2011 Aurora Award Nominees

Nominees for the 2011 Prix Aurora Awards have been announced. The awards will be presented on November 20, 2011 during Canvention 31. Winners will receive trophies and the Best Novel winner will receive a $500 cash prize from SF Canada, the National Association for Speculative Fiction Professionals.


Best English Novel

Best English Short Story

  • “The Burden of Fire”, Hayden Trenholm (Neo-Opsis #19)
  • “Destiny Lives in the Tattoo’s Needle”, Suzanne Church (Tesseracts Fourteen)
  • “The Envoy”, Al Onia (Warrior Wisewoman 3)
  • “Touch the Sky, They Say”, Matt Moore (AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, 11/10)
  • “Your Beating Heart”, M. G. Gillett (Rigor Amortis)

Best English Poem / Song

Best English Graphic Novel

Best English Related Work

Best Artist (Professional and Amateur)

  • Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk, “Brekky” cover art (On Spec Fall)
  • Erik Mohr, cover art for ChiZine Publications
  • Christina Molendyk, Girls of Geekdom Calendar for Argent Dawn Photography
  • Dan O’Driscoll, cover art for Stealing Home (Bundoran)
  • Aaron Paquette, “A New Season” cover art (On Spec Spring)

FAN/ AMATEUR AWARDS Best Fan Publications

  • No award will be given out in this category due to insufficient eligible nominees

Best Fan Filk

  • Dave Clement and Tom Jeffers of Dandelion Wine for “Face on Mars” CD
  • Karen Linsley; concert as SFContario Guest of Honour
  • Phil Mills, for “Time Traveller” (song writing)

Best Fan Organizational

  • Andrew Gurudata, organizing the Constellation Awards
  • Brent M. Jans, chair of Pure Speculation (Edmonton)
  • Liana Kerzner, chair of Futurecon (Toronto)
  • Helen Marshall and Sandra Kasturi, chairs of Toronto SpecFic Colloquium (Toronto)
  • Alex Von Thorn, chair of SFContario (Toronto)

Best Fan Other

  • Tom Jeffers, Fundraising, FilKONtario
  • John and Linda Ross Mansfield, Conception of the Aurora Nominee pins
  • Lloyd Penney, Articles, columns and letters of comment – fanzines

For more information, see the Aurora Awards website. French-language awards categories are administered by SFSF Boréal; more information at their website.

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