The Aurora Award Bundle 2, curated by Douglas Smith: The Auroras are awarded annually by the Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Association (CSFFA) for excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy. The award started in 1980 as the Casper and was renamed the Aurora for the 1990 awards. I'm honored to have won the Aurora three times and to have been on the final ballot another sixteen.
This Aurora bundle again delivers a great mix of SF and fantasy, adult and YA novels, as well as a selection of short fiction. The books included reflect the long history of the Auroras, with titles spanning a quarter century of Canadian speculative fiction from 1992 to 2016.
This time, the bundle provides a great introduction to several wonderful series, including the first book in four separate series and the second book in a series that can be read as a stand-alone title. It also lets you sample the rich tradition of Canadian short speculative fiction, with two acclaimed collections.
You can click here to read much more about the bundle, and make sure to click on each cover for reviews, a preview and a personal note from our curator!
Golden Fleece by Robert J. Sawyer
"JASON is, in my opinion, the deepest computer character in all of science fiction. And Aaron is, in my opinion, one of the most well-drawn, fallible, human detectives I've encountered in mystery fiction — in a league with, say, [Ruth] Rendell's Inspector Wexford. You might as well buy two copies in the first place — one to read and keep, and one to shove at your friends, saying, 'Read this! Now!'"– Orson Scott Card, in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
Destiny's Blood by Marie Bilodeau
"Marie Bilodeau knocks my socks off. She's got an amazing eye for detail and a sumptuous narrative voice. Destiny's Blood is a winner — another home run from one of Canada's best new authors."– Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of HOMINIDS
Hair Side, Flesh Side by Helen Marshall"Sometimes a book comes along that is so original, so vibrantly alive, so beautifully imagined and so much a law unto itself that the only comment or advice a reviewer can offer is to say: go read it. Hair Side, Flesh Side is one such book, and having experienced it I am left with a genuine sense of excitement, thinking about where Helen Marshall might take us next." – Nina Allan, Strange Horizons
Defining Diana by Hayden Trenholm
"Defining Diana manages to feel true to both its hardboiled and its futuristic roots. The writing presents an interesting mash-up of pulp dialogue and well-researched scientific theory. The novel's characterizations of the SDU's troubled and conflicted officers is also top notch. Trenholm's solid police procedural, set in a cyberpunk Calgary, will appeal to mystery and science fiction fans alike."– Chadwick Ginter , Author of the Thunder Road trilogy
Marseguro by Edward Willett
"Marseguro reaches far beyond the stuff from which our genre came…. The settings are well drawn and creative…. The characters possess substance, emotions, and realistic motivations…. This book is almost impossible to put down."– SciFi Weekly
Drowning in Amber by E.C. Bell
I adored this book and recommend it to anyone who likes their murder mysteries with a helping of paranormal served up with a big ole side of dark humour.– Goodreads Review
Impossibilia by Douglas Smith
"Rarely have I seen such an apt title to any book! Douglas Smith has given us three amazing stories that are so unusual and beautiful that no other name than Impossibilia could possibly describe this collection. Each tale was rapture and ecstasy, magical and mysterious, perfect and implausible. In short, I loved them all from the first word to the last. ... I don't know what else to say without spoiling things for you so I won't say anything else, except READ THIS BOOK!!!"– Mass Movement Magazine
The Cursed by Dave Duncan
"A truly ingenious scenario, with excellent characters and a reliable plot: continually surprising, charming, and engrossing."– Kirkus Reviews
Out of Time by D.G. Laderoute
"It's an adventure combined with an after-school special in that most Canadian of storytelling traditions."– Goodreads
Druids by Barbara Galler-Smith and Josh Langston
"DRUIDS is a very fine fantasy novel that cries out for a sequel– Mike Resnick, Hugo and Nebula winner
Pay what you want! You choose how much you want to pay for these awesome books. (Click on each book above to check them out.) You decide how much of your purchase goes to the author and how much goes to help keep StoryBundle running. If your purchase price beats $15, you get five more books: Golden Fleece by Robert J. Sawyer, Hair Side, Flesh Side by Helen Marshall, Defining Diana by Hayden Trenholm, Marseguro by Edward Willett and The Cursed by Dave Duncan!
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