The New Mexico Book Co-Op has announced the winners of the 2021 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. There were 1,676 books judged in this year’s awards program, with 68 books selected as winners based on the highest average scores in each category.
Genre winners are listed below. Of the three winners in the Fiction Ebook category two are genre works, the Vardeman novel and the short story collection. The complete roster of winners is here.
FICTION EBOOK (TIE)
- One Will: Three Wives by Edith Tarbescu (Adelaide Books)
- Stunning Stories of Fantasy & Science Fiction by Alethea Eason, E J Randolph, Kris Neri, and Kate Rauner (Borderland Writers Co-op)
- The Dust of Stars by Robert Vardeman (Cenotaph Corp)
- The Shakespeare Incident by Jonathan Miller (Artemesia Publishing)
FICTION OTHER (TIE)
- The Illustrated Fractured Fables by Ralph M Flores (Tome Lane Books)
- The Planting of Bo-Keden by John Kincheloe (Spirit Lines Press)
- Ellen and the Backyard Fairies by L Phillips Carlson (Snowsnake Press)