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Australian authors featured on 2017 Locus Awards Recommended Reading List

Several Australian authors and illustrators have been named on the 2017 Locus Recommended Reading List, which serves as the voting ballot for the annual Locus Awards for science-fiction and fantasy writing.

The recommended reading list is published in the February edition of Locus magazine and was compiled by Locus editors, reviewers and other industry professionals.

Australian-authored titles recommended on the list include Jane Rawson’s From the Wreck (Transit Lounge) for science-fiction; Foz Meadows’ A Tyranny of Queens (Angry Robot) and Angela Slatter’s Corpselight (Jo Fletcher) for fantasy; James Bradley’s The Silent Invasion (Pan) and Garth Nix’s Frogkisser! (A&U) in the young adult books category; and Cat Sparks’ Lotus Blue (Talos) in the first novel category.

Australia-based publisher and writer Jack Dann’s collection Concentration (PS Australia) is featured on the list, while Slatter received a second mention for her short-story collection Winter Children and Other Chilling Tales (PS Australia).

Australian publisher Twelfth Planet Press’ collection of tributes to science-fiction author Octavia E Butler, Luminescent Thread: Connections to Octavia E Butler (ed Alexandra Pierce & Mimi Mondal), is listed in the nonfiction category. Twelfth Planet Press won a Locus award in 2016 in the same category for its previous anthology of tributes, Letters to Tiptree.

The list also acts as the ballot for an public online survey Locus is holding to determine the winners of the 2017 Locus Awards. The awards will be announced during the Locus Awards weekend, which runs from 22-24 June, in Seattle.

See the full list here.


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