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Ditmar Awards 2017 ballot announced

The ballot for the 2017 Ditmar Awards was announced on 10 April.

The shortlisted works include:

Best Novel

  • The Grief Hole (Kaaron Warren, IFWG)
  • The Lyre Thief (Jennifer Fallon, HarperCollins)
  • Squid’s Grief (D K Mok, self-published)
  • Vigil (Angela Slatter, Jo Fletcher Books)
  • The Wizardry of Jewish Women, Gillian Polack, Satalyte Publishing

Best Novella or Novelette

  • ‘All the Colours of the Tomato’ (Simon Petrie in Dimension)
  • ‘By the Laws of Crab and Woman’ (Jason Fischer in Review of Australian Fiction)
  • ‘Did We Break the End of the World?’ (Tansy Rayner Roberts in Defying Doomsday, Twelfth Planet Press)
  • ‘Finnegan’s Field’ (Angela Slatter in
  • ‘Glass Slipper Scandal’ (Tansy Rayner Roberts in Sheep Might Fly)
  • ‘Going Viral’ (Thoraiya Dyer in Dimension)

Best Collected Work

  • Crow Shine (Alan Baxter, Ticonderoga Publications)
  • Defying Doomsday (Tsana Dolichva & Holly Kench, Twelfth Planet Press)
  • Dreaming in the Dark (Jack Dann, PS Publishing)
  • In Your Face (Tehani Wessely, FableCroft Publishing).

The full preliminary ballot, including shortlists in several other categories, is available here.

Established in 1969, the Ditmar Awards recognise achievement in Australian science-fiction, fantasy and horror. Voting for the awards is open to members of this year’s or last year’s Australian National Science Fiction Conventions.

The winners will be announced at the Continuum 13 conference, to be held in Melbourne from 9-12 June.

To view the winners of last year’s awards, click here.


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