2017 Sir Julius Vogel Awards & Ditmar Awards

smFront-v5Last week, at LexiCon 2017, the 38th New Zealand National Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention, the winners of the 2017 Sir Julius Vogel Awards have been announced.

BEST NOVEL

“Into The Mist” by Lee Murray (Cohesion Press)

BEST YOUTH NOVEL

“Light in My Dark” by Jean Gilbert and William Dresden (Rogue House Publishing)

BEST NOVELLA/NOVELETTE

“The Convergence of Fairy Tales” by Octavia Cade (The Book Smugglers)

BEST SHORT STORY

“Splintr” by A.J. Fitzwater (At the Edge/Paper Road Press)

BEST COLLECTED WORK

“At the Edge” edited by Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray (Paper Road Press)

BEST PREOFFESIONAL ARTWORK

Emma Weakley for the cover artwork of “At the Edge” (Paper Road Press)

BEST PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTION/PUBLICATION

“That Kind of Planet” by Emma Weakley (Random Static)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION

“This Giant Papier Mache Boulder is Actually Really Heavy” – Andrew Beszant and Christian Nicholson (Little Hero Productions)

BEST FAN PRODUCTION/PUBLICATION

Summer Star Trek: Mirror, Mirror (Enterprise Entertainment)

BEST FAN WRITING

Octavia Cade for “Food and Horror” column series (The Book Smugglers)

BEST FAN ARTIST

Keith Smith for contributions to Novazine

BEST NEW TALENT

Eileen Mueller

SERVICES TO SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY AND HORROR

Lee Murray

SERVICES TO FANDOM

Lynelle Howell

Congratulations to all the winners!

 

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continuum-13-logo-copyYestarday, at Continuum 13, the 56th Australian National Science Fiction Convention, the winners of 2017 Ditmar Awards have been announced.

BEST NOVEL

“The Grief Hole” by Kaaron Warren (IFWG Publishing)

BEST NOVELLA/NOVELETTE

“Did We Break the End of the World?” by Tansy Rayner Roberts (Defying Doomsday/Twelfth Planet Press)

BEST SHORT STORY

“No Fat Chicks” by Cat Sparks (In Your Face/FableCroft Publishing)

BEST COLLECTED WORK (tie)

“Defying Doomsday” edited by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench (Twelfth Planet Press)

“Dreaming in the Dark” edited by Jack Dann (PS Publishing)

BEST ARTWORK

Shauna O’Meara for the illustration of Lackington’s 12

BEST FAN PUBLICATION IN ANY MEDIUM

2016 Australian SF Snapshot – Greg Chapman, Tehani Croft, Tsana Dolichva, Marisol Dunham, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Stephanie Gunn, Ju Landéesse, David McDonald, Belle McQuattie, Matthew Morrison, Alex Pierce, Rivqa Rafael, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Helen Stubbs, Katharine Stubbs and Matthew Summers

BEST FAN WRITER

Foz Meadows for body of work

BEST FAN ARTIST

(No award in category — the only nominee, Kathleen Jennings, withdrew.)

BEST NEW TALENT

Marlee Jane Ward

WILLIAM ATHELING JR AWARD FOR CRITICISM OR REVIEW

Kate Forsyth for “The Rebirth of Rapunzel: a mythic biography of the maiden in the tower” (FableCroft Publishing)

A. BERTRAM CHANDLER AWARD

Bill Wright, who has been in fandom for 59 years

PETER MCNAMARA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Rose Mitchell

Congratulations to all the winners!

2016 Shirley Jackson Awards Nominees

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One of my favorite times of a year is when the Shirley Jackson Awards list of nominees comes out. Every list of nominees of the Shirley Jackson Awards, that celebrates “outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic”, has broaden my reading horizon and pushed the limits of my comfort zone constantly. I dare say this year is no different. The winners will be announced on July, 16th, at Readercon 28.

NOVEL

“Foxlowe” by Eleanor Wasserberg (Fourth Estate-UK/Penguin Books-US)

“The Girls” by Emma Cline (Random House)

“I’m Thinking of Ending Things” by Iain Reid (Gallery/Scout)

“Lily” by Michael Thomas Ford (Lethe)

“Mongrels” by Stephen Graham Jones (William Morrow)

“The Wonder” by Emma Donoghue (Little, Brown)

NOVELLA

“The Ballad of Black Tom” by Victor LaValle (Tor.com)

“The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe” by Kij Johnson (Tor.com)

“Maggots” by Nina Allan (Five Stories High)

“Muscadines” by S.P. Miskowski (Dunhams Manor)

“The Sadist’s Bible” by Nicole Cushing (01 Publishing)

“The Warren” by Brian Evenson (Tor.com)

NOVELETTE

“Andy Kaufman Creeping Through the Trees” by Laird Barron (Autumn Cthulhu)

“Angel, Monster, Man” by Sam J. Miller (Nightmare Magazine)

“Breaking Water” by Indrapramit Das (Tor.com)

“The Night Cyclist” by Stephen Graham Jones (Tor.com)

“Presence” by Helen Oyeyemi (What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours)

“Waxy” by Camilla Grudova (Granta)

SHORT FICTION

“Animal Parts” by Irenosen Okojie (Speak, Gigantular)

“The Apartments” by Karen Heuler (Other Places)

“Postcards from Natalie” by Carrie Laben (The Dark)

“Red” by Katie Knoll (Masters Review)

“Things With Beards” by Sam J. Miller (Clarkesworld)

SINGLE-AUTHOR COLLECTION

“Almost Insentient, Almost Divine” by D.P. Watt (Undertow)

“Furnace” by Livia Llewellyn (Word Horde)

“Greener Pastures” by Michael Wehunt (Shock Totem)

“A Natural History of Hell” by Jeffrey Ford (Small Beer Press)

“We Show What We Have Learned” by Clare Beams (Lookout)

EDITED ANTHOLOGY

“Autumn Cthulhu” edited by Mike Davis (Lovecraft eZine Press)

“The Madness of Dr. Caligari” edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. (Fedogan and Bremer)

“The Starlit Wood” edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe (Saga Press)

“Those Who Make Us: Canadian Creature, Myth, and Monster Stories” edited by Kelsi Morris and Kaitlin Tremblay (Exile Editions)

“An Unreliable Guide to London” edited by Kit Caless and Gary Budden (Influx Press)

Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees!