Aurealis awards shortlist for 2010.

The finalists for the 2010 Aurealis Awards have recently been announced. As you may know, the Aurealis Awards are annual literary awards for Australian speculative fiction, covering the categories of science fiction, horror and fantasy fiction. Only Australians are eligible for the award, and the book must have been published within the last twelve months. Here are the Young Adult novel and Adult Science fiction, Horror and Fantasy fiction shortlists:


Merrow, by Ananda Braxton--‐Smith.

Guardian of the Dead, by Karen Healey.

The Midnight Zoo, by Sonya Hartnett.

The Life of a Teenage Body--‐Snatcher, by Doug MacLeod.

Behemoth (Leviathan Trilogy Book Two), by Scott Westerfeld.


*After the World: Gravesend, by Jason Fischer.

*Death Most Definite, by Trent Jamieson.

*Madigan Mine, by Kirstyn McDermott.


Song of Scarabaeus, by Sara Creasy.

Mirror space, by Marianne de Pierres.

Transformation Space, by Marianne de Pierres.


The silence of Medair, by Andrea K Host.

Death most definite , by Trent Jamieson.

Stormland rising, by Glenda Larke.

Hearts blood, by Juliet Marillier.

Power and majesty, by Tansy Rayner Roberts.

If you would like to read the full list of thirteen categories, please click here.

Congratulations and good luck to all the finalists. Who do you think should win? The overall winner will be announced at the Aurealis Awards ceremony on the 21st May, 2011.