2017 Prix Aurora-Boréal

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.

If you have any questions please contact me at admin@prixaurorawards.ca

Clifford Samuels
Aurora Awards administrator