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  Award-Winning Canadian SF&F  

  Compiled by Robert J. Sawyer  

Copyright © 1983-2014 by Robert J. Sawyer
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Updated Monday, July 21, 2014. A comprehensive guide to award-winning English-language Canadian science fiction and fantasy. In brochure format, thousands of copies of this guide have been distributed over the years by Bakka, Toronto's SF specialty store. Versions also appears as appendices in the anthologies Distant Early Warnings: Canada's Best Science Fiction, edited by Robert J. Sawyer [Red Deer Press, 2009], and Aurora Awards: An Anthology of Prize-Winning Science Fiction & Fantasy, edited by Edo van Belkom [Quarry Press, 1999].

"Sawyer's list could be considered as a buying guide for those new to the genres of fantasy and science fiction." — Canadian Materials

An asterisk (*) marks works that have won multiple awards
SF=Science Fiction; F=Fantasy


  Aurora Award (Novels)  

The Aurora is Canada's top honour in science fiction and fantasy, voted on by members of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association.

  • 2013: The Silvered (F) by Tanya Huff of Picton, Ontario. DAW, 2012.

  • 2012: Wonder (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer of Mississauga, Ontario. Penguin, 2011.

  • 2011: Watch (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer of Mississauga, Ontario. Penguin, 2010.*

  • 2010: Wake (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer of Mississauga, Ontario. Penguin, 2009.

  • 2009: Marseguro (SF) by Edward Willett of Regina, Saskatchewan. DAW, 2008.

  • 2008: The New Moon's Arms (F) by Nalo Hopkinson then of Toronto, Ontario. Grand Central Publishing, 2007.*

  • 2007: Children of Chaos (F) by Dave Duncan of Vancouver, British Columbia. Tor, 2006.

  • 2006: Cagebird (SF) by Karin Lowachee of Mississauga, Ontario. Warner, 2005.

  • 2005: Wolf Pack (F) by Edo van Belkom of Brampton, Ontario. Tundra, 2004.

  • 2004: Blind Lake (SF) by Robert Charles Wilson of Concord, Ontario. Tor, 2003.

  • 2003: Permanence (SF) by Karl Schroeder of Toronto, Ontario. Tor, 2002.

  • 2002: In the Company of Others (SF) by Julie E. Czerneda of Orillia, Ontario. DAW, 2001.

  • 2001: The Snow Queen (F) by Eileen Kernaghan of New Westminster, British Columbia. Thistledown, 2000.

  • 2000: FlashForward (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer of Mississauga, Ontario. Tor, 1999.

  • 1999: Darwinia (SF) by Robert Charles Wilson then of Toronto, Ontario. Tor, 1999.

  • 1998: Black Wine (F) by Candas Jane Dorsey of Edmonton, Alberta. Tor, 1998.*

  • 1997: Starplex (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer then of Thornhill, Ontario. Ace, 1996 [press release].*

  • 1996: The Terminal Experiment (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer then of Thornhill, Ontario. HarperPrism, 1995 [press release].*

  • 1995: Virtual Light (SF) by William Gibson of Vancouver, British Columbia. Bantam, 1993.

  • 1994: Nobody's Son (F) by Sean Stewart, now of Davis, California. Maxwell MacMillan, 1993; Ace, 1995.

  • 1993: Passion Play (SF) by Sean Stewart now of Davis, California. Beach Holme, 1992.*

  • 1992: Golden Fleece (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer of Toronto, Ontario. Warner Questar, 1990.*

  • 1991: Tigana (F) by Guy Gavriel Kay of Toronto, Ontario. Penguin, 1990.

  • 1990: West of January (F) by Dave Duncan then of Calgary, Alberta. Del Rey, 1989.

  • 1989: Mona Lisa Overdrive (SF) by William Gibson of Vancouver, British Columbia. Bantam, 1988.

  • 1988: Jack, the Giant Killer (F) by Charles de Lint of Ottawa, Ontario. Ace, 1987.

  • 1987: The Wandering Fire (F) by Guy Gavriel Kay of Toronto, Ontario. Collins, 1986.

  • 1985: Songs From The Drowned Lands (F) by Eileen Kernaghan of Burnaby, British Columbia. Ace, 1983.

  • 1982: A Judgment of Dragons (SF) by Phyllis Gotlieb of Toronto, Ontario. Berkley, 1980.


