Monday, March 31, 2008

The Aurora Short-Form Finalists up against the wall

On Saturday night at Ad Astra, Toronto's annual SF convention, I happened to notice that all five of the nominees for this year's Aurora Award for Best Short-Form Work in English were standing or sitting within two metres of each other at the hotel bar. Photo-op! Here they are:

Left to right: Stephen Kotowych, Tony Pi, Hayden Trenholm, David Livingstone Clink, Douglas Smith. As I mentioned before, I'm very, very proud of this group: four of them have been my writing students, and the fifth -- Dave -- is my brother-in-law!

One of the highlights of the con was the launch for Hayden's novel Defining Diana. Hayden and his wife Liz were among the six (!) houseguests Carolyn and I had for the Ad Astra weekend.

For my own part, I gave the first public reading of Wake, volume one of my WWW trilogy. Who knew the book was about apes? I did! :) I read several scenes comprising a subplot of the book about ape-language communication. It was the first time I'd read the material out loud, and I was very gratified by how well it was received.

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At April 01, 2008 12:54 PM , Blogger Louis said...

Hi Rob!

Will an online version of your reading of Wake be available? I would love to hear it!

;-) Louis.

At April 01, 2008 12:58 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Hi, Louis. I did not record the reading, so, no, it will not be available.

(Note to self: always record these things; you always regret it when you don't.)


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