PRIX AURORA AWARDS
A Guide to Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guide de la science-fiction et du fantastique canadiens

Version: 2003.4.25

This guide lists works and candidates eligible to be nominated for the 2002 Aurora Awards. Send any additions or corrections to dmullin@sentex.net. / Ce guide dresse la liste des oeuvres et candidats admissibles pour les Prix Aurora 2002. Pour ajouter ou changer quelque chose, écrire à l'adresse dmullin@sentex.net.

Special thanks for assistance in preparing this guide goes to / Tous nos remerciements pour leur aide à: Claude Janelle et de l'Année de la science-fiction et du fantastique québécois, Christian Sauvé, Murray Moore, Dave Switzer, the staff at the Merril Collection, Ruth Stuart, et al. As well, thanks to those maintaining the following web sites / De plus, nous désirons remercier ceux qui assurent la mise à jour des sites suivants: Locus, SF Canada, Chapters, et al.

Note: This is not a complete list. Please feel free to nominate people not on this list. / Ceci est une liste préliminaire. N'hésitez pas à suggérer des noms qui ne figurent pas sur cette liste.

Date in brackets after the category indicates the last time the information has been updated.

Index:


Best Long-Form Work in English / Meilleur livre en anglais
For best work of Science Fiction or Fantasy in a novel or fiction collection by a Canadian writer, published in 2001.


Note 1: Entries with a "*" have not been double checked. There may be mistakes in the information listed for the entry and (possibly) it might not be eligible.
Note 2: Gullible's Travels is an omnibus collection of 2 novels. If both novels had been eligible for the Aurora before 2001 this omnibus would not have been eligible. However, since one of the novels first appears in 2001, this omnibus contains material first appearing in 2001 and is therefore eligible.
Note 3: Variation of copyright date and actual release.
General rule: we'll tend to side with the latest date.
Some (usually small) publishers are too optimistic/disorganized and end up with books being distributed much later than intended. So you have books with a 2000 copyright being released in 2001. The Aurora administrators have to deal with this on a case by case basis, but will usually use the actual release. In this example the book would probably be treated (for eligibility purposes) as a 2001 book, rather than 2000.
Some publishers are too cautious about copyright dates and end up with books appearing too early. For example a book being launched mid-fall 2001 with a 2002 copyright. The Aurora administrators have to deal with this on a case by case basis, but will usually use the copyright date. In this example the book would probably be treated (for eligibility purposes) as a 2002 book, rather than 2001.

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Meilleur livre en français / Best Long-Form Work in French
Dans la catégorie du meilleur roman ou recueil de fiction publié, écrit par un(e) écrivain(e) canadien(ne) et sorti au Canada en 2001, qui relève de la science-fiction ou du fantastique.

Une bonne partie de l'information dans cette catégorie nous à été gracieusement fournie par Claude Janelle et de l'Année de la science-fiction et du fantastique québécois.

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Best Short-Form Work in English / Meilleure nouvelle en anglais
For a Science Fiction or Fantasy novella, novelette, short story or poem by a Canadian writer, in English, released in Canada in 2001.

Note 1: Entries with a "*" have not been double checked. There may be mistakes in the information listed for the entry and (possibly) it might not be eligible.
Note 2: On Spec Vol 3, No 4, Winter 2000 is considered to be a 2001 issue. Contents are eligible this year.
Note 3: On Spec Vol 3, No 4, Winter 2001 is considered to be a 2002 issue. Contents are eligible next year.
Note 4: Storyteller is considered to be a Canadian semi-pro publication for the purpose of the Aurora Awards. Stories in semi-pro magazines are not considered eligible this year. The stories may be eligible when they are published next (first pro publication, available in Canada).
Note 5: Starting with issue 3, Challenging Destiny is considered to be a pro magazine.
Note 6: The anthology Someday... 202 short stories of My Vision of the Future published by STAPLES Business Depot (Dec/2001) is considered to be a Canadian semi-pro publication for the purpose of the Aurora Awards. Stories in semi-pro publication are not considered eligible this year. The stories may be eligible when they are published next (first pro publication, available in Canada).
Note 8: Wild Things Live There: The Best of Northern Frights is a reprint anthology. None of the stories are eligible this year (because of past eligibility).
Note 9: The 2001 World Fantasy Convention CD-ROM is considered to be a semi-pro publication for the purpose of the Aurora Awards. Stories and poems in a semi-pro publication are not considered eligible this year. The stories and poems may become eligible when they are published next (first pro publication, available in Canada).
Note 10: Some abbreviations
F&SF = "The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction"
Dragons, Knights, and Angels = "Dragons, Knights, and Angels: The Magazine of Christian Fantasy and Science Fiction"

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Meilleure nouvelle en français / Best Short-Form Work in French
Dans la catégorie de la meilleure nouvelle ou du meilleur poème écrit et publié par un(e) écrivain(e) canadien(ne) et sorti au Canada en 2001, qui relève de la science-fiction ou du fantastique.

