The longlists have been announced for the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Shortlists will be announced in late June, and the winners this coming autumn. Winners receive a medallion that incorporates the Sunburst logo. Winners of both the Adult and Young Adult Sunburst Award also receive a cash prize of $1,000, while winners of the Short Story Sunburst Award receive a cash prize of $500.
The full longlists are here. These are the novels that have been longlisted for the Adult Award:
Gail Anderson-Dargatz, The Spawning Grounds
Madeline Ashby, Company Town
Jay Hosking, Three Years With the Rat
Claire Humphrey, Spells of Blood and Kin
Ami McKay, The Witches of New York
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Certain Dark Things
Sylvain Neuvel, Sleeping Giants
Jerome Stueart, The Angels of Our Better Beasts
Jo Walton, Necessity
Robert Charles Wilson, Last Year
From Nebula and Hugo Award–nominated Carolyn Ives Gilman comes Dark Orbit, a compelling novel featuring alien contact, mystery, and murder.
Reports of a strange, new habitable planet have reached the Twenty Planets of human civilization. When a team of scientists is assembled to investigate this world, exoethnologist Sara Callicot is recruited to keep an eye on an unstable crewmate.