2019 Aurealis Awards Finalists

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyThe 2019 Aurealis Awards shortlist, recognizing the best in Australian speculative fiction, has been announced.

Best Science Fiction Novel

Best Science Fiction Novella

  • “Ventiforms”, Sean Monaghan (Asimov’s 1-2/19)
  • “‘Scapes Made Diamond”, Shauna O’Meara (Interzone 3-4/19)
  • “You Will Remember Who You Were”, Cat Sparks (Dimension6 #16)
  • Prisoncorp, Marlee Jane Ward (Seizure)

Best Science Fiction Short Story

  • “Sky Tears”, Mike Adamson (Alien Dimensions #17)
  • “Wreck Diving”, Joanne Anderton (Aurealis #123)
  • “Riding the Snails”, Jason Fischer (War of the Worlds: Battleground Australia)
  • “Canute”, R.P.L. Johnson (SNAFU: Last Stand)
  • “What We Named the Needle”, Freya Marske (Analog 7-8/19)
  • “Micro”, Angela Meyer (Kill Your Darlings 5/6/19)

Best Fantasy Novel

Best Fantasy Novella

Best Fantasy Short Story

  • “Loose Stones”, Joanne Anderton (Infinite Threads)
  • “1078 Reasons”, Aidan Doyle (Translunar Travelers Lounge 8/15/19)
  • “Pigshit and Gold”, Aiki Flinthart (Dimension6 #18)
  • “CurioQueens”, Ephiny Gale (Constellary Tales 12/19)
  • “Good Dog, Alice”, Juliet Marillier (Wonderland)
  • “Dragon by Subscription”, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Patreon)

Best Horror Novel

Best Horror Novella

Best Horror Short Story

Best Young Adult Novel

Best Young Adult Short Story

Best Children’s Fiction

Best Collection

Best Anthology

Best Graphic Novel/Illustrated Work

Winners will be announced in an awards ceremony in Melbourne, Australia. For more, see the official website.


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