Six Eidolon I stories in Aurealis Awards Shortlist

Six stories original to Eidolon I have been included in the shortlist for the 11th annual Aurealis Awards, a jury award administered under the auspices of Fantastic Queensland.

Margo Lanagan's "A Fine Magic" and Lucy Sussex's "The Revenant" have been shortlisted as Fantasy, and Carol Ryles' "The Bridal Bier" has received an Honourable Mention in the same category. Chris Lawson's "Hieronymous Boche" has been shortlisted as Horror, and both Deborah Biancotti's "The Dying Light" and Simon Brown's "Leviathan" have been shortlisted in the Young Adult category. (See complete shortlist below.)

The complete shortlist for the awards is as follows:

SF

Novels

  • Hydrogen Steel. K. A. Bedford (Edge)
  • K-Machines. Damien Broderick (Avalon)
  • Underground. Andrew McGahan (Allen & Unwin)
  • Geodesica: Descent. Sean Williams with Shane Dix (Harper Collins)

Short Stories

  • Dark Ages. Lee Battersby (Through Soft Air)
  • Aftermath. David Conyers (Agog! Ripping Reads)
  • Down to the Tethys Sea. Stephen Dedman (Science Fiction Chronicle #266)
  • The Seventh Letter. Sean Williams (Bulletin Summer Reading Edition)

Fantasy

Novels

  • The Silver Road. Grace Dugan (Penguin)
  • Heart of the Mirage. Glenda Larke (Harper Collins)
  • Wildwood Dancing. Juliet Marillier (Pan MacMillan)
  • Voidfarer. Sean McMullen (Tor)
  • Blaze of Glory. Michael Pryor (Random House)

Honourable Mentions:

  • White Tiger. Kylie Chan (Harper Collins)
  • Harsh Cry of the Heron. Lian Hearn (Hachette Livre)

Short Stories

  • Dark Ages. Lee Battersby (Through Soft Air)
  • Why the Balloon Man Floats Away. Stephanie Campisi (Fantasy Magazine #4)
  • A Fine Magic. Margo Lanagan (Eidolon I)
  • The Revenant. Lucy Sussex (Eidolon I)
  • See Here, See There. Anna Tambour (Agog! Ripping Reads)

Honourable Mentions:

  • Ghosts of 1930. Lily Chrywenstrom (Borderlands #6)
  • The Bridal Bier. Carol Ryles (Eidolon I)

Horror

Novels

  • The Pilo Family Circus. Will Elliott (ABC Books)
  • Prismatic. Edwina Grey (Lothian)
  • Carnies. Martin Livings (Lothian)
  • The Mother. Brett McBean (Lothian)

Short Stories

  • Dead of Winter. Stephen Dedman (Weird Tales #339)
  • Winkie. Margo Lanagan (Red Spikes)
  • Hieronymous Boche. Chris Lawson (Eidolon I)
  • Dead Sea Fruit. Kaaron Warren (Fantasy Magazine #4)
  • Woman Train. Kaaron Warren (The Outcast)

Honourable Mentions:

  • Love Affair. Jacinta Butterworth (C0ck)
  • One Night Stand. Dirk Flinthart (Agog! Ripping Reads)
  • Under Hell, Over Heaven. Margo Lanagan (Red Spikes)
  • Mosquito Story.A.M. Muffaz (Fantasy Magazine #4)

Young Adult

Novels

  • Monster Blood Tattoo: Book One. Foundling. D.M. Cornish (Omnibus)
  • The King's Fool. Amanda Holohan (ABC Books)
  • Magic Lessons. Justine Larbalestier (Penguin)
  • Wildwood Dancing. Juliet Marillier (Pan Macmillan)
  • The Last Days. Scott Westerfeld (Penguin)

Short Stories

  • The Dying Light. Deborah Biancotti (Eidolon I)
  • Leviathan. Simon Brown (Eidolon I)
  • A Feather in the Breast of God. Margo Lanagan (Red Spikes)
  • Baby Jane. Margo Lanagan (Red Spikes)
  • Forever Upward. Margo Lanagan (Red Spikes)
  • The Arrival. Shaun Tan (Lothian)

Children's

Novels

  • Please note that the children's novel list will follow as soon as possible.

Short Stories

  • The True Story of Mary Who Wanted to Stand on Her Head. Jane Godwin (Allen & Unwin)
  • Woolvs in the Sitee. Margaret Wild, Anne Spudvilas (Penguin)
  • The Magic Violin. Victor Kelleher, Stephen Michael King (Penguin)

The editors and publishers of Eidolon I would like to congratulate and publicly thank everyone who contributed to the book.




Eidolon I will be available in Australia again very soon. Please address enquiries to Justin Ackroyd at Slow Glass Books.