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Ditmar and Kurd Laßwitz Preis winners announced

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The winners of Australia’s Ditmar awards and Germany’s Kurd Laßwitz Preis have been announced.

The Ditmars, also known as the Australian SF Awards, have gone as follows:

The Grief Hole  Defying Doomsday  In Your Face  Dreaming in the Dark  The Rebirth of Rapunzel: A Mythic Biography of the Maiden in the Tower

Best Novel The Grief Hole – Kaaron Warren
Best Novella/Novelette “Did We Break the End of the World” – Tansy Rayner Roberts (Defying Doomsday)
Best Short Story “No Fat Chicks” – Cat Sparks (In Your Face)
Best Collected Work (tie) Dreaming in the Dark – ed. Jack Dann & Defying Doomsday – ed Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench
Best Artwork Illustration for Lackington’s #12 – Shauna O’Meara
Best Fan Publication 2016 Australian SF Snapshot – Greg Chapman, Tehani Croft, et al
Best Fan Writer Foz Meadows
Best New Talent Marlee Jane Ward
William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism The Rebirth of Rapunzel – Kate Forsyth
Peter McNamara Achievement Award Rose Mitchell
A. Bertram Chandler Award for Outstanding Achievement in Science Fiction Bill Wright

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The Kurd Laßwitz Preis is given for both German science fiction and work in translation. The winners are:

Omni  The Three-Body Problem

Best German SF Novel Omni – Andreas Brandhorst
Best German SF Short Story “Suicide Rooms” – Gabriele Behrend
Best Foreign SF Work published in German The Three-Body Problem – Cixin Liu
Best SF Translation into German The Three-Body Problem – trans. Martina Hasse
Best German SF Graphical Art Cover of Lagune (Nnedi Okorafor) – Greg Ruth
Special Award for Outstanding Achievement Ralf Boldt, Sylvana Fryberg, and the team of MediKonOne
Special Achievement Award for Longtime Activities Herbert W. Franke

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