Cartile lunii aprilie

Lois McMaster Bujold — The Hallowed Hunt (2005)

Mai citisem de Bujold cu multi ani in urma, doua romane in The Vorkosigan Saga. Dragute, interesante, dar nimic intr-atit de impresionant incit sa ma convinga sa-i citesc si alte carti. The Hallowed Hunt are loc in universul fantasy creat in The Curse of Chalion si Paladin of Souls. Este insa un roman de sine statator, care poate fi citit si fara a le citi pe celelalte doua inainte. A fost de departe cartea lunii, poate chiar una din cele mai bune carti pe care le voi citi anul acesta. O idee superba, o poveste fascinanta, o scriitura de maestra.

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2008 Aurora Award finalists

Best Long-Form Work in English:

As Fate Decrees by Denysé Bridger (EDGE Publishing)

New Moon’s Arms by Nalo Hopkinson (Grand Central Publishing)

The Moon Under Her Feet by Derwin Mak (Windstorm Creative)

Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer (Tor/Analog)

Cry Wolf by Edo van Belkom (McClelland & Stewart)


Best Long-Form Work in French:

Alegracia et les Xayiris by Dominic Bellavance (Les Six Brumes)

La-haut sur la Colline by Claude Bolduc (Solaris)

Cimetière du musée by Diane Boudreau (du Phoenix)

Le Parasite by Georges LaFontaine (Guy Saint-Jean)

Arielle Queen by Michel J. Lévesque (Les Intouchables)


Best Short-Form Work in English:

“Falling” by David Clink (On Spec)

“Saturn in G Minor” by Stephen Kotowych (Writers of the Future XXIII)

“Metamorphoses in Amber” by Tony Pi (Abyss & Apex)

“The Dancer at the Red Door” by Douglas Smith (Under Cover of Darkness)

“Like Water in the Desert” by Hayden Trenholm (Challenging Destiny)


Best Short-Form Work in French:

“Le Luthier” by Mathieu Fortin (Solaris)

“Les Lucioles d’Alliante” by Michèle Laframboise (QUAD9)

“L’Ancienne famille” by Michel J. Lévesque (Les Six Brumes)

“Le sang noir” by Michel J. Lévesque (Solaris)

“Sur la plage des Èpaves” by Laurent MacAllister (Solaris)


Best Work in English (Other):

Polaris: A Celebration of Polar Science edited by Julie E. Czerneda (Star Ink)

Under Cover of Darkness edited by Julie E. Czerneda & Jana Paniccia (DAW)

Tesseracts Eleven edited by Cory Doctorow and Holly Phillips (Edge)

Neo-opsis edited by Karl Johanson

On Spec Magazine edited by Diane Walton


Best Work in French (Other): No nominations.


Artistic Achievement:

Lar deSouza (for On Spec Winter 2000; Parsec Spring/Summer 2007)

Ronn Sutton Elvira (for Mistress of the Dark #165-166)

Stephanie Ann Johanson (for Neo-opsis #11 interior illustrations)

Jean-Pierre NormandMartin Springett


Fan Achievement (Fanzine): Dale Spiers for Opuntia


Fan Achievement (Organizational):

Debbie Hodgins (KAG)

Penny Lipman (Masquerades)

Roy Miles (IDIC)

Joan Sherman (IDIC)

Geoffrey Toop (DWIN)


Fan Achievement (Other):

Paul Bobbitt (editor of The Voyageur)

Judith Hayman (filk performances)

Peggy Warner LaLonde (filk performances)

Martin Springett (filk performances)

Larry Stewart (MC)

Canada romaneasca

Acesta-i link-ul catre cinemateca din Toronto, pagina cu programul filmelor pe aprilie-mai 2008 si o mica prezentare a cinematografiei si culturii romanesti—cinemathequeontario