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Jonathan
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 03:36 pm:   

Hi all. The nominations for the Australian National Science Fiction Achievement 'Ditmar' Awards close February 17, which is today in Australia and tomorrow in the US. You don't need to have read everything to nominate and you can nominate online. You can do it here:

http://www.conjure.org.au/nominate.htm
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Jonathan
Posted on Sunday, February 19, 2006 - 02:59 pm:   

As I haven't seen an announcemnt to the contrary, the awards nominations have closed. The final ballot is due out Monday 27 February.
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Jonathan
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 03:59 pm:   

Well, the final nominations are now out. They are:

BEST NOVEL
• Magic or Madness, Justine Larbalestier, Razorbill (March 17, 2005)
• Drowned Wednesday, Garth Nix, Harpercollins Pub Ltd (May 31, 2005)
• Midnighters 2: Touching Darkness, Scott Westerfeld, Eos (March 1, 2005)
• Peeps, Scott Westerfeld, Razorbill (August 25, 2005)
• Uglies, Scott Westerfeld, Simon Pulse (February 8, 2005)
• Geodesica: Ascent, Sean Williams & Shane Dix, Ace (January 25, 2005)
• No Award

BEST NOVELLA OR NOVELETTE
• Passing of the Minotaurs, Rjurik Davidson, Scifi.com April 2005
• The Red Priest's Homecoming, Dirk Flinhart, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #17
• Countless Screaming Argonauts, Chris Lawson, Realms of Fantasy
• The Memory of Breathing, Lynn Triffitt (Battersby), Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #17
• The Grinding House, Kaaron Warren, The Grinding House, CSFG Publishing
• No Award

BEST SHORT STORY
• Summa Seltzer Missive, Deborah Biancotti, Ticonderoga Online #6
• Leviathan, Simon Brown, Eidolon SF: Online
• Once Giants Roamed the Earth, Rosaleen Love, Daikaju!, Agog Press
• Matricide, Lucy Sussex, SciFiction
• Fresh Young Widow, Kaaron Warren, The Grinding House, CSFG Publishing
• No Award

BEST COLLECTED WORK
• Shadowed Realms, Angela Challis & Shane Jiraiya Cummings, www.shadowedrealms.com.au
• Years Best Australian SF & Fantasy, Bill Congreve & Michelle Marquardt, MirrorDanse
• Daikaiju! Giant Monster Tales, Robert Hood & Robin Penn, Agog! Press
• A Tour Guide in Utopia, Lucy Sussex, MirrorDanse Books
• The Grinding House, Kaaron Warren, ed. Donna Maree Hanson, , CSFG Publishing
• No Award

BEST ARTWORK
• The Blood Debt-cover, Greg Bridges, The Blood Debt, Sean Williams (HarperCollins Australia)
• The Grinding House - cover, Robin Evans, The Grinding House, Kaaron Warren, ed. Donna Maree Hanson, CSFG
• Australian Speculative Fiction: A Genre Overview - cover, Nick Stathopoulos, Australian Speculative Fiction – A Genre Overview; Donna Hanson
• Fell #3, Ben Templesmith, Image Comics, Warren Ellis, Ben Templesmith
• No Award

BEST FAN WRITER
• Shane Jiraiya Cummings, Writer/reviewer, Horror Scope
• Bruce Gillespie, Writer/reviewer, Steam Engine Time and Science Fiction Commentary , *brg*, Earl Kemp’s ezines
• Stephanie Gunn, Writer/reviewer, Horror Scope
• Martin Livings, Skeletor_Hordak, LiveJournal web comic
• Bill Wright, Interstellar Ramjet Scoop, Published by Bill Wright
• No Award

BEST FAN ARTIST
• Dick Jenssen , Artwork in American fan Earl Kemp’s ezines eI20 (June 2005) and eI23 (Dec 2005), Published via efanzines.com
• Dick Jenssen, Ditmar Graphics (cover illustrations), IRS (5 issues, 2005) published by Bill Wright
• Elaine Kemp, ConSensual a Trois interior artwork, ConSensual a Trois, April 2005
• Shane Parker, Conflux Poster Art, Conflux
• No Award

BEST FAN PRODUCTION
• Edwina Harvey, The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet, Website and Newsletter
• Alisa Krasnostein, ASIF!: Australian Specfic In Focus, http://asif.dreamhosters.com/doku.php
• Tony Plank, Inkspillers website, www.inkspillers.com
• Conflux Committee, Conflux 2, Conflux 2 convention
• Continuum Committee, Continuum 3, Continuum 3 convention
• No Award

BEST FANZINE
• Horrorscope, Shane Jiraiya Cummings et. al., ozhorrorscope.blogspot.com
• Ticonderoga Online, Russell B Farr, website
• ASif! Australian Spec Fic in Focus, Alisa Krasnostein, asif.dreamhosters.com
• Interstellar Ramjet Scoop, Bill Wright (ed), Interstellar Ramjet Scoop
• No Award

THE WILLIAM ATHELING JR. AWARD
• Ferocious Minds: Polymathy and the New Enlightenment, Damien Broderick, Wildside Press
• Australian Speculative Fiction: a genre overview, Donna Maree Hanson
• Aus Speculative Fiction
• Divided Kingdom: King Kong vs Godzilla, Robert Hood, King Kong is Back: Benbella Books
• Body Parts, Chris Lawson, Borderlands
• PK Dick: The Exhilaration and the Terror, Rosaleen Love, Borderlands
• The 2005 Snapshot Australian Speculative Fiction writers, editors, publishers, Ben Peek, http://www.tabula-rasa.info/Snapshot/
• No Award

BEST NEW TALENT
• Lyn Battersby/Triffit
• Rjurik Davidson
• Justine Larbalestier
• Karen Miller
• No Award

BEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
• Damien Broderick and Wilson de Silva and Kylie Ahern, COSMOS Magazine, COSMOS magazine
• Robert Dobson, Robert Hoge, Kate Eltham, Heather Gammage, Clarion South 2005, Clarion South Workshop
• Donna Maree Hanson, Australian Speculative Fiction: a genre overview, Australian Spec. Fiction Project
• Michael Rymer, Screenwriting and directing, Battlestar Galactica, Season 2.0, Sci-Fi Channel
• Jonathan Strahan, for co-editing Best Short Novels: 2005 (SFBC), Science Fiction: Best of 2004 (ibooks), and Fantasy: Best of 2004 (ibooks)
• No Award

BEST FAN ACHIEVEMENT
• Donna Maree Hanson, Australian Speculative Fiction: A Genre Overview
• Alisa Krasonstein, ASif! Australian Spec Fic in Focus webzine
• No Award
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AT
Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 - 02:40 pm:   

Rjurik Davidson's Passing of the Minotaurs is a very fine story.
http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/originals/originals_archive/davidson/

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