Short Fiction

The following works have been submitted as possibly eligible for a 2018 Prix Aurora Award.To be eligible, the work must have been first published in the 2017 calendar year, whether it came out as a physical book, e-book or as an audio edition.

For more eligibility information see the eligibility page and the awards category page.

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Items in italics have not yet been reviewed for eligibility.
Items struck through have been deleted, usually duplicates.
Items marked with an asterisk * are works that are the authors favourite work


A note about the display order. Normally, literary works with 'A' or 'The' at the beginning are displayed in the order of the second word. However, due to the technical limitations of our website, works are displayed in simple computer-sorted order so such works will be displayed under A or T. Also, works with quotation marks will appear at the end of the list. Sorry about that. We'll try and find a solution for this next year.
This list is sorted alphabetically by Title
TitleAuthorPublisherDate
51-49Glen CadiganBundoran Press (49th Parallels)October 2017
A Catalogue of Sunlight at the End of the WorldA.C. WiseSunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation, Upper Rubber BootAugust 2017
A Ghost Among The MangrovesNaru Dames SundarPodCastleJuly 2017
A Human StainKelly RobsonTor.comJanuary 4, 2017
A Mother's MilkHeather OsborneThe Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound (ed. Susan Forest & Lucas K. Law, Laksa Media)September 2017
A New GenomeCathy SmithBundoran Press (49th Parallels)October 2017
A Star is BornMiki DareWhere the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction & Fantasy (ed. Lucas K. Law & Derwin Mak, Laksa Media)October 2017
A Wish and a Hope and a DreamM. Darusha WehmCast of WondersSeptember 2017
Across the Hard-Packed SandHolly SchofieldWriters ResistNovember 2017
Alpha Bundle: Post-Apocalyptic StoriesSally BendThis is not a short story but a collection October 15th 2017
Alpha TransformationSally BendOctober 15th 2017
Am I Not a Proud Outlier?Kate StoryThe Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound (ed. Susan Forest & Lucas K. Law, Laksa Media)September 2017
Amber SkyRon S. FriedmanEscape Velocity (self published short story collection)March 2017
As Mistress WishesAlexandra Renwick Bundoran Press (49th Parallels)October 2017
Beware The Jubjub BirdDavid PerlmutterSciFantasy Magazine #10 September 2017
Blame it on the ZucchiniLisa TimpfThema MagazineTHEMA, vol. 29, no. 1, spring 2017
BlindersTyler KeevilThe Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound (ed. Susan Forest & Lucas K. Law, Laksa Media)September 2017
BottleneckA.M. DellamonicaThe Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound (ed. Susan Forest & Lucas K. Law, Laksa Media)September 2017
Broken DishesJ. Y. T. KennedyNeo OpsisSept 2017
ChangesLisa TimpfThe Monsters Hiding in Your Closet, CBAY BooksOctober 1, 2017
ChangesColleen AndersonDeep Waters #2, Golden Fleece PressFeb. 2017
Clarity of SignalHolly SchofieldAnalogJune 2017
Clearing Out NestsBrandon CrillyPulp LiteratureOctober 2017
Collecting TearsC.A. KingKings Toe PublishingMarch 18, 2017
CorrosionCosti GurguReality Skimming PressNovember 2017
CrashMelissa Yuan-InnesWhere the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction & Fantasy (ed. Lucas K. Law & Derwin Mak, Laksa Media)October 2017
CrashRon S. FriedmanEscape Velocity (self published short story collection)March 2017
CrossingA.C. WiseLamplight MagazineMarch 2017
CrossroadsCarolyn CharronSupernatural Horror (Anthology, Flame Tree Press)July 2017
D is for Duel/One Who Dies As a God DiesC.S. MacCathPoise and Pen PressFebruary 16, 2017
Dangerous TerritoryHolly SchofieldBrave New GirlsJuly 2017
Database of the Ageless KingsÉric DesmaraisJenEric Designs2017
Death on MarsMadeline AshbyCenter for Science and the Imagination, Arizona State UniversityDecember 2017
Depth PerceptionHolly SchofieldID Press' AllucinorNovember 2017
DissonanceRon S. FriedmanNeo-OpsisSeptember 2017
DownpourLisa TimpfScary Dairy PressPublished June 7th 2017 by Scary Dairy Press LLC
Escape VelocityRon S. FriedmanEscape Velocity (self published short story collection)March 2017
