The shortlists have been announced for the Australian SF Awards, also known as the Ditmars.
Best Novella or Novelette
“All the Colours of the Tomato”, Simon Petrie (Dimension6 9)
“By the Laws of Crab and Woman”, Jason Fischer (Review of Australian Fiction, Vol 17, Issue 6)
“Did We Break the End of the World?”, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Defying Doomsday)
“Finnegan’s Field”, Angela Slatter (Tor.com)
“Glass Slipper Scandal”, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Sheep Might Fly)
“Going Viral”, Thoraiya Dyer (Dimension6 8)
Best Short Story
Best Collected Work
cover and internal artwork, Adam Browne, for The Tame Animals of Saturn, Peggy Bright Books
illustration, Shauna O’Meara, for Lackington’s 12.
Best Fan Publication in Any Medium
2016 Australian SF Snapshot, Greg Chapman, Tehani Croft, Tsana Dolichva, Marisol Dunham, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Stephanie Gunn, Ju Landéesse, David McDonald, Belle McQuattie, Matthew Morrison, Alex Pierce, Rivqa Rafael, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Helen Stubbs, Katharine Stubbs and Matthew Summers.
The Coode Street Podcast, Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe
Earl Grey Editing Services (blog), Elizabeth Fitzgerald.
Galactic Chat, Alexandra Pierce, David McDonald, Sarah Parker, Helen Stubbs, Mark Webb, and Sean Wright.
Galactic Suburbia, Alisa Krasnostein, Alex Pierce, and Tansy Rayner Roberts.
The Writer and the Critic, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond.
Best Fan Writer
James ‘Jocko’ Allen
Tansy Rayner Roberts
Best Fan Artist
Best New Talent
T R Napper
Marlee Jane Ward
William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review
Kat Clay for essays and reviews in Weird Fiction Review
Tehani Croft & Marisol Dunham, for Revisiting Pern: the great McCaffrey reread review series
Tsana Dolichva, for reviews, in Tsana’s Reads and Reviews
Kate Forsyth, for The Rebirth of Rapunzel: a mythic biography of the maiden in the tower
Ian Mond, for reviews, in The Hysterical Hamster
Alexandra Pierce, for reviews, in Randomly Yours, Alex
Gillian Polack, for History and Fiction: Writers, their Research, Worlds and Stories
From Nebula and Hugo Award–nominated Carolyn Ives Gilman comes Dark Orbit, a compelling novel featuring alien contact, mystery, and murder.
Reports of a strange, new habitable planet have reached the Twenty Planets of human civilization. When a team of scientists is assembled to investigate this world, exoethnologist Sara Callicot is recruited to keep an eye on an unstable crewmate.