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The winners of the 2010 Prix Aurora Awards

The 2010 Prix Aurora Awards for the best Canadian science fiction and fantasy of 2009 were handed out tonight at KeyCon in Winnipeg. My Terra Insegura was nominated for best novel in English, but didn’t win (although all the nominees did receive very nice stainless steel mini-Aurora pins, which were much appreciated!). Instead, the best …

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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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The World in the Satin Bag picks Terra Insegura’s cover as best of 2009

Blogger Shaun M. Duke, who really liked Terra Insegura, has chosen its cover, by Stephan Martiniere, as the winner of his award for best cover of 2009. I agree with him, of course. It really is a terrific cover. Shaun writes: The artwork for Terra Insegura is stunning, as are all of Martiniere’s paintings. A big plus …

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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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Terra Insegura makes a top-10 books of 2009 list…

…from blogger and reviewer Shaun M. Duke at The World in the Satin Bag. He puts Terra Insegura at No. 6, just ahead of (ahem) Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Here’s his entire list, and here’s what he had to say about Terra Insegura: 6. Terra Insegura by Edward Willett One of the few science fiction …

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The 2009 Ig Nobel Prizes

[podcast]https://edwardwillett.com/wp-content/upLoads//2009/10/Ig-Nobels-2009.mp3[/podcast] The 2009 Ig Nobel Awards for “research that first makes you laugh, then makes you think,” given by the scientific humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research, were presented last Thursday at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre. And I think I must begin with the Public Health Prize, which went to Elena N. Bodnar, Raphael C. …

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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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Sunburst Award shortlists announced

The shortlists for the Sunburst Award, Canada’s premiere juried award for science fiction and fantasy literature (featuring not only a shiny medal but $1,000 cash) were announced today, and…no, Marseguro is not on either the adult or young adult shortlist (though many other fine works are–I was particularly glad to see Dave Duncan‘s The Alchemist’s Code …

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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!

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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Municipal Heritage Award for Historic Walks of Regina and Moose Jaw

I’m pleased to announce that thanks to my book Historic Walks of Regina and Moose Jaw (Red Deer Press), I’ve been awarded a Municipal Heritage Award by the City of Regina. (I posted about it being nominated back in November.) The award was presented tonight at the beginning of the City Council meeting by Mayor …

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