2005 Ditmar Awards

Don't know why I've neglected to list the winners of the 2005 Ditmar Awards (given I won one of them back in the 1980s) but I've let them slide long enough. The awards are really titled the Australian National Science Fiction Achievement Awards, and are called the "Ditmars" after Ditmar Jensen who initiated them way back when. The 2005 Ditmars were presented at this year's Australian National Science Fiction Convention, Thylacon IV, held in Hobart in June.

Best Novel
The Crooked Letter, Sean Williams (HarperCollins Australia)

Best Collected Work
Black Juice, Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin Australia)

Best Novella/Novelette
"The Last Days of Kali Yuga", Paul Haines (NFG Magazine, August 2004)

Best Short Story
"Singing My Sister Down", Margo Lanagan (Black Juice)

Best Professional Artwork
Kerri Valkova for the cover to The Black Crusade (Chimaera Publications)

Best Professional Achievement
Clarion South committee

Fan Achievement
Conflux convention committee

Fan Artist
Sarah Xu

The Bullsheet, ed Edwina Harvey & Ted Scribner

Fan Writer
Bruce Gillespie

Best New Talent
Paul Haines

The organisers also presented two further awards, not Ditmars, at the ceremony. William Atheling Jnr Award for Criticism or Review
(tie) Robert Hood, for his review of Weight of Water at HoodReviews; and Jason Nahrung for "Why are publishers afraid of horror" (BAM, Courier Mail, 20 March 2004)

The Peter McNamara Achievement Award
Jonathan Strahan

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