Here are my Ditmar nominations for this year. I had to do some last minute reading!
I didn’t nominate for the fan categories because I really didn’t feel I was familiar with any of the work. Perhaps next year.
I’m sure there are plenty of good works I never got around to reading. If you haven’t nominated yet, go do it! Today is the last day!
Anyway, my picks:
Only Ever Always… Penni Russon
Below… Ben Peek (Above/Below)
The Past is a Bridge Best Left Burnt… Paul Haines (The Last Days of Kali Yuga)
Space Girl Blues… Brendan Duffy (Anywhere But Earth)
SIBO… Penelope Love (Anywhere But Earth)
Best Short Story
The Patrician… Tansy Rayner Roberts (Love and Romanpunk)
Reading Coffee… Anthony Panegyris (Overland)
Into the Clouds on High… Margo Lanagan (Yellowcake)
Nation of the Night… Sue Isle (Nightsiders)
The Last March of the Silent Militia… Peter M Ball (Weird Tales)
Fruit of the Pipal Tree.. Thoraiya Dyer (After the Rain)
Best Collected Work
Love and Romanpunk… Tansy Rayner Roberts
Bad Power… Deborah Biancotti
Nightsiders… Sue Isle
After the Rain (Ed. Tehani Wessley)
Anywhere But Earth (Ed. Keith Stevenson)
The Last Days of Kali Yuga… Paul Haines
Best New Talent