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...
Aurealis Awards Finalists

Aurealis Awards Finalists

In February, the list of finalists for the Aurealis Awards was announced. The Aurealis Awards are, as the website says, Australia’s premier speculative fiction awards, and are judged by a series of panels for different categories. You can see the full list of...
Announcement of the 2012 Aurealis Awards Finalists

Announcement of the 2012 Aurealis Awards Finalists

Hi guys! The finalists for the latest Aurealis Awards have been announced! First, a little bit of history: Established in 1995 by Chimaera Publications, the publishers of Aurealis magazine, these annual awards recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction,...