Australian and New Zealanders shortlisted for Gemmell Awards, they need your vote!

Recent release of the finalists in the international Gemmell Awards for Fantasy revealed exciting Australia-New Zealand news: one of the books shortlisted for the Morningstar Award (Best Fantasy Newcomer) and two of those with cover art shortlisted for the Ravenheart Award (Best Fantasy Book Jacket/Artist) are by Australia-New Zealand authors—and all three books are authored by women!

In the running for the Morningstar Award is THE HEIR OF NIGHT (Hachette), the first novel inHelen Lowe’s debut epic fantasy series.


In the  Ravenheart Award we have:

  • Aaron Briggs for the cover of Kim Falconer’s JOURNEY BY NIGHT (Harper Voyager)
  • Frank Victoria for the cover of  Mary Victoria’s ORACLE’S FIRE (Harper Voyager)


You can read Dark Matter’s feature interview with author, Helen Lowe, in issue 9, out soon.

So please vote and support these excellent Australia-New Zealand books, their authors and artists!

To Vote:

— for ‘THE HEIR OF NIGHT – Helen Lowe’ to win the Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer,  click HERE (Then click again in the circle immediately above the book and author.)  

— for either ‘Aaron Briggs – JOURNEY BY NIGHT’ or ‘Frank Victoria – ORACLE’S FIRE’ to win the Ravenheart Award for Best Book Jacket/Artist, click HERE     (Then click again in the circle immediately above the book and author you wish to support.)

The full tally of embedded links in the order listed is:

http://www.gemmellaward.com/page/the-morningstar-award
http://www.gemmellaward.com/page/the-ravenheart-award
http://helenlowe.info/index.html
http://www.kimfalconer.com/home.html
http://maryvictoria.net/
http://www.gemmellaward.com/page/the-morningstar-award
http://www.gemmellaward.com/page/the-ravenheart-award