Awards, Awards and Robots!

Posted By on Jun 29, 2017 |

An exciting little news update!

Recently, at the Continuum Convention in Melbourne, the Ditmar Awards were announced. The Ditmar Awards are awarded to Australian creators based on popular vote by the members of each year’s Australian National Convention (or NatCon).

This year, Defying Doomsday won the Best Collected Work category (tying with Dreaming the Dark edited by Jack Dann). Whoo! We are very excited about this and we would like to thank all of our wonderful authors, for writing such great stories. Congratulations! We also want to thank our amazing backers for making Defying Doomsday possible!

Ditmar for Defying Doomsday - very pretty with vines and birds!

Furthermore, one of our stories “Did We Break the End of the World?” by Tansy Rayner Roberts won in the Best Novelette or Novella category. Congratulations, Tansy!

While we’re at it, we also want to put the word out that nominations are still open for the D Franklin Defying Doomsday Award and we’d love to get more! You can find out more about the award and nominate eligible works via the form at:

Aaaaand! We’re not quite done yet. We want to give a shout out to Mother of Invention, the latest crowdfunded anthology coming out from Twelfth Planet Press. Mother of Invention will be edited by Tansy Rayner Roberts and Rivqa Rafael is in its last final moments of crowdfunding frenzy! This anthology will feature diverse, challenging stories about gender as it relates to the creation of artificial intelligence and robotics. You can back Mother of Invention on Kickstarter here:

Mother of Invention

I think that’s everything! Congratulations to everyone who helped make Defying Doomsday possible; thank you to D Franklin and everyone nominating for the D Franklin Defying Doomsday Award; AND good luck to Tansy and Rivqa!


– Holly and Tsana