Sunburst Award

Given by The Sunburst Award Society

Other Names: Sunburst Award Honorable Mention
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The Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is a juried award based on excellence of writing in two categories: adult and young adult. The awards are presented annually to Canadian show more writers with a speculative fiction novel or book-length collection of speculative fiction published any time during the previous calendar year. Named after the first novel by Phyllis Gotlieb, one of the first published authors of contemporary Canadian science fiction, the awards consist of a cash award of Cdn$1,000 and a medallion which incorporates a specially designed "Sunburst" logo. The winners receive their awards in the fall of every year. show less
All, Winner (33), Shortlist (134), Honourable Mention (45), Longlist (113)
All, Adult (137), Short Story (1), Young Adult (110), No Category (51)
All, 2020 (22), 2019 (20), 2018 (25), 2017 (19), 2016 (31), 2015 (36), 2014 (10), 2013 (10), 2012 (11), 2011 (10), 2010 (10), 2009 (24), 2008 (20), 2007 (9), 2006 (7), 2005 (10), 2004 (9), 2003 (5), 2002 (5), 2001 (6)

Winner 33

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-GarciaAdult2020
The Ghost Collector by Allison MillsYoung Adult2020
Plum Rains by Andromeda Romano-LaxAdult2019
Tess of the Road by Rachel HartmanYoung Adult2019
The Bone Mother by David DemchukAdult2018
The Marrow Thieves by Cherie DimalineYoung Adult2018
Spells of Blood and Kin: A Dark Fantasy by Claire HumphreyAdult2017
Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard by Jonathan AuxierYoung Adult2017
Experimental Film by Gemma FilesAdult2016
An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah BobetYoung Adult2016
The Back Of The Turtle by Thomas KingAdult2015
Tin Star by Cecil CastellucciYoung Adult2015
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth OzekiAdult2014
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles de LintYoung Adult2014
Maleficium by Martine DesjardinsAdult2013
Seraphina by Rachel HartmanYoung Adult2013
Paradise Tales: and Other Stories by Geoff RymanAdult2012
All Good Children by Catherine AustenYoung Adult2012
Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel KayAdult2011
Bookweirder by Paul GlennonYoung Adult2011
Indigo Springs by A.M. DellamonicaAdult2010
Half World by Hiromi GotoYoung Adult2010
The Gargoyle by Andrew DavidsonAdult2009
Little Brother by Cory DoctorowYoung Adult2009
The New Moon's Arms by Nalo HopkinsonAdult2008
Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet by Joanne ProulxYoung Adult2008
Fabrizio's Return by Mark Frutkin2007
In The Palace Of Repose by Holly Phillips2006
Air: Or, Have Not Have by Geoff Ryman2005
A Place So Foreign and Eight More by Cory Doctorow2004
Skin Folk by Nalo Hopkinson2003
When Alice Lay down with Peter: A Novel by Margaret Sweatman2002
Galveston by Sean Stewart2001

