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Awards Calendar

2014 finalists (winners tba date)

(10 May)
  • Aurealis (5 Apr)
  • Tiptree winner
  • Kitschies winners
  • British SF Awards (20 Apr)
  • Crawford winner
  • Heinlein winner
  • Philip K. Dick (18 Apr)
  • Prometheus Hall of Fame
  • 2013 Winners


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    2013 Aurealis Award Winners

    The winners have been announced for the 2013 Aurealis Awards, honoring SF, fantasy, and horror by Australians:

    Best Science Fiction Novel

    • Lexicon, Max Barry (Hachette)
    • Trucksong, Andrew Macrae (Twelfth Planet)
    • A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists, Jane Rawson (Transit Lounge)
    • True Path, Graham Storrs (Momentum)
    • Rupetta, Nike Sulway (Tartarus)

    Best Science Fiction Short Story

    • “Air, Water and the Grove”, Kaaron Warren (The Lowest Heaven)
    • “The Last Tiger”, Joanne Anderton (Daily Science Fiction 5/17/13)
    • “Mah Song”, Joanne Anderton (The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories)
    • “Seven Days in Paris”, Thoraiya Dyer (Asymmetry)
    • “Version 4.3.0.1”, Lucy Stone (Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #57)

    Best Fantasy Novel

    • A Crucible of Souls, Mitchell Hogan (self-published)
    • Lexicon, Max Barry (Hachette Australia)
    • These Broken Stars, Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner (Allen & Unwin)
    • Newt’s Emerald, Garth Nix (Jill Grinberg Literary Management)
    • Ink Black Magic, Tansy Rayner Roberts (FableCroft)

    Best Fantasy Short Story

    • The Last Stormdancer, Jay Kristoff (Thomas Dunne)
    • “The Touch of the Taniwha”, Tracie McBride (Fish)
    • “Cold, Cold War”, Ian McHugh (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 6/13/13)
    • “Short Circuit”, Kirstie Olley (Oomph: A Little Super Goes a Long Way)
    • “The Year of Ancient Ghosts”, Kim Wilkins (The Year of Ancient Ghosts)

    Best Horror Novel

    • Fairytales for Wilde Girls, Allyse Near (Random House Australia)
    • The Marching Dead, Lee Battersby (Angry Robot)
    • The First Bird, Greig Beck (Momentum)
    • Path of Night, Dirk Flinthart (FableCroft)

    Best Horror Short Story

    • “The Year of Ancient Ghosts”, Kim Wilkins (The Year of Ancient Ghosts)
    • “Fencelines”, Joanne Anderton (The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories)
    • “The Sleepover”, Terry Dowling (Exotic Gothic 5)
    • “The Home for Broken Dolls”, Kirstyn McDermott (Caution: Contains Small Parts)
    • “The Human Moth”, Kaaron Warren (The Grimscribe’s Puppets)

    Best Young Adult Novel (Tie)

    • These Broken Stars, Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner (Allen & Unwin)
    • Fairytales for Wilde Girls, Allyse Near (Random House Australia)
    • The Big Dry, Tony Davies (Harper Collins)
    • Hunting, Andrea Host (self-published)
    • The Sky So Heavy, Claire Zorn (University of Queensland Press)

    Young Adult Short Story

    • “By Bone-Light”, Juliet Marillier (Prickle Moon)
    • “Mah Song”, Joanne Anderton (The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories)
    • “Morning Star”, D.K. Mok (One Small Step)
    • “The Year of Ancient Ghosts”, Kim Wilkins (The Year of Ancient Ghosts)

    Best Collection

    • The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories, Joanne Anderton (FableCroft)
    • Asymmetry, Thoraiya Dyer (Twelfth Planet)
    • Caution: Contains Small Parts, Kirstyn McDermott (Twelfth Planet)
    • The Bride Price, Cat Sparks (Ticonderoga)
    • The Year of Ancient Ghosts, Kim Wilkins (Ticonderoga)

    Best Anthology (Tie)

    • The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012, Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene, eds. (Ticonderoga)
    • One Small Step: An Anthology of Discoveries, Tehani Wessely, ed. (FableCroft)
    • Dreaming of Djinn, Liz Grzyb, ed. (Ticonderoga)
    • The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Of The Year: Volume Seven, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Night Shade)
    • Focus 2012: Highlights of Australian Short Fiction, Tehani Wessely, ed. (FableCroft)

    Best Children’s Fiction

    • The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie, Kirsty Murray (Allen & Unwin)
    • Kingdom of the Lost, Book 2: Cloud Road, Isobelle Carmody (Penguin Group Australia)
    • Refuge, Jackie French (Harper Collins)
    • Song for a Scarlet Runner, Julie Hunt (Allen & Unwin)
    • Rules of Summer, Shaun Tan (Hachette Australia)
    • Ice Breaker: The Hidden 1, Lian Tanner (Allen & Unwin)

    Best Illustrated Book/Graphic Novel (Tie)

    • Burger Force, Jackie Ryan (self-published)
    • The Deep Vol. 2: The Vanishing Island, Tom Taylor & James Brouwer (Gestalt)
    • Savage Bitch, Steve Carter & Antoinette Rydyr (Scar Studios)
    • Mr Unpronounceable Adventures, Tim Molloy (Milk Shadow)
    • Peaceful Tomorrows Volume Two, Shane W Smith (Zetabella)

    Winners were announced on April 5, 2014 at the annual Aurealis Awards ceremony at the Great Hall, University House, Australian National University, Canberra. Details at the Aurealis Awards website.

