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The Sir Julius Vogel awards are fan voted awards for various endeavours in the science fiction, fantasy or horror fields by New Zealanders. Professional nominations can be for novels, short stories, art and others. Fan nominations can be for fanzine, writing, art, services to fandom, services to science fiction and more. The awards are administered by The Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand.

Sir Julius Vogel was a Prime Minister of New Zealand, and wrote in 1889 what was probably the first full length Science Fiction novel by a New Zealander, Anno Domini 2000 - A Woman's Destiny.

This book was strongly centred around New Zealand, and was a utopian view of the future in which women would hold many positions of authority. "Predictions" which have come true...

At OdysseyCon in 2001, the proposal was made to have the fan awards called the Sir Julius Vogel Awards. The vote by the fans was near unanimous in favour of the name. 2009 nominees| 2008 Winners | 2008 Shortlist | Past Winners 2002 - 2007

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, corner of Kirkbride and Ascot Roads, Mangere, Auckland, NZ over Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Results were announced to the Conscription attendees on the evening of Sunday 31st May 2009 after the convention banquet.

Sir Julius Vogel Award Winners & Nominations 2009 (for 2008 calender year)

Best Novel -Adult

Dark Heart (Husk)

Winner: Dark Heart by Russell Kirkpatrickbuy_from_fishpond

When the gods want to kill you, where can you hide? Noetos has an artefact that everyone wants. Now reunited with his children, he flees up the coast, pursued by powerful forces intent on his destruction at any cost. Meanwhile, Lenares becomes leader of the Cosmographers after her mistress Mahudia is killed. Lenares has a particular affinity with numbers and she senses something very wrong in the world. Trained to read the presence of the gods in the landscape, she can find no evidence of the Father...but how is it even possible that he could be dead? And Stella discovers that Husk's plans are far more complex than any of them can imagine... More

About the Author

Russell Kirkpatrick's love of literature and a chance encounter with fantasy novels as a teenager opened up a vast number of possibilities to him. He realised that he could combine storytelling with his interest in mapmaking in the one project. He hasn't looked back since.

Other Finalists

The Hollowing by N. D Hansen Hill
Mindset by Pat Whitaker
Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh
Digital Magic by Philippa Ballantine
Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh
Antithesis by Pat Whitaker

Best Novel – Young Adult

Winner: Thornspell By Helen Lowebuy_from_fishpond

Thornspell

From Booklist
Confined to a country castle while his father fights in the south, bored Prince Sigismund dreams of adventures he believes happen only in stories. The nearby Wood is the source of most of his fantasies; it’s been forbidden since his great grandfather’s time, and stories abound as to why. No one visits the castle, and the gates rarely open, so when Sigismund spies a wealthy carriage on the road, he rushes to meet it and is flung headlong into an adventure involving the dangerous Wood, an enchanted palace, and a princess sleeping among thorns. Aided by a dragon and other allies, his own magic, and a legendary sword, Sigismund must break the spell before the evil fairy who cast it can gain enough power to take over his world. This reimagining of Sleeping Beauty follows the prince as he develops from a wistful little boy who longs for his stern father’s approval into the worthy hero he is destined to be. This version fittingly has more swordplay and dangerous escapades than romance, but it still ends happily ever after. Grades 4-7. --Krista Hutley

Review
"A quiet hero anchors this nicely crafted blend of fairy tale and dreamscape . . . A narrative that begins as an exploration of fairy-tale archetypes thus moves into a very human and nevertheless magical drama. Thoughtful and understated." --Kirkus Reviews

"A quiet hero anchors this nicely crafted blend of fairy tale and dreamscape. A narrative that begins as an exploration of fairy-tale archetypes moves into very human and nevertheless magical drama. Thoughtful and understated." --- Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2008

