This year’s Aurora award for Best English Novel went to A Play of Shadow by Julie E. Czerneda published by DAW books.
There was a tie for this year’s Best English Young Adult Novel award. The winners are Lockstep by Karl Schroeder published by Tor books and Out of This World by Charles de Lint published by Razorbill Canada.
Eric Choi won for Best Short Fiction for his story, “Crimson Sky”, published in the July/August issue of Analog magazine. The Best Poem/Song award went to Tony Pi for “A Hex, With Bees”, published in Wrestling With Gods: Tesseracts Eighteen, EDGE.
For 35 years the Aurora awards have been given out for Canadian literary and fan works that members of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA) feel are exceptional. This year the awards ceremony was held in Toronto, Ontario on November 22nd in conjunction with SFContario 6. A total of eleven awards were given out.
The following is the complete list of winners:
Best English Novel: A Play of Shadow by Julie E. Czerneda, DAW Books
Best English YA Novel: TIE:
Lockstep by Karl Schroeder, Tor Books
Out of This World by Charles de Lint, Razorbill Canada
Best English Short Fiction: “Crimson Sky” by Eric Choi, Analog, July/August
Best English Poem/Song: “A Hex, With Bees” by Tony Pi, Wrestling With Gods: Tesseracts Eighteen, EDGE
Best English Graphic Novel: It Never Rains by Kari Maaren, Webcomic
Best English Related Work: On Spec published by the Copper Pig Writers’ Society
Best Artist: Dan O’ Driscoll, covers for Bundoran Press and On Spec magazine
Best Fan Publication: Speculating Canada edited by Derek Newman-Stille
Best Fan Music: Kari Maaren, YouTube Channel
Best Fan Organizational: Sandra Kasturi, Chair, Chiaroscuro Reading Series: Toronto
Best Fan Related Work: Derek Newman-Stille, Speculating, Canada on Trent Radio 92.7 FM
Voting and Nomination numbers are here