2022 Aurora Award Ballot

The 2022 Aurora Awards finalists have been announced by the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association.  An online awards ceremony will be held August 13 in conjunction with When Words Collide which will take place, free online, from August 12-14. 

BEST NOVEL

  • A Broken Darkness, Premee Mohamed, Solaris
  • Jade Legacy, Fonda Lee, Orbit
  • The Quantum War, Derek Künsken, Solaris
  • RED X, David Demchuk, Strange Light / Penguin Random House
  • Soulstar, C.L. Polk, Tordotcom

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

  • The Gold Flame of Senica, Elizabeth Whitton, Kettlescon Press
  • Iron Widow, Xiran Jay Zhao, Penguin Teen
  • The Serpent’s Fury, Kelley Armstrong, Puffin Canada
  • Star Song, Edward Willett, Shadowpaw Press
  • Walking in Two Worlds, Wab Kinew, Penguin Teen

BEST NOVELETTE/NOVELLA

  • The Annual Migration of Clouds, Premee Mohamed, ECW Press
  • Decay in Five Stages, Julie E. Czerneda, Derelict, Zombies Need Brains
  • Lay Down Your Heart, Liz Westbrook-Trenholm and Hayden Trenholm, Seasons Between Us:
    Tales of Identities and Memories
  • The Return of the Sorceress, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Subterranean Press
  • These Lifeless Things, Premee Mohamed, Solaris

BEST SHORT STORY

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL/COMIC

  • Crash and Burn, Kate Larking and Finn Lucullan, Astres Press
  • Critical Role: The Mighty Nein. Origins — Jester Lavorre, Sam Maggs with art by Hunter Severn Bonyun, Dark Horse Comics
  • Goblins, Ellipsis Hana Stephens, Webcomic
  • It Never Rains, Kari Maaren, Webcomic
  • Shadow Life, Hiromi Goto with art by Ann Xu, First Second Books
  • Thor and Loki: Double Trouble, Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru, Marvel Comics

BEST POEM/SONG

  • Cat People Café“, Carolyn Clink, Polar Starlight #3
  • Crossroads“, Tiffany Morris, Nightmare Magazine, Issue 110
  • My Pillow Eats Screams“, Matt Moore, Polar Starlight #4
  • The Reality of Ghosts“, Yilin Wang, Fantasy Magazine #70
  • Widow“, Richard Van Camp, Food of My People, Exile Editions
  • Them + Us“, James Grotkowski, Polar Borealis Magazine #19

BEST RELATED WORK

  • Alias Space and Other Stories, Kelly Robson, Subterranean Press
  • Food of My People, edited by Candas Jane Dorsey and Ursula Pflug, Exile Editions
  • Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, Issue 32, edited by Karl Johanson
  • On Spec Magazine, #116, #117, and #118, managing editor Diane L. Walton, Copper Pig Writers’ Society
  • Seasons Between Us: Tales of Identities and Memories, edited by Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law, Laksa Media Groups

BEST VISUAL PRESENTATION

  • Angakusajaujuq: The Shaman’s Apprentice, Zacharias Kunuk, Kingulliit Productions / Taqqut Productions
  • Dune (2021), directed by Denis Villeneuve, Legendary Entertainment
  • Free Guy, directed by Shawn Levy, Century Studios
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife, directed by Jason Reitman, Columbia Pictures
  • Wynonna Earp, Season 4, episodes 7-12, Emily Andras, showrunner, Seven24 Films

BEST ARTIST

  • Samantha Beiko, cover for Seasons Between Us: Tales of Identities and Memories
  • James Beveridge, cover for On Spec Magazine, Issue #116, and CD cover for Distant Past’s album,
    The Final Stage
  • Swati Chavda, covers for Polar Starlight #1, plus Polar Borealis #18 and #20
  • Dan O’Driscoll, Red World, Blue Star, cover for On Spec Magazine, Issue #117, and cover for Star Song
  • Veronica Park, cover for The Annual Migration of Clouds

BEST FAN WRITING AND PUBLICATION

BEST FAN ORGANIZATIONAL

  • Argo Author Chats, A.E. Prevost, Argo Bookshop, monthly online book discussions (Montreal)
  • ephemera Reading Series, KT Bryski and Jen R. Albert (Toronto)
  • Hal-Con, Hal-Con Sci-Fi Fantasy Association (Halifax)
  • When Words Collide, chair, Randy McCharles (Calgary)
  • World Fantasy Convention, chair, Diane Lacey, (Montreal)

BEST FAN RELATED WORK

2 thoughts on “2022 Aurora Award Ballot

  1. Congratulations to all the finalists.

    Really happy to see The Return of the Sorceress by Silvia Moreno-Garcia getting some awards love.

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