Australians nominated for 2017 Hugo Awards
A number of Australians are finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards for science-fiction.
UK-based Australian writer Foz Meadows is a finalist in the category of Best Fan Writer. Meadows is the author of fantasy novel An Accident of Stars (Angry Robot) and YA urban fantasy novels Solace & Grief and The Key to Starveldt (both Ford St).
Editor Jonathan Strahan is in the running for Best Editor, Short form as well as Best Fancast for co-presenting The Coode Street Podcast with US editor Gary K Wolfe. Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce and Tansy Rayner Roberts are also nominated in the Best Fancast category for their podcast Galactic Suburbia.
Finalists were announced in 18 categories, including Best Novel, Best Novella, Best Novellette and Best Short Story. For the full list of nominees, click here.
The Hugo Awards are presented annually by the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) and this year’s awards are voted on by the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Worldcon members. Winners will be announced on 11 August at the 75 World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, Finland.