2014 Aurora Award Nominees

Finalists for the 2014 Prix Aurora Awards, celebrating the best Canadian SF/fantasy work, have been announced.


Best Novel – English

  • A Turn of Light, Julie E. Czerneda (DAW)
  • Tombstone Blues, Chadwick Ginther (Ravenstone)
  • River of Stars, Guy Gavriel Kay (Viking Canada)
  • The Tattooed Witch, Susan MacGregor (Five Rivers)
  • Red Planet Blues, Robert J. Sawyer (Penguin Canada)

Best YA Novel – English

  • The Rising, Kelley Armstrong (Doubleday Canada)
  • The Lake and the Library, S.M. Beiko (ECW)
  • The Ehrich Weisz Chronicles: Demon Gate, Marty Chan (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
  • Resolve, Neil Godbout (Bundoran)
  • Out of Time, D.G. Ladroute (Five Rivers)
  • Ink, Amanda Sun (Harlequin Teen)

Best Short Fiction – English

  • “Angela and Her Three Wishes”, Eileen Bell (The Puzzle Box)
  • “Living Bargains”, Suzanne Church (When the Hero Comes Home 2)
  • “The Gift”, Susan Forest (Urban Green Man)
  • “The Awakening of Master March”, Randy McCharles (The Puzzle Box)
  • “Ghost in the Machine”, Ryan McFadden (The Puzzle Box)
  • “Green Man She Restless”, Billie Milholland (Urban Green Man)
  • “A Bunny Hug for Karl”, Mike Rimar (Masked Mosaic, Canadian Super Stories)

Best Poem/Song – English

  • “A City of Buried Rivers”, David Clink (The Literary Review of Canada 11/13)
  • “Night Journey: West Coast”, Eileen Kernaghan (Tesseracts Seventeen: Speculating Canada)
  • “The Collected Postcards of Billy the Kid”, Helen Marshall (Postscripts to Darkness 11/13)
  • “Lost”, Amal El-Mohtar (Strange Horizons 2/25/13)
  • “Turning the Leaves”, Amal El-Mohtar (Apex Magazine 12/13)
  • “Awake”, Peter Storey (Urban Green Man)

Best Graphic Novel – English

  • Rock, Paper, Cynic, Peter Chiykowski (webcomic)
  • Looking for Group, Lar DeSouza & Ryan Sohmer (webcomic)
  • Wild Game: Sweet Tooth Vol. 6, Jeff Lemire (Vertigo)
  • Weregeek, Alina Pete (webcomic)

Best Related Work – English

  • The Puzzle Box, The Apocalyptic Four (EDGE)
  • Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, Samantha Beiko & Sandra Kasturi, eds. (ChiZine)
  • Urban Green Man, Janice Blaine & Adria Laycraft, eds. (EDGE)
  • Suzenyms, Susan MacGregor (suzenyms.blogspot.ca)
  • On Spec  (Copper Pig Writers’ Society)

Best Artist

  • Melissa Mary Duncan
  • Erik Mohr
  • Tanya Montini
  • Dan O’Driscoll
  • Apis Teicher

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