The Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association announced the winners of its annual Aurora Awards on Saturday.
Toronto author, A.M. Dellamonica is this year's winner for the second entry in her Hidden Sea Tales series, about a young woman with connections to both Earth and Stormwrack, a colourful parallel world of sailors, pirates and adventure.
Best YA Novel:
The land has been ravished in a terrible war but the evil God has been defeated. Now sisters Hallie and Marthe wait on their family farm to see who will return from the battle. Marthe's husband has not come back, but another veteran arrives seeking shelter. Is the farm safe? Is the war truly over?
Best Short Fiction
This novella is available as an eBook. It is also included in the anthology, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, volume 10, currently available at the Merril Collection.
Best Graphic Novel
The Lady ParaNorma by Vincent Marcone
Based on Marcone's short film, this is a stunningly beautiful, nearly wordless book about a woman who communicates with ghosts. Check out the book trailer to get a sense of the work.
The Association presents awards in a number of other categories including art and fan-created works. The complete list of winners is available on the Aurora website.