Excerpts from a Film (1942-1987)A.C. WiseTor.comMarch 2017
Five Days of SummerTyler GoodierBundoran Press (49th Parallels)October 2017
Flower ShieldsC.A. KingThis is a YA novel and not eligible for short fictionAugust 18 2017
Flying by InstinctLisa TimpfNomadic Delirium Press The Martian Wave, 2017, October 2017
Futanari Moans and the Mummy's Hand (Job)Sally BendJune 12th 2017
Gerda And Her UnicornDavid PerlmutterSciFantasy Magazine #8August 2017
Gone FlyingLiz Westbrook-TrenholmThe Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound (ed. Susan Forest & Lucas K. Law, Laksa Media)September 2017
Good-bye is That Time between Now and ForeverMatt MooreThe Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound (ed. Susan Forest & Lucas K. Law, Laksa Media)September 2017
Hackers’ Faire Rati MehrotraCast of WondersMarch 2017
Hare's BreathMaria HaskinsShimmerSeptember 2017
Harvest Song, Gathering SongA.C. WiseFor Mortal Things Unsung (ed. Alex Hoeflich, Pseudopod/Escape Artists)March 2017
Harvesting MoonshineM.L.D. Curelas49th Parallels, Bundoran Press22 October 2017
Has the World Ended Yet?Peter DarbyshireWolsak and Wynn PublishersOctober 31, 2017
Hat and StickHolly SchofieldEGM SpeculateJanuary 2017
Held Up Without A GunDavid PerlmutterLove' Em, Shoot 'Em (Wolfsinger Publishing, 2017)October 2017
Honey and SaltDavid PerlmutterScarlet Leaf Publishing HouseJuly 2017
If Your Powers Fail You In A City Under TinMichael ReidInterzoneJuly 15, 2017
Immortality LimitedRon S. FriedmanEscape Velocity (self published short story collection)March 2017
In the Shadow of a Broken ManSuzanne ChurchOn Spec, Issue #104, Vol. 28, No. 1 20172017
In the Woods, My Voice Rati MehrotraOrson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show October 2017
Infinite Shades of GriefPeter DarbyshireWolsak and Wynn PublishersOctober 31, 2017
Kraken MareRon S. FriedmanEscape Velocity (self published short story collection)March 2017
Lares Familiares, 1981Rebecca CampbellLiminal Stories2017
Lenin Versus the NantsAl OniaAnalemma Books (Enigma Front: The Monster Within)August, 2017
Looking Back, Looking AheadMaverick SmithBundoran Press (49th Parallels)October 2017
Love in the VaporsColleen AndersonFuturistica #2, Metasagas PressApr. 2017
MeridianKarin LowacheeWhere the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction & Fantasy (ed. Lucas K. Law & Derwin Mak, Laksa Media)October 2017
Morning in the Republic of AmericaFiona MooreBundoran Press (49th Parallels)October 2017
Neither Snow, nor Rain, nor Heat-RayM.L.D. CurelasWorld Weaver Press18 July 2017
Night MarketCatherine GirczycReality Skimming PressNovember 2017
Normal BoyRebecca M. SeneseFiction River: Superpowers (WMG Publishing)November 2017
NorthstarDavid Steinman Bundoran Press (49th Parallels)October 2017
Not Valid for SpainKate HeartfieldBundoran Press (49th Parallels)October 2017
Number One Draft PickClaire HumphreyThe Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound (ed. Susan Forest & Lucas K. Law, Laksa Media)September 2017
Old SoulsFonda LeeWhere the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction & Fantasy (ed. Lucas K. Law & Derwin Mak, Laksa Media)October 2017
On Highway 18Rebecca CampbellThe Magazine of Fantasy & Science FictionSeptember 2017
On Highway 18Rebecca CampbellThe Magazine of Fantasy & Science FictionSeptember 2017
Orang Tua Adventure Home AcademyCharlotte AshleyThe Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound (ed. Susan Forest & Lucas K. Law, Laksa Media)September 2017
OrderLiz Westbrook-TrenholmBundoran Press (49th Parallels)October 2017
Peach Coloured DaisiesC.A. KingKings Toe PublishingJuly 1 2017
Piety, Prayer, Peacekeeper, ApocalypseRati Mehrotra PodcastleJanuary 2017
Pop and the CFTBrandon CrillySunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation, Upper Rubber BootAugust 2017
Preventative MaintenanceM. Darusha WehmLittle Blue MarbleJuly 11, 2017
PrideC.A. KingKings Toe PublishingJune 18 2017
Road TripLisa TimpfLillicat Press (Visions VII)August 2017
Rose's ArmCalvin D. JimWhere the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction & Fantasy (ed. Lucas K. Law & Derwin Mak, Laksa Media)October 2017
Roxy's RuleLisa TimpfNew MythsIssue 40, Sept 15, 2017
Shoot for the StarsAndrew P. BlaberBundoran Press (49th Parallels)October 2017
