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This article lists works and people eligible for the Australian SF ("Ditmar") Awards for 2018 in each of the eligible categories. (The list is neither exhaustive nor necessarily accurate. Errors may be corrected and omissions added at any time.)

Introduction

The Ditmar Award is awarded subject to official rules, relevant sections of which are listed in each category below. Note also the following:

3.1 Timeliness: Works are eligible if they were first published or released anywhere in the world in an edition dated in the calendar year immediately preceding the year the award is held, or dated after the opening of nominations for the year immediately preceding the year the award is held if that is earlier than the start of that year (but after the close of that year).

3.2 Australianness: Nominees are eligible if they were Australian citizens or residents in the year their nominated work was released.

3.3 Eligibility of committee members: The awards will be administered by a sub-committee of the Standing Committee of the Business Meeting of the National Australian Science Fiction Convention, and the members of the sub-committee will not be eligible for an award and may neither nominate nor vote in the awards. The Standing Committee shall rule on issues of conflict of interest.


Best Novel

3.4 Novel: A Novel is any work of sf/f/h of more than 40,000 words.


  • A History of Magic (The Last Great Hero 2), Scott J. Robinson.
  • A Place South of Paradise, John Douglas Gwyn, MoshPit Publishing.
  • A Tyranny of Queens (Manifold Worlds 2), Foz Meadows, Angry Robot.
  • After Life, Jacquie Underdown.
  • Ahe'ey, Jamie Le Fay.
  • Akrad's Children (Akrad's Legacy 1), Jeanette O'Hagan, By the Light Books.
  • Aletheia, J.S. Breukelaar, Crystal Lake Publishing.
  • All Fall Down, Cassandra Austin, Penguin Books.
  • An Echo of Things to Come, James Islington, Little, Brown Book Group.
  • An Endless Dawn, Avril Sabine, Broken Gate Publishing.
  • An Uncertain Grace, Krissy Kneen, Text Publishing.
  • Ancient Tide, Simon Harding, MoshPit Publishing.
  • Army Boots and Stilettos, Carlie Simonsen, C.M. Simpson Publishing.
  • Ashes Reborn (Souls of Fire 4), Keri Arthur, Little, Brown Book Group.
  • Attunga, Peter Wood, Diaspora Press.
  • Bad to Worse, Robert Edeson, Fremantle Press.
  • Beyond the Edge of the Map (The Mapmaker Chronicles 4), A.L. Tait, Hachette Australia.
  • Bitten (The Graced Series 2), Amanda Pillar, Maatkare Books.
  • Blood Kissed, Keri Arthur.
  • Bloodstorm (Dragon Wine 4), Donna Maree Hanson, Donna Maree Hanson.
  • Breath, Jackson Creed (Jay Caselberg), White Cat Publications.
  • Burning Skies (The Red Series 1), Colin Taber and Colin Raine, Thought Stream Creative Services.
  • Cassandra, Kathryn Gossow, Odyssey Books.
  • Catalyst, Brad Green, MoshPit Publishing.
  • Closing Down, Sally Abbott, Hachette Australia.
  • Contagion, Teri Terry, Hachette.
  • Convergence, Marita Smith, Harbour Publishing House.
  • Corpselight, Angela Slatter, Hachette Australia.
  • Crossroads of Canopy, Thoraiya Dyer, Tor.
  • Cursed (Demon Hunters 5), Avril Sabine, Broken Gate Publishing.
  • David and the Scavenger Prince, R.J. Timmis, R.J. Timmis.
  • Deadly Magic (Agent Nomad 2), Skye Melki-Wegner, Penguin Random House Australia.
  • Deathwings (Dragon Wine 3), Donna Maree Hanson, Donna Maree Hanson.
  • Dichronauts, Greg Egan, Night Shade Books.
  • Draekora (The Medoran Chronicles 3), Lynette Noni, Pantera Press.
  • Dragon Blood Chronicles 1: Oath, Avril Sabine, Broken Gate Publishing.
  • Dragon Touched (Assassins of the Dead 2), Avril Sabine, Broken Gate Publishing.
  • Dragonfly, Sylvia Kelso, Wildside Press.
  • Enduring Tide, Simon Harding, MoshPit Publishing.
  • Esme's Wish, Elizabeth Foster, Odyssey Books.
  • Fate of Three (The Destiny of Dragons 3), J.F.R. Coates, Jaffa Books.
  • First Blood (Awakening Series 3), Jane Hinchey.
  • First Witch (Awakening Series 2), Jane Hinchey.
  • Fractured Refuge (The Refuge Trilogy 2), Anabelle McInnes, Escape Publishing.
  • Freaks and Greeks, Timothy Bowden, Tar & Feather Publishing.
  • Freeman's Choice, C.M. Simpson, C.M. Simpson Publishing.
  • Frogkisser!, Garth Nix, Scholastic Press.
  • From the Wreck, Jane Rawson, Transit Lounge Publishing.
  • Fyrebyrne Island (The Rachaya Series 1), Ash Oldfield, Ash Oldfield.
  • Gap Year in Ghost Town, Michael Pryor, Allen & Unwin.
  • Ghost City (Lark Case Files 3), Christian Read, Gestalt.
  • Godsgrave, Jay Kristoff, St. Martin's Press.
  • Grid Wraith, Mark R. Healy.
  • Harlequin's Riddle, Rachel Nightingale, Odyssey Books.
  • Haunted, Alexandra Adornetto, HarperCollins.
  • Haven's End, Greg J. Austin, Zumaya Publications.
  • Have Sword, Will Travel, Garth Nix and Sean Williams, Allen & Unwin.
  • Heart of Mist (The Oremere Chronicles 1), Helen Scheuerer, Writer's Edit Press.
  • Hidden City, Alan Baxter, Gryphonwood Press.
  • How to Bee, Bren MacDibble, Allen & Unwin.
  • Hunted, Amanda Holohan, Penguin Random House Australia.
  • Ida, Alison Evans, Echo.
  • In Arcadia, Andrea K. Höst.
  • In the Dark Spaces, Cally Black, Hardie Grant Egmont.
  • It Came From the Deep, Maria Lewis, Maria Lewis.
  • Killing Gravity, Corey J. White, Tor.
  • Letters from the Dead, Dawn Meredith, Dingbat Publishing.
  • Lintang and the Pirate Queen, Tamara Moss, Penguin Random House Australia.
  • Loner's Deep (Deep Fracture 1), Graham Storrs.
  • Lotus Blue, Cat Sparks, Skyhorse Publishing.
  • Marsh and Me, Martine Murray, Text Publishing.
  • Millie's Angel, Kim Petersen, MoshPit Publishing.
  • Moosi'Kar, Matthew Silvester, Novum Publishing.
  • Mparntwe, Peter Wood, Diaspora Press.
  • Mud and Glass, Laura E. Goodin, Odyssey Books.
  • Nevermoor 1: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, Jessica Townsend, Hachette Australia.
  • Nexus (Zeroes 3), Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti, Allen & Unwin.
  • Oathbound (Silverlands 2), Donna Maree Hanson, Aust Spec Fiction.
  • Odin's Girl, Kim Wilkins, PS Publishing.
  • Old Dark Things, Hob Goodfellowe.
  • Olearia, Matthew Tait, Dark Crib Publications.
  • Opi Battles the Space Pirates, Donna Maree Hanson, Donna Maree Hanson.
  • Over Too Soon, Avril Sabine, Broken Gate Publishing.
  • Pie Rats 6: The Golden Anchor, Cameron Stelzer, Daydream Press.
