Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Aurora Award nominations now open

Nominations are now open for the 2010 Aurora Awards, honouring science fiction and fantasy work from 2009. Any Canadian may nominate, and there's not cost to do so.

The nominating ballot is here, and a reminder of what works are eligible can be found at the Canadian SF Works Database.

My novel Wake is eligible in the Best Long Form Work in English category (and, cough, cough, I'll point out that it's been ten full years since I last won in that category; my last novel to win the Aurora was 1999's FlashForward):
  • Sawyer, Robert J. Wake. Viking Canada.
And the anthology I edited, Distant Early Warnings: Canada's Best Science Fiction, is eligible in the Best Work in English (Other) category:
  • Sawyer, Robert J. Distant Early Warnings, Robert J. Sawyer Books
The 2010 Aurora Awards will be given out at KeyCon in Winnipeg over the May 22-24 weekend.

Visit The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site



At December 30, 2009 12:43 PM , Blogger Kirstin said...

I thought Wake was absolutely brilliant and more than just deserving of a nomination--I think it should win.

Wake was ambitious and it accomplished everything it set out to do. It will be remembered as an important book in SF (not just Canadian SF), IMHO.

At December 30, 2009 5:30 PM , Blogger K. W. Ramsey said...

Agreed! I loved the book, and hope to write something just as powerful someday.

At December 30, 2009 7:30 PM , Blogger Garth Spencer said...

Robert - I passed on to a local clubzine the news about the works eligible for Aurora nomination - I think I found a rather longer list on the same website than you did. As usual, I keep wondering where the fans and fan activities eligible for nomination have gone; yours is the first such nomination I've found. As far as fan groups go, there seems to be a niche for a blog of record, but I'm not sure anyone *feels* the need ...

At December 30, 2009 7:43 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Garth wrote, "I think I found a rather longer list on the same website than you did."

Garth, the list is longer at the Canadian SF Works Database NOW because people have been busy posting things there in response to my blog entry suggesting they do so; there's been a huge amount of activity there in the last two and half days. :)


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