Tag Archive: Aurealis Awards

Feb 19

Week 7: The Gaping Hole in an otherwise fine list of nominees, Empowerment and Marilyn’s Teeth

Books Read Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders Currently Reading Afrosf: Science Fiction by African Writers edited by Ivor W. Hartmann (1) The Aurealis Award nominees were announced this week – a full list of the nominees can be found here.  A …

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Feb 21

A lack of Awareness – The Aurealis Awards

The Aurealis Awards nominees were announced a week or so back. As I did last year I looked through the list feeling mildly embarrassed.  Looking specifically at the novel categories, I’ve read two books – Lexicon (nominated twice) and Trucksong.  The rest – well for the most part I had no idea they existed.  This …

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Mar 21

Some Brief Thoughts on the Aurealis Awards Nominations

Last night or early this morning (all I know is it was in my inbox this morning) the Aurealis Awards nominees were announced. Some brief thoughts: (1) I see 6 science fiction novels, 4 of which are written by women. Wasn’t it proven on the internet with maths that women don’t write science fiction? (2) …

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Apr 12

Mea Culpa

On April Fool’s day I wrote this post asking someone out there to go “Chris Priest” on the Aurealis awards. In the post I made the statement that no-one had bothered to comment on the awards ballot, apart from the odd congratulatory pat on the back. Well, I was wrong. A recent episode of the …

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Apr 01

Going Chris Priest on the Aurealis Awards

Unless you’ve been away from the Internet for the last week, you’ll know that Christopher Priest went ballistic on this years Clarke Awards short list. What you might have missed is that a week or so before the Clarke Awards list was released the short list for Australia’s premier genre award (also judged by a …

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