Saturday Hangovers (Updated)

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  1. Not 100% sure, but here’s the I-think-these-won but I took no notes so this will have to do until Locus or someone posts the proper list.
    It was held at the (classy) Contemporay Arts Ctr, great fun, very quick, and had an open bar afterward!
    the Golden Aurealis were won by:
    Monster Blood Tattoo: Book One. Foundling, D.M. Cornish, Omnibus
    Short Story:
    The Arrival, Shaun Tan, Lothian
    2006 Aurealis Awards
    Science Fiction Novels
    K-Machines, Damien Broderick, Avalon
    Science Fiction Short Stories
    The Seventh Letter, Sean Williams Bulletin Summer Reading Edition
    Horror Novel (split)
    The Pilo Family Circus, Will Elliott, ABC Books
    Prismatic, Edwina Grey, Lothian
    Horror Short Story
    Dead of Winter Stephen Dedman Weird Tales #339
    Fantasy Novel
    Wildwood Dancing, Juliet Marillier Pan MacMillan
    Fantasy Short Story
    A Fine Magic Margo Lanagan Eidolon I
    Young Adult Novel
    Monster Blood Tattoo: Book One. Foundling, D.M. Cornish, Omnibus
    Young Adult Short Story
    The Arrival, Shaun Tan, Lothian
    Children’s Novel
    Melissa Queen of Evil, Mardi McConnochie, Pan Macmillan
    Children’s Short Fiction (split)
    The True Story of Mary Who Wanted to Stand on Her Head, Jane Godwin, Allen &
    Woolvs in the Sitee, Margaret Wild, Anne Spudvilas, Penguin

  2. I’d be interested to see what you think of “Monster Blood”, Gwenda. I tried to read it for a column last fall but it seemed too heavy on cliches for me. The reader is expected to accept a lot of stuff as just spontaneously happening in the first few chapters (casual meetings with the exact right people on the street, etc.) and I couldn’t do it. It also bugged me that the girl who has been training her whole life gets whacked right off the bat by wonder boy who doesn’t have a clue but is suddenly “the one”. So just like that she has to start answering to him. That might be a problem more for female readers than male, but it rubbed me the wrong way.
    I quit about 1/3 of the way through though so maybe it gets a lot better. I just couldn’t hang in there.

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