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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.
*An asterisk denotes a creator's preferred work, when a creator has more than one work eligible in a given category -- the one they'd like to see nominated, or the one they recommend you read if you're only going to read one of their works.  For more information about the asterisk designation, see here.


List as:
Last name, First name. Name of work (Publisher/URL) Date.
or
Last name, First Name. “Name of short story”. Name of Anthology. eds. Editor's Name(s). (Publisher/URL) Date. 
 

Novels
(In the Aurora, Hugo and Nebula rules, a novel is defined as more than 40,000 words. Single-author collections are eligible for the Aurora under the Related Works category but not for the Hugo or the Nebula.)

Bilodeau, Marie. Destiny's Fall (Dragon Moon Press), April 2012.

Kress, Adrienne. The Friday Society. (Dial). December 2012.

Munteanu, Nina. Inner Diverse (Starfire), December 2012.

*Munteanu, Nina. The Last Summoner (Starfire), July 2012.

Sawyer, Robert J. Triggers (Penguin), April 2012.

Stanton, Steve. The Bloodlight Chronicles: Redemption (ECW Press), October 2012.

Williams, Lynda, Healer's Sword. (Edge) . September 2012
 

Novellas
(Between 17,500 and 40,000 words in the Hugo and Nebula rules; the Auroras consider novellas, novelettes, and short stories to all be "short form" works)
 

Frey, J.M. The Dark Side of the Glass (Double Dragon Publishing). June 2012
 

Novelettes
(between 7,500 and 17,500 words in the Hugo and Nebula rules; the Auroras consider novellas, novelettes, and short stories to all be "short form" works)

 

Frey, J.M. "Maddening Science" When The Villain Comes Home. ed. Ed Greenwood and Gabrielle Harbowy. (Dragon Moon Press) August 2012.

Janz, Kristin. "Clear Skies in Pixieland". Nine: A Journal of Imaginative Fiction. April 2012.
 
Künsken, Derek. "The Way of the Needle" Asimov's Magazine, March, 2012
 

*Marshall, Helen. “Sanditon”. Hair Side, Flesh Side.  (ChiZine Publications) Nov 2012. 

Short Stories

(fewer than 7,500 words in the Hugo and Nebula rules; the Auroras consider novellas, novelettes, and short stories to all be "short form" works)

* Bilodeau, Marie "Happily Ever After" When the Villain Comes Home, July 2012

Bilodeau, Marie "The Buried Moon" Ride the Moon, February 2012

Brown, Leslie "Mesa at the Edge of the World" On Spec Fall 2012

Clark, Nancy Kay “Four-Months Hard Sweeping” Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine 21.

Dave Duncan “The Son of Abish” Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine 22.

Donoghue, Michael “It's Not You It's Me” Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine 21.

*Durham, Bruce "Colony" Rogues in Hell. ed. Janet Morris (Perseid Publishing) July 2012

Durham, Bruce "The Saglek Incident" Sha'Daa: Pawns. ed. Michael H. Hanson (Perseid Publishing) Oct. 2012

Durham, Bruce "Witiko" Bigfoot Terror Tales Vol. 1. ed. Eric S. Brown, A.P. Fuchs (Coscom Entertainment) Nov. 2012

Holbrow, Dan “Nocta” Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine 22.

Johanson, Karl “The Airlock Scene” Here be Monsters: 7

Johanson, Karl “Frats & Cheers” On Spec #90.

Kaldon , Dr. Philip Edward “The Once and Future Tomato” Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine 21.

Kennedy, J.Y.T. "Fingernails". Dance Macabre. ed. Nancy Kilpatrick. (EDGE www.edgewebsite.com) Oct 2012.

Knowles, Brent. "Foolish Wishes, Fairy Kisses" NewMyths.com December 2012

Knowles, Brent. "Nikki 2.3" The Journal Of Unlikely Entomology August 2012

Knowles, Brent. "Onion Farmer" Aoife’s Kiss September 2012

Knowles, Brent. "Proof in the Pudding" Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, Flush Fiction April 2012.

Knowles, Brent. "Stone Eater" Abyss and Apex April 2012.

Knowles, Brent. "Summer Lover" Shroud Magazine #12 Summer 2012.

Knowles, Brent. "Touch the Dead" On Spec Magazine #87 Winter 2011/2012.

* Künsken, Derek. "Long Leap" On Spec, Spring, 2012.

