In Absence of Fear

In Absence of Fear is a debut novel by Celeste Chaney that examines what it means to be human in a digital age and explores how far we're willing to go in order to feel safe.

IN ABSENCE OF FEAR named a 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Finalist

Foreword Reviews named Celeste Chaney's debut novel, IN ABSENCE OF FEAR, a 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Finalist in two, separate categories: General Fiction and Science Fiction.

Each year, Foreword Reviews shines a light on a select group of indie publishers, university presses, and self-published authors whose work stands out from the crowd. In the next three months, a panel of more than 100 volunteer librarians and booksellers will determine the winners in 63 categories based on their experience with readers and patrons.

“The 2015 INDIEFAB finalist selection process is as inspiring as it is rigorous,” said Victoria Sutherland, publisher of Foreword Reviews. “The strength of this list of finalists is further proof that small, independent publishers are taking their rightful place as the new driving force of the entire publishing industry.”

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"I feel incredibly grateful and honored that In Absence of Fear has received this kind of recognition. Hearing what readers think about the book has been the most rewarding part of the writing process. I'm humbled and appreciative that people are taking a chance on a first-time indie author like myself."

Foreword Reviews will celebrate the winners during a program at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida in June. We will also name the Editor’s Choice Prize 2015 for Fiction, Nonfiction and Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Publisher of the Year Award during the presentation.

About the novel:  In Absence of Fear is the vividly imagined, breathtaking debut novel by Celeste Chaney. Examining themes of technology, privacy, family, love and patriotism, readers and critics regard the novel as the "1984 for the post-Snowden era." Published November 5th, 2015 by Corner Canyon Press, Kirkus Reviews likened it to the work of genre predecessors George Orwell and Philip K. Dick, calling it "a compelling novel to tease readers' paranoia." 

About Foreword: Foreword Magazine, Inc is a media company featuring a Folio:-award-winning quarterly print magazine, Foreword Reviews, and a website devoted to independently published books. In the magazine, they feature reviews of the best 170 new titles from independent publishers, university presses, and noteworthy self-published authors. Their website features daily updates: reviews along with in-depth coverage and analysis of independent publishing from a team of more than 100 reviewers, journalists, and bloggers. The print magazine is available at most Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million newsstands or by subscription. You can also connect with them on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest. They are headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, USA.

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