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Sir Julius Vogel Award Results- 2005

Following are the nominations and results for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for 2004. The nominees are for the 2004 calendar year.

Download nominations (110kb PDF)

Indicates the winner for the category in the 2004 calendar year:

Professional Awards

Best Novel

“Protus Rising”

Author: Ken Catran

Published by: Queensland University Press and Penguin (New Zealand) - 2004

-Available from all good booksellers

“Across the Face of the World”

Author: Russell Kirkpatrick

Published by: Harper Collins - 2004

- Available from all good booksellers

“Beastmaster’s Circus”

Authors: Lyn McConchie, Andre Norton

Published by: Tor Books- 2004

- Available from all good booksellers

Best Short Story

“When Dragons Dream” - by Kevin G Maclean

Published in "Summoned to Destiny", ed. Julie E Czerneda

Published by: Fitzhenry & Whiteside

ISBN 1-55041-861-0

“The Christmas Tree” - by Peter Friend

Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine

Fan Awards

Best Fan Writing

Alan Robson

For his book reviews and entertaining anecdotes in the pages of Phoenixine and Nova Zine. Alan’s work can also be found on the web at

Please note that Alan’s work is not available at Icon, but can be viewed at the web site above.

Richard Scheib

For his informative and often witty film reviews in the pages of Phoenixine and on the web.

Best Fanzine
(Joint Award)


Editor: Richard Scheib

-Example copies will be available at Icon.

Time Space Visualiser
Editor: Paul Scoones

-Example copies will be available at Icon.

Special Award Nominees

Services to Fandom

Martin Kealey:

For the many years he has contributed web server space for fan organisations free of charge, as well as administering the group of domains.

Services to Science Fiction and Fantasy

Ken Catran

Ken Catran is a New Zealander whose fiction titles for young adults include several prize winners, and most have a science fiction focus (as evident in titles like "Doomfire on Venus" from the Solar Colonies trilogy and "Space-Wolf"). He has long been a force on the NZ Science Fiction scene, although his works are published in Australia by the University of Queensland Press and is distributed in NZ by Penguin Books. Ken regularly visits schools and is dedicated to helping young people share his passion for SF.

The Sir Julius Vogel Awards recognise excellence in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror by New Zealanders.

The Sir Julius Vogel Awards are given for work by fans and professionals that was undertaken, completed or released in the year previous to voting. This year the works being voted on are from 2004.

They are voted on by New Zealand fans and are presented at the National Science Fiction convention each year.

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

This year the National Science Fiction Convention was Icon, taking place at Easter, 2005 in Wellington.

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