Julius Vogel Nominees

The nominations for the 2016 Sir Julius Vogel Awards have been announced. The awards are given annually by The Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ) for excellence in science fiction and fantasy by New Zealanders and New Zealand residents. This year’s awards will be presented at AuContraire 2016.

Professional Award Nominees

Best Novel

  • Ardus, by Jean Gilbert
  • Mariah’s Dream, by Grace Bridges
  • Vestiges of Flames, by Lyn McConchie
  • Currents of Change, by Darian Smith
  • Shards of Ice, by Catherine Mede
  • Sun Touched, by J.C. Hart

Best Youth Novel

  • The Caretaker of Imagination, by Z. R. Southcombe
  • Dragons Realm, by Eileen Mueller
  • Brave’s Journey, by Jan Goldie
  • Lucy’s Story: The End of the World, by Z. R. Southcombe
  • Deadline Delivery, by Peter Friend

Best Novella / Novelette

  • Pocket Wife, by I. K. Paterson-Harkness
  • The Way the Sky Curves, by J. C. Hart
  • The Molenstraat Music Festival, by Sean Monaghan
  • The Last, by Grant Stone
  • The Ghost of Matter, by Octavia Cade
  • Burn, by J. C. Hart
  • Bree’s Dinosaur, by A. C. Buchanan

Best Short Story

  • “The Thief’s Tale,” by Lee Murray
  • “Pride,” by Jean Gilbert
  • “Floodgate,” by Dan Rabarts
  • “The Shelver,” by Piper Mejia
  • “The Harpsicord Elf,” by Sean Monoghan
  • “Drag Marks,” by Darian Smith

Best Collected Work

  • Shifting Worlds: a collection of short stories, by Darian Smith
  • Shortcuts: Track 1, edited by Marie Hodgkinson
  • The Survivors: Heroic Edition, by V. L. Dreyer
  • Write Off Line 2015: The Earth We Knew, by Jean Gilbert, edited by Chad Dick
  • SpecFicNZ Shorts
  • Beyond the Veil: A collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Lauren Haddock/Jessica Harvey

Best Professional Artwork

  • Cover of The Earth We Knew: A Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy, by Kodi Murray
  • Cover for Shortcuts – Track 1, by K.C. Bailey
  • Cover for Pisces of Fate, by Henry Christian-Sloane
  • Cover for Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death, by Imojen Faith Hancock

Best Professional Production/Publication

  • “Ahead of her time and lost in time: on feminism, gender, and bisexuality,” by AJ Fitzwater
  • The Face of Oblivion, A LARP, written by Catherine Pegg
  • White Cloud Worlds Anthology 3, edited by Paul Tobin

Fan Award Nominees

Best Fan Production/ Publication

  • Phoenixine, edited by John & Lynelle Howell

Best Fan Writing

  • John Toon
  • June Young
  • Terri Doyle

Special Award Nominees

Best New Talent

  • Jean Gilbert
  • Octavia Cade
  • Y. K. Willemse
  • Eileen Mueller

Services To Science Fiction, Fantasy And Horror

  • Marie Hodgkinson

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