I promised the other day that I'd quit procrastinating and get my Aurora Award voting out of the way. After all, I don't want to miss out on backing my favourites for Canada's SF awards. Bad enough that I wasted my chance to weigh-in on the final ballot for the Hugos by missing Friday's deadline (damn eastern time poll closures!). So, I filed my Aurora vote online tonight - well before the July 15th deadline.
Here are my choices for the 2009 Aurora Awards:
Best Long-Form Work in English
Identity Theft and Other Stories by Robert J Sawyer
Best Long-Form Work in French
Best Short-Form Work in English
"Ringing in the Changes in Okotoks Alberta" by Randy McCharles
Best Short-Form Work in French
Best Work in English (Other)
(here I exercised the preferential balloting option)
On Spec magazine - first choice
Tesseracts Twelve - second choice
Neo-opsis magazine - third choice
The Gaslight Grimoire - fourth choice
Best Work in French (Other)
Fan Achievement (Fanzine)
Fan Achievement (Organizational)
Fan Achievement (Other)
To top it all off, I finally got around to booking my hotel room in Montreal for Anticipation/Worldcon (wouldn't do much good to have my con registration and the plane tickets booked without a bunk for the night!). How's that for having everything in order?
Just over one month and counting...