2011 Ditmar Awards Ballot

The 2011 Ditmar Awards ballot, for Australian SF, has been announced:

Best Novel

  • Death Most Definite, Trent Jamieson (Hachette)
  • Madigan Mine, Kirstyn McDermott (Pan Macmillan)
  • Power and Majesty, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Voyager)
  • Stormlord Rising, Glenda Larke (Voyager)
  • Walking the Tree, Kaaron Warren (Angry Robot)

Best Novella or Novelette

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

Best Short Story

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

Best Collected Work

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

Best Artwork

  • Cover art, The Angaelien Apocalypse/ The Company Articles of Edward Teach (Twelfth Planet) Dion Hamill
  • Cover art, Australis Imaginarium (FabelCroft) Shaun Tan
  • Cover art, Dead Sea Fruit (Ticonderoga) Olga Read
  • Cover art, The Girl With No Hands (Ticonderoga) Lisa L. Hannett
  • “The Lost Thing” short film (Passion Pictures) Andrew Ruhemann & Shaun Tan

Best Fan Writer

  • 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

  • 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

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

Best Achievement

  • Helen Merrick & Andrew Milner, Academic Stream for Aussiecon 4
  • Amanda Rainey, cover design for Scary Kisses
  • Kyla Ward, Horror Stream and The Nightmare Ball for Aussiecon 4
  • Grant Watson, Media Stream for Aussiecon 4
  • Alisa Krasnostein, Kathryn Linge, Rachel Holkner, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts, & Tehani Wessely, Snapshot 2010

Best New Talent

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

William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review

  • Leigh Blackmore, for Marvels and Horrors: Terry Dowling’s Clowns at Midnight
  • Damien Broderick, for editing Skiffy and Mimesis: More Best of Australian Science Fiction Review
  • Ross Murray, for The Australian Dream Becomes Nightmare
  • Tansy Rayner Roberts, for A Modern Woman’s Guide to Classic Who

Voting for the Ditmar Awards is conducted in accordance with the rules, and is open to members and supporting members of Swancon Thirty Six and to members of Dudcon III who were eligible to vote in the 2010 Awards. Voting will remain open until one minute before midnight, Perth time, on Friday, 22nd of
April, 2011 (ie. 11:59 p.m., GMT+8). For more, see the Ditmar Awards Website.