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June 4., 2011: Prix Aurora Finalists 2011

The finalists for this year’s Prix Aurora awards, the most important Canadian sf awards, have been announced. The finalists for the professional awards are:


Best English Novel

Black Bottle Man by Craig Russell, Great Plains Publications

Destiny’s Blood by Marie Bilodeau, Dragon Moon Press

Stealing Home by Hayden Trenholm, Bundoran Press

Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay, Viking Canada

Watch by Robert J. Sawyer, Penguin Canada


Best English Short Story

„The Burden of Fire“ by Hayden Trenholm, Neo-Opsis #19

„Destiny Lives in the Tattoo’s Needle“ by Suzanne Church, Tesseracts Fourteen, EDGE

„The Envoy“ by Al Onia, Warrior Wisewoman 3, Norilana Books

„Touch the Sky, They Say“ by Matt Moore, AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, November

„Your Beating Heart“ by M. G. Gillett, Rigor Amortis, Absolute Xpress


Best English Poem / Song

„The ABCs of the End of the World“ by Carolyn Clink, A Verdant Green, The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box

„Let the Night In“ by Sandra Kasturi, Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead, EDGE

„Of the Corn: Kore’s Innocence“ by Colleen Anderson, Witches & Pagans #21

„The Transformed Man“ by Robert J. Sawyer, Tesseracts Fourteen, EDGE

„Waiting for the Harrowing“ by Helen Marshall, ChiZine 45


Best English Graphic Novel

Goblins, Tarol Hunt, goblinscomic.com

Looking For Group, Vol. 3 by Ryan Sohmer and Lar DeSouza

Stargazer, Volume 1 by Von Allan, Von Allan Studio

Tomboy Tara, Emily Ragozzino, tomboytara.com


Best English Related Work

Chimerascope, Douglas Smith (collection), ChiZine Publications

The Dragon and the Stars, edited by Derwin Mak and Eric Choi, DAW

Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead, edited by Nancy Kilpatrick, EDGE

On Spec, edited by Diane Walton, Copper Pig Writers Society

Tesseracts Fourteen, edited by John Robert Colombo and Brett Alexander Savory, EDGE


Best Artist (Professional and Amateur)

Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk, Brekky cover art, On Spec Fall

Erik Mohr, cover art for ChiZine Publications

Christina Molendyk, Girls of Geekdom Calendar for Argent Dawn Photography

Dan O’Driscoll, cover art for Stealing Home

Aaron Paquette, A New Season cover art, On Spec Spring


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