Shortlist 134

Shout / Kill / Revel / Repeat by Scott R JonesAdult2020
The Migration by Helen MarshallAdult2020
Crow Winter: A Novel by Karen McBrideAdult2020
Moccasin Square Gardens: Short Stories by Richard Van CampAdult2020
The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza AzadYoung Adult2020
Nevers by Sara CassidyYoung Adult2020
Those Who Dwell Below (English) by Aviaq JohnstonYoung Adult2020
Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray by Jess KeatingYoung Adult2020
Meat and Salt and Sparks by Rich LarsonShort Story2019
Spellslinger by Sebastien De CastellYoung Adult2019
Black Chuck by Regan McDonellYoung Adult2019
Not Even Bones by Rebecca SchaefferYoung Adult2019
Feeder by Patrick WeekesYoung Adult2019
Spells of Blood and Kin: A Dark Fantasy by Claire HumphreyAdult2017
The Witches of New York by Ami McKayAdult2017
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain NeuvelAdult2017
Necessity by Jo WaltonAdult2017
Last Year by Robert Charles WilsonAdult2017
Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard by Jonathan AuxierYoung Adult2017
The Skids by Ian Donald KeelingYoung Adult2017
The Little Washer of Sorrows: and Other Stories by Katherine FawcettAdult2016
Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-GarciaAdult2016
Daydreams of Angels: Stories by Heather O'NeillAdult2016
The Affinities by Robert Charles WilsonAdult2016
The Unquiet by Mikaela EverettYoung Adult2016
The Nest by Kenneth OppelYoung Adult2016
Boo by Neil SmithYoung Adult2016
The Back Of The Turtle by Thomas KingAdult2015
The Troop by Craig DavidsonAdult2015
Station Eleven by Emily St. John MandelAdult2015
My Real Children by Jo WaltonAdult2015
Will Starling by Ian WeirAdult2015
Tin Star by Cecil CastellucciYoung Adult2015
The Night Gardener by Jonathan AuxierYoung Adult2015
A Breath of Frost (The Lovegrove Legacy) by Alyxandra HarveyYoung Adult2015
Sophie, in Shadow by Eileen KernaghanYoung Adult2015
The Door in the Mountain by Caitlin SweetYoung Adult2015
Sister Mine by Nalo HopkinsonAdult2014
River of Stars by Guy Gavriel KayAdult2014
This Strange Way of Dying: Stories of Magic, Desire, and the Fantastic by Silvia Moreno-GarciaAdult2014
The Demonologist by Andrew PyperAdult2014
Sorrow's Knot by Erin BowYoung Adult2014
Homeland by Cory DoctorowYoung Adult2014
The Path of Names by Ari GoelmanYoung Adult2014
Urgle (Brothers of the Ikkuma Pit) by Meaghan McIsaacYoung Adult2014
Finton Moon by Gerard CollinsAdult2013
Over the Darkened Landscape by Derryl MurphyAdult2013
The Blondes: A Novel by Emily SchultzAdult2013
Westlake Soul by Rio YouersAdult2013
Seraphina by Rachel HartmanYoung Adult2013
The Green Man by Michael BedardYoung Adult2013
Pirate Cinema by Cory DoctorowYoung Adult2013
Bright's Light by Susan JubyYoung Adult2013
Rebel Heart by Moira YoungYoung Adult2013
Paradise Tales: and Other Stories by Geoff RymanAdult2012
Blackdog by K. V. JohansenAdult2012
Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism by David NickleAdult2012
Technicolor Ultra Mall by Ryan OakleyAdult2012
Enter, Night by Michael RoweAdult2012
The Pattern Scars by Caitlin SweetAdult2012
All Good Children by Catherine AustenYoung Adult2012
Ultraviolet by R. J. AndersonYoung Adult2012
The Summer of Permanent Wants by Jamieson FindlayYoung Adult2012
The Dead Kid Detective Agency by Evan MundayYoung Adult2012
