2013 Aurora Award Nominees

Finalists for the 2013 Prix Aurora Awards, celebrating the best Canadian SF/fantasy work, have been announced.


Best Novel – English

  • Destiny’s Fall, Marie Bilodeau (Dragon Moon)
  • Food for the Gods, Karen Dudley (Ravenstone)
  • Thunder Road, Chadwick Ginther (Ravenstone)
  • The Silvered, Tanya Huff (DAW)
  • Triggers, Robert J. Sawyer (Penguin Canada)
  • Healer’s Sword, Lynda Williams (EDGE)

Best YA Novel – English

  • The Calling, Kelley Armstrong (Harper Teen)
  • Above, Leah Bobet (Scholastic)
  • Under My Skin,  Charles de Lint (Razorbill Canada)
  • Pirate Cinema, Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen)
  • Dissolve, Neil Godbout (Bundoran)
  • Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero, Michell Plested (Five Rivers)

Best Short Fiction – English

  • “Happily Ever After”, Marie Bilodeau (When the Villain Comes Home)
  • “Synch Me, Kiss Me, Drop”,  Suzanne Church (Clarkesworld #68)
  • “Delta Pi”, Matt Moore (Torn Realities)
  • “Knights Exemplar”,  Al Onia (On Spec #90)
  • “The Walker of the Shifting Borderland”,  Douglas Smith (On Spec #90)

Best Poem/Song – English

  • “Hold Fast”,  Leah Bobet (Strange Horizons 6/11/12)
  • “Zombie Descartes Writes a Personal Ad”,  Carolyn Clink (Tesseracts Sixteen)
  • “A sea monster tells his story”, David Clink (The Literary Review of Canada 7-8/12)
  • “Roc”,  Sandra Kasturi (Come Late to the Love of Birds)
  • “The Ghosts of Birds”,  Helen Marshall (Phantom Drift 2: Valuable Estrangements)

Best Graphic Novel – English

  • Raygun Gothic, GMB Chomichuk (Alchemical Press)
  • Goblins, Tarol Hunt (webcomic)
  • West of Bathurst, Kari Maaren (webcomic)
  • Weregeek, Alina Pete (webcomic)
  • Looking for Group, Ryan Sohmer & Lar DeSouza (webcomic)

Best Related Work – English

  • Shanghai Steam, Ace Jordyn, Calvin D. Jim, & Renée Bennett, eds. (EDGE)
  • Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, Sandra Kasturi & Halli Villegas, eds. (ChiZine)
  • Hair Side, Flesh Side, Helen Marshall (ChiZine)
  • Blood and Water, Hayden Trenholm, ed. (Bundoran)
  • On Spec (The Copper Pig Writers’ Society)

Best Artist

  • Richard Bartrop
  • GMB Chomichuk
  • Costi Gurgu
  • Michelle Milburn
  • Erik Mohr

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