Please add works to the wikis in alphabetical order

We sort entries alphabetically by person's last name here; please don't add your new entry at the end (or beginning!) of the wiki, but instead insert it where it would properly go in alphabetical order -- otherwise, someone else (usually me!) has to come along and clean up after you. ;)  Thanks!

-- Robert J. Sawyer, cofounder, Canadian SF Works Database

2010 Active Fans and Their Works

A wiki for listing works and people eligible for nomination for the Fan categories of the Aurora Awards.

User Profiles and Statuses

Some of you have expressed an interest in adding a bio to your name so that others can discover who you are and what makes you tick. This is in addition to the obvious list of works that appears in the database. To that end, I've added Facebook-like profiles and statuses, though it is in no way linked to nor does it have anything to do with Facebook.

If you click "My account" in your navigation menu to the left, it will take you to your profile page and a place where you can enter a status field of 140 characters (sound familiar?). On first visit, you won't see much here but if you should want to populate that profile, click Edit, the click "User Profile" from the sub menu of tabs that Edit opens up. I'll pretend that you can figure it out from there. :-)  You can also click on "Latest Status Updates" to see other members' er, uhm, status updates. Enjoy! -- Marcel

Being listed here does NOT constitute an award nomination

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.

If you have multiple eligible works, you may mark your preferred one with an asterisk

Attention creators:  If you have multiple works eligible in a single awards category, you may, if you wish, place an asterisk after a single work, if that's the one you personally would most like to see nominated (or simply wish to direct readers' attention to, as the work of yours to read if they're only going to read one).

Of course, nominators should only nominate works they are actually familiar with, but with several novelists having more than one book out this past year, and many of the poets having multiple poems, those with multiple eligible works in a category might end up with their support split amongst the various works, and none of them ending up with enough nominations to make the final ballot.

To add an asterisk to one of your works, log in, then go here for the 2010 English wiki and here for the 2010 French wiki, and simply type a blank space and an asterisk after the entry for the work you want to draw attention to.  Please only do this if you are the actual creator of the work, and please only do this if you have at least two eligible works in a given category.

For the Auroras, there is one short fiction category regardless of story length, so if you have multiple short works in any of the novella, novelette, or short-story categories, you may choose to mark one work in any one of those categories for consideration.

We're instituting this to increase the fairness of the process, and also to encourage people to list all of their eligible works here, so that the Canadian SF Works Database will be a comprehensive record of everything produced in a given year, without fear that providing a complete listing will lessen one's chances at a nomination.

SFContario is 2011 CanVention

SFContario 2, to be held November 18-20, 2011, in downtown Toronto, is the 2011 Canadian National Science Fiction Convention ("CanVention"), where the Aurora Awards will be presented.  See their website for details.

Peter Watts wins Hugo Award!

Dr. Peter Watts of Toronto won this year's Hugo Award for Best Novelette, for "The Island" published in The New Space Opera 2. The Hugo winners were announced Sunday, September 5, 2010, at the World Science Fiction Convention in Melbourne, Australia. The full list of winners is here. Congratulations, Peter!

"Laurent McAllister" nominated for Prix Rosny

Yves Meynard and Jean-Louis Trudel, writing under their collaborative pseudonym of "Laurent McAllister," have been nominated for France's Prix Rosny for Best Novel of the Year. Their nominee is Suprématie, which earlier this year took the Prix Aurora for French novel. The full list of nominees is here. Félicitations!

Jo Walton wins Mythopoeic Award

Jo Walton, who lives in Montreal, has just won the Mythopoeic Award for Best Adult Literature of the year for her 2009 novel Lifelode, published by NESFA Press. Congratulations, Jo -- the first-ever Canadian winner of a a Mythopoeic Award! The English-language compendium Award-Winning Canadian SF&F has been updated through today, including Jo's win.

Atwood, Doctorow, Sawyer, and Wilson nominated for Campbell Memorial

The John W. Campbell Memorial Award is the principal juried award in the science-fiction field. This year, four Canadians are on the ballot: Margaret Atwood, Cory Doctorow, Robert J. Sawyer, and Robert Charles Wilson. The full list of 2010 nominees is here. The current awards jury consists of: Gregory Benford, Paul Di Filippo, Sheila Finch, James Gunn, Elizabeth Anne Hull, Paul Kincaid, Christopher McKitterick, Pamela Sargent, and T.A. Shippey.


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