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 Unknown said...

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

21 December, 2006 15:06  
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 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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