2021 Ditmar Preliminary Ballot

The preliminary ballot for the 2021 Ditmar Awards for Australian SF has been announced.

Best Novel

Best Novella or Novelette

Best Short Story

Best Collected Work

Best Artwork

  • Keely Van Order for the cover of Drive, She Said by Tracie McBride (IFWG Publishing Australia)
  • Rovina Cai for illustrations in The Giant and the Sea (Lothian)
  • Kathleen Jennings for illustrations in Mother Thorn and other tales of courage and kindness (Serenity)

Best Fan Publication in Any Medium

  • Pratchat, Elizabeth Flux & Ben McKenzie (Splendid Chaps)
  • Ethel the Aardvark, LynC (Melbourne Science Fiction Club)
  • The AntipodeanSF Radio Show, Ion Newcombe
  • The Coode Street Podcast, Jonathan Strahan & Gary K. Wolfe

Best Fan Writer

  • Bruce Gillespie for writing in SF Commentary
  • LynC for writing in Ethel the Aardvark

Best Fan Artist

  • Lyss Wickramasinghe for fanart on Tumblr including Elsie, Hold On, The Gem and the Other, and Vesuvia Pride

Best New Talent

  • Nikky Lee

William Atheling, Jr. Award for Criticism or Review

  • Terry Frost for reviews in Terry Talks Movies
  • Kathleen Jennings for “Contracts and Calcifer, or ‘In Which A Contract Is Concluded Before Witnesses’: the transactional structure of Howl’s Moving Castle”, The Proceedings of the Diana Wynne Jones Conference, Bristol 2019 [paper published 2020]
  • Grant Watson for reviews in FictionMachine

Some categories have more than five nominees due to ties, and some have fewer due to insufficient nominations. Winners will be announced at the 2020 Ditmar Awards ceremony, hosted during Conflux from September 30 to October 3, 2022 in Canberra, Australia.

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyWhile you are here, please take a moment to support Locus with a one-time or recurring donation. We rely on reader donations to keep the magazine and site going, and would like to keep the site paywall free, but WE NEED YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT to continue quality coverage of the science fiction and fantasy field.

©Locus Magazine. Copyrighted material may not be republished without permission of LSFF.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *