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Aurealis Award Nominations, 2006

Below are the 2006 Aurealis Nominations, as released a moment ago by Ben Payne (benpayne).

For those of you curious, I will, again, be doing a review of the short fiction nominations across science fiction, fantasy, horror, and this year, young adult, sections. It'll be published over at ASif, since I think that's a more fitting venue for it, and I'll have more space, so I'll be able to give more time and swords to doing a critical piece of writing, which was my intention last year, but I never quite figured how big it would need to be to do it properly. Still, all up, the first time was all a bit too much fun, really, and you can't just do the fun things once.

Anyhow, for all of you who are curious, or haven't seen it, I give you:



Hydrogen Steel… K. A. Bedford (Edge)
K-Machines… Damien Broderick (Avalon)
Underground… Andrew McGahan (Allen & Unwin)
Geodesica: Descent… Sean Williams with Shane Dix (Harper Collins)

Short Stories

Dark Ages… Lee Battersby (Through Soft Air)
Aftermath… David Conyers (Agog! Ripping Reads)
Down to the Tethys Sea… Stephen Dedman (Science Fiction Chronicle #266)
The Seventh Letter… Sean Williams (Bulletin Summer Reading Edition)



The Silver Road… Grace Dugan (Penguin)
Heart of the Mirage… Glenda Larke (Harper Collins)
Wildwood Dancing… Juliet Marillier (Pan MacMillan)
Voidfarer… Sean McMullen (Tor)
Blaze of Glory… Michael Pryor (Random House)

Honourable Mentions:
White Tiger… Kylie Chan (Harper Collins)
Harsh Cry of the Heron… Lian Hearn (Hachette Livre)

Short Stories

Dark Ages… Lee Battersby (Through Soft Air)
Why the Balloon Man Floats Away… Stephanie Campisi (Fantasy Magazine #4)
A Fine Magic… Margo Lanagan (Eidolon I)
The Revenant… Lucy Sussex (Eidolon I)
See Here, See There… Anna Tambour (Agog! Ripping Reads)

Honourable Mentions:
Ghosts of 1930… Lily Chrywenstrom (Borderlands #6)
The Bridal Bier… Carol Ryles (Eidolon I)



The Pilo Family Circus… Will Elliott (ABC Books)
Prismatic… Edwina Grey (Lothian)
Carnies… Martin Livings (Lothian)
The Mother… Brett McBean (Lothian)

Short Stories

Dead of Winter… Stephen Dedman (Weird Tales #339)
Winkie… Margo Lanagan (Red Spikes)
Hieronymous Boche… Chris Lawson (Eidolon I)
Dead Sea Fruit… Kaaron Warren (Fantasy Magazine #4)
Woman Train… Kaaron Warren (The Outcast)

Honourable Mentions:
Love Affair… Jacinta Butterworth (C0ck)
One Night Stand… Dirk Flinthart (Agog! Ripping Reads)
Under Hell, Over Heaven… Margo Lanagan (Red Spikes)
Mosquito Story…A.M. Muffaz (Fantasy Magazine #4)

Young Adult


Monster Blood Tattoo: Book One. Foundling… D.M. Cornish (Omnibus)
The King’s Fool… Amanda Holohan (ABC Books)
Magic Lessons… Justine Larbalestier (Penguin)
Wildwood Dancing… Juliet Marillier (Pan Macmillan)
The Last Days… Scott Westerfeld (Penguin)

Short Stories

The Dying Light… Deborah Biancotti (Eidolon I)
Leviathan… Simon Brown (Eidolon I)
A Feather in the Breast of God… Margo Lanagan (Red Spikes)
Baby Jane… Margo Lanagan (Red Spikes)
Forever Upward… Margo Lanagan (Red Spikes)
The Arrival… Shaun Tan (Lothian)



To follow

Short Stories

The True Story of Mary Who Wanted to Stand on Her Head… Jane Godwin (Allen & Unwin)
Woolvs in the Sitee… Margaret Wild, Anne Spudvilas (Penguin)
The Magic Violin… Victor Kelleher, Stephen Michael King (Penguin)

Details of the Award ceremony are available at the website:
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