Friday, September 3, 2010

The Ditmar Awards

Last night in Melbourne at the Ditmar Awards ceremony, it was announced that Helen Merrick has won the William Atheling Jr. Award for The Secret Feminist Cabal. Congratulations, Helen! That's fabulous news!

Here are all the awards announced last night:

* Best Novel: Slights, Kaaron Warren (Angry Robot Books)
* Best Novella or Novelette: “Wives” Paul Haines (X6/Couer de Lion)
* Best Short Story: “Seventeen” Cat Sparks (Masques, CSFG)
* Best Collected Work: Slice Of Life, Paul Haines, edited by Geoffrey Maloney (The Mayne Press)
* Best Artwork: Cover art, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #42, Lewis Morley
* Best Fan Writer: Robert Hood for Undead Backbrain (
* Best Fan Artist: Dick Jenssen for body of work
* Best Fan Publication in Any Medium: Steam Engine Time, edited by Bruce Gillespie and Janine Stinson
* Best Achievement: Gillian Polack et al for the Southern Gothic banquet at Conflux
* Best New Talent: Peter M. Ball

* A. Bertram Chandler Award: Damien Broderick
* Norma K. Hemming: Maria Quinn, The Gene Thieves (HarperCollins)
* Peter McNamara Award: Janine Webb
* William Atheling Jr Award: Helen Merrick, The Secret Feminist Cabal: a cultural history of science fiction feminisms (Aqueduct Press)
* Best Fannish Cat: Peri Peri Canavan

1 comment:

Nancy Jane Moore said...

Excellent. A well-deserved award for a fine book.