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Aurealis Shortlists 2009

The blog&Twit-o-sphere has been buzzing with the 2009 Aurealis Awards shortlists all day, and I wanted to add my congratulations to all the shortlisted contenders. Naturally, I’m delighted that New Ceres Nights, which I edited with , Horn, Siren Beat, "Like Us" & "Paper Dragons" (from Shiny) and A Book of Endings are also all shortlisted, and I’m also very pleased to see so many ASIM stories on the lists, as well as Robbie Matthews’ collection, Johnny Phillips Werewolf Detective (as I printed a Johnny story in ASIM myself, back in the day!).

The categories are all extremely competitive, with wonderful work in all of them. So pleased to see so many of my flist up there in the running ( , , , and leap of the screen, but I’m sure there’s more!), so well done everyone!

The full lists are here.

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Sir Julius Vogel Awards

A big congratulations to Grant Stone for making the shortlist of the Sir Julius Vogel Awards with his story in ASIM #37, "Under Waves and Over". Grant was a great author to work with and I’m chuffed his story made the ballot. He’s also up for Best New Talent which is great!

There’s two other ASIM stories on the ballot, and some other excellent New Zealand work to check out – well done to all shortlistees…

ETA: Oops – shortlist available here – http://sffanz.sf.org.nz/sjv/sjvNominations-2009.shtml


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Congratulations Mr Fischer!

I am so excited that Jason Fischer’s story, "Rick Gets a Job", published in ASIM #37, has made the Australian Shadows shortlist. Well done Jase! Congratulations also to the other shortlisted works, naturally. 🙂




Lee Battersby

"The Claws of Native Ghosts"

The Beast Within (Graveside Tales)

Sara Douglass

"This Way To The Exit"

Dreaming Again (HarperVoyager)

Jason Fischer

"Rick Gets A Job"

Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #37

Christopher Green


Dreaming Again (HarperVoyager)

Paul Haines

Her Collection of Intimacy

Black: Australian Dark Culture #2


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Some more nice words on ASIM 37

ecbatan  (Rich Horton) has favourably mentioned ASIM 37 and 36 (which I had a great deal to do with) in his round up of Andromeda Spaceways in 2008. Some pertinent extracts:

"Night Heron’s Curse", by Thoraiya Dyer, from #37, is a strong story set in Australian Aboriginal culture, about two sisters, one of whom loves the man the other is supposed to marry, and the result of their resistance to this. Ann Leckie’s "The Nalendar" (#36) is one of several stories she has published recently taking a look at the perils of dealing with gods.

Of the short stories, I quite enjoyed Dirk Flinthart’s "This is Not My Story" (#37), about a boy’s friendship with a neighbor girl, and the wild stories they made up, and the games they played set in the worlds of those stories — and the possibility that those stories were, somehow, true. Also, from #36, Rachel Swirsky’s "The Amazing Story of Dominic Lazar", a very funny sendup of a whole variety of pulp conventions; and Cat Sparks’s "Piper", a wrenching look at the effect on a couple of a technology for creating artificial memories.

Nice to see Night Heron’s Curse and This is Not My Story mentioned again – fingers crossed for the Aurealis Awards!

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ASIM 37 out now!

Official Press Release – please feel free to disperse widely 🙂

…all [stories in ASIM #37], no matter how strange or unusual, should resonate deeply in the mind of the reader. These narratives will pluck that string in your heart that has felt that there is something missing, something that you once had that should not be gone. John Ottinger III  [http://thefix-online.com/reviews/asim-37]

 Can you afford to miss this bumper fiction issue of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine? With 120 pages (free bonus of 24 extra pages!) stuffed full of fiction, ASIM 37 is receiving rave reviews from readers and reviewers alike.

  Packed with work from some of the best authors currently writing speculative fiction around the globe, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #37 has everything you could want in your spec fic – horror, fantasy, sci-fi, romance, humour, history and more – bundled together in a gorgeously packaged magazine. Artwork by the illustrious Dan Skinner accentuates stories that are intriguing, insightful, elegant and exciting in themselves. There’s more

 If you’ve never tried it before, there’s never been a better time to start.

 Available in selected Australian bookstores and online in print and PDF – see our website for details of how to purchase:


 Andromeda Spaceways Issue #37

Edited by… Tehani Wessely

This Is Not My Story . . . . . Dirk Flinthart
Dominion . . . . . . Christine Lucas
Drowning in the Air . . . . Penny-Anne Beaudoin
Love the Tattoo . . . . . . Leith Daniel
Amygdala My Love . . . . . Lee Battersby
Under Waves and Over . . . . . Grant Stone
Map . . . . . . . Adam Bales
The Unicorn in the Tower . . . . Eilis O’Neal
Rick Gets a Job . . . . . Jason Fischer
The Better To… . . . . . . Eugie Foster
Terraformer . . . . . . David Conyers
Night Heron’s Curse . . . . . Thoraiya Dyer
Failed Experiments from the Frontier: The Pumpkin . . . Paul Haines

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