  • Pigeon, Daniel Zadow, Xlibris.
  • Plato Wyngard and the Armour of the Gods, Marc and James Lindsay, Murder of Crows Publishing.
  • Primordial, David Wood and Alan Baxter, Cohesion Press.
  • Psynode, Marlee Jane Ward, Seizure.
  • Ranger (Elemental Paladins 4), Montana Ash, MoshPit Publishing.
  • Realms of the Fae 3: The Magic Collector, Avril Sabine, Broken Gate Publishing.
  • Red Blood on White Snow, Annie DeSouza.
  • Refuge, A.V. Mather.
  • Resistance (Divided Elements 1), Mikhaeyla Kopievsky, KYRIJA.
  • Retribution, Jennifer Fallon, HarperCollins.
  • Revenant Winds (The Tainted Cabal 1), Mitchell Hogan, Mitchell Hogan.
  • Robots Rising, Pamela Loveridge, MoshPit Publishing.
  • Rosie's Rangers 3: Treachery, Avril Sabine, Broken Gate Publishing.
  • Sanguine (The Sentinels of Eden 2), Carolyn Denman, Odyssey Books.
  • Shades of Memory, C.M. Simpson, C.M. Simpson Publishing.
  • Shadow Hunt (The Leeth Dossier 3), L.J. Kendall, L.J. Kendall.
  • Silver and Stone (The Atipodean Queen 2), Felicity Banks, Odyssey Books.
  • Smoke Paper Mirrors, Anna Tambour, infinity plus.
  • Some Tests, Wayne Macauley, Text Publishing.
  • Soon, Lois Murphy, Transit Lounge Publishing.
  • Stone Keeper (The Middengard Sagas 1), June Wilson, June H. Wilson.
  • Straight to Hell (The Hell's Gate Series 1), Jane Hinchey.
  • Successor's Promise (Millenium's Rule 3), Trudi Canavan, Little, Brown Book Group.
  • Tarin of the Mammoths 1: the Exile, Jo Sandhu, Penguin Random House Australia.
  • Tarin of the Mammoths 2: Clan of Wolves, Jo Sandhu, Penguin Random House Australia.
  • Ten Directions, Samuel Winburn.
  • Terra Nullius, Claire G. Coleman, Hachette Australia.
  • The 12 Nights of Jeremy Sunson 1: The Nights Too Dark, M.H. Snowy.
  • The 13th Key, Sarah Fisher, Austin Macauley Publishers.
  • The Asking Game, Rose Michael, Transit Lounge Publishing.
  • The Barrier, Shankari Chandran, Pan Macmillan Australia.
  • The Beast of Hushing Wood, Gabrielle Wang, Penguin Random House Australia.
  • The Beast's Heart, Leife Shallcross, Hodder & Stoughton.
  • The Black Tide, Keri Arthur, Little, Brown Book Group.
  • The Blood Within the Stone (Wraith Cycle 1), T.R. Thompson, Odyssey Books.
  • The Book of Secrets (An Ateban Cipher Novel 1), A.L. Tait, Hachette Australia.
  • The Cabin Sessions, Isobel Blackthorn, Hellbound Books.
  • The City of Night Neverending (Paladero 2), Steven Lochran, Hardie Grant Egmont.
  • The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch: Bad Teacher. Worse Witch., Nicki Greenberg, Allen & Unwin.
  • The Dastardly Miss Lizzie, Victoria Carr, HarperCollins.
  • The Door (The Night Owl Chronicles 1), Garcia Sisters.
  • The Dream Walker, Victoria Carless, Hachette Australia.
  • The Dying Flame (Darkfall 1), R.L. Sanderson, R.L. Sanderson.
  • The Eleventh Hour (Agent Nomad 1), Skye Melki-Wegner, Penguin Random House Australia.
  • The Eternal Kingdom, Ben Peek, Macmillan.
  • The Ethereans: Nemesis Rising, C.F. Reynolds, PowerLight Enterprises.
  • The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone, Jaclyn Moriarty, Allen & Unwin.
  • The Fatal Gate, Ian Irvine, Little, Brown Book Group.
  • The Ghost Engine, Theresa Fuller, Bare Bear Media.
  • The Halfling: Book 1, Melissa H. North, Ocean Reeve Publishing.
  • The Halls of Avienne, John Zakis.
  • The Hills of Mare Imbrium, Carleton Chinner, Carleton Chinner.
  • The Howling Sands (Kalika Magic 4), Karen Hughes, Kalika Magic.
  • The Ice Maze, Isobelle Carmody, Penguin Random House Australia.
  • The Immortal Bind, Traci Harding, HarperCollins.
  • The Immortality Curse, Greig Beck, Momentum.
  • The Impossible Story of Olive in Love, Tonya Alexandra, Harlequin Teen.
  • The Lady and the Pirate, Bernadette Rowley.
  • The Last Cruise Ship, R. Max Tillsley, Black Sky Books.
  • The Last Dragonkeeper, Mark Hughes, MoshPit Publishing.
  • The Master Tea Makers of Kangunyah, Gary Hurle, Twin Orb Productions.
  • The Orphan Law, Samantha Stevenson, MoshPit Publishing.
  • The Pale, Clare Rhoden, Odyssey Books.
  • The Psyman, Nick Bruechle.
  • The Rain Never Came, Lachlan Walter, Odyssey Books.
  • The Resurrection Stones, G.J. Busiko, MoshPit Publishing.
  • The Rogues (Accidental Heroes 1), Lian Tanner, Allen & Unwin.
  • The Shadow of His Hand (The Markulian Prophesies 1), Benjamin Patterson, MoshPit Publishing.
  • The Shattered Trinity (Ayun's Trilogy 1), Mike Pearson, Xlibris.
  • The Shop at Hoopers Bend, Emily Rodda, HarperCollins.
  • The Silent Invasion, James Bradley, Pan Macmillan Australia.
  • The Skellig, Ly de Angeles.
  • The Third Moon, K.S. Nikakis, SOV Media Australia.
  • The Thrower's Apprentice (The Traders Series 2), R.L. Aiken.
  • The Tides Between, Elizabeth Jane Corbett, Odyssey Books.
  • The Time of the Stripes, Amanda Bridgeman, Centralis Entertainment.
  • The Tower of the Glade (The Traders Series 3), R.L. Aiken.
  • The Town, B.P. Gregory.
  • The Turners 3: Fully Doomed, Mick Elliott, Hachette.
  • The Undercurrent, Paula Weston, Text Publishing.
  • The Vampire Knife (The Witching Hours 1), Jack Henselait, Hardie Grant Egmont.
  • This Mortal Coil, Emily Suvada, Penguin.
  • To Kill an Emperor (The Turning Points Series 3), Jodie Lane, Jodie Lane.
  • Towards White, Zena Shapter, IFWG Publishing Australia.
  • True Refuge (The Refuge Trilogy 1), Anabelle McInnes, Escape Publishing.
  • Unearthed, Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, Allen & Unwin.
  • Ungiven Land (Silverlands 3), Donna Maree Hanson, Aust Spec Fiction.
  • Valentine, Jodi McAlister, Penguin Random House Australia.
  • Vault of Veronna (Into the Abyss 1), Marissa Price, The Literature Factory.
  • Warlock in Training, T.J. Nichols, DSP Publications.
  • Warriors of Vhast 2: Engaging Evil, Cary J. Lenehan, IFWG Publishing.
  • Welcome to the Apocalypse 2: Cybernexis, D.L. Richardson, D.L. Richardson.
  • Wellside, Robin Shortt, Candlemark & Gleam.
  • Whimsy and Woe, Rebecca McRitchie, HarperCollins.
  • Who's Afraid Too?, Maria Lewis, Little, Brown Book Group.
  • Wilder Country, Mark Smith, Text Publishing.
  • Wraith (Mercy 5), Rebecca Lim, The High Street Publishing Company.
  • Year of the Orphan, Daniel Findlay, Penguin Random House Australia.
  • Zarmina and the Book of Oceans, L.A. Anderson, Jaffa Books.

