The shortlist for the 2018 Norma K. Hemming Award has been announced.
Short Fiction (stories up to 17,500 words)
- “Induction”, Thoraiya Dyer (Bridging Infinity)
- “The Rock in the Water”, Thoraiya Dyer (Fantasy 12/16)
- “Braid”, Kirstyn McDermott (Review of Australian Fiction Volume 24, Issue 1)
- “Coral Bones”, Foz Meadows (Monstrous Little Voices)
- “Tea Party”, Lauren E Mitchell (Defying Doomsday)
- “Memories of Fish”, Shauna O’Meara (Interzone 5/17)
- “Two Somebodies Go Hunting”, Rivqa Rafael (Defying Doomsday)
- “Did We Break the End of the World”, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Defying Doomsday)
- The Barrier, Shankari Chandran (Pan Macmillan Australia)
- Terra Nullius, Claire G. Coleman (Hachette)
- Defying Doomsday, Tsana Dolichva & Holly Kench, eds. (Twelfth Planet)
- Crossroads of Canopy, Thoraiya Dyer (Tor)
- An Uncertain Grace, Krissy Kneen (Text)
- Portable Curiosities, Julie Koh (University of Queensland)
- How to Bee, Bren MacDibble (Allen & Unwin)
- An Accident of Stars, Foz Meadows (Angry Robot)
- The Grief Hole, Kaaron Warren (IFWG Australia)
The Hemming Award is presented by the Australian Science Fiction Foundation (ASFF) to “recognise excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in a published speculative fiction work.”
The winner will be announced June 8, 2018 at Continuum 14, the Australian National SF Convention, in Melbourne Australia.
For more information see the Hemming award website.
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