Posted by: Marita Thomson | January 28, 2008

2007 Aurealis Awards

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taste_of_lightning.jpgtaste_of_lightning.jpgThe Aurealis Awards have for the last twelve years recognised the achievements of Australian writers of speculative fiction. Awards are given in the categories of science fiction, fantasy and horror, as well as for books published especially for children and young adults. Short stories in each genre are also awarded, and Golden Aurelius awards are presented to the overall best novel and best short story.  

One aim of the awards is to provide an essential reading list of Australian speculative fiction, so here are some highlights to look out for:  taste_of_lightning.jpgtaste_of_lightning.jpgtaste_of_lightning.jpgtaste_of_lightning.jpgtaste_of_lightning.jpgtaste_of_lightning.jpg

Fantasy Novel Shortlist

The Gods of Amyrantha by Jennifer Fallon (The Tide Lords Book Two)

Heart of Gold by Michael Pryor (Second Volume of The Laws of Magic)

Song of the Shiver Barrens by Glenda Larke (The Mirage Makers Book Three)

The Moving Water by Sylvia Kelso (Book 2 of the Rihannar Chronicles)

Heaven’s Net is Wide by Lian Hearn (Tales of the Otori The First Book) Winner  

Young Adult Novel Shortlist

Extrasby Scott Westerfeld

Heart of Gold by Michael Pryor (Second Volume of The Laws of Magic)

Taste of Lightning by Kate Constable

Skyfall by Anthony Eaton Winner Winner

Cybele’s Secret by Juliet Marillier  

Science Fiction Novel Shortlist

Dark Space by Marianne De Pierres

Remote Control by Jack Heath

The Company of the Dead by David Kowalski Winner + Golden Aurealis Winner

Saturn Returns by Sean Williams  

See the full list of winners here.

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