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Ditmar Awards 2021 ballot announced

The ballot for the 2021 Ditmar Awards has been announced.

The shortlisted works include:

Best Novel

  • The Crying Forest (Venero Armanno, IFWG Publishing Australia)
  • Hollow Empire (Sam Hawke, Penguin)
  • The Animals in That Country (Laura Jean McKay, Scribe)
  • Monstrous Heart (Claire McKenna, HarperCollins)
  • The Left-Handed Booksellers of London (Garth Nix, A&U)
  • Poison & Light (Gillian Polack, Shooting Star Press)
  • Repo Virtual (Corey J White, Tom Doherty Associates) 

Best Novella or Novelette

  • ‘The Attic Tragedy’ (J Ashley-Smith, in The Attic Tragedy, Meerkat Press)
  • ‘The Roo’ (Alan Baxter, self published)
  • ‘Bad Weather’ (Robert Hood, in Outback Horrors Down Under, Things in the Well)
  • ‘Flyaway’ (Kathleen Jennings, Pan Macmillan Australia)
  • ‘The Weight of the Air, The Weight of the World’ (T R Napper, in Neon Leviathan, Grimdark Magazine)

Best Collected Work

  • Rebuilding Tomorrow (Tsana Dolichva, Twelfth Planet Press)
  • The Zookeeper’s Tales of Interstellar Oddities (Aiki Flinthart & Pamela Jeffs, CAT Press)
  • Songs for Dark Seasons (Lisa L Hannett, Ticonderoga Publications)
  • Neon Leviathan, (T R Napper, Grimdark Magazine)
  • Dark Harvest (Cat Sparks, NewCon Press).

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. The winners will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony, with details to be announced.

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


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