Tuesday, February 21, 2006


The awards season continues: the world's longest shortlist has just been announced, that is, this year's nominations for the Western Australian SF Awards, or Tin Ducks to their friends.

Luscious and I have scored mentions, as has anybody else, it seems, who has ever heard the words 'Western Australia' and 'Science Fiction' in the same sentence.

Anyhow, for your voting pleasure, the complete list. Make yourself a drink first:

Professional Long Work
* Eclipse, K A Bedford
* The Colour of Magic, Dave Luckett
* The Truth About Magic, Dave Luckett
* Blade of Fortriu, Juliet Marillier

Professional Short Work
* I Can Make You Famous, Lee Battersby, Shadow Box e-anthology
* Pater Familias, Lee Battersby, Shadowed Realms 3
* Hush, Lyn Battersby, Shadow Box e-anthology
* The Memory of Breathing, Lyn Battersby, ASIM 17
* Hear No Evil, Shane Jiraiya Cummings, Borderlands 4
* Ian, Shane Jiraiya Cummings, Ticonderoga Online 5
* Solid Rock, Cathy Cupitt, Borderlands 4
* Coup De Grace, Stephen Dedman, Borderlands 4
* Watch, Stephen Dedman, Never Seen By Waking Eyes (Prime)
* Hooked, Martin Livings, Borderlands 5
* Bad Film Diaries, Grant Watson, Borderlands 4
* The Seasonal Collector, Jo-Ann Whalley, Borderlands 4
* How Green was their Love, Tess Williams, Borderlands 4

Professional Art Work
* Coup De Grace, illustration, Colin Sharp, Borderlands 4
* Cover, Sarah Xu, Borderlands Issue 4
* Horror series, Ruby Cadaver, Swancon 2005 art show
* Make your own pet, print, Shaun Tan, Swancon 2005 art show
* The Big Picture Book, Brian Choo

Professional Production (any medium)
* Bad Film Diaries, Grant Watson, Borderlands Issue 4
* Borderlands Issue 4, Borderlands Publications Inc.
* Borderlands Issue 5, Borderlands Publications Inc.
* Shadow Box e-anthology, edited by Shane Jiraiya Cummings & Angela Challis
* Shadowed Realms, edited by Angela Challis
* Ticonderoga Online, edited by Lyn Battersby, Russell B Farr, Liz Grzyb

Unpaid or Fan Written work
* Blue (text), Bec Handcock
* Chaosmanor, Elaine Kemp
* Gynaezine 3, edited by Gina Goddard, Emma Hawkes

Unpaid or Fan Art Work
* Blue, Bec Handcock, Swancon 2005 art show
* CD sculpture, Stephanie Bateman-Graham, Swancon 2005 art show
* Changing Skins series, Sarah Xu, (exhibited at Swancon 2005 art show)
* Dragon quilting, Callum Watson, Swancon 2005 art show
* Gynaecon T-shirts, Sarah Xu
* Nothing Better: A short presentation on why I have to leave, Bec Handcock, Swancon 2005 art show
* Photograph of Carreg Cellen, Elaine Kemp, Swancon 2005 art show
* Reflective Moods, Sarah Xu, Swancon 2005 art show
* Stamp artworks, Emma Hawkes, Swancon 2005 art show
* The View from Glastonbury Tor, Elaine Kemp, Swancon 2005

Unpaid or Fan Production (any medium)
* "A Brief History of Friendship" by Cathy Cupitt
* Consensual A Trois, edited by Dedman, Kemp, Cupitt
* Fandomedia 2005, Ju, the professional lap cat
* GenghisCon 2005, The GenghisCon committee
* Gynaezine 3, Emma Hawkes, Gina Goddard
* HorrorScope, edited by Shane Jiraiya Cummings et. al.* Swancon 2005, Swancon XXX committee
* The Simono Restrospective, Simon Oxwell, Swancon 2005

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