"A Fine Magic" judged Best Fantasy Short Story of 2006

The 2006 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story was awarded to Margo Lanagan's "A Fine Magic", first published in Eidolon I, at a ceremony in Fortitude Valley, Queensland last night. (See complete results below.)

Congratulations Margo!

The complete results for the 2006 Awards are as follows:



  • K-Machines. Damien Broderick (Avalon)

Short Story

  • The Seventh Letter. Sean Williams (Bulletin Summer Reading Edition)



  • Wildwood Dancing. Juliet Marillier (Pan MacMillan)

Short Story

  • A Fine Magic. Margo Lanagan (Eidolon I)


Novel (tie)

  • The Pilo Family Circus. Will Elliott (ABC Books)
  • Prismatic. Edwina Grey (Lothian)

Short Story

  • Dead of Winter. Stephen Dedman (Weird Tales #339)

Young Adult


  • Monster Blood Tattoo: Book One. Foundling. D.M. Cornish (Omnibus)

Short Story

  • The Arrival. Shaun Tan (Lothian)



  • Melissa, Queen of Evil. Mardi McConnochie (Pan Macmillan)

Short Story (tie)

  • 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)

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