06 Oct Copper Cylinder
Signal to Noise won a Copper Cylinder Award in the Adult category. The winner of the 2016 Young Adult Award was An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet.
The Copper Cylinder is an annual award for Canadian literature of the fantastic, selected by members of the Sunburst Award Society. It derives its name from what is considered the first Canadian scientific romance, “A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder,” by James De Mille. I don’t have the award in my hands yet, but found a picture which approximates it. See below. No word on whether the cylinder might be filled with poutine.
In other news, it’s now less than three weeks until the release of my vampire novel Certain Dark Things. I’d suggest pre-ordering a copy if you haven’t done that yet. I’ll do book signings in Vancouver, Seattle and Portland in October and November.
Certain Dark Things
Welcome to Mexico City… An Oasis In A Sea Of Vampires…
Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is busy eeking out a living when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life.
Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, must feast on the young to survive and Domingo looks especially tasty. Smart, beautiful, and dangerous, Atl needs to escape to South America, far from the rival narco-vampire clan pursuing her. Domingo is smitten.
Her plan doesn’t include developing any real attachment to Domingo. Hell, the only living creature she loves is her trusty Doberman. Little by little, Atl finds herself warming up to the scrappy young man and his effervescent charm.
And then there’s Ana, a cop who suddenly finds herself following a trail of corpses and winds up smack in the middle of vampire gang rivalries.
Vampires, humans, cops, and gangsters collide in the dark streets of Mexico City. Do Atl and Domingo even stand a chance of making it out alive?
Silvia’s debut novel, Signal to Noise, won a Copper Cylinder Award and was a finalist for the British Fantasy, Locus, Aurora and Solaris awards. She is the winner of a World Fantasy Award for her work on the anthology She Walks in Shadows.