Final Ballot nominees for 2018 Sir Julius Vogel Awards – Professional

The Sir Julius Vogel Award sub-committee is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Sir Julius Vogel Awards.  The awards will be presented at Conclave3, to be held over Easter weekend this year.

This list, plus a full list of nominated works will be available on our website shortly.

The nominees in the “Professional Categories” are:

Best Novel
In the Earth’s Embrace, by J.C. Hart (Etherhart Press)
Bastet’s Daughters, by Lyn McConchie (Wildside Press)
Tyche’s Flight, by Richard Parry (Independent)
Hounds of the Underworld, by Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Starlight’s Children, by Darian Smith (Wooden Tiger Press)

Best Youth Novel
Earthcore, Book 1: RotoVegas, by Grace Bridges (Splashdown Books)
The Locksmith, by Barbara Howe (IFWG Publishing)
A Dash of Belladonna, by J. Rackham (Lemon Ink)
The Kahutahuta, by Douglas A. Van Belle (Intergalactic Media Group)
The Traitor and the Thief, by Gareth Ward (Walker Books Australia)

Best Novella/Novelette
The Meiosis of Cells and Exile, by Octavia Cade, published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2017 edition
Standard Hollywood Depravity, by Adam Christopher (Tor)
Beautiful Abomination, by Frances Duncan
Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body, by Simon Petrie (Peggy Bright Books)
Blood Money, by Chris Underwood

Best Short Story
Earthcore: Initiation” by Grace Bridges, published on
Syren Song” by A.C Buchanan, published in Kaleidotrope.
The Stone Weta” by Octavia Cade, published in Clarkesworld, issue 131.
From the Womb of the Land, Our Bones Entwined” by A.J. Fitzwater, published in Pacific Monsters anthology (Fox Spirit Books).
Crimson Birds of Small Miracles” by Sean Monaghan, published in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Jan/Feb 2017.

Best Collected Work
Mariah’s Prologues, by Grace Bridges
Once Upon a Southern Star: A Collection of Retold Fairy Tales, edited by Shelley Chappell

Best Production/Publication
Mistlands, by Laya Rose

Best Artwork
Earthcore: Initiation, story poster by Grace Bridges
Cover for Teleport, by Kate Strawbridge
Cover for Beneath Broken Waves, by Kate Strawbridge
Cover for The Madman’s Bridge, by Patrick McDonald
Cover for In the Earth’s Embrace, by Kate Strawbridge

Best Dramatic Presentation
The Changeover, directed by Stuart McKenzie and Miranda Harcourt, produced by Emma Slade (Firefly Films)
The Cul de Sac, season 2, (Greenstone TV)
One Thousand Ropes, directed by Tusi Tamasese (Blueskin Films)

Best New Talent

(Platform descriptions for the nominees will be provided in the official list on the SFFANZ web site.)

Barbara Howe

Mark Johnson

J. Rackham

Gareth Ward


Note that “Fan Awards” will be posted in the following post.

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