Spec fic focus on far-future/distant SF

Spec fic focus on far-future/distant SF

Although Australia hasn’t been the most fertile ground for science fiction — for whatever reason, the planets didn’t quite align for it the way they did for fantasy — there is still enough variety to divide it up into subgenres. This month I want to focus...
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...