Aurealis Nominees

The 2016 Aurealis Awards shortlist has been announced. The winners will be announced on April 14 in Perth, Australia at Swancon. The Aurealis Awards are given out annual for excellence in Australian speculative fiction.

Best Children’s Fiction

  • Blueberry Pancakes Forever, by Angelica Banks
  • Magrit, by Lee Battersby
  • Somebody Stop Ivy Pocket, by Caleb Crisp
  • The Turners, by Mick Elliott
  • When the Lyrebird Calls, by Kim Kane
  • The Hungry Isle, by Emily Rodda

Best Graphic Novel/Illustrated Work

  • Mechanica, by Lance Balchin
  • BROBOT, by James Foley
  • Negative Space, by Ryan K Lindsay
  • The Spider King, by Josh Vann

Best Young Adult Short Story

  • “A Right Pretty Mate,” by Lisa L Hannett
  • “Dune Time,” by Jack Nicholls
  • “No One Here is Going to Save You,” by Shauna O’Meara
  • “Did We Break the End of the World?,” by Tansy Rayner Roberts
  • “Pretty Jennie Greenteeth,” by Leife Shallcross

Best Horror Short Story

  • “Non Zero Sum,” by RPL Johnson
  • “Flame Trees,” by TR Napper
  • “Penny for a Match, Mister?,” by Garth Nix
  • “The Red Forest,” by Angela Slatter
  • “68 Days,” by Kaaron Warren
  • “Life, or Whatever Passes For It,” by Durand Welsh

Best Horror Novella

  • “Box of Bones,” by Jeremy Bates
  • “Served Cold,” by Alan Baxter
  • “Waking in Winter,” by Deborah Biancotti
  • “Burnt Sugar,” by Kirstyn McDermott
  • “Pan,” by Christopher Ruz

Best Fantasy Short Story

  • “Watercress Soup,” by Tamlyn Dreaver
  • “Where the Pelican Builds Her Nest,” by Thoraiya Dyer
  • “Dune Time,” by Jack Nicholls
  • “Penny for a Match, Mister?,” by Garth Nix
  • “The Lighthouse at Cape Defeat,” by David Versace
  • “The Cartographer’s Price,” by Suzanne Willis

Best Fantasy Novella

  • “Raven’s First Flight,” by Alan Baxter
  • “By the Laws of Crab and Woman,” by Jason Fischer
  • “Forfeit,” by Andrea K. Höst
  • The Bonobo’s Dream, by Rose Mulready
  • “Burnt Sugar,” by Kirstyn McDermott
  • “Finnegan’s Field,” by Angela Slatter

Best Science Fiction Short Story

  • “Trainspotting in Winesburg,” by Jack Dann
  • “The Baby Eaters,” by Ian McHugh
  • “The Autumn Dog Cannot Live to Spring,” by Claire McKenna
  • “Of Sight, of Mind, of Heart,” by Samantha Murray
  • “68 Days,” by Kaaron Warren
  • “The Least of Things,” by Jen White

Best Science Fiction Novella

  • Waking in Winter, Deborah Biancotti
  • “Salto Mortal,” by Nick T Chan
  • “Going Viral,” by Thoraiya Dyer
  • The Bonobo’s Dream, by Rose Mulready
  • “All the Colours of the Tomato,” by Simon Petrie
  • “Did We Break the End of the World?,” by Tansy Rayner Roberts

Best Collection

  • Crow Shine, by Alan Baxter
  • Concentration, by Jack Dann
  • A Feast of Sorrows, by Angela Slatter
  • Winter Children, by Angela Slatter

Best Anthology

  • Dreaming in the Dark, edited by Jack Dann
  • Defying Doomsday, edited by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench
  • Year’s Best YA Speculative fiction 2015, edited by Julia Rios and Alisa Krasnostein
  • Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 10, edited by Jonathan Strahan
  • In Your Face, edited by Tehani Wessely

Best Young Adult Novel

  • Elegy, by Jane Abbott
  • The Bone Queen, by Alison Croggon
  • The Other Side of Summer, by Emily Gale
  • Lady Helen and the Dark Days Pact, by Alison Goodman
  • Gemima: Illuminae Files 2, by Amy Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  • Goldenhand, by Garth Nix

Best Horror Novel

  • Fear is the Rider, by Kenneth Cook
  • My Sister Rosa, by Justine Larbalestier
  • The Grief Hole, by Kaaron Warren

Best Fantasy Novel

  • Nevernight, by Jay Kristoff
  • Fall of the Dagger, by Glenda Larke
  • Den of Wolves, by Juliet Marillier
  • Vigil, by Angela Slatter
  • Road to Winter, by Mark Smith
  • Sisters of the Fire, by Kim Wilkins

Best Science Fiction Novel

  • Watershed, by Jane Abbott
  • Confluence, by SK Dunstall
  • Gemima: Illuminae Files 2, by Amy Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  • Squid’s Grief, by DK Mok
  • Stiletto, by Daniel O’Malley
  • Threader, by Rebekah Turner

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