2019 Ditmar Awards Winners

Winners of the 2019 Ditmar Awards for Australian SF have been announced:

Best Novel

Best Novella or Novelette

Best Short Story

  • WINNER: “The Heart of Owl Abbas”, Kathleen Jennings (Tor.com 4/11/18)

Best Collected Work

Best Artwork

Best Fan Publication in Any Medium

  • WINNER: Earl Grey Editing, Elizabeth Fitzgerald
  • Pratchat, Elizabeth Flux & Ben McKenzie
  • SF Commentary, Bruce Gillespie
  • Galactic Suburbia, Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce & Tansy Rayner Roberts

Best Fan Writer

  • WINNER: Liz Barr
  • Bruce Gillespie

Best New Talent

  • WINNER: Sam Hawke
  • Elizabeth Fitzgerald
  • Bren MacDibble (AKA Cally Black)
  • Leife Shallcross

William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review

  • WINNER: “The 21st Century Catastrophe: Hyper-capitalism and Severe Climate Change in Science Fiction”, Cat Sparks

There were insufficient nominations for the Fan Artist category. Winners were announced at the 2019 Australian National SF Convention (Continuum 15) held June 7-10, 2019 at the Jasper Hotel in Melbourne, Australia.


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