Friday, March 20, 2009

Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Awards 2009 ("Prix Aurora Awards"): English short fiction winner & nominees

This is a couple of days old. I've not been finding time to post.

Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Association has announced nominees for "2009 Prix Aurora Awards" (why do they use 2 names for the award interchangeably?)
Caution: This is a non-persistent URL, & will likely show something else at a later date.
Update 11 August 2009: Winners announced.

Admissible fiction was originally published during 2008 by Canadian authors.

English short fiction nominees (21 stories, best first, unread last).

  1. Peter Atwood's "All In" (C); download only the story, or whole Weird Tales magazine issue containing it; Weird Tales magazine, May-June 2008: I didn't quite get it.

    A dying man is playing poker at some gambling joint; with this win he buys something. I didn't quite catch what - a boxful of solid carbon dioxide, & some human body parts like individual fingers removed from someone's body, are involved. Somehow, after this trade, he will get some short term respite at hospital.
  2. Susan J Forest's "Back"; Analog, June 2008: Not read.
  3. [winner] Randy McCharles' "Ringing in the Changes in Okotoks Alberta"; Tesseracts Twelve, Edge Science Fiction: Not read.
  4. Douglas Smith's "A Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase by Van Gogh"; Douglas Smith's "Impossibilia" (collection), PS Publishing: Not read.
  5. Douglas Smith's "Doorways"; Postscripts, #17: Not read.
[via SF Scope]


  1. Other awards choosing "best of 2008" fiction: Hugo Awards 2009 (short stories, novelettes, novellas, novels); Nebula Awards 2008 (US) (short stories, novelettes, novellas); BSFA Awards 2008 (UK); Aurealis Awards 2008 (Australia); Prix Aurora 2009 (Canada).
  2. My "best of 2008" picks (includes links to more "best of 2008" lists, including various anthologies that collect last year's fiction).
  3. Hugo award fiction (includes past winners & nominees).
  4. "Best of" lists.