Best Novella or Novelette

3.5 Novella or Novelette: A Novella or Novelette is any work of sf/f/h of 7,500 to 40,000 words.


  • "A Different Dog", Paul Jennings, in A Different Dog, Allen & Unwin.
  • "A Matter of Justice", C.M. Simpson, in A Matter of Justice, C.M. Simpson Publishing.
  • "A Long, Cold Trail", Garth Nix, in The Book of Swords, Penguin Random House.
  • "A Stroke of Faith", Kim Petersen, in A Stroke of Faith, Whispering Ink Press.
  • "After Eden", Gillian Polack, in Nevertheless, She Persisted, Book View Café
  • "Ashes", Amanda Pillar, in Venom and Vampires, genreCRAVE.
  • "Blood Crystal", Jeanette O'Hagan, in Blood Crystal, By the Light Books.
  • "Braid", Kirstyn McDermott, in Review of Australian Fiction vol 24, issue 1.
  • "Burn the Future", David Versace, in Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 69.
  • "Competition Entry #349", Jaclyn Moriarty, in Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology, HarperCollins.
  • "Confronting an Extraterrestrial: Six Precautions You Must Take", Claude Joseph, in Confronting an Extraterrestrial: Six Precautions You Must Take, Xlibris.
  • "Correlation", Paul Stephanus, in Dimension6 12.
  • "Dance, Princes, Dance!", Tansy Rayner Roberts, in Dance, Princes, Dance! (Castle Charming 2).
  • "Dark Blade", Avril Sabine, in Dark Blade (Assassins of the Dead 1), Broken Gate Publishing.
  • "Dark Miracle", Terry Mullins, in Omens, Townsville Speculative Fiction Group.
  • "Das Metro", Mark Lingane, in Das Metro, Insync Books.
  • "Death and the Maiden", Sylvia Kelso, in Maidens & Magic, Crimson Edge Press.
  • "Destiny's Touch", Jane Hinchey, in The Complex 0: Destiny's Touch.
  • "Dr Kytos and the Lightning Box", D.J. Daniels, in Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 67.
  • "Egyptian Revival", Angela Slatter, in The Mammoth Book of the Mummy, Little, Brown Book Group.
  • "Evil in the Embers", D.L. Richardson, D.L. Richardson.
  • "Eyes of Glass", Stephen Herczeg, in Below the Stairs: Tales from the Cellar, Oz Horror Con.
  • "Fate in the Sun", C.M. Simpson, in Fate in the Sun, C.M. Simpson Publishing.
  • "First Casualty", Michael Pryor, in Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology, HarperCollins.
  • "First Flight", Ian Nichols, in Ecopunk!, Ticonderoga Publications.
  • "From the Depths", Karen J. Carlisle, in From the Depths (The Adventures of Viola Stewart 5), Kraken Publishing.
  • "Full Moon Rises", Jeanette O'Hagan, in Like A Woman anthology.
  • "Furtherest", Kaaron Warren, in Dark Screams 7, Random House.
  • "Future Noir", Michael Grey, in Haunted Futures, Ghostwood Books.
  • "Ghosts of a Neon God", T.R. Napper, in Interzone 272.
  • "Girl Reporter", Tansy Rayner Roberts, in Girl Reporter, Book Smugglers Publishing.
  • "Grind", Michael Grey, in Pacific Monsters, Fox Spirit Books.
  • "Heart of Darkness", Jane Hinchey, in Heart of Darkness.
  • "Hope and Walker", Andrew Cull, in Hope and Walker, Vermillion Press.
  • "Humanity for Beginners", Faith Mudge, in Humanity for Beginners, Less Than Three Press.
  • "I Can See the Ending", Will Kostakis, in Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology, HarperCollins.
  • "In Shadows We Fall", Devin Madson, in In Shadows We Fall, Cloudburst Books.
  • "Island Green", Shauna O'Meara, in Ecopunk!, Ticonderoga Publications.
  • "Ismael's Expulsion", Brian Craddock, in Between the Tracks: Tales of the Ghost Train, Oz Horror Con.
  • "Just a Dinosaur', C.M. Simpson, in Just a Dinosaur, C.M. Simpson Publishing.
  • "Killing Gravity", Corey J. White, in Killing Gravity, Tor.com.
  • "Knock and You Will See Me", Andrew Cull, in Knock and You Will See Me, Vermillion Press.
  • "Luck Among Servants", C.M. Simpson, in Luck Among Servants, C.M. Simpson Publishing.
  • "Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body", Simon Petrie, in Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body, Peggy Bright Books.
  • "Memory's Return", C.M. Simpson, in Memory's Return, C.M. Simpson Publishing.
  • "Mnemo's Memory", David Versace, in The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror 2 2017.
  • "Monkey Business", Janeen Webb, in Ecopunk!, Ticonderoga Publications.
  • "Mudgerwokee", Kirstie Olley, in Pacific Monsters, Fox Spirit Books.
  • "My Sister's Ghost", Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins, in The Silver Well, Ticonderoga Publications.
  • "No Good Deed", Angela Slatter, in New Fears, Titan Books.
  • "November 31st is World Peace Day", Simon Petrie, in Dimension6 11.
  • "Phantom Spies", Dawn Meredith, in Phantom Spies, Shining Press.
  • "Project Chameleon", Jeanette O'Hagan, in The Quantum Soul, Rivenstone Press.
