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The Ditmar Award is Australia's oldest and best-known science fiction, fantasy and horror award, presented annually at the Australian "NatCon" since 1969. The historical nominations and results (listed in boldface) of the Award follow.

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1969: Eighth Australian Science Fiction Convention, Melbourne[edit]

Best Australian Science Fiction of any length, or collection[edit]

Best International Science Fiction of any length, or collection[edit]

Best Contemporary Writer of Science Fiction[edit]

Best Australian Amateur Science Fiction Publication or Fanzine[edit]

  • Australian Science Fiction Review, John Bangsund
  • The Mentor, Ronald L Clarke
  • Rataplan, Leigh Edmonds

1970: Ninth Australian Science Fiction Convention, Melbourne[edit]

Best Australian Science Fiction[edit]

Best International Publication[edit]

  • Amazing Stories
  • Vision of Tomorrow

Best International Fiction[edit]

Best Australian Fanzine[edit]

  • S.F. Commentary, Bruce Gillespie
  • The Journal of Omphalistic Epistemology, John Foyster

1971: Tenth Australian Science Fiction Convention, Melbourne[edit]

Best Australian SF[edit]

Best International Fiction[edit]

Best Australian Fanzine[edit]

  • S.F. Commentary, Bruce Gillespie
  • The Somerset Gazette, Noel Kerr
  • The New Forerunner, Gary Mason

Special Awards[edit]

  • SF in the Cinema, John Baxter
  • Vision of Tomorrow, Ron Graham

1972: Syncon 2, Sydney[edit]

Best Australian Fiction[edit]

Best International Fiction[edit]

Best Australian Fanzine[edit]

1973: Advention 2, Adelaide[edit]

Best Australian Fiction[edit]

Best International Fiction[edit]

Best Dramatic Presentation[edit]

  • Aussiefan
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Slaughterhouse Five
  • Tales From The Crypt

Best Australian Fanzine[edit]

  • Chao, John Alderson
  • Gegenschein, Eric Lindsay
  • Rataplan, Leigh Edmonds
  • S.F. Commentary, Bruce Gillespie

1974: Ozcon, Melbourne[edit]

(The programme book for the 1990 Natcon, Danse Macabre, records that no Ditmar Awards were presented in 1974.)

No Ditmar Awards[edit]

1975: Syncon '75, Sydney[edit]

Best Australian SF[edit]

Best International Fiction[edit]

Best Australian Fanzine[edit]

  • Osiris, Del & Dennis Stocks
  • Forerunner, Sue Clarke
  • Fanew Sletter, Leigh Edmonds
  • Chao, John Alderson
  • Gegenschein, Eric Lindsay

1976: Bofcon, Melbourne[edit]

Best Australian Fiction[edit]

Best International Fiction[edit]

Best Australian Fanzine[edit]

  • Chao, John Alderson
  • Fanew Sletter, Leigh Edmonds
  • Mad Dan's Review, Marc Ortlieb
  • Osiris, Del & Dennis Stocks
  • Interstellar Ramjet Scoop, Bill Wright

William Atheling Jr Award[edit]

1977: A-Con 7, Adelaide[edit]

Best Australian Science Fiction[edit]

Best International Fiction[edit]

Best Australian Fanzine[edit]

  • S.F. Commentary, Bruce Gillespie
  • Mad Dan's Review, Marc Ortlieb
  • Enigma, Van Ikin
  • South of Harad, East of Rhun, Jon Noble

William Atheling Jr Award[edit]

Special committee award[edit]

  • "The Ins and Outs of the Hadhya City State", Phillipa Maddern

1978: Unicon IV, Melbourne[edit]

Australian Science Fiction, Best Novel[edit]

Australian Science Fiction, Best Short Fiction[edit]

  • "Albert's Bellyful", Francis Payne (Yggdrasil, Feb '77)
  • "Ignorant of Magic", Phillipa C. Maddern (View From The Edge)
  • "The Two Body Problem", Bruce Barnes (View From The Edge)
  • "The Long Fall", A. Bertram Chandler (Amazing, July '77)

Best International Fiction[edit]

Best Amateur Australian Publication (Fanzine)[edit]

  • Yggdrasil, Dennis Callegari & Alan Wilson
  • Enigma, Van Ikin
  • Minardor, Marc Ortlieb
  • Fanew Sletter, Leigh Edmonds
  • Epsilon Eridani Express, Neville J. Angove

William Atheling Jr Award[edit]

  • George Turner, "The Martial Art of SF Criticism", Yggdrasil, Feb, May & August 1977
  • Andrew Whitmore, "The Novels of D.G. Compton", SF Commentary, No 52.
  • Robert Scholes & Eric S. Rabkin, Science Fiction: History Science Vision, O.U.P
  • George Turner, "The Silverberg Phenomenon", SF Commentary, No 51
  • Van Ikin, "Review of 'Going'"

1979: Syncon '79, Sydney[edit]

Best Australian Fiction[edit]

Best International Fiction[edit]

Best Australian Fanzine[edit]

  • Forerunner, Jack R. Herman
  • Yggdrasil, Dennis Callegari & Alan Wilson
  • Scytale, Peter Toluzzi
  • The Epsilon Eridani Express, Neville J. Angove
  • Chunder!, John Foyster

Best Australian Fanwriter[edit]

William Atheling Jr Award[edit]

  • Susan Wood, "Women and Science Fiction", Algol 33, 1978
  • John Bangsund, Parergon Papers 10, ANZAPA, October 1978
  • John McPharlin, "On The Ebb Tide of the New Wave", Auto Delerium, March 1978
  • Lloyd Biggle Jr, "The Morasses of Academe Revisited", Analog, September 1978

1980: Swancon 5, Perth[edit]

Australian Fiction[edit]

Best International Fiction[edit]

Best Australian Fanzine[edit]

  • Bionic Rabbit, Damian Brennan
  • The Wasffan, Roy Ferguson
  • Chunder, John Foyster
  • S.F. Commentary, Bruce Gillespie
  • Forerunner, Jack Herman

Best Australian Fanwriter[edit]

  • Damian Brennan
  • Roy Ferguson
  • Leanne Frahm
  • Jack R. Herman
  • Marc Ortlieb

Australian Fantasy/SF Artist[edit]

  • Bevan Casey
  • Chris Johnston
  • Rob McGough
  • John Packer
  • Marilyn Pride
  • Jane Taubman

William Atheling Jr Award[edit]

  • Terry Dowling, "The Art of Xenography", Science Fiction 3
  • Bruce Gillespie, "The Man Who Filled the Void" & "By Our Fruits", S.F. Commentary 55/56
  • Jack R. Herman, "Paradox as Paradigm: A Review of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever", Forerunner, May
  • George Turner, "Delany: A Victim of the Great Applause", Yggdrasil 3/79

1981: Advention '81, Adelaide[edit]

Best Australian Novel[edit]

Best Australian Short Fiction[edit]

  • "Deus Ex Corporus", Leanne Frahm
  • "The Pastseer", Phillipa Maddern
  • "Passage to Earth", Leanne Frahm
  • "Horg", Jay Hoffman

Best International Fiction[edit]

Best Australian Fanzine[edit]

  • Australian Science Fiction News, Mervyn R. Binns
  • Q36, Marc Ortlieb
  • Chunder, John Foyster
  • S.F. Commentary, Bruce Gillespie

Best Australian Fanwriter[edit]

Best Australian SF or Fantasy Artist[edit]

  • John Packer
  • Marilyn Pride
  • Jane Taubman
  • Julie Vaux

William Atheling Jr Award[edit]

1982: Tschaicon, Melbourne[edit]

(The Australian newszine Thyme records that Tschaicon was the "First Australasian Science Fiction Convention", the relevant constitution having had "Australian" replaced with "Australasian" throughout; that the award categories used "Australasian" rather than "Australian"; and that the constitution was modified, at Tschaicon, to have "Australasian" changed back to "Australian".)

Best Long Australasian Science Fiction or Fantasy[edit]

Best Short Australasian Science Fiction or Fantasy[edit]

Best International Fiction[edit]

Best Australasian Fanzine[edit]

  • Australian SF News, Mervyn R. Binns
  • Q36, Marc Ortlieb
  • S.F. Commentary, Bruce Gillespie
  • Thyme, Andrew Brown and Irwin Hirsh
  • Weberwoman's Wrevenge, Jean Weber

Best Australasian Fanwriter[edit]

  • Leigh Edmonds
  • Judith Hanna
  • Eric B. Lindsay
  • Marc Ortlieb

Best Australasian SF or Fantasy Artist[edit]

  • Steph Campbell
  • Chris Johnston
  • John Packer
  • Marilyn Pride

William Atheling Jr Award[edit]

1983: Syncon '83, Sydney[edit]

Best Australian Science Fiction or Fantasy[edit]

Best International Fiction[edit]

Best Australian Fanzine[edit]

  • Ornithopter, Leigh Edmonds
  • Q36, Marc Ortlieb
  • Science Fiction, Van Ikin
  • Thyme, Andrew Brown, Irwin Hirsh, Roger Weddall
  • Weberwoman's Wrevenge, Jean Weber

Best Australian Fanwriter[edit]

Best Australian SF or Fantasy Artist[edit]

  • Kerrie Hanlon
  • Chris Johnston
  • Marilyn Pride
  • Nick Stathopoulos

Best Australian SF or Fantasy Cartoonist[edit]

  • Terry Frost
  • Michael McGann
  • John Packer
  • Jane Taubman
  • Julie Vaux

Best Australian SF or Fantasy Editor[edit]

William Atheling Jr Award[edit]