A quiet hero anchors this nicely crafted blend of fairy tale and dreamscape. Prince Sigismund lives in the West Castle; the King placed him there for safety before riding off to quell rebellions. Bordering the castle is a thick wood that a 100-year-old interdiction prohibits entering. One day a strange woman approaches the castle gate and offers Sigismund a gleaming ring. His head buzzes, he falls down in a fever and dreams plague him. The ring-bearing Margravine had placed a death spell on a princess in the wood; the Faie who tweaked the spell's result into a 100-year sleep hides in Sigismund's lilac garden. An enigmatic, amber-eyed man named Balisan trains Sigismund for years in meditation, swordsmanship and walking consciously in dreams. A scrubby girl bound in thorns repeatedly helps Sigismund escape the Margravine as he finds his path among faie, human and dream realms to the princess he must awaken. A narrative that begins as an exploration of fairy-tale archetypes thus moves into a very human and nevertheless magical drama. Thoughtful and understated. (Fantasy.) --Kirkus Reviews: August 15, 2008

Other Finalists

Anywhere but here By Ella West
The Magician of Hoad By Margaret Mahy
Juno of Taris by Fleur Beale
The Spiral Chrysalis By Glynne MacLean


Best Short Story

Winner: Under Waves and Over by Grant Stone Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #37

Banshee by Darian Smith JAAM 26
The Derby by Regina Patton Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #33
The Oath by Lynne Jamneck Haunted Hearths and Sapphic Shades
Waiting Tables and Time by Lyn McConchie Haunted Hearths and Sapphic Shades
Outside the Box by Lynne Jamneck Spicy Slipstream Stories


Best Novella/Novelette

Stroke of Enticement By Nalini Singh in "The Magical Cat"

The Time Stealers by Glynne MacLean
Emerald City By Melody Knight Red Rose Publishing
The Jackal’s Waltz By Doug A. Van Belle Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #35
Necromancing the Bones By Paul Haines Dark Animus 10/11

Best Collected Work

Winner: The Invisible Road by Elizabeth Knox

Transported Edited by Tim Jones
JAAM 26 Edited by Tim Jones

Best New Talent

Winner: Helen Lowe

Ella West

Grant Stone

Pat Whittaker

For nominees in other categories clic here (requires PDF)

Professional Artwork - Winner: Emma Weakley for cover artwork Newtons Sleep

Best Dramatic Presentation Short Form- Winner : Skankenstein – the music video

Created by Krafthaus, Wellington, NZ

Professional Publication - Winner: Deputy Dan and The Mysterious Midnight Marauder Written by Sally McLennan, Artwork by Joel Liochon

Best Fan Production

Best Fan Writing

Best Fan Publication

Services to Fandom

2008 Sir Julius Vogel Award Winners (for 2007 books)

Winner Best Adult Novel

kirkpatrick_russellPath of Revenge by Russell Kirkpatrick - authors website

Seventy years after the conclusion of the Falthan War, three great continents – and path_of_revenge_covertheir gods – are again at war for truth and immortality.

Husk is the remnant of a once–powerful magician, defeated decades ago by the Undying Man, Lord of Bhrudwo. He lies, eviscerated, in the dungeon of Andratan, planning his revenge. The three people he has manipulated from afar to bring him what he needs are on their way ... with no means of knowing what they are about.

But even Husk cannot know everything ...

Praise for Russell Kirkpatrick

'a fantasy novel of biblical proportions ... immerse yourself' GOOD READING

'a massive and absorbing saga ... What more could a self–respecting Tolkienite ask for?' THE AGE

'Awe–inspiring world building, extraordinary character creation and gripping storytelling' Trudi Canavan, author of THE MAGICIANS' GUILD

