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Sir Julius Vogel Award Results- 2007

Following are the nominations for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for 2007. The nominees are for the 2006 calendar year.

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Indicates the winner for the category in the 2006 calendar year:

Professional Award Nominees

Best Novel

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


Lateral Connection
by Rod Hylands. (Self-published, 2006)


The Assassin of Gleam
by James Norcliffe (Hazard Press, 2006).
ISBN: 1-877270-99-7

Best Short Story

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


“Burning From The Inside”
By Paul Haines
(Doorways For The Dispossessed, Prime Books 2006)


By Paul Haines
(Doorways For The Dispossessed, 2006 Prime Books)


"The Pattern Spinner”
By Kevin Veale
(Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, September 2006)

Best Dramatic Presentation – Long Form

The Killian Curse
Produced by TVNZ and Flow Productions


Maddigan’s Quest
Produced by South Pacific Films Ltd

Fan Award Nominees

Best Fan Writing

Tracie McBride

Principally for her short story "Diagnosis" as published in Phoenixine, Issue 203, September 2006. 

AND supported by her other writing (short stories and Writers’ SIG reports) that also got published in Phoenixine during the 2006 year. 

Ms. McBride is an active member of the Phoenix Writers’ SIG in Wellington, New Zealand. 


Alan Robson
For his column “Wot I Red On My Hols” published in Phoenixine. Alan’s work can also be found on the web at


Ross Temple
Ross has been writing a blog ( in which he has been providing a lot of lively opinions about the state of science fiction together with useful book reviews and guides to science fiction in the small and amateur presses

Best New Talent

Douglas A. Van Belle

Doug has had “Small Blue Planet for the Pleasantly Insane” published in issue 16 of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine (2004/2005) – this story will be reprinted in the inaugural ASIM Best of SF anthology in 2007. Doug also had “Slag Fairmont: Psychic Zone Ranger published in issue 27 of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine (2007). Additionally, Doug had a story “Aliens don't poop” in Antipodean, and a serialized novel that used to be on Quantum Muse (

Special Award Nominees

Services to Fandom

Alan Robson

For his continued education of fans on current science fiction and fantasy books and authors through his regular columns in fanzine publications


John and Lynelle Howell

For their sterling work editing Phoenixine

 Nominations unable to be included

These nominations are not included on the ballot because there was only one nomination in each category.

Collected Work

Sex Lies and Here Be Dragons
By Yvonne Eve Walus (Piper Ash, 2006)
ISBN: 1-9-4494-75-7

Fan Production

'Hobson's Choice', short film

Peter Friend

Best Fanzine


For consistently high standards and interesting content.

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. In 2007 the works being voted on were from 2006.

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.

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