Prix Aurora Award season

Five Rivers has several books eligible for popular vote literary awards. If you’re of a mind, your vote could go a long way toward acknowledging the excellence of some of the works we’ve published in 2016, and the continuing work of the authors and artists responsible for them. The Prix Aurora is one of Canada’s preeminent awards for SF&F. To vote, you must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, and purchase an annual membership…

Canadian legend of science fiction at Fishcreek Library

by A.L Hargreaves Staff members at the Fish Creek Library in Calgary recently enjoyed an impromptu visit by noted author H.A. Hargreaves, who was inducted into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association Hall of Fame in 2015, with fellow honourees Dave Duncan and Michael Coney, for outstanding achievements of Canadians that have contributed to the stature of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Staff members Jordan Blasetti and his colleagues expressed delight at the surprise visit,…

Aurora Award StoryBundle

An Amazing Collection How would you like to own, at an incredible bargain, ten books that readers like yourself have already voted to be the best examples of speculative fiction published in Canada? Well, here’s your chance. The Aurora Award Bundle contains winners and finalists for Canada’s premier speculative fiction award, the Aurora Award. Our curator, Douglas Smith, has won the Aurora three times and been on the final ballot another sixteen. One of his…

CSFFA Hall of Fame Plaque Presented to H. A. Hargreaves

Cliff Samuels, CSFFA Awards Co-ordinator (left), Hank Hargreaves (Center), Robert Runté, Hall of Fame Committee Member, 2015 (right)The Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association’s Hall of Fame acknowledges outstanding achievements that contribute to the stature of Canadian science fiction / fantasy. Inductees names are inscribed on a two-sided trophy. The two back-to-back faces are in the spirit of Janus, Roman God of doorways, of decisions and of beginnings and endings. They look forward to the…

Dave Duncan inducted into CSFFA Hall of Fame

To have conceived and written over 50 novels is no small achievement. To have written over 50 novels readers devour is quite another. But even more remarkable is to have written over 50 popular novels which are never deus ex machina, always scintillating with sharp dialogue, clever plotting, unlikely heroes and concepts which explore the struggles of the underdog, the disenfranchised and meek is something worthy of recognition. Dave Duncan So it is Dave Duncan…