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2008 - Publications in English

Long-Form Works (Including novels and single-author short-story collections. In the Hugo and Nebula rules, a novel is defined as more than 40,000 words; no word length is specified in the Aurora rules. Single-author collections are eligible for the Aurora but not for the Hugo or the Nebula.)


Armstrong, Kelley. LIVING WITH THE DEAD. Random House, Oct 2008.

Armstrong, Kelley. PERSONAL DEMON. Random House, March 2008.

Arthurs, Paul. ENFORCEMENT. Plainville Press, September 2008.

Bridgman, Rae. FISH AND SPHINX. Great Plains Publications.

Czerneda, Julie E. RIDERS OF THE STORM. DAW Books

Demeulemeester, Linda. GRIM HILL: The Secret Deepens. Lobster Press, September 2008

DiLouie, CraigThe Great Planet Robbery (Salvo Press), May 2008

Doctorow, Cory. "Little Brother", Tor Books, April 2008

Duncan, Dave. THE ALCHEMIST'S CODE. Ace books, Feb 2008.

Duncan, Dave. ILL MET IN THE ARENA. Tor books, Aug 2008.

Haarsma, Pj. THE SOFTWIRE: BETRAYAL ON ORBIS 2 Candlewick Publisher (Mar 25 2008)

Haller, Roger. GUARDIAN OF THE ONE, Cowboy Logic Press, Summer 2008.

Hubbard, Lee Danielle. Clan of the Dung-Sniffers. EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, April 2008

Huff, Tanya. VALOR'S TRIAL. DAW Books, May 2008.

Johansen, K.V. THE STORYTELLER AND OTHER TALES (collection). Sybertooth

Johansen, K.V. TREASON IN ESWYOrca Book Publishers

Keck,David. IN A TIME OF TREASON. Tor Books, February 2008

Kernaghan, Eileen. WILD TALENT: A NOVEL OF THE SUPERNATURAL. Thistledown Press, September 2008.

McPherson, Jim. Feeling Theocidal - Book One of 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' trilogy, Phantacea Publcations, October 2008

Nayman, Ira. Alternate Reality Ain't What It Used To Be. iUniverse, 2008.

O'Hara, Timothy J. MASTER OF THE LOCK, Black Lion Publishing.

Patton, Fiona. THE GOLDEN TOWER (book 2 in the Warriors of Estavia), DAW. Pflug, Ursula. After The Fires (collection) Tightrope Books, July 2008

Robinson, Spider. VERY HARD CHOICES Baen Books

Salmon, Andrew. THE LIGHT OF MEN Cornerstone Book Publishers


Sawyer, Robert J. IDENTITY THEFT AND OTHER STORIES (collection). Red Deer Press, May 2008

Schroeder, Karl. PIRATE SUN (book 3 of Virga), Tor.

Smith, DouglasIMPOSSIBILIA (collection, PS Publishing); Nov 2008; ISBN 978-1848630000 and 978-1848630017



St.Martin, Rob. SQUIRRELMAN: SINS OF THE PAST VOL.2 - ENDGAME. Sabledrake Enterprises.

St.Martin, Rob. TRUTHSEEKERS: WELCOME TO BLACKRIVER (collection). Sabledrake Enterprises.

Trenholm, Hayden. DEFINING DIANA. Bundoran Press

van Belkom, Edo. WOLF MAN. Tundra Books

Vernon, Steve. GYPSY BLOOD. Five Star Press

Vernon, Steve. WICKED WOODS: GHOST STORIES FROM OLD NEW BRUNSWICK (a collection of 24 tales of ghosts, lake monsters and a cannibal queen). Nimbus, April 2008

Willett, Edward. MARSEGURO. DAW Books

Williams, Lynda. Pretenders (Part 4 in the Okal Rel Saga). EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, September 2008

Wolf, C. June. FINDING CREATURES & OTHER STORIES (collection). Wattle and Daub Books.