  Aurora Award (Short Fiction)  

  • 2013: "The Walker of the Shifting Borderland" (F) by Douglas Smith of Aurora, Ontario. In On Spec, Fall 2012.

  • 2012: "The Needle's Eye" (F) by Suzanne Church of Kitchener, Ontario. In Chilling Tales: Evil Did I Dwell; Lewd I Did Live, Michael Kelly, ed., Edge, 2011.

  • 2011: "The Burden of Fire" (SF) by Hayden Trenholm of Ottawa, Ontario. In Neo-Opsis, Issue 19, 2010.

  • 2010: "Pawns Dreaming of Roses" (F) by Eileen Bell of Edmonton, Alberta. In Women of the Apocalypse, an anthology by Eileen Bell, Roxanne Felix, Ryan T. McFadden, and Billie Milholland, Absolute Xpress, 2009.

  • 2009: "Ringing in the Changes in Okotoks, Alberta" (F) by Randy McCharles of Calgary, Alberta. In Tesseracts Twelve, Claude Lalumière, ed., Edge, 2008.

  • 2008: "Like Water in the Desert" (SF) by Hayden Trenholm of Ottawa, Ontario. In Challenging Destiny, August 2007.

  • 2007: "Biding Time" (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer of Mississauga, Ontario. In Slipstreams, John Helfers and Martin H. Greenberg, ed., DAW, 2006.

  • 2006: "Transubstantiation" (SF) by Derwin Mak of Toronto, Ontario. In Northwest Passages: A Cascadian Anthology, Cris DiMarco, ed., CascadiaCon, 2005.

  • 2005: "When the Morning Stars Sang Together" (SF) by Isaac Szpindel of Toronto, Ontario. In ReVisions, Julie E. Czerneda and Isaac Szpindel, ed., DAW 2004.

  • 2004: "Scream Angel" (SF) by Douglas Smith of Aurora, Ontario. In Low Port, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, ed., Meisha Merlin, 2003.

  • 2003: "Ineluctable" (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer of Mississauga, Ontario. In Analog, November 2002.

  • 2002: "Left Foot on a Blind Man" (SF) by Julie E. Czerneda of Orillia, Ontario. In Silicon Dreams, Martin H. Greenberg and Larry Segriff, ed., DAW, 2001.

  • 2000: "Stream of Consciousness" (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer of Mississauga, Ontario. In Packing Fraction, Julie E. Czerneda, ed., Trifolium, 1999.

  • 1999: "Hockey's Night in Canada" (SF) by Edo van Belkom of Brampton, Ontario. In Arrowdreams: An Anthology of Alternate Canadas, Mark Shainblum and John Dupuis, ed., Editions NuAge, 1998.

  • 1998: "Three Hearings on the Existence of Snakes in the Human Bloodstream" (F) by James Alan Gardner of Waterloo, Ontario. In Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, February 1997.

  • 1997: "Peking Man" (F) by Robert J. Sawyer then of Thornhill, Ontario. In Dark Destiny III, Edward E. Kramer, ed., White Wolf, 1996 [press release].

  • 1996: "The Perseids" (F) by Robert Charles Wilson the of Toronto, Ontario. In Northern Frights 3, Don Hutchison, ed., Mosaic, 1995.

  • 1995: "The Fragrance of Orchids" (SF) by Sally McBride now of Toronto, Ontario. In Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, May 1994.

  • 1994: "Just Like Old Times" (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer then of Thornhill, Ontario. In On Spec, Summer 1993, and Dinosaur Fantastic, Mike Resnick, ed., DAW, 1993.*

  • 1993: "The Toy Mill" (F) by David Nickle and Karl Schroeder, both of Toronto, Ontario. In Tesseracts4, 1992.

  • 1992: "A Niche" (SF) by Peter Watts of Vancouver, and "Breaking Ball" (SF) by Michael Skeet of Toronto [tie]. Both in Tesseracts3, 1990.

  • 1991: "Muffin Explains Teleology to the World at Large" (F) by James Alan Gardner of Waterloo, Ontario. In On Spec, Spring 1990, and Tesseracts3.

  • 1990: "Carpe Diem" (SF) by Eileen Kernaghan of New Westminster, British Columbia. In On Spec, Fall 1989.

