One of our own – Douglas Smith, author of The Wolf at the End of the World (an excerpt of which you can read right here!) and two time prior Aurora Award winner (for Scream Angel – 2004, and Spirit Dance – 2001) is a finalist for this year’s Aurora Award for his short story The Walker of the Shifting Borderland.
Aurora Award voting closes tomorrow, the 13th of September.
You can read Douglas’ story here or download it from his website.
You can learn about the Aurora awards here.
If you are eligible to vote (details can be learned at the above link) Amazing Stories urges you to do so – whether it is for Douglas’ work or another fine short story (though we’d be remiss if we didn’t recommend that you vote for The Walker of the Shifting Borderland); the more participants there are, the better our awards will reflect and represent the field.
The Walker of the Shifting Borderland was originally published in On Spec, the Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic, #90.
Besides, how can you not vote for a short story about which it has been said:
“A very different sort of tale. … A cosmic story of gods which seems to be inspired by the works of Michael Moorcock, and I think he would not be ashamed of it.” —SF Crowsnest Reviews
“A tale of epic love when a mortal gets caught between a battle of the gods. Smith reminds us that we have the potential to change the world around us and that self-sacrifice can be a means of making the world around us better.” —Speculating Canada
Stop dillydallying. Go vote!