Awards

Awards/Commendations

2018 Australian Shadows Award Finalist (Paul Haines Award for Long Fiction): “Time and Tide” in Cthulhu Deep Down Under, Volume 2 (IFWG Publishing Australia, 2017)
2016 Ditmar Award Finalist (Best Collection) for Peripheral Visions: The Collected Ghost Stories (IFWG Publishing Australia, 2015)
2015 Australian Shadows Award Finalist
(Paul Haines Award for Long Fiction) for “The Whimper” from Peripheral Visions: The Collected Ghost Stories (IFWG Publishing Australia, 2015)
2015 Australian Shadows Award (Best Collected Work) for Peripheral Visions: The Collected Ghost Stories (IFWG Publishing Australia, 2015)
2014 Australian Shadows Award Finalist (Paul Haines Award for Long Fiction) for “The Shark God Covenant” from Dimension6 Speculative Fiction e-zine #3 (Coeur de Lion)
2014 Ditmar Award
(Best Novel) for Fragments of a Broken Land: Valarl Undead (2013)
2013 Australian Shadows Award Finalist (Paul Haines Award for Long Fiction) for “Soul Killer” in Zombies vs Robots: Diplomacy (IDW Publishing, 2012)
2012 Aurealis Award Finalist (Best Horror Short Story) for “Escena de un Asesinato” from the anthology Exotic Gothic 4, edited by Danel Olson (PS Publishing)
2012 Australian Shadows Award Finalist (Long Fiction) for “Escena de un Asesinato” from the anthology Exotic Gothic 4, edited by Danel Olson (PS Publishing)
2011 Aurealis Award Finalist (Science Fiction Short Story) for “Desert Madonna” from the anthology Anywhere But Earth, edited by Keith Stevenson (Coeur De Lion)
2010 Aurealis Award Finalist (Horror Short Story) for “Wasting Matilda” from Zombie Apocalypse!, edited by Stephen Jones (Mammoth Books UK/Running Press US)
2010 Ditmar Award
(Best Fan Writer) for Undead Backbrain
2009 William Atheling Jnr Award for Criticism or Review
— nomination for “George A. Romero: Master of the Living Dead” (2008)
2009 Ditmar Award
(Best Fan Writer) for Undead Backbrain
2009 Ditmar Award Finalist
(Best Collection) for Creeping in Reptile Flesh (2008)
2009 Ditmar Award Finalist (Best Novella) for “Creeping in Reptile Flesh” (2008)
2009 Ditmar Award Finalist
(Best Short Story) for “Moments of Dying” (2008)
2009 Aurealis Award Finalist
(Best Anthology/Collection) for Creeping in Reptile Flesh (2008)
2008 Ditmar Award Finalist (Best Fan Writer) for reviews on his website
2008 Ditmar Award Finalist (Best Fan Production) for Daikaiju Limerick Competition (2007)
2007 William Atheling Jnr Award for Criticism or Review — nomination “Man and Super-Monster: A History of Daikaiju Eiga and its Metaphorical Undercurrents”, Borderlands #7, 2006 read
2006 William Atheling Jnr Award for Criticism or Review
for “Divided Kingdom: King Kong vs Godzilla” (2005) read
2006 Ditmar Award for Best Collection
for Daikaiju! Giant Monster Tales (edited with Robin Pen) (2005)
2005 William Atheling Jnr Award for Criticism or Review
for review of Weight of Water at HoodReviews: “Is this film a ghost story?” (2004) — joint winner with Jason Nahrung
2003 Aurealis Award Honourable Mention
(Horror Short Story) for “Number 7” (2002)
2002 Ditmar Award Finalist
(Professional Achievement) for Shades Series (2001)
2002 Ditmar Award Finalist (Short Story) for “Rotten Times” (2001)
2002 Aurealis Award Finalist (Horror Short Story) for “Rotten Times” (2001)
2001 Ditmar Award Finalist (Short Story) for “That Old Black Graffiti” (2000)
2001 Aurealis Award Finalist (Horror Short Story) for “That Old Black Graffiti” (2000)
2000 Ditmar Award Finalist (Horror Short Story) for “Primal Etiquette” in Orb #0
2000 William Atheling Jnr Award for Criticism or Review — nomination for writings on i.am website
1990 Readercon Award (US) runner-up in the Best Collection by a Single Author category for Day-Dreaming on Company Time (1988)
1989 Australian Golden Dagger Award runner-up for “Dangerous Specimens”
1988 Australian Golden Dagger Award winner for “Dead End”
1975 Canberra Times National Short Story Competition winner for “Orientation”