  • "Prologue: Howard's Way", Angela Slatter, in The Lovecraft Squad: Waiting, Pegasus Books.
  • "Psycho Chicken or The Day the Chicken Clucked", Sante Centofanti, in Psycho Chicken or The Day the Chicken Clucked, Dorrance Publishing.
  • "Remnants", Nathan Burrage, in Dimension6 11.
  • "Road Trip", C.M. Simpson, in Road Trip, C.M. Simpson Publishing.
  • "Rose Tears", Amanda Pillar, in Cimmerian Shade, Naughty Nights Press.
  • "Saboteurs", Ben Peek, in Saboteurs, Pan Macmillan.
  • "Seven Years Bad Luck", Lynn Alford, in Programmer in Black (website), Lynn J. Alford.
  • "Shadows of the Deeep", Jeanette O'Hagan, in Tales From The Underground, Inklings Press.
  • "Shikhari Connection", Andrea Drew, in Shikhari Connection.
  • "The Again-Walkers", Deborah Sheldon, in Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories, IFWG Publishing Australia.
  • "The Alchemy of Fine", Tansy Rayner Roberts, in The Alchemy of Fine.
  • "The Alien Zoo ... And You!", Adrian Beck, in The Alien Zoo ... And You!, Affirm Press.
  • "The Battle of Bug World", Karen Tyrrell, in Song Bird 2: The Battle of Bug World, Digital Future Press.
  • "The Blessing", Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins, in The Silver Well, Ticonderoga Publications.
  • "The Book Club", Alan Baxter, in The Book Club, PS Publishing.
  • "The Bromancers", Tansy Rayner Roberts, in The Bromancers.
  • "The Butterfly Whisperer", Andrew Sullivan, in Ecopunk!, Ticonderoga Publications.
  • "The Confession of Father Cosimo", William Pieper, in Somerset College (website), Somerset College (Queensland, Australia). ([1])
  • "The Crimson Guild", Allan Walsh, in The Crimson Guild, Allan Walsh.
  • "The Cunning Woman's Daughter", Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins, in The Silver Well, Ticonderoga Publications.
  • "The Deep Beneath", Matthew R. Davis, in Between the Tracks: Tales of the Ghost Train, Oz Horror Con.
  • "The End of Everything", Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins, in The Silver Well, Ticonderoga Publications.
  • "The Fear Engine", Peter Ayscough, in Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 68.
  • "The Giant", Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins, in The Silver Well, Ticonderoga Publications.
  • "The Gods of Mwala", Bryce Stevens, in Dimension6 12.
  • "The Illusioneer", Karen J. Carlisle, in The Illusioneer (The Adventures of Viola Stewart 7), Kraken Publishing.
  • "The Influence Machine", Sean McMullen, in Interzone 269.
  • "The Kovacs Incident", Mitchell Salmon, in Aurealis 103.
  • "The Last American Hero", Nicole Field, in The Last American Hero, Less Than Three Press.
  • "The Last Train", G.M. Hague, in Between the Tracks: Tales of the Ghost Train, Oz Horror Con.
  • "The Mailman", Jeremy Bates, in The Mailman, Ghillinnein Books.
  • "The Marachel Job", Mike Adamson, in Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 68.
  • "The Medusa's Starman", C.M. Simpson, in The Medusa's Starman, C.M. Simpson Publishing.
  • "The Rabbi's Daughter", Sean Mulroy, in Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 68.
  • "The Seven Voyages of Captain Cook", Craig Cormick, in Dimension6 10.
  • "The Stairwell", Chris Mason, in Below the Stairs: Tales from the Cellar, Oz Horror Con.
  • "The Starlight Circus", Tara Calaby, in Red Sun Magazine January-March 2017.
  • "The Sylkies", Henry Gasko, in Aurealis 106.
  • "The True Confession of Obedience-to-God Ashe", Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins, in The Silver Well, Ticonderoga Publications.
  • "The Wanderers", Ian McHugh, in GigaNotoSaurus, 1 August 2017.
  • "The Wandering Library", D.K. Mok, in Ecopunk!, Ticonderoga Publications.
  • "The Watchman", Brian Craddock, in Below the Stairs: Tales from the Cellar, Oz Horror Con.
  • "The Wind", Jay Caselberg, in The Wind, NewCon Press.
  • "This Impossible Gift", Matthew R. Davis, in Midnight Echo 12.
  • "This Silent Sea", Stephanie Gunn, in Review of Australian Fiction vol 24, issue 6.
  • "This Year's Star Fish", C.M. Simpson, in This Year's Star Fish, C.M. Simpson Publishing.
  • "Thylacines", Deborah Sheldon, in Thylacines, Severed Press.
  • "Together", Donna Goddard, in Together (Waldmeer 2).
  • "Tomorrow, When I Die", Karen J. Carlisle, in Tomorrow, When I Die (The Adventures of Viola Stewart 6), Kraken Publishing.
  • "Tower of the Forgotten", Mitchell Hogan, in Tower of the Forgotten, Mitchell Hogan.
  • "Waldmeer", Donna Goddard, in Waldmeer.
  • "Wheelchair Mermaid", Carlie Simonsen, in Wheelchair Mermaid, C.M. Simpson Publishing.
  • "Winter's Curse", Amanda Pillar and K.V. Adair, in Secrets & Sorcery, Carter and Bradley Publishing.

