The 2018 Norma K Hemming Awards, given by the Australian Science Fiction Foundation (ASFF), were announced at a ceremony June 8 at Continuum in Melbourne.
The award is designed to recognize excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in a published speculative fiction work. The winners receive citations and a monetary prize.
Eligible works were published in 2016 and 2017 across the long and short form categories, comprised of short fiction, novellas, novels, edited anthologies, collections, graphic novels and stage plays.
The winners are:
Short Fiction Category (stories up to 17,500 words)
- “Coral Bones”, Foz Meadows (Monstrous Little Voices, Abaddon Books)
Long Work Category
- Terra Nullius, Claire G Coleman, (Hachette)
[Thanks to Mark Hepworth for the story.]