  • 1989: "Sleeping in a Box" (SF) by Candas Jane Dorsey of Edmonton, Alberta. In her Machine Sex and Other Stories, Beach Holme, 1988.

  Aurora Award (Young-Adult Novels)  

  • 2013: Under My Skin (F) by Charles de Lint of Ottawa, Ontario. Penguin Razorbill, 2012

  Aurora Award (Lifetime Achievement)  

Presented occasionally by a vote of the preceding year's annual general meeting of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association. Four authors have been honoured to date:

  • 2013: Robert J. Sawyer [press release]

  • 1983: Judith Merril

  • 1982: Phyllis Gotlieb

  • 1980: A.E. van Vogt

  Analytical Laboratory Award  

Voted on by the readers of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, the world's best-selling English-language science-fiction magazine, for material published in that magazine; the award is often referred to as the "AnLab."

  • 2005: "Shed Skin" (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer of Mississauga, Ontario. Short Story, January/February 2004 [and reprinted in Distant Early Warnings: Canada's Best Science Fiction, Robert J. Sawyer, ed., Robert J. Sawyer Books, 2009].

  • 2003: "In Spirit" (SF) by Pat Forde of Waterloo, Ontario. Novella, September 2002 [and reprinted in Distant Early Warnings: Canada's Best Science Fiction, Robert J. Sawyer, ed., Robert J. Sawyer Books, 2009].

  • 1988: "The Gift" (SF) by Pat Forde of Waterloo, Ontario. Novella/Novelette, December 1987.

  • 1983: "Melancholy Elephants" (SF) by Spider Robinson then of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Short Story, June 1982.

  • 1979: "Stardance II" (SF) by Spider & Jeanne Robinson then of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Serial, September, October, November 1978.


  Asimov's Readers' Award  

Voted on by the readers of Asimov's Science Fiction, a leading American science-fiction magazine, for material published in that magazine.

  • 2013: "The Way of the Needle" (SF) by Derek Künsken of Ottawa, Ontario. Novelette, March 2012.

  • 2009: "The Ray-Gun: A Love Story" (SF) by James Alan Gardner of Kitchener, Ontario. Novelette, February 2008 [and reprinted in Distant Early Warnings: Canada's Best Science Fiction, Robert J. Sawyer, ed., Robert J. Sawyer Books, 2009].*


  Audie Award  

Given annually by the US-based Audio Publishers Association for the year's best audiobooks.


  Carl Brandon Kindred Award  

Juried award carrying a US$1,000 prize given by the Carl Brandon Society for a "work of speculative fiction dealing with issues of race and ethnicity."

  • 2007: From the Notebooks of Dr. Brain (SF) by Minister Faust of Edmonton, Alberta. Del Rey, 2007.


  British Fantasy Award  

Juried awards given annually by the British Fantasy Society for the best fantasy and horror works of the year; presented at the UK's FantasyCon.

  • 2012 Fantasy Novel: Among Others (F) by Jo Walton of Montreal, Quebec. Tor, 2011.*


  British Science Fiction Association Award  

Voted on by members of the British Science Fiction Association.

  • 1977: Brontomek! (SF) by Michael Coney of Sidney, British Columbia. Gollancz, 1976.


  John W. Campbell Memorial Award  

The top juried award in the SF field, given annually since 1973 by the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction for best SF novel of the year.

  • 2009: Little Brother (SF) by Cory Doctorow of London, UK. Tor, 2008.*

  • 2006: Mindscan (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer of Mississauga, Ontario. Tor, 2005 [press release].

  • 2002: The Chronoliths (SF) by Robert Charles Wilson of Concord, Ontario. Tor, 2001.

  • 1990: The Child Garden (SF) by Geoff Ryman of Manchester, UK. Unwin, 1989.


  Arthur C. Clarke Award  

A juried award for the best SF novel published in Great Britain.

  • 1987: The Handmaid's Tale (SF) by Margaret Atwood of Toronto, Ontario. Canadian edition: McClelland & Stewart, 1985.


  Hal Clement Award  

A juried award for the best young-adult science-fiction novel of the year; one of the Golden Duck Awards presented annually at the World Science Fiction Convention.

  • 2011: WWW: Watch (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer of Mississauga, Ontario. Ace, 2010.*

  • 2009: Little Brother (SF) by Cory Doctorow of London, UK. Tor, 2008.*

  • 1992: Invitation to the Game (SF) by Monica Hughes of Edmonton, Alberta. HarperCollins, 1990.


