The 2016 Norma K. Hemming Award finalists have been announced. The award is given by the Australian Science Fiction Foundation for thought-provoking approaches to race, gender, sexuality, class and disability in Australian speculative fiction.
- Novel: The Hush by Skye Melki-Wegner, published by Penguin Random House
- Novel: The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig, published by HarperVoyager
- Novel: Theophilus Grey And the Demon Thief by Catherine Jinks, published by Allen & Unwin
- Novel: The Orchid Nursery by Louise Katz, published by Lacuna Publishing
- Novella: “The Pyramids of London” by Andrea K Höst, self published
- Novella: “Formaldehyde” by Jane Rawson, published by Seizure Books
- Novel: Welcome to Orphancorp by Marlee Jane Ward, published by Seizure Books
The award will be presented to the winner at Contact 2016, the 55th Australian National Science Fiction Convention in Brisbane, held March 25-28.
[Thanks to Rose Mitchell for the story.]