Blood Red Road by Moira YoungYoung Adult2012
Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel KayAdult2011
WWW: Watch by Robert J. SawyerAdult2011
Chimerascope by Douglas SmithAdult2011
A Taint in the Blood by S. M. StirlingAdult2011
The Steele Chronicles Volume 3: Stealing Home by Hayden TrenholmAdult2011
Bookweirder by Paul GlennonYoung Adult2011
Shapeshifter by Holly BennettYoung Adult2011
Plain Kate by Erin BowYoung Adult2011
The Painted Boy by Charles de LintYoung Adult2011
Dust City by Robert Paul WestonYoung Adult2011
Makers by Cory DoctorowAdult2010
The Mystery of Grace by Charles de LintAdult2010
The Sunless Countries by Karl SchroederAdult2010
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd Century America by Robert Charles WilsonAdult2010
Half World by Hiromi GotoYoung Adult2010
Give Up the Ghost by Megan CreweYoung Adult2010
Amy by Any Other Name by Maureen GarvieYoung Adult2010
Wondrous Strange by Lesley LivingstonYoung Adult2010
The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur SladeYoung Adult2010
Night Child by Jes BattisAdult2009
The Alchemist's Code by Dave DuncanAdult2009
Things Go Flying by Shari LapeñaAdult2009
Half a Crown by Jo WaltonAdult2009
Little Brother by Cory DoctorowYoung Adult2009
The Summoning by Kelley ArmstrongYoung Adult2009
Wild Talent by Eileen KernaghanYoung Adult2009
Dingo by Charles de LintYoung Adult2009
Night Runner by Max TurnerYoung Adult2009
The New Moon's Arms by Nalo HopkinsonAdult2008
Double-blind by Michelle Butler HallettAdult2008
Darkness of the God (Children of the Panther) by Amber HaywardAdult2008
Wonderfull by William Neil ScottAdult2008
Axis by Robert Charles WilsonAdult2008
Choices by Deborah Lynn JacobsYoung Adult2008
Retribution by Carrie MacYoung Adult2008
Darkwing by Kenneth OppelYoung Adult2008
The Night Wanderer: A Native Gothic Novel by Drew Hayden TaylorYoung Adult2008
Keturah And Lord Death by Martine Leavitt2007
The Droughtlanders by Carrie Mac2007
Blindsight by Peter Watts2007
Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema2007
Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow2006
Gravity Wells: Speculative Fiction Stories by James Alan Gardner2006
The Wave Theory of Angels by Alison MacLeod2006
Spin by Robert Charles Wilson2006
Air: Or, Have Not Have by Geoff Ryman2005
The Last Light of the Sun by Guy Gavriel Kay2005
The Memory Artists by Jeffrey Moore2005
Airborn by Kenneth Oppel2005
The Logogryph: A Bibliography Of Imaginary Books by Thomas Wharton2005
A Place So Foreign and Eight More by Cory Doctorow2004
The bone house by Luanne Armstrong2004
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood2004
Initiation by Virginia Frances Schwartz2004
Blind Lake by Robert Charles Wilson2004
Talon by Paulette Dubé2003
Salt fish girl by Larissa Lai2003
Permanence by Karl Schroeder2003
Dead Man's Gold and Other Stories by Paul Yee2003
When Alice Lay down with Peter: A Novel by Margaret Sweatman2002
A Paradigm of Earth by Candas Jane Dorsey2002
The Kappa Child by Hiromi Goto2002
Salamander by Thomas Wharton2002
The Chronoliths by Robert Charles Wilson2002
Before Wings by Beth Goobie2001
Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson2001
The Black Chalice by Marie Jakober2001
Lord of Emperors by Guy Gavriel Kay2001
Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson2001

