The winners of the Australian SF (“Ditmar”) Awards for 2019 were presented at the 2019 Australian National SF Convention, (Continuum 15) in Melbourne on June 8.
Best Novel:City of Lies (Poison Wars 1), Sam Hawke, Tom Doherty Associates.
Best Novella or Novelette:
“Cabaret of Monsters”, Tansy Rayner Roberts, in Cabaret of Monsters, The Creature Court.
Best Short Story:
“The Heart of Owl Abbas”, Kathleen Jennings, in Tor.com
Best Collected Work:
Mother of Invention, Rivqa Rafael and Tansy Rayner Roberts, Twelfth Planet Press.
Cover art, Likhain, for Mother of Invention, Twelfth Planet Press.
Best Fan Publication in Any Medium:
Earl Grey Editing, Elizabeth Fitzgerald.
Best Fan Writer:
Liz Barr, for writing in squiddishly.
Best New Talent:
William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review:
Cat Sparks, for “The 21st Century Catastrophe: Hyper-capitalism and Severe Climate Change in Science Fiction” PhD exegesis.