WINNERS: 2014 Ditmar Awards

The winners for the 2014 Ditmar Awards, given by members of the Australian National Science Fiction Convention for professional and fan works by Australians, have been announced:

Best Novel
  • Fragments of a Broken Land: Valarl Undead, Robert Hood (Wildside Press)

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FINALISTS: 2014 Ditmar Awards

Via Kaaron Warren (Congrats, Kaaron!), the finalists for the 2014 Ditmar Awards, given by members of the Australian National Science Fiction Convention for professional and fan works by Australians, have been announced:


Best Novel
  • Ink Black Magic, Tansy Rayner Roberts (FableCroft Publishing)
  • Fragments of a Broken Land: Valarl Undead, Robert Hood (Wildside Press)
  • The Beckoning, Paul Collins (Damnation Books)
  • Trucksong, Andrew Macrae (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • The Only Game in the Galaxy (The Maximus Black Files 3), Paul Collins (Ford Street Publishing)

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WINNERS: 2013 Ditmar Awards

he winners of the Ditmar Awards have been announced!

  • NOVEL: Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)
  • NOVELLA OR NOVELETTE: “Sky”, Kaaron Warren (Through Splintered Walls)
  • SHORT STORY: “The Wisdom of Ants“, Thoraiya Dyer (Clarkesworld 12/12)
  • COLLECTED WORK: Through Splintered Walls, Kaaron Warren (Twelfth Planet)
  • ARTWORK: Cover art, Kathleen Jennings, for Midnight and Moonshine (Ticonderoga)
  • FAN WRITER: Tansy Rayner Roberts, for body of work including reviews in Not If You Were The Last Short Story On Earth
  • FAN ARTIST: Kathleen Jennings, for body of work including “The Dalek Game” and “The Tamsyn Webb Sketchbook”
  • FAN PUBLICATION: The Writer and the Critic, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond
  • NEW TALENT: David McDonald
  • WILLIAM ATHELING JR. AWARD FOR CRITICISM OR REVIEW: Tansy Rayner Roberts, for “Historically Authentic Sexism in Fantasy. Let’s Unpack That.” (Tor.com)

Also announced at the ceremony (but not a Ditmar) were the following:

  • NORMA K. HEMMING AWARD: Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)
  • PETER MCNAMARA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Nick Stathopoulos
  • A. BERTRAM CHANDLER AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FICTION: Russell B Farr

Congratulations to all the winners!

[via David McDonald and Dark Wolf's Fantasy Reviews.]

FINALISTS: 2013 Ditmar Awards

The finalists for the 2013 Ditmar Awards, given by members of the Australian National Science Fiction Convention for professional and fan works by Australians, have been announced:

Best Novel
  • Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)
  • Bitter Greens, Kate Forsyth (Random House Australia)
  • Suited (The Veiled Worlds 2), Jo Anderton (Angry Robot)
  • Salvage, Jason Nahrung (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • Perfections, Kirstyn McDermott (Xoum)
  • The Corpse-Rat King, Lee Battersby (Angry Robot)

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