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Tsana Dolichva Tsana Dolichva i(A105796 works by)
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Tsana Dolichva is a scientist and science fiction writer who grew up in Melbourne. When not writing, reading or blogging, she studies dying stars. A passion for astronomy saw her study maths and science at the University of Melbourne, and in early 2016 she successfully completed the requirements for a Ph D in Astrophysics.

Dolichva's first published work as a science fiction author, 'The Job,' appeared in the anthology, FlashSpec Volume One (2006), Her second published work, the short story 'Broken' was published the following year in Antipodean SF. Since then Dolichva has focused largely on her blogsite, Tsana's Reads, through which she primarily reviews various subgenres of science fiction and fantasy, including young adult works. Her efforts to date have been acknowledged by the science fiction community through three Ditmar nominations for Best Fan Writer (2014-2016). Her collaboration with Holly Kench, as editors, led to the publication of the anthology Defying Doomsday in 2016.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2017 shortlisted Ditmar Awards William Atheling Jr Award For reviews, in Tsana's Reads and Reviews.
2016 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Fan Writer For body of work.
2015 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Fan Writer For body of work.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Rebuilding Tomorrow Yokine : Twelfth Planet Press , 2020 21459032 2020 anthology short story

'What if the apocalypse isn’t the end of the world? 

'In this follow-up to Defying Doomsday, disabled and chronically ill protagonists build new worlds from the remains of the old. Read new perspectives on life after the apocalypse from authors Janet Edwards, Lauren Ring, K L Evangelista, S. B. Divya, TJ Berry, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Andi C. Buchanan, Fran Wilde, Octavia Cade, Stephanie Gunn, Tyan Priss, Emilia Crowe, E. H. Mann, Katharine Duckett and Bogi Takács.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 nominated Ditmar Awards Best Collected Work
2020 winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Anthology Division
y separately published work icon Defying Doomsday Yokine : Twelfth Planet Press , 2016 9322595 2016 anthology short story

'Teens form an all-girl band in the face of an impending comet.

 A woman faces giant spiders to collect silk and protect her family.

 New friends take their radio show on the road in search of plague survivors. 

A man seeks love in a fading world. 

How would you survive the apocalypse?

Defying Doomsday is an anthology of apocalypse fiction featuring disabled and chronically ill protagonists, proving it’s not always the “fittest” who survive - it’s the most tenacious, stubborn, enduring and innovative characters who have the best chance of adapting when everything is lost' (publication blurb).

2018 finalist Norma K. Hemming Award Long Work
2017 joint winner Ditmar Awards Best Collected Work
2016 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Anthology Division
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