Spec Fic Focus on Horror

Spec Fic Focus on Horror

Horror is one of those genres that often gets overlooked in Australia. When I was dividing my AWW round-ups into fantasy, science fiction and horror, horror was consistently the least reviewed genre. But we have some great horror writers in Australia, many of them...
Spec Fic and the Aurealis Awards

Spec Fic and the Aurealis Awards

This month, instead of moving straight onto another subgenre of speculative fiction I thought I’d shine a light on the most prestigious spec fic awards in Australia: the Aurealis Awards. The awards were first established in 1995 and, although the categories have...
September and October speculative fiction round-up

September and October speculative fiction round-up

Hello again, dear readers. The past couple of months have not been especially prolific on the AWW reviewing front, but some reading and reviewing got done, so let me tell you about the books that caught our readers these past two months. Lian Hearn was the most...
June–July Roundup of Speculative Fiction

June–July Roundup of Speculative Fiction

It’s been two months since my last roundup post, so we have more books to cover than usual. Yay, books! To fit them all in, I am going to make some use of bullet points, be warned. The most popularly reviewed book in the past two months was Vigil by Angela...