Note 1: L'ASFFQ 1998 = L'Année 1998 de la science-fiction et du fantastique québécois
Note 2: Un jour... 202 nouvelles de Comment je vois l'avenir, une anthologie publiée par BUREAU EN GROS (déc/2001), est considérée comme étant une publication semi-professionnelle. Les nouvelles qui y sont publiées ne sont pas éligibles au Prix Aurora cette année, mais le seront dans l'éventualité d'une réédition professionnelle.

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Best Other Work in English / Meilleur ouvrage en anglais (Autre)
For Science Fiction or Fantasy activity, in English, by a Canadian, in 2001, not encompassed by the previous categories. For example: critical writing, media presentation, anthologies, magazines, translator. Note: If nominating a TV show, please nominate individual episodes or story arcs.


Note 1: Entries with a "*" have not been double checked. There may be mistakes in the information listed for the entry and (possibly) it might not be eligible.
Note 2: Some abbreviations
F&SF = The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

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Meilleur ouvrage en français / Best Other Work in French
Dans la catégorie du meilleur travail relevant de la science-fiction ou du fantastique canadiens en 2001, qui n'est pas compris dans les deux catégories précédentes. Par exemple: anthologie ou collectif, revue, activité médiatique, critique littéraire, édition ou direction littéraire, traducteur.

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Artistic Achievement / Accomplissement artistique
For a work or body of work produced by a Canadian artist during 2001. This category is open to both professional and non-professional artists. Examples of the artist's work are indicated in brackets after the artist's name. This is not a complete list. Please feel free to nominate people not on this list. /
Pour une oeuvre ou pour la production artistique d'un(e) Canadien(ne) en 2001. Cette catégorie est ouverte à tous les artistes, professionnels ou non. Des exemples de la production de l'artiste sont cités entre parenthèses à la suite du nom de l'artiste. Ceci est une liste préliminaire. N'hésitez pas à suggérer des noms qui ne figurent pas sur cette liste.


Note 1: Any artist with a (*) following their name has not had their eligibility for this year confirmed. Most are on the list because they have been eligible in prior years (if you nominate them, please indicate where you saw their work in 2001).
Note 2: On Spec Vol 3, No 4, Winter 2000 is considered to be a 2001 issue. Contents are eligible this year.
Note 3: On Spec Vol 3, No 4, Winter 2001 is considered to be a 2002 issue. Contents are eligible next year.

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Fan Achievement (Fanzine) / Accomplissement fanique (Fanzine)
For a Canadian fanzine or newsletter relating to SF or Fantasy published in 2001. If you nominate a fanzine not on the list, please include the address of the fanzine and the editor's name. /
Pour un fanzine ou bulletin fanique canadien, qui traite du milieu de la science-fiction ou du fantastique, publié au moins une fois en 2001. Si vous proposez un fanzine qui n'est pas mentionné, veuillez inclure l'adresse du fanzine et le nom de l'éditeur.

Note 1: Fanzines with a "*" in front are unverified as to whether they had any issues produced in 2001. May or may not be eligible.
Note 2: Has had issues in 2001, not sure if it's an "sf" fanzine.
Note 3: The following had no issues in 2001:
The Neutral Zone Journal, Lisa McGovern (S'harien SF&F social club) [clubzine]
Note 4: Final issue of ConTRACT was published at the end of 2001.

Sources: Murray Moore, Christian Sauvé, Keith Braithwaite, Andrew C. Murdoch, Garth Spencer, Paul Valcour, et al.

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Fan Achievement (Organizational) / Accomplissement fanique (Organisation)
For individual contributions to Canadian SF convention or club activities during 2001. / Pour des contributions à des congrès ou des activités de clubs canadiens en 2001.

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Fan Achievement (Other) / Accomplissement fanique (autre)
For Canadian fan activity in 2001 not encompassed by the previous two categories. e.g. multi-media presentation, music, APAS, fan-writing, etc. / Pour des activités faniques canadiennes en 2001 qui ne sont pas comprises dans les deux catégories précédentes. Par exemple: arts graphiques, musique, présentations multimédia, écriture fanique, etc.

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