The Ditmar Award nomination period has opened, and Angry Robot Books are offering their three Australian novels for half-price in the electronic form. This is a great way to catch up on Jo Anderton’s Debris, Trent Jamieson’s Roil and my Mistification, if you are thinking about casting a vote in the novel section.
I read Debris in MS form and provided a blurb, so you know I love it. I’ll be buying Roil, because I love Trent’s work. Jo is eligible for Best New Talent. Having read a number of her stories when I acted as her mentor, I think she’s a remarkable writer with a huge future.
My other eligible work:
“The Five Loves of Ishtar”, from Gilgamesh Press’ Ishtar . This book also contains the brilliant novellas “And the Dead Shall Outnumber the Living” (nominated for an Aurealis Award) by Deborah Biancotti and ‘The Sleeping and the Dead’ by Cat Sparks.
The book itself is eligible for the collected works Ditmar, and is nominated for the Aurealis Award.
“All You Can Do is Breathe” from Ellen Datlow’s “Blood and Other Cravings”. This story is nominated for a Bram Stoker award (she says casually) and will be reprinted in Prime’s Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror.
“The List of Definite Endings” from Ellen Datlow’s “Teeth”.
If you are a voter who would like to read either of these stories, contact me and I’ll email a copy.
You can cast your votes here
A list of most eligible works is here