Tangent Online 2014 Recommended Reading List Announced

The annual Tangent Online Recommended Reading List has been released, and SuperNOVA member, Steve Cameron, has made the cut with his story “Holland: 1944” which appeared in Galaxy’s Edge #7.

Congratulations to Steve, and to the number of other Aussies on the list, which you can find here.

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The Australian Spec Fic Snapshot 2014 – SuperNOVA Edition

SnaphotLogo2014The Aussie Snapshot has taken place four times in the past 10 years. In 2005, Ben Peek spent a frantic week interviewing 43 people in the Australian spec fic scene, and since then, it’s grown every time, now taking a team of interviewers working together to accomplish!

In the lead up to the World Science Fiction Convention in London, they have been blogging interviews for Snapshot 2014, conducted by Tsana Dolichva, Nick Evans, Stephanie Gunn, Kathryn Linge, Elanor Matton-Johnson, David McDonald, Helen Merrick, Jason Nahrung, Ben Payne, Alex Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Helen Stubbs, Katharine Stubbs, Tehani Wessely and Sean Wright.

A number of SuperNOVA members were interviewed, and you can read them here:

Aidan Doyle
Amie Kaufman
Andrew Macrae
Claire McKenna
David McDonald
Deborah Kalin
Foz Meadows
Jason Nahrung
Jason Franks
Keith Stevenson
Kirstyn McDermott
Lucy Sussex
Michelle Goldsmith
Pete Aldin
Rjurik Davidson
Steve Cameron
Talie Helene
Tracie McBride
Trudi Canavan


Galaxy’s Edge #7 ToC released

The ToC for the latest issue of Galaxy’s Edge, edited by Mike Resnick, has been released and contains one of our very own SuperNOVArians. Congratulations to Steve Cameron on his first pro sale, certainly only the first of many more to come. You can read Steve’s story (and stories from a host of other great writers) for free on their site.

The full Table of Contents is as follows:

The Editor’s Word

FICTION
Cassandra by C.J. Cherryh
Holland: 1944 by Steve Cameron
Cordle to Onion to Carrot by Robert Sheckley
Pallbearers by Martin L. Shoemaker
Werehunter by Mercedes Lackey
The Tour Guide by Lou J. Berger
Faster Gun by Elizabeth Bear
The Nechronomator by Brad R. Torgersen
In a Green Dress, Surrounded by Exploding Clowns by Robert T. Jeschonek
One Sunday in Neptune by Alexei Panshin

SERIALIZATION
Lest Darkness Fall (Part 1) by L. Sprague de Camp

COLUMNS
From the Heart’s Basement by Barry Malzberg
Science Column by Greg Benford
Book Reviews by Paul Cook


Ticonderoga Publications announces Year’s Best 2012 Recommended Reading List

In what is becoming a yearly tradition, Ticonderoga Publications have released their Recommended Reading List from their upcoming Year’s Best 2012. Not only is it co-edited by Supernova member Talie Helene, it fetaures a number of SuperNOVA members (bolded below).

You can read the press release here, and check out the full list below.

Congratulations to all those who made the list!

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With the next volume of The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror (2012) off to the printers, we can reveal Liz Grzyb’s and Talie Helene’s Recommended Reading List.

