And there’s plenty to smile about! Congratulations to all those shortlisted. Full details over here, but I want to say a special YAY to:

Best Novel

Hal Spacejock: No Free Lunch, Simon Haynes
Tender Morsels, Margo Lanagan
Earth Ascendant, Sean Wiliams

Best Novella

Night Heron’s Curse, Thoraiya Dyer (from ASIM #37 – YAY!)
Angel Rising, Dirk Flinthart (go the [info]flinthart !)

Best Short Story

This Is Not My Story, Dirk Flinthart (ASIM #37!)
I love every story in this category, and almost all the nominees are friends. Who in the heck do you vote for with choices like that!?!)

Best Collected Work

Canterbury 2100, edited Dirk Flinthart
2012, edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Ben Payne
The Starry Rift, edited Jonathon Strahan
It’s all about the YAY in this category!

Best Artwork

Creeping In Reptile Flesh cover, Cat Sparks
Cover of 2012, Cat Sparks
Go Cat!

Best Fan Artist

Tansy Rayner Roberts for Daleks are a girl’s best friend
Cat Sparks for Scary Food Cookbook
Nice work ladies!

Best Fan Publication

Scary Food Cookbook, edited by Cat Sparks
Asif! (Australian Speculative Fiction In Focus)

Best New Talent

Peter M. Ball (this is wonderful! I’m currently working on layout for Peter’s Twelfth Planet Press novella, Horn. It is an excellent story…)
Jason Fischer (woot Jason!)

You really need to see the whole ballot, as I’m being completely and utterly biased in my joy here, and there’s plenty of other excellent achievements on the ballot. I think I’m allowed my little moment of squee though, right? 🙂



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  1. Anonymous

    Thanks for the kind thoughts and all… and that’s the problem with awards, innit? Sure, somebody wins – but that means someone else doesn’t!
    Shortlisting is nicer.

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