The Australian Science Fiction Foundation (ASFF) is pleased to welcome entries in the Norma K Hemming Award for works published in 2016 and 2017. Designed to recognise excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in a published speculative fiction work, the Norma K Hemming Award is now open for… Continue reading Norma K Hemming Award Calling For Submissions
So why is a person awarded this honour? It’s because the recipient has demonstrated over many years untiring commitment and selfless work within Australian fandom or the Aussie SF scene in general. Work such as convention running, local club activities, publishing, writing of merit in the genre whether that be blogs, fanzines, short stories or… Continue reading A Bertram Chandler Award – Call For Nominations
Take a listen to Dr. Alan Finkel, Australia’s chief scientist on Radio National’s “Big Ideas” with Paul Barclay, who sums up Finkel’s speech in the following way: “Our future leaders and policy makers should read more science fiction…scifi can be useful for the building of a good society.” Just one quote here from Dr Finkel’s… Continue reading Dr. Alan Finkel Spruiks The Benefits of SF
The editor of AntipodeanSF, Ion Newcombe, has been appointed as the new ASFF webmaster. “Nuke” has been a zealous reader and occasional writer of science fiction since his childhood. He welcomes all comments, news, and views from within and without the ASFF, and aims to make the website a valuable resource for all.
Long time ASFF member, and former committee member, Bill Wright was awarded the “Chandler” at Continuum 13. Congratulations and let’s all celebrate this wonderful gentleman. Read the full citation.
Norma K Hemming Award Regretfully there will be No Award for the Norma K Hemming Award in 2017. The Norma K Hemming Award for 2018 (for works published in the 2017 calendar year) will open later this year and there will be some changes on how to enter the Award. Big Issue Short Story Competition… Continue reading The Instrumentality, 7 May 2017