I can remember, particularly after the Hugo in which the final book of the Wheel of Time series featured, a number of people suggesting that there really should be an award that examines a series as a whole. It seems the wonderful folk at the Aurealis Awards have done just that, for an Australian series at least. With the blessing of Sara Douglas’ executor, The Sara Douglass Book Series is now open for submissions.
This Award is named for one of Australia’s best known speculative fiction writers. Sara Douglass was the flagship author of the HarperVoyager Australian line, which launched the careers of many of our most popular writers, and paved the way for the vibrant and diverse speculative fiction scene Australia has today. Sara’s contribution to the state of speculative fiction in Australia cannot be underestimated, and we are proud to commemorate her in this Award.
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