Best Short Story

3.6 Short Story: A Short Story is any work of sf/f/h less than 7,500 words.


  • "101 Uses For Dark Energy", Pascal Inard, in AntipodeanSF 227.
  • "20% Error", Robin Hillard, in AntipodeanSF 229.
  • "A Chip In Time", Garry Dean, in AntipodeanSF 225.
  • "A Christmas Masquerade", Melissa H. North, in A Christmas Masquerade, Septentrion Press.
  • "A feather of Fenist the Falcon, Sophie Masson, in TEXT Special Issue 43: Into the bush: Australasian fairy tales.
  • "A Happy Place", Silvia Brown, in Trickster's Treats 1.
  • "A Harem of Six Legs", Edwina Harvey, in An Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things, Peggy Bright Books.
  • "A Kernel Of Wisdom", Michael T. Schaper, in AntipodeanSF 224.
  • "A Last Supper", Phillip Berrie, in AntipodeanSF 230.
  • "A Life Worth Saving", Melanie Sienkiewicz, in Return, Computing Advantages & Training.
  • "A Little Faith", Aiki Flinthart, in Like A Woman anthology.
  • "A Mage's Prophesy", E. Don Harpe and Eugen Bacon, in Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 68.
  • "A Nightingale's Map of the City", Suzanne J. Willis, in Metaphorosis February 2017.
  • "A Pearl Beyond Price", Janeen Webb, in Cthulhu Deep Down Under 1, IFWG Publishing Australia.
  • "A Reluctant Zombie", Natalie J. E. Potts, in AntipodeanSF 230.
  • "A Shrinking Star Map", Greg Peake, in Futurevision, 1231 Publishing
  • "A Trick of the Light", Jay Caselberg, in The Literary Hatchett, Pear Tree Press.
  • "A Thousand Million Small Things", Eleanor Whitworth, in SQ Mag 31.
  • "A Window on Wonder", Susan Ruth, in Return, Computing Advantages & Training.
  • "Adventure of a Lifetime", Georgia Willis, in Return, Computing Advantages & Training.
  • "Air and Wayer", Pamela Jeffs, in AntipodeanSF 222.
  • "Alice", Eugen Bacon and E. Don Harpe, in Breach 4.
  • "All We Have Is Us", Alex Isle, in Aurealis 100.
  • "An Endless Echo in Every Empty Space", Matthew R. Davis, in Below the Stairs: Tales from the Cellar, Oz Horror Con.
  • "Angel's Blood", Mirren Hogan, in Damsels of Distress, Vamptasy Publishing.
  • "Antarctic Birds", A. Brym, in Clarkesworld 132.
  • "Archeological Expedition", David K. Scholes, in The WiFiles, May 14, 2017.
  • "Arrival of the Ravens", Michael Huddlestone, in Omens, Townsville Speculative Fiction.
  • "As Dreams Take Flight", Paul Alex Gray, in Empyreome January 2017.
  • "Ash Upon the Starry Night", Melanie Rees, in Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 68.
  • "At the Still Point", Suzanne J. Willis, in Lackington's Spring 2017.
  • "Bacon and Eggs", Jenny Blackford, in Orbit April 2017, The School Magazine.
  • "Bad Hair Day", Julian St Aubyn Green, in Futurevision, 1231 Publishing.
  • "Banquet at Magic Mountain", C.M. Simpson, in Banquet at Magic Mountain, C.M. Simpson Publishing.
  • "Better Angels", Angela Slatter, in Review of Australian Fiction vol 24, issue 5.
  • "Bid the Moon Goodbye", C.M. Simpson, in Bid the Moon Goodbye, C.M. Simpson Publishing.
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  • "When I Tried to Go to England", Sarah Hart, in Aurealis 98.
  • "When I Was God", Kevin J. Phyland, in AntipodeanSF 230.
  • "When the Clocks Stop Dead", Michael Huddlestone, in Omens, Townsville Speculative Fiction.
  • "When Words are not Enough", Cindy Tomamichel, in The Quantum Soul: A Sci Fi Roundtable Anthology, Rivenstone Press.
  • "Where Daemons Don't Tread", Suzanne J. Willis, in Respectable Horror, Fox Spirit Books.
  • "White", Edwina Harvey, in An Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things, Peggy Bright Books.
  • "White Pinnacle", C.M. Simpson, in White Pinnacle, C.M. Simpson Publishing.
  • "Who Knew?", Susan Cornford, in Zeroflash, March 10, 2017.
  • "Who's Who", J.H. Nelson, in Futurevision, 1231 Publishing.
  • "Wife to Mr Lovecraft", Lucy Sussex, in Cthulhu Deep Down Under 1, IFWG Publishing Australia.
  • "Wind Farmers From Outer Space", Robert Cox, in Aurealis 98.
  • "Winder's Cleaning Services", C.H. Pearce, in Aurealis 105.
  • "Withered Seeds", Jeanette O'Hagan, in Redemption, Bent Banana Books.
  • "Wolfmother", Eugen M. Bacon, in AntipodeanSF 231.
  • "Writing Class is Cancelled", Zoe Downing, in Midnight Echo 12.
  • "Writing on the Wall", Michelle Mullins, in Omens, Townsville Speculative Fiction.