  Collectors Award  

Given annual by Barry R. Levin Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, Santa Monica, California, "on behalf of its staff and worldwide clientele of collectors of rare and first editions of science fiction, fantasy, and horror," to the "most collectable author of the year."

  • 2003: Robert J. Sawyer (SF) of Mississauga, Ontario.


  Copper Cylinder Award  

Given annually since 2012 by popular vote of members of the Sunburst Award Society (as opposed to the juried Sunburst Awards, listed below) in both adult and young-adult categories.

  • 2013 Adult Novel: The Chaos (F) by Nalo Hopkinson of Riverside, California. McEdlerry, 2012.

  • 2012 Young-Adult Novel: Starling (F) by Lesley Livingston of Toronto, Ontario. HarperCollins, 2012.

  • 2012 Adult Novel: Among Others (F) by Jo Walton of Montreal, Quebec. Tor, 2011.*

  • 2012 Young-Adult Novel: Once Every Never (F) by Lesley Livingston of Toronto, Ontario. Penguin, 2011.


  William L. Crawford Fantasy Award  

A juried award for the best book-length debut of the year in the fantasy field, presented by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts.

  • 1997: Black Wine (F) by Candas Jane Dorsey of Edmonton, Alberta. Tor, 1997.*

  • 1984: The Riddle of the Wren (F) and Moonheart (F), both by Charles de Lint of Ottawa, Ontario. Both Ace, 1984.

  Compton Crook Memorial Award  

The Baltimore SF Society's juried award for the best first novel of the year.

  • 1983: Courtship Rite (SF) by Donald Kingsbury of Montreal, Quebec. Simon & Schuster, 1982.*


  Philip K. Dick Award  

An American juried award for the best SF novel first published in paperback.

  • 1999: The Print Remix (SF) by Geoff Ryman of Manchester, UK. St. Martin's, 1998.

  • 1994: Mysterium (SF) by Robert Charles Wilson then of Toronto, Ontario. Bantam, 1994.

  • 1984: Neuromancer (SF) by William Gibson of Vancouver, British Columbia. Ace, 1984.*


  Arthur Ellis Award  

A juried award presented annually since 1983 by Crime Writers of Canada, which has twice gone to SF/mystery crossover works.

  • 1993 Short Story: "Just Like Old Times" (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer then of Thornhill, Ontario. [press release].*

  • 1992 First Novel: Passion Play (SF) by Sean Stewart now of Davis, California. Beach Holme, 1992.*


  Geffen Award  

Israel's top science-fiction and fantasy award.

  • 2006 Science Fiction Novel: Spin (SF) by Robert Charles Wilson of Concord, Ontario. Graff Publishing, 2006.*

  • 2004 Science Fiction Novel: Warchild (SF) by Karin Lowachee of Mississauga, Ontario. Opus Press, 2004.*


  Goodreads Choice Award  

Decided by popular vote of the worldwide members of Goodreads.com.

  • Best Books of 2013 — Science Fiction: MaddAddam (SF) by Margaret Atwood of Toronto, Ontario. McClelland & Stewart, 2013.*


  Homer Award  

Voted on by the 30,000 online members of CompuServe's Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Forum; presented annually to works published from 1990 to 2000.

  • 2000 Novel: Calculating God (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer then of Thornhill, Ontario. Tor, 2000.*

  • 1998 Short Story: "Face of God" (F) by Barbara Galler-Smith of Edmonton, Alberta. In On Spec, Winter 1998.

  • 1997 Novel: Broken Blade (F) by Ann Marston of Edmonton, Alberta. HarperCollins, 1997.

  • 1996 Novel: Starplex (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer then of Thornhill, Ontario. Ace, 1996.

  • 1995 Novel: The Terminal Experiment (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer then of Thornhill, Ontario. HarperPrism, 1995.*

  • 1994 Novel: End of an Era (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer then of Thornhill, Ontario. Ace, 1994.*

  • 1993 Novel: Fossil Hunter (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer then of Thornhill, Ontario. Ace, 1993.

  • 1992 Novel: Far-Seer (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer of Toronto, Ontario. Ace, 1992.

