The nominees for the Aurora Awards have just been announced and there’s some excellent Ottawa representation this year. Marie Bilodeau has been nominated both for her novel Destiny’s Fall (second in her Destiny series and excellent, I couldn’t put it down) and for her short story Happily Ever After which appeared in When The Villain Comes Home from Dragon Moon Press. Matt Moore‘s Delta Pi was also nominated in the short story category. Blood and Water, edited by Hayden Trenholm for Bundoran Press, which is now in Ottawa, was also nominated in the Best Related Work – English category. There’s plenty more excellent authors nominated.
Voting is available to members only and will begin on May 6, with the ballots closing on September 13. Membership only costs $10 and most of the nominated works will be available for free download to active members so they can vote. $10 is a great deal for all that excellent, award-nominated fiction.
Best of all, the award ceremonies will be hosted at Can-Con in Ottawa this year. Will you be attending?