2017 Aurealis Awards Winners

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyThe 2017 Aurealis Awards winners, recognizing the best in Australian speculative fiction, have been announced.

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVELLA

BEST SCIENCE FICTION SHORT STORY

  • WINNER: “Conversations with an Armoury”, Garth Nix (Infinity Wars)

BEST FANTASY NOVEL

  • WINNER: Godsgrave, Jay Kristoff (HarperCollins)

BEST FANTASY NOVELLA

  • The Book Club, Alan Baxter (PS)
  • “Remnants”, Nathan Burrage (Dimension6 #11)
  • “The Cunning Woman’s Daughter”, Kate Forsyth & Kim Wilkins (The Silver Well)
  • “Braid”, Kirstyn McDermott (Review of Australian Fiction #161)
  • Humanity for Beginners, Faith Mudge (Less Than Three)

BEST FANTASY SHORT STORY

  • “Hamelin’s Graves”, Freya Marske (Andromeda Spaceways #69)
  • “The Little Mermaid, in Passing”, Angela Slatter (Review of Australian Fiction #147)
  • “Duplicity”, J. Ashley Smith (Dimension6 #11)
  • “The Rainmaker Goddess, Hallowed Shaz”, Marlee Jane Ward (Feminartsy 4/6/17)
  • “Oona Underground”, Lili Wilkinson (Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology)

BEST HORROR NOVEL

  • WINNER: Soon, Lois Murphy (Transit Lounge)

BEST HORROR NOVELLA

BEST HORROR SHORT STORY

  • WINNER: “Old Growth”, J. Ashley Smith (SQ Mag 5/17)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

BEST YOUNG ADULT SHORT STORY

BEST CHILDREN’S FICTION

  • WINNER: Nevermoor, Jessica Townsend (Hachette Australia)

BEST COLLECTION

BEST ANTHOLOGY

  • WINNER: Infinity Wars, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Rebellion/Solaris)

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL/ILLUSTRATED WORK

CONVENORS’ AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

Winners were announced in an awards ceremony during Swancon 43, March 29 – April 2, 2018 in Perth, Australia. For more, see the official website.


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