  • 1996 Short Story: "Above It All" (F) by Robert J. Sawyer then of Thornhill, Ontario. In Dante's Disciples, Peter Crowther and Edward E. Kramer, ed., White Wolf, 1996.

  • 1995 Short Story: "You See But You Do Not Observe" (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer then of Thornhill, Otario.*

  • 1992 Short Story: "Black Ice" (F) by Barbara Delaplace now of Gainesville, Florida. In Aladdin: Master of the Lamp, Mike Resnick, ed., DAW, 1992.

  • 1991 Fantasy Novel: The Little Country (F) by Charles de Lint of Ottawa, Ontario. Morrow, 1991.

  • 1990 First Novel: Golden Fleece (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer then of Toronto, Ontario. Warner Questar, 1990.*


  Hugo Award  

Voted on by the members of the annual World Science Fiction Convention.

  • 2011 Novel: Among Others (F) by Jo Walton of Montreal, Quebec. Tor, 2011.*

  • 2010 Novelette: "The Island" (SF) by Peter Watts of Toronto, Ontario. In The New Space Opera 2, Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan, ed., Eos, 2009.

  • 2006 Novel: Spin (SF) by Robert Charles Wilson of Concord, Ontario. Tor, 2005.*

  • 2003 Novel: Hominids (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer of Mississauga, Ontario. Tor, 2002. [press release].

  • 1985 Novel: Neuromancer (SF) by William Gibson of Vancouver, British Columbia. Ace, 1984.*

  • 1983 Short Story: "Melancholy Elephants" (SF) by Spider Robinson then of Halifax, Nova Scotia. In his Melancholy Elephants, Penguin, 1984.

  • 1978 Novella: "Stardance" (SF) by Spider and Jeanne Robinson then of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Part of Stardance, Dial, 1979 [reprinted by Tor, 1986].*

  • 1977 Novella: "By Any Other Name" (SF) by Spider Robinson then of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Part of Telempath, Berkley, 1976 [reprinted by Tor, 1988].


  Le Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire  

France's top SF award.


  Shirley Jackson Award  

A juried award for literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic.

  • 2010 Short Story: "The Things" (SF) by Peter Watts of Toronto. In Clarkesworld, January 2010.


  Kurd Laßwitz Preis  

Kurd Lasswitz Prize, Germany's top science-fiction award.

  • 2014 Foreign Novel: Among Others (F) by Jo Walton of Montreal, Quebec. Golkonda, 2013.*

  • 2007 Foreign Novel: Spin (SF) by Robert Charles Wilson of Concord, Ontario. Heyne, 2006.*


  Locus Award  

An annual poll of readers of the US science fiction and fantasy trade journal, prompted by a "Recommended Reading" list.

  • 2014 Science Fiction Novel: MaddAddam (SF) by Margaret Atwood of Toronto, Ontario. McClelland & Stewart, 2013.*

  • 2008 Novella: "After the Seige" (SF) by Cory Doctorow then of Toronto, Ontario.

  • 2007 Novelette: "When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth" (SF) by Cory Doctorow then of Toronto, Ontario.

  • 2006 Novelette: "I, Robot" (SF) by Cory Doctorow then of Toronto, Ontario.

  • 2004 First Novel: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (SF) by Cory Doctorow then of Toronto, Ontario. Tor, 2003.

  • 1999 First Novel: Brown Girl in the Ring (F) by Nalo Hopkinson then of Toronto, Ontario. Warner Aspect, 1998.*

  • 1983 First Novel: Courtship Rite (SF) by Donald Kingsbury of Montreal, Quebec. Simon & Schuster, 1982.*

  • 1978 Novella: "Stardance" (SF) by Spider Robinson and Jeanne Robinson Part of Stardance, Dial, 1979 [reprinted by Tor, 1986].*


  Mythopoeic Award  

Given by the Mythopoeic Society for works that exemplify "the spirit of the Inklings" (J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams).

  • 2010 Adult Literature: Lifelode (F) by Jo Walton of Montreal, Quebec. NESFA Press, 2009.


  Nebula Award  

The "Academy Award of SF," voted on by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

  • 2011 Novel: Among Others (F) by Jo Walton of Montreal, Quebec. Tor, 2011.*

  • 2011 Novelette: "What We Found" (SF) by Geoff Ryman of Manchester, UK. In The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, September/October 2011.

