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Aurealis Awards 2018 announced

6 May 2019

The winners of the 2018 Aurealis Awards for the best Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writing published in 2018 have been announced. The winning titles were: Best science fiction...

Aurealis Awards 2018 finalists announced

21 February 2019

The finalists for the 2018 Aurealis Awards, presented for science fiction, fantasy and horror writing in Australia, have been announced. The finalists are: Best science fiction novel Scales of Empire...

‘Luminescent Threads’ wins 2018 Locus Award

4 July 2018

An anthology by Australian speculative-fiction publisher Twelfth Planet Press has won a 2018 Locus Award for science-fiction and fantasy, announced at a ceremony in Seattle, in the US, on 23...

Aurealis Awards 2017 finalists announced

15 February 2018

The finalists for the 2017 Aurealis Awards, presented for science-fiction, fantasy and horror writing in Australia, have been announced. Judging coordinator Tehani Croft said she was ‘impressed by the breadth...

A bridge too far: Sci-fi versus fantasy 

16 July 2015

Why is fantasy trumping science-fiction on the shelves? Sci-fi author David M Henley believes ‘technobabble, moralising and a high chance of crapness’ may be to blame. Though often huddled together in...

Aurealis Awards 2013 finalists announced 

18 February 2014

The finalists for the 2013 Aurealis Awards, presented for science-fiction, fantasy and horror writing in Australia, have been announced. Among the categories announced are: Fantasy novel Lexicon (Max Barry, Mulholland)...

British Fantasy Awards 2013 winners announced 

7 November 2013

Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce (Gollancz) has won the Best Fantasy Novel category at the 2013 British Fantasy Awards, which were presented at the World Fantasy Convention...

Simon & Schuster to launch sci-fi, fantasy imprint 

30 October 2013

In the US, Simon & Schuster has announced plans to launch a new imprint dedicated to science-fiction, fantasy and horror books, reports Publishers Weekly. The as-yet-unnamed imprint, which will be...

Lanagan nominated for British Fantasy Awards 

19 June 2013

Australian author Margo Lanagan has been nominated for the 2013 British Fantasy Awards. Lanagan is shortlisted in the Best Fantasy Novel category for her book Sea Hearts (A&U), published in...

2012 Aurealis Awards announced

20 May 2013

The winners of the 2012 Aurealis Awards were announced at a ceremony in Sydney on 18 May, with Margo Lanagan picking up four awards, including best fantasy novel and joint...

Words as weapons: Max Barry on ‘Lexicon’ 

5 April 2013

In Max Barry’s action-packed Lexicon (Mulholland, July), only one man survives a deadly attack on Broken Hill. The author spoke to Angela Meyer. (Read the review of Lexicon here.) Lexicon’s strong central concept...

‘Aurealis’ seeks official recognition 

31 October 2012

Australian fantasy and science-fiction journal Aurealis has launched a subscriptions drive, which it says will help it obtain official recognition as a professional market by the Science Fiction and Fantasy...

GenreCon program announced 

23 October 2012

The Queensland Writers Centre (QWC)’s GenreCon, a conference for Australian genre writers running from 2-4 November at Rydges Paramatta in NSW, has announced its program. GenreCon is aimed at Australian writers...

Shelf talk: Fantastic fiction 

16 October 2012

There are so many cool books being offered for the gift season, but these few caught my particular attention. Krampus the Yule Lord (HarperVoyager, November) by Gerald Brom is the...

Australian author wins British Fantasy Award 

2 October 2012

Brisbane-based author Angela Slatter has won the Short Fiction Prize in this year’s British Fantasy Awards. Slatter won the award for her short story ‘The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter’, which was published...

HarperVoyager to accept unsolicited manuscripts in October

13 September 2012

In a call-out that will span three publishing markets, HarperCollins science-fiction and fantasy imprint HarperVoyager has announced that it will accept unsolicited manuscripts for digital publication in Australia, the UK...

Hannett nominated for a World Fantasy Award 

14 August 2012

Australian author Lisa L Hannett has been nominated in the ‘best collection’ category for this year’s World Fantasy Awards for her debut collection Bluegrass Symphony (Ticonderoga). The winners will be...

Tan wins Locus Award 

25 June 2012

Australian illustrator Shaun Tan has won the best artist category in the 2012 Locus Awards for science-fiction and fantasy writing, presented by the Locus Science Fiction Foundation in the US....