The Aurealis Awards Shortlist 2017

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The 2017 Aurealis Awards finalists have been announced! These awards recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers.

Here are the finalists in 5 of the 15 categories:


BEST CHILDREN’S FICTION

How to Bee by Bren MacDibble 

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty 

The Shop at Hoopers Bend by Emily Rodda 

The Exile by Jo Sandhu 

Accidental Heroes by Lian Tanner 

Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend 


BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

In The Dark Spaces by Cally Black 

Ida by Alison Evans

Frogkisser! by Garth Nix 

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada 

Psynode by Marlee Jane Ward 

The Undercurrent by Paula Weston 


BEST HORROR NOVEL

Aletheia by J S Breukelaar 

Who’s Afraid Too? by Maria Lewis 

Soon by Lois Murphy 


BEST FANTASY NOVEL

Crossroads of Canopy by Thoraiya Dyer 

Gwen by Goldie Goldbloom 

Cassandra by Kathryn Gossow 

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff 

Gap Year In Ghost Town by Michael Pryor 

Wellside by Robin Shortt 


BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

Closing Down by Sally Abbott 

Terra Nullius by Claire G Coleman

Year of the Orphan by Daniel Findlay

An Uncertain Grace by Krissy Kneen

From the Wreck by Jane Rawson

Lotus Blue by Cat Sparks


To see the finalists in all categories, visit the Aurealis Awards website.