2012 Aurora Award Nominees

Finalists for the 2012 Prix Aurora Awards, celebrating the best Canadian SF/fantasy work, have been announced.


Best Novel

  • Enter Night, Michael Rowe (ChiZine)
  • Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism, David Nickle (ChiZine)
  • Napier’s Bones, Derryl Murphy (ChiZine)
  • The Pattern Scars, Caitlin Sweet (ChiZine)
  • Technicolor Ultra Mall, Ryan Oakley (EDGE)
  • WWW: Wonder, Robert J. Sawyer (Penguin Canada)

Best Short Story

  • “The Legend of Gluck”, Marie Bilodeau (When the Hero Comes Home)
  • “The Needle’s Eye”, Suzanne Church (Chilling Tales: Evil Did I Dwell; Lewd Did I Live)
  • “One Horrible Day”, Randy McCharles (The 2nd Circle)
  • “Turning It Off”, Susan Forest (Analog 12-11)
  • “To Live and Die in Gibbontown”, Derek Künsken (Asimov’s 10-11/11)

Best Poem / Song

  • “A Good Catch”, Colleen Anderson (Polu Texni 4/11)
  • “Ode to the Mongolian Death Worm”, Sandra Kasturi (ChiZine 47)
  • “Skeleton Leaves”, Helen Marshall (Kelp Queen Press)
  • “Skeleton Woman”, Heather Dale & Ben Deschamps (Fairytale)
  • “Zombie Bees of Winnipeg”, Carolyn Clink (ChiZine 47)

Best Graphic Novel

  • Goblins, Tarol Hunt (www.goblinscomic.com)
  • Imagination Manifesto, Book 2, GMB Chomichuk, James Rewucki, & John Toone (Alchemical Press)
  • Weregeek, Alina Pete (www.weregeek.com)

Best Related Work

  • Fairytale, Heather Dale, (HeatherDale.com)
  • The First Circle: Volume One of the Tenth Circle Project, Eileen Bell & Ryan McFadden, eds. (www.the10thcircle.com)
  • Neo-Opsis, Karl Johanson, ed.
  • On Spec, the Copper Pig Writers’ Society
  • Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales, Julie Czerneda & Susan MacGregor, eds. (EDGE)

Best Artist (Professional and Amateur)

  • Janice Blaine
  • Costi Gurgu
  • Erik Mohr
  • Dan O’Driscoll
  • Martin Springett

There were also nominees in fan/volunteer categories. For a complete list, see the Aurora Awards website.