About Dale Renton’s Writing


In March of 2019, Dale released a “high-octane, highly entertaining sci-fi novel” called DART.




DART has been well received by critics and reviewers alike and made semi-finalist in Publishers Weekly’s The BookLife Prize 2019 – selected by PW and BookLife critics as one of the best five novels, SF/Fantasy/Horror in this major contest. You can find a listing of the semi-finalists in all five categories in the 2019 The BookLife Prize here.

The first chapter of DART is free to read here.


Cygnus Short List

The 2021 CYGNUS Book Awards for Science Fiction – The Short List – CIBAs 2021

DART has progressed from the CYGNUS Long List to The Short List (down to the last 36 entries in the SF group of categories). This means – another medallion! – and maybe a place in the semi-finals?



DART made Finalist in the 2019 Wishing Shelf Book Awards (Books for Adults – Fiction).


DART received an Honorable Mention award in the 2020 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards (Fiction – Action).





An earlier cover of DART developed by Vila Design:


Dale’s debut Epic Fantasy novel Half Moon was first published in 2011 by Winterbourne Australia. A second edition of Half Moon was released on Amazon KDP in 2019, featuring a detailed map and a list of characters (in response to reader feedback). The cover of Half Moon developed by Vila Design:

The opening chapters of Half Moon are free to read here.

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