Saturday, 23 May 2015

Prix Aurora Award Nominees

Congratulations to the 2015 Prix Aurora Award Nominees.  The Aurora is Canada's SF/F award and will be given out at SFContario 6 in November.  I've cut and pasted the information below from their website but added links to the novel titles so you can read the synopses.
Best Novel – English
Echopraxia by Peter Watts, Tor Books
The Future Falls
 by Tanya Huff, DAW Books
My Real Children by Jo Walton, Tor Books
A Play of Shadow by Julie E. Czerneda, DAW Books
The Peripheral by William Gibson, Penguin Books
Best Young Adult Novel – English
Lockstep by Karl Schroeder, Tor Books
Rain by Amanda Sun, Harlequin TEEN
Out of This World by Charles de Lint, Razorbill Canada
The Voices in Between by Charlene Challenger, Tightrope Books
Mabel the Lovelorn Dwarf by Sherry Peters, Dwarvenamazon
Twist of the Blade by Edward Willett, Coteau Books
Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong, Doubleday Canada
 Best Short Fiction – English
Crimson Sky” by Eric Choi, Analog, July/August
Jelly and the D-Machine” by Suzanne ChurchElements: A Collection of Speculative Fiction, EDGE
Mecha-Jesus” by Derwin Mak, Wrestling With Gods: Tesseracts Eighteen, EDGE
No Sweeter Art” by Tony Pi, Beneath Ceaseless Skies #155, September 4, 2014
Soul-Hungry” by Suzanne ChurchElements: A Collection of Speculative Fiction, EDGE
 Best Poem/Song – English
A Hex, With Bees” by Tony Pi, Wrestling With Gods: Tesseracts Eighteen, EDGE
Aversions” by Helen Marshall, Goblin Fruit, October
The Machine” by David Clink, Wrestling With Gods: Tesseracts Eighteen, EDGE
The New Ways” by Amal el-Mohtar, Uncanny Magazine, November
The Perfect Library” by David Clink, If the World were to Stop Spinning (Chapbook)
 Best Graphic Novel – English
Trillium by Jeff Lemire, DC Comics-Vertigo
It Never Rains by Kari Maaren, Webcomic
Cassie & Tonk by Justin Currie and GMB Chomichuk, Chasing Artwork
Treadwell by Dominic Bercier, Mirror Comics
Raygun Gothic Vol. 2 by GMB Chomichuk, Alchemical Press
 Best Related Work – English
Best Artist
James Beveridge, cover for Tantamount and Out DwellerErik Mohr, cover for The Door in the Mountain and ChiZine Publications
Derek Newman-Stille, cover for Elephants and OmnibusesDan O’Driscoll, covers for Bundoran Press and On Specmagazine
Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk Steve Fahnestalk, “Walking on the Moon”, cover for On Spec, No. 95 (Vol. 25 No. 4)
Best Fan Publication
Broken Toys edited by Taral Wayne
Ecdysis edited by Jonathan Crowe
Pubnites & Other Events edited by Yvonne Penney
Space Cadet edited by R. Graeme Cameron
Speculating Canada edited by Derek Newman-Stille
Best Fan Music
Brooke Abbey, Weirdness from 2014, Bandcamp
Debs & Errol (Deborah Linden and Errol Elumir), OVFF Concert (Ohio Valley Filk Fest)
Copy Red Leader, Crossing the Streams CD, The Pond Studio
Kari Maaren, YouTube Channel
Stone Dragons, Dream of Flying CD, Stone Dragon Studios
Best Fan Organizational
Sandra Kasturi, Chair, Chiaroscuro Reading Series: Toronto
Derek Künsken, Farrell McGovern, Caycee Price and Elizabeth Buchan-KimmerlyExecutive, Can*Con 2014, Ottawa
Randy McCharles, Chair, When Words Collide, Calgary
Matt Moore, Marie Bilodeau and Nicole Lavigne, Co-chairs, Chiaroscuro Reading Series: Ottawa
Alana Otis-Wood and Paul Roberts, Co-chairs, Ad Astra
Convention, Toronto
Best Fan Related Work
Steve Fahnestalk, weekly column in Amazing Stories Magazine
Richard Graeme Cameron, weekly column in Amazing Stories Magazine
Kevin B. Madison, Thunder Road Trip
Derek Newman-Stille, Speculating, Canada on Trent Radio 92.7 FM
Lloyd Penney, fan writing for fanzines and e-zines

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