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)


Bowlsby, Craig. "Horth in Killing Reach.", Absolute XPress

Johanson, Paula. TOWER IN THE CROOKED WOODBundoran Press

Sellar, Gord. "Wonjjang and the Madman of Pyongyang." Tesseracts Twelve, edited by Claude Lalumière, EDGE

Skeet, Michael & Jill Snider Lum. "Beneath the Skin." Tesseracts Twelve, edited by Claude Lalumière, EDGE

Vernon, Steve. PLAGUE MONKEY SPAM. Bad Moon Books

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)


Chen, E.L.. "The Story of the Woman and Her Dog." Tesseracts Twelve, edited by Claude Lalumière

Gardner, James Alan. "The Ray-Gun: A Love Story." Asimov's Science Fiction, February 2008

Lalumière, Claude. "Destroyer of Worlds." Electric Velocipede #15/16, Winter 2008

Ashby, Madeline "Boyfriend" Worldchanging Canada (website) December 2008

McCharles, Randy. "Ringing the Changes in Okotoks, Alberta." Tesseracts Twelve, edited by Claude Lalumière

Murphy, Derryl. "Ancients of the Earth." Tesseracts Twelve, edited by Claude Lalumière

Nickle, David. "Wylde's Kingdom." Tesseracts Twelve, edited by Claude Lalumière

Schroeder, Karl "The Hero", Eclipse Two, Jonathon Strahan, editor, Night Shade Books, December 2008

Salmon, Andrew "Secret Agent X and the Icarus Terror" Cornerstone Books

Sellar, Gord. "Lester Young and the Jupiter's Moons' Blues." Asimov's Science Fiction, July 2008

Seybold, Grace. "Intersections." Tesseracts Twelve, edited by Claude Lalumière

Smith, Douglas"Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase, by van Gogh.” Impossibilia (collection, PS Publishing); Nov 2008; ISBN 978-1848630000 and 978-1848630017

Smith, Douglas. “Going Down to Lucky Town.” Impossibilia (collection, PS Publishing); Nov 2008; ISBN 978-1848630000 and 978-1848630017

Smith, Douglas"Doorways." Postscripts #17<, Dec 2008; ISBN 978-1848630185 and 978-1848630178

Vernon, Steve. NOTHING TO LOSE - three dark superhero stories. Burning Effigy Press

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)


Anderson, Colleen. "Amuse-Bouche." Shroud Magazine #2, edited by Timothy Deal, July 2008

Anderson, Colleen. "The First Taste." Dreams and Nightmares #79, edited by David Kopaska-Merkel, January 2008

Anderson, Colleen. "Ice Queen." Warrior Wisewoman, (Norilana Books) edited by Roby James, June 2008

Anderson, Colleen. "Janukurpara." Mammoth Book of the Kama Sutra (Robinson), edited by Maxim Jakubowski, August 2008

Anderson, Colleen. "The Trials of Lemons." Chizine #37, edited by Sandra Kasturi, July 2008

Ashby, Madeline, "Fitting a New Suit", FLURB #6, Edited by Rudy Rucker

Ashby, Madeline, "βoyfriend", World Changing, December 2008, edited by Alex Steffen

Atwood, Peter. "All In," Weird Tales, May-June issue, 2008

Barton, Andrew. "The Platinum Desolation." Return to Luna, edited by Eric T. Reynolds, December 2008

Bernard, Marion "Enduring Childhood" short story (1,500 words). Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine Issue 14

Bernard, Marion. "Jakkar's Servant" On Spec #72, Spring 2008

Bobet, Leah. "Bell, Book, and Candle." Clockwork Phoenix, edited by Mike Allen, July 2008

Bobet, Leah. "Kimberley Ann Duray is Not Afraid." Strange Horizons, week of September 29, 2008.

