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Sunburst Awards Shortlist Announced

My Real Children by Jo WaltonEchopraxia by Peter WattsChild of a Hidden Sea by A. M. Dellamonica

The short list for the 2015 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic have been announced! My Real Childrenby Jo Walton, is listed in the Adult Fiction category, with Peter Watts’ Echopraxia among the Honourable Mentions. Plus, A. M. Dellamonica’s Child of a Hidden Sea by A. M. Dellamonica made the Honourable Mentions for the Young Adult category.

The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic recognizes exceptional writing in Canadian speculative fiction. The award is named after the first novel by Phyllis Gotlieb (1926–2009), one of the first celebrated writers of contemporary Canadian science fiction and is presented in the fall. Further details and the rest of the shortlist and honorable mentions may be found on the website here.

Congratulations to all of the finalists!

Alyx Dellamonica’s Indigo Springs wins the Sunburst Award!

Alyx Dellamonica’s Indigo Springs wins the Sunburst Award!

Tor would like to extend its heartfelt congratulations to first-time novelist A.M. Dellamonica for winning the 2010 Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic for her lovely contemporary fantasy, Indigo Springs. The Sunburst is a juried award given for excellence in writing, and is presented annually to a Canadian writer who published a novel in the prior calendar year. For more on the award, visit sunburstaward.org.

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If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of reading Indigo Springs, now is the perfect time to get started. The novel is currently available from Tor in trade paperback; the mass market goes on sale in a few weeks, and the sequel, Blue Magic, is currently scheduled for 2011.

Already read Indigo Springs? Can’t wait for Blue Magic? Not really sure who this A.M. Dellamonica person is and what her writing is like? Fear not, good readers. Her moving story The Cage, currently free on Tor.com, can help.

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