  • 1995 Novel: The Terminal Experiment (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer of Thornhill, Ontario. HarperPrism, 1995 [press release].*

  • 1984 Novel: Neuromancer (SF) by William Gibson of Vancouver, British Columbia. Ace, 1984.*

  • 1977 Novella: "Stardance" (SF) by Spider and Jeanne Robinson then of Halifax, Nova Scotia.*


  Andre Norton Award  

A juried award presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America for the best young-adult science-fiction or fantasy book of the year.

  • 2014: Sister Mine (F) by Nalo Hopkinson of Riverside, California. Grand Central Publishing, 2013.


  Prometheus Award  

Presented annually by The Libertarian Futurist Society for "pro-freedom works."

  • 2014: Homeland (SF) by Cory Doctorow of London, UK. Tor, 2013.

  • 2013: Pirate Cinema (SF) by Cory Doctorow of London, UK. Tor, 2012.

  • 2009: Little Brother (SF) by Cory Doctorow of London, UK. Tor, 2008.*

  • 2008: Ha'Penny (SF) by Jo Walton of Montreal, Quebec. Tor, 2007.

  • 2002: Psychohistorical Crisis (SF) by Donald Kingsbury of Montreal, Quebec. Tor, 2001.


  Science Fiction Chronicle Reader Award  

Given annually since 1981 by the readers of Science Fiction Chronicle: The Science Fiction & Fantasy Newsmagazine, the trade journal of the SF field published in New York.

  • 1997 Short Story: "The Hand You're Dealt" by Robert J. Sawyer then of Thornhill, Ontario. In Free Space, Brad Linaweaver and Edward E. Kramer, ed., Tor, 1997 [press release].

  • 1984 Novel: Neuromancer by William Gibson of Vancouver, British Columbia. Ace, 1984.*


  Seiun Award  

Japan's top honour in science fiction, voted on by the attendees of the Japanese National Science Fiction Convention.

  • 2014: Blindsight (SF) by Peter Watts of Toronto, Ontario. Tokyo Sogensha, 2013.

  • 2008: Spin (SF) by Robert Charles Wilson of Concord, Ontario. Hayakawa, 2007.*

  • 2003: Illegal Alien (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer then of Thornhill, Ontario. Hayakawa, 2002.

  • 2001: Frameshift (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer then of Thornhill, Ontaro. Hayakawa, 2000 [press release].*

  • 1997: End of an Era (SF) by Robert J. Sawyer then of Thornhill, Ontario. Hayakawa, 1996 [press release].*

  • 1987: Neuromancer (SF) by William Gibson of Vancouver, British Columbia. Hayakawa, 1986.*


  Bram Stoker Award  

The "Academy Award" of the dark-fantasy field, presented annually by the Horror Writers Association.

  • 2008 Long Fiction: Miranda (F) by John R. Little of Vancouver (Bad Moon Books).

  • 1997 Short Story: "Rat Food" (F) by Edo van Belkom of Brampton, Ontario, and David Nickle of Toronto, Ontario. In On Spec, Spring 1997.


  Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award  

A juried award given annually since 1987 by the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction in conjunction with Sturgeon's heirs.

  • 2009: "The Ray-Gun: A Love Story" (SF) by James Alan Gardner of Kitcener, Ontario. In Asimov's Science Fiction, February 2008 [and reprinted in Distant Early Warnings: Canada's Best Science Fiction, Robert J. Sawyer, ed., Robert J. Sawyer Books, 2009].*

  • 2007: "The Cartesian Theater" (SF) by Robert Charles Wilson of Concord, Ontario. In Futureshocks, Lou Anders, ed., Roc, 2006 [and reprinted in Distant Early Warnings: Canada's Best Science Fiction, Robert J. Sawyer, ed., Robert J. Sawyer Books, 2009].


  Sunburst Award  

A juried award for broadly defined "Canadian fantastic literature" given annually since 2001, named for Phyllis Gotlieb's first novel. Since 2012, separate Adult and Young-Adult awards have been presented.

  • 2013: Maleficium (F) by Martine Desjardins (translated by Fred A. Reed and David Homel) of Montreal, Quebec. Talonbooks, 2012.

  • 2012: Paradise Tales (SF) by Geoff Ryman of Manchester, UK. Small Beer Press, 2011.