  • Joanne Anderton, “High Density”, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #53
  • ——— “The Bone Chime Song”, Light Touch Paper Stand Clear
  • Daniel Baker, “At The Crossroads”, Aurealis #51
  • Alan Baxter, “Cephalopoda Obsessia”, Bloodstones
  • ——— “Crossroads and Carousels”, The Red Penny Papers
  • ——— “Fear is the Sin”, From Stage Door Shadows
  • ——— and Felicity Dowker, “Burning, Always Burning”,Damnation and Dames,
  • Eddy Burger, “Domestic Berserker”, Dark Edifice 3
  • Jenny Blackford, “The Sacrifice”, Aurealis #47
  • James Bradley, “Beauty’s Sister”, Penguin
  • Isobelle Carmody, “The Wolf Prince”, Metro Winds
  • ——— “Metro Winds”, Metro Winds
  • Jay Caselberg, “Blind Pig”, Damnation and Dames
  • Steve Cameron, “If You Give This Girl a Ride”, Cover of Darkness 11
  • David Conyers and Brian M. Sammons, “The R’lyeh Singularity”, Cthulhu Unbound 3.
  • Terry Dowling , “Mariners’ Round”, Postscripts 28/29: Exotic Gothic 4
  • ——— “The Way the Red Clown Hunts You”, Subterranean, Winter 2012
  • Thoraiya Dyer, “The Second Card Of The Major Arcana”, Apex
  • ——— “Faet’s Fire”, Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear
  • ——— “Surviving Film”, Bloodstones
  • Jacob Edwards, “Salt & Pepper”, Polluto 9¾: Witchfinders Vs The Evil Red
  • Marina Finlayson, “The Family Business”, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #55
  • Joanna Galbraith, “The Keeper’s Heart”, The Coloured Lens #3
  • Michelle Goldsmith, “The Hound of Henry Hortinger”, Pandemonium: Stories of the Smoke
  • “The Skin of the World”, Stephanie Gunn, Bloodstones
  • ——— “Ghosts”, Epilogue
  • Lisa L. Hannett, Angela Slatter, “The Red Wedding”, Midnight and Moonshine
  • ——— “Warp And Weft”, Midnight and Moonshine
  • ——— “Prohibition Blues”, Damnation and Dames
  • Richard Harland, “A Mother’s Love”, Bloodstones
  • Narrelle M. Harris, “Thrall”, Showtime
  • Robert Hood, “Escena de un Asesinato”, Postscripts 28/29: Exotic Gothic 4
  • ——— “Walking the Dead Beat”, Damnation and Dames
  • Deborah Kalin, “First They Came . . .”, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #55
  • Pete Kempshall, “Dead Inside”, Bloodstones
  • ——— “Sound and Fury”, Damnation and Dames
  • Margo Lanagan, “Isles Of The Sun”, Cracklescape
  • ——— “Titty Anne and the Very, Very Hairy Man”, Meanjin, Volume 71, Number 4.
  • ——— “Significant Dust”, Cracklescape
  • ——— “Bajazzle”, Cracklescape
  • S. G. Larner, “Duck Creek Road”, Bloody Parchment: Hidden Things, Lost Things and other stories
  • Martin Livings, “Birthday Suit”, Living with the Dead
  • ——— “The Ar-Dub”, Living with the Dead
  • Tracie McBride, “Drive, She Said”, Lovecraft eZine 14
  • Andrew J. McKiernan, “They Don’t Know That We Know What They Know”, Midnight Echo 8
  • ——— “The Final Degustation of Doctor Ernest Blenheim”, Midnight Echo 7
  • Kelly Matsuura, “Hours on the Voodoo Clock”, Free Flash Fiction
  • Nicole Murphy, “Euryale”, Bloodstones
  • Jason Nahrung, “The Mornington Ride”, Epilogue
  • ——— “Breaking the Wire”, Aurealis #47
  • Ian Nichols, “In the Dark”, Apex Magazine 37
  • Shauna O’Meara, “Blood Lillies”, Midnight Echo 8
  • Christopher Sequeria, “The Adventure of the Lost Specialist”, Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook
  • Helen Stubbs, “Sayuri’s Revenge”, Tales From the Bell Club
  • Anna Tambour, “King Wolf”, A Season in Carcosa
  • Kaaron Warren, “The Pickwick Syndrome”, Stories Of The Smoke
  • ——— “Sky”, Through Splintered Walls
  • ——— “Creek”, Through Splintered Walls
  • ——— “The Lighthouse Keepers’ Club”, Postscripts 28/29: Exotic Gothic 4

2012 Chronos Award Nominees and Ballot

From the website:

The Continuum Foundation is proud to announce the ballot for the Chronos Awards for excellence in Victorian Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror in 2012.

