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Aurora Award shortlists announced

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The Canadian Fantasy and Science Fiction Association has announced the shortlists for the Aurora Awards for the best works of sf and fantasy by Canadians in 2016. Voting by members of the Association will take place between July and September, and the winners will be announced in September.

The full list of nominees is here. These are the main categories:

Best Novel

Company Town  The Courier (San Angeles)  The Nature of a Pirate  Children of Earth and Sky  Stars Like Cold Fire  Quantum Night

Company Town by Madeline Ashby
The Courier by Gerald Brandt
The Nature of a Pirate by A.M. Dellamonica
Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay
Stars like Cold Fire
by Brent Nichols
Quantum Night
by Robert J. Sawyer

Best Short Fiction

Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts (Laksa Anthology Series: Speculative Fiction)  The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales

“Frog Song” by Erika Holt, Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts
“When Phakack Came to Steal Papa, A Ti-Jean Story” by Ace Jordyn, On Spec Magazine
“Living in Oz” by Bev Geddes, Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts
“Seasons of Glass and Iron” by Amal el-Mohtar, The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales
“Age of Miracles” by Robert Runté, Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts
“Marion’s War” by Hayden Trenholm, Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts

Best Related Work

Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts (Laksa Anthology Series: Speculative Fiction)  Superhero Universe: Tesseracts Nineteen  Clockwork Canada: Steampunk Fiction (The Exile Book of)  Enigma Front: Burnt  Lazarus Risen

Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts edited by Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law
Superhero Universe (Tesseracts Nineteen) edited by Claude Lalumière and Mark Shainblum
Clockwork Canada: Steampunk Fiction edited by Dominik Parisien
Enigma Front: Burnt managing editor Celeste A. Peters
Lazarus Risen edited by Hayden Trenholm and Mike Rimar

This year, the Canadian Fantasy and Science Fiction Association is also offering a one-off award for the best work published between January 2001 and December 2010. The category includes both novels and multi-volume works (in those cases we have linked to the first volume in the sequence). The shortlist is as follows:

Best of the Decade

Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 1)  Pattern Recognition  Under Heaven  The Onion Girl (Newford)  Hominids (Neanderthal Parallax)  Blind Lake

Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
The Blue Ant Trilogy by William Gibson
Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay
The Onion Girl by Charles de Lint
The Neanderthal Parallax by Robert J. Sawyer
Blind Lake by Robert Charles Wilson

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