Australia has two major science fiction awards. The Aurealis Award winners were announced a few days ago, now it’s the turn of the Ditmars, which are voted on by members of the Australian National Science Fiction Convention. The winners were:
Lament for the Afterlife – Lisa L. Hannett
Best Novella or Novelette
“Of Sorrow and Such” – Angela Slatter
Best Short Story
“A Hedge of Yellow Roses” – Kathleen Jennings in Hear Me Roar
Best Collected Work
Cranky Ladies of History – Tansy Rayner Roberts and Tehani Wessely
Kathleen Jennings for Cranky Ladies of History
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.