The Magazine and Website of Science Fiction & Fantasy Field

Locus Online
Sub Menu contents

Recent Posts




Send items, updates, or corrections for this page to

Awards Calendar

2015 finalists

2015 winners

Indexed results at



This blog is hosted by WordPress beginning April 2010, with re-initialized categories and tags. Labels listed below apply to the earlier, Blogger-hosted posts.

Labels for Earlier Posts

2013 Aurora Award Nominees

Finalists for the 2013 Prix Aurora Awards, celebrating the best Canadian SF/fantasy work, have been announced.


Best Novel – English

  • Destiny’s Fall, Marie Bilodeau (Dragon Moon)
  • Food for the Gods, Karen Dudley (Ravenstone)
  • Thunder Road, Chadwick Ginther (Ravenstone)
  • The Silvered, Tanya Huff (DAW)
  • Triggers, Robert J. Sawyer (Penguin Canada)
  • Healer’s Sword, Lynda Williams (EDGE)

Best YA Novel – English

  • The Calling, Kelley Armstrong (Harper Teen)
  • Above, Leah Bobet (Scholastic)
  • Under My Skin,  Charles de Lint (Razorbill Canada)
  • Pirate Cinema, Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen)
  • Dissolve, Neil Godbout (Bundoran)
  • Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero, Michell Plested (Five Rivers)

Best Short Fiction – English

  • “Happily Ever After”, Marie Bilodeau (When the Villain Comes Home)
  • “Synch Me, Kiss Me, Drop”,  Suzanne Church (Clarkesworld #68)
  • “Delta Pi”, Matt Moore (Torn Realities)
  • “Knights Exemplar”,  Al Onia (On Spec #90)
  • “The Walker of the Shifting Borderland”,  Douglas Smith (On Spec #90)

Best Poem/Song – English

  • “Hold Fast”,  Leah Bobet (Strange Horizons 6/11/12)
  • “Zombie Descartes Writes a Personal Ad”,  Carolyn Clink (Tesseracts Sixteen)
  • “A sea monster tells his story”, David Clink (The Literary Review of Canada 7-8/12)
  • “Roc”,  Sandra Kasturi (Come Late to the Love of Birds)
  • “The Ghosts of Birds”,  Helen Marshall (Phantom Drift 2: Valuable Estrangements)

Best Graphic Novel – English

  • Raygun Gothic, GMB Chomichuk (Alchemical Press)
  • Goblins, Tarol Hunt (webcomic)
  • West of Bathurst, Kari Maaren (webcomic)
  • Weregeek, Alina Pete (webcomic)
  • Looking for Group, Ryan Sohmer & Lar DeSouza (webcomic)

Best Related Work – English

  • Shanghai Steam, Ace Jordyn, Calvin D. Jim, & Renée Bennett, eds. (EDGE)
  • Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, Sandra Kasturi & Halli Villegas, eds. (ChiZine)
  • Hair Side, Flesh Side, Helen Marshall (ChiZine)
  • Blood and Water, Hayden Trenholm, ed. (Bundoran)
  • On Spec (The Copper Pig Writers’ Society)

Best Artist

  • Richard Bartrop
  • GMB Chomichuk
  • Costi Gurgu
  • Michelle Milburn
  • Erik Mohr

There were also nominees in fan/volunteer categories. For a complete list, see the Aurora Awards website.

© 2011-2015 by Locus Publications. All rights reserved. Powered by WordPress, modified from a theme design by Lorem Ipsum.