Monday, April 14, 2014

2014 Sir Julius Vogel Awards nominees

The nominees for the 2014 Sir Julius Vogel Awards have been announced. The Sir Julius Vogel Awards are awarded each year and recognize the best works published the previous year in New Zealand science fiction, fantasy and horror. The awards were presented for the first time in 1989 as a fan award and from 2002 are run by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ) and aimed at the professional science fiction and fantasy community. The winners of the 2014 Sir Julius Vogel Awards will be announced on Saturday, 26th April in a ceremony held at The Surrey Hotel, Auckland, during ConClave 2, the 35th New Zealand National Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention.

Best novel:
“Heartwood” by Freya Robertson (Angry Robot Books)
“Journey of Shadows” by Sam J. Charlton
“A Cold Day in Hell” by Sharon Hannaford
“Night’s Favour” by Richard Parry
“Crystal Venom” by Steve Wheeler (Harper Voyager)
“The Wind City” by Summer Wigmore (Steam Press)

Best youth novel:
“Talisman of Vim” by Robert Wainwright (Makaro Press)
“Pratibhashali (The Talented)” by Sanjay Joshi (Silver Leaf Publishing)
“Raven Flight” by Juliet Marillier (Pan Macmillan)
“Fountain of Forever” by K.D. Berry (Bluewood Publishing)
“When We Wake” by Karen Healey (Little Brown)

Best novella:
“Cave Fever” by Lee Murray (“Regeneration”/Random Static)
“Wings, Fangs and Shadows” by Cindy Hargreaves
“In a World Full of Birds” by I.K. Paterson-Harkness (“Regeneration”/Random Static)
“This Other World” by Anna Caro (Crossed Genres)
“At the Bay of Cthulhu” by Matt & Debbie Cowens

Best short story:
“Waking the Taniwha” by Dan Rabarts (Wiley Writers)
“Ahi Kā” by Eileen Mueller & Alicia Ponder (NorthWrite 2013)
“All That Glitters” by Dan Rabarts (“Ministry Protocol – Thrilling Tales of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurances”/Imagine That Studios)
“Love Hurts” by Jan Goldie (“Baby Teeth”/Paper Road Press)
“By Bone-Light” by Juliet Marillier (“Prickle Moon”/Ticonderoga Publications)
“Lockdown” by Piper Mejia (“Baby Teeth”/Paper Road Press)

Best collected work:
“Beyond This Age” edited by Lee Murray & Piper Mejia (Oceanbook)
“Baby Teeth” edited by Dan Rabarts & Lee Murray (Paper Road Press)
“Twisty Christmas Tales” by Eileen Mueller, Alicia Ponder & Peter Friend (Phantom Feather Press)
“Regeneration: New Zealand Speculative Fiction 2” edited by Anna Caro & Juliet Buchanan (Random Static)
“Prickle Moon” by Juliet Marillier (Ticonderoga Publications)

Best professional artwork:
Samara Kirkham for the cover of “Beyond This Age” edited by Lee Murray & Piper Mejia (Oceanbook)
Emma Weakley for the cover of “Regeneration: New Zealand Speculative Fiction 2” edited by Anna Caro & Juliet Buchanan (Random Static)

Best professional production/publication:
“The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey, Chronicles: Creatures and Characters” by Daniel Falconer (HarperCollins)
“WearableArt” (Craig Potton Publishing)
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Chronicles: Art and Design” by Daniel Falconer (HarperCollins)

Best dramatic presentation:
“The Almighty Johnsons” (Season 3) - Created by James Griffin & Rachel Lang, Producer - Mark Besley, Executive Producers - James Griffin, Chris Bailey, Kelly Martin, John Barnett (South Pacific Films)
“Eternity” - Written, directed and produced by Alex Galvin (Eternity Productions)

Fan Award Nominees:

Best fan production/publication:
“Novazine” - Jacqui Smith
Filking concert at Au Contraire 2013 - Murderous Little Toys (Daphne Lawless, Alastair Gibson, Tanya Gardner, Tricia Hall)
“Angels in the Fog” - Live-Action Role-Playing Game created by Russ Kale 
“Phoenixine” - John & Lynelle Howell

Best fan artwork:
“Gorgth Goes Shopping” by Matt Cowens (Au Contraire 2013 convention book)

Best fan writing:
Alan Parker
Steve Litten
Alan Robson and Jane Lindskold
Lynelle Howell
Sam J. Charlton
Jacqui Smith

Best new talent:
Sharon Hannaford
Dan Rabarts
Robert Wainwright
Angela Oliver
R.L. Stedman

Service to fandom:
The League of Victorian Imagineers

Services to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror:
Helen Lowe
HarperCollins NZ

Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees!

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