Best Collected Work

3.7 Collected Work: A collected work is a sf/f/h collection or anthology, magazine or journal, ezine or webzine which must pay contributors in other than contributor copies and incidentals, or the editor/s of which declare the work to be professional. At least one edition of a collected work must have been issued in the eligible calendar year.


  • 2016's Best Stories (Andromeda Spaceways Magazine), Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Incorporated.
  • A Confabulated Collection of Anecdotes by Melissa H. North, Septentrion Press.
  • An Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things by Edwina Harvey, Peggy Bright Books.
  • Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 66, Wayne Harris, Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Incorporated.
  • Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 68, Terry Wood, Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Incorporated.
  • Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 69, Tom Dullemond, Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Incorporated.
  • Anemone Enemy, Claire Fitzpatrick, Oscillate Wildly Press.
  • AntipodeanSF, Ion Newcombe.
  • Aurealis 97, Michael Pryor, Chimaera Publications.
  • Aurealis 98, Michael Pryor, Chimaera Publications.
  • Aurealis 99, Michael Pryor, Chimaera Publications.
  • Aurealis 100, Dirk Strasser, Stephen Higgins and Michael Pryor, Chimaera Publications.
  • Aurealis 101, Dirk Strasser, Chimaera Publications.
  • Aurealis 102, Dirk Strasser, Chimaera Publications.
  • Aurealis 103, Stephen Higgins, Chimaera Publications.
  • Aurealis 104, Stephen Higgins, Chimaera Publications.
  • Aurealis 105, Stephen Higgins, Chimaera Publications.
  • Aurealis 106, Michael Pryor, Chimaera Publications.
  • Below the Stairs: Tales from the Cellar (Things in the Well 2), Steve Dillon, Oz Horror Con.
  • Beneath the Floating City and other Science Fiction stories by Donna Maree Hanson, Aust Spec Fiction.
  • Between the Tracks: Tales from the Ghost Train (Things in the Well 1), Steve Dillon, Oz Horror Con.
  • Cthulhu Deep Down Under 1, Steve Proposch, IFWG Publishing Australia.
  • Dimension6, Keith Stevenson, coeur de lion publishing.
  • Dimension6 annual collection 2017, Keith Stevenson, coeur de lion publishing.
  • Dreams of the Technarion by Sean McMullen, ReAnimus Press.
  • Ecopunk!, Cat Sparks and Liz Grzyb, Ticonderoga Publications.
  • Evil is a Matter of Perspective, Adrian Collins and Mike Myers, Grimdark Magazine.
  • Flames of Solsgard (Solsgard Tales 1), Luke Manley, Silencian Scribe.
  • For We Are Young and Free by Maddison Stoff, Dostoyevske Wannabe.
  • Futurevision (The Australian Pen 2), Delia Strange, 1231 Publishing.
  • Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts by Craig Phillips, Allen & Unwin.
  • Grimdark Magazine, Adrian Collins.
  • Infinity Wars, Jonathan Strahan, Solaris.
  • Like A Woman anthology, Mirren Hogan, Jeanette O'Hagan and Christina Aitken.
  • Midnight Echo 12, Anthony Ferguson and Shane Jiraiya Cummings, Australasian Horror Writers Association.
  • Omens, Townsville Speculative Fiction.
  • Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories by Deborah Sheldon, IFWG Publishing Australia.
  • Please Look After This Angel and Other Winged Stories by Tansy Rayner Roberts, Tansy Roberts.
  • Retro Sci-Fi Tales 4, Darren Koziol, Dark Oz.
  • Retro Sci-Fi Tales 5, Darren Koziol, Dark Oz.
  • Return, Aiki Flinthart, Computing Advantages & Training.
  • Singing My Sister Down and other stories by Margo Lanagan, Allen & Unwin.
  • That Stubborn Seed of Hope by Brian Falkner, UQP.
  • The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year 11, Jonathan Strahan, Solaris.
  • The Birdcage Heart & other strange tales, Peter M. Ball, Brain Jar Press.
  • The Body Horror Book, Claire Fitzpatrick, Oscillate Wildly Press.
  • The Illusioneer & Other Tales (The Adventures of Viola Stewart Journal 3) by Karen J. Carlisle, Kraken Publishing.
  • The Silver Well, Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins, Ticonderoga Publications.
  • The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror 2 2017, Robert N. Stephenson, Altair Australia.
  • The Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, 2015, Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene, Ticonderoga Publications.
  • Trickster's Treats 1, Steve Dillon, Steve Dillon.
  • Two Enchanted Tales from Old China retold by Gabrielle Wang, Christmas Press.
  • Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women, Kate Forsyth, Serenity Press.
  • Weird Worlds 1 by Steve Carter and Antoinette Rydyr.
  • Wild Thoughts: Speculative Spiels by C.A. Broadribb, C.A. Broadribb.

