Monday, May 14, 2012

Aurealis Awards - and the winner is...

Unfortunately we didn't make it to the Aurealis Awards in Sydney this year - but I did watch the tweets from the ceremony, so thanks to those who let their fingers do the talking.

Children of Scarabaeus didn't win, but a very interesting-sounding book did. (I say interesting-sounding because I haven't read - or at least completed - a novel in ages, so any time a recent SF novel is mentioned, you can count on me not having read it even if I've heard of it and want to read it.) Best SF Novel went to The Courier's New Bicycle by Kim Westwood - it's set in Melbourne, which is yet another reason to read it, and from the blurb sounds like a cross between the Dark Angel TV show and Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash, with some love, mystery and religion thrown in.

Congratulations, Kim!