The Australian Science Fiction Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 2015 Norma K Hemming Award. The award is given to works that focus on topics of race, gender, sexuality, class and disability in speculative fiction. This year’s list is fairly varied. The only work I was not aware of is Paddy O’Reilly’s, though the more I think about it I may have seen
him her interviewed on the Book Show. Booktopia have some signed copies here, if you are quick.
EDIT: Paddy O’Reilly is actually a woman. My apologies to the author who I obviously hadn’t heard of.
The Female Factory collection by Lisa L Hannett and Angela Slatter, published by Twelfth Planet Press in November 2014
Nil By Mouth novel by LynC, published by Satalyte Publishing in June 2014
North Star Guide Me Home novel by Jo Spurrier, published by HarperVoyager in May 2014
Razorhurst novel by Justine Larbalestier, published by Allen & Unwin in July 2014
The Wonders novel by Paddy O'Reilly published by Affirm Press in July 2014
Further information can be found on the Awards here.