Thursday, December 18, 2008

Aurealis Awards 2008: Science fiction short stories

Yet another list of "best of" 2008 fiction - in this case, restricted to fiction out of Australia. To be awarded on 24 January 2009.
Update 24 January 2009: Winner is announced ("The Empire"). [via Science Fiction Awards Watch].

Among the many short fiction categories, there is only one about science fiction, with following nominations:

  1. Trent Jamieson's "Delivery" (B); download; Cosmos, #21 (June/July 2008); space opera: A generation ship with a human midwife & an AI have raised a prodigal first generation on colonized world.

    Includes lot of jargon. And not always logical. Not too bad either.
  2. [winner] Simon Brown's "The Empire"; Dreaming Again, HarperVoyager: Not read.
  3. Nathan Burrage's "Black and Bitter, Thanks"; The Workers’ Paradise, Ticonderoga Publications: Not read.
  4. Margo Lanagan's "The Fifth Star in the Southern Cross"; Dreaming Again, HarperVoyager: Not read.
  5. Tansy Rayner Roberts' "Fleshy"; 2012, Twelfth Planet Press: Not read.
[via SF Signal & SF Scope]

More "best of 2008" lists.

  1. Next year's Aurealis Awards.
  2. My best of the year 2008 selections (some online).
  3. Jonathan Strahan (Ed)'s "Best SF and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 3": Stories first published during 2008.
  4. Rich Horton (Ed)'s "Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2009 Edition": Stories first published during 2008, both online & offline publishers included.
  5. Rich Horton (Ed)'s "Unplugged: The Best of Online Fiction": Stories first published online during 2008. By both by free fiction publishers & paid ones.
  6. "Best new stories of 2008" thread at Asimov's Forum.
  7. "Best of" lists.