Best Artwork

3.8 Artwork: An artwork is a single work or series of related works of art in any medium other than text.


  • illustration, Peter Allert, for Aurealis 97.
  • illustration, Peter Allert, for Aurealis 98.
  • illustration, Peter Allert, for Aurealis 100.
  • illustration, Peter Allert, for Aurealis 104.
  • illustration, Peter Allert, for Aurealis 106.
  • illustration, John Banitsiotis, for Aurealis 98.
  • illustration, John Banitsiotis, for Aurealis 99.
  • illustration, John Banitsiotis, for Aurealis 103.
  • Action Tank, Mike Barry.
  • illustration, Matt Bissett-Johnson, for Aurealis 100.
  • illustration, Matt Bissett-Johnson, for Aurealis 101.
  • illustration, Matt Bissett-Johnson, for Aurealis 102.
  • illustration, Matt Bissett-Johnson, for Aurealis 106.
  • illustrations, Craig Bruyn, for Ink Island.
  • illustrations, Rovina Cai, for Tintinnabula, Hardie Grant Egmont.
  • illustration, Sarah Carapace, for Aurealis 100.
  • illustration, Sarah Carapace, for Aurealis 102.
  • illustration, Greg Chapman, for Aurealis 99.
  • illustration, Leah Clementson, for Aurealis 101.
  • illustration, Leah Clementson, for Aurealis 106.
  • illustrations, Melanie Cook, for The Death of Neutrino Man.
  • map, D.M. Cornish, for Have Sword, Will Travel, Allen & Unwin.
  • illustrations, Andrew D. Zilva, for Above the Grave, Hall Z Comics.
  • illustrations, Dave Dyer, for "Eat My Flesh", in Meanwhile... 6, Soaring Penguin Press.
  • illustrations, Aly Faye, for Icarus Rising 1.
  • Dungzilla, James Foley, Fremantle Press.
  • illustration, Dion Hamill, for Aurealis 103.
  • illustration, Dion Hamill, for Aurealis 105.
  • Opposite Land, Charlotte Rose Hamlyn, Penguin Random House Australia.
  • illustration, Kate Harrison, for Aurealis 102.
  • One Step Ahead, Naomi Hatchman, Indigo Puma.
  • illustrations, Leila Honari, for The Stolen Button, Rock On Kitty. ([3])
  • illustration, Kathleen Jennings, for Strange Horizons 20 February 2017.
  • cover art, Kathleen Jennings, for Telling the Map, Small Beer Press.
  • illustrations, Kathleen Jennings, for The River Bank, Small Beer Press.
  • illustrations, Kathleen Jennings, for The Silver Well, Ticonderoga Publications.
  • illustrations, Kathleen Jennings, for The Tallow-Wife, FableCroft Publishing.
  • illustrations, Sonia Kretschmar, for Whimsy and Woe, HarperCollins.
  • illustrations, Kim Lennard, for Aurealis 100.
  • cover art, Likhain, for GlitterShip Year One.
  • illustrations, Heath McKenzie, for The Alien Zoo ... And You!, Affirm Press.
  • illustration, Andrew McKiernan, for Aurealis 99.
  • cover art, Andrew J. McKiernan, for Aurealis 100.
  • illustration, Andrew J. McKiernan, for Aurealis 104.
  • illustrations, Ash Madi, for Hellbent 2, Tightrope Comics.
  • cover art, Lewis P. Morley, for Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body, Peggy Bright Books.
  • illustration, Shauna O'Meara, for Lackington's Magazine 15.
  • Commander Canine, Nathan Onias.
  • Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts, Craig Phillips, Allen & Unwin.
  • Changing Ways 3, Justin Randall, Gestalt Comics.
  • No Place Like Space, Ashley Ronning, Helio Press.
  • illustrations, Mel Rowsell, for Metcop Wonderland 1 - 3, BoxTea Books.
  • illustration, Andrew Saltmarsh, for Aurealis 97.
  • illustration, Andrew Saltmarsh, for Aurealis 98.
  • illustration, Andrew Saltmarsh, for Aurealis 100.
  • illustration, Andrew Saltmarsh, for Aurealis 101.
  • illustration, Andrew Saltmarsh, for Aurealis 105.
  • illustration, Aimee Smith, for Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 66.
  • illustrations, Emily K. Smith, for Broken Line 1, Gestalt Comics.
  • illustrations, Emily K. Smith, for Cleverman 1, Gestalt Comics.
  • illustrations, Emily K. Smith, for "Epilogue", in Knock Knock 6, Frisson Comics.
  • illustration, Peter Spence, for Aurealis 104.
  • Swan Lake, Anne Spudvillas, Allen & Unwin.
  • The Grief Hole Illustrated: An Artist's Sketchbook Companion to Kaaron Warren's Supernatural Thriller, Keely Van Order, IFWG Publishing Australia.
  • illustration, Lynette Watters, for Aurealis 97.
  • illustration, Lynette Watters, for Aurealis 100.
  • illustration, Lynette Watters, for Aurealis 103.
  • Home Time, Campbell Whyte, Top Shelf Productions.
  • illustrations, Paul Wong-Pan, for Eternal Life, part 5.
  • illustrations, Trevor Wood, for After the Snow 1, White Cat Press.

Best Fan Writer

3.9 Fan Writer and Fan Artist: These awards are made to writers or artists for a work or body of work first published, released, or made available for public viewing in the eligible calendar year. The writer or artist must have received no payment other than contributor copies and other incidentals (coffee mug, t-shirt, poster, etc.)

  • An Example Australian Writer, for (body of work, including) Example work(s), in Containing Publication(s), Publisher(s) (Location(s)). (Example link to more information)

  • Natalie Bochenski, for writing at Raven On, particularly for "Raven on Recap: Game of Thrones". ([4])
  • Leigh Edmonds, for writing in iOTA.
  • Elizabeth Fitzgerald, for writing at Earl Grey Editing. ([5])
  • Stephanie Lai, for writing at No Award. ([6])

Best Fan Artist

3.9 Fan Writer and Fan Artist: These awards are made to writers or artists for a work or body of work first published, released, or made available for public viewing in the eligible calendar year. The writer or artist must have received no payment other than contributor copies and other incidentals (coffee mug, t-shirt, poster, etc.)

  • An Example Australian Artist, for (body of work, including) Example work(s), in Containing Publication(s), Publisher(s) (Location(s)). (Example link to more information)

  • Dick Jenssen, for "Adrift in the Klimt Universe", in SF Commentary 95.
  • Shauna O'Meara, for "How to Bee" (based on the novel by Bren MacDibble) and "Defy the Grey Kings" (based on the novelette by Jason Fischer), in The Shauna Corner.
  • David L. Russell, for "Ancient Aardvarkian Ancestor", in Ethel the Aardvark 187.

Best Fan Publication in any Medium

3.10 Fan Publication in any Medium: This award is for a work or group of related works in any medium first published, released, or made available for public viewing in the eligible calendar year. The writer or artist must have received no payment. Eligible works include, but are not limited to, a periodical, journal, fanzine, ezine or webzine.


