“Zee” Shortlisted for The Janet Savage Blachford Prize

The cover of Zee by Su J. Sokol
Many congrats to SF Canada member Su J. Sokol! Xyr novel “Zee” has just been short-listed for The Janet Savage Blachford Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature!
Other books shortlisted this year include “Room for One More” by Monique Polak, “The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life” by Dani Jansen, and “Journal of a Travelling Girl” by Nadine Neema.
To learn more about the prize and its previous winners, see this link: The Janet Savage Blachford Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Silvia Moreno-Garcia wins August Derleth Award

An author photo of Silvia Moreno-Garcia alongside the cover of her novel, Mexican Gothic

 

Heartiest Congratulations to SF Canada member Silvia Moreno-Garcia! She just won the British Fantasy Society’s August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel. This year’s award-winner is Mexican Gothic, which spent an impressive 31 weeks on the Los Angeles Times best-sellers list in 2020.

The book is currently being developed into a limited television series for Hulu by Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos.

“In Veritas” Named Speculative Fiction Book of the Year

Our heartiest congratulations to SF Canada member C.J. Lavigne!
 
Her novel “In Veritas” was named the Speculative Fiction Book of the Year by the Alberta Book Publishers Association.
 
Read more about the other award-winners here: https://bookpublishers.ab.ca/programs/awards/
 
To read more about “In Veritas”, published by NeWest Press, see the book summary here: https://bookpublishers.ab.ca/titles/in-veritas/

Congratulations to the 2021 Aurora Award Nominees!

The 2020 Aurora Award

On May 9, 2021 the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association announced this year’s list of Aurora Award Nominees. These awards are given to Canadian authors and artists of science fiction and fantasy for eligible novels, short stories, artwork, magazines, and film or television from the previous calendar year.

Several SF Canada members are on this year’s list, including Robert J. Sawyer, Susan Forest, Barb Galler-Smith, R. Graeme Cameron, Mark Leslie Lefebvre, and Derek Newman-Stille. But the list of amazing and talented artists is much longer! So, head over to the full list of nominees on the 2021 ballot and refill your reading list for the summer.

Voting for the Aurora Awards opens July 31, 2021 and will close on September 4, 2021. Winners will be announced in an online ceremony on October 16, 2021.

Learn more about the Aurora Awards at prixaurorawards.ca.

Congratulations to Nalo Hopkinson!

SF Canada extends our heartiest congratulations to Nalo Hopkinson on being named SFWA’s 37th Damon Knight Grand Master.

Nalo Hopkinson is an award-winning speculative fiction author, including Locus, Aurora, and Sunburst wins. She was born in Jamaica, but spent most of her life in Toronto. Hopkinson has authored novels and short stories, edited anthologies, and now works as a professor of creative writing at the University of California.

“Naming Nalo as Grand Master recognizes not only her phenomenal writing but also her work as an educator who has shaped so many of the rising stars of modern SFF.” – SFWA President Mary Robinette Kowal

This Award recognizes a lifetime achievement in speculative fiction and will be presented at the 56th Annual Nebula Conference and Awards Ceremony, held online the weekend of June 4–6, 2021.