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:
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:
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
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.