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    Aurora Awards 2011

    Congratulations to the Aurora Award winners for 2011! Very pleased to see that Hayden Trenholm’s story the “Burden of Fire” won for Best English story. My story ‘The Kol Effect’ was in that same issue of Neo-Opsis. That’s the second time I’ve shared space with one of Hayden’s stories; my first sale to On Spec (“A Ragman’s Vow”) appeared in issue #73 with Hayden’s story “Love in its Season”. The full list of winners can be found at Locus Online.

  • Writing Resources

    Aurora Awards

    I’ve blabbed enough here about my own eligible work for Canada’s Aurora Awards. So instead here are some links to other writers that you might want to check out when deciding who to nominate (please note I’m just mentioning writers I’ve either talked to recently or have followed for a long time… not trying to play favorites!) For a more complete list of eligible works check out the Canadian SF Works database. Colleen Anderson – has poetry and fiction eligible Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Many stories eligible this year. Robert J Sawyer – one of Canada’s best known SF novelists, his novel Wake is eligible. Douglas Smith – His story collection…

  • Writing Resources

    Aurora Awards

    It is that time of the year again… Aurora voting! From the Prix Aurora website: The Prix Aurora Awards are CanadaÔÇÖs National Science Fiction & Fantasy Awards. They are Canadian FansÔÇÖ way of recognizing the best in genre creativity and activity of the previous calendar year (January 1st to December 31st 2010). Why am I telling you this? Voting is free and registration is simple — just sign up to be a member and you can nominate every year. And don’t worry, you don’t have to vote in every category. Just fill in what you know. This is not an entirely selfless announcement I do have four stories eligible for…