The Ditmar Awards have been awarded at the Australian National Science Fiction conventions since 1969 in order to recognise achievements in Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror.
Nominees and Winning Stories from Semiprozines
Best Short Story
Some quick updates from semiprozines. (If you are involved in a semiprozine, please send items for news updates to neil (at) clarkesworldmagazine.com.)
Among the finalists for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best short science fiction is the following story from a semiprozine:
“His Master’s Voice” by Hannu Rajaniemi, Interzone 218
The Award will be presented during the Campbell Conference Awards Banquet at the University of Kansas in Lawrence this July.
Earlier today, the contents for Night Shade Book’s Best Horror of the Year 1 was listed on editor Ellen Datlow’s blog. The following stories from semiprozines were selected:
The 2008 Sidewise Awards for Alternate History finalists for Best Short-Form Alternate History were recently announced and two of the final six were from semiprozines:
The winners will announced at Anticipation, the 67th World Science Fiction Convention, the week of August 6-10, 2009, in Montréal.
Abyss & Apex: We’re now OPEN for our May submissions period for short fiction and flash fiction. Please read our guidelines page for further information.
Ansible: Issue #262, May 2009 now available.
Apex Magazine: Apex Magazine is going on hiatus.
Beneath Ceaseless Skies: Issue #15 now available.
Clarkesworld Magazine: Issue #32, May 2009 now available.
GUD: Issue #4 is off to the printer and available now in PDF.
HUB: Issue #84 is now available.
Interzone: Issue #22 is coming soon.
Locus Magazine: Special Urban Fantasy Issue for May.
The New York Review of Science Fiction: May issue is now available.
Intergalactic Medicine Show: Issue #12, May 2009 now available.
Space and Time: Issue #107 now available in print and PDF.
Talebones: Issue #38 is scheduled for a late Spring or early Summer 2009 release.
Semiprozine editors that would like to submit news for these round-ups should email neil (at) clarkesworldmagazine.
Apex Book Company has announced that they have purchased the final two stories for DESCENDED FROM DARKNESS: APEX MAGAZINE VOL. I. It will contain 25 stories (approximately 90,000 words) and is scheduled for publication in early December.
Table of Contents:
“Hideki and the Gnomes” by Mark Lee Pearson
“Clockwork, Patchwork and Ravens” by Peter M. Ball
“Waiting for Jakie” by Barbara Krasnoff
“The Last Science Fiction Writer” by Jamie Todd Rubin
“The Mind of a Pig” by Ekaterina Sedia
“The Puma” by Theodora Goss
“Dark Planet” by Lavie Tidhar
“Cai and Her Ten Thousand Husbands” by Gord Sellar
“On the Shadow Side of the Beast” by Ruth Nestvold
“Starter House” by Jason Palmer
“A Night at the Empire” by Joy Marchand
“Organ Nell” by Jennifer Pelland
“PLEBISCITE AV3X” by Jason Fischer
“Shaded Streams Run Clearest” by Geoffrey W. Cole
“A Splash of Color” by William T. Vandemark
“Behold: Skowt!” by Jason Heller
“Blakenjel” by Lavie Tidhar
“I Know an Old Lady” by Nathan Rosen
“The Limb Knitter” by Steven Francis Murphy
“Scenting the Dark” by Mary Robinette Kowal
“The Nature of Blood” by George Mann
“In the Seams” by Andrew C. Porter
“These Days” by Katherine Sparrow
“Post Apocalypse” by James Walton Langolf
Congratulations to Abyss & Apex and Hadley Rille Books on the release of The Best of Abyss & Apex, Volume One, edited by Wendy S. Delmater.
Table of Contents:
“The Night the Stars Sang Out My Name” by Ken Scholes
“Interfaith” by Lisa Mantchev
“Lament for Titan” by Robin M. Mayhall
“Godspeed, Inc.” by Vincent Miskell
“Night is My House” by Christopher Vera
“Metamorphoses in Amber” by Tony Pi
“City of Beautiful Nonsense” by Justin Howe
“New Spectacles” by Will McIntosh
“The Devil You Know” by Heidi Kneale
“Dear Yourself” by Yoon Ha Lee
“Nomad” by Karl Bunker
“Stories of the Alien Invasion” by Manek Mistry
“A Clockwork Break” by Shawn Scarber
“The Knife” by Jason L. Corner
“Hour by Hour” by Lindsay Duncan
“The Watchers” by Patricia Kelly
“In The Season Of Blue Storms” by Jude-Marie Green
“A Season With The Geese” by Rachel Swirsky
“Goddess” by Jon Hansen
“Quantum Semantics” by Norman Ball
“When Maxwell’s Demon Met Schrödinger’s Cat” by Jack Hillman
“Fading Away” by Jay Lake
“The Man Behind the Curtain” by Joseph Paul Haines
“God’s Guitar” by Justin Stanchfield
“Twelve Dancing Daughters” by Pam McNew
“Unicorn’s Rest” by Jill Knowles
“The First Stranger” by Kristine Ong Muslim
“The Sea a Deeper Black” by Tim Pratt
“Museum Beetles” by Simon Kewin
“Four-Dimensional Chess” by Robert Saunders
“Wikihistory” by Desmond Warzel
The third volume of Jonathan Strahan’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year is scheduled to be published soon. It includes the following stories selected from semiprozines:
The following stories from semiprozines have been selected by Rich Horton for his 2009 year’s best collections:
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2009
Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2009
- “Suicide Drive” by Charlie Anders (Helix #7, January ’08)
- “The Golden Octopus” by Beth Bernobich (Postscripts, Summer ’08)