Monthly Archives: May 2017

Nebula WIN for El-Mohtar and Aurora Nomination for Clockwork Canada

Right to it: Amal El-Mohtar has won the Nebula Award for her story “Seasons of Glass and Iron” from The Starlit Wood! I was unable to attend the conference, but fortunately Amal was in excellent company. Here she is with Navah celebrating at the award ceremony! Congratulations on your win, Amal!


The full list of Nebula winners can be found here. I was glad to see Charlie Jane Anders win for Best Novel and Seanan McGuire for Best Novella.

In addition to her Nebula win, Amal has also added to her already long string of nominations for her story with additional nominations for the Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction, the Sturgeon Award, and now the Aurora Award. These come in addition to her nominations for the Locus and the Hugo. What an amazing showing for “Seasons of Glass and Iron”!

In other news, my anthology Clockwork Canada has also been nominated for the Aurora Award in the Best Related Work category, alongside some excellent books by Hayden Trenholm & Mike Rimar, Susan Forest & Lucas K. Law, and Claude Lalumiere and Mark Shainblum. You can find the full list of nominees here.

I’ve been thrilled by all the lovely press Clockwork Canada has received so far, and now the nomination just makes it even more exciting.

Congratulations to all the nominees!



Shirley Jackson and Locus Award nominations!

This time last year I was in constant movement, jumping from one location to another, with no real place of my own. It was quite a period of transition. It just so happens that I am, again, visiting family at the moment, but there’s much more stability to my life now. As is still frequently the case my health has been giving me trouble of late, so some of the recent news regarding my work has been very welcome.

The Starlit Wood has been nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award in the anthology category. This came as a wonderful surprise to both myself and Navah. The book is a cross-genre anthology, so we certainly didn’t expect it.

The nomination is in itself is a huge honour, but I’m particularly pleased to be nominated alongside Kelsi Morris and Kaitlin Tremblay’s anthology Those Who Make Us: Canadian Creature, Myth, and Monster Stories. My story “Where Roots and Rivers Run as Veins” was published in that anthology, and the book as a whole is a wonderful project showcasing specifically Canadian stories, from an all-Canadian team.

The full list of nominees can be found here.

They’ve also announced the finalists for the Locus Award, and The Starlit Wood is nominated alongside terrific work by Jonathan Strahan, Ellen Datlow, Ellen Kushner, and Ken Liu. I’m especially happy to see my work alongside Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, who have taught me so much (and their The Big Book of Science Fiction is a monumental project of great importance).

In addition, three stories from The Starlit Wood have garnered nominations: Amal El-Mohtar’s “Seasons of Glass and Iron” in the short story category, and Aliette de Bodard’s “Pearl” and Naomi Novik’s “Spinning Silver” in the novelette category.

I’m also thrilled to see Navah nominated in the Editor category. She also received a Hugo nomination for her novel editing, and I think she deserves all the recognition she’s been getting.

It’s a terrific list overall, and I’m so pleased to see a great deal of work I enjoyed last year be nominated. The full list is here.