  • Terry Dowling, "Kirth Gersen: The Other Demon Prince", Science Fiction 11
  • Terry Dowling, "The Lever of Life: Winning and Losing in the Fiction of Cordwainer Smith", Science Fiction 10
  • Bruce Gillespie, S.F. Commentary, The First Year

Special Award[edit]

  • Robin Johnson, Contribution to Fandom

1984: Eurekacon, Melbourne[edit]

Best Australian Long Science Fiction or Fantasy[edit]

Best Australian Short Science Fiction or Fantasy[edit]

Best International Fiction[edit]

Best Australian Fanzine[edit]

  • Australian Science Fiction News, Mervyn R. Binns
  • Rataplan/Ornithopter, Leigh Edmonds
  • Science Fiction, Van Ikin
  • Thyme, Roger Weddall
  • Wahf-full, Jack Herman

Best Australian Fanwriter[edit]

  • Leigh Edmonds
  • Terry Frost
  • Jack Herman
  • Seth Lockwood

Best Australian SF or Fantasy Artist[edit]

Best Australian SF or Fantasy Cartoonist[edit]

  • Bill Flowers
  • Terry Frost
  • Craig Hilton
  • Michael McGann
  • John Packer
  • Clint Strickland

Best Australian SF or Fantasy Editor[edit]

William Atheling Jr Award[edit]

  • No Award

1985: Advention '85, Adelaide[edit]

Best Australian Novel[edit]

Best Australian Short Fiction[edit]

  • "Terrarium", Terry Dowling, Omega, May/June 1984
  • "The Maze Man", Terry Dowling, Men's Journal, Summer 1984
  • "Resurrection", Damien Broderick, IASFM, August 1984
  • "Three Star Trek", Ron Ferguson, Omega, Sept/October 1984

Best International Fiction[edit]

Best Australian Fanzine[edit]

  • Australian SF News, Merv Binns
  • The Mentor, Ron L. Clarke
  • Rataplan, Leigh Edmonds
  • Science Fiction, Van Ikin

Best Australian Fanwriter[edit]

Best Australian SF or Fantasy Artist, Cartoonist or Illustrator[edit]

  • Nick Stathopoulos
  • Craig Hilton
  • Kerrie Hanlon
  • Peter Reading

Best Australian SF or Fantasy Editor[edit]

Best Australian SF or Fantasy Dramatic Presentation[edit]

  • Boiling Frog, Stage play with productions in Adelaide & Sydney
  • Beach Blanket Tempest, Rock Fantasy stage musical (Half Moon Production)
  • Iceman, Fred Schepisi Director
  • Iceman, Bruce Smeaton Musical score
  • Thief of Sydney, Animated feature 15 minutes
  • Kindred Spirits, ABC Telemovie

William Atheling Jr Award[edit]

1986: Swancon XI, Perth[edit]

Best Australian Science Fiction Novel[edit]

Best Australian Short Fiction[edit]

  • "The Twist of Fate", David Grigg, Urban Fantasies
  • "Glass Reptile Breakout", Russell Blackford, Strange Attractors
  • "Montage", Lucy Sussex, Urban Fantasies
  • "The Fittest", George Turner, Urban Fantasies
  • "Lipton Village Society", Lucy Sussex, Strange Attractors
  • "The Bullet That Grows in the Gun", Terry Dowling, Urban Fantasies

Best International Fiction[edit]

Best Australian Fanzine[edit]

  • The Notional, Leigh Edmonds
  • The Metaphysical Review, Bruce Gillespie
  • Thyme, Roger Weddall & Peter Burns
  • Tigger, Marc Ortlieb
  • Sikander, Irwin Hirsh

Best Australian Fanwriter[edit]

Best Australian SF or Fantasy Artist[edit]

  • Lewis Morley
  • John Packer
  • Betty deGabrielle
  • Nick Stathopoulos
  • Marilyn Pride
  • Craig Hilton

William Atheling Jr Award[edit]

1987: Capcon, Canberra[edit]

Best Australian Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel[edit]

Best Australian Science Fiction or Fantasy Short Fiction[edit]

  • "Shut the Door When You Go Out", George Turner, Aphelion 4
  • "The Man Who Lost Red", Terry Dowling
  • "Time of the Star", Terry Dowling, Aphelion 3
  • "A Dragon Between His Fingers", Terry Dowling, Omega, May/June
  • "For the Man Who Has Everything", Chris Simmons, Aphelion 1

Best Australian Fanzine[edit]

  • The Space Wastrel, Mark Loney, Michelle Muijsert, Julian Warner
  • Motional, Anonymous
  • Larrikin, Irwin Hirsh & Perry Middlemiss
  • Metaphysical Review, Bruce Gillespie
  • Thyme, Roger Weddall and Peter Burns

Best Australian SF or Fantasy Artist[edit]

  • Craig Hilton
  • Nick Stathopoulos
  • Kerrie Hanlon
  • Betty deGabriele
  • John Packer

Outstanding Contribution to Australian Fandom[edit]

  • Carey Handfield, T.R.O. (The Real Official.)

William Atheling Award[edit]

1988: Conviction, Sydney[edit]

Best Australian Long Fiction[edit]

Best Australian Short Fiction[edit]

  • The Dirty Little Unicorn, Stephen Dedman
  • "The Last Elephant", Terry Dowling, Australian Short Stories #20
  • "Marmordesse", Terry Dowling, Omega, January 1987
  • "The Supramarket", Leanne Frahm, Doom City
  • "The Celestial Intervention Agency", Karen Herkes, Time Loop #70

Best Australian Fanzine[edit]

  • Australian Science Fiction Review, Melbourne Collective eds
  • Larrikin, Irwin Hirsh, Perry Middlemiss
  • Science Fiction, Van Ikin
  • The Space Wastrel, Mark Loney, Michelle Muijsert, Julian Warner

Best Australian Fan Writer[edit]

  • Karen Herkes
  • Jack R. Herman
  • Irwin Hirsh
  • Van Ikin
  • Perry Middlemiss

Best Fan Artist[edit]

  • Donna Angus
  • Kerrie Hanlon
  • Craig Hilton
  • David Kenyon
  • Stephen McArthur
  • Lewis Morley

William Atheling Jr Award[edit]

  • Russell Blackford, "Deconstructing the Demon: John Calvin Bachelor's Novels" ASFR #11
  • Richard Erlich & Peter Hall, "A Prefilmic, Post-Poststructurialist Prostruction of Alien/Alien3", ASFR #11
  • John Foyster, Review of Trillion Year Spree, ASFR #7
  • Van Ikin, "Mirror Reversals and the Tolkien Writing Game", Science Fiction #25
  • Susan Margaret, "Structural Analysis of SF. Why?", The Space Wastrel
  • Janeen Webb, "I Know Who I am, But What is my Brand Name?"

1989: Swancon 14, Perth[edit]

Best Australian Long Fiction[edit]

Best Australian Short Fiction[edit]

  • "A Tale of Nine Cats", Katherine Cummings, Conviction Programme
  • "Scatter My Ashes", Greg Egan, Interzone #23
  • "Things Fall Apart", Philippa Maddern, Matilda at the Speed of Light
  • "The Colors of the Masters", Sean McMullen, F&SF March 1988
  • "My Lady Tongue", Lucy Sussex, Matilda at the Speed of Light

Best International Fiction[edit]

Best Australian Fanzine[edit]

  • SFR, SF Collective
  • Get Stuffed, Jacob Blake
  • Larrikin, Perry Middlemiss & Irwin Hirsh
  • Science Fiction, Van Ikin

Best Australian Fanwriter[edit]

Best Fan Artist[edit]

  • Ian Gunn
  • Kerrie Hanlon
  • Craig Hilton
  • Mike McGann
  • Kiera McKenzie
  • Phil Wlodarczyk

William Atheling Jr Award[edit]

  • Russell Blackford, ASFR articles
  • Martin Bridgestock, "Sea & Summer", ASFR, and "Counter Earth/Counter Humanity", Metaphysical Review
  • Janeen Webb, ASFR articles
  • Arthur Webster, "Speaker for the Dead", Get Stuffed

1990: Danse Macabre, Melbourne[edit]

The William Atheling Jr Award was withdrawn for insufficient nominations

Best Australian Long Fiction[edit]

Best Australian Short Fiction[edit]

  • Terry Dowling, "The Quiet Redemption of Andy the House", Australian Short Stories #26 (June 1989)
  • Rosaleen Love, "If You Go Down to the Park Today", Total Devotion Machine
  • Rosaleen Love, "Total Devotion Machine", Total Devotion Machine
  • Petrina Smith, "Over the Edge", Mirrors: Redress Novellas

Best Australian Fanzine[edit]

Best Australian Fanwriter[edit]

  • Terry Frost
  • Bruce Gillespie
  • Ian Gunn
  • Jack R. Herman
  • Yvonne Hintz
  • Alan Stewart

Best Fan Artist[edit]

  • Ian Gunn
  • Kerrie Hanlon
  • Craig Hilton
  • Phil Wlodarczyk

1991: Suncon, Brisbane[edit]

Best Fannish Cat[edit]

  • Apple Blossom, humans: Elaine Cochrane & Bruce Gillespie
  • Constantinople, human: Phil Wlodarczyk
  • Emma Peel, human: Terry Frost
  • Godzilla, humans: Ian Gunn & Karen Pender-Gunn
  • Honey, humans: Gerald [Smith] & Womble
  • Satan, human: Phil Wlodarczyk
  • Truffle, humans: Mark Loney & Michelle Muijsert
  • Typo, human: Roger Weddall

Best Fanzine[edit]

  • Australian Science Fiction Review, (Second series), edited by the Science Fiction Collective
  • Doxa!, Roman Orszanski
  • Doxy, John Foyster
  • Ethel the Aardvark, Alan Stewart
  • Pink, Karen Pender-Gunn
  • StunGunn, Ian Gunn