Honourable Mention 45

The First Principles of Dreaming by Beth GoobieAdult2015
Gifts for the One Who Comes After by Helen MarshallAdult2015
Echopraxia by Peter WattsAdult2015
Sea of Shadows by Kelley ArmstrongYoung Adult2015
Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. DellamonicaYoung Adult2015
The Boundless by Kenneth OppelYoung Adult2015
Blackouts by Craig BoykoAdult2009
The Frankenstein Murders by Kathlyn BradshawAdult2009
Here After by Sean CostelloAdult2009
Toll the Hounds by Steven EriksonAdult2009
The Seary Line by Nicole LundriganAdult2009
After the Fires by Ursula PflugAdult2009
Blasted by Kate StoryAdult2009
Feather Brain by Maureen BushYoung Adult2009
Watching July by Christine HartYoung Adult2009
The Freak III: Far by Carol MatasYoung Adult2009
Starclimber by Kenneth OppelYoung Adult2009
Jolted: Newton Starker's Rules for Survival by Arthur SladeYoung Adult2009
Shadow-Town by Duncan ThorntonYoung Adult2009
The Incredibly Ordinary Danny Chandelier by Laura TrunkeyYoung Adult2009
The Book of Stanley by Todd BabiakAdult2008
Spook Country by William GibsonAdult2008
Ysabel by Guy Gavriel KayAdult2008
Rollback by Robert J. SawyerAdult2008
Ha'penny by Jo WaltonAdult2008
Cry Wolf by Edo van BelkomYoung Adult2008
The Warrior's Daughter by Holly BennettYoung Adult2008
The Twilight Box by Troon HarrisonYoung Adult2008
Baboon by David JonesYoung Adult2008
Frost by Nicole LuikenYoung Adult2008
One Chrysanthemum by Joan Itoh Burk2007
Powers by Deborah Lynn Jacobs2007
Widdershins by Charles de Lint2007
Farthing by Jo Walton2007
Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel2006
Lady of Mazes by Karl Schroeder2006
Midnight Tides by Steven Erikson2005
The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad by Minister Faust2005
The Cripple and His Talismans by Anosh Irani2005
The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint2005
Perfect Circle by Sean Stewart2005
Struck by Geoffrey W. Bromhead2004
The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson2004
A Telling of Stars by Caitlin Sweet2004
The Assassins of Tamurin by S. D. Tower2004

