21 December, 2006

Aurealis Award nominations

The finalists for the Aurealis Awards have been announced. I reproduce the list here, with appropriate highlights, so that you can appreciate the sheer quantity of bolding necessary. :)

Science Fiction finalists - Novels
  • Hydrogen Steel, K. A. Bedford (Edge)
  • K-Machines, Damien Broderick (Avalon)
  • Underground, Andrew McGahan (Allen & Unwin)
  • Geodesica: Descent, Sean Williams with Shane Dix (Harper Collins)
Science Fiction finalists - Short Stories
  • 'Dark Ages', Lee Battersby (Through Soft Air)
  • 'Aftermath', David Conyers (Agog! Ripping Reads)
  • 'Down to the Tethys Sea', Stephen Dedman (Science Fiction Chronicle #266)
  • 'The Seventh Letter', Sean Williams (Bulletin Summer Reading Edition)

Fantasy finalists - Novels
  • The Silver Road, Grace Dugan (Penguin)
  • Heart of the Mirage, Glenda Larke (Harper Collins)
  • Wildwood Dancing, Juliet Marillier (Pan MacMillan)
  • Voidfarer, Sean McMullen (Tor)
  • Blaze of Glory, Michael Pryor (Random House)
Fantasy Novel Honourable Mentions
  • White Tiger, Kylie Chan (Harper Collins)
  • Harsh Cry of the Heron, Lian Hearn (Hachette Livre)

Fantasy finalists - Short Stories
  • 'Dark Ages', Lee Battersby (Through Soft Air)
  • 'Why the Balloon Man Floats Away', Stephanie Campisi (Fantasy Magazine #4)
  • 'A Fine Magic', Margo Lanagan (Eidolon I)
  • 'The Revenant', Lucy Sussex (Eidolon I)
  • 'See Here, See There', Anna Tambour (Agog! Ripping Reads)
Fantasy Short Story Honourable Mentions
  • 'Ghosts of 1930', Lily Chrywenstrom (Borderlands #6)
  • 'The Bridal Bier', Carol Ryles (Eidolon I)
Horror finalists - Novels
  • The Pilo Family Circus, Will Elliott (ABC Books)
  • Prismatic, Edwina Grey (Lothian)
  • Carnies, Martin Livings (Lothian)
  • The Mother, Brett McBean (Lothian)
Horror finalists - Short Stories
  • 'Dead of Winter', Stephen Dedman (Weird Tales #339)
  • 'Winkie', Margo Lanagan (Red Spikes)
  • 'Hieronymous Boche', Chris Lawson (Eidolon I)
  • 'Dead Sea Fruit', Kaaron Warren (Fantasy Magazine #4)
  • 'Woman Train', Kaaron Warren (The Outcast)
Horror Short Stories Honourable Mentions
  • 'Love Affair', Jacinta Butterworth (COck)
  • 'One Night Stand', Dirk Flinthart (Agog! Ripping Reads)
  • 'Under Hell, Over Heaven', Margo Lanagan (Red Spikes)
  • 'Mosquito Story', A.M. Muffaz (Fantasy Magazine #4)
Young Adult finalists - Novel
  • Monster Blood Tattoo: Book One. Foundling, D.M. Cornish (Omnibus)
  • The King’s Fool, Amanda Holohan (ABC Books)
  • Magic Lessons, Justine Larbalestier (Penguin)
  • Wildwood Dancing, Juliet Marillier (Pan Macmillan)
  • The Last Days, Scott Westerfeld (Penguin)
Young Adult finalists - Short Stories
  • 'The Dying Light', Deborah Biancotti (Eidolon I)
  • 'Leviathan', Simon Brown (Eidolon I)
  • 'A Feather in the Breast of God', Margo Lanagan (Red Spikes)
  • 'Baby Jane', Margo Lanagan (Red Spikes)
  • 'Forever Upward', Margo Lanagan (Red Spikes)
  • 'The Arrival', Shaun Tan (Lothian)

Children's finalists - Novels - to be announced

Children's finalists - Short Stories
  • The True Story of Mary Who Wanted to Stand on Her Head, Jane Godwin (Allen & Unwin)
  • Woolvs in the Sitee, Margaret Wild, Anne Spudvilas (Penguin)
  • The Magic Violin, Victor Kelleher, Stephen Michael King (Penguin)


Blogger Dave said...

Damn impressive. Congrats!

21 December, 2006 09:44  
Blogger chance said...

Congratulations! and good luck.

21 December, 2006 12:30  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Your name is all over the place on that nomination list. Big congrats!

21 December, 2006 15:06  
Blogger Klages said...

I just had a vision of the future, around 2038, when an aspiring young writer is thrilled to find herself on the final list for the Lanagan Award, the world's premier accolade for short fiction.

Well done, my dear!

22 December, 2006 03:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Margo. very impressive bolding. You are much deserving - when I grow up I want to write short stories just like you.

22 December, 2006 09:37  
Blogger Justine Larbalestier said...

Does this make you the record holder for most nominations at the Aurealis ever? You must be!


22 December, 2006 10:48  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

Thanks, everybody. Ah no, Justine (she sighs), I'm yet to beat my 2001 record of seven nominations. :) But five is good, five is good.

22 December, 2006 14:06  

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