Tuesday, February 17, 2015

2015 Ditmar Awards nominees

The shortlist for the 2015 Ditmar Awards, recognizing annually the achievement in Australian science fiction, fantasy, horror and fandom, has been announced. The winners will be announced at the 2015 Australian National SF Convention, Swancon 40, held in Perth between 2nd and 6th of April.

 Best Novel
“The Lascar's Dagger” by Glenda Larke (Hachette)
“Bound” (Alex Caine 1) by Alan Baxter (Voyager)
“Clariel” by Garth Nix (HarperCollins)
“Thief's Magic” (Millennium's Rule 1) by Trudi Canavan (Hachette Australia)
“The Godless” (Children 1) by Ben Peek (Tor UK)

Best Novella or Novelette
“The Ghost of Hephaestus” by Charlotte Nash, in Phantazein (FableCroft Publishing)
“The Legend Trap” by Sean Williams, in Kaleidoscope (Twelfth Planet Press)
“The Darkness in Clara” by Alan Baxter, in SQ Mag 14 (IFWG Publishing Australia)
“St Dymphna's School for Poison Girls” by Angela Slatter, in Review of Australian Fiction, Volume 9, Issue 3 (Review of Australian Fiction)
“The Female Factory” by Lisa L. Hannett and Angela Slatter, in The Female Factory (Twelfth Planet Press)
“Escapement” by Stephanie Gunn, in Kisses by Clockwork (Ticonderoga Publications)

Best Short Story
“Bahamut” by Thoraiya Dyer, in Phantazein (FableCroft Publishing)
“Vanilla” by Dirk Flinthart, in Kaleidoscope (Twelfth Planet Press)
“Cookie Cutter Superhero” by Tansy Rayner Roberts, in Kaleidoscope (Twelfth Planet Press)
“The Seventh Relic” by Cat Sparks, in Phantazein (FableCroft Publishing)
“Signature” by Faith Mudge, in Kaleidoscope (Twelfth Planet Press)

Best Collected Work
“Kaleidoscope” edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios (Twelfth Planet Press)
“The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2013” edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene (Ticonderoga Publications)
“Phantazein” edited by Tehani Wessely (FableCroft Publishing)

Best Artwork
Illustrations, Kathleen Jennings, in Black-Winged Angels (Ticonderoga Publications)
Cover art, Kathleen Jennings, of Phantazein (FableCroft Publishing)
Illustrations, Kathleen Jennings, in The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings (Tartarus Press)

Best Fan Writer
Tansy Rayner Roberts, for body of work
Tsana Dolichva, for body of work
Bruce Gillespie, for body of work
Katharine Stubbs, for body of work
Alexandra Pierce, for body of work
Grant Watson, for body of work
Sean Wright, for body of work

Best Fan Artist
Nalini Haynes, for body of work, including "Interstellar Park Ranger Bond, Jaime Bond", "Gabba and Slave Lay-off: Star Wars explains Australian politics", "The Driver", and "Unmasked" inDark Matter Zine
Kathleen Jennings, for body of work, including Fakecon art and Illustration Friday series
Nick Stathopoulos, for movie poster of It Grows!

Best Fan Publication in Any Medium
“Snapshot 2014” - 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
“It Grows!” - Nick Stathopoulos
“Galactic Suburbia” - Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Andrew Finch
“The Writer and the Critic” - Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond
“Galactic Chat” - Sean Wright, Helen Stubbs, David McDonald, Alexandra Pierce, Sarah Parker, and Mark Webb

Best New Talent
Helen Stubbs
Shauna O'Meara
Michelle Goldsmith

William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review
Reviews in The Angriest, Grant Watson
The Eddings Reread series, Tehani Wessely, Jo Anderton, and Alexandra Pierce, in A Conversational Life
Reviews in Adventures of a Bookonaut, Sean Wright
“Does Sex Make Science Fiction Soft?” in Uncanny Magazine 1, Tansy Rayner Roberts
Reviews in FictionMachine, Grant Watson
The Reviewing New Who series, David McDonald, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Tehani Wessely

Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees!


Carl V. Anderson said...

I love seeing Kathleen Jennings in the art category. Her work is so great and she seems like such a fun person.

Mihai A. said...

Indeed Kathleen Jennings' works are excellent and she seems to dominate the art categories. Not that it is not deserved. :)

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