Bobet Leah. "The Pack Rat's Manifesto" On Spec #72, Spring 2008

Bosma, Brian. "With Ray Guns Poised" On Spec #74, Fall 2008

Brown, Kell. "Reading, Writing, Plagues." Misspelled, edited by Julie E. Czerneda, April 2008 Calamai, Peter "The Strange Affair of the Steamship Friesland" (Gaslight Grimoire - EDGE)

Campana, Andrew. "Emily's House" On Spec #74, Fall 2008

Campbell, J. R. "The Entwined" (Gaslight Grimoire - EDGE)

Carreiro, Lisa. "Those Among Us" On Spec #73, Summer 2008

Choo, Mary E. "Killing Daniel". SNAFU June 2008

Church, Suzanne. "Yummy Mutants." Oddlands Magazine #2, April 2008

Church, Suzanne. "Hot Furball on a Cold Morning." Doorways Magazine #6, Summer/Fall 2008

Cockle, Kevin. "The Devil's in the Details" On Spec #73, Summer 2008

Cole, Geoffrey W. "Shaded Streams Run Clearest" Apex Magazine, November, 2008

Doctorow, Cory. "The Things that Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away",, 2009.

Dudgeon. "The Book of New Man." Satirica: An Anthology of Satirical Speculative Fiction, edited by Dudgeon, Summer 2008.

Dudgeon. "The Pembina Valley Mushroom Massacre." Satirica: An Anthology of Satirical Speculative Fiction, edited by Dudgeon, Summer 2008.

Fabrikantov, Yuri. "The Finale" On Spec #74, Fall 2008

Forest, Susan J. "Back." Analog Science Fiction and Fact, June 2008

Gorman, Jeremy "Biology 1000: That’s Life" Poem (391 words). Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine Issue 15

Gray, Stephanie. " 'No Entry' Signs and Other Cosmic Mysteries" On Spec #74, Fall 2008

Green, Terence M. "Phil's New Digs." Autocondo, October 2008.

Green, Terence M. "V-Day." The Danforth Review, September 2008

Haller, Roger. "Return to Oz." Satirica: An Anthology of Satirical Speculative Fiction, edited by Dudgeon, Summer 2008.

Haller, Roger. "Visitation." Satirica: An Anthology of Satirical Speculative Fiction, edited by Dudgeon, Summer 2008.

Janz, Kristin, "Veritas Nos Liberabit", Futurismic, June 2008

Johanson, Karl. "PIONeers." Sci Phi Journal, December 2008.

Johnson, Matthew. "Another Country." Asimov's, April-May 2008.

Johnson, Matthew. "Lagos." Asimov's, August 2008, and Expanded Horizons , November 2008.

Keevil, Tyler. "The Masque of the Red Clown" On Spec #72, Spring 2008

Kelly, Michael. "Chelsea Grin." The Second Humdrumming Book of Horror Stories, edited by Ian Alexander Martin September 2008

Kelly, Michael. "Like a Gift From the Ocean." Not One of Us #39, April 2008

Kelly, Michael. "Nervous Goats, Huddling in the Dark." Nossa Morte #2, February 2008

Kelly, Michael. "If You Only Look Down, There Will Never be Stars." Nossa Morte #4, November 2008

Khan, Ahmed A. "Angels", Anotherealm, July 2008.

Khan, Ahmed A. & Ahmad, Muhammad Aurangzeb "A Mosque Among the Stars." (Anthology) 2008 ZC Books

Knowles, Brent. "A Ragman's Vow", On Spec #73, Summer 2008

Kriger, S.R. "Mad Science" On Spec #74, Fall 2008

Künsken, Derek. "Beneath Sunlit Shallows," Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, June, 2008.

Lalumière, Claude. "A Bingo Moose Adventure." Q Write, vol. 10, no. 2, February 2008

Lalumière, Claude"The Cornucopia of Dionysus." Reflection's Edge #39, September 2008

Lalumière, Claude"A Rumbling Deep in the Bowels of the World." Reflection's Edge #38, August 2008

Lalumière, Claude. "The Sea, at Bari." On Spec #72, Spring 2008

Lalumière, Claude"Sexes in the City." Reflection's Edge #34, April 2008

LeMoal, Daniel. "Beach Head" On Spec #73, Summer 2008

Litton, Claire. "Haeland ((1000AD) "On Spec #72, Spring 2008

Livingston, Lesley D. "Trippingly Off the Tongue." Misspelled, edited by Julie E. Czerneda, April 2008

