the list.

    I think it is only appropriate that my info on conservatives harks back to an earlier time 😉

  5. @Cora Buhlert

    You can’t steal what’s already been stolen. 😉

    MacBeth, Act 3, Scene 2:

    “Light thickens, and the crow
    Makes wing to th’ rooky wood.
    Good things of day begin to droop and drowse;
    Whiles night’s black agents to their preys do rouse.”

    It’s also been used as the title for a Walter Jon Williams section of a Wild Cards novella and an RPG on top of the Fahfrd story.

    Derivative, sure, but MacBeth flavored the trilogy for me quite a bit and I couldn’t resist. The sequel, “Come, Seeling Night” comes out soon. 😉

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