Winners Best Novel - Young Adult

marillier_julietCybele's Secret by Juliet Marillier - authors website

For Paula, accompanying her merchant father on a trading voyage to Istanbul is a dream come true - and even better, he is acybeles_secret_coverllowing her to act as his assistant. They have come to this city of trade on a special mission to purchase a most rare artifact - a gift from the ancient goddess, Cybele, to her followers. It's the only remnant of a lost pagan cult. But it soon becomes clear they are playing at a dangerous game. A colleague of Paula's father is found murdered. There are rumors of Cybele's cult reviving within the very walls of Istanbul. And most telling of all, signs have begun to appear to Paula - signs that can only be coming from the mystical Other Kingdom - urging her to unlock Cybele's secret. Paula doesn't know who in Istanbul she can trust and finds herself drawn to two very different men: a mysterious, dashing pirate and her bodyguard, Stoyan. As time begins to run out, Paula realizes they may all be tied up in the destiny of Cybele's Gift, and she must solve the puzzle before unknown but deadly enemies catch up to her.
The Sea-wreck Stranger by Anna Mackenzie

seawreck_stranger_coverNess, lives with her brother and their cousin's familyon Dunnett Island. The island people live a life close to the land: they are ruled by themackenzie_anna seasons, but live in constant fear of all things that come from the sea. In the past they lost many of their folk to the ocean's toxins, and to illness brought by the occasional refugee who managed to land on their shores, seeking help. The adults in this community have been hardened by fear, loss and superstition: as a result Ness and the other young people live a restricted, hard-working life.

However, the three teenage cousins, Ness, Ty and Sophie defy the adults' orders about keeping away from the sea and whenever they can escape unnoticed, they explore and forage in a concealed cove. It's there, in the cove, where they discover a body washed ashore; a man who has been shipwrecked. Delirious and injured, he is barely alive. The three are uncertain: terrified of what might happen to the man, and to them, if he is discovered by their elders. Yet Ness, whose father was a fisherman, before the sea turned traitor ? quickly realises that his very existence heralds the possibility that there are other lands, other survivors, and also the possibility that the world's seas are healing. She undertakes a foolhardy, courageous gamble when she decides to keep the stranger concealed and alive. All too soon she risks everything, including her own life, to help him escape when her close-minded, 'witchhunting' community discovers her secret. Ness is an imaginative, independent young woman who questions and seeks meaning in a world her elders would drain of all variety and joy. Gothic in setting, The Sea-wreck Stranger is a gripping post-apocalyptic novel.

Winner Best Short Story

Fendraaken’ by Kevin G. Maclean in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 30, July 2007

‘Mist and Murder’ by Lucy Sussex Twelfth Planet Press story appeared in New Ceres 2
Twelfth Planet Press, story appeared in New Ceres

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Novella / Novelette

‘Beat of Temptation’ by Nalini Singh

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haines_pauloorways for the Dispossessed by Paul Haines - Authors website

Follow murderous trails into the bloody foothills of Kathmandu; destroy yourself with obsessive sexual jealousies; disappear into the drug-hazed dust of the Baluchistan desert; and share health-conscious recipes with a gourmet cannibal. Read Paul Haines's dark, hard-edged fantasies about real people dealing with strong emotions in impossible situations and experience the paranoia, fear and lust that lurks in the shadowy recesses of the human soul.

Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form

Black Sheep directed by: Jonathan King

Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form

Buy Kiwi Made

Best New Talent

Tracie McBride

Best Fan Writing

Ross Temple
Ross has been writing a blog in which he provides a valuable service with the book reviews and opinions he posts on his live journal site.

Best Fan Production

Renaldo, first sheep on the moon? Burning Chicken Films

Best Fanzine

Phoenixine edited By John and Lynelle Howell

Services to Fandom

Simon Litten

Services to Science Fiction

Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Publishing Co-operative Ltd

Other 2008 Shortlisted

Best Novel

Ripples on the Lake By Dawn Rotarangi

Thief with no Shadow By Emily Gee
Anarya's Secret: An Earthdawn Novel By Tim Jones
Caressed By Ice By Nalini Singh
Visions of Heat By Nalini Singh

Other Best Novel - Young Adult
The Children of Isador By Sam J. Charlton
Inna Furey By Isabel Waiti-Mulholland
Josefa and the Vu By Tulia Thompson

Best Short Story

"Collecting Whispers' by Bren MacDibble in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 30, July 2007

“Head in the Clouds”
By Hayley Griffin
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 27, Jan 2007

“Murder on the Zenith Express”
By Simon Petrie
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 29

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2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 |

