October 18 – October 25, 2007 Edition

Ireland’s Albedo One
Announces Top
Short Fiction Winners

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK/10/15/07–The 2006-2007 Aeon Award for short fiction, sponsored by the Irish sci-fi/fan/horror publication, Albedo One, were announced by the organization this week. Grand judge Ian Watson, choosing from a short list of six stories, picked “Angelus” by Nina Allan as the grand prize winner. The award was announced at the European Science Fiction Convention in Copenhagen, Denmark. Allen received a cash prize of €1000 and publication of her story in the 34th edition of Albedo One.

In announcing the award, Ian Watson said Nina Allan’s story was “beautifully written and paced and enigmatic yet in an entirely lucid way”. Second- and third-place awards went to “Isle of Beauty” by Larry Taylor and “The White Knight” by Devon Code-McNeil, respectively. Their stories also will appear in Albedo One, a magazine which focuses on science fiction, fantasy, horror and speculative fiction.

Albedo One will soon announce changes to the third annual Aeon Award, including cash prizes for second and third place.

Top six shortlisted stories (in no order) for 2006-2007 are:

Isle of Beauty – Larry Taylor Angelus – Nina Allan Partial Recall – Sean Day The Dreamy Sloth – Jennifer Glyn The White Knight – Devon Code-McNeil A Giant in the House – Daniel Pearlman

Others on the shortlist (in no order) include: Dress Rehearsal – Michael Furlong Ezekiel, Prophet to Bones – Eric M. Witchey The Waters and the West – Jennifer Harwood-Smith Forbidden Fruit – Marie-Catherine Mousseau One In One Out – Jennifer Glyn High Rise – Joanna Owen Holes – Eric S. S. Smith Saviours – Jennifer Harwood-Smith The Torturess – Philip Lentz Rourke – €“ Andrew McKenna To the End of the Earth – Geoff Nuttall Faithless – Jaine Fenn Lux ux Lucis – Rosie Reynolds Beware of Falling Rocks – Christine Stanton The Patron – €“ Michael Simon Stowaway – David Sakmyster Shadows of Inspiration – Eric S. Smith The sleepers – Alastair Duncan Black Water – David Conyers.

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