The 2017 Aurora Awards were announced September 23 at Hal-Con 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The award is for exceptional Canadian literary and fan works. The recipients were determined by a vote of the members of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association.
- Quantum Night by Robert J. Sawyer, Penguin Canada
Best Young Adult Novel
- Icarus Down by James Bow, Scholastic Canada
Best Short Fiction
- Marion’s War by Hayden Trenholm, Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts, Laksa Media
No award was given out in this category in 2017 due to insufficient eligible nominees
Best Graphic Novel
- Angel Catbird, Volume One by Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas and Tamra Bonvillian, Dark Horse Books
Best Related Work
- Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts edited by Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law, Laksa Media
Best Visual Presentation
- Arrival, director, Denis Villeneuve, Paramount Pictures
- Samantha M. Beiko, cover to Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts
Best Fan Writing and Publications
- 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
Best of the Decade: Also announced was the winner of a special category for works published between January 2001 and December 2010.
- The Neanderthal Parallax, Robert J. Sawyer, Tor Books
Finalists were chosen by an eight-person jury from across Canada, with the winner selected by a vote of the membership.