San Antonio’s Damien Broderick has won the A. Bertram Chandler Award, given more-or-less yearly by the Australian Science Fiction Foundation to recognize authors for “outstanding achievement in Australian science fiction.”
It’s just the latest in a nice string of coups for the transplanted Aussie, whose short story “This Wind Blowing, and This Tide” tied for the second-place Sturgeon Award this year and landed in several “Best of…” anthologies. He’s also seen stateside release of his alien abduction novel (with Rory Barnes) called “Dark Gray” and the publication of Climbing Mount Implausible: The Evolution of a Science Fiction Writer, a recent collection of early work and notes. In addition, he edited Skiffy and Memesis, a collection of critical essays from Australian SF Review.
Broderick’s latest award is named for SF writer and longtime Australian SF Foundation patron A. Bertram Chandler and decided upon by a jury. The first Chandler Award was presented in 1992 to Van Ikin at Australia’s National Science Fiction Convention. Other recent winners have included Lee Harding, Bruce Gillespie and Rosaleen Love.