The Courier’s New Bicycle by Kim Westwood just keeps on attracting praise! Not only did it pick up both the Ditmar Award for Best Novel and the Best Science Fiction Novel at the Aurealis Awards, but Kim’s story of a dystopian future Melbourne has now been shortlisted for a Best First Fiction Ned Kelly Award for AND a Sisters in Crime Davitt Award for Best Fiction!
In case you needed any more convincing to go and read it, Nalini Haynes great review for The Courier’s New Bicycle for the Dark Matter Fanzine blog really should do the job!
” The Courier’s New Bicycle is a masterpiece; I haven’t felt this way about a work since Wings of Desire. Highly recommended; this is brilliant speculative fiction not to be missed. ”
Be sure to check out more great posts and reviews over at the Dark Matter fanzine blog!
5 Voyager authors have been shortlisted in the 2012 Norma K Hemming Award! The Devil’s Diadem by the late great Sara Douglass, Hindsight by A A Bell, Eona by Alison Goodman, Road to the Soul by Kim Falconer & The Shattered City by Tansy Rayner Roberts. The Norma K Hemming Award recognises excellence in the exploration of race, gender, sexuality, class and disability in Australian speculative fiction. Congratulations guys!
Four Voyager titles have been nominated in the David Gemmell Awards! Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence ( HarperUK & HarperAUS ) & Heir of Night by Helen Lowe ( HarperUS ) are up for the Morningstar Award ( Best debuts of 2011 ) & the covers for both Journey by Night by Aaron Briggs ( HarperAUS ) & Oracle’s Fire by Frank Victoria ( HarperAUS ) are up for the Ravenheart Award ( best cover art of 2011 ) Congratulations to all our authors & artists!
Vote for Prince of Thorns or The Heir of Night here: http://www.gemmellaward.com/page/the-morningstar-award
and vote for either Journey by Night or Oracle’s Fire here: http://www.gemmellaward.com/page/the-ravenheart-award
For the last three years, the David Gemmell awards have ‘celebrated the history and cultural importance of Fantasy literature’ to ‘appreciate & reward excellence in the field.’ The polls are open for the 2012 David Gemmell awards and we hope you have been voting. If you haven’t though, THERE IS STILL TIME!
The Legend Award celebrates the book voted best release of the year. The winner is presented with a unique, scale model of Snaga (the legendary axe of Druss the Legend) from Raven Armoury. The blades of the axe are even laser-etched with the winner’s name & novel.
Voyager is proud to have four superb books on the longlist for the Legend award, including George RR Martin’s award-winning A Dance of Dragons, Raymond E. Feist’s epic A Kingdom Besieged, Blake Charlton’s enthralling Spellbound, and Sara Douglas’s haunting Devil’s Diadem.
The Morningstar Award is to celebrate the newcomers to the fantasy genre, whose first book published in English will fight it out amongst the other young bloods to be crowned the fans undisputed New Blood Fantasy Champion.
Mark Lawrence’s dark, relentless debut, Prince of Thorns, is deservedly in the running.
Congratulations to all our authors who have made it this far! Winners will be announced on 15th June 2012 at the awards ceremony at London’s Magic Circle.
Polls close on the 31st of March, so there’s still time to visit http://www.gemmellaward.com/ and show support for the authors you love!