Shouldering the BurdenM.L.D. CurelasWorld Weaver Press28 November 2017
Sins of the FatherColleen AndersonOnSpec #105
Spirit of WineTony PiWhere the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction & Fantasy (ed. Lucas K. Law & Derwin Mak, Laksa Media)October 2017
Stating Her CaseDavid PerlmutterSupreme Archvillain Election (Anthology ed. by Den Valdron )May 2017
Storm HouseMonica Sagle (pen name for short stories)scoutmediabooksmusic.comJune 2017
The Adventure of the Brass LampM.L.D. CurelasBrave New Girls1 August 2017
The Baker of MarsKarl SchroederCenter for Science and the Imagination, Arizona State UniversityDecember 2017
The Beautiful Gears of DyingSandra KasturiThe Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound (ed. Susan Forest & Lucas K. Law, Laksa Media)September 2017
The Brat And The Other CountryDavid PerlmutterSciFantasy MagazineJanuary 2017
The Bridge of Dangerous LongingsRati MehrotraWhere the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction & Fantasy (ed. Lucas K. Law & Derwin Mak, Laksa Media)October 2017
The Burdens We BearHayden TrenholmThe Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound (ed. Susan Forest & Lucas K. Law, Laksa Media)September 2017
The Cicada YearEileen Gunnell LeeBundoran Press (49th Parallels)October 2017
The GardenerAmanda SunThe Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound (ed. Susan Forest & Lucas K. Law, Laksa Media)September 2017
The GiftBev GeddesThe Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound (ed. Susan Forest & Lucas K. Law, Laksa Media)September 2017
The Healer's TouchColleen AndersonThe Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound (ed. Susan Forest & Lucas K. Law, Laksa Media)September 2017
The Knells of AgassizHolly SchofieldReality Skimming's Water anthologyNovember 2017
The Last Best DefenceBrandon CrillyBundoran Press (49th Parallels)October 2017
The Long March Dry RunRon S. FriedmanEscape Velocity (self published short story collection)March 2017
The Mother's KeepersEdward WillettThe Sum of Us (Laksa Media anthology)September 2017
The Nova ChordDavid PerlmutterSciFantasy MagazineJune 2017
The Oracle and The WarlordKarina Sumner-SmithThe Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound (ed. Susan Forest & Lucas K. Law, Laksa Media)September 2017
The Orphans of NilaveliNaru Dames SundarWhere the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction & Fantasy (ed. Lucas K. Law & Derwin Mak, Laksa Media)October 2017
The Overnight ShiftPatrick JohannesonThe ArcanistNovember 24, 2017
The Rankin FileChris Patrick Carolan Bundoran Press (49th Parallels)October 2017
The Scourge of HumanityHayden TrenholmNeo-Opsis #26February 2017
The Selfish Bastards We WereVirginia O'DineBundoran Press (49th Parallels)October 2017
The Transmuted ChildMichael ReidInterzoneJanuary, 2017
The Treaty of Empress ParkClaude LalumiereBundoran Press (49th Parallels)October 2017
The WadufNaru Dames SundarKaleidotrope MagazineJuly 2017
The Waxing DisquietTony Pi & Stephen KotowychDeep Magic MagazineJune 2017
The Weight of SentienceNaru Dames SundarShimmer MagazineNovember 2017
The Weight of the WorldHolly SchofieldExile Edition's Cli-Fi: Canadian Tales of Climate ChangeMay 2017
The Wolfville HorrorChris Patrick CarolanEnigma Front: The Monster Within, Analemma BooksAugust 2017
To Serve and ProtectKrista Wallace Bundoran Press (49th Parallels)October 2017
Too Big to SeeKarl SchroederCenter for Science and the Imagination, Arizona State UniversityMay 2017
TornRon S. FriedmanEscape Velocity (self published short story collection)March 2017
True NorthDavid F. Shultz Bundoran Press (49th Parallels)October 2017
WantedDavid PerlmutterFifty Flashes (Whortleberry Press)March 2017
Weaving SilkAmanda SunWhere the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction & Fantasy (ed. Lucas K. Law & Derwin Mak, Laksa Media)October 2017
Wendy, DarlingA.C. WiseDaily Science FictionJune 2017
When Leaves FallC.A. KingKings Toe PublishingMay 4 2017
Who Will The Next Fool Be?David PerlmutterSciFantasy MagazineApril 2017
Wooden Boxes Lined With the Tongues of DovesClaire HumphreyBeneath Ceaseless SkiesJanuary, 2017
You, RobotMelissa Yuan-Innes49th Parallels, Bundoran PressOctober 2017
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