Updated 29 Apr 2003



 


AUSTRALIAN SF ONLINE

Australian WorldCon Nominees
In the slew of awards to be presented at TorCon 3, Justine Larbalestier's The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction has been nominated for Best Related Book in the 2003 Hugos—a first for an Australian since the category replaced Best Non-Fiction Book in 1999—and Greg Egan's Schild's Ladder is up for Best Novel in the Prometheus Awards.

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29-Apr-2003  

Nicholls on SBS
The long-awaited "The What If Man: The Science Fictional Life of Peter Nicholls" will be televised for the first time on SBS's About Us at 8:30pm on Friday, 02-May-03.

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29-Apr-2003  

Awards at Swancon 2003
In a record haul for a non-WorldCon in Australia, the awards presented at last night's Ceremony at the 2003 Australian National SF Convention—Perth's Swancon 2003—included the Ditmars, the Peter McNamara Award, the A. Bertram Chandler Award and two sets of Tin Ducks. (More)

 A (acclaim)
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21-Apr-2003  

New WA Anthology Open
PerMutations, a new anthology of speculative short fiction with a Western Australian focus, is open for submissions until 30-September-03. (More)

 P (publishing)
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07-Apr-2003  

Vale John Foyster
Adelaide critic, editor and long-time fan John Foyster died of cancer at 9.30pm AET tonight. (More)

 S (social)
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05-Apr-2003  

The AAs for 2002
The 2002 Aurealis Awards were presented at a ceremony in South Carlton, VIC on Friday 28-March, 2003. (More)

 A (acclaim)
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01-Apr-2003  

Old Timelords in Sydney
Whovention 2003 will open at 6pm on 04-April with the showing of two "classic episodes" of Dr Who on the Powerhouse Museum's big screen. (More)

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01-Apr-2003  

ROR's Second Workshop
wRiters On the Road will hold their second professional development workshop from 04–07 April at the Varuna Writers' Centre in Katoomba, NSW. (More)

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01-Apr-2003  

WA LitFest Goes Genre
WA's All Saints College is including a genre component in its second annual Literature Festival, with two morning sessions on Thursday 03-April. (More)

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01-Apr-2003  

Fantasy and Horror
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: 16th Annual Collection (August 2003, St. Martin's Press) will recommend fifteen Australian Horror stories and reprint one. It will also be the last of the series to be co-edited by Terri Windling. (More)

 A (acclaim)
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18-Mar-2003  

A Strong Short Mac
The 2003 McNamara Award shortlist has been released to nominees by coordinator Robert Stephenson. (More)

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13-Mar-2003  

eidolon.net amongst Ditmar nominees
Voting forms were mailed and final nominees for the 2003 Australian SF ("Ditmar") Awards released today, with Sean Williams dominating the Novel category, the contents of the first Agog! anthology dominating Short Fiction and this website receiving a nomination for Production. (More)

 A (acclaim)
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12-Mar-2003  

Clarion South Update
The Clarion South workshop recently announced new tutors and opened applications. They're also seeking letters of support for State Arts funding body applications, with Victoria's closing March 10. (More)

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06-Mar-2003  

SupaNova Expo Returns to Sydney
The SuperNova comics and pop-culture Expo is set to return to Sydney's Wharf 8 for the weekend of 05–06 April, 2003. (More)

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06-Mar-2003  

The Video Store Clerk Goes Live
The Angriest Video Store Clerk In The World, the award-winning comic zine by WA's Grant Watson, will be staged as a live-action play by Vagabond Theatre in a season starting on 19-February. (More)

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19-Feb-2003  

Egan and McMullen in BSFA Shortlists
This year's British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Award shortlists include two Australians. (More)

 A (acclaim)
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18-Feb-2003  

No Valentine for Late-Comers
Consensual 2, a small press magazine-style anthology of erotica co-edited by Stephen Dedman, closes for submissions on February 14. (More)

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source: in-house
09-Feb-2003  

Duff 2003 Winners Announced
North American fans Guy and Rosy Lillian have won the 2003 Down Under Fan Fund, which will bring them to Australia as DUFF delegates for the Australian NatCon this April. (More)

 S (social)
source: in-house
08-Feb-2003  

New Giant Monster Anthology
Agog! Press has announced an anthology of original stories about giant monsters, to be edited by Robert Hood and Robin Pen, for a mid-2005 publication. (More)

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source: in-house
08-Feb-2003  

Borderlands Announced
The first issue of Borderlands, "a new journal of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror", will be launched at SwanCon in April, 2003. (More)

 P (publishing)
source: in-house
06-Feb-2003  

Ideomancer Goes For Pro
WA-published international genre fiction webzine Ideomancer is now offering authors more per word than any Australian genre magazine. (More)

 M (markets)
source: in-house
06-Feb-2003  

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Australia's oldest and most critically acclaimed genre semiprozine has finally announced its formal closure, after a publishing hiatus lasting more than two years.


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EIDOLON I
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Cradle of the Anwi by Margo Lanagan (October 2003)
Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn (June 2003)
Eustace: A Ghost Story by Catherine Jinks (June 2003)

AWARDS (Eligible Work)
For Australia's most comprehensive sources of Awards Eligibility information, you can view a list of Australian genre books published in 2002 (or browse recent titles) or stories published in 2002.

Small Press Publishing in 2001 (Read)
Will the Australian genre magazines of the nineties be replaced by a swag of new small press ventures in the noughties? (31/05/01)

Marillier's Son of the Shadows reviewed (Read)
West Australian Juliet Marillier's Son of the Shadows, the second in her well-regarded and successful Sevenwaters Fantasy Romance trilogy and a September 2000 release from Pan Macmillan, is reviewed for eidolon.net by Sophie Masson. You can also read an offsite interview with Marillier about the first book in the series. (22/09/00)

Sara Douglass's The Bertrayal of Arthur (Read)
Sophie Masson interviews Sara Douglass about, and reviews, The Betrayal of Arthur. (10/03/00)

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"Stitch" (Read)
Terry Dowling
A tale of psychological horror already selected for the US-based Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. (30/12/02)

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Sean Williams' gripping 10,000 word horror story is brilliantly illustrated by Jeremy Reston. (24/11/02)

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The Books of the Change Reviewed
The concluding chapters of Sean Williams' innovative and imaginative Fantasy debut are reviewed by David Cake (The Sky Warden and the Sun) and author Stephen Dedman (The Storm Weaver and the Sand).

Short Fiction Reviews by Simon Brown (Read)
Read the first, second, third, fourth and fifth instalments of Simon's column here.

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