Best Australian Novel or Anthology[edit]

  • A Pursuit of Miracles, George Turner(Aphelion)
  • Fortress of Eternity, Andrew Whitmore (Avon)
  • My Lady Tongue and Other Tales, Lucy Sussex (William Heinemann)
  • Rynosseros, Terry Dowling (Aphelion)
  • The Specialist, Wynne Whiteford (Ace)

Best Australian Short Fiction[edit]

  • "Generation Gap", George Turner, A Pursuit of Miracles, Aphelion
  • "God and Her Black Sense of Humour", Lucy Sussex, My Lady Tongue and Other Tales
  • "Red Ochre", Lucy Sussex, My Lady Tongue and Other Tales (William Heinemann)
  • "The Caress", Greg Egan, Isaac Asimov's SF Magazine January 1990
  • "Turtle Soup", Rosaleen Love, Eidolon December 1990
  • "While the Gate is Open", Sean McMullen, F&SF March 1990

Best Australian Fan Artist[edit]

  • Ian Gunn
  • Craig Hilton
  • Marion Plumridge
  • Phil Wlodarczyk

Best Australian Fan Writer[edit]

William Atheling Jr Award[edit]

  • Russell Blackford, "Analogues of Anomie: Lee Harding's Novels" in Science Fiction 30 & Australian Science Fiction Review (Second Series
  • Bruce Gillespie, "The Non-SF Novels of Philip K. Dick" presented at the Nova Mob and published in ANZAPA
  • Peter Nicholls, "Fantastic World" reviews in the Melbourne Sunday Herald
  • Alan Stewart, Reviews in Ethel the Aardvark and SF Commentary

1992: Syncon, Sydney[edit]

Best Novel or Collection[edit]

Best Short Fiction[edit]

Best Fanzine[edit]

  • Eidolon, Jeremy Byrne
  • Ethel the Aardvark, Alan Stewart
  • Inconsequential Parallax, Tim Richards & Narrelle Harris
  • Thyme, LynC & Clive Newall
  • Thyme, Greg Hills & Mark Loney

Best Fan Writer[edit]

Best SF or Fantasy Artist[edit]

  • Ian Gunn
  • Craig Hilton
  • Nick Stathopoulos
  • Phil Wlodarczyk

William Atheling Jr Award[edit]

Special Award for Services to Fandom[edit]

  • Susan Batho
  • Ron Clarke
  • Jack Herman

1993: Swancon 18, Perth[edit]

Best Long Fiction[edit]

Best Short Fiction[edit]

Best Periodical[edit]

  • Slow Glass Books Catalog, Justin Ackroyd
  • Eidolon, Jeremy Byrne
  • Ethel the Aardvark, Alan Stewart
  • Thyme, Alan Stewart
  • Aurealis, Dirk Strasser & Stephen Higgins

Best Fan Writer[edit]

  • Paul Ewings
  • Terry Frost
  • Robin Pen
  • Karen Pender-Gunn
  • Alan Stewart
  • Roger Weddall

Best Artwork[edit]

  • "Fanimals", Ian Gunn
  • Space Time Buckaneers, Ian Gunn
  • 1992 Ditmar Award, Lewis Morley
  • Cover art for Blue Tyson, Nick Stathopoulos
  • "Relics", Shaun Tan
  • "Snowman", Leisl Yvette

William Atheling Jr Award[edit]

  • "Five Go Camping with 12-01 Club", Paul Ewings
  • "James Morrow and the Erni", Bruce Gillespie
  • "Australian SF Art Turns 50", Sean McMullen
  • "From Fantasy to Gallileo", Sean McMullen
  • Reviews in Ethel the Aardvark, Karen Pender-Gunn

1994: Constantinople, Melbourne[edit]

Best Long Fiction or Collection[edit]

Best Short Fiction[edit]

Best Professional Art Work[edit]

  • Galaxy Bookshop Dragon, Lewis Morley
  • Twilight Beach Cover, Nick Stathopoulos

Best Fan Writer[edit]

Best Fan Artist[edit]

  • Ian Gunn
  • Craig Hilton
  • Pamela Rendall
  • Steve Scholz
  • Kerry Valkova
  • Phil Wlodarczyk

Best Fanzine[edit]

  • Black Light
  • Ethel the Aardvark
  • Get Stuffed
  • SF Commentary
  • The Mentor
  • Thyme

William Atheling Jr Award[edit]

  • "Five Bikers of the Apocalypse", Leigh Edmonds, Eidolon #12
  • "SF Sucks", James Allen, Get Stuffed #6
  • "Silverberg Not Moving", Damien Broderick, SF Commentary 73/74/75

1995: Thylacon, Hobart[edit]

Best Australian Long Fiction[edit]

Best Australian Short Fiction[edit]

Best Professional Artwork[edit]

Best Fanzine[edit]

  • Gegenschein, Eric Lindsay
  • The Mentor, Ron Clarke
  • Sirius, Garry Wyatt
  • Thyme, Alan Stewart

Best Fan Writer[edit]

  • Terry Frost
  • Ian Gunn
  • Graham Stone

Best Fan Artist[edit]

  • Ian Gunn
  • Kerri Valkova

Special Committee Award[edit]

1996: Swancon 21, Perth[edit]

Best Long Fiction[edit]

Best Short Fiction[edit]

  • "Entropy", Leanne Frahm, She's Fantastical (Sybylla)
  • "Schrödinger's Fridge", Ian Gunn, Aurealis #15
  • "A Sky Full of Ravens", Sue Isle, She's Fantastical (Sybylla)
  • "Angel Thing", Petrina Smith, She's Fantastical (Sybylla)
  • "A Map of the Mines of Barnath", Sean Williams, Eidolon #16
  • "The Perfect Gun", Sean Williams, Eidolon #17/18

Best Publication/Fanzine/Periodical[edit]

  • Eidolon, J. Byrne, R. Scriven & J. Strahan
  • Ethel the Aardvark, Paul Ewins
  • The Metaphysical Review, Bruce Gillespie
  • Pinkette, Karen Pender-Gunn
  • Thyme, Alan Stewart

Best Artwork[edit]

  • Thyme 106 (Cover), Ian Gunn
  • An Intimate Knowledge of the Night (Cover), Nick Stathopoulos
  • Eidolon 19 (Cover), Shaun Tan

Best Non-Professional/Fan Writer[edit]

  • Terry Frost
  • Ian Gunn
  • Cheryl Morgan
  • Alan Stewart

Best Non-Professional/Fan Artist[edit]

  • Ian Gunn
  • Steve Scholz
  • Kerri Valkova

William Atheling Jnr Award[edit]

1997: Spawncon I, Melbourne[edit]

Best Australian Long Fiction[edit]

Best Australian Short Fiction[edit]

Best Fanzine[edit]

  • The Communicator, Derek Screen
  • Emerald City, Cheryl Morgan
  • Oscillation Overthruster, Sue Ann Barber
  • Pinkette, Karen Pender-Gunn
  • Science Fiction, Van Ikin
  • Thyme, Alan Stewart

Best Fan Writer[edit]

Best Fan Artist[edit]

  • Ian Gunn
  • Steve Scholz
  • Kerri Valkova
  • Phil Wlodarczyk

Best Professional Artwork[edit]

William Atheling Jr. Award[edit]

  • Russell Blackford, for "The Tiger in the Prison House", Science Fiction #37, Reviews of Distress in Science Fiction and NYRSF, and "Jewels in Junk City" in Review of Contemporary Fiction
  • Alan Stewart, for reviews in Thyme
  • Janeen Webb, for "Post human SF: Lost in Cyberspace", The Festival of Imagination Programme Book

1998: Thylacon II, Hobart[edit]

Best Long Fiction[edit]

Best Short Fiction[edit]

Best Dramatic Presentation[edit]

  • Spellbinder 2, Nine Network
  • Degree Absolute, Bedlam Theatre Company
  • Multiverse Ceremonies Video

Best Artwork/Artist[edit]

  • Kerri Valkova
  • Marc McBride, Shivers Series
  • Nick Stathopoulos
  • Robert Jan
  • R & D Studios, Eidolon Cover
  • Shaun Tan, The Viewer

Best Fanzine[edit]

  • Eidolon
  • Frontier
  • Thyme
  • Captain's Log
  • Oscillation Overthruster

Best Fan Writer[edit]

William Atheling Jr Award[edit]

  • Katharine and Darren Maxwell, for X-files episode reviews in Frontier #59
  • Sean McMullen and Steven Paulsen, "Australian Contemporary Fantasy", Encyclopedia of Fantasy #173 (Orbit)

1999: Spawncon II, Melbourne[edit]

Presented as part of Aussiecon III

Best Australian Long Fiction[edit]

Best Australian Short Fiction[edit]

  • "The Marsh Runners", Paul Brandon, Dreaming Down Under
  • "The Evil Within", Sara Douglass, Dreaming Down Under
  • "Dream Until God Burns", Andrew Enstice, Dreaming Down Under
  • "The Truth About Weena", David Lake, Dreaming Down Under
  • "Queen of Soulmates", Sean McMullen, Dreaming Down Under
  • "To Avalon", Jane Routley, Dreaming Down Under

Best Australian Magazine or Anthology[edit]

  • Altair, Rob Stephenson
  • Aurealis, Stephen Higgins & Dirk Strasser
  • Dreaming Down-Under, Jack Dann & Janeen Webb (Harper Collins)
  • Eidolon, Jonathan Strahan & Jeremy Byrne
  • Fantastic Worlds, Paul Collins (Harper Collins)
  • MUP Encyclopedia of Australian Science Fiction, Paul Collins (M.U.P.)

