CHIMERASCOPE makes the 2011 Aurora Award final ballot

The finalists for the 2011 Aurora Awards have been announced, and my collection Chimerascope is on the ballot, under the category, "Best English Related Work." The full ballot is shown below. Congratulations and best of luck to all the finalists. PROFESSIONAL AWARDS Best English Novel Black Bottle Man by Craig Russell, Great Plains Publications Destiny's Blood by Marie Bilodeau, Dragon Moon Press Stealing Home by Hayden Trenholm, Bundoran Press Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay, Viking Canada Watch by Robert J. Sawyer, Penguin Canada Best English Short Story "The Burden of Fire" by Hayden Trenholm, Neo-Opsis #19 "Destiny Lives in the Tattoo's Needle" by Suzanne Church, Tesseracts Fourteen, EDGE "The Envoy" by Al Onia, Warrior Wisewoman 3, Norilana Books "Touch the Sky, They Say" by Matt Moore, AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, November "Your Beating Heart" by M. G. Gillett, Rigor Amortis, Absolute Xpress Best English Related Work Chimerascope, Douglas Smith (collection), ChiZine Publications The Dragon and the Stars, edited by Derwin Mak and Eric Choi, DAW Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead, edited by Nancy Kilpatrick, EDGE On Spec, edited by Diane Walton, Copper Pig Writers Society Tesseracts Fourteen, edited by John Robert Colombo and Brett Alexander Savory, EDGE

Best English Poem / Song "The ABCs of the End of the World" by Carolyn Clink, A Verdant Green, The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box "Let the Night In" by Sandra Kasturi, Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead, EDGE "Of the Corn: Kore's Innocence" by Colleen Anderson, Witches & Pagans #21 "The Transformed Man" by Robert J. Sawyer, Tesseracts Fourteen, EDGE "Waiting for the Harrowing" by Helen Marshall, ChiZine 45 Best English Graphic Novel Goblins, by Tarol Hunt, goblinscomic.com Looking For Group, Vol. 3, by Ryan Sohmer and Lar DeSouza Stargazer, Volume 1, by Von Allan, Von Allan Studio Tomboy Tara, Emily Ragozzino, tomboytara.com Best Artist (Professional and Amateur) (An example of each artist’s work is listed below but they are to be judged on the body of work they have produced in the award year) Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk, "Brekky" cover art, On Spec Fall Erik Mohr, cover art for ChiZine Publications Christina Molendyk, Girls of Geekdom Calendar for Argent Dawn Photography Dan O'Driscoll, cover art for Stealing Home Aaron Paquette, "A New Season" cover art, On Spec Spring FAN / AMATEUR AWARDS Best Fan Publications No award will be given out in this category due insufficient eligible nominees Best Fan Filk Dave Clement and Tom Jeffers of Dandelion Wine for "Face on Mars" CD Karen Linsley; concert as SFContario Guest of Honour Phil Mills, for “Time Traveller” (song writing) Best Fan Organizational Andrew Gurudata, organizing the Constellation Awards Brent M. Jans, chair of Pure Speculation (Edmonton) Liana Kerzner, chair of Futurecon (Toronto) Helen Marshall and Sandra Kasturi, chairs of Toronto SpecFic Colloquium (Toronto) Alex Von Thorn, chair of SFContario (Toronto) Best Fan Other Tom Jeffers, Fundraising, FilKONtario John and Linda Ross Mansfield, Conception of the Aurora Nominee pins Lloyd Penney, Articles, columns and letters of comment - fanzines Best of luck to everyone!

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