2011 Prix Aurora Awards – Your Vote for the best Canadian SF

Voting is now open for the 2011 Prix Aurora Awards – the annual awards that showcase the best in Canadian SF. Any Canadian is allowed to vote; it’s free if you’re a member of this year’s Canadian National Science Fiction Convention (“CanVention”). If you’re not a member, the cost to vote is CDN $5.5o.

The details for voting are available on the awards website. The nominated works and authors are below:

Professional Awards

Best English Novel
Black Bottle Man by Craig Russell, Great Plains Publications
Destiny’s Blood
by Marie Bilodeau, Dragon Moon Press
Stealing Home
by Hayden Trenholm, Bundoran Press
Under Heaven
by Guy Gavriel Kay, Viking Canada
, by Robert J. Sawyer, Penguin Canada

Best English Short Story
The Burden of Fire
by Hayden Trenholm, Neo-Opsis #19
Destiny Lives in the Tattoo’s Needle
by Suzanne Church, Tesseracts Fourteen, EDGE
The Envoy
by Al Onia, Warrior Wisewoman 3, Norilana Books
Touch the Sky, They Say
by Matt Moore, AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, November
Your Beating Heart by M. G. Gillett, Rigor Amortis, Absolute Xpress

Best English Poem / Song
The ABCs of the End of the World
by Carolyn Clink, A Verdant Green, The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box
Let the Night In by Sandra Kasturi, Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead, EDGE
Of the Corn: Kore’s Innocence by Colleen Anderson, Witches & Pagans #21
The Transformed Man by Robert J. Sawyer, Tesseracts Fourteen, EDGE
Waiting for the Harrowing by Helen Marshall, ChiZine 45

Best English Graphic Novel
Tarol Hunt, goblinscomic.com
Looking For Group
, Vol. 3 by Ryan Sohmer and Lar DeSouza
, Volume 1 by Von Allan, Von Allan Studio
Tomboy Tara,
Emily Ragozzino, tomboytara.com

Best English Related Work
Douglas Smith (collection), ChiZine Publications
The Dragon and the Stars,
edited by Derwin Mak and Eric Choi, DAW
Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead,
edited by Nancy Kilpatrick, EDGE
On Spec,
edited by Diane Walton, Copper Pig Writers Society
Tesseracts Fourteen,
edited by John Robert Colombo and Brett Alexander Savory, EDGE

Best Artist (Professional and Amateur)
(An example of each artist’s work is listed below but they are to be judged on the body of work they have produced in the award year)
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
Aaron Paquette
A New Season cover art, On Spec Spring


Fan/ Amateur Awards

Best Fan Publications
No award will be given out.  They received insufficient nominations for this category to be eligible.

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

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