Best Australian Fanzine[edit]

  • The Captain's Log, Rose Mitchell
  • Ethel the Aardvark, Ian Gunn
  • Interstellar Ramjet Scoop, Bill Wright
  • Metaphysical Review, Bruce Gillespie
  • Out of the Kaje, Karen Johnson
  • Thyme, Alan Stewart

Best Fan Artist[edit]

  • Ian Gunn
  • Robert Jan
  • Dick Jenssen
  • Marco Nero
  • Kerri Valkova

Best Professional Artwork[edit]

  • Emma Barber, Cover Cannibals of the Fine Light, Cover A View Before Dying
  • Mark McBride, Cover Fantastic Worlds
  • Marilyn Pride, Peregrine Besset/A3 PRs
  • Nick Stathopoulos, Cover The Man Who Melted, Cover Dreaming Down Under
  • Shaun Tan, The Rabbits

William Atheling Jr. Award[edit]

2000: Swancon 2000, Perth[edit]

Original Nominations

Best Written Work (Professional)[edit]

Best Written Work (Unpaid or Fan)[edit]

  • Colin Sharpe & Kate Langford, Magical Cream Puff Destiny, JAMWAF Magazine
  • Kyla Ward, "Night Cars", Abaddon #2
  • Robin Pen, Eidolist 1999 Reviews, Eidolist
  • Bill Wright, Interstellar Ramjet Scoop
  • Alan Stewart, Thyme

Best Professional Production in Any Medium[edit]

  • Sarah Endacott (ed), Orb 0
  • Russell B. Farr (ed), The Lady of Situations (Ticonderoga Publications)
  • Roadshow and Warner Brothers, The Matrix
  • Paul Collins & Meredith Costain (ed), Spinouts (Pearson Education)
  • MP Books, Antique Futures: The Best of Terry Dowling (MP Books)

Best Non-Professional Production in Any Medium[edit]

  • Jonathan Strahan & Steven Paulsen, The Coode Street Review of Science Fiction
  • Team, Twenty3, Swancon 2000 Launch Video
  • Cathy Cupitt, The Rhizome Factor
  • Danny Heap, The Opening Ceremony Video at Aussiecon Three
  • Ion Newcombe, The Antipodean SF website

Best Artwork (Professional.)[edit]

  • Nick Stathopoulos, The Cover of Antique Futures
  • Graeme Bliss, The Cover of Clementine
  • Marc McBride, The Cover of Spinouts
  • Shaun Tan, The Cover of Orb 0
  • Nick Stathopoulos, The Cover of The Aussiecon Three Souvenir Book

Best Artwork (Unpaid or Fan)[edit]

  • Jeremy Nelson, The Cover of The Rhizome Factor #4
  • Colin Sharpe, Illustrations for The Magical Cream Puff Destiny
  • Dick Jenssen, Body of Work
  • Phil Wlodarczyk, Cover to Ethel the Aardvark

William Atheling Award for Criticism or Review[edit]


Second Round Nominations and Winners

Best Novel[edit]

Best Short Fiction[edit]

Best Collected Work[edit]

Best Artwork[edit]

  • Shaun Tan, Cover to The Coode St Review Of Science Fiction
  • Nick Stathopoulos, Cover to Aussiecon 3 Programme Book
  • Nick Stathopoulos, Cover to Dreaming Down Under Volume 2, (Ineligible, withdrawn.)
  • Marc McBride, Covers to Spinouts

Best Fan Writer[edit]

Best Fan Artist[edit]

Brad Foster withdrawn as ineligible (non-Australian)

Best Fan Production[edit]

  • Jonathan Strahan and Steven Paulsen, The Coode St Review Of Science Fiction
  • Alan Stewart, Thyme
  • Cathy Cupitt, The Rhizome Factor
  • Danny Heap, Nick Stathopoulos, Aussiecon 3 Masquerade Ceremony
  • Danny Heap, Aussiecon 3 Opening Ceremony Video
  • Bill Wright, Interstellar Ramjet Scoop
  • Ethel The Aardvark

William Atheling Jr. Award[edit]

2001: Swancon 2001: Masquerade, Perth[edit]

Best Novel[edit]

Best Short Fiction[edit]

Included Best Novella or Novelette eligible nominees

Best Collected Work[edit]

Best Artwork[edit]

  • Shaun Tan, The Lost Thing (Lothian Books)
  • Otto Schmidinger, "Space", Stamp Issue, Australia Post
  • Marc McBride, Cover to Tales from the Wasteland (Hodder Headline)

Best Fan Writer[edit]

Best Fan Artist[edit]

  • Grant Watson
  • Jade Todd
  • Dick (Ditmar) Jenssen

Best Fan Production[edit]

  • The Rhizome Factor, ed. Cathy Cupitt
  • First Sight, dir. Chris Dickinson
  • "Angriest Video Store Clerk in the World", Grant Watson
  • SwanCon 2001 Launch Video
  • The Unrelenting Gaze: SF Commentary # 76, ed. Bruce Gillespie
  • Mitch? Short Stories for Short Attention Spans, ed. Mitch?

William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism and Review[edit]

  • Waking Henson: A Jim Henson Retrospective, Grant Watson and Simon Oxwell
  • The Unrelenting Gaze: SF Commentary # 76, ed. Bruce Gillespie
  • Reviews in Locus: The Newspaper of the Science Fiction Field, Jonathan Strahan
  • Transrealist Fiction, Damien Broderick (Greenwood)
  • "Time Travel, Time Scapes and Timescape", Russell Blackford, The New York Review of SF #150

Best New Talent[edit]

Best Professional Achievement[edit]

‘’Two items ruled ineligible; category withdrawn’’

  • Farscape, Channel 9/Henson Productions
  • Spinouts Bronze, eds. Paul Collins & Meredith Costain (Pearson Educational)
  • The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan (Lothian Books)

2002: Convergence, Melbourne[edit]

Best Novella/Novelette category left off the nomination form
Best Australian Artwork and William Atheling Jr. removed for insufficient nominees

Best Australian Novel[edit]

Best Australian Short Fiction[edit]

Included Best Novella or Novelette eligible nominees

Best Australian Collected Work[edit]

Best Fan Writer[edit]

Adrian Gaetano withdrew nomination

Best Fan Artist[edit]

Best Australian Fan Production, Fanzine[edit]

  • Diverse Universe, Geoff & Miriam
  • Fables and Reflections, Lily Chrywenstrom
  • Interstellar Ram Jet Scoop, Bill Wright
  • SF Commentary, Bruce Gillespie
  • Solar Spectrum, Geoff & Miriam

Best Australian Fan Production, Other[edit]

Included Best Australian Fan Achievement eligible nominee
  • Consensual, Stephen Dedman et al.
  • JB Resurrection, Garth Thomas
  • Mitch? 2, Tarts of the New Millennium, Anthony Mitchell
  • Spaced Out Website
  • Tabula-Rasa, David Carroll & Kyla Ward

Best Australian Professional Achievement[edit]

  • Meredith Costain and Paul Collins, Editing
  • Robert Hood for the Young Adult Series, Shades (Hodder Headline)
  • Dirk Strasser & Stephen Higgins, for editing and production of Aurealis over so many years

Best New Talent[edit]

2003: Swancon 2003, Perth[edit]

Best Australian Novel[edit]

Best Australian Short Fiction[edit]

  • "Father Muerte and the Thief", Lee Battersby, Aurealis 29
  • "Stealing Alice", Claire McKenna, Agog! Fantastic Fiction
  • "Scratches in the Sky, Ben Peek, Agog! Fantastic Fiction
  • "Cigarettes and Roses, Ben Peek, Passing Strange
  • "King of All and The Metal Sentinel", Deborah Biancotti, Agog! Fantastic Fiction

Best Australian Collected Work[edit]

  • Machinations, ed. Chris Andrews (CSFG Publishing)
  • Agog! Fantastic Fiction, ed. Cat Sparks (Agog! Press)
  • Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, ed. ASIM Collective
  • AustrAlien Absurdities, ed. Chuck McKenzie & Tansy Rayner Roberts (Agog! Press)
  • Passing Strange, ed. Bill Congreve (MirrorDanse)

Best Australian Artwork[edit]

  • Passing Strange Cover, Cat Sparks
  • Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Cover Issue #3, Les Peterson
  • AustrAlien Absurdities Cover, Dion Hamill
  • Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Cover Issue #1, Les Peterson
  • Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Cover Issue #4, Les Peterson
  • Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Cover Issue #2, Les Peterson

Best Australian Fan Writer[edit]

Best Australian Fan Artist[edit]

  • Miriam English
  • Les Peterson
  • Sarah Xu
  • Dick Jenssen
  • Colin Sharpe
  • Cat Sparks

Best New Talent[edit]

Best Australian Fanzine[edit]

  • Interstellar Ramjet Scoop, ed. Bill Wright
  • Fables & Reflections, ed. Lily Chrywenstrom
  • Australian SF Bullsheet, ed. Edwina Harvey and Ted Scribner
  • Visions, ed. Stephen Thompson
  • Antipodean SF, ed. Antipodean Computer Services

Best Australian Production[edit]

  • Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Launch
  • Spaced Out Website
  • The View From Mt. Pootmootoo
  • Eidolon Website

Best Australian Professional Achievement[edit]

Best Australian Fan Achievement[edit]

  • Borderlands: That which scares us..., ed. Simon Oxwell, Grant Watson and Anna Hepworth
  • Robin Pen
  • Spaced Out Website, ed. Miriam and Geoff

The William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review[edit]

2004: Conflux, Canberra[edit]

Best Novel[edit]

