Just a quick post for all the CanLit SpecFic/Sci Fi/Fantasy lovers out there, the nominees are out for the Aurora Award. The winners will be announced in October.
My special interests are in the novels, YA, and graphic novels, but there are plenty of other awards given. A huge congrats to all the Edmonton authors on this list, and there are a lot of them. In the categories I’ve posted below, Edmonton is home to Susan McGregor (she’s nominated for two Auroras this year!) and one of my faves, Marty Chan!
For the novels, I gotta say, if I were an author nominated up against Guy Gavriel Kay, I’d be torn between being honoured that my name is in the same list as his and disappointed that I wouldn’t be going home with any awards. Though maybe Kay is like Meryl Streep, they nominate him but still give the awards to other people occasionally, just to be fair?
Anyway, here are the lists of the nominees of special interest to me, but check out the page for the list of all the nominees.
Best English Novel
A Turn of Light by Julie E. Czerneda, DAW Books
Red Planet Blues by Robert J. Sawyer, Penguin Canada
River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay, Viking Canada
The Tattooed Witch by Susan MacGregor, Five Rivers Publishing
Tombstone Blues by Chadwick Ginther, Ravenstone Books
Best English YA (Young Adult) Novel
The Ehrich Weisz Chronicles: Demon Gate by Marty Chan, Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Ink by Amanda Sun, Harlequin Teen
The Lake and the Library by S.M. Beiko, ECW Press
Out of Time by D.G. Laderoute, Five Rivers Publishing
Resolve by Neil Godbout, Bundoran Press
The Rising by Kelley Armstrong, Doubleday Canada
Best English Graphic Novel
Looking for Group by Ryan Sohmer and Lar DeSouza, webcomic
Rock, Paper, Cynic by Peter Chiykowski, webcomic
Weregeek by Alina Pete, webcomic
Wild Game: Sweet Tooth Vol. 6 by Jeff Lemire, Vertigo