John Mansfield copied me on the Canadian Booksellers Association News for June 3 containing the shortlist for the Sunburst Award which “recognizes outstanding efforts in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic.”
SF Awards Watch had the news itself a few days ago, however, I was interested in the former Winnipeg Worldcon chair’s comparison of the Sunburst Awards to the Auroras. Said Mansfield: ”While the Sunburst has great promotions, the Aurora Awards committee seem only interested in making sure that the right people get their due award.” The
Adult: Double-blind – Michelle Butler Hallett; Darkness of the God – Amber Hayward; The New Moon’s Arms – Nalo Hopkinson; Wonderfull – William Neil Scott; Axis – Robert Charles Wilson.
Young Adult: Choices – Deborah Lynn Jacobs; Retribution – Carrie Mac; Darkwing – Kenneth Oppel; Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet – Joanne Proulx; The Night Wanderer – Drew Hayden Taylor.
The finalists were selected by jurors Timothy J. Anderson, Kelley Armstrong, Barbara Haworth-Attard, Dena Bain Taylor, and Robert J. Wiersema.