Best Novella or Novelette[edit]

Best Short Story[edit]

Best Collected Work[edit]

Best Fan Production[edit]

  • CSFG - for Elsewhere Book Launch
  • Aaron Jacks & Mitch - for "The Mega Panel", Continuum 2003
  • Ian Mond - for "Mondys's Perfect Match", Continuum 2003
  • Swancon 2003 Committee - for Swancon 2003 Opening Ceremony & Video
  • Spaced Out - Geoff & Miriam

Best Fanzine[edit]

  • The Australian SF Bullsheet - Edwina Harvey & Edwin Scribner (ed.)
  • Dark Animus - James Cain
  • Fables & Reflections - Lily Chrywenstrom
  • Fandom is my life - Danny Oz
  • No Award - Russell B. Farr
  • Three-Eyed Frog - Paul Ewins & Sue Ann Barber

Best Fan Writer[edit]

Best Fan Artist[edit]

  • Les Petersen - for "Battle Elf" (Conflux) poster
  • Miriam English - for Diverse Universe
  • Dick Jenssen - for extensive body of work
  • Phil Wlodarczyk - for cartoons in Ethel the Aardvark

Best Artwork[edit]

  • Cat Sparks - Cover of Agog! Terrific Tales by Cat Sparks (ed.)
  • Trudi Canavan - Cover of Fables & Reflections
  • Greg Bridges - Cover of Axis Trilogy by Sara Douglass
  • Les Petersen - Cover of Elsewhere by Michael Barry (ed.)
  • Les Petersen - Cover of The High Lord by Trudi Canavan

Best New Talent[edit]

William Atheling Jr. Award[edit]

2005: Thylacon 2005, Hobart[edit]

Best Novel[edit]

Best Collected Work[edit]

  • Agog! Smashing Stories: Cat Sparks (ed.)
  • Black Juice: - Margo Lanagan
  • Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine - Lyn Triffitt, Edwina Harvey, Andrew Finch, Robbie Matthews & Tehani Croft (ed.)
  • Orb 6 - Sarah Endacott (ed.)
  • Encounters - Donna Hanson and Maxine McArthur (ed.)

Best Novella or Novelette[edit]

Best Short Story[edit]

Best Professional Artwork[edit]

  • Les Petersen: cover of ASIM 12
  • Kerri Valkova: - Cover of The Black Crusade (Chimaera Publications)
  • Cat Sparks: Agog! Smashing Stories cover
  • Les Petersen: Encounters Book Cover
  • Les Petersen: cover and internal ASIM 16

Best Professional Achievement[edit]

  • The Clarion South Team (Fantastic Queensland; Convenors Robert Hoge, Kate Eltham, Robert Dobson & Heather Gammage): negotiating with the US Clarion people, then promoting and establishing Clarion South which gives emerging writer the chance to work with the best in the business.
  • Cat Sparks: editing and writing including winning third place in the writers of the future award
  • Margo Lanagan: for Black Juice
  • Geoff Maloney: for Tales of the Crypto-System, his short story publications
  • Sean Williams for The Crooked Letter and efforts in teaching
  • Jonathan Strahan for work over the year in internationally published reviews and in editing anthologies

Best Fan Achievement[edit]

  • Super Happy Robot Hour
  • Conflux convention committee
  • Continuum 2 convention committee

Best Fan Artist[edit]

  • Sarah Xu

Best Fanzine/website[edit]

  • Antipodean SF - Ion Newcombe (ed.)
  • Bullsheet - ed Edwina Harvey & Ted Scribner
  • Gynaezine - Emma Hawkes and Gina Goddard (ed.)

Best Fan Writer[edit]

Best New Talent[edit]

  • Chris Barnes
  • Stuart Barrow
  • Grace Dugan
  • Paul Haines
  • Barbara Robson
  • Brian Smith

William Atheling Jr. Award[edit]

2006: Conjure, Brisbane[edit]

Best Novel[edit]

Best Collected Work[edit]

Best Novella or Novelette[edit]

  • "Passing of the Minotaurs" - Rjurik Davidson, SciFiction, April 2005
  • "The Red Priest's Homecoming "- Dirk Flinthart, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #17
  • "Countless Screaming Argonauts" - Chris Lawson, Realms of Fantasy
  • "The Memory of Breathing" - Lyn Triffitt (Battersby), Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #17
  • "The Grinding House" - Kaaron Warren, The Grinding House

Best Short Story[edit]

Best Professional Artwork[edit]

  • The Blood Debt (cover) - Greg Bridges (HarperCollins Australia)
  • The Grinding House (cover) - Robin Evans (CSFG)
  • Australian Speculative Fiction: A Genre Overview (cover) - Nick Stathopoulos (Australian Speculative Fiction Project)
  • Fell #3 - Ben Templesmith (Image Comics)

Best Professional Achievement[edit]

  • Damien Broderick, Wilson da Silva and Kylie Ahern - Cosmos (magazine)
  • Robert Dobson, Robert Hoge, Kate Eltham, Heather Gammage - Clarion South 2005, Clarion South Workshop
  • Donna Maree Hanson - Australian Speculative Fiction: a genre overview (Australian Speculative Fiction Project)
  • Michael Rymer - Screenwriting and directing, Battlestar Galactica Season 2.0, Sci-Fi Channel
  • Jonathan Strahan - for co-editing Best Short Novels: 2005 (SFBC), Science Fiction: Best of 2004 (ibooks), and Fantasy: Best of 2004 (ibooks)

Best Fan Production[edit]

  • Edwina Harvey - The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet, website and newsletter
  • Alisa Krasnostein - ASif!: Australian Specific In Focus, website
  • Tony Plank - Inkspillers website
  • Conflux Committee - Conflux 2, convention
  • Continuum Committee - Continuum 3, convention

Best Fan Artist[edit]

  • Dick Jenssen - Artwork in eI 20 and eI 23, efanzines.com
  • Elaine Kemp - ConSensual a Trois interior artwork, ConSensual a Trois
  • Shane Parker - Conflux Poster Art, Conflux

Best Fanzine/website[edit]

Best Fan Writer[edit]

  • Shane Jiraiya Cummings - Writer/reviewer, Horror Scope
  • Bruce Gillespie - Writer/reviewer, Steam Engine Time and Science Fiction Commentary, *brg*, Earl Kemp's ezines
  • Stephanie Gunn - Writer/reviewer, Horror Scope
  • Martin Livings - "Skeletor_Hordak", LiveJournal web comic
  • Bill Wright - Interstellar Ramjet Scoop, Published by Bill Wright

Best New Talent[edit]

William Atheling Jr. Award[edit]

  • Ferocious Minds: Polymathy and the New Enlightenment - Damien Broderick (Wildside Press)
  • Divided Kingdom: King Kong vs Godzilla - Robert Hood, King Kong is Back (Benbella Books)
  • "Body Parts" - Chris Lawson, Borderlands
  • "PK Dick: The Exhilaration and the Terror" - Rosaleen Love, Borderlands
  • The 2005 Snapshot Australian Speculative Fiction writers, editors, publishers - Ben Peek, website

2007: Convergence 2, Melbourne[edit]

Best Novel[edit]

  • Carnies, Martin Livings (Lothian)
  • Prismatic, Edwina Grey (Lothian)
  • The Mother, Brett McBean (Lothian)
  • The Pilo Family Circus, Will Elliott (ABC Books)
  • The Silver Road, Grace Dugan (Penguin)

Best Novella/Novelette[edit]

  • "Aftermath", David Conyers, Agog! Ripping Reads (Agog! Press)
  • "The Dead of Winter", Stephen Dedman, Weird Tales, #339
  • "The Devil in Mr Pussy (Or how I found God inside my wife)", Paul Haines, C0ck (Coeur de Lion Publishing)
  • "The Souls of Dead Soldiers are for Blackbirds, Not Little Boys", Ben Peek, Agog! Ripping Reads, (Agog! Press)
  • "Under the Red Sun", Ben Peek, Fantasy Magazine #4, (Prime Books)
  • "World's Whackiest Upper Atmosphere Re-Entry Disasters Dating Game", Brendan Duffy, Agog! Ripping Reads (Agog! Press)

Best Short Story[edit]

  • "Burning from the Inside", Paul Haines, Doorways for the Dispossessed (Prime Books)
  • "Cold", Kirstyn McDermott, Shadowed Realms #9
  • "Honeymoon", Adam Browne and John Dixon, C0ck, (Coeur de Lion Publishing)
  • "Surrender 1: Rope Artist", Deborah Biancotti, Shadowed Realms #9
  • "The Bat's Boudoir, Kyla Ward, Shadowed Realms #9
  • "The Fear of White", Rjurik Davidson, Borderlands #7

Best Collected Work[edit]

Best Artwork/Artist[edit]

  • 26Lies/1Truth, cover art by Andrew MacRae (Wheatland Press)
  • Agog! Ripping Reads, cover art by Cat Sparks (Agog! Press)
  • Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century cover art by Cat Sparks (Wesleyan University Press)
  • The Devoured Earth, cover art by Greg Bridges (HarperCollins Press)
  • The Arrival, cover art by Shaun Tan (Lothian)

Best Fan Writer[edit]

Best Fan Artist[edit]

  • Christopher Johnstone
  • Jon Swabey

Best Fan Production[edit]

  • ASif website, Alisa Krasnostein – Executive Editor
  • Inkspillers website, Tony Plank
  • Outland, Directed by John Richards
  • Tabula Rasa website, David Carroll
  • The Bullsheet website & ezine, Edwina Harvey & Ted Scribner

Best Fanzine[edit]

