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RORees appear on the Aurealis Awards Final Lists

Posted by Rowena Cory Daniells on March 26, 2011

Well, it’s that time of year again and the finalists for the Aurealis Awards have been announced.  (See here for the Press Release with the full list).

But for now I’m going to do the  Happy Dance for my fellow RORees.

In the Young Adult Short Story Section, we have Dirk Flinthart with his story One Story, No Refunds (Shiny#6, Twelfth Planet Press)  . And this is where it gets interesting, because Margo’s story A Thousand Flowers (Zombies Vs Unicorns, Allen and Unwin) is also nominated in the same section. And that’s not all, Tansy Rayner Roberts’ story Nine Times (Co-written with Kaia Landelius, published in Worlds Next Door, Fablecroft Publishing) is also a finalist in the same section. All I can say is what a line up!

In the Horror Short Story Section, Richard Harland’s, The Fear (Macabre: A Journey Through Australia’s Darkest Fears, Brimstone Press) is a finalist.

The we come to the Horror Novel Section where Trent’s Death Most Definite (Orbit, Hachette) is a finalist. And just to prove how versatile Trent is, his book is also a finalist in the Fantasy Novel Section! Along with Tansy Rayner Roberts’ Power and Majesty (Harper Voyager, Harper Collins).


Then we come to the Science Fiction Short Story Section where Tansy’s Relentless Adaptions (Sprawl, Twelfth Planet Press) is a finalist.

And finally we come to Science Fiction Novel Section. Here Marianne de Pierres has two books, Mirror Space and Transformation Space (Orbit, Hachette). These are the last two books of the Sentients of Orion series.

So I’m doing the Happy Dance for Richard, Dirk, Margo, Trent, Tansy and Marianne. It’s an honour for my fellow RORees to be finalists and fingers crossed on the big night in May!

8 Responses to “RORees appear on the Aurealis Awards Final Lists”

  1. Louise Curtis said

    Congratulations all of you! I think of ROR as the “Inklings” group of Australia.

    Louise Curtis

  2. Chris L said

    Hey, well done everyone!

    And Thoraiya as well. I haven’t read all of these but I did read Trent’s books and Death Most Definite deserves praise.

    Good luck to all the finalists.

  3. Yes, I second Chris on that. Congratulations Thoraiya. Have to coach the announcer on how to pronounce your name for the awards ceremony. LOL

  4. Ah, it’s a hotbed of talent, ROR is.
    *fistbumps Rowena*

  5. Trent Jamieson said

    Thanks, Rowena (and Chris L)! Inklings, Louise, I like the sound of that 🙂

  6. Thoraiya said

    Yay! Congrats RORees, and thanks Chris and Rowena (yes, you rock on pronouncing my name!). Lucky none of the ROR folks are in my category, or I’d have to come back here and flame you when I lose 😀

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