The Ditmar Awards are the Australian achievement awards for science fiction, fantasy and horror. The 2015 winners were announced at Swancon 40, the Australian National SF Convention on 5th April.
The winners were:
Best Novel (tie)
The Lascar’s Dagger – Glenda Larke (Hachette)
Thief’s Magic – Trudi Canavan (Hachette Australia)
Best Novella or Novelette
“The Legend Trap” by Sean Williams, in Kaleidoscope (Twelfth Planet Press)
Best Short Story
“The Seventh Relic” – Cat Sparks, in Phantazein (FableCroft Publishing)
Best Collected Work
Kaleidoscope edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios (Twelfth Planet Press)
Kathleen Jennings, illustrations in Black-Winged Angels (Ticonderoga Publications)
Best Fan Writer
Tansy Rayner Roberts
Best Fan Artist
Kathleen Jennings, for body of work, including Fakecon art and Illustration Friday series
Best Fan Publication in Any Medium
The Writer and the Critic – Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond
Best New Talent
William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review
“Does Sex Make Science Fiction Soft?” – Tansy Rayner Roberts, in Uncanny Magazine 1
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.