Posts by Defying Doomsday


Thank you to those who submitted nominations for the 2018 D Franklin Defying Doomsday Award. This award is for media that deserves recognition for work in disability advocacy in SFF literature. The 2018 winner… is… what’s this? It seems we have two winners! Congratulations to R.B. Lemberg for the blog post: “Sergeant Bothari and Disability Representation in the Early Vorkosiverse” published in Strange...

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Rebuilding Tomorrow is a followup anthology to Defying Doomsday, which was an anthology of apocalypse-survival fiction with a focus on disabled characters. Rebuilding Tomorrow will again focus on disabled and/or chronically ill protagonists but, rather than focussing on survival in the immediate aftermath of an apocalypse, we want stories set a significant time after an apocalyptic disaster. We want stories that show society getting...

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It’s now been about three years since Defying Doomsday hit the shelves. Since then, the anthology won a Ditmar Award for Best Collected Work and was shortlisted for several other Australian awards, including the Aurealis and Norma K Hemming Awards. Now, Tsana and the team at Twelfth Planet Press are working on a follow-up anthology. Rebuilding Tomorrow will again focus on disabled and/or chronically ill protagonists and will still...

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The D Franklin Defying Doomsday Award is a special award for disability advocacy in SFF literature. This award is possible thanks to D Franklin, our wonderful Patron of Diversity who pledged the top pledge in our Pozible campaign, back in 2015. This allowed the funding of the award for three years, meaning that this will be the last year the award is given, although we hope the recognition helps those awarded in some small way.  ...

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Today we have exciting news. It’s time to announce the winner of the 2017 D Franklin Defying Doomsday Award! The D Franklin Defying Doomsday award was judged by Twelfth Planet Press publisher, Alisa Krasnostein, and Defying Doomsday editors, Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench, and was made possible by our wonderful Pozible Patron of Diversity, D Franklin. The award grants one winner per year a cash prize of $200 in recognition of...

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