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2016 Aurealis Awards Finalists Posted at 1:31 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The finalists for the 2016 Aurealis Awards have been announced. The nominees in the SF, Fantasy, and Horror novel categories are:

Watershed Confluence Gemina Squid's Grief Stiletto Threader

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

 

Nevernight The Fall of the Dagger Den of Wolves Vigil The Road to Winter Sisters of the Fire

BEST FANTASY NOVEL

 

Fear Is the Rider My Sister Rosa The Grief Hole

BEST HORROR NOVEL

 

See the official press release for the all the nominees in all categories.

Winners will be announced in an awards ceremony during Swancon 42, April 13-17, 2017 in Perth, Australia  For more, see the official website.

 

2015 Aurealis Awards Winners Posted at 2:04 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Illuminae Day Boy

The winners for the 2015 Aurealis Awards have been announced.

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Allen & Unwin)

BEST FANTASY NOVEL

  • Day Boy by Trent Jamieson (Text Publishing)

BEST HORROR NOVEL

  • Day Boy by Trent Jamieson (Text Publishing)

Interestingly, there was no Best Horror Novel shortlist presented for 2015 but we do have a winner. Check out the official press release for the all the winners in all categories.  Our congrats to the winners and all the nominees!

These books are a perfect fit for our Keep Calm and Read SF from Down Under Reading Challenge going on now so get ’em while they’re hot.

2015 Aurealis Awards Finalists Posted at 8:58 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The finalists for the 2015 Aurealis Awards have been announced. The nominees in the SF and Fantasy categories are:

Crossed Clade Illuminae Their Fractured Light Renegade Fall

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

 

In the Skin of a Monster Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club Day Boy The Dagger's Path Tower of Thorns Skin

BEST FANTASY NOVEL

Interestingly, there was no Best Horror Novel shortlist presented this year. See the official press release for the all the nominees in all categories.

Winners will be announced at the Aurealis Awards ceremony, on the evening of Friday 25 March, 2016 as part of the Contact national convention at the Hotel Jen, Brisbane. Details of the event are available at www.aurealisawards.org

What do you think of these lists? Anything look good to you?

More from Oz: Aurealis SF/F/H Awards on WWEnd and a New Reading Challenge Posted at 8:00 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

RYO_SFDownUnderA few days ago we added the Aurealis Science Fiction Award to WWEnd and now we’ve followed up with the Aurealis Fantasy and Aurealis Horror. We’re now representin’ Down Under like never before and with all these new Australian authors in our database I thought it would be fun to start a new Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge.

We’ve been getting a lot of comments from our members about just how few Aussie authors they’ve read and how those blanks in their awards stats are really bugging them.  Thus was born the Keep Calm and Read SF from Down Under Reading Challenge.

This challenge is simplicity itself.  All you have to do is read some books from the Aurealis Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror Awards we’ve just added to the site or any Aussie author you like.  The SF in this case is “Speculative Fiction” rather than just “Sci-Fi”.  We have 4 reading levels, named after Australian candies, for this challenge so you can jump in at a level that’s right for you.  Sweet!

And this challenge plays nicely most of the other RYO challenges too so combining with the Women of Genre Fiction or Space Opera or pretty much any of the others is easily done.

Science Fiction from Down Under – Aurealis SF Award on WWEnd Posted at 1:44 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Aurealis SF Award Ever wondered what kind of science fiction they write in Australia?  Well, wonder no more.  We’ve just added the Aurealis SF Award to WWEnd!  The best authors from the land down under are right here at your fingertips.

The Aurealis Awards were established in 1995 to recognize the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers.  The SF award is in now and we’re working on getting the Fantasy and Horror awards added too so stay tuned for that announcement.  In the meantime, throw another shrimp on the barbie, grab a Foster’s and kick back with some awesome Australian sci-fi.

Thanks as always to our Uber Users for getting all the data together.