Past Winnners Julius Vogel Award 2002 to 2007

2007

Best Novel

The Assassin of Gleam by James Norcliffe

Other Shortlisted

Broken Wings, by L-J Baker. (Bold Strokes Books, Sept 2006)
ISBN: 1933110554

Lateral Connection, by Rod Hylands. (Self-published, 2006)
ISBN:978-0-4760-1529-6

Best Short Story

“Western Front, 1914” by Peter Friend (Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, March/April 2006)

Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form

Maddigan’s Quest produced by South Pacific Films Ltd

Best Fan Writing

Alan Robson for his column “Wot I Red On My Hols” published in Phoenixine

Best New Talent

Douglas A. Van Belle

Services to Fandom

John and Lynelle Howell for their sterling work editing Phoenixine

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2006

Best Novel

The Duke's Ballad by Andre Norton and Lyn McConchie.

Other shortlisted
Chasing the Bard, by Philippa Ballantine, Dragon Moon Press (April 2005)
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ken Catran, Scholastic
Circle of Dreams: Runeweaver, by Linda McNabb, Scholastic (November 2005)
Blade of Fortriu by Juliet Marillier, Tor, by Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Limited (2005)

Best Short Story

"The Real Deal" - by Peter Friend. Published in Asimov's Science Fiction magazine, July 2005.

Best Fan Writing

Alan Robson for his book reviews and entertaining anecdotes in the pages of Phoenixine and Nova Zine.

Best Fanzine

Phoenixine, editor: Richard Scheib

Best Fan Production

Short Film "King" Directed by Peter Friend

Services to Fandom

Norman Cates

Services to Science Fiction and Fantasy

Margaret Mahy

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2005

Best Novel

Beastmaster’s Circus by Lyn McConchie, Andre Norton

Best Short Story

“When Dragons Dream” - by Kevin G Maclean published in "Summoned to Destiny", ed. Julie E Czerneda

Best Fan Writing

Alan Robson for his book reviews and entertaining anecdotes in the pages of Phoenixine and Nova Zine.

Best Fanzine (joint)

Phoenixine editor: Richard Scheib &
Time Space Visualiser editor: Paul Scoones

Services to Fandom

Martin Kealey

Services to Science Fiction and Fantasy

Ken Catran

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2004

Best Novel

Dark Shinto - Spirit Shinto Trilogy Book III by Dale Elvy

Best Short Story

“A Plea for Help” - by Kevin G Maclean, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #6 & “The Alchemist” - by Peter Friend, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #8

Best Fanzine

Phoenixine editor: Laurie Fleming

New Talent

Glynne Maclean, for Roivan - Book One of the A'nzarian Chronicle'

Services to Fandom

Laurie Fleming, retiring editor of Phoenixine.

Special Award

Peter Jackson et al: "The board of SFFANZ has decided that we should present a Special Award to Peter Jackson as the primary representative of his colleagues for the amazing achievement of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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2003

Best Novel

Beast Master’s Ark by Andre Norton & Lyn McConchie

Best Art Work

John Baster, Mary Maclachlan, for model making on “The Lord of the Rings” motion pictures

Best Fan Writing

Alan Robson

Best Fanzine

Phoenixine, editor: Laurie Fleming

Best Art

Grant Preston

Services to Fandom

William and Adele Geradts for the many Armageddons of the past years

Services to Science Fiction and Fantasy

Weta Workshop, Weta Digital

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2002

Best Novel

First Hunter by Dale Elvy

Best Short Story

“The Good Earth” by Peter Friend

Dramatic Presentation - Long Form

“Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring” Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Phillipa Boyens

Best New Talent

Dale Elvy

Best Fan Writing

Alan Robson

Best Fanzine

Phoenixine, editor: Laurie Fleming

Best Fan Art

Nick Kim

Services to Fandom

Norman Cates and the SFFANZ discussion group for their work in setting up SFFANZ and the Sir Julius Vogel Awards

Services to Science Fiction and Fantasy

Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Phillipa Boyens for their masterpiece work of “Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring”

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