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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...

Locus Awards 2015 winners announced

29 June 2015

The winners of the 2015 Locus Awards for science-fiction and fantasy writing have been announced. Winners include: Ancillary Sword (Ann Leckie, Orbit) in the Science-fiction Novel category; The Goblin Emperor...

Norma K Hemming Award 2014 shortlist announced 

7 May 2014

The shortlist for the 2014 Norma K Hemming Award has been announced.Presented by the Australian Science Fiction Foundation, the award is for a work of speculative fiction published in Australia...

Leckie wins 2014 Arthur C Clarke Award 

2 May 2014

US author Ann Leckie has won the 2014 Arthur C Clarke Award for science-fiction writing for her debut novel Ancillary Justice (Orbit). Leckie’s book was chosen from a shortlist of...

Australians nominated for 2014 Hugo Awards

23 April 2014

A number of Australians are in the running for the 2014 Hugo Awards for science-fiction.Foz Meadows, author of YA urban fantasy novels Solace & Grief and The Key to Starveldt...

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)...

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...

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...

Beckett wins 2013 Arthur C Clarke Award 

3 May 2013

British author Chris Beckett has won the 2013 Arthur C Clarke Award for Dark Eden (Atlantic Books). Beckett’s novel, which tells the story of an abandoned colony on a distant...

Momentum launches $1.99 classics 

25 January 2013

Pan Macmillan’s digital imprint Momentum has launched a range of science-fiction, romance and erotic classics, each priced at $1.99. There are currently seven titles in the Momentum classics range: We...

‘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...

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....

Ditmar, Chronos and Hemming award-winners announced 

14 June 2012

The Ditmar, Chronos and Norma K Hemming awards were announced at Continuum 8: Craftonomicon, the 51st Australian National Science Fiction Convention in Melbourne on Sunday. The Ditmar Awards recognise achievement in Australian...

Continuum 8 convention wraps up 

14 June 2012

Continuum 8: Craftonomicon, the 51st Australian National Science Fiction Convention, was held in Melbourne from 8-11 June, with a crowd that included 230 members of the convention. American editor at...