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.

http://ericgauthier.net/

Shadowborn (Alison Sinclair) released in paperback

On May 1, ROC (Penguin) released the mass market paperback of SFCanada member Alison Sinclair’s Shadowborn, third book in the trilogy that began with Darkborn (2009) and continued with Lightborn (2010). Shadowborn was first published in trade paperback June 2011.

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For the Darkborn, the touch of sunlight kills, while darkness is lethal for the Lightborn. For centuries, the two have lived in an uneasy peace, sharing the same city but never meeting. Now, with the rise of the Shadowborn, everything is about to change…

Condemned to death by the Darkborn for practicing sorcery, Lady Telmaine Hearne escaped her fate and is now bound with her mageborn allies for the Borders—and the war brewing there.

Also on the frontlines of the battle between Darkborn and Shadowborn is the assassin Floria White Hand, desperately maneuvering between allies and enemies to bring her Lightborn prince home safe.

The fragile alliance between Lightborn and Darkborn, between mage and non-mage, is endangered. The mage Tammorn is forced to become ambassador to the enemy. And a lifetime fighting the Shadowborn has not prepared Ishmael di Studier for what he will find when he follows the Call from the Shadowlands—and meets the woman behind it…

Read the opening chapter of Shadowborn.

 

Bloodlight Chronicles in Audiobook

bloodlightThe Bloodlight Chronicles: Reconciliation by Steve Stanton is now available from Audible.com narrated by Kyle Munley. “Set in a future where economic transactions are tied into virtual gaming, this elegantly written sf series features believable characters and powerful situations.” (Library Journal) “Fans of James Gunn’s The Immortals (1962) will find many familiar elements.” (Publishers Weekly)

The print edition of this debut novel is currently on sale at 60% off here, and the ebook bundle along with the sequel, Retribution, is now on sale at 50% off at Google eBooks. Discover other titles by Steve Stanton at stevestanton.ca.

Interview: Matthew Hughes at 42webs

Matthew Hughes - Costume Not IncludedSF Canada member Matthew Hughes talks with 42webs about his upcoming Costume Not Included, the second novel in the To Hell and Back series about Chesney Arnstruther, autistic superhero with a demon sidekick.

For Matt’s thoughts on asking the big questions, superheroes, and oddball characters, click over to read the full interview: http://42webs.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/panic-view-matthew-hughes/

SFC Members in New Anthology

RideTheMoonRide the Moon, the new anthology by Alberta’s new micro publisher, Tyche Books, is now available and feature stories by several SFCanada members.

SFC members with stories in the anthology include: Krista D. Ball, “On the Labrador Shore, She Waits”; Ada Hoffmann, “Moon Laws, Dream Laws”; Rebecca M. Senese, “Moon Dream”; Shereen Vedam “Aloha Moon”; and Edward Willett, “Je Me Souviens”.

From the Tyche Books website:

“For thousands of years, the Moon has inspired stories and legends about heroic animals, violent deities, and criminal humans. In modern times, those tales have been overshadowed by vampires and werewolves. It’s time for the Moon and her denizens to take back the night.

Follow us down a twisting path of fantasy and science fiction and rediscover the magic of the Moon. From Mermaids that collect souls to lunar colonies on the brink of disaster, inside these pages you will find out which lunar gods still walk among us and what new breed of monster you should be fearful of.

Ride the Moon contains 19 speculative fiction tales that showcase the breadth of writing styles from around the globe.”