Tuesday, June 12, 2012

2012 Ditmar Awards

The past week-end, at the 51st Australian National Science Fiction Convention, the winners of the 2012 Ditmar Awards, recognizing the achievements in the Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror, were announced:

Best Novel: The Courier's New Bicycle” by Kim Westwood (HarperCollins)

Best Novella or Novelette: “The Past is a Bridge Best Left Burnt” by Paul Haines (The Last Days of Kali Yuga, Brimstone Press)

Best Short Story: “The Patrician” by Tansy Rayner Roberts (Love and Romanpunk, Twelfth Planet Press)

Best Collected Work: The Last Days of Kali Yuga” by Paul Haines, edited by Angela Challis (Brimstone Press)

Best Artwork: “Finishing School” by Kathleen Jennings (Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories, Candlewick Press)

Best Fan Writer: Robin Pen, for “The Ballad of the Unrequited Ditmar”

Best Fan Artist: Kathleen Jennings, for work in Errantry” (tanaudel.wordpress.com) including “The Dalek Game”

Best Fan Publication in Any Medium: The Writer and the Critic”, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond

Best New Talent: Joanne Anderton

William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review: Alexandra Pierce and Tehani Wessely, for reviews of Vorkosigan Saga”, in Randomly Yours, Alex

The A Bertram Chandler Award: Richard Harland

The Norma K Hemming Award: AA Bell, for Hindsight”, and Sara Douglass, for “The Devil's Diadem”

The Peter McNamara Award: Bill Congreve

Congratulations to all the winners!

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