2018 Aurealis Awards Finalists

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyThe 2018 Aurealis Awards shortlist, recognizing the best in Australian speculative fiction, has been announced.

Best Science Fiction Novel

Best Science Fiction Novella

  • “I Almost Went To The Library Last Night”, Joanne Anderton (Aurum)
  • The Starling Requiem, Jodi Cleghorn (eMergent)
  • Icefall, Stephanie Gunn (Twelfth Planet)
  • “Pinion”, Stephanie Gunn (Aurum)
  • “Singles’ Day”, Samantha Murray (Interzone 9-10/18)
  • Static Ruin, Corey J. White (Tor.com Publishing)

Best Science Fiction Short Story

  • “The Sixes, The Wisdom and the Wasp”, EJ Delaney (Escape Pod 1/25/18)
  • “The Fallen”, Pamela Jeffs (Red Hour)
  • “On the Consequences of Clinically-Inhibited Maturation in the Common Sydney Octopus”, Simon Petrie & Edwina Harvey (A Hand of Knaves)
  • “A Fair Wind off Baracoa”, Robert Porteous (A Hand of Knaves)
  • “The Astronaut”, Jen White (Aurealis #108)

Best Fantasy Novel

Best Fantasy Novella

Best Fantasy Short Story

  • “Crying Demon”, Alan Baxter (Suspended in Dusk II)
  • “Army Men”, Juliet Marillier (Of Gods and Globes)
  • “The Further Shore”, J. Ashley Smith (Bourbon Penn #15)
  • “Child of the Emptyness”, Amanda J Spedding (Grimdark #17)
  • “A Moment’s Peace”, Dave Versace (A Hand of Knaves)
  • “Heartwood, Sapwood, Spring”, Suzanne J. Willis (Sword and Sonnet)

Best Horror Novel

Best Horror Novella

Best Horror Short Story

  • “The Offering”, Michael Gardner (Aurealis #112)
  • “Slither”, Jason Nahrung (Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 2)
  • “By Kindle Light”, Jessica Nelson-Tyers (Antipodean SF #235)
  • “Hit and Rot”, Jessica Nelson-Tyers (Breach #08)
  • “Sub-Urban”, Alfie Simpson (Breach #07)
  • “The Further Shore”, J. Ashley Smith (Bourbon Penn #15)

Best Young Adult Novel

Best Young Adult Short Story

Best Children’s Fiction

Best Collection

Best Anthology

Best Graphic Novel/Illustrated Work

The Sara Douglass Book Series Award shortlist will be announced at a later date due to the volume of entries under consideration. Winners will be announced in an awards ceremony on May 4, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. For more, see the official website.

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