Aurealis Awards 2012 Shortlists

Aurealis AwardsIf you are a fan of Australian Sci-fi, Fantasy or Horror, this is a prize for you to watch.

SpecFaction NSW, the 2012 Aurealis Awards organisers  have announced the finalists in the 2012 awards.  Judging Coordinator, Tehani Wessely, said that  with  almost  750  entries  across  the  thirteen  categories,  the  judges  had  a  difficult  job.

So here are the lists of finalists (links are to the Library Catalogue so you can put a book on Hold if you like):

FANTASY NOVEL

FANTASY SHORT STORY

  • “Sanaa’s Army” by Joanne Anderton  in Bloodstones
  • “The Stone Witch” by Isobelle Carmody  in Under My Hat 
  • “First They Came” by Deborah Kalin in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine 55
  • “Bajazzle” by Margo Lanagan in Cracklescape
  • “The Isles of  the  Sun” by Margo Lanagan in Cracklescape

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

SCIENCE FICTION SHORT STORY

  • “Visitors” by James Bradley in Review of Australian Fiction
  • “Significant Dust” by  Margo Lanagan in Cracklescape
  • “Beyond Winter’s Shadow” by Greg Mellor in Wild Chrome
  • “The Trouble with Memes”  by Greg Mellor in WildChrome
  • “The Lighthouse Keepers’ Club” by Kaaron Warren in Exotic Gothic 4

 HORROR NOVEL

  • Bloody Waters by Jason Franks
  • Perfections by Kirstyn McDermott
  • Blood  and Dust  by Jason Nahrung
  • Salvage by Jason Nahrung

HORROR SHORT STORY

  • “Sanaa’s Army” by Joanne Anderton in Bloodstones
  •  “Elyora” by Jodi Cleghorn in RabbitHole Special Issue Review of Australian Fiction
  •  “To Wish Upon a Clockwork Heart” by Felicity Dowker in Bread and Circuses
  • “Escena de  un Asesinato” by  Robert Hood in Exotic Gothic 4
  •  “Sky” by Kaaron Warren in Through Splintered Walls

YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

YOUNG ADULT SHORT STORY

  • “Stilled Lifes  x 11”  by Justin D’Ath in Trust Me Too
  • “The Wisdom of the Ants”  by Thoraiya  Dyer in Clarkesworld
  • “Rats” by Jack Heath in Trust Me Too
  • “The Statues of Melbourne” by Jack Nicholls in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine 56
  • “The Worry Man” by Adrienne Tam

 CHILDREN’S FICTION (told primarily through words)

CHILDREN’S FICTION (told primarily through pictures)

ILLUSTRATED BOOK / GRAPHIC NOVEL

  • Blue by Pat Grant
  • It Shines and Shakes and Laughs by Tim Molloy
  • Changing Ways #2 by Justin Randall

ANTHOLOGY

  • The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011 edited by Liz Grzyb  and Talie Helene
  • Bloodstones edited by Amanda Pillar
  • The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume 6 edited by Jonathan Strahan
  • Under My Hat edited by Jonathan Strahan
  • Edge of Infinity edited by Jonathan Strahan

COLLECTION

  • That Book Your Mad Ancestor Wrote by K. J. Bishop

  • Metro Winds by Isobelle Carmody

  • Midnight and Moonshine by Lisa  L.  Hannett  &  Angela Slatter

  • Living With the Dead by Martin Livings

  • Through Splintered Walls by Kaaron Warren

Winners  of  the  2012  Aurealis  Awards  and  the  Peter  McNamara  Convenors’ Award  for  Excellence  will  be  announced  at  the  Aurealis  Awards ceremony, on  the  evening  of  Saturday  18  May 2013.

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