Norma K. Hemming Nominations

The 2016 Norma K. Hemming Award finalists have been announced by the Australian Science Fiction Foundation. The award is given annual for thought-provoking approaches to race, gender, sexuality, class, and disability in Australian speculative fiction. The winners will be announced at Contact 2016 in Brisbane, Australia the weekend of March 25-28.

  • The Hush, by Skye Melki-Wegner
  • The Fire Sermon, by Francesca Haig
  • Theophilus Grey and the Demon Thief, by Catherine Jinks
  • The Orchid Nursery, by Louise Katz
  • “The Pyramids of London,” by Andrea K Höst
  • “Formaldehyde,” by Jane Rawson
  • Welcome to Orphancorp, by Marlee Jane Ward

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  • Other Australian Awards

    In addition to the Ditmar Awards, the Australian national award, several other Australian awards were presented during the Ditmar ceremony at Swancon 36. They include:

    • A. Bertram Chandler Award: Paul Collins
    • Norma K. Hemming: Diamond Eyes, by Anita A. Bell
    • Peter McNamara Award: Lucy Sussex
    • William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review: Tansy Rayner Roberts for A Modern Woman’s Guide to Classic Who

    The A. Bertram Chandler Award is presented for outstanding achievement in Australian science fiction.
    The Norma K. Hemming Award is presented for excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, class and sexuality. This is the first time this award has been presented.
    The Peter McNamara Award is presented to a professional in the field of Australian science fiction.
    The William Atheling Jr. Award is presented for criticism and reviews.

    Other Australian Awards

    In addition to the Ditmar Awards, the Australian national award, several other Australian awards were presented during the Ditmar ceremony at Aussiecon 4 on September 4. They include:

    • A. Bertram Chandler Award: Damien Broderick
    • Norma K. Hemming: The Gene Thieves, by Maria Quinn
    • Peter McNamara Award: Janine Webb
    • William Atheling Jr Award: The Secret Feminist Cabal: A Cultural History of Science Fiction Feminisms, by Helen Merrick

    The A. Bertram Chandler Award is presented for outstanding achievement in Australian science fiction.
    The Norma K. Hemming Award is presented for excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, class and sexuality. This is the first time this award has been presented.
    The Peter McNamara Award is presented to a professional in the field of Australian science fiction.
    The William Atheling Jr. Award is presented for criticism and reviews.