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2011 Aurealis Awards winners announced 

14 May 2012

The winners of the 2011 Aurealis Awards have been announced. The winners are: Children's fiction (told primarily through words) City of Lies (Lian Tanner, A&U) Children's fiction (told primarily through...

New specialist bookstore opens in Melbourne 

26 March 2012

A new bookstore specialising in science-fiction, fantasy and horror books, has opened in Melbourne. Notions Unlimited Bookshop is located in Chelsea in Melbourne’s South East. Store owner Chuck McKenzie told...

In Brief 

20 February 2012

Dymocks Children's Charities launches seventh Book BankDymocks Children's Charities launched its seventh Book Bank at La Perouse Public School in South-Eastern Sydney this week. Each of the 47 students at...

‘Aurealis’ re-launched as emagazine 

11 October 2011

Australian fantasy and science-fiction magazine Aurealis has been re-launched as a free epublication. The latest issue of the magazine, Aurealis #45, has been released and is available to download from...

New digital speculative fiction publisher launched 

27 September 2011

A new independent Australian publisher, with a focus on speculative fiction and ebooks, has been launched.   Hague Publishing, which will officially begin accepting unsolicited manuscripts in November 2011, has...

RiP Sara Douglass 

26 September 2011

Sara Douglass, bestselling Australian fantasy writer, has died.  The author twice won the Aurelius Award for Best Fantasy Novel. HarperCollins writes:  ‘Sara was the first Australian signed to HarperCollins' Voyager list...

Sir Julius Vogel Awards winners announced 

7 June 2011

The winners for this year's Sir Julius Vogel Awards, presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand, have been announced. The winning titles are:Professional AwardsBest Novel -...

2010 Aurealis Awards: winners announced 

23 May 2011

The winners of the 2010 Aurealis Awards have been announced. The winners are: Children's fiction (told primarily through words)'The Keepers' series (Lian Tanner, A&U)Children's fiction (told primarily through pictures)The Boy and...

Australians make 2011 Locus Awards shortlist 

23 May 2011

A number of Australians have been shortlisted for the 2011 Locus Awards for science-fiction and fantasy writing, presented by the Locus Science Fiction Foundation. Zombies vs Unicorns (A&U), which features short...

In Brief 

10 May 2011

Oz, NZ titles nominated for David Gemmell Legend AwardsA number of Australian and New Zealand titles have been shortlisted for the 2011 David Gemmell Legend Awards for fantasy writing. Australian author...

In Brief 

18 April 2011

The Nile offers free shipping in Oz, NZOnline bookseller The Nile announced this week that it is offering free shipping in Australia on all orders under $50 for a limited time. The...

HarperCollins creates global Voyager imprint 

7 September 2010

HarperCollins has announced its US imprint Eos Books will be rebranded as HarperVoyager ‘joining together with the celebrated Voyager imprints in Australia/New Zealand and the UK'. Michael Moynahan, HarperCollins CEO...

Books at Supanova 

19 April 2010

[caption id="attachment_1056" align="alignleft" width="191" caption="Scott Sigler author of 'Ancestor' (Hachette)"][/caption] Supanova, the 'pop culture expo' held in Melbourne over the weekend, drew thousands of science-fiction, fantasy and comic fans, and...

Shadows awards winners 

6 April 2010

The Australian Horror Writers Association has announced the winners of the Australian Shadows Awards. All this year's winning authors are female, a historic first for the awards. The awards are...

Aurealis award winners announced 

24 January 2010

The winners of this year's Aurealis Awards for the best science-fiction, fantasy and horror titles in Australia, have been announced.The 14th annual Aurealis Awards ceremony was held at the Judith...

Aurealis Award finalists announced 

8 December 2009

The finalists in this year's Aurealis Awards for science-fiction, fantasy and horror writing have been announced. Wonders of a Godless World (Andrew McGahan, A&U) and Astropolis Book Three: The Grand...

Tan, Lanagan 2009 World Fantasy Award winners 

4 November 2009

Shaun Tan and Margo Lanagan have both been successful at the 2009 World Fantasy Awards, presented at the World Fantasy Convention in the US over the weekend. Tan won the...