Aurealis Award for best science fiction novel

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Aurealis Award for best science fiction novel
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Awarded for Excellence in science fiction novels
Country Australia
Presented by Chimaera Publications,
WASFF
First awarded 1995
Currently held by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Website Official site

The Aurealis Awards are presented annually by the Australia-based Chimaera Publications and WASFF to published works in order to "recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy, horror writers".[2] To qualify, a work must have been first published by an Australian citizen or permanent resident between 1 January and 31 December of the corresponding year;[3] the presentation ceremony is held the following year. It has grown from a small function of around 20 people to a two-day event attended by over 200 people.[4]

Since their creation in 1995, awards have been given in various categories of speculative fiction. Categories currently include science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative young adult fiction—with separate awards for novels and short fiction—collections, anthologies, illustrative works or graphic novels, children's books, and an award for excellence in speculative fiction.[2] The awards have attracted the attention of publishers by setting down a benchmark in science fiction and fantasy. The continued sponsorship by publishers such as HarperCollins and Orbit has identified the award as an honour to be taken seriously.[5]

The results are decided by a panel of judges from a list of submitted nominees; the long-list of nominees is reduced to a short-list of finalists.[2] The judges are selected from a public application process by the Award's management team.[6]

This article lists all the short-list nominees and winners in the best science fiction novel category, as well as novels that have received honourable mentions. Since 2003, honourable mentions have been awarded intermittently. Damien Broderick has won the award three times, while six have won it twice – K. A. Bedford, Greg Egan, Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff, Sean McMullen, and Sean Williams. Williams holds the record for most nominations with 14.

Winners and nominees

In the following table, the years correspond to the year of the book's eligibility; the ceremonies are always held the following year. Each year links to the corresponding "year in literature" article. Entries with a blue background have won the award; those with a white background are the nominees on the short-list.