Congratulations to all nominees, and it’s lovely to see a number of SuperNOVA members appearing on the ballot. You can find details on how to vote by following this link, and scrolling all the way to the bottom.

Best Long Fiction

Bread and Circuses by Felicity Dowker (Ticonderoga Publications)

Salvage by Jason Nahrung (Twelfth Planet Press)

Walking Shadows by Narrelle M. Harris (Clan Destine Press)

Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2011 edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene (Ticonderoga Publications)

Dyson’s Drop by Paul Collins (Ford Street Publishing)

No Award

Best Short Fiction

“Five Ways to Start a War” by Sue Bursztynski in Light Touch Paper Stand Clear, edited by Edwina Harvey and Simon Petrie (Peggy Bright Books)

“The Mornington Ride” by Jason Nahrung in Epilogue, edited by Tehani Wessely (FableCroft Publishing)

“Nematalien” by LynC in The Narratorium, edited by David Grigg

“Fireflies” by Steve Cameron in Epilogue (FableCroft Publishing)

“The D_d” by Adam Browne in Light Touch Paper Stand Clear, edited by Edwina Harvey and Simon Petrie (Peggy Bright Books)

No Award

Best Fan Writer

Alexandra Pierce

Jason Nahrung

Nalini Haynes

Bruce Gillespie

Grant Watson

Steve Cameron

No Award

Best Fan Written Work

Reviewing New Who series by David McDonald, Tansy Rayner Roberts and Tehani Wessely

No Award

Best Fan Artist

Dick Jenssen

No Award

Best Fan Artwork

“The Entellechy” by Dick Jenssen, cover art for Interstellar Ramjet Scoop for ANZAPA 267 edited by Bill Wright

No Award

Best Fan Publication

Dark Matter Fanzine (www.darkmatterfanzine.com), by Nalini Hayes

SF Commentary, (http://efanzines.com/SFC/) edited by Bruce Gillespie

Viewing Clutter, DVD and Blu-ray reviews blog (http://georgeivanoff.com.au/other-writing/reviews/viewing-clutter/), by George Ivanoff

No Award

Best Achievement

Continuum 8: Craftonomicon (51st Australian National SF Convention) Program by Julia Svaganovic, Emma Hespa Mann, and Caitlin Noble

“Snapshot 2012″ by Alisa Krasnostein, Kathryn Linge, David McDonald, Helen Merrick, Ian Mond, Jason Nahrung, Alex Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Tehani Wessely and Sean Wright

No Award

Best Artwork

The award for Best Artwork is not being presented due to insufficient nominations being received.


2013 Ditmar Award ballot released

The 2013 Ditmar Award ballot has been released, and features a number of SuperNOVA members (highlighted in bold below).

Voting has now opened, and will remain open until one minute before midnight AEST (ie. 11.59pm, GMT+11),
Thursday, 25th of April, 2013.

You can vote online here, or visit here for more information.

Good luck to all the nominees!

Best Novel

* Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)
* Bitter Greens, Kate Forsyth (Random House Australia)
* Suited (The Veiled Worlds 2), Jo Anderton (Angry Robot)
* Salvage, Jason Nahrung (Twelfth Planet Press)
* Perfections, Kirstyn McDermott (Xoum)
* The Corpse-Rat King, Lee Battersby (Angry Robot)

Best Novella or Novelette

* “Flight 404”, Simon Petrie, in Flight 404/The Hunt for Red Leicester (Peggy Bright Books)
* “Significant Dust”, Margo Lanagan, in Cracklescape (Twelfth Planet Press)
* “Sky”, Kaaron Warren, in Through Splintered Walls (Twelfth Planet Press)

