2013 Aurealis Awards Winners

On Saturday, the Aurealis Awards were held at University House and, as always, were a glittering occasion. SuperNOVA was well represented amongst the nominees, and our own Talie Helene and Amie Kaufman took away awards

Congratulations to all the winners, and nominees!

Aurealis Awards Winners 2013

BEST CHILDREN’S BOOK

The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie
Kirsty Murray

BEST YOUNG ADULT SHORT FICTION

By Bone-light
Juliet Marillier

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL (Tie)

These Broken Stars
Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

&

Fairytales for Wilde Girls
Allyse Near

BEST ANTHOLOGY (Tie)

The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012
Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene

&

One Small Step, An Anthology Of Discoveries
Tehani Wessely

BEST COLLECTION
The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories
Joanne Anderton

BEST ILLUSTRATED BOOK OR GRAPHIC NOVEL (Tie)

Burger Force
Jackie Ryan

&

The Deep Vol. 2: The Vanishing Island
Tom Taylor & James Brouwer

BEST HORROR SHORT FICTION

The Year of Ancient Ghosts
Kim Wilkins

BEST HORROR NOVEL

Fairytales for Wilde Girls
Allyse Near

BEST FANTASY SHORT FICTION

The Last Stormdancer
Jay Kristoff

BEST FANTASY NOVEL

A Crucible of Souls
Mitchell Hogan

BEST SCIENCE FICTION SHORT FICTION

Air, Water and the Grove
Kaaron Warren

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

Lexicon
Max Barry

THE PETER MCNAMARA CONVENORS’ AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

Jonathan Strahan

KRIS HEMBURY ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD

Tristan Savage

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Next Anthology Out Now!

At Conflux, the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild officially launched their latest anthology, “Next”. It features a great list of stories, including work from SuperNOVA members Tracie McBride and Claire McKenna. Purchasing details can be found here.

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Table of Contents

The Ninety Two Claire McKenna
Imported Goods – Aisle Nine David Versace
Of Starfish Tides Suzanne J Willis
Almost Beautiful Angela Rega
On the Wall Nicky Rowlands
Wooden Heart Tracie McBride
Cause and Effect Martin Livings
Next cried the Faun Edwina Harvey
The Electrician and the Circus Steve Simpson
The Dream Tracker Shauna O’Meara
A Dream of Something More Robert Phillips
Those Days Daniel Simpson
Vandiemensland Ian McHugh
Someone’s Daughter Gillian Polack
A Little Warning Leife Shallcross
Ned Kelly and the Zombies Craig Cormick
The Cat and the Zombies Chris McGrane
The Room Catherine Whittle
Casino Five Helen Stubbs
The Wild Hunt Richard L Lagarto
Animal the Colour of Waiting Adam Browne
The Midway Hotel Kris Ashton
When Money Talks Ross C Hamilton
Phoenix Down Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Gambler’s Blues David Coleman
Hell is where the Heart is Janeen Webb
Stories in the Square Daniel Baker
Girl finds Key Chris Large
Quantum Echoes Alan Baxter
Here’s Glory For You Richard Harland

Editors: Simon Petrie & Rob Porteous


2012 Ditmar Award Winners Announced

At the Conflux Natcon the winners of the Ditmar Awards were announced,  and SuperNOVA members Kirstyn McDermott and David McDonald both won an award. Congratulations to all the winners!

  • NOVEL: Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)
  • NOVELLA OR NOVELETTE: “Sky”, Kaaron Warren (Through Splintered Walls)
  • SHORT STORY: “The Wisdom of Ants“, Thoraiya Dyer (Clarkesworld 12/12)
  • COLLECTED WORK: Through Splintered Walls, Kaaron Warren (Twelfth Planet)
  • ARTWORK: Cover art, Kathleen Jennings, for Midnight and Moonshine (Ticonderoga)
  • FAN WRITER: Tansy Rayner Roberts, for body of work including reviews in Not If You Were The Last Short Story On Earth
  • FAN ARTIST: Kathleen Jennings, for body of work including “The Dalek Game” and “The Tamsyn Webb Sketchbook”
  • FAN PUBLICATION: The Writer and the Critic, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond
  • NEW TALENT: David McDonald
  • WILLIAM ATHELING JR. AWARD FOR CRITICISM OR REVIEW: Tansy Rayner Roberts, for “Historically Authentic Sexism in Fantasy. Let’s Unpack That.” (Tor.com)

Also announced at the ceremony (but not a Ditmar) were the following:

  • NORMA K. HEMMING AWARD: Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)
  • PETER MCNAMARA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Nick Stathopoulos
  • A. BERTRAM CHANDLER AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FICTION: Russell B Farr

Congratulations to all the winners!