Australians nominated for 2018 Hugo Awards
Several Australian writers and artists are among the finalists for this year’s Hugo Awards for science-fiction.
Australian author Foz Meadows has been named a finalist in the Best Fan Writer category for the second consecutive year. Also repeating their nominations from last year are editor Jonathan Strahan, who is in the running again for Best Editor, Short form and Best Fancast for co-presenting The Coode Street Podcast; and Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce and Tansy Rayner Roberts, who are nominated in the Best Fancast category for their podcast Galactic Suburbia. Roberts is a double finalist in the category for co-hosting Verity!, a Doctor Who fan podcast.
Other Australian finalists include small genre publisher Twelfth Planet Press’ Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler (ed by Alexandra Pierce & Mimi Mondal) for Best Related Work; Brisbane-based illustrator Kathleen Jennings for Best Professional Artist; writer Camestros Felapton for Best Fan Writer and regional Victoria-based artist Mia Sereno (Likhain) for Best Fan Artist.
Finalists were announced in 17 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 will be voted on by the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Worldcon convention members and attendees. Winners will be announced on 19 August at the 76th World Science Fiction Convention in San Jose, California.