The winners of this year’s Aurora Awards were announced at When Words Collide in Calgary, Alberta. There were over 200 people at the ceremony held on Saturday, August 13.
The Aurora Awards are given to Canadian literary and fan works that members of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA) feel are exceptional.
Best English Novel
A Daughter of No Nation by A.M. Dellamonica, Tor Books
Best English YA Novel
An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet, Scholastic Canada/Clarion Books
Best English Short Fiction
“Waters of Versailles” by Kelly Robson, Tor.com
Best English Poem/Song
“Origami Crane / Light Defying Spaceship” by Naru Dames Sundar, Liminality, Issue 5 Autumn
Best English Graphic Novel
The Lady ParaNorma by Vincent Marcone, ChiZine Publications
Best English Related Work
Second Contacts edited by Michael Rimar & Hayden Trenholm, Bundoran Press
Best Visual Presentation
Orphan Black, Season 3, John Fawcett and Graeme Manson, Temple Street Productions
Erik Mohr, covers for ChiZine Publications
Best Fan Publication
Speculating Canada edited by Derek Newman-Stille
Best Fan Organizational
Randy McCharles, Chair, When Words Collide, Calgary
Best Fan Related Work
Derek Newman-Stille, Speculating, Canada on Trent Radio 92.7 FM
This year the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA) inaugurated a new category: Best Visual Presentation. It is for Television, Film and Stage by Canadians.
And, after 25 years, CSFFA has adopted a new Aurora trophy design. The etched art was created by Bernard Reischl and Clifford Samuels. The trophy has a stone base with a curved jade green glass upper.