SF Canada Awards $500 to Robert J. Sawyer

At the 32nd Canvention in Calgary on August 11, 2012 at the When Words Collide festival, Robert J. Sawyer was awarded his third consecutive Aurora Award for Best Novel in English for Wonder (Penguin), accompanied by the SF Canada Award of $500. For over 30 years, Canadian fans of speculative fiction have been voting on the Aurora and Boréal awards to acknowledge the best of Canadian professional and fan activity in both official languages.

SF Canada members also won Aurora Awards in other categories for work published during 2011: Suzanne Church (Best Short Fiction), Helen Marshall (Best Poem/Song) and Diane Walton et al (Best Related Work) for On Spec magazine. SF Canada Member Awards

SF Canada Awards $500 to Éric Gauthier

montreelAt the 29th Boréal Convention in Quebec City on May 6, 2012, Éric Gauthier was awarded the Prix Aurora-Boréal for his fantasy novel, Montréel (Alire), accompanied by the SF Canada Award of $500. For over 30 years, Canadian fans of speculative fiction have been voting on the Aurora and Boréal awards to acknowledge the best of Canadian professional and fan activity in both official languages.

Gauthier, a seasoned storyteller who captures the attention of his readers by offering a Montreal almost unrecognizable in a world of magic and ghosts, was also awarded the Prix Jacques-Brossard for the same work.

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SF Canada Awards $500 to Robert J. Sawyer

The 31st annual Canvention was held on November 20, 2011 at SFContario 2 in Toronto, Ontario, where Aurora Awards were presented in nine categories as voted by Canadian fans of speculative fiction. The 2011 Aurora Award for Best Novel in English went to Robert J. Sawyer for his novel Watch, along with the SF Canada Award of $500 which is presented annually in support of the Aurora and Aurora/Boréal Awards to recognize excellence in speculative literature in both Canadian languages. Robert J. Sawyer has a long history of success as an author, including American Nebula Award, Worldcon Hugo Award, John W. Campbell Memorial Award, Japanese Seiun Award, Chinese Galaxy Award, and multiple Canadian Aurora Awards. A ceremonial cheque was presented by the President of SF Canada, Steve Stanton.

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The Galaxy Project

SF Canada member, Susan Forest, was co-winner, along with Robert Walton of California, of The Galaxy Project, a novella contest with judges Robert Silverberg, David Drake and Barry Malzberg. Susan’s novella, “Lucy” is a story about difficulties terraforming a planet that already has a full ecosystem, when colonists manage to bring only a partial ecosystem from Earth.The winning novellas will be out in November, 2011 on Kindle for $1.99.

Nina Munteanu’s Angel of Chaos Finalist for Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award

AngelofChaos_Cover-front-webNina’s latest book Angel of Chaos (Dragon Moon Press) was selected as a finalist for the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award for 2010 in the Science Fiction category.

In 2095 Darwin’s Evolution Kills…

…In this dystopian future, Julie Crane seeks the cure to Earth’s deadliest disease. But is she its cause?…

“Angel of Chaos is … a gripping blend of big scientific ideas, cutthroat politics and complex yet sympathetic characters that will engage readers from its thrilling opening to its surprising and satisfying conclusion” —Hayden Trenholm, Aurora-winning author of The Steele Chronicles

Angel of Chaos is the first of a duology on humanity’s co-evolution with intelligent technology and intelligent nature. The second book is Darwin’s Paradox and both are available on Amazon, Chapters, and Barnes & Noble.