  • AntipodeanSF, editor Ion Newcombe
  • ASIF – Australian Specfic in Focus, editor Alisa Krasnostein
  • The Captain's Log, Austrek clubzine. Edited by Clare McDonald
  • Ethel the Aardvark, MSFC clubzine
  • HorrorScope, editor Shane Jiraiya Cummings

Best Professional Achievement[edit]

  • Angelia Challis for establishing Brimstone Press as a mass market publisher
  • Bill Congreve for Mirrordanse Press and 2 issues of the Australian Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Russell B. Farr for Ticonderoga Publications
  • Gary Kemble for work on ABC's Articulate and promoting the genre through radio and other mediums
  • Alisa Krasnostein for providing new paying markets for readers and writers of both fiction/ non-fiction, art as well as forums for reviews/interviews within the speculative fiction genre, enhancing the profile of Australian speculative fiction.
  • Justine Larbalestier, for editing Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century

Best Fan Achievement[edit]

  • Marty Young for his work establishing and promoting the Australian Horror Writers Association
  • Alisa Krasnostein for establishing ASIf
  • Tony Plank for establishing and maintaining the Inkspillers website

Best New Talent[edit]

William Atheling Jr Award[edit]

  • Miranda Siemienowicz for her review of Paraspheres appearing in Horrorscope
  • Justine Larbalestier for Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century
  • Robert Hood for "Man and Super-Monster: A History of Daikaiju Eiga and its Metaphorical Undercurrents", Borderlands #7
  • Grant Watson for "Bad Film Diaries - Sink or Swim: The Truth Behind Waterworld", Borderlands #8
  • Kathryn Linge for her review "Through Soft Air", ASif

2008: State of the Art: Swancon 2008, Perth[edit]

Best Novel[edit]

Best Novella/Novelette[edit]

Best Short Story[edit]

Best Collected Work[edit]

  • Orb #7, Sarah Endacott (ed.) (Orb Publications)
  • The Workers' Paradise, Russell B. Farr and Nick Evans (eds.) (Ticonderoga Publications)
  • New Ceres, Alisa Krasnstein (ed.) (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • The New Space Opera, Jonathan Strahan (ed.) (HarperCollins Australia)
  • Fantastic Wonder Stories, Russell B. Farr (ed.) (Ticonderoga Publications)

Best Artwork/Artist[edit]

  • Daryl Lindquist for the ASIM #28 cover
  • Nick Stathopolous for the Daikaju #3 cover
  • Eleanor Clark for ASIM #31 internal art
  • Amanda Rainey for The Workers' Paradise cover
  • Nick Stathopolous for the Rhinemonn cover
  • Eleanor Clark for ASIM #30 internal art

Best Fan Writer[edit]

  • Alexandra Pierce for Last Short Story on Earth and for ASiF! reviews
  • Shane Jiraiya Cummings for Horrorscope
  • Grant Watson for the 'angriest' Livejournal
  • Rob Hood for film reviews on his website

Best Fan Art[edit]

  • "Exterminate!" Dalek Postcards - Kathryn Linge
  • 'Nights Edge' Convention Poster Art - John Parker

Best Fan Production[edit]

  • 2007 Snap Shot Project - interviews with influential members of the Australian speculative fiction scene conducted by Alisa Krasnostein, Ben Payne, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Katherine Linge, Kaaron Warren and Rosie Clark
  • Inkspillers Website - Tony Plank
  • "The Liminal" short film - directed by Claire McKenna
  • Daikaju Limerick Competition - Robert Hood on his website
  • Talking Squid Website - Chris Lawson

Best Fanzine[edit]

  • The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet, Ted Scribner and Edwina Harvey (eds.)
  • Not If You Were the Last Short Story on Earth, Alisa Krasnostein, Ben Payne, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts (eds.)
  • Steam Engine Time, edited by Bruce Gillespie
  • Horrorscope, Shane Jiraiya Cummings (ed.)

Best Professional Achievement[edit]

  • Gary Kemble for his continued coverage of speculative fiction on Articulate and ABC news online
  • Russell B. Farr for Ticonderoga Publications; in 2007, Russell produced an issue of Ticonderoga Online, The Workers' Paradise and Fantastic Wonder Stories, which produced five Aurealis Award nominees
  • Jonathan Strahan for a prolific body of work editing The Jack Vance Treasury, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Best Short Novels of 2007, The New Space Opera, Ascendancies: The Best of Bruce Sterling and Eclipse One: New Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Co-Operative Ltd for five issues in 2007, including three electronic Best Of anthologies
  • Jonathan Strahan, Garth Nix, Deb Biancotti and Trevor Stafford for compiling and promoting the new Australian Fantasy and SF catalogue in the United States to increase awareness and appreciation of forthcoming Australian SF and to expand creative and professional opportunities for writers

Best Fan Achievement[edit]

  • Alisa Krasnostein for ASiF! Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus
  • Marty Young for his work as President of the Australian Horror Writers Association
  • John Parker, Sarah Parker and Sarah Xu for Night's Edge Convention
  • Sarah Xu for the CyPEC Cyber-feminist Conference held as part of Night's Edge convention

Best New Talent[edit]

William Atheling Jr Award[edit]

  • Ian Nichols for "Seriatem, Seriatum, omnia Seriatem" (Published by Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #30, edited by Robbie Matthews)
  • Tansy Rayner Roberts and Alexandra Pierce for review of Elizabeth Bear's New Amsterdam (Published as Podcast #2 on ASiF!)
  • Jonathan Strahan for editorial for The New Space Opera (Published in The New Space Opera by HarperCollins Australia)
  • Grant Watson for "The Bad Film Diaries" (Published in Borderlands #9)
  • Ben Peek for the Aurealis Awards Shortlist Feature Article (Published on ASiF!)
  • Shane Jiraiya Cummings for review of David Conyers' and John Sunseri's The Spiraling Worm (Published on Horrorscope)
  • Ian Nichols for "The Shadow Thief" (Published by The West Australian Weekend Magazine on 22 September 2007)

2009: Conjecture, Adelaide[edit]

Best Novel[edit]

Best Novella/Novelette[edit]

Best Short Story[edit]

Best Collected Work[edit]

  • Black: Australian Dark Culture Magazine, edited by Angela Challis
  • Creeping in Reptile Flesh, Robert Hood
  • 2012, edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Ben Payne
  • Canterbury 2100, edited by Dirk Flinthart
  • Midnight Echo, edited by Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond
  • Dreaming Again, edited by Jack Dann
  • The Starry Rift, edited by Jonathan Strahan

Best Artwork[edit]

Best Fan Writer[edit]

  • Mark Smith-Briggs, for work in Horrorscope
  • Edwina Harvey, for work in The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet
  • Chuck McKenzie, for work in Horrorscope
  • Craig Bezant, for work in Horrorscope
  • Brenton Tomlinson, for work in Horrorscope
  • Robert Hood, for work in Undead Backbrain

Best Fan Artist[edit]

  • Cat Sparks, for Scary Food Cookbook
  • Anna Tambour, for “Box of Noses” and other works
  • Rachel Holkner, for “Gumble Soft” toy and other works
  • Tansy Rayner Roberts, for “Daleks are a girl’s best friend”
  • Andrew McKiernan, for body of work
  • David Schembri, for body of work
  • Nancy Lorenz, for body of work

Best Fan Publication in Any Medium[edit]

  • ASif! (Australian Specfic in Focus), edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Gene Melzack
  • Horrorscope, edited by Shane Jiraiya Cummings et al.
  • The Australian SF Bullsheet, edited by Edwina Harvey and Ted Scribner
  • Scary Food Cookbook, edited by Cat Sparks

Best Achievement[edit]

  • Angela Challis, for Black: Australian Dark Culture Magazine and Brimstone Press
  • Damien Broderick, for fiction editing in Cosmos
  • Talie Helene, for her work as AHWA News Editor
  • James “Jocko” Allen and KRin Pender-Gunn, for “The Gunny Project: A tribute to Ian Gunn 1959-1998”
  • Steven Clark, for Tasmaniac Productions
  • James Doig, for preserving colonial Australian horror fiction and editing Australian Gothic and Australian Nightmares
  • Marty Young and the AHWA Committee, for promoting Australian horror through the AHWA

Best New Talent[edit]

William Atheling Jr Award[edit]

  • Kim Wilkins, for “Popular genres and the Australian literary community: the case of fantasy fiction”
  • Shane Jiraiya Cummings, for “Dark Suspense: The End of the Line”
  • Grant Watson, for “Bad Film Diaries - Sometimes the Brand Burns: Tim Burton and the Planet of the Apes”
  • Robert Hood, for “George A. Romero: Master of the Living Dead”

2010: Dudcon III, Melbourne[edit]

Best Novel[edit]

Best Novella or Novelette[edit]

Best Short Story[edit]

  • “The Piece of Ice in Ms Windermere's Heart”, Angela Slatter, New Ceres Nights (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • “Six Suicides”, Deborah Biancotti, A Book of Endings (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • “Black Peter” Marty Young, Festive Fear (Tasmaniac Publications)
  • “Seventeen”, Cat Sparks, Masques (CSFG)
  • “Tontine Mary”, Kaaron Warren, New Ceres Nights (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • “Prosperine When it Sizzles”, Tansy Rayner Roberts, New Ceres Nights (Twelfth Planet Press)

Best Collected Work[edit]

  • The New Space Opera 2, edited by Jonathan Strahan and Gardner Dozois (HarperCollins)
  • New Ceres Nights, edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Tehani Wessely (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • Slice Of Life, Paul Haines, edited by Geoffrey Maloney (The Mayne Press)
  • A Book of Endings, Deborah Biancotti, edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Ben Payne (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • Eclipse Three, edited by Jonathan Strahan (Night Shade Books)

Best Artwork[edit]

