The Sunburst Award Society has announced the winners of its newest literary award, the Copper Cylinder Award. The Copper Cylinder Award is an annual award, selected by members of the Sunburst Award Society, for books published the previous year. To be eligible, the work must meet all the criteria for the society’s other award, the Sunburst Awards for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic.
The first winner of the 2012 Copper Cylinder Adult Award is Among Others by Jo Walton (Tor); the first winner of the 2012 Copper Cylinder Young Adult Award is Once Every Never by Lesley Livingston (Penguin Canada).
The award’s name comes from the first Canadian scientific romance, “A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder” by James De Mille. The winners receive a handcrafted copper cylinder trophy. For more, see the Copper Cylinder Awards website.