I'm thrilled to announce that A Light in the Dark is a 2018 Nebula finalist for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy! This award is voted on by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), and I'm so humbled to be acknowledged by my peers with this honor.
You can read about the other Nebula finalists in this press release: https://nebulas.sfwa.org/2018-nebula-finalists-announced/
This is only the second time a self-published or indie novel has ever been a Nebula finalist, so this is an especially special experience. I'm excited to be able to represent indie authors in this way, and I hope it will bring positive visibility to books produced through non-traditional publishing channels.
A Light in the Dark is the second book in the Dark Stars trilogy, a series which blends traditional magic systems with high-tech science fiction. The series includes theoretical physical principles behind the apparent "magic", blending the genres in true science-fantasy fashion. The concept of a "reset-able universe" came to me as I thought about the meta experience of someone playing a video game and being able to try again when they got backed into a corner, and I'm pleased that this concept has resonated with readers.
If you haven't yet checked out the Dark Stars series yet or haven't finished reading the trilogy, you can find out where to get caught up here: https://www.amyduboff.com/dark-stars-trilogy
Thank you for reading! I look forward to celebrating this honor with you :-).