I’m really excited about this year’s ballot because I know many of the nominees. That makes it fun for me because there’s an added level of excitement and anticipation.
Also, for the first time ever, I have a work on the ballot! Nothing Without Us is a nominee in the Best Related Work category. Kohenet Talia C. Johnson and I are the editors of this multi-genre collection where the authors and their protagonists identify as disabled, Deaf, neurodiverse, Spoonie, and/or they manage mental illness.
You can learn more about this anthology, read reviews, and check out author interviews at the Nothing Without Us website!
If you’re a member of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA), you can cast your vote for your favourites to win Prix Aurora Awards in their categories until July 25, 2020, 11:59 pm EDT! To cast your votes and/or find out how to become a member of the CSFFA (only $10 to join), please visit prixaurorawards.ca.
I enthusiastically thank everyone who has supported this anthology—readers, listeners, reviewers, and those who nominated us for this award. You’re sending us a clear message that our voices are also welcome in speculative fiction.
It’s been a wonderful ride for Talia and me.
Good luck and best wishes to all the nominees!
Cait Gordon is a disability advocate who wants everyone to be wise and prevent the spread of COVID-19!
She’s also the author of Life in the ’Cosm and The Stealth Lovers. When Cait’s not writing, she’s editing manuscripts and running The Spoonie Authors Network, a blog whose contributors manage disabilities and/or chronic conditions. She also teamed up with Kohenet Talia C. Johnson to co-edit the Nothing Without Us anthology (now a 2020 Prix Aurora Award nominee) in an attempt to take over the world.