  *   Winners and joint winners
  *   Nominees on the shortlist

Year Author(s) Novel Publisher Ref
1995 Egan, GregGreg Egan* Distress Millennium [7]
1995 McMullen, SeanSean McMullen Mirrorsun Rising Aphelion Publications [7]
1995 Orman, KateKate Orman Set Piece Virgin Books [7]
1995 Williams, SeanSean Williams & Shane Dix The Unknown Soldier Aphelion Publications [7]
1996 Williams, SeanSean Williams* Metal Fatigue HarperCollins [8]
1996 Brown, SimonSimon Brown Privateer HarperCollins [8]
1996 Williams, TessTess Williams Map of Power Arrow Books [8]
1997 Broderick, DamienDamien Broderick* The White Abacus Avon Eos [9]
1997 Broderick, DamienDamien Broderick & Rory Barnes Zones Moonstone [9]
1997 Brown, SimonSimon Brown Winter HarperCollins [9]
1997 Egan, GregGreg Egan Diaspora Millennium [9]
1997 Harland, RichardRichard Harland The Dark Edge Pan Macmillan [9]
1998 McMullen, SeanSean McMullen* The Centurion's Empire Tor Books [10]
1998 Goodman, AlisonAlison Goodman Singing the Dogstar Blues HarperCollins [10]
1998 Marsden, JohnJohn Marsden The Night Is for Hunting Pan Macmillan [10]
1998 Orman, KateKate Orman The New Adventures: Walking to Babylon Virgin Books [10]
1998 Williams, SeanSean Williams The Resurrected Man Voyager Books [10]
1999 Egan, GregGreg Egan* Teranesia Gollancz [11]
1999 Blum, JonathanJonathan Blum & Kate Orman Doctor Who: Unnatural History BBC Books [11]
1999 Broderick, DamienDamien Broderick & Rory Barnes The Book of Revelation HarperCollins [11]
1999 Masterson, AndrewAndrew Masterson The Letter Girl Picador [11]
1999 Rogers-Davidson, SallySally Rogers-Davidson Spare Parts Penguin Books [11]
2000 McMullen, SeanSean McMullen* The Miocene Arrow Tor Books [12]
2000 Bradley, JamesJames Bradley The Deep Field Sceptre [12]
2000 Williams, SeanSean Williams & Shane Dix The Dying Light Voyager Books [12]
2000 Williams, TessTess Williams Sea as Mirror Voyager Books [12]
2001 Williams, SeanSean Williams & Shane Dix* The Dark Imbalance Voyager Books [13]
2001 McAllister, PeterPeter McAllister Cosmonaut Penguin Books [13]
2001 McMullen, SeanSean McMullen Eyes of the Calculor Tor Books [13]
2001 Shepherd, JoelJoel Shepherd Crossover Voyager Books [13]
2002 Broderick, DamienDamien Broderick* Transcension Tor Books [14]
2002 Marquardt, MichelleMichelle Marquardt Blue Silence Bantam Books [14]
2002 Williams, SeanSean Williams & Shane Dix Echoes of Earth Voyager Books [14]
2003 Blum, JonathanJonathan Blum & Kate Orman* Fallen Gods Telos Publishing [15]
2003 Caselberg, JayJay Caselberg Wyrmhole Roc Books [15]
2003 Irvine, IanIan Irvine Terminator Gene Simon & Schuster [15]
2003 Orman, KateKate Orman Blue Box BBC Worldwide [15]
2003 Williams, SeanSean Williams & Shane Dix Orphans of Earth Voyager Books [15]
2004 McArthur, MaxineMaxine McArthur* Less Than Human Warner Aspect [16]
2004 Bedford, K. A.K. A. Bedford Orbital Burn Edge Publishing [16]
2004 Dann, JackJack Dann The Rebel Flamingo [16]
2004 de Pierres, MarianneMarianne de Pierres Nylon Angel Orbit Books [16]
2004 Williams, SeanSean Williams & Shane Dix Heirs of Earth Voyager Books [16]
2005 Bedford, K. A.K. A. Bedford* Eclipse Edge Publishing [17]
2005 Birmingham, JohnJohn Birmingham Designated Targets Pan Macmillan [17]
2005 de Pierres, MarianneMarianne de Pierres Crash Deluxe Orbit Books [17]
2005 Williams, SeanSean Williams & Shane Dix Ascent Voyager Books [17]
2006 Broderick, DamienDamien Broderick* K-Machines Avalon Publishing Group [18]
2006 Bedford, K. A.K. A. Bedford Hydrogen Steel Edge Publishing [18]
2006 McGahan, AndrewAndrew McGahan Underground Allen & Unwin [18]
2006 Williams, SeanSean Williams & Shane Dix Descent Voyager Books [18]
2007 Kowalski, DavidDavid Kowalski* The Company of the Dead Pan Macmillan [19]
2007 de Pierres, MarianneMarianne de Pierres Dark Space Orbit Books [19]
2007 Heath, JackJack Heath Remote Control Pan Macmillan [19]
2007 Williams, SeanSean Williams Saturn Returns Orbit Books [19]
2008 Bedford, K. A.K. A. Bedford* Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait Edge Publishing [20]
2008 de Pierres, MarianneMarianne de Pierres Chaos Space Orbit Books [20]
2008 Westwood, KimKim Westwood The Daughters of Moab HarperVoyager [20]
2008 Williams, SeanSean Williams Earth Ascendant Orbit Books [20]
2008 Haynes, SimonSimon Haynes Hal Spacejock: No Free Lunch Fremantle Press [20]
2009 McGahan, AndrewAndrew McGahan* Wonders of a Godless World Allen & Unwin [21]
2009 Williams, SeanSean Williams The Grand Conjunction Orbit Books [21]
2010 de Pierres, MarianneMarianne de Pierres* Transformation Space Orbit Books [22]
2010 Creasy, SaraSara Creasy Song of Scarabaeus EOS Books [23]
2010 de Pierres, MarianneMarianne de Pierres Mirror Space Orbit Books [23]
2011 Westwood, KimKim Westwood* The Courier's New Bicycle HarperVoyager [24]
2011 Barry, MaxMax Barry Machine Man Scribe Publications [25]
2011 Creasy, SaraSara Creasy Children of Scarabaeus HarperVoyager [25]
2011 Docker, PeterPeter Docker The Waterboys Fremantle Press [25]
2011 Mundell, MegMeg Mundell Black Glass Scribe Publications [25]
2012 O'Malley, DanielDaniel O'Malley* The Rook HarperCollins [26]
2012 Anderton, JoJo Anderton Suited Angry Robot Books [27]
2012 D'Aleo, NinaNina D'Aleo The Last City Momentum [27]
2012 Höst, Andrea K.Andrea K. Höst And All the Stars Andrea K. Hosth [27]
2012 Kwaymullina, AmbelinAmbelin Kwaymullina The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf Walker Books [27]
2012 Nix, GarthGarth Nix A Confusion of Princes Allen & Unwin [27]
2013 Barry, MaxMax Barry* Lexicon Hachette [28][29]
2013 Macrae, AndrewAndrew Macrae Trucksong Twelfth Planet Press [28]
2013 Rawson, JaneJane Rawson A Wrong Turn At The Office Of Unmade Lists Transit Lounge [28]
2013 Storrs, GrahamGraham Storrs True Path Momentum [28]
2013 Sulway, NikeNike Sulway Rupetta Tartarus Press [28]
2014 de Pierres, MarianneMarianne de Pierres* Peacemaker Angry Robot [30]
2014 Bridgeman, AmandaAmanda Bridgeman Aurora: Meridian Momentum [31]
2014 LynC Nil By Mouth Satalyte Publishing [31]
2014 D'Aleo, NinaNina D'Aleo The White List Momentum [31]
2014 Kaufman, AmieAmie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner Their Shattered World Allen & Unwin [31]
2014 Storrs, GrahamGraham Storrs Foresight Momentum [31]
2015 Kaufman, AmieAmie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff* Illuminae Allen & Unwin [32]
2015 Blackwell, EvelynEvelyn Blackwell Crossed (self-published) [33]
2015 Bradley, JamesJames Bradley Clade Penguin [33]
2015 Kaufman, AmyAmy Kaufman and Meagan Spooner Their Fractured Light Allen & Unwin [33]
2015 Shepherd, JoelJoel Shepherd Renegade Kindle Direct [33]
2015 Williams, SeanSean Williams Twinmaker: Fall Allen & Unwin [33]
2016 Kaufman, AmieAmie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff* Gemima: The Illuminae Files 2 Allen & Unwin [34]
2016 Abbott, JaneJane Abbott Watershed Penguin Random House [35]
2016 Dunstall, S. K.S. K. Dunstall Confluence Ace Books [35]
2016 Mok, D. K.D. K. Mok Squid's Grief (self-published) [35]
2016 O'Malley, DanielDaniel O'Malley Stilleto HarperCollins Publishers [35]
2016 Turner, RebekahRebekah Turner Threader Harlequin Australia [35]

Honourable mentions

In the following table, the years correspond to the year of the book's eligibility; the ceremonies are always held the following year. Each year links to the corresponding "year in literature" article.

Year Author Novel Publisher Ref
2003 Collins, PaulPaul Collins The Earthborn Tor Books [36]
2007 Michael, RoseRose Michael The Asking Game Transit Lounge [36]

See also

  • Ditmar Award, an Australian science fiction award established in 1969

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External links

  • Aurealis Awards official site
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