  • Cover art, New Ceres Nights (Twelfth Planet Press), Dion Hamill
  • Cover art, The Whale's Tale (Peggy Bright Books), Eleanor Clarke
  • Cover art and illustrations, Shards: Short Sharp Tales (Brimstone Press), Andrew J. McKiernan
  • Cover art, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #42, Lewis Morley
  • Cover art, Horn (Twelfth Planet Press), Dion Hamill
  • Cover art, Masques (CSFG), Mik Bennett

Best Fan Writer[edit]

Best Fan Artist[edit]

  • Dave Schembri for work in Midnight Echo
  • Kathleen Jennings for body of work
  • Dick Jenssen for body of work

Best Fan Publication in Any Medium[edit]

Best Achievement[edit]

  • Alisa Krasnostein, Liz Grzyb, Tehani Wessely, Cat Sparks and Kate Williams for the New Ceres Nights booklaunch
  • H. Gibbens for the Gamers' Quest CGI-animated book trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vCC-l34Fgo
  • Ruth Jenkins and Cathy Jenkins-Rutherford for the children's program at Conjecture
  • Amanda Rainey for the cover design of Siren Beat/Roadkill (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • Gillian Polack et al. for the Southern Gothic banquet at Conflux

Best New Talent[edit]

William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review[edit]

  • Chuck McKenzie for “The Dead Walk! … Into a Bookstore Near You”, Eye of Fire #1 (Brimstone Press)
  • Ian Mond for reviews on his blog (http://mondyboy.livejournal.com)
  • Grant Watson for reviews and articles for Eiga: Asian Cinema (http://www.eigaasiancinema.com)
  • Helen Merrick for The Secret Feminist Cabal: a cultural history of science fiction feminisms (Aqueduct Press)

2011: Swancon Thirty Six | Natcon Fifty, Perth[edit]

Best Novel[edit]

Best Novella or Novelette[edit]

  • "Acception", Tessa Kum (Eneit Press)
  • "All the Clowns in Clowntown", Andrew J McKiernan (Brimstone Press)
  • "Bleed", Peter M. Ball (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • "Her Gallant Needs", Paul Haines (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • "The Company Articles of Edward Teach", Thoraiya Dyer (Twelfth Planet Press)

Best Short Story[edit]

  • "All the Love in the World", Cat Sparks, Sprawl (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • "Bread and Circuses", Felicity Dowker, Scary Kisses (Ticonderoga Publications)
  • "One Saturday Night With Angel", Peter M. Ball, Sprawl (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • "She Said", Kirstyn McDermott, Scenes From the Second Storey (Morrigan Books)
  • "The House of Nameless", Jason Fischer, Writers of the Future XXVI (Galaxy Press)
  • "The February Dragon", Angela Slatter and Lisa L. Hannett, Scary Kisses (Ticonderoga Publications)

Best Collected Work[edit]

  • Baggage, edited by Gillian Polack (Eneit Press)
  • Macabre: A Journey through Australia’s Darkest Fears, edited by Angela Challis and Marty Young (Brimstone Press)
  • Scenes from the Second Storey, edited by Amanda Pillar and Pete Kempshall (Morrigan Books)
  • Sprawl, edited by Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • Worlds Next Door, edited by Tehani Wessely (FableCroft Publishing)

Best Artwork[edit]

  • Cover art, The Angaelien Apocalypse/The Company Articles of Edward Teach (Twelfth Planet Press), Dion Hamill
  • Cover art, Australis Imaginarium (FableCroft Publishing), Shaun Tan
  • Cover art, Dead Sea Fruit (Ticonderoga Publications), Olga Read
  • Cover art, Savage Menace and Other Poems of Horror (P'rea Press), Andrew J McKiernan
  • "The Lost Thing" short film (Passion Pictures), Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan

Best Fan Writer[edit]

  • Robert Hood, for Undead Backbrain
  • Chuck McKenzie, for work in Horrorscope
  • Alexandra Pierce, for body of work including reviews at Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus
  • Tehani Wessely, for body of work including reviews at Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus

Best Fan Artist[edit]

  • Rachel Holkner, for Continuum 6 props
  • Dick Jenssen, for cover art of Interstellar Ramjet Scoop
  • Amanda Rainey, for Swancon 36 logo

Best Fan Publication in Any Medium[edit]

  • Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus, edited by Alisa Krasnostein et al.
  • Bad Film Diaries podcast, Grant Watson
  • Galactic Suburbia podcast, Alisa Krasnostein, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Alex Pierce
  • Terra Incognita podcast, Keith Stevenson
  • The Coode Street podcast, Gary K. Wolfe and Jonathan Strahan
  • The Writer and the Critic podcast, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond

Best Achievement[edit]

  • Lisa L. Hannett, cover design for The Girl With No Hands and Other Tales (Ticonderoga Publications)
  • Helen Merrick and Andrew Milner, Academic Stream for Aussiecon 4
  • Amanda Rainey, cover design for Scary Kisses (Ticonderoga Publications)
  • Kyla Ward, Horror Stream and The Nightmare Ball for Aussiecon 4
  • Grant Watson and Sue Ann Barber, Media Stream for Aussiecon 4
  • Alisa Krasnostein, Kathryn Linge, Rachel Holkner, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Tehani Wessely, Snapshot 2010

Best New Talent[edit]

  • Thoraiya Dyer
  • Lisa L. Hannett
  • Patty Jansen
  • Kathleen Jennings
  • Pete Kempshall

William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review[edit]

  • Leigh Blackmore, for "Marvels and Horrors: Terry Dowling's Clowns at Midnight" in 21st Century Gothic (Scarecrow Press)
  • Damien Broderick, for editing Skiffy and Mimesis: More Best of Australian Science Fiction Review (Wildside Press)
  • Ross Murray, for "The Australian Dream Becomes Nightmare - Visions of Suburbia in Australian Science Fiction" in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine 44.
  • Tansy Rayner Roberts, for "A Modern Woman’s Guide to Classic Who"

2012, Continuum 8: Craftonomicon, Melbourne[edit]

Best Novel[edit]

  • Debris (The Veiled Worlds 1), Jo Anderton (Angry Robot)
  • Burn Bright, Marianne de Pierres (Random House Australia)
  • The Shattered City (Creature Court 2), Tansy Rayner Roberts (HarperCollins)
  • Mistification, Kaaron Warren (Angry Robot)
  • The Courier’s New Bicycle, Kim Westwood (HarperCollins)

Best Novella or Novelette[edit]

  • "And the Dead Shall Outnumber the Living", Deborah Biancotti (Ishtar)
  • "Above", Stephanie Campisi (Above/Below)
  • "The Past is a Bridge Best Left Burnt", Paul Haines (The Last Days of Kali Yuga)
  • "Below", Ben Peek (Above/Below)
  • "Julia Agrippina’s Secret Family Bestiary", Tansy Rayner Roberts (Love and Romanpunk)
  • "The Sleeping and the Dead", Cat Sparks (Ishtar)

Best Short Story[edit]

  • "Bad Power", Deborah Biancotti (Bad Power)
  • "Breaking the Ice", Thoraiya Dyer (Cosmos 37)
  • "The Last Gig of Jimmy Rucker", Martin Livings & Talie Helene (More Scary Kisses)
  • "The Patrician", Tansy Rayner Roberts (Love and Romanpunk)
  • "Alchemy", Lucy Sussex (Thief of Lives)
  • "All You Can Do Is Breathe", Kaaron Warren (Blood and Other Cravings)

Best Collected Work[edit]

  • Bad Power, Deborah Biancotti (Twelfth Planet)
  • The Last Days of Kali Yuga, Paul Haines (Brimstone)
  • Nightsiders, Sue Isle (Twelfth Planet)
  • Ishtar, Amanda Pillar & K.V. Taylor, eds. (Gilgamesh)
  • Love and Romanpunk, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Twelfth Planet)

Best Artwork[edit]

  • "Finishing School", Kathleen Jennings, in Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories (Candlewick)
  • Cover art for The Freedom Maze (Small Beer), Kathleen Jennings

Best Fan Writer[edit]

  • Bruce Gillespie, for body of work including "The Golden Age of Fanzines is Now", and SF Commentary 81 & 82
  • Robin Pen, for "The Ballad of the Unrequited Ditmar"
  • Alexandra Pierce, for body of work including reviews at Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus, Not If You Were The Last Short Story On Earth, and Randomly Yours, Alex
  • Tansy Rayner Roberts, for body of work including reviews at Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus, and Not If You Were The Last Short Story On Earth
  • Sean Wright, for body of work including "Authors and Social Media" series in Adventures of a Bookonaut

Best Fan Artist[edit]

  • Rebecca Ing, for work in Scape
  • Kathleen Jennings, for work in Errantry, including "The Dalek Game"
  • Dick Jenssen, for body of work including work in IRS, Steam Engine Time, SF Commentary, and Scratchpad
  • Lisa Rye, for "Steampunk Portal" series
  • Rhianna Williams, for work in Nullas Anxietas Convention Programme Book

Best Fan Publication in Any Medium[edit]

  • SF Commentary, Bruce Gillespie, ed.
  • Galactic Chat podcast, Alisa Krasnostein, Tansy Rayner Roberts & Sean Wright
  • Galactic Suburbia podcast, Alisa Krasnostein, Tansy Rayer Roberts, & Alex Pierce
  • The Writer and the Critic podcast, Kirstyn McDermott & Ian Mond
  • The Coode Street Podcast, Gary K. Wolfe & Jonathan Strahan

Best New Talent[edit]

  • Joanne Anderton
  • Alan Baxter
  • Steve Cameron

William Atheling Jr. Award for Criticism or Review[edit]