Mackay, Marc. "Eye of Newt." Misspelled, edited by Julie E. Czerneda, April 2008

MacLean-Evans, Leah. "Blank" On Spec #74, Fall 2008

Marlowe, Paul. "The Resident Member." Something Wicked, Issue №7

Mayse, S.W. "Crosscut." Misspelled, edited by Julie E. Czerneda, April 2008

McCartney, Ashlinn. "With Love" On Spec #74, Fall 2008

McCartney, Brittany. "Too Long to Forgive" On Spec #74, Fall 2008

McGreer, Priscilla. "Charlotte's Eyes" On Spec #74, Fall 2008

Norum, Don. "Paddywhackers Come Home" On Spec #74, Fall 2008

Pflug, Ursula. The Things in the Box. Fantasy, August 2008

Geoff, Ryman. "The Film-makers of Mars",, 2008.

Pi, Tony. "Aesop's Last Fable." On Spec #72, Spring 2008

Pi, Tony. "Come Frost, Sun, and Vine." Tales of the Unanticipated #29, Autumn/Winter 2008

Pollard, Kent. "A Perfect Circle." Misspelled, edited by Julie E. Czerneda, April 2008

Rimar, Mike. "Avarice," Darwin's Evolution, A Journal of Speculative Fiction, Vol 01, Issue 01, June 2008

Rimar, Mike. "The Price of Victory," Golden Visions Magazine, Issue 01, January 2008

Rimar, Mike. "Vigilant," Afterburn SF, October 2008

Ripley, Susannah. "Lifeshop" On Spec #74, Fall 2008

Roden, Barbara "The Things That Shall Come Upon Them" (Gaslight Grimoire - EDGE)

Roper, Seannah. "A Cat Named Wellington" On Spec #74, Fall 2008

Routledge, David "Seek You" short story (4,087 words). Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine Issue 14

Sawyer, Robert J. "Apple Will Own Margaret Atwood," The Globe and Mail's Report on Business Magazine, January 2008 (reprinted as "E-Mails from the Future" in Sawyer's collection Identity Theft and Other Stories).

Interzone 219, Dec. 2008.

Sellar, Gord. "Dhuluma No More." Asimov's SF, October/November 2008

Sellar, Gord. "Pahwakhe." Fantasy, 21 January, 2008.

Silvia Moreno-Garcia. "Candles for the Dead." Tales of Moreauvia, May 2008

Silvia Moreno-Garcia. "Enchantment." Reflection's Edge, November 2008

Silvia Moreno-Garcia. "The House That Ate Gothic." Hub, March 2008

Silvia Moreno-Garcia. "Of Fire and Time." Zahir, Fall/Winter 2008

Silvia Moreno-Garcia. "Maquech." Futurismic, July 2008

Silvia Moreno-Garcia. "The Moon is Shattered." Byzarium, February 2008

Silvia Moreno-Garcia. "The River-Hag." Coyote Wild, March 2008

Smith, Peter Andrew. "The Reality of Dreams." Undercurrents:A Cape Breton Anthology of Speculative Fiction. , 2008

Spiess, Kevin. "Kubla Khan." Satirica: An Anthology of Satirical Speculative Fiction, edited by Dudgeon, Summer 2008.

Stanton, Steve. "Trickster." On Spec #72, Spring 2008.

St.Martin, Rob. "The Mysterious Case of Spell Zero." Misspelled, edited by Julie E. Czerneda, April 2008

Totton, Sarah. "Some People's Kids" Shiny #3, January 2008.

Totton, Sarah. "The Stone Man" Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #33, March 2008.

Totton, Sarah. "Eat My Stardust" Dog vs. Sandwich, April 2008.

Totton, Sarah (with Brown, Leslie). "The Amulet of Passages" Ruins: Metropolis, edited by Eric T. Reynolds, May 2008.

Totton, Sarah. "The Rosewater Charlotte" Storyteller Magazine, Summer 2008.

Totton, Sarah. "Jim-Bob Fleasy, Professional Escort" Dog vs. Sandwich, June 2008.

Totton, Sarah. "Meet Me At Lost Ray Lake" Traps, edited by Scott T. Goudsward, November 2008.

Trenholm, Hayden. "Love In its Season" On Spec #73, Summer 2008

Trogen, B.L. "Burning Feathers" On Spec #74, Fall 2008

Wolf, C. June., "These Old Bones", SF Waxes Philosophical, edited by Ahmed Khan, 2008, ZC Books.

