Tag: Aurora Awards

Terra Insegura is an Aurora Award finalist!

Just heard this morning that Terra Insegura, my sequel to last year’s Aurora Award-winning science fiction novel Marseguro, is a finalist for this year’s Aurora Award for best science fiction or fantasy novel in English. Sounds like they had a record number of nominations, too, so that makes it even sweeter. The other finalists are …

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A reminder about Aurora Award nominations

The deadline for nominating works for a Prix Aurora Award is fast approaching. Today is the day when mail-in ballots must be postmarked by, and the deadline for online nominations is February 15. The Aurora Awards, for the best Canadian works of science fiction and fantasy, are nominated and voted on by fans. Any Canadian …

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Nice mention of “bleak and beautiful” Marseguro

“Bleak and beautiful” is a nice phrase. Even nicer when it’s applied to my DAW SF novel Marseguro, which is what happened today in Strange Horizon‘s review of 2009 by its corps of reviewers…one of whom is my fellow DAW author Kari Sperring (author of Living With Ghosts), who said this: The Hugos were rather …

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Nominations open for Prix Aurora Awards

Back in August, I had the great good fortune and honour to win the Prix Aurora Award for Best Long-Form Work in English for my novel Marseguro (that’s me holding it at left, alongside my editor and publisher, Sheila Gilbert of DAW Books). The Prix Aurora Awards honour the best of Canadian science fiction and …

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The catch-all post: recent reviews and other bits

You may have noticed that blogging pretty much dried up after WorldCon. Heavy-duty vacationing will do that to you. And now that I’m back home I’m so completely snowed under by things that need doing that blogging generally falls pretty far down the list. Heck, I’m barely managing a Tweet now and then. Still, I’ve …

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Montreal WorldCon: the science column

Every now and then I attend a science fiction convention, and when I do, I like to talk about it in this column, as part of my ongoing evangelical campaign to raise the profile of science fiction and win the genre new readers. Well, I just finished a doozy of a convention, the grandaddy of …

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Montreal WorldCon Day 3: Food, glorious food…

It would be hard to improve on yesterday, when I won the Aurora Award for Marseguro (did I mention I won the Aurora Award? I did? Hmmm, imagine that), but today was another good day at the World Science Fiction Convention here in Montreal. After a great breakfast at a local cafe, I had my …

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Montreal WorldCon Day 2: I win an Aurora Award!

Well, you can’t have a much better day at a WorldCon than I had today, short of winning a Hugo:  tonight I won the Aurora Award for the best long-form work of science fiction or fantasy by a Canadian writer in English in 2008. The award was presented at a banquet this evening, and my …

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An Aurora display at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon

Robert J. Sawyer spotted (and photographed) this “end-cap” display of Aurora Award finalists at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon. Note the multiple copies of Marseguro!* *Oh, have I mentioned recently that Marseguro is an Aurora Award finalist? The voting deadline is July 15! Don’t delay, vote today!

McNally Robinson posts an interview with me

Chadwick Ginther of McNally Robinson Booksellers (an independent chain with stores in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Toronto and New York) has just posted a lengthy online interview with me on the company’s website. Here’s how it begins: CG: You’ve written a wide variety of works: SF, YA, Fantasy, as well as non-fiction for adults and children. Where …

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Hugo Awards final ballot released

The Hugo and John W. Campbell Best New Writer final ballot has been announced. Alas, Marseguro is not on it. (I and everyone else would have been shocked if it had been!) What I find most interesting about it is that three of the Best Novel nominees are young adult books: Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, …

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Marseguro is an Aurora Award finalist!

I’ve known for a while, so I’m thrilled to finally be able to formally announce that Marseguro is among the finalists for an Aurora Award in the category of Best Long-Form Work in English. The Auroras recognize Canadian science fiction and fantasy artwork, writing, and fan activities. Nominated for and voted on by fans, they’re …

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