  • Dark Matter Zine, edited by Nalini Haynes.
  • Earl Grey Editing, edited by Elizabeth Fitzgerald.
  • Ethel the Aardvark, edited by Edward McArdle, Melbourne Science Fiction Club.
  • Galactic Chat, Alexandra Pierce, David McDonald, Sarah Parker, Helen Stubbs, Mark Webb, and Sean Wright.
  • Galactic Suburbia, Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts.
  • iOTA, edited by Leigh Edmonds.
  • No Award (blog), Liz Barr and Stephanie Lai.
  • SF Commentary, edited by Bruce Gillespie.
  • Sonic Screwdriver, Doctor Who Club of Victoria.
  • The Angriest, Grant Watson.
  • The Coode St Podcast, Gary K. Wolfe and Jonathan Strahan.
  • The Martian Drive-In Podcast, Terry Frost.
  • The Writer and the Critic, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond.
  • Verity!, Deborah Stanish, Erika Ensign, Katrina Griffiths, L.M. Myles, Lynne M. Thomas, and Tansy Rayner Roberts.
  • Viewing Clutter, George Ivanoff.

Best New Talent

3.11 New Talent: This award recognises excellence of achievement in any field of the genre by an individual who has never been nominated for a national or international award, or has only been nominated for a national or international award in one or both of the two calendar years prior to the year for which they are a Best New Talent nominee. National or international awards include but are not limited to: Australian SF ("Ditmar"), Aurealis, Hugo and Nebula Awards. Once nominated, an individual may only be nominated once more, in the year following the first nomination.


  • Claire G. Coleman, author of Terra Nullius.
  • Daniel Findlay, author of Year of the Orphan.
  • Rebecca Fraser, writer.
  • Darren Goossens, writer.
  • Stephanie Lai, writer.
  • Cary J. Lenehan, author of Intimations of Evil and Engaging Evil.
  • Samantha Murray, writer.
  • Robin Shortt, author of Wellside.
  • Jessica Townsend, author of Nevermoor 1: The Trials of Morrigan Crow.

William Atheling Jr. Award for Criticism or Review

3.12 William Atheling Jr. Award for Criticism or Review: William Atheling Jr. Award for Criticism or Review is for the writing or editing of a work or a group of related works of criticism or review pertaining to the genres of science fiction, fantasy, or horror.


  • Liz Barr, for Star Trek: Discovery reviews, in No Award. ([7])
  • Russell Blackford, for Science Fiction and the Moral Imagination: Visions, Minds, Ethics, Springer.
  • Damien Broderick, for Psience Fiction: The Paranormal in Science Fiction Literature, McFarland & Company.
  • Sue Bursztynski, for reviews, in The Great Raven.
  • Kat Clay, for "101 Weird Writers #46 — Ryūnosuke Akutagawa", in Weird Fiction Review. ([8])
  • Tehani Croft, for "GUEST REVIEW: Wonder Woman (2017)", in FictionMachine. ([9])
  • Tsana Dolichva, for reviews, in Tsana's Reads and Reviews.
  • Claire Fitzpatrick, for "When Too Much Pleasure Is Never Enough: An Exploration Of Hedonism", in Aurealis 102.
  • Chris Foster, for reviews in Aurealis.
  • Robert Goodman, for reviews in Aurealis.
  • Lisa L. Hannett, for "The Politics of Retelling NORSE MYTHOLOGY", in The Atlantic. ([10])
  • Ian Irvine (Hobson), for "Are You Living Inside a 23rd Century Literary Masterpiece?", in Painted Words 2017 (13th edition).
  • George Ivanoff, for reviews, in Viewing Clutter.
  • Travis Johnson, for "Blade Runner 2049 review", in FilmInk. ([11])
  • Russell Kirkpatrick, for "On maps and authorial authority in fantasy", in FableCroft. ([12])
  • Ambelin Kwaymullina, for "Reflecting on Indigenous Worlds, Indigenous Futurisms and Artificial Intelligence", in Twelfth Planet Press. ([13])
  • Chris Large and Russell Kirkpatrick, for "Cartogramancy: The Science of Fantasy Map Making", in Aurealis 99.
  • Maria Lewis, for "Black Friday: Horror With Maria Lewis" column, in FilmInk. ([14])
  • Aimée Lindorff, for reviews in Aurealis.
  • John Litchen, for "Fascinating Mars: 120 years of fiction about Mars", part 2, in SF Commentary 95.
  • Rebecca McEwen, for reviews in Aurealis.
  • Stephanie McLeay, for reviews in Aurealis.
  • Sean McMullen, for "Outpost of Wonder", in Dreams of the Technarion, ReAnimus Press.
  • Ian Mond, for reviews, in The Hysterical Hamster.
  • Alexandra Pierce, for reviews, in Randomly Yours, Alex.
  • Alexandra Pierce and Mimi Mondal, for Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler, Twelfth Planet Press. ([15])
  • Gillian Polack, for series of articles on the history of Australian SFF, in "Aurealis".
  • Gillian Polack, for "Setting up Westeros: The Medieval World and the World in A Game of Thrones", in Game of Thrones versus History, Wiley.
  • Tansy Rayner Roberts, for "There’s Nothing ‘Only’ About Being a Journalist: An Appreciation of Sarah Jane Smith", in Tor.com. ([16])
  • Deanne Sheldon-Collins, for reviews in Aurealis.
  • Cat Sparks, for "The 13 Most Terrifying Apocalypses in Literature", in Electric Lit. ([17])
  • Cat Sparks, for "Science fiction and climate fiction: contemporary literatures of purpose", in Ecopunk! Speculative tales of radical futures, Ticonderoga Publications.
  • Colin Steele, for reviews, in SF Commentary.
  • Katharine Stubbs and Tsana Dolichva, for "The Vorkosigan Saga Project", in Ventureadlaxre and Tsana's Reads and Reviews. ([18] and [19])
  • Nike Sulway, Rebecca-Anne Do Rozario and Belinda Calderone, for TEXT Special Issue 43: Into the bush: Australasian fairy tales.
  • Lachlan Walter, for "Dissecting SF: Too Much Gun", in Aurealis 101.
  • Grant Watson, for reviews, in FictionMachine.
  • Grant Watson, for reviews, in The Angriest.