The shortlist for this year’s Norma K Hemming Award has been released. This jury award marks excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class and disability in science fiction produced either in Australia or by Australian citizens and first published in the calendar year preceding the year in which the award is given.

As such, Twelfth Planet Press congratulates all the shortlistees and is proud to announce that two of our books from 2013 have made the shortlist:

A Very Unusual Pursuit – City of Orphans by Catherine Jinks (Allen & Unwin)

Caution: Contains Small Parts by Kirstyn McDermott (Twelfth Planet Press)

Dark Serpent by Kylie Chan (HarperVoyager)

Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near (Random House)

Rupetta by N. A. Sulway (Tartarus Press (UK))

Trucksong by Andrew Macrae (Twelfth Planet Press)

The winner will be announced at Continuum X, the 53rd Natcon, in Melbourne 6-9 June.