The Norma K Hemming Awards, under the auspices of the Australian Science Fiction Foundation (ASFF), were presented at Continuum 15 in Melbourne on Saturday June 8.
In the Long Work category, Sam Hawke’s City of Lies and Mother of Invention edited by Rivqa Rafael and Tansy Rayner Roberts shared the top honour. The Short Fiction category was won by Stephanie Gunn for “Pinion”, from the anthology Aurum.
The Norma K Hemming Award recognizes excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in a published speculative fiction work. The jury considered dozens of entries published in 2018 across the long and short form categories, comprised of short fiction, novellas, novels, edited anthologies, collections, graphic novels and stage plays.
- “Pinion”, Stephanie Gunn (Aurum, Ticonderoga Publications)
- City of Lies, Sam Hawke (Tor Books / Transworld)
- Mother of Invention, Rivqa Rafael & Tansy Rayner Roberts (Twelfth Planet Press)