  • 2011: Under Heaven (F) by Guy Gavriel Kay of Toronto, Ontario. Penguin Canada, 2010.

  • 2010: Indigo Springs (F) by A. M. Dellamonica of Vancouver, British Columbia. Tor, 2009.

  • 2009: The Gargoyle (F) by Andrew Davidson of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Random House, 2008.

  • 2008: The New Moon's Arms (F) by Nalo Hopkinson then of Toronto, Ontario. Warner, 2007.*

  • 2007: Fabrizio's Return (F) by Mark Frutkin of Ottawa, Ontario. Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2006.

  • 2006: In the Palace of Repose (F) by Holly Phillips of Trail, British Columbia. Prime, 2005.

  • 2005: Air (SF) by Geoff Ryman of Manchester, UK. St. Martin's, 2004.

  • 2004: A Place So Foreign: and 8 more (SF) by Cory Doctorow of London, UK. Four Walls Eight Windows Press, 2003.

  • 2003: Skin Folk (F) by Nalo Hopkinson then of Toronto, Ontario. Warner, 2001.*

  • 2002: When Alice Lay Down with Peter (F) by Margaret Sweatman of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2001.

  • 2001: Galveston (F) by Sean Stewart of Davis, California. Ace, 2000.


  Sunburst Award for Young Adult Fiction  

A companion to the above: a juried award given annually since 2008 for Canadian fantastic works aimed at teenagers.

  • 2013: Seraphina (F) by Rachel Hartman of Vancouver, British Columbia. Doubleday Canada, 2012.

  • 2012: All Good Children (SF) by Catherine Austen of Gatineau, Quebec. Orca, 2011.

  • 2011: Bookweirder (F) by Paul Glennon of Ottawa, Ontario. Doubleday Canada, 2010.

  • 2010: Half World (F) by Hiromi Goto of Burnaby, British Columbia. Puffin, 2009.

  • 2009: Little Brother (SF) by Cory Doctorow of London, UK. Tor, 2008.*

  • 2008: Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet (F) by Joanne Proulx of Ottawa, Ontario. Viking Canada, 2007.


  Premio UPC de Ciencia Ficción  

A juried prize — and the world's largest cash award for science fiction — presented annually by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Spain.


  A.E. Van Vogt Award  

A $1,200 juried award, in honour of the 100th anniversary of A.E. van Vogt's birth, sponsored by the Winnipeg Science Fiction Association, honouring a work of science fiction by "an author linked to Western Canada by birth or residency."

  • 2012: Alphanauts (SF) by J. Brian Clarke of Calgary, Alberta. Edge, 2006.


  Warner Aspect First Novel Competition  

A juried contest sponsored by Warner Books to find the best novel by a previously unpublished novelist.

  • 2001: Warchild (SF) by Karin Lowachee of Mississauga, Ontario. Warner Aspect, 2001.*

  • 1998: Brown Girl in the Ring (F) by Nalo Hopkinson then of Toronto, Ontario. Warner Aspect, 1998.*


  World Fantasy Award  

The world's top award for fantasy fiction; a juried award presented at the annual World Fantasy Convention.

  • 2008 Best Novel: Ysabel (F) by Guy Gavriel Kay of Toronto, Ontario. Penguin Viking, 2007.

  • 2002 Best Collection: Skin Folk (F) by Nalo Hopkinson then of Toronto, Ontario. Warner, 2001.*

  • 2000 Best Collection: Moonlight and Vines (F) by Charles de Lint of Ottawa, Ontario. Tor, 1999.

  • 1984 Best Collection: High Spirits (F) by Robertson Davies of Toronto, Ontario. McClelland & Stewart, 1983.


  Writers of the Future Award  

L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future, an international contest carrying a US$5,000 grand prize for new SF writers, with big-name SF writers as jurors.

  • 2007 Grand Prize: "Saturn in G Minor" (SF) by Stephen Kotowych of Toronto, Ontario. In Writers of the Future 23, Galaxy, 2007.

  • 1993 Grand Prize: "Schrödinger's Mousetrap" (SF) by Alan Barclay of Vancouver, British Columbia. In Writers of the Future 10, Bridge, 1993.

  • 1990 Grand Prize: "The Children of Crèche" (SF) by James Alan Gardner. In Writers of the Future 4, Bridge, 1990.


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