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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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Susan Casper

by Paul

The death, after a long illness, has been announced of Susan Casper. She was not a prolific author, but wrote a number of highly regarded short stories, many in collaboration with her husband, Gardner Dozois. Much of her best collaborative work with Dozois is collected in Slow Dancing Through Time, with also includes work with Jack […]

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Aurealis Awards shortlist

by Paul

Awards Categories: Awards

Ah, we are well and truly into awards season. Now we have the shortlist for Australia’s Aurealis Awards. There are awards for Children’s fiction, Young Adult fiction, horror, fantasy and graphic novels, so you can find the full shortlist here. These are the science fiction shortlists: BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL          Watershed, Jane Abbott (Penguin […]

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