Aurealis Award for best anthology

The Aurealis Awards are presented annually by the Australia-based Chimaera Publications and WASFF to published works in order to "recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy, horror writers".[2] To qualify, a work must have been first published by an Australian citizen or permanent resident between 1 January and 31 December of the corresponding year;[3] the presentation ceremony is held the following year. It has grown from a small function of around 20 people to a two-day event attended by over 200 people.[4]

Since their creation in 1995, awards have been given in various categories of speculative fiction. Categories currently include science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative young adult fiction—with separate awards for novels and short fiction—collections, anthologies, illustrative works or graphic novels, children's fiction told primarily through words, children's fiction told primarily through pictures, and an award for excellence in speculative fiction.[2] The awards have attracted the attention of publishers by setting down a benchmark in science fiction and fantasy. The continued sponsorship by publishers such as HarperCollins and Orbit has identified the award as an honour to be taken seriously.[5]

The results are decided by a panel of judges from a list of submitted nominees; the long-list of nominees is reduced to a short-list of finalists.[2] The judges are selected from a public application process by the Award's management team.[6]

This article lists all the short-list nominees and winners in the best anthology category. The award for best anthology was first awarded in 2008 along with two other categories; best collection and best illustrated book or graphic novel to replace the discontinued Golden Aurealis awards.[2][6] Jonathan Strahan has won the award five times, while Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios have won it twice. Strahan holds the record for most nominations, having been nominated 19 times.

Aurealis Award for best anthology
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The Aurealis Award design is often placed on the winning book's cover as a promotional tool.[1]
Awarded forExcellence in speculative fiction anthologies
CountryAustralia
Presented byChimaera Publications,
WASFF
First awarded2008
Currently held byJonathan Strahan
WebsiteOfficial site

Winners and nominees

In the following table, the years correspond to the year of the book's eligibility; the ceremonies are always held the following year. Each year links to the corresponding "year in literature" article. Entries with a blue background have won the award; those with a white background are the nominees on the short-list.

  *   Winners and joint winners
  *   Nominees on the shortlist

Year Editor(s) Anthology Publisher Ref
2008 Jonathan Strahan* The Starry Rift Viking Children’s Books [7]
2008 Bill Congreve & Michelle Marquardt Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, Fourth Annual Volume MirrorDanse Books [7][8]
2008 Jack Dann Dreaming Again HarperVoyager [7]
2009 Jonathan Strahan* Eclipse 3 Night Shade Books [9]
2009 Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan The New Space Opera 2 Harper Eos [9]
2009 Alisa Krasnostein & Tehani Wessely New Ceres Nights Twelfth Planet Press [9]
2009 Keith Stevenson X6 Coeur de Lion Publishing [9]
2009 Jonathan Strahan Eclipse 2 Night Shade Books [9]
2010 Jonathan Strahan & Marianne S. Jablon* Wings of Fire Night Shade Books [10]
2010 Angela Challis & Marty Young Macabre: A Journey Through Australia's Darkest Fears Brimstone Press [11]
2010 Alisa Krasnostein Sprawl Twelfth Planet Press [11]
2010 Amanda Pillar & Pete Kempshall Scenes from the Second Storey Morrigan Books [11]
2010 Jonathan Strahan Godlike Machines SF Book Club [11]
2011 Jack Dann & Nick Gevers* Ghosts by Gaslight HarperVoyager [12]
2011 Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2010 Ticonderoga Publications [13]
2011 Amanda Pillar & K. V. Taylor Ishtar Gilgamesh Press [13]
2011 Jonathan Strahan The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 5 Night Shade Books [13]
2011 Jonathan Strahan Life on Mars Viking Press [13]
2012 Jonathan Strahan* The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume 6 Night Shade Books [14]
2012 Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011 Ticonderoga Publications [15]
2012 Amanda Pillar Bloodstones Ticonderoga Publications [15]
2012 Jonathan Strahan Under My Hat Random House [15]
2012 Jonathan Strahan Edge of Infinity Solaris Books [15]
2013 Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene* (tie) The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012 Ticonderoga Publications [16][17]
2013 Tehani Wessely* (tie) One Small Step, An Anthology of Discoveries FableCroft Publishing [16][17]
2013 Liz Grzyb Dreaming of Djinn Ticonderoga Publications [16]
2013 Jonathan Strahan The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Seven Night Shade Books [16]
2013 Tehani Wessely Focus 2012: Highlights of Australian Short Fiction FableCroft Publishing [16]
2014 Alisa Krasnostein & Julia Rios* Kaleidoscope Twelfth Planet Press [18]
2014 Liz Grzyb Kisses by Clockwork Ticonderoga Publications [19]
2014 Dominica Malcolm Amok: An Anthology of Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction Solarwyrm Press [19]
2014 Jonathan Strahan Reach for Infinity Solaris Books [19]
2014 Jonathan Strahan Fearsome Magics Solaris Books [19]
2014 Tehani Wessely Phantazein FableCroft Publishing [19]
2015 Amanda Pillar* Bloodlines Ticonderoga Publications [20]
2015 Liz Grzyb Hear Me Roar Ticonderoga Publications [21]
2015 Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2014 Ticonderoga Publications [21]
2015 Jonathan Strahan Meeting Infinity Solaris [21]
2015 Jonathan Strahan The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 9 Ticonderoga Publications [21]
2015 Tehani Wessely Focus 2014: highlights of Australian short fiction FableCroft Publishing [21]
2016 Julia Rios & Alisa Krasnostein* Year's Best YA Speculative Fiction Twelfth Planet Press [22][23]
2016 Jack Dann Dreaming in the Dark PS Publishing [22]
2016 Tsana Dolichva & Holly Kench Defying Doomsday Twelfth Planet Press [22]
2016 Jonathan Strahan The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 10 Solaris [22]
2016 Tehani Wessely In Your Face FableCroft Publishing [22]
2017 Jonathon Strahan* Infinity Wars Rebellion/Solaris [24][25]
2017 Shane Jiraiya Cummings & Anthony Ferguson Midnight Echo 12 Australasian Horror Writers Association [24]
2017 Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015 Ticonderoga Publications [24]
2017 Keith Stevenson Dimension6: Annual Collection 2017 coeur de lion publishing [24]
2017 Jonathon Strahan The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 11 Rebellion/Solaris [24]

See also

  • Ditmar Award, an Australian science fiction award established in 1969

References

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External links

Reach for Infinity

Reach for Infinity is a 2014 science fiction anthology edited by Jonathan Strahan. In 2015, it was nominated for a Locus Award for Best Anthology, an Aurealis Award for Best Anthology and the Philip K. Dick Award.

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