Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Prix/Aurora Awards 2010: English "short-form" nominees & winner

Announcement on their English home page (will be overwritten by next announcement - so don't be surprised not to find what I'm linking there if you follow this link a few months down the line). Award is in multiple categories - all categories at the link above.

This is Canadian award - I'm not sure if applicable to fiction originally published in Canada, or fiction published anywhere by Canadian citizens, during 2009.

English "short-form" nominees (5 stories) & winner.

  1. [winner] Eileen Bell's "Pawns Dreaming of Roses"; Women of the Apocalypse, Absolute Xpress: Not read.
  2. Brad Carson's "Here There Be Monsters"; download; Ages of Wonder, DAW: Not read.
  3. Ivan Dorin's "Little Deaths"; Tesseracts Thirteen: Not read.
  4. Douglas Smith's "Radio Nowhere" (B); download link1/link2; Campus Chills; love story: Manipulating time to ensure his sweetheart didn't die!
  5. Robert J Wiersema's "The World More Full of Weeping"; ChiZine Publications: Not read.
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  1. Last year's Prix/Aurora awards.
  2. Competing awards that recognize "best" fiction originally published in 2009: Aurialis (Australian authors), BSFA (fiction published in UK), Million Writers (global, online short fiction), Nebula (US) - novelette.

    Note the scope of Nebulas is 1.5 years - later half of 2008 & all of 2009. All other awards only care about 2009.
  3. Anthologies that collect "best fiction originally published during 2009": Dozois', Hartwell/Cramer's, Horton's, Strahan's.
  4. My "best fiction originally published during 2009, 2010" lists (also list others' best of relevant year lists at bottom).
  5. "Best of" lists.
  6. Fiction originally published in 2009, during 2000s.
Note: I normally update list posts like this when I read a story, find new links, etc. This post was last updated 2 March 2010.