Hey folks, it's that time again: nominations for the Prix Aurora Awards, which recognize Canadian science fiction and fantasy writing, are open. This year I'm putting forward my story "Holdfast," which I think is one of my best ever.
So here's what I'm asking you to do:
1. If you haven't already, go read "Holdfast" for free online at Fantasy Magazine. It's gotten terrific reviews and was selected for The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, so at the very least it should be worth your time.
2. If you are a Canadian citizen or landed resident (including Canadians living abroad) and think it was one of the top three Canadian SF/F short stories of the year, go to the Prix Aurora Awards Web site and register (for free) for your membership in the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association. If you're not sure if it was one of the best Canadian SF/F stories of the year, check out the Canadian SF Database for lots of other stories and novels.
3. Check your e-mail (the confirmation may turn up in your Junk Mail folder) and verify your membership.
4. Log in as a member and nominate "Holdfast" by Matthew Johnson (Fantasy Magazine) in the English Short Fiction category.
5. Pass this on to anyone else you know who enjoys Canadian science fiction and fantasy.
Last year it took just thirty votes to get a story on the ballot, so every vote counts.