Prix Aurora Award nominations now open

The Prix Aurora Awards are now open for nomination. Five Rivers Publishing has several eligible works you should consider: In the Novel Category A Poisoned Prayer, by Michael Skeet. This is a swashbuckling tale with a strong female protagonist, an interesting twist on magic and Catholicism, set in a pseudo-17th century France around the time of The Three Musketeers.  A Time and a Place, by Joe Mahoney. Weird, wonderful, a Dirk Gentlyesque tale gone complete awry and absurd….

The Aurora Award Bundle 2

Our own D.G. Laderoute’s YA fantasy novel, Out of Time, is featured in The Aurora Award Bundle 2. This is a fantastic bundle of Prix Aurora shortlisted and winning novels from Canadian authors. The Aurora Award Bundle 2, is curated by Douglas Smith: (He won the Aurora three times and was on the final ballot another sixteen.) The Auroras are awarded annually by the Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Association (CSFFA) for excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy. The award…

Nominations for 2016 Prix Auroras now open

Eligible works published in 2015 can now be nominated for the 2016 Prix Aurora Award. Five Rivers Publishing has four titles eligible: Novels: The Eye of Strife, by Dave Duncan, released April 1, 2015 YA Novels: The Adventures of Ivor, by Dave Duncan, released June 1, 2015 Type2, by Alicia Hendley, released April 1, 2015 Hawk, by Marie Powell, released August 1, 2015 Artist: Jeff Minkevics, Art Director for Five Rivers Publishing, is also nominated for…

Senior Editor, Robert Runté chosen as Editor GoH

From the Desk of Senior Editor, Robert Runté: I am deeply honoured to have been chosen as the Editor Guest of Honour for the When Words Collide Festival (Calgary), August 12-14, 2016; which is also that year’s Canvention, the Canadian national SF&F convention at which the Aurora Awards are presented. Previous Editor GoHs at WWC have included Adrien Kerr (Editor of Commercial Fiction at Penguin Canada) and super literary agent, Sally Harding, so I feel…

Susan MacGregor at When Words Collide

Susan MacGregor’s second novel in the Tattooed Witch Trilogy, The Tattooed Seer, has been shortlisted for the 2014 Prix Aurora. This past weekend she and Chadwick Ginther, also shortlisted for his novel Tombstone Blues, mugged it for the cameras in an all-out pseudo fracas. Susan says her image is so blurry because she was so lightning fast. Susan MacGregor (left), Chadwick Ginther (right)