  • Russell Blackford, for "Currently reading: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke", in Metamagician and the Hellfire Club
  • Damien Broderick & Van Ikin, for editing Warriors of the Tao: The Best of Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature
  • Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene, for "2010: The Year in Review", in The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2010
  • David McDonald, Tansy Rayner Roberts & Tehani Wessely, for "Reviewing New Who" series, in A Conversational Life
  • Alexandra Pierce & Tehani Wessely, for reviews of Vorkosigan Saga, in Randomly Yours, Alex

2013, Conflux 9, Canberra[edit]

Best Novel[edit]

  • Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)
  • Bitter Greens, Kate Forsyth (Random House Australia)
  • Suited (The Veiled Worlds 2), Jo Anderton (Angry Robot)
  • Salvage, Jason Nahrung (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • Perfections, Kirstyn McDermott (Xoum)
  • The Corpse-Rat King, Lee Battersby (Angry Robot)

Best Novella or Novelette[edit]

  • "Flight 404", Simon Petrie, in Flight 404/The Hunt for Red Leicester (Peggy Bright Books)
  • "Significant Dust", Margo Lanagan, in Cracklescape (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • "Sky", Kaaron Warren, in Through Splintered Walls (Twelfth Planet Press)

Best Short Story[edit]

  • "Sanaa’s Army", Joanne Anderton, in Bloodstones (Ticonderoga Publications)
  • "The Wisdom of Ants", Thoraiya Dyer, in Clarkesworld 75
  • "The Bone Chime Song", Joanne Anderton, in Light Touch Paper Stand Clear (Peggy Bright Books)
  • "Oracle’s Tower", Faith Mudge, in To Spin a Darker Stair (FableCroft Publishing)

Best Collected Work[edit]

  • Cracklescape by Margo Lanagan, edited by Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • Epilogue, edited by Tehani Wessely (FableCroft Publishing)
  • Through Splintered Walls by Kaaron Warren, edited by Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • Light Touch Paper Stand Clear, edited by Edwina Harvey and Simon Petrie (Peggy Bright Books)
  • Midnight and Moonshine by Lisa L. Hannett and Angela Slatter, edited by Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)
  • The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011, edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene (Ticonderoga Publications)

Best Artwork[edit]

  • Cover art, Nick Stathopoulos, for Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine 56 (ASIM Collective)
  • Cover art, Kathleen Jennings, for Midnight and Moonshine (Ticonderoga Publications)
  • Illustrations, Adam Browne, for Pyrotechnicon (Coeur de Lion Publishing)
  • Cover art and illustrations, Kathleen Jennings, for To Spin a Darker Stair (FableCroft Publishing)
  • Cover art, Les Petersen, for Light Touch Paper Stand Clear (Peggy Bright Books)

Best Fan Writer[edit]

  • Alex Pierce, for body of work including reviews in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus
  • Tansy Rayner Roberts, for body of work including reviews in Not If You Were The Last Short Story On Earth
  • Grant Watson, for body of work including the "Who50" series in The Angriest
  • Sean Wright, for body of work including reviews in Adventures of a Bookonaut

Best Fan Artist[edit]

  • Kathleen Jennings, for body of work including "The Dalek Game" and "The Tamsyn Webb Sketchbook"

Best Fan Publication in Any Medium[edit]

  • The Writer and the Critic, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond
  • Galactic Suburbia, Alisa Krasnostein, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Alex Pierce
  • Antipodean SF, Ion Newcombe
  • The Coode Street Podcast, Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe
  • "Snapshot 2012", Alisa Krasnostein, Kathryn Linge, David McDonald, Helen Merrick, Ian Mond, Jason Nahrung et al.
  • Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus, Alisa Krasnostein, Tehani Wessely, et al.
  • Galactic Chat, Alisa Krasnostein, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Sean Wright

Best New Talent[edit]

  • David McDonald
  • Faith Mudge
  • Steve Cameron
  • Stacey Larner

William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review[edit]

  • Alisa Krasnostein, Kathryn Linge, David McDonald, and Tehani Wessely, for review of Mira Grant’s Newsflesh, in ASIF
  • Tansy Rayner Roberts, for "Historically Authentic Sexism in Fantasy. Let's Unpack That.", in tor.com
  • David McDonald, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Tehani Wessely, for the "New Who in Conversation" series
  • Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene, for "The Year in Review", in The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011
  • Rjurik Davidson, for "An Illusion in the Game for Survival", a review of Reamde by Neal Stephenson, in The Age

2014, Continuum X, Melbourne[edit]

Best Novel[edit]

  • Ink Black Magic, Tansy Rayner Roberts (FableCroft Publishing)
  • Fragments of a Broken Land: Valarl Undead, Robert Hood (Wildside Press)
  • The Beckoning, Paul Collins (Damnation Books)
  • Trucksong, Andrew Macrae (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • The Only Game in the Galaxy (The Maximus Black Files 3), Paul Collins (Ford Street Publishing)

Best Novella or Novelette[edit]

  • "Prickle Moon", Juliet Marillier, in Prickle Moon (Ticonderoga Publications)
  • "The Year of Ancient Ghosts", Kim Wilkins, in The Year of Ancient Ghosts (Ticonderoga Publications)
  • "By Bone-Light", Juliet Marillier, in Prickle Moon (Ticonderoga Publications)
  • "The Home for Broken Dolls", Kirstyn McDermott, in Caution: Contains Small Parts (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • "What Amanda Wants", Kirstyn McDermott, in Caution: Contains Small Parts (Twelfth Planet Press)

Best Short Story[edit]

  • "Mah Song", Joanne Anderton, in The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories (FableCroft Publishing)
  • "Air, Water and the Grove", Kaaron Warren, in The Lowest Heaven (Jurassic London)
  • "Seven Days in Paris", Thoraiya Dyer, in Asymmetry (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • "Scarp", Cat Sparks, in The Bride Price (Ticonderoga Publications)
  • "Not the Worst of Sins", Alan Baxter, in Beneath Ceaseless Skies 133 (Firkin Press)
  • "Cold White Daughter", Tansy Rayner Roberts, in One Small Step (FableCroft Publishing)

Best Collected Work[edit]

  • The Back of the Back of Beyond, Edwina Harvey, edited by Simon Petrie (Peggy Bright Books)
  • Asymmetry , Thoraiya Dyer, edited by Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • Caution: Contains Small Parts, Kirstyn McDermott, edited by Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories, Joanne Anderton, edited by Tehani Wesseley (FableCroft Publishing)
  • The Bride Price, Cat Sparks, edited by Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

Best Artwork[edit]

  • Cover art, Eleanor Clarke, for The Back of the Back of Beyond by Edwina Harvey (Peggy Bright Books)
  • Illustrations, Kathleen Jennings, for Eclipse Online (Nightshade Books)
  • Cover art, Shauna O'Meara, for Next, edited by Simon Petrie and Rob Porteous (CSFG Publishing)
  • Cover art, Cat Sparks, for The Bride Price by Cat Sparks (Ticonderoga Publications)
  • Rules of Summer, Shaun Tan (Hachette Australia)
  • Cover art, Pia Ravenari, for Prickle Moon by Juliet Marillier (Ticonderoga Publications)

Best Fan Writer[edit]

  • Tsana Dolichva, for body of work, including reviews and interviews in Tsana's Reads and Reviews
  • Sean Wright, for body of work, including reviews in Adventures of a Bookonaut
  • Grant Watson, for body of work, including reviews in The Angriest
  • Foz Meadows, for body of work, including reviews in Shattersnipe: Malcontent & Rainbows
  • Alexandra Pierce, for body of work, including reviews in Randomly Yours, Alex
  • Tansy Rayner Roberts, for body of work, including essays and reviews at www.tansyrr.com

Best Fan Artist[edit]

  • Nalini Haynes, for body of work, including "Defender of the Faith", "The Suck Fairy", "Doctor Who vampire" and "The Last Cyberman" in Dark Matter
  • Kathleen Jennings, for body of work, including "Illustration Friday"
  • Dick Jenssen, for body of work, including cover art for Interstellar Ramjet Scoop and SF Commentary

Best Fan Publication in Any Medium[edit]

  • Dark Matter Zine, Nalini Haynes
  • SF Commentary, Bruce Gillespie
  • The Writer and the Critic, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond
  • Galactic Chat Podcast, Sean Wright, Alex Pierce, Helen Stubbs, David McDonald, and Mark Webb
  • The Coode Street Podcast, Gary K. Wolfe and Jonathan Strahan
  • Galactic Suburbia, Alisa Krasnostein, Alex Pierce, and Tansy Rayner Roberts

Best New Talent[edit]

  • Michelle Goldsmith
  • Zena Shapter
  • Faith Mudge
  • Jo Spurrier
  • Stacey Larner

William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review[edit]

  • Reviews in Randomly Yours, Alex, Alexandra Pierce
  • "Things Invisible: Human and Ab-Human in Two of Hodgson's Carnacki stories", Leigh Blackmore, in Sargasso: The Journal of William Hope Hodgson Studies #1 edited by Sam Gafford (Ulthar Press)
  • Galactic Suburbia Episode 87: Saga Spoilerific Book Club, Alisa Krasnostein, Alex Pierce, and Tansy Rayner Roberts
  • The Reviewing New Who series, David McDonald, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Tehani Wessely
  • "A Puppet's Parody of Joy: Dolls, Puppets and Mannikins as Diabolical Other", Leigh Blackmore, in Ramsey Campbell: Critical Essays on the Master of Modern Horror edited by Gary William Crawford (Scarecrow Press)
  • "That was then, this is now: how my perceptions have changed", George Ivanoff, in Doctor Who and Race edited by Lindy Orthia (Intellect Books)