Künsken, Derek. "The Parable of the Clown" Blood and Water, Ed. Hayden Trenholm, August, 2012.

Marlowe, Paul. "Alpha and Omega" Something Wicked Anthology Vol. 1 (Inkless Media Publishing) September 2012.

* Marshall, Helen. "Blessed."  Hair Side, Flesh Side.  (ChiZine Publications) Nov 2012. 

Marshall, Helen. “Book of Judgement”. Hair Side, Flesh Side.  (ChiZine Publications) Nov 2012. 

Moore, Matt. "That Which Does Not Kill You" Fear The Abyss (Post Mortem Press), November 2012.

Moore, Matt. "The Pack" AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, November 2012.

Moore, Matt. "In the Shadow of Scythe" Leading Edge Magazine, Issue #62, August 2012.

Moore, Matt. "They Told Me to Shuffle Off This Mortal, Infinite Loop" Title Goes Here, Issue #12, July 2012.
 
Moore, Matt. "Delta Pi" Torn Realities (Post Mortem Press) April 2012
 
Moore, Matt. "But It’s Not The End" Undead Tales 2 (Rymfire Books) April 2012
 
(*)Onia, Al. "Knights Exemplar" OnSpec #90 (Copper Pig) Fall 2012
 
Onia, Al. "Turn of the Glass" Body-Smith 401 (Stone Thread) Sept. 2012
 
Onia, Al. "Day's End at the Three Eels" Heroic Fantasy Quarterly #14 (HFQ) Oct. 2012
 
Onia, Al. "The Millenium Bug" Speculative Edge #5 (Spec Edge) Dec. 2012
 
Onia, Al. "Magic Tape" eFantasy Dec/12 (eFiction) Dec. 2012

Smith, Douglas. "The Walker of the Shifting Borderland," OnSpecNov 2012, #90, volume 24 no.3;

Stanton, Steve. "Saturday Night in Saskatchewan" Perihelion Science Fiction, October 2012.

Trudel, Jean-Louis. "Watching over the Human Garden", Blood and Water, Ed. Hayden Trenholm, August, 2012.

​​Best Graphic Novel/Graphic Story/Webcomic

(Aurora description: Graphic novel, single issue of a serial or an on-line comic.

Hugo description: A science fiction or fantasy story told in graphic form, such as a comic book, graphic novel, or webcomic.)

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Poetry and Song Lyrics
(In the Aurora, this category includes poems or songs first published or performed in the calendar year in question)

*Clink, Carolyn. "Zombie Poet" Tesseracts 16, Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, 2012.

Clink, Carolyn. "Zombie Descartes Writes a Personal Ad" Tesseracts 16, Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, 2012.

Clink, Carolyn. "Untitled Tanka #1: Gaudi can't sculpt" Gusts: Contemporary Tanka, Spring/Summer 2012.

Clink, Carolyn. "Untitled Tanka #2: Look at that sunset" Gusts: Contemporary Tanka, Fall/Winter 2012.

Clink, David, "A sea monster tells his story," The Literary Review of Canada, July/August 2012.

Clink, David, "Anatomy," Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, November 2012)

Clink, David, "Bigfoot Romance," Eeriecon Chapbook #12 (Buffalo Fantasy League, in collaboration with W. Paul Ganley: Publisher, April 2012)

*Clink, David, "Carpenter Road," Poet to poet: poems written to poets and the stories that inspired them (Guernica Editions Inc., Fall 2012)

Clink, David, "If the world were to stop spinning," Existere: Journal of Arts and Literature, Spring/Summer 2012)

Clink, David, “Jetpack to Work,” Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, November 2012)

Clink, David, “Murder Moves In; Death Comes to Tea,” Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, November 2012)

Clink, David, “My Teenage Ångström Poem,” Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound (Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy Publishing, September 2012)

Clink, David, “Ossuary,” The Toronto Quarterly, Issue #9, Summer 2012)

Clink, David, “Plaque,” Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, November 2012)

Clink, David, "Sixteen Colours," Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound (Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy Publishing, September 2012)

Clink, David, "Table 9,” Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, November 2012)

Clink, David, “The Undead,” Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, November 2012)

Clink, David, “There are Kangaroos in the Outfield,” Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, November 2012)

Clink, David, “Upon Finding a Letter Lost in Antiquity,” Existere: Journal of Arts and Literature, Spring/Summer 2012)

Clink, David, “What an Alien Wants,” Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, November 2012)

Clink, David, “White teeth,” Chizine, Spring 2012)

