Friday, 21 March 2014

Aurora Awards 2013 (ah yes, that magical time is upon us once more)

Hey all!  I've had a few e-mails about this (and thanks for them), so I'll post a quick blog about it!

Destiny's War is not eligible for the 2013 Aurora Awards.  Only a special bundle was released in 2013, but the book's actual publication date was January 31, 2014. That gives you a whole year to read it before next year's Aurora Awards - you're welcome!

My only eligible work this year is The Kevlar Canoe, a short story included in Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories, edited by Claude Lalumi√®re and Camille Alexa (Tyche Books).  It's a strange little tale that re-imagines the French-Canadian folktale La chasse-galerie (the flying canoe). I knew it was weird when Claude admitted he believed it was the weirdest story in the anthology.  High praise coming from a fine writer of weird stories!

I read this story at quite a few cons this year (because it has a Kevlar canoe and therefore is awesome), but if you haven't read it, drop me a line and I'll get it to you - possibly by reading it to you over the phone! 

Nominations are open until April 12, 2014.  Check out the website here.

Cheers!