2022 Sir Julius Vogel Awards Finalists

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyFinalists for the 2022 Sir Julius Vogel Awards have been announced by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ).

Best Novel

  • Gateway to Dark Stars, Kate Haley (self-published)
  • Butcherbird, Cassie Hart (Huia)
  • Silent Sorrow, Russell Kirkpatrick (IFWG)
  • The King of Faerie, A.J. Lancaster (Camberion)
  • A Force of Nature, Janna Ruth (self-published)
  • Foxhunt, Rem Wigmore (Queen of Swords)

Best Youth Novel

  • Welcome to the Inbetween, Kate Haley (self-published)
  • A Lair of Bones, Helen Scheuerer (Alchemy)
  • The Thaumagician’s Revenge, Gareth Ward (Walker)
  • Spark Hunter, Sonya Wilson (Ahoy!/The Cuba)
  • Fire’s Caress, Lani Wendt Young (One Tree)

Best Novella/Novelette

  • Raven’s Haven for Women of Magic, Anna Kirtlan (self-published)
  • Heart and Hearth, Anna Klein (Bonnetpunk)
  • Scales, Tails, and Hagfish, Octavia Cade (Te Herenga Waka University)
  • The Impossible Resurrection of Grief, Octavia Cade (Stelliform)
  • Monsters and Manuscripts, Jamie Sands (Grey Kelpie)
  • Against the Grain, Melanie Harding-Shaw (self-published)

Best Short Story

  • “I Will Teach You Magic”, Andi C. Buchanan (Cossmass Infinities 1/10/21)
  • “Worm Blood”, Octavia Cade (The Dark 4/21)
  • “Breath”, S.A. McKenzie (All Worlds Wayfarer Magazine Issue XI)
  • “Data Migration”, Melanie Harding-Shaw (Strange Horizon 7/12/21)
  • “Clutch. Stick. Shift”, Tehnuka (Mermaids Monthly 7/21)

Best Collected Work

  • Ten Acceptable Acts of Arson, and Other Stories, Jack Remiel Cottrell (Canterbury University)
  • Middle Distance: Long Stories of Aotearoa New Zealand, Craig Gamble, ed. (Te Herenga Waka University)
  • Alt-ernate, Melanie Harding-Shaw (self-published)
  • Year’s Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction & Fantasy Vol 3, Marie Hodgkinson, ed. (Paper Road)
  • SEEDS, Tabatha Wood (Wild Wood)

Best Professional Artwork

  • Cover of The Last Fallen Star, Vivienne To
  • Cover of Foxhunt, Laya Rose
  • Cover of Year’s Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction & Fantasy Vol 3, Rebekah Tisch
  • Cover and Illustrations for The Memory Thief, Keiran Rynhart

Best Professional Production/Publication

  • Project Tempest podcast, CJ Halbard
  • Ritual Cast episodes 23-35, Rycon Roleplays
  • Lore Olympus chapters 138-190, Rachel Smythe
  • “What You Need Right Now is a Nice Soothing Horror Story”, Tabatha Wood (The Spinoff 8/19/21)

Best Dramatic Presentation

  • Creamerie
  • Wellington Paranormal (series 3)

New Talent

  • Chloe Gong
  • Angelique Kasmara
  • Graci Kim

Best Fan Production/Publication

  • Phoenixine, John & Jo Toon (Phoenix Science Fiction Society)

Best Fan Writing

  • “Wormholes and Workers”, Andi C. Buchanan (Vector Magazine #294)
  • “SITREP”, Alex Lindsay (Phoenixine)
  • “Bibliophiles Report”, John Toon and Simon Litten (Phoenixine)
  • “Review of Philip Pullmans Serpentine”, Stephen Litten (My Opinion on Various Books)
  • “Pass the Rules”, Jo Toon (Phoenixine)
  • “Triumvirate”, Jo Toon (self-published)
  • “This Book’s About What?”, Tabatha Wood (Divination Hollow)

Best Fan Artwork

  • “Jinx”, Jules
  • “Deva”, Michelle Kan
  • “Toanga”, Michelle Kan

Services to Fandom

  • Michelle Kan
  • Matthew Pavletich

For more information, see the SFFANZ website.

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