    Atwood Longlisted for Baileys Women’s Prize

    MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood is one of 20 titles on the longlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly as the Orange Prize prize). The shortlist for the award will be announced April 7, 2014. The prize consists of a check for £30,000 and a bronze medal, to be presented at a ceremony June 4, 2014 at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

    For the complete longlist, and for more information on the award, see the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction website.

    Detcon1 Young Readers Awards Nominees

    This year’s NASFIC, Detcon1, has released the list of nominees for its Young Readers Awards in two categories.

    Young Adult

    • Allegiant, Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen)
    • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Holly Black (Little, Brown)
    • The Dream Thieves, Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic)
    • The Summer Prince, Alaya Dawn Johnson (Arthur A. Levine)

    Middle Grade

    • Handbook for Dragon Slayers, Merrie Haskell (HarperCollins)
    • House of Hades, Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion)
    • Zombie Baseball Beatdown, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown)

    Winners will be chosen by members of Detcon1, and announced at a ceremony to be held at Detcon1, July 17-20, 2014, simultaneously with the Golden Duck Awards.

    All ballots must be received by 11:59 pm CDT on June 22, 2014. For more information on the awards see the Detcon1 website.

    Fowler Wins PEN/Faulkner Award

    Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Putnam) is the winner of the 34th PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

    Fowler and the other finalists will be honored at the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Ceremony & Dinner, to be held May 10, 2014 at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC.

    Last Day to Nominate for Hugo Awards

    This is the final day to nominate for the 2014 Hugo Awards and 1939 Retro Hugo Awards. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2014 at 11:59 PDT.

    The Hugo Awards are hosted by Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, to be held August 14-18, 2014 at ExCel, London Docklands. Members of Loncon 3 and Sasquan who joined by January 31, 2014, and all members of the 2013 Worldcon LoneStarCon 3, may submit nomination ballots.

    See the Loncon 3 website for information on how to nominate.

    Gill Joins Ace/Roc

    Diana Gill, head of Harper Voyager US, is moving to Ace/Roc/Berkeley, where she will be executive editor starting April 1, 2014, replacing retiring editor Ginjer Buchanan. Gill’s last day at Harper was March 21, 2014. She told us, ‘‘I am very proud of my (just-shy of) 16 years with Avon Eos/Eos/Harper Voyager and the wonderful and talented authors I’ve discovered and championed there. Ace/Roc are amazing imprints with great authors and a talented editorial team, and I am honored and excited to join them.’’ She will report to Susan Allison, editorial director at Berkley.

    Gill got her start in publishing in 1996 as an assistant editor at W.H. Freeman, working on science textbooks. She joined Morrow/Avon and began editing SF/F in 1998, staying on when the company was acquired by HarperCollins in 1999 and Avon became the Eos imprint. She was promoted to executive editor at Eos and Morrow in 2007, and managed the transition when Eos became Harper Voyager in 2012. Her authors included Brom, Kim Harrison, Richard Kadrey, Anne McCaffrey, Karen Traviss, David Wellington, and many others.

    Uehashi and Mello Win Andersen Awards

    Japanese author Nahoko Uehashi has won the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Author Award, and Brazilian artist Roger Mello has won the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator Award. The medals and diplomas will be presented to Uehashi and Mello on September 10, 2014 in Mexico City during the 34th International IBBY Congress. The award is Denmark’s top literary honor for authors and illustrators of children’s literature.

    For more, see the IBBY website.

    Amazon E-Book Credits

    Online bookseller Amazon.com has begun to issue credits to buyers who purchased e-books published from Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin on the site between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012. Credits are automatically applied to customer accounts and can be used on any book purchased at Amazon going forward, print or electronic.

    The credits are part of the settlements in the antitrust lawsuit brought by state attorneys general against the Big Six publishers, and a similar class action lawsuit.

    For details, and to see if you’ve received a credit, visit Amazon’s antitrust settlement page.

    Keene Named Grand Master

    Brian Keene has been named Grand Master by the members of the 2014 World Horror Convention, to be held May 8-11, 2014 in Portland OR.

    Hodder to Buy Quercus

    British publisher Hodder & Stoughton has made an offer to buy Quercus, the independent UK publisher that includes SF/F imprint Jo Fletcher Books. The Hachette-owned Hodder made a cash offer of £12.6 million, and the deal is expected to be finalized by late April 2014.

    Tim Hely Hutchinson, CEO of Hachette UK, says Quercus will be a “distinct division” within Hodder if the deal is closed.

    Hachette is in an acquisitive mood, having recently purchased Constable & Robinson for its Little, Brown UK division.


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