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2019 Aurora Award Finalists

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The Aurora Awards are nominated by members of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association, for Science Fiction / Fantasy works done in 2018 by Canadians. The top five nominated works were selected. Additional works were included where there was a tie for fifth place. The awards ceremony will be held at Can-Con 2019, October 18-20, in Ottawa. For a full list of finalists, visit http://file770.com/
Armed in Her Fashion

Armed in Her Fashion

edition:Paperback
tagged : horror

In 1328, Bruges is under siege by the Chatelaine of Hell and her army of chimeras-humans mixed with animals or armour, forged in the deep fires of the Hellbeast. At night, revenants crawl over the walls and bring plague and grief to this city of widows.
Margriet de Vos learns she's a widow herself when her good-for-nothing husband comes home dead from the war. He didn't come back for her. The revenant who was her husband pulls a secret treasure of coins and weapons from under his floorboards an …

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They Promised Me The Gun Wasn't Loaded

They Promised Me The Gun Wasn't Loaded

edition:Paperback
tagged : superheroes

Award-winning author James Alan Gardner returns to the superheroic fantasy world ofAll Those Explosions Were Someone Else's Fault withThey Promised Me The Gun Wasn't Loaded.

Only days have passed since a freak accident granted four college students superhuman powers. Now Jools and her friends (who haven’t even picked out a name for their superhero team yet) get caught up in the hunt for a Mad Genius’s misplaced super-weapon.

But when Jools falls in with a modern-day Robin Hood and his band of …

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Witchmark

Witchmark

edition:Paperback
tagged : gaslamp

A Finalist for the Nebula Award for Best Novel, the Locus Award for Best First Novel, the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, andthe 2019 Lammy Award for best LGBTQ SF/F/Horror!
One of the best books of 2018, according to NPR,Publishers Weekly,BuzzFeed, theChicago Review, BookPage, and the B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog.
C. L. Polk arrives on the scene withWitchmark, a stunning, addictive fantasy that combines intrigue, magic, betrayal, and romance. TheNew York Times calls it “thoroughly charmin …

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Children of the Bloodlands

Children of the Bloodlands

The Realms of Ancient Book 2
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook

 

Now in paperback!

“This action-packed Canadian animal fantasy trilogy is recommended for its unique mythology and diverse characters.” — School Library Journal

Three months after the battle of Zabor, the five friends that came together to defeat her have been separated. Burdened with the Calamity Stone she acquired in Scion of the Fox, Roan has gone to Scotland to retrace her grandmother’s steps in an attempt to stop further evil from entering the world.

Meanwhile, a wicked monster called …

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Cross Fire: An Exo Novel

Cross Fire: An Exo Novel

An Exo Novel
edition:Hardcover

It's time to take back Earth.

Earth's century of peace as a colony of an alien race has been shattered. As the alienrun government navigates peace talks with the human terrorist group Sapience, Donovan Reyes tries to put his life back together and return to his duty as a member of the security forces. But a new order comes from the alien home planet: withdraw. Earth has proven too costly and unstable to maintain as a colony, so the aliens, along with a small selection of humans, begin to make pl …

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Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks

Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks

edition:Paperback

Being the kid abducted by crazy old Ms. Easton when he was four permanently set Cole’s status to freak. At seventeen, his exit plan is simple: make it through the last few weeks of high school with his grades up and his head down.

When he pushes through the front door of the school and finds himself eighty kilometers away holding the door of a museum he was just thinking about, Cole faces facts: he’s either crazier than old Ms. Easton, or he just teleported.

Now every door is an accident w …

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Legacy of Light

Legacy of Light

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback

The Effigies must uncover the connection between Saul, Blackwell, and the Phantoms before it’s too late in this epic conclusion to the Effigies trilogy.

The world is in chaos.

After Saul’s strike on Oslo—one seemingly led by Maia herself—the Effigies’ reputation is in shambles. Now they’re being hunted by nations across the globe, grouped in with the very terrorists they’ve been trying to stop.

With Maia’s resurrected twin, June, carrying out vicious attacks across the world …

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Woman World

Woman World

edition:Paperback
tagged : literary

The hilarious and wildly popular instagram comic about a world with no men

With her startling humor, it's no surprise that Aminder Dhaliwal's web comic Woman World has a devoted audience of more than 120,000 readers, updated biweekly with each installment earning an average of 25,000 likes. Now, readers everywhere will delight in the print edition as Dhaliwal seamlessly incorporates feminist philosophical concerns into a series of perfectly-paced strips that skewer perceived notions of femininity …

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