2018 Sir Julius Vogel Award Nominees

Finalists for the 2018 Sir Julius Vogel Award have been announced by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ). Winners will be selected by members of SFFANZ and Conclave3, and honored at the convention, March 30 – April 2, 2018 at the Surrey Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand.

Best Novel

Best Youth Novel

Best Novella/Novelette

Best Short Story

  • “Earthcore: Initiation”, Grace Bridges (self-published)
  • “Syren Song”, A.C. Buchanan (Kaleidotrope)
  • “The Stone Weta”, Octavia Cade (Clarkesworld 8/17)
  • “From the Womb of the Land, Our Bones Entwined”, A.J. Fitzwater (Pacific Monsters)
  • “Crimson Birds of Small Miracles”, Sean Monaghan (Asimov’s 1-2/17)

Best Collected Work

Best Professional Artwork

  • Story poster for “Earthcore: Initiation”, Grace Bridges (self-published)
  • Cover for Mark Johnson’s The Madman’s Bridge, Patrick McDonald (Cloud Ink)
  • Cover for J.C. Hart’s Beneath Broken Waves, Kate Strawbridge (Etherhart)
  • Cover for J.C. Hart’s In the Earth’s Embrace, Kate Strawbridge (Etherhart)
  • Cover for Kevin Berry’s Teleport, Kate Strawbridge (self-published)

Best Professional Production/Publication

  • Breach
  • Mistlands, Laya Rose (self-published)

Best Dramatic Presentation

  • The Changeover
  • The Cul de Sac, season 2
  • One Thousand Ropes

Best New Talent

  • Barbara Howe
  • Mark Johnson
  • J. Rackham
  • Gareth Ward

Best Fan Production/Publication

  • LexiCon convention booklet
  • Phoenixine
  • Summer Star Trek: Journey to Babel

Best Fan Writing

  • “SITREP”, Alex Lindsay (Phoenixine)
  • “Pass the Rules”, Jo Toon (Phoenixine)

Best Fan Artwork

  • John Toon, contributions to Phoenixine and LexiCon convention booklet

Services to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

  • Andi Buchanan
  • Darian Smith

Services to Fandom

  • Jan Butterworth


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