Aurora Nominees

The 2016 Aurora Award ballot for English language has been announced. Members of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association can vote between June 15 and midnight July 23. The awards will be presented at Canvention 36 in Calgary the weekend of August 12-14.

Best English Novel

  • Cursed: Black Swan, by Ryan T. McFadden
  • A Daughter of No Nation, by A.M. Dellamonica
  • Drowning in Amber, by E.C. Bell
  • Much Ado about Macbeth, by Randy McCharles
  • Signal to Noise, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Too Far Gone, by Chadwick Ginther

Best English Young Adult Novel

  • The Flame in the Maze, by Caitlin Sweet
  • The Fountain, by Suzy Vadori
  • An Inheritance of Ashes, by Leah Bobet
  • Mabel the Mafioso Dwarf, by Sherry Peters
  • Maddie Hatter and the Deadly Diamond, by Jayne Barnard

Best English Short Fiction

  • “Cosmobotica,” by Costi Gurgu & Tony Pi
  • “Game Not Over,” by Ron Friedman
  • “La Héron,” by Charlotte Ashley
  • “Looking for Gordo,” by Robert J. Sawyer
  • “Super Frenemies,” by Stephen Kotowych
  • “Waters of Versailles,” by Kelly Robson

Best English Poem/Song

  • “Elegy for WLC,” by David Clink
  • “Origami Crane / Light Defying Spaceship,” by Naru Dames Sundar
  • “Portrait,” by David Clink
  • “Typhon & Echidna: A Love Story,” by Sandra Kasturi
  • “Venice Letting Go,” by Sandra Kasturi

Best English Graphic Novel

  • Bloodsuckers, written by J.M. Frey, illustrated by Ryan Cole, edited by Steven Andrews
  • Crash and Burn: Prologue, by Kate Larking & Finn Lucullan
  • Infinitum, by GMB Chomichuk
  • The Lady ParaNorma, by Vincent Marcone
  • West of Bathurst: The Complete Collection, by Kari Maaren

Best English Related Work

  • Licence Expired: The Unauthorized James Bond, edited by Madeline Ashby and David Nickle
  • nEvermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery & the Macabre, edited by Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Soles
  • Playground of Lost Toys, edited by Colleen Anderson and Ursula Pflug
  • Professor Challenger: New Worlds, Lost Places, edited by J R Campbell and Charles Prepolec
  • Second Contacts, edited by Michael Rimar & Hayden Trenholm

Best Visual Presentation

  • Bitten, Season 2, Daegan Fryklind
  • Continuum, Season 4, Simon Barry
  • Dark Matter, Season 1, Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie
  • Killjoys, Season 1, Michelle Lovretta
  • Orphan Black, Season 3, John Fawcett and Graeme Manson

Best Artist

  • James Beveridge, covers and poster art
  • Erik Mohr, covers for ChiZine Publications
  • Jeff Minkevics, covers for Five Rivers Press
  • Dan O’Driscoll, covers for Bundoran Press
  • Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk, body of work: Robot sculptures made from upcycled metal objects

Best Fan Publication

  • Broken Toys, edited by Taral Wayne
  • Ecdysis, edited by Jonathan Crowe
  • The Page of Reviews, edited by Adam Shaftoe-Durrant
  • Speculating Canada, edited by Derek Newman-Stille
  • WARP, issues 90-93, edited by Cathy Palmer-Lister

Best Fan Organizational

  • Samantha Beiko and Chadwick Ginther, Chair, Chiaroscuro Reading Series: Winnipeg
  • Derek Künsken and Marie Bilodeau, Executive, Can*Con 2015, Ottawa
  • Randy McCharles, Chair, When Words Collide, Calgary
  • Matt Moore, Marie Bilodeau and Nicole Lavigne, Co-chairs, Chiaroscuro Reading Series: Ottawa
  • Alana Otis and Paul Roberts, Co-chairs, Ad Astra 34 Convention, Toronto

Best Fan Related Work

  • Morva Bowman and Alan Pollard, Halsway Con Concert
  • Keith Braithwaite, The Doctor and his Companion
  • Steve Fahnestalk, weekly column in Amazing Stories Magazine
  • Kari Maaren, Everbody Hates Elves
  • Derek Newman-Stille, Speculating Canada

Note: No award will be given out for the Best Music category this year due to insufficient eligible nominees. Eligible nominees were incorporated into the Best Fan Related Work.
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