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Ditmar Awards

5 Australian sf writers you should be reading

by Paul

Let’s face it, when you talk about sf it’s all too easy to limit the discussion to the usual suspects: mostly Americans, a few Brits, and the occasional Canadian (who has probably been mistaken for an American). But there’s a whole world of science fiction out there, which can too often slip by unnoticed. True, […]

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Ditmar and Kurd Laßwitz Preis winners announced

by Paul

Awards Categories: Awards

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 […]

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Australian SF Awards Shortlists

by Paul

Awards Categories: Awards

The shortlists have been announced for the Australian SF Awards, also known as the Ditmars. Best Novel              The Grief Hole, Kaaron Warren The Lyre Thief, Jennifer Fallon Squid’s Grief, D.K. Mok Vigil, Angela Slatter The Wizardry of Jewish Women, Gillian Polack Best Novella or Novelette        “All the […]

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5 of the best by George Turner

by Paul

My passing reference to George Turner a couple of days ago reminded me that he would have turned 100 this month. So that’s as good a reason as any to look at some of his best books. Turner was an oddity. He started his career as a mainstream novelist, won awards and was highly regarded […]

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Ditmar Award Winners

by Paul

Awards Categories: Awards

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: Best Novel Lament for the Afterlife – Lisa L. Hannett Best Novella or Novelette “Of Sorrow […]

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Awards 2015: Ditmar Awards

by Paul

Awards Categories: Awards

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, […]

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Awards 2015

by Paul

Awards Categories: Awards

We start this blog right in the middle of the awards season. So we’re going to start with a few posts to catch up with the state of the sf awards so far. To date, we’ve had winners or shortlists announced for: Arthur C. Clarke Award, shortlist announced. Aurealis Awards, winners announced. BSFA Awards, winners […]

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