The Sunburst Award Society have announced theÂ shortlists for this year’s awards.
The shortlisted works in the adult category are:
Blackdog by K. V. Johansen (Pyr Books)
Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism, by David Nickle (ChizineÂ Publications)
Technicolor Ultra Mall by Ryan Oakley (EDGE Science Fiction and FantasyÂ Publishing)
Enter, Night by Michael Rowe (Chizine Publications)
Paradise Tales by Geoff Ryman (Small Beer Press)
The Pattern Scars by Caitlin Sweet (Chizine Publications)
The shortlisted works in the young adult category are:
Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson (Lerner Publishing Group)
All Good Children by Catherine Austen (Orca Book Publishers)
The Summer of Permanent Wants by Jamieson Findlay (Doubleday Canada)
The Dead Kid Detective Agency by Evan Munday (ECW Press)
Blood Red Road: Dustlands: 1 by Moira Young (Doubleday Canada)
The awards will be presented in the fall of 2012.
The jurors for the 2012 award are: Douglas Barbour, Zsuzsi Gartner, DanielÂ Justice, Lorna Toolis and Halli Villegas.
The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the FantasticÂ isÂ an annual award celebrating the best in Canadian fantastic literatureÂ published during the previous calendar year.
The winners receive a cash prize of $1,000 as well as a hand-craftedÂ medallion which incorporates the Sunburst logo.
The Sunburst Award takes its name from the debut novel of the late PhyllisÂ Gotlieb, one of the first published authors of contemporary CanadianÂ speculative fiction.
For additional information about the Sunburst Award, the nominees andÂ jurors, as well as previous awards, eligibility and the selection process,Â please visit the website atÂ www.sunburstaward.org.