Lon Varnadore keeps the 2020 Irwin Award for the Best Science-Fiction Series in California


The Junker Blues Series Honored by The Book Publicists of Southern California


For Immediate Release:

Long Beach, California – Long Beach resident and acclaimed author Lon Varnadore is the winner of the 2020 Irwin Award for the Best Science-Fiction Series for his Junker Blues Series. The announcement was made during the 26th Annual Book Publicists of Southern California Awards, a virtual event held December 9th, 2020.

The Book Publicists of Southern California (BPSC) award was introduced in 1995 and is named after Irwin Zucker, a legend in the book publicity and promotions industry, and founder of the BPSC. It considers books of various genres.

Author Lon Varnadore says,  “I am thrilled and honored to receive the 2020 Irwin Award for the Best Science-Fiction Series. I’ve always been a fan of science fiction, and getting recognition in the genre I adore makes it even more special. I’d like to thank Irwin Zucker and the competition judges for making me this honor and congratulate the other winners.”

The Junker Blues Series is a space opera set against the background of stunningly detailed universes and built around gruff heroes. In Mars, the first book in the series, Marcus Redding, a bold “junkologist”, is forced to flee trouble and flies straight into the crosshairs of the Martian Defense Force’s artillery. Crashing hard on the sandstorm-ravaged Red Planet, Marcus fights for survival alongside the mind-penetrating co-pilot he’s still not sure he can trust. In the second book, The Belt, Marcus is challenged to use his skills and intuition to navigate not only space, but also threats posed by new acquaintances and old friends.

The Junker Blues Series is available on Amazon in digital, audio, and paperback.


About Lon Varnadore:

Lon Varnadore has been dreaming up stories since he was young, but never thought to put pen to paper until one day he was given a writing prompt about two aliens appearing before him. He started to write about going on thrilling space adventurers and has never stopped going on them in his head.

Lon has been a self-published author since 2015 with the sci-fi noir, Mostly Human. He is currently working on more books in his award-winning space opera series, Junker Blues, a sword-and-planet series called the Known World Series, and additional 4Pollack novels.