Gardner wins Sturgeon, Doctorow ties for Campbell Memorial

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SF book by Michèle Laframboise nominated for Trillium Award

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Tanya Huff on the Globe and Mail bestsellers' list

Way to go, Tanya! Details are here.

Sawyer wins Audie, Gardner nominated for Sturgeon

On Friday, May 29, Robert J. Sawyer's Calculating God won the Audible Publishers Associaton's Audie Award for Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Audiobook of 2009. Details are here. James Alan Gardner's Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated "The Ray-Gun: A Love Story" has now also been nominated for The Theodore Sturegon Memorial Award. Details are here.

Aurora Award finalists announced

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Nebula ballot revised; James Alan Gardner added

James Alan Gardner's "The Ray-Gun: A Love Story" was accidentally left off the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America's final ballot for the Nebula Awards released last week; that ballot was corrected today to include Gardner's novelette.

Oppel, Sawyer nominated for Audie Award

The finalists for the 2009 Audie Awards from the Audio Publishers Association -- the top awards in the audiobook industry -- include two Canadians in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Category: Kenneth Oppel and Robert J. Sawyer. The nominees are: Calculating God, by Robert J. Sawyer, Narrated by Jonathan Davis, Audible, Inc. Childhood's End, by Arthur C. Clarke, Narrated by Eric Michael Summerer, Audible, Inc. Ghost Radio, by Leopoldo Gout, Narrated by Pedro Pascal, HarperAudio Skybreaker, by Kenneth Oppel, Narrated by David Kelly, Full Cast Audio Sunrise Alley, by Catherine Asaro, Narrated by Hillary Huber, Blackstone Audio, Inc. The winner will be announced at the Audies gala on Friday, May 29, 2009, at the New York Historical Society in New York City. UPDATE: The winner was Calculating God, by Robert J. Sawyer, Narrated by Jonathan Davis, Audible, Inc.

Collections are "Long-Form" works under the Aurora rules

Clint Budd points out that single-author collections compete in the Long-Form, rather than the Other Works, category for the Aurora Awards. I've updated the descriptions of the categories in the "2008 - Publications in English" SF Wiki, and moved five collections from the Other Category to the Long-Form category. -- Robert J. Sawyer, co-administrator of the Canadian SF Works Database

Guy Gavriel Kay's YSABEL wins World Fantasy Award

Congrats, Guy! The full list of winners, as announced in November 2008 at the World Fantasy Convention in Calgary, is here.

Aurora-Award winning novel sells to ABC

The power of the Aurora! :) ABC has bought television rights to Robert J. Sawyer's novel Flashforward, winner of the 2000 Aurora Award for Best Long-Form Work in English. They have committed to produce a pilot, which is slated for filming in February 2009; the script has been written by David S. Goyer and Brannon Braga. Goyer will direct, and Sawyer will serve as consultant. More details here in Sawyer's blog (and, from there, you can read the Hollywood Reporter article). (Pictured left to right: David S. Goyer, Robert J. Sawyer, Brannon Braga)

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