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.

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Meilleur roman

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:

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.

2011 - 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 aux ouvrages de 2011 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.

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Meilleur roman

2011 - 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.

"Made In Canada" Lives! Sort of.

A few days ago, I was on the site and noticed an old post about Don Bassie's "Made in Canada" site. I myself have a couple of "I am CanadianSF" t-shirts and therefore remember the site fondly every time I see those shirts (they're actually kids' shirts so my sons wear them). But I digress . . .

Noticing the post meant I kept thinking about it and so a couple of days ago, I took it upon myself to see if I could rescue what might still exist of the site. The result is here at madeincanada.canadiansf.com.

Thanks to Don for his pioneering work in documenting Canadian writers, actors, and more. Enjoy the nostalgia trip!

Robert J. Sawyer's WATCH wins Hal Clement Award

Robert J. Sawyer's novel Watch (Penguin Canada) just won the Hal Clement Award for Best Young-Adult Science Fiction Novel of 2010; the award will be presented at this year's World Science Fiction Convention in Reno, Nevada, in August.

The other Canadian nominee was Kathy Reichs for Virals.

The Hal Clement Award -- one of the juried Golden Duck Awards honouring excellence in children's science-fiction -- has been given annually since 1992.

Hal Clement was one of the greatest hard-SF writers of all time.  He was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and was the author of such classics as Mission of Gravity and Needle.  He passed away in 2003.

2011 Prix Aurora Award nominess announced

Professional Awards

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)
(An example of each artist’s work is listed below but they are to be judged on the body of work they have produced in the award year)
Lynne Taylor FahnestalkBrekky cover art, On Spec Fall
Erik Mohr, cover art for ChiZine Publications
Christina MolendykGirls of Geekdom Calendar for Argent Dawn Photography
Dan O’Driscoll, cover art for Stealing Home
Aaron PaquetteA New Season cover art, On Spec Spring

Fan/ Amateur Awards

Best Fan Publications
No award will be given out.  We received insufficient nominations for this category to be eligible.

Best Fan Filk
Dave Clement and Tom Jeffers
of Dandelion Wine for “Face on Mars” CD
Karen Linsley; concert as SFContario Guest of Honour
Phil Mills, for “Time Traveller” (song writing)

Best Fan Organizational
Andrew Gurudata
, organizing the Constellation Awards
Brent M. Jans, chair of Pure Speculation (Edmonton)
Liana Kerzner, chair of Futurecon (Toronto)
Helen Marshall and Sandra Kasturi, chairs of Toronto SpecFic Colloquium (Toronto)
Alex Von Thorn, chair of SFContario (Toronto)

Best Fan Other
Tom Jeffers
, Fundraising, FilKONtario
John and Linda Ross Mansfield, Conception of the Aurora Nominee pins
Lloyd Penney, Articles, columns and letters of comment – fanzines

Mike Glicksohn, R.I.P.

Toronto fan Mike Glicksohn, who won a Hugo Award in 1973 for Best Fanzine, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, March 18, 2011, following a stroke; Mike had been fighting cancer for a long time.  R.I.P., Mike.

(Photo by me of Mike at a party at my home on 15 December 2008)

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