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Robert J. Sawyer wins third consecutive Aurora Prize for WWW trilogy

Penguin Canada editor Adrienne Kerr and Robert J. Sawyer, who won Best Novel at the 2012 Aurora Awards in Calgary, Aug. 11. (Photo: Tim Reynolds)

In Calgary on Saturday, the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association celebrated the winners of the 2012 Aurora Awards as part of the organization’s annual convention and the city’s When Words Collide festival.

The night’s big winner was Robert J. Sawyer, whose Wonder (Penguin Canada) took home the *$500 SF Canada Award and the Aurora for best novel, an award he’s won in three consecutive years for each title in his WWW trilogy. (Watch won in 2011 and Wake won in 2010). The award is Sawyer’s 12th Aurora since the prize was launched in 1980.

Here is the full list of winners:

Best Novel
Wonder, Robert J. Sawyer (Penguin Canada)

Best Short Fiction
The Needle’s Eye, Suzanne Church, from Chilling Tales: Evil Did I Dwell; Lewd I Did Live (EDGE)

Best Poem/Song
“Skeleton Leaves,” Helen Marshall (Kelp Queen Press)

Best Graphic Novel
Goblins, Tarol Hunt (Webcomic)

Best Related Work
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic, Copper Pig Writers’ Society

Best Artist
Dan O’Driscoll

Best Fan Publication
Bourbon and Eggnog, Eileen Bell, Ryan McFadden, Billie Milholland, and Randy McCharles (10th Circle Project)

Best Fan Filk Musician (for music based on sci-fi)
Phil Mills

Best Fan Organization
When Words Collide, presented to founder and chair Randy McCharles

Best Fan (Other)
Peter Watts, Reality: The Ultimate Mythology,” Toronto SpecFic Colloquium lecture

*Clarification Aug. 15: The original post did not specify that Robert J. Sawyer’s $500 prize was sponsored by SF Canada.