Longlist 113

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-GarciaAdult2020
Shout / Kill / Revel / Repeat by Scott R JonesAdult2020
The Migration by Helen MarshallAdult2020
Crow Winter: A Novel by Karen McBrideAdult2020
Moccasin Square Gardens: Short Stories by Richard Van CampAdult2020
Days by Moonlight by André AlexisAdult2020
Gamechanger by L. X. BeckettAdult2020
Even That Wildest Hope by Seyward GoodhandAdult2020
The Weight Of Snow by Christian Guay-PoliquinAdult2020
Island by Johanna SkibsrudAdult2020
Lent by Jo WaltonAdult2020
The Ghost Collector by Allison MillsYoung Adult2020
The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza AzadYoung Adult2020
Nevers by Sara CassidyYoung Adult2020
Those Who Dwell Below (English) by Aviaq JohnstonYoung Adult2020
Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray by Jess KeatingYoung Adult2020
Summerwood/Winterwood by E. L. ChenYoung Adult2020
Rat Rule '79: An Adventure by Rivka GalchenYoung Adult2020
The Changeling of Fenlen Forest by Katherine MagyarodyYoung Adult2020
Shantallow by Cara MartinYoung Adult2020
The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim by Shane PeacockYoung Adult2020
Master of the World by Edward WillettYoung Adult2020
Plum Rains by Andromeda Romano-LaxAdult2019
Sodom Road Exit by Amber DawnAdult2019
One of Us by Craig DilouieAdult2019
Armed in Her Fashion by Kate HeartfieldAdult2019
The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell JohnsonAdult2019
The Quantum Magician by Derek KünskenAdult2019
The Tiger Flu by Larissa LaiAdult2019
Annex by Rich LarsonAdult2019
An Ocean of Minutes by Thea LimAdult2019
Witchmark by C. L. PolkAdult2019
Foe by Iain ReidAdult2019
Trickster Drift by Eden RobinsonAdult2019
Split Tooth by Tanya TagaqAdult2019
Our Animal Hearts by Dania TomlinsonAdult2019
Dragon Springs Road: A Novel by Janie ChangAdult2018
Malagash by Joey ComeauAdult2018
Walkaway by Cory DoctorowAdult2018
Tarry This Night by Kristyn DunnionAdult2018
American War by Omar El AkkadAdult2018
Sputnik's Children: A Novel by Terri FavroAdult2018
Little Sister by Barbara GowdyAdult2018
Jade City by Fonda LeeAdult2018
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan MastaiAdult2018
The Clothesline Swing by Ahmad Danny RamadanAdult2018
Be My Wolff by Emma RichlerAdult2018
Son of a Trickster by Eden RobinsonAdult2018
The Blinds: A Novel by Adam SternberghAdult2018
Scion of the Fox by S. M. BeikoYoung Adult2018
Tangled Planet by Kate BlairYoung Adult2018
The Painting by Charis CotterYoung Adult2018
Julia Defiant by Catherine EganYoung Adult2018
All the Stars Left Behind by Ashley GrahamYoung Adult2018
Exo by Fonda LeeYoung Adult2018
The Valiant by Lesley LivingstonYoung Adult2018
Weave a Circle Round by Kari MaarenYoung Adult2018
Dragonfly Song by Wendy OrrYoung Adult2018
Mountain by Ursula PflugYoung Adult2018
The Spawning Grounds by Gail Anderson-DargatzAdult2017
Company Town by Madeline AshbyAdult2017
Three Years with the Rat by Jay HoskingAdult2017
Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-GarciaAdult2017
Angels of Our Better Beasts by Jerome StueartAdult2017
The Hill by Karen BassYoung Adult2017
Transferral by Kate BlairYoung Adult2017
Worlds Of Ink And Shadow by Lena CoakleyYoung Adult2017
The Inn Between by Marina CohenYoung Adult2017
Julia Vanishes by Catherine EganYoung Adult2017
Flickers by Arthur SladeYoung Adult2017
The Road to Ever After by Moira YoungYoung Adult2017
Fifteen Dogs: An Apologue by André AlexisAdult2016
Arvida by Samuel ArchibaldAdult2016
The Heart Goes Last by Margaret AtwoodAdult2016
Pillow by Andrew BattershillAdult2016
Cadon, Hunter by Rebecca BradleyAdult2016
The Society of Experience by Matt CahillAdult2016
Act of God: A Novel by Jill CimentAdult2016
Cauchemar by Alexandra GrigorescuAdult2016
Lament for the Afterlife by Lisa L. HannettAdult2016
The Angel of Eden: Book Three in the Mesopotamian Trilogy by D J McIntoshAdult2016
Mind of the Phoenix by Jamie McLachlanAdult2016
The Damned by Andrew PyperAdult2016
The Other Side of Midnight by Simone St. JamesAdult2016
The Reckoning by Carsten StroudAdult2016
The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves The World Again by A.C. WiseAdult2016
Enslavement (One Bright Future) by Melinda FriesenYoung Adult2016
Clover's Luck by Kallie GeorgeYoung Adult2016
Zeroboxer by Fonda LeeYoung Adult2016
Hannah & the Wild Woods by Carol Anne ShawYoung Adult2016
The Dogs by Allan StrattonYoung Adult2016
The Flame in the Maze by Caitlin SweetYoung Adult2016
Black Feathers by Robert J. WiersemaYoung Adult2016
Pastoral by André AlexisAdult2015
The Broken Hours by Jacqueline BakerAdult2015
Consumed by David CronenbergAdult2015
Suffer the Children by Craig DilouieAdult2015
Head Full of Mountains by Brent HaywardAdult2015
Irregular Verbs and Other Stories by Matthew JohnsonAdult2015
Cloud by Eric McCormackAdult2015
Knife Fight and Other Struggles by David NickleAdult2015
Emberton by Peter NormanAdult2015
Lockstep by Karl SchroederAdult2015
Cycling to Asylum by Su J. SokolAdult2015
Silence for the Dead by Simone St. JamesAdult2015
Gottika by Helaine BeckerYoung Adult2015
The Voices in Between by Charlene ChallengerYoung Adult2015
Guardian by Natasha DeenYoung Adult2015
Seven Wild Sisters: A Modern Fairy Tale by Charles de LintYoung Adult2015
The Paper Sword: Spell Crossed by Robert PriestYoung Adult2015
Zomboy by Richard ScrimgerYoung Adult2015
Radiant by Karina Sumner-SmithYoung Adult2015
Song of the Sword: Book 1 of the Shards of Excalibur by Edward WillettYoung Adult2015


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