Wolf, C. June., "Mr. Cowmeadow's Sky", Storyteller, Vol. 14, Issue 4, Spring 2008.

Wolf, C. June., "Miss Lonelygenes' Secret", A Mosque Among the Stars, edited by Ahmed Khan and Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmed, 2008, ZC Books.

Other Works (A category for the Aurora Awards that includes multi-author anthologies, magazines, critical works, and more; 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.")


Ahmed, Muhammad Aurangzeb and Ahmed A. Khan, A Mosque Among the Stars, ZC Books, 2008.


Appleby, Steven The Captain Star OmnibusSybertooth

Berman, Michael, ed. THE EVERYDAY FANTASTIC: ESSAYS ON SCIENCE FICTION AND HUMAN BEING (essays inspired by the 2005 "Uses of the Science Fiction Genre" conference at Brock University), Cambridge Scholars Publishing, March 2008

Campbell, J.R. & Prepolec, Charles, ed. Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes, Edge Books, October 2008

Czerneda, Julie E., ed. MISSPELLED, DAW, April 2008


Hetherington, Janet. articles, ANIMATION WORLD NETWORK (2008): "Seriously Silly: The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything," "The Wii Workout: Getting Healthy Through Gameplay," "Spider-Man's Spectacular Spin," "Animation Smorgasbord at New York Comic Con," "Animalia and the Art of Talking Animals," "Beyond Comics: Comic-Con International San Diego" (with Dan Bennett), "The Evolution of Spore," "Igor: An Independent Spirit," "Ottawa: The Long and the Short of It" (with Jon Hofferman), "Secret Origins of The Secret Saturdays," "Upwardly Mobile Gaming."

Hetherington, Janet. articles, VFXWORLD (2008): "Virtual Mechanix: All Tricked Out in 3D," "Short Films with Big VFX," "Now Playing: Summer Movie Videogames," "Insights From ADAPT 2008," "VFX That Don't Stand Still."

Khan, Ahmed. SF WAXES PHILOSOPHICAL. ZC Books, 2008.


Lalumière, Claude. Fantastic Fiction (review column for The Montreal Gazette)

Lalumière, ClaudeTesseracts Twelve (anthology) Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing.

Johanson, Karl editor Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine Issue 14 Issue 15

On Spec; the canadian magazine of the fantastic," The Copper Pig Writers' Society.

Pearson, Wendy Gay, Veronica Hollinger and Joan Gordon, eds. QUEER UNIVERSES: SEXUALITIES IN SCIENCE FICTION. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2008. NB. Pearson and Hollinger are both Canadians, as are several of the contributors.

Sellar, Gord. "How Candle Girl and V Took on 2MB." Clarkesworld #25, October 2008. (Article on SF memes and political protest in South Korea.)

Stephens, Lorina. And the Angels Sang. Five Rivers Chapmanry.

Tentchoff, Marcie Lynn Through the Window: A Journey to the Borderlands of Faerie, August 2008 (Poetry Collection of 35 poems, Illustrated), Double-Edged Publishing



Appleby, Steven The Captain Star OmnibusSybertooth

Bridgman, Rae. FISH AND SPHINX. Great Plains Publications. Interior pen-and-ink illustrations


Johanson, Stephanie Ann Body of work for 2008 includes: Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine Issue 14 Cover art and interior illustrations, Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine Issue 15 Cover art and interior illustrations. Art show VCon 33Vancouver BC. Oct, 2008. Art show World Fantasy Con, Calgary AB. Oct 2008.

O'Driscoll, Dan. Cover Illustration for Defining Diana

Sutton, Ronn. FEAR AGENT #22 (June 2008, Dark Horse): "The Good Guys!"; MINUS ONE #1 (2008, Zeros 2 Heroes Media,Vancouver).

Willicome, David. Cover artist for JEMMA7729

Potential John W. Campbell Award Nominees (presented at the World Science Fiction Convention; for writers whose first professional publications were in 2007 or 2008)



Kotowych, Stephen

Pi, Tony

Sellar, Gord