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You have arrived at the Canadian SF Works Database, a collaborative storehouse of knowledge about the world of professional Canadian science fiction and fantasy writing, publishing, and art founded June 6, 2007, by Marcel Gagné and Robert J. Sawyer, who continue to administer the site.

Why did we create this? Every year, usually at awards time, a few people scramble madly to assemble lists of the works published in the previous year. These lists help determine works that are eligible for those awards. Sometimes the lists are reasonably complete and accurate, sometimes they aren't, and sometimes they are just plain unavailable thereby leaving your favourite SF story in no-award purgatory. Oh, the humanity! Who knows what to do? Who can help?

You do and you can! Here's how: Register, log in, and help us build a comprehensive list of Canadian science fiction and fantasy fiction and art published each year.

2013 - Publications en Français

Note importante: Une mention sur cette page n'est pas une nomination.  Cette page a pour but de réunir les oeuvres admissibles aux prix décernés en 2014 aux ouvrages publiés en 2013 et elle vise à servir d'aide-mémoire à ceux qui proposent les nominations.  Les administrateurs des prix ont le dernier mot en ce qui concerne la détermination de l'admissibilité ou non d'une oeuvre ou d'un créateur pour un prix.

Aidez nous à compléter cette liste!

2013 - Publications in English

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Being listed here does NOT constitute a nomination for any award; this is merely a database of works eligible for nomination.  Until the official awards administrators release a final voting ballot, no one is a nominee, and ONLY works listed on a final ballot are nominees.

2013 Aurora Award ballot

The 2013 Aurora Award ballot -- honouring works from 2012 -- is now available: http://www.prixaurorawards.ca/2013-aurora-award-ballot/

Congratulations to all the nominees!

2012 Aurora Award winners

(Presented 11 August 2012 at When Words Collide 2, the 2012 Canadian National Science Fiction Convention in Calgary, honouring work done in 2011.)

Best Novel – English – Wonder by Robert J. Sawyer, Penguin Canada

Best Short Fiction – English – “The Needle’s Eye” by Suzanne Church, Chilling Tales: Evil Did I Dwell; Lewd I Did Live, EDGE

Best Poem / Song – English – Skeleton Leaves” by Helen Marshall, Kelp Queen Press

Best Graphic Novel – English – Goblins, webcomic, created by Tarol Hunt

Best Related Work – English – On Spec, published by the Copper Pig Writers’ Society

Best Artist – Dan O’Driscoll

Best Fan Publication –Bourbon and Eggnog by Eileen Bell, Ryan McFadden, Billie Milholland and Randy McCharles, 10th Circle Project

Best Fan Filk – Phil Mills, Body of Song-Writing Work including FAWM and 50/90

Best Fan Organizational –Randy McCharles, founder and chair of When Words Collide (Calgary)

Best Fan Other – Peter Watts, “Reality: The Ultimate Mythology” lecture, Toronto SpecFic Colloquium

Download the Press Release

See the Winners Photo

 

2012 - Publications in English

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Being listed here does NOT constitute a nomination for any award; this is merely a database of works eligible for nomination.  Until the official awards administrators release a final voting ballot, no one is a nominee, and ONLY works listed on a final ballot are nominees.

2012 - Publications en Français

 

Note importante: Une mention sur cette page n'est pas une nomination.  Cette page a pour but de réunir les oeuvres admissibles aux prix décernés en 2013 aux ouvrages de 2012 et elle vise à servir d'aide-mémoire à ceux qui proposent les nominations.  Les administrateurs des prix ont le dernier mot en ce qui concerne la détermination de l'admissibilité ou non d'une oeuvre ou d'un créateur pour un prix.

Aidez nous à compléter cette liste!

2011 Aurora Award Winners

The 2011 Aurora Awards were presented at the 31st annual Canadian National Science Fiction Convention, SFContario 2, in Toronto, on November 20, 2011. The winners were:

  • Best English Novel: Watch by Robert J. Sawyer (Penguin Canada)
  • Best Short Form - English: "The Burden of Fire" by Hayden Trenholm (Neo-Opsis #19)
  • Best Poem/Song: "The ABCs of the End of the World" by Carolyn Clink (A Verdant Green)
  • Best Graphic Novel - English: Goblins by Tarol Hunt
  • Best Related Work - English: The Dragon and the Stars, edited by Derwin Mak and Eric Choi (DAW)
  • Best Artist: Erik Mohr
  • Best Fan Filk: Dave Clement and Tom Jeffers
  • Best Fan Organizational: Helen Marshall and Sandra Kasturi, Toronto SpecFic Colloquium
  • Best Fan Other: John Mansfield and Linda Ross Mansfield, Aurora Award pins

Monica Hughes Award for Canadian Children's / YA SF&F

By far the largest cash prize ever for a Canadian science-fiction and fantasy award -- and one of the largest cash prizes in the world for either genre -- has been endowed by HarperCollins Canada to honour the memory of Monica Hughes.  The Canadian Children's Book Centre will bestow the annual juried Monica Hughes Award.

Here's the press release:

2011 Prix Aurora Award voting is now open

You'll find the final ballot and voting instructions here.

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