New Zealand’s Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2020 Finalists Announced!
Sir Julius Vogel Award Finalists 2021
Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ) is a top award for science fiction, fantasy and horror writers from New Zealand or those living in that country.
A few weeks back, we included an article on these awards and shared its longlist. Since then, the finalists have been announced and we are delighted to share these names and works with you. Go here to see if you are able to vote.
Voting closes on May 31st.
The Court of Mortals by A.J. Lancaster, pub. Camberion Press
Blood of the Sun by Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray, pub. Raw Dog Screaming Press. (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Best Youth Novel
Earthcore Book 4: High Tide by Grace Bridges. (Splashdown Books), Amazon
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong. Pub. Simon and Schuster
Golden City by S.R. Manssen, pub. Manssen Publishing House
Brasswitch and Bot by Gareth Ward, pub Walker Books Australia. Purchase
Hexes and Vexes by Nova Blake, pub. Witchy Fiction NZ
How to Get a Girlfriend (When you’re a Terrifying Monster) by Marie Cardno. Purchase
Marbles by Sean Monaghan. Asimov’s Science Fiction, July/August 2020
Riverwitch by Rem Wigmore, pub. Witchy Fiction
Best Short Story
Salt Water, Rose Red by E. Celeste, pub. (Dually Noted F(r)iction Log)
Synaesthete by Melanie Harding-Shaw, pub. Things in the Well
For Want of Human Parts by Casey Lucas, pub. Diabolical Plots
The Good Wife by Lee Murray, pub. Weird Tales, Issue 364
Arachne’s Web by James Rowland, pub. Aurealis Issue #132
Best Collected Work
The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper by A.J. Fitzwater, pub. Queen of Swords Press. Buy here.
The Better Sister and Other Stories by Piper Mejia, pub. Breach
Grotesque: Monster Stories by Lee Murray, pub. Things in the Well.
Best Professional Artwork
Cover art for “No Man’s Land” by A.J. Fitzwater – Laya Rose, pub. Paper Road Press
Cover art for for “Year’s Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction and Fantasy Volume 2” , edited by Marie Hodgkinson – Laya Rose, pub. Paper Road Press
Cover art for “The Chaos Curse”, by Sayantani DasGupta – Vivienne To, pub. Scholastic
Cover art for “The Stone Wētā” by Octavia Cade – Emma Weakley, pub. Paper Road Press
Best Professional Production/Publication
This is Not the End (chapters 1.5-2.10) by Deanna Gunn Website
Masterpiece (Or Artful Dodgers) – Michelle Kan
Fantastical Worlds and Futures at the World’s Edge: A History of New Zealand Science Fiction and Fantasy, Simon Litten and Sean McMullen, Aurealis Issue 132
How New Zealand’s Best Fantasy and Science Fiction Authors got Shafted on a Global Stage, Casey Lucas, pub. (The Spinoff)
Wonderland Nights: White Rabbit’s Diary, Sky Bear Games, Steam.
Aotearoa is Not Middle Earth, Alexander Stronach, (The Spinoff)
Ministry for Public Art fan art – Shaun Garea
Oriental Bay Piranhas – Shaun Garea
Destiny & dead people tea – Michelle Kan
Faerie Ring (critical role) – Michelle Kan
Blue and Red (This is How You Lose the Time War) – Laya Rose
Gyre from The Luminous Dead – Laya Rose
Best Fan Production/Publication
Codex – Stephen Brough (Lost Arcana)
FIYAHCON Guest of Honour Speech – Cassie Hart
Mollymauk Tealeaf – Court of Jesters (showcase) – Michelle Kan
Phoenixine – Edited by John and Jo Toon
Dramatic Chairing of the 2020 WSFS Business meeting – Darusha Wehm
CoNZealand Souvenir book – Darusha Wehm and Amber Carter
Best Fan Writing
Alone Together at the Edge of the World – Andi C. Buchanan (CoNZealand Souvenir Book)
Queer Speculative Aotearoa New Zealand – A.J. Fitzwater, (LGBTQ Reads)
Review of Hello Strange – Dylan Howell , (My Opinion on Books)
SITREP – Alex Lindsay, (Phoenixine)
What If – Kyra Saywell, (Poetry Box)
An exploration of menstruation in horror and dark fiction – Tabatha Wood (horrortree.com)
Services to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Services to Fandom
Nigel Rowe et al
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Stephanie Ellis writes dark speculative prose and poetry and has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies. Her longer work includes the folk horror novels, The Five Turns of the Wheel and Reborn, and the novellas, Bottled and Paused. Her novel, The Woodcutter, is due for release via Brigids Gate Press in 2023. Her dark poetry has been published in her collections Lilith Rising (co-authored with Shane Douglas Keene), Foundlings (co-authored with Cindy O’Quinn) and Metallurgy, as well as the HWA Poetry Showcase Volumes VI, VII, VIII, and IX and Black Spot Books Under Her Skin. She can be found supporting indie authors at HorrorTree.com via the weekly Indie Bookshelf Releases. She is an active member of the HWA and can be found at https://stephanieellis.org, on Twitter at @el_stevie, Instagram stephanieellis7963 and also somewhere on Facebook.