Nominations are now open for the Aurora Awards, which honour the best in Canadian science fiction and fantasy each year. As Edward Willett, I’ve been shortlisted several times over the years and won the award for Best Long Form Work in English for Marseguro (DAW Books) in 2009,
Any Canadian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to nominate and vote in the Aurora Awards: all you have to do is join the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association, for a nominal membership fee of $10. You can join, nominate, and vote on the Aurora Awards website.
If you’re a Canadian reader of science fiction and fantasy, I urge you to nominate your favourites from the last year, and check out and vote for your favourites among the eventual nominees. As a CSFFA member, you also receive a voters’ package containing many of the nominated works, so it’s also a great way to find out about Canadian authors and artists you may not be aware of.
And, of course, if you think any of my eligible work is worthy of an Aurora nomination, I humbly thank you for your support.
Here are my eligible works, all written as Edward Willett, with links. As well, Wendi Nordell, who did the cover art for I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust, is eligible for the Best Artist award.
Best Related Work
Paths to the Stars: Twenty-two Fantastical Tales of Imagination (Shadowpaw Press)
I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust: A Collection of Fantastical Poems (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing)
Best Fan Related Work
Best Poem or Song
Any poem from I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust