Norma K Hemming Award Winners

The winners of the 2018 Norma K. Hemming Awards were announced June 8, 2018 at Continuum 14, in Melbourne. Short Fiction (stories up to 17,500 words) WINNER: “Coral Bones”, Foz Meadows (Monstrous Little Voices) “Induction”, Thoraiya Dyer (Bridging Infinity) “The Rock in the Water”, Thoraiya Dyer (Fantasy 12/16) “Braid”, Kirstyn McDermott (Review of Australian Fiction… Continue reading Norma K Hemming Award Winners

Vale Tony Plank

Tony Plank was a computer programmer, web designer, SF writer, active member of the Australian SF community and an all-round good guy. I first got to know Tony on-line via the Eidolist where he, Ted Scribner and I would often break into puns and light banter when the serious discussion got a bit heavy.  Tony… Continue reading Vale Tony Plank

2018 Ditmar Award Winners From Swancon

Congratulations to all of the winners. Best Novel Crossroads of Canopy, Thoraiya Dyer, Tor. Best Novella or Novelette “Girl Reporter”, Tansy Rayner Roberts, in Girl Reporter, Book Smugglers Publishing. Best Short Story “A Pearl Beyond Price”, Janeen Webb in Cthulhu Deep Down-Under Vol 1, IFWG Publishing Australia. Best Collected Work Ecopunk!, Cat Sparks and Liz Grzyb, Ticonderoga Publications.… Continue reading 2018 Ditmar Award Winners From Swancon

Awards Season 2018 Opens

Aurealis Awards — Short list now announced. The Awards will be presented at Swancon 31 March, 2018. <https://aurealisawards.org/> Ditmar Awards Nominees List and ballot now available. Voting for the Ditmar Award is conducted in accordance with the rules specified at <http://wiki.sf.org.au/Ditmar_rules>, and is open to members of Swancon 43 (including supporting members) and to members… Continue reading Awards Season 2018 Opens