NOMINEES: 2006 Aurealis Awards

The finalists for the 2006 Aurealis Awards, which honors the best in Australian genre fiction, have been announced:

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

  • Hydrogen Steel by K. A. Bedford
  • K-Machines by Damien Broderick
  • Underground by Andrew McGahan
  • Geodesica: Descent by Sean Williams with Shane Dix

BEST FANTASY NOVEL

  • The Silver Road by Grace Dugan
  • Heart of the Mirage by Glenda Larke
  • Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
  • Voidfarer by Sean McMullen
  • Blaze of Glory by Michael Pryor

BEST HORROR NOVEL

  • The Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliott
  • Prismatic by Edwina Grey
  • Carnies by Martin Livings
  • The Mother by Brett McBean

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

  • Monster Blood Tattoo: Book One. Foundling by D.M. Cornish
  • The King’s Fool by Amanda Holohan
  • Magic Lessons by Justine Larbalestier
  • Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
  • The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld

See the Aurealis Awards finalists page for a full list of nominees. See also: past winners.

2 thoughts on “NOMINEES: 2006 Aurealis Awards”

  1. Andrew McGahan’s Underground was the best Australian novel of 2006 full stop. It’s a blistering indictment on our society and is his best work to date.

  2. I guess not everyone’s always in the mood for a blistering indictment. Sometimes you just want a good story. I guess if you’re terminally bitter and jaded you’re right at home with an indictment, or maybe you should take some anitdepressants and lighten up a little.

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