Clink, David, “Zombies Gone Wild,” Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, November 2012)

Kasturi, Sandra, "The Bloody Chamber," Come Late to the Love of Birds (Tightrope Books, November 2012)

Kasturi, Sandra, "The Evolution of Birds," Come Late to the Love of Birds (Tightrope Books, November 2012)

Kasturi, Sandra, "The Moon," Come Late to the Love of Birds (Tightrope Books, November 2012)

Kasturi, Sandra, "The Movement of Men and Gods," Come Late to the Love of Birds (Tightrope Books, November 2012)

Kasturi, Sandra, "In the Mythic Wood," Abyss & Apex, July 2012

Kasturi, Sandra, "Mathom Measures," Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound (Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy Publishing, September 2012)

Kasturi, Sandra, "Microfiche, or, The Indexing of History," Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound (Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy Publishing, September 2012)

Kasturi, Sandra, "Origins of Species," Come Late to the Love of Birds (Tightrope Books, November 2012)

*Kasturi, Sandra, "Roc," Come Late to the Love of Birds (Tightrope Books, November 2012)

Kasturi, Sandra, "Speaking Crow," Come Late to the Love of Birds (Tightrope Books, November 2012)

Kasturi, Sandra, "Wishbone," Come Late to the Love of Birds (Tightrope Books, November 2012)

 

Other Works (Including Single-Author Collections and Anthologies)
(The Aurora Awards category "Best Related Work" is defined as "Best Science Fiction or Fantasy literary criticism, book review, critical editions, screenplay, anthology, CD or a single-author collection released as a book." The Hugos have a category for "Best Related Book," defined as "Any work whose subject is related to the field of science fiction, fantasy, or fandom, appearing for the first time in book form during the year in question, and which is either non-fiction or, if fictional, is noteworthy primarily for aspects other than the fictional text.")

Frey, J.M. "Whose Doctor?" Doctor Who in Time and Space. (McFarland Books) Ed. Gillian Leitch. Fall 2012

Kasturi, Sandra, Come Late to the Love of Birds (poetry collection, Tightrope Books, November 2012)

Kovacs, Christopher S and MacDonald, Susan M. More Medical Myths and Errors in Science Fiction and Fantasy. The New York Review of Science Fiction #283, March 2012; p 11-15

Kovacs, Christopher SSuspended in Literature: Patterns and Allusions in The Chronicles of AmberThe New York Review of Science Fiction #287, July 2012; p 1; 8-13

Kovacs, Christopher SFallen books and other subtle clues in Zelazny’s A Night in the Lonesome October [revised]. Lovecraft Ezine #18, October 2012

Marlowe, PaulEther Frolics: Nine Steampunk Tales (Sybertooth) July 2012

Marshall, Helen. Hair Side, Flesh Side. (ChiZine Publications) November 2012.

Trenholm, Hayden. Blood and Water (Bundoran Press) August 2012

 

Artistic Achievement
(The Aurora definition of the Artistic Achievement category: For a work or body of work produced by a Canadian artist within the calendar year in question.)
 

Gurgu, Costi. Cover art for Inner Diverse (Starfire) by Nina Munteanu

Fan Publication
(Fanzine or fan newsletter, blog or publication either in print or by electronic means, whose content significantly relates to science fiction and fantasy, published by a Canadian at least once during the year)
 
Newman-Stille, Derek. Speculating Canada blog.

Fan Filk
(Activities by a Canadian filker in areas such as album, song-writing, performance or sound engineering. Filk is fan music based on science fiction or fantasy)

Fan Organizational
(Contributions to Canadian Science Fiction or Fantasy clubs, conventions or other organized activities.)

Gurudata, Andrew, for organizing the Constellation Awards

*Kasturi, Sandra & Marshall, Laura, for chairing the Toronto SpecFic Colloquium 2012

Kasturi, Sandra; Marshall, Helen; Bambury, James, for the Chiaroscuro Reading Series (runs once a month)

Halasz, Peter, for Chairing World Fantasy Convention 2012

McCharles, Randy, for chairing When Words Collide 2012

Fan Other
(Activity in the area of Science Fiction or Fantasy not encompassed by the previous three categories in areas such as:  presentations, performances, APAS or fan-writing)
 

 

Potential John W. Campbell Award Nominees
(presented at the World Science Fiction Convention; for writers whose first professional publications were in the preceding two years.) 


J.M. Frey

Helen Marshall