The Sunburst Award Society has issued the following news:
The Sunburst Award Society is pleased to announce the winners of the second annual Copper Cylinder Awards, an annual member’s choice award selected by members of the Sunburst Award Society for books published during the previous year. The Copper Cylinder Award derives its name from the first Canadian scientific romance, “A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder,” by James De Mille (1833-1880). The winners receive a unique, handcrafted, copper cylinder trophy.
The winner of the 2013 Adult Award is The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson, and the winner of the Young Adult Award is Starling by Lesley Livingston.
The Sunburst Award Society also confers annually the juried Sunburst Awards for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Both awards celebrate the best in Canadian fantastic literature published during the previous calendar year.