New to the Aurealis website

We've added two new sections to the Aurealis website.

Go to Aurealis interviews and read interviews with top Australian and international SF authors such as Damien Broderick and Aurealis "old girl" Trudi Canavan. Coming in March is an interview with internatinally renowned Hard SF author Alastair Reynolds.

Go to the book reviews section of the website to access rviews of the latest SF books form Australia and around the world.

Subscribers are able to access these features in aurealisXpress, our monthly ebulletin months before all regular visitors to the website.

Subscribers also have the benefit of winning great prizes in aurealisXpress each month. Next month we'll be giving away an entire collection of Alastair Reynolds books, including Revelation Space and Pushing Ice, thanks to Gollancz and Hachette Livre Australia. Two lucky winners this month will each win two Doctor Who audio books, courtesy of ABC Books.

Be sure to subscribe to Aurealis to access these benefits.

The 2006 Aurealis Awards winners

The 2006 Aurealis Award winners were announced at a ceremony in Brisbane on the 27th of January. All of us involved with Aurealis magazine and Chimaera Publications heartily congratulate award winners and all who entered their work into the Aurealis Awards.

The winners for 2006 are:
Science Fiction novel
K-Machines by Damien Broderick (Avalon)

Science Fiction short story
"The Seventh Letter" by Sean Williams (Bulletin Summer Reading Edition)

Fantasy novel
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier (Pan Macmillan)

Fantasy short story
"A Fine Magic" by Margo Lanagan (Eidolon 1)

Horror novel [tie]
The Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliott (ABC Books)
Prismatic by Edwina Grey (Lothian)

Horror short story
"Dead of Winter" by Stephen Dedman (Weird Tales)

Young Adult novel
Monster Blood Tattoo by DM Cornish (Omnibus

Young Adult short story
The Arrival by Shaun Tan (Lothian)

Childrens novel
Melissa, Queen of Evil by Mardi McConnochie (Pan Macmillan)

Childrens short story [tie]
"The True Story of Mary Who Wanted to Stand on Her Head" by Jane Godwin (Allen & Unwin)
"Woolvs in the Sitee" by Margaret Wild & Anne Spudvilas (Penguin)

Golden Aurealis novel
The Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliott (ABC Books)

Golden Aurealis short story
The Arrival by Shaun Tan (Lothian)

Peter McNamara Convenors Award
Bill Congreve