Press Release for the 2017 Aurora awards winners
For Immediate Release
This year the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA) gave out a special award that is only given out every 10 years. This year’s Best of the Decade is for novels or multi-volume stores that were published between 2001 and 2010. The winner was Robert J. Sawyer’s, Neanderthal Parallax trilogy.
Winners for the Best Novel and Best YA Novel went to: Quantum Night by Robert J. Sawyer, Penguin Canada, and Icarus Down by James Bow, Scholastic Canada. The Best Short Fiction award went to Hayden Trenholm for his story, “Marion’s War” that was published in the Strangers Among Us anthology from Laksa Media. Director Denis Villeneuve won the Best Visual Presentation award for his movie, Arrival.
The Graphic Novel award went to, Angel Catbird, Volume One by Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas and Tamra Bonvillian, Dark Horse Books. Editors Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law’s anthology, Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts from Laksa Media won the Best Related Work award and their cover artist, Samantha M. Beiko, won for Best Artist.
The following is the complete list of winners:
Best of the Decade: The Neanderthal Parallax, Robert J. Sawyer, Tor Books
Best Novel: Quantum Night by Robert J. Sawyer, Penguin Canada
Best YA Novel: Icarus Down by James Bow, Scholastic Canada
Best Short Fiction: “Marion’s War” by Hayden Trenholm, Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts, Laksa Media
Best Graphic Novel: Angel Catbird, Volume One by Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas and Tamra Bonvillian, Dark Horse Books
Best Related Work: Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts edited by Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law, Laksa Media
Best Visual Presentation: Arrival, director, Denis Villeneuve, 21 Laps Ent, FilmNation and Lava Bear
Best Artist: Samantha M. Beiko, cover to Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts
Best Fan Publication: Speculating Canada edited by Derek Newman-Stille
Best Fan Organizational: Randy McCharles, chair, When Words Collide, Calgary
Best Fan Related Work: Derek Newman-Stille, Speculating Canada on Trent Radio 92.7 FM
Please note that no Poem/Song Aurora Award was given out this year due to a lack of eligible nominated works.
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 on September 22nd in Halifax, Nova Scotia in conjunction with Hal-Con 2017. A total of eleven awards were given out.
For a more details about CSFFA, the Auroras or this year’s nominees please go to our website at: www.prixaurorawards.ca. CSFFA memberships are open to all Canadians citizens and permanent residents.
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