2017 Wrap Up of Speculative Fiction

2017 Wrap Up of Speculative Fiction

2017 has been a year of ups and downs for many of us. But happily, it was a good year for speculative fiction reading in the Australian Women Writers Challenge. We had 233 reviews submitted to the Challenge, for 147 books by 115 authors. This is a nice increase from...
Sunday Spotlight: Zena Shapter

Sunday Spotlight: Zena Shapter

Welcome to Sunday Spotlight. Today our guest is Zena Shapter, whose novel Towards White, a science fiction mystery/thriller, was published on 29th September 2017.     When did you start writing and what was the catalyst? A young writer asked me this only recently and...
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...
March Speculative Fiction Round-up

March Speculative Fiction Round-up

A shorter round-up this month, to reflect the smaller number of books reviewed. That said, this partly due to the fact that less time has passed since the last round-up. Since then, however, we have had both Ditmars and Aurealis Awards announced, as well as the Norma...