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2019 Ditmar Awards Winners Announced


On June 8th the winners of the Australian SF (“Ditmar”) Awards for 2019 for works published in 2018 were announced at the 2019 Australian National SF Convention, (Continuum 15).

Winners in green.


2019 Ditmar Awards Winners Announced2019 Ditmar Awards Winners Announced
2019 Ditmar Awards Winners Announced2019 Ditmar Awards Winners Announced
Some of the Winners


Best Novel
  • Devouring Dark, Alan Baxter, Grey Matter Press.
  • The Subjugate, Amanda Bridgeman, Angry Robot.
  • Faerie Apocalypse, Jason Franks, IFWG Publishing Australia.
  • City of Lies (Poison Wars 1), Sam Hawke, Tom Doherty Associates.
  • The Beast's Heart, Leife Shallcross, Hodder & Stoughton.
  • Tide of Stone, Kaaron Warren, Omnium Gatherum.


Best Novella or Novelette
  • "Triquetra", Kirstyn McDermott, in Triquetra, Tom Doherty Associates.
  • "Cabaret of Monsters", Tansy Rayner Roberts, in Cabaret of Monsters, The Creature Court.
  • "The Dragon's Child", Janeen Webb, in The Dragon's Child, PS Publishing.


Best Short Story
  • "The Art of Broken Things", Joanne Anderton, in Mother of Invention, Twelfth Planet Press.
  • "A Man Totally Alone", Robert Hood, The Mammoth Book of Halloween Stories: Terrifying Tales Set on the Scariest Night of the Year!, Skyhorse Publishing.
  • "The Heart of Owl Abbas", Kathleen Jennings, in Tor.com.
  • "Junkyard Kraken", D.K. Mok, in Mother of Invention, Twelfth Planet Press.


Best Collected Work
  • Sword and Sonnet, edited by Aidan Doyle, Rachael K. Jones and E. Catherine Tobler, Ate Bit Bear.
  • Mountains of the Mind, Gillian Pollack, Shooting Star Press.
  • Mother of Invention, Rivqa Rafael and Tansy Rayner Roberts, Twelfth Planet Press.
  • A Hand of Knaves, Leife Shallcross and Chris Large, CSFG Publishing.
  • Tales from the Inner City, Shaun Tan, Allen & Unwin.


Best Artwork
  • Cover art, Likhain, for Mother of Invention, Twelfth Planet Press.
  • Cover and internal illustrations, Shauna O'Meara, for A Hand of Knaves, CSFG Publishing.


Best Fan Publication in Any Medium
  • Earl Grey Editing, Elizabeth Fitzgerald.
  • Pratchat, Elizabeth Flux, Ben McKenzie, Splendid Chaps Productions.
  • SF Commentary, Bruce Gillespie.
  • Galactic Suburbia, Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce, and Tansy Rayner Roberts.


Best Fan Writer
  • Liz Barr, for writing in squiddishly.
  • Bruce Gillespie, for writing in SF Commentary and ANZAPA articles.


Best New Talent
  • Elizabeth Fitzgerald
  • Sam Hawke
  • Bren MacDibble (aka Cally Black)
  • Leife Shallcross


William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review
  • Damien Broderick, for Pscience Fiction, McFarland.
  • Damien Broderick, for Consciousness and Science Fiction, Springer.
  • Tansy Rayner Roberts, for Gentlewomen of the Press, Sheep Might Fly.
  • Cat Sparks, for "The 21st Century Catastrophe: Hyper-capitalism and Severe Climate Change in Science Fiction" PhD exegesis.

2018 BSFA Awards


The Winners of the 2018 British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards have been announced. at Ytterbium, the 70th Eastercon. Winners in green.


2018 BSFA Awards
Best Novel
2018 BSFA Awards
Best Shorter Fiction


Best Novel
  • Europe at Dawn by Dave Hutchinson (Solaris)
  • Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris)
  • Before Mars by Emma Newman  (Ace Books)
  • Embers of War by Gareth L Powell (Titan Books)
  • Rosewater by Tade Thompson (Orbit)

Best Shorter Fiction
  • The Gift of Angels: an Introduction by Nina Allan (Clarkesworld)
  • The Purpose of the Dodo is to be Extinct by Malcolm Devlin (Interzone #275)
  • The Land of Somewhere Safe by Hal Duncan (NewCon Press)
  • Time Was by Ian McDonald (Tor.com)
  • Exit Strategy by Martha Wells (Tor.com)
  • Phosphorus by Liz Williams (NewCon Press)
  • Kingfisher by Marian Womack (Lost Objects, Luna Press)

Best Non-Fiction
  • Nina Allan’s Time Pieces column 2018 articles (Interzone)
  • Ruth EJ Booth’s Noise and Sparks column 2018 articles (Shoreline of Infinity)
  • Liz Bourke’s Sleeps With Monsters column 2018 articles (Tor.com)
  • Aliette de Bodard – On motherhood and erasure: people-shaped holes, hollow characters and the illusion of impossible adventures (Intellectus Speculativus blog) [link]
  • Adam Roberts – Publishing the Science Fiction Canon: The Case of Scientific Romance (Cambridge University Press)

Best Artwork
  • Ben Baldwin’s wraparound cover for ‘Strange Tales’ slipcase set (NewCon Press)
  • Joey Hi-Fi’s cover for ‘Paris Adrift’ by EJ Swift (Solaris)
  • Sarah Anne Langton’s cover for ‘Unholy Land’ by Lavie Tidhar (Tachyon Publications)
  • Sing Yun Lee and Morris Wild’s artwork for ‘Sublime Cognition’ conference (London Science Fiction Research Community)
  • Likhain’s In the Vanishers’ Palace: Dragon I and II (Inprnt)
  • Bede Rogerson’s cover for ‘Concrete Faery’ by Elizabeth Priest (Luna Press)
  • Del Samatar’s artwork for ‘Monster Portraits’ by Sofia and Del Samatar (Rose Metal Press)
  • Charlotte Stroomer’s cover for ‘Rosewater’ by Tade Thompson (Orbit)
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