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Canadian SFF ‘bursts into action for 2017.

The 2017 Sunburst Awards for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic now have this year’s shortlist drawn up, and the contenders are:

ADULT FICTION

Claire Humphrey, Spells of Blood and Kin [Thomas Dunne Books].
Ami McKay, The Witches of New York [Knopf Canada].
Sylvain Neuvel, Sleeping Giants [Del Rey].
Jo Walton, Necessity [Tor Books].
Robert Charles Wilson, Last Year [Tor Books].

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Jonathan Auxier, Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard [Puffin Canada].
Lena Coakley, Worlds of Ink and Shadow [HarperCollins].
Marina Cohen, The Inn Between [Roaring Brook Press].
Catherine Egan, Julia Vanishes [Doubleday Canada].
Ian Donald Keeling, The Skids [ChiTeen].

SHORT STORY

K.T. Bryski, “La Corriveau” [Strange Horizons, October 2016].
James Alan Gardner, “The Dog and the Sleepwalker” [Strangers Among Us, Laksa Media Groups Inc.].
Helen Marshall, “Caro in Carno” [The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu, Constable-Robinson UK & Running Press US].
A.C. Wise, “The Men from Narrow Houses” [Liminal Stories, #1].
A.C. Wise, “The Sailing of the Henry Charles Morgan in Six Pieces of Scrimshaw (1841)” [The Dark, #14].

Canadian SFF ‘bursts into action for 2017.

“This year’s shortlists again highlight the eclecticism to be found in today’s Canadian literature of the fantastic. Although the majority of those shortlisted are making their Sunburst Award debut, there are a number of return writers: Jonathan Auxier, James Alan Garner, Jo Walton (twice before) and Robert Charles Wilson have all been shortlisted before; in fact Robert Charles Wilson’s work has been shortlisted an unprecedented seven times,” the Sunburst crew told SFcrowsnest.

The jurors for the 2017 award are Nancy Baker, Michel Basilières, Rebecca Bradley, Dominick Grace, and Sean Moreland – and the Sunburst Award winners will be announced in the Autumn.