Late Ditmar recommendations

Some late Ditmar recommendations that come to mind (in addition to my previous recommendations, below), for anyone who takes notice of these things:

Best Novella/Novelette
“Soft Viscosity” by David Conyers (2012)
Angel Rising by Dirk Flinthart (Twelfth Planet Press)

Best Short Story
“Moments of Dying” by Robert Hood (Black magazine #1)
“The Casting Out” by Miranda Siemienowicz (Black magazine #2)
“Just Us” by Pete Kempshall (Voices)
“A Picture of Death” by Shane Jiraiya Cummings (Voices)

Best Collected Work
Creeping in Reptile Flesh by Robert Hood (Altair Australia)
Magic Dirt by Sean Williams (Ticonderoga Publications)
Aurealis #40
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

Best Fan Writer
Talie Helene (HorrorScope)
James Doig (Studies in Australian Weird Fiction)

Best Fan Publication
Eclecticism, edited by Craig Bezant
Australian SpecFic in Focus, edited by Alisa Krasnostein
Specusphere, edited by Stephen Thompson
Scary Food, edited by Cat Sparks

Best Fan Artist
Andrew McKiernan

Best New Talent
Ian McHugh

With all the other lists cropping up on the blogosphere, it’s curious to see where everyone’s biases lie. My skew to dark fiction is on the record … but I’m left to wonder, given some omissions from various lists, whether others’ biases are based entirely on genre? Should make a fascinating ballot…

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