Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New anthology celebrates the Aurora Awards' thirty year history

Montreal's Nanopress is celebrating thirty years of  award-winning Canadian speculative writing with a new anthology, The Aurora Awards-- Thirty Years of Canadian Science Fiction.  Edited by Val Grimm, Marie-Astrid Walling and René Walling, with an introduction by Jean-Louis Trudel, the anthology will be released in May at Keycon, this year's Canadian National Science Fiction Convention. Along with stories by Daniel Sernine, Robert J. Sawyer, Julie Czerneda, Élisabeth Vonarburg, Candas Jane Dorsey, Yves Meynard, David Nickle, Karl Schroeder, Edo Van Belkom, Hayden Trenholm, Douglas Smith, and Laurent McAllister, it includes my near-future story "Carpe Diem" (which, because it was set at the end of the last millennium, has now become a near-past story.)  "Carpe Diem" was first published in the Canadian SF magazine On Spec in 1989, and won a Casper Award (now called the Aurora) in 1990. Its chilling prediction about the nature of  21st century health care has not yet --quite- come true.

Here are the links to the Nanopress announcement and the official Aurora Awards site.

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