Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Sir Julius Vogel Awards for New Zealand
Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror - 2009 Results Announced

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Sir Julius Vogel Awards. Categories and winners in each category are listed.

Professional Awards Section
Best Novel
Adult Winner : Dark Heart by Russell Kirkpatrick (HarperVoyager, Harper Collins, NZ)

Best Novel - Young Adult Winner : Thornspell by Helen Lowe (Knopf, Random House Children’s Books, USA)

Best Novella/Novelette Winner : Stroke of Enticement by Nalini Singh, in “The Magical Cat”
(The Berkley Publishing Group, Penguin; USA)

Best Collected Work Winner : The Invisible Road by Elizabeth Knox (HarperVoyager, HarperCollins, NZ)

Best New Talent Winner : Helen Lowe
For the following body of work in the science fiction and fantasy genres :
Novel :
Thornspell” first published in 2008 by Knopf, Random House Children’s Books, USA
Short Fiction:
The Brother King”, first published September 2005 in Carve-zine (USA); re-published in The Best of Carve Magazine (March 2006, USA)
Red Earth”, first published in Borderlands (Issue 10, 31 March 2008, Australia)
Ithaca”, first published in JAAM 26 (November 2008, NZ)
The Wayfarer”, first published in Takahe 62, (NZ) 2007
Argos”, first published in Grow (Australia), 2008
The Trojan Shore” and “Homing”, first published in JAAM 26 (NZ)

This year's Sir Julius Vogel Awards were voted on at Conscription, the 2009 New Zealand National Science Fiction Convention, held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Mangere, Auckland, NZ over Queen’s Birthday Weekend.

The Sir Julius Vogel Awards were awarded to professionals and fans for work that was undertaken, completed or released during the 2008 calendar year.
To see full nomination details, go to

The Sir Julius Vogel Awards are administered by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand.

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