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2008 Aurora Award finalists announced

Note: Deadline for paper-mail ballots: postmarked by 7 May 2008.

Best Long-Form Work in English:
As Fate Decrees by Denysé Bridger (EDGE Publishing)
New Moon's Arms by Nalo Hopkinson (Grand Central Publishing)
The Moon Under Her Feet by Derwin Mak (Windstorm Creative)
Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer (Tor/Analog)
Cry Wolf by Edo van Belkom (McClelland & Stewart)

Best Long-Form Work in French:
Alegracia et les Xayiris by Dominic Bellavance (Les Six Brumes)
La-haut sur la Colline by Claude Bolduc (Solaris)
Cimetière du musée by Diane Boudreau (du Phoenix)
Le Parasite by Georges LaFontaine (Guy Saint-Jean)
Arielle Queen by Michel J. Lévesque (Les Intouchables)

Best Short-Form Work in English:
"Falling" by David Clink (On Spec)
"Saturn in G Minor" by Stephen Kotowych (Writers of the Future XXIII)
"Metamorphoses in Amber" by Tony Pi (Abyss & Apex)
"The Dancer at the Red Door" by Douglas Smith (Under Cover of Darkness)
"Like Water in the Desert" by Hayden Trenholm (Challenging Destiny)

Best Short-Form Work in French:
"Le Luthier" by Mathieu Fortin (Solaris)
"Les Lucioles d'Alliante" by Michèle Laframboise (QUAD9)
"L'Ancienne famille" by Michel J. Lévesque (Les Six Brumes)
"Le sang noir" by Michel J. Lévesque (Solaris)
"Sur la plage des Èpaves" by Laurent MacAllister (Solaris)

Best Work in English (Other):
Polaris: A Celebration of Polar Science edited by Julie E. Czerneda (Star Ink)
Under Cover of Darkness edited by Julie E. Czerneda & Jana Paniccia (DAW)
Tesseracts Eleven edited by Cory Doctorow and Holly Phillips (Edge)
Neo-opsis edited by Karl Johanson
On Spec Magazine edited by Diane Walton

Best Work in French (Other):
No nominations.

Artistic Achievement:
Lar deSouza (for On Spec Winter 2000; Parsec Spring/Summer 2007)
Ronn Sutton Elvira (for Mistress of the Dark #165-166)
Stephanie Ann Johanson (for Neo-opsis #11 interior illustrations)
Jean-Pierre Normand
Martin Springett

Fan Achievement (Fanzine):
Dale Spiers for Opuntia

Fan Achievement (Organizational):
Debbie Hodgins (KAG)
Penny Lipman (Masquerades)
Roy Miles (IDIC)
Joan Sherman (IDIC)
Geoffrey Toop (DWIN)

Fan Achievement (Other):
Paul Bobbitt (editor of The Voyageur)
Judith Hayman (filk performances)
Peggy Warner LaLonde (filk performances)
Martin Springett (filk performances)
Larry Stewart (MC)


The KeyCon Canvention page mentions that attendees can vote on-site. Which is correct? Virginia O'Dine

The KeyCon text Virginia is referring to is here. I don't know which is correct, Virginia. Clint Budd, the Aurora Awards administrator, said there would be no on-site voting, and he tells me he was surprised to see the notice to the contrary on the KeyCon website, which also claims there will be on-site voting at an unnamed Montreal con the week prior to KeyCon. Presumably this is Boréal, but there's no mention of voting on Boréal's website. Personally, I'm going to cast a paper ballot by regular mail -- the tried-and-true method -- just to be safe. :) Please remember that the Canadian SF Works Database (which is what you're reading now) is a fan-run wiki-based website founded by Marcel Gagné and Robert J. Sawyer; it is not in any way the official voice of the Auroras or any other award. :)

It's now listed on the official Aurora Award website here.