Just heard that WORLDSHAKER has made the shortlist for the Golden Inky award, i.e. selected as one of the 5 best YA novels by an Aussie author in the year. (The first prize is worth $2,000, but I can hardly hope to be that lucky.)
I forgot to mention some other great news at the Canberra SF/fantasy con last weekend - apparently, Ellen Datlow has blogged about the stories she's selected for her Years Best Horror anthology, and "A Guided Tour in the Kingdom of the Dead" is one of em! Yay and mega-yay! That's the David Hartwell/Tor anthology and now the Datlow anthology - two of the top, if not the top, US anthologies.
This is the cover of the David Hartwell/Tor anthology, above.
PS Must check out Tank Girl. It seems ages since I've been to the movies.
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