Best Short Story

* “Sanaa’s Army”, Joanne Anderton, in Bloodstones (Ticonderoga Publications)
* “The Wisdom of Ants”, Thoraiya Dyer, in Clarkesworld 75
* “The Bone Chime Song”, Joanne Anderton, in Light Touch Paper Stand Clear (Peggy Bright Books)
* “Oracle’s Tower”, Faith Mudge, in To Spin a Darker Stair (FableCroft Publishing)

Best Collected Work

* Cracklescape by Margo Lanagan, edited by Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press)
* Epilogue, edited by Tehani Wessely (FableCroft Publishing)
* Through Splintered Walls by Kaaron Warren, edited by Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press)
* Light Touch Paper Stand Clear, edited by Edwina Harvey and Simon Petrie (Peggy Bright Books)
* Midnight and Moonshine by Lisa L. Hannett and Angela Slatter, edited by Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)
* The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011, edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene (Ticonderoga Publications)

Best Artwork

* Cover art, Nick Stathopoulos, for Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine 56 (ASIM Collective)
* Cover art, Kathleen Jennings, for Midnight and Moonshine (Ticonderoga Publications)
* Illustrations, Adam Browne, for Pyrotechnicon (Coeur de Lion Publishing)
* Cover art and illustrations, Kathleen Jennings, for To Spin a Darker Stair (FableCroft Publishing)
* Cover art, Les Petersen, for Light Touch Paper Stand Clear (Peggy Bright Books)

Best Fan Writer

* Alex Pierce, for body of work including reviews in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus
* Tansy Rayner Roberts, for body of work including reviews in Not If You Were The Last Short Story On Earth
* Grant Watson, for body of work including the “Who50” series in The Angriest
* Sean Wright, for body of work including reviews in Adventures of a Bookonaut

Best Fan Artist

* Kathleen Jennings, for body of work including “The Dalek Game” and “The Tamsyn Webb Sketchbook”

Best Fan Publication in Any Medium

* The Writer and the Critic, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond
* Galactic Suburbia, Alisa Krasnostein, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Alex Pierce
* Antipodean SF, Ion Newcombe
* The Coode Street Podcast, Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe
* Snapshot 2012, Alisa Krasnostein, Kathryn Linge, David McDonald, Helen Merrick, Ian Mond, Jason Nahrung et. al.
* Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus, Alisa Krasnostein, Tehani Wessely, et. al.
* Galactic Chat, Alisa Krasnostein, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Sean Wright

Best New Talent

* David McDonald
* Faith Mudge
* Steve Cameron
* Stacey Larner

William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review

* Alisa Krasnostein, Kathryn Linge, David McDonald, and Tehani Wessely, for review of Mira Grant’s Newsflesh, in ASIF
* Tansy Rayner Roberts, for “Historically Authentic Sexism in Fantasy. Let’s Unpack That.”, in tor.com
* David McDonald, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Tehani Wessely, for the “New Who in Conversation” series
* Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene, for “The Year in Review”, in The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011
* Rjurik Davidson, for “An Illusion in the Game for Survival”, a review of Reamde by Neal Stephenson, in The Age


After Death reviewed in Publisher’s Weekly

The Dark Moon Books anthology After Death has been reviewed in Publisher’s Weekly. Edited by Bram Stoker Award nominee, Eric J. Guignard, After Death features the story I Was the Walrus by SuperNOVA member Steve Cameron.

From the review:

This anthology addresses one of the most basic questions of human existence: what happens when we die? The answers come in the form of 34 stories that explore diverse notions of ghosts (Edward M. Erdelac’s “Sea of Dreams”) and demons (William Meikle’s “Be Quiet at the Back”), trapped souls (Steve Cameron’s “I Was the Walrus”), mishaps in resurrection (Lisa Morton’s “The Resurrection Policy”), and unbearable eternities (David Tallerman’s “Prisoner of Peace”). The newly deceased protagonists may be confused, angry, resigned, or unaware that they are dead, so even those vignettes with more exposition than plot convey a sense of personal discovery (if perhaps of the hopeless kind).