Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Ditmar winners

A little bit slow on the uptake because I was busy with things on the other side of the world at the time, but this past weekend the Ditmar Awards were announced at Continuum 8: Craftonomicon, this year’s Australian NatCon.


The Ditmars are the Australian popular awards, voted on by members of that year’s (or the previous year’s) national convention, which moves around each year. The Chronos Awards were also included in the same ceremony (as they’re always given out at Continuum) and they’re state-level awards for Victorians.


Results reproduced below via SF Awards Watch.



The A Bertram Chandler Award: Richard Harland


The Norma K Hemming Award: AA Bell, for Hindsight, and Sara Douglass, for The Devil’s Diadem


The Peter McNamara Award: Bill Congreve


The Chronos Awards:


Best Long Fiction:
The Last Days of Kali Yuga, Paul Haines (Brimstone Press)


Best Short Fiction:
The Past is a Bridge Best Left Burnt, Paul Haines (in The Last Days of Kali Yuga)


Best Fan Writer:
Jason Nahrung


Best Fan Artist:
Rachel Holkner


Best Fan Written Work:
Tiptree, and a collection of her short stories, Alexandra Pierce (in Randomly Yours, Alex)


Best Fan Artwork:
Blue Locks, Rebecca Ing (Scape 2)


Best Fan Publication:
The Writer and the Critic, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond


Best Achievement:
Conquilt, Rachel Holkner and Jeanette Holkner (Continuum 7)


The Infinity Award, for overwhelming contribution to Australian SF: Merv Binns


The Ditmar Awards:


Best Novel
The Courier’s New Bicycle, Kim Westwood (HarperCollins)


Best Novella or Novelette
“The Past is a Bridge Best Left Burnt”, Paul Haines, in The Last Days of Kali Yuga(Brimstone Press)


Best Short Story
“The Patrician”, Tansy Rayner Roberts, in Love and Romanpunk (Twelfth Planet Press)


Best Collected Work
The Last Days of Kali Yuga by Paul Haines, edited by Angela Challis (Brimstone Press)


Best Artwork
“Finishing School”, Kathleen Jennings, in Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories (Candlewick Press)


Best Fan Writer
Robin Pen, for “The Ballad of the Unrequited Ditmar”


Best Fan Artist
Kathleen Jennings, for work in Errantry (tanaudel.wordpress.com) including “The Dalek Game”


Best Fan Publication in Any Medium
The Writer and the Critic, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond


Best New Talent
Joanne Anderton


William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review
Alexandra Pierce and Tehani Wessely, for reviews of Vorkosigan Saga, in Randomly Yours, Alex



Yay! Congrats to all the winners. I really need to get around to reading The Courier’s New Bicycle and AA Bell’s books.

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