So, this is pretty exciting! A Night at the Rabbit Hole and The Hilltop Gathering are on the eligibility list for the Prix Aurora Awards. That’s a Canadian speculative fiction award, and it’s pretty cool. If you are a member of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA)—membership is only 10$ a year—then I’d really appreciate if you considered nominating my wee stories. Nominations close May 18, 2019.
A quick bit about each:
A Night at the Rabbit Hole is found in the Alice Unbound Beyond Wonderland anthology (Colleen Anderson, Exile Editions). It’s an urban-fantasy/sci-fi mashup starring a non-binary Alice and their crush Bunni, as they attend the opening of a new club. The house band is Griffünn, whose emo tunes hurt Alice’s ears but enrapture Bunni. The evening hasn’t a chance of being uneventful because Alice’s second-hand phone has a mysterious app with a creepy, toothy-grinned AI who pulls them into an unworldly reality.
The Hilltop Gathering appears in the We Shall Be Monsters Frankenstein anthology (Derek Newman-Stille, Renaissance). This “monstery” tale is close to my heart because it’s my first published work that stars a disabled protagonist. Frances Elizabeth (Frank E.) Stein is amidst a family reunion while celebrating her sixteenth birthday. After swerving through her home using her rollator, Frank E. encounters her quirky relatives, witnesses the results of a home birth (involving electricity), and eventually sees what her mother bought for her birthday. The gift was…unexpected.
For the CSFFA Prix Aurora Awards website, click here!
And thanks to those who have already read my stories!
Cait Gordon is the author of Life in the ’Cosm and The Stealth Lovers (Fall of 2019). When she’s not writing, Cait’s editing manuscripts and running The Spoonie Authors Network, a blog whose contributors manage disabilities and/or chronic conditions. She’s also teamed up with co-editor Talia C. Johnson on the Nothing Without Us anthology (Fall of 2019.)