The ballot for this year’s Sir Julius Vogel Awards has been announced.
I’m tickled pink to see two stories from ASIM on it, in the Best Short Story category:
“Hope is the thing with feathers”, Lee Murray, Royal Society of New Zealand
“Dying for the Record”, A. J. Ponder, Arc/ The Tomorrow Paper
“Paint By Numbers”, Dan Rabarts, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, issue 55
“Wearing the Star Cloak”, Darian Smith, Wily Writers audible fiction
“Better Phones”, Grant Stone, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, issue 56
And the Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear artwork gets a look-in, in the Best Artwork category:
Les Petersen, for the Cover of Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear (Edited by Edwina Harvey and Simon Petrie), Peggy Bright Books
Matt Cowens, for the Cover for Steam Pressed Shorts (by Matt and Debbie Cowens), Steam Press
And the line-up for the Best Novella / Novelette category is:
Flight 404, Simon Petrie, Peggy Bright Books (Appears in Flight 404/The Hunt for Red Leicester)
Fire, Escape, M. Darusha Wehm, Self Published (http://darusha.ca/stories/fire-escape-sample/)
The Hunt for Red Leicester, Simon Petrie, Peggy Bright Books (Appears in Flight 404/The Hunt for Red Leicester)
If you use the link at the top of the post, there are links to much of the content. I haven’t included these for brevity (and a lack of time right now), but those interested in making an informed choice (and if you’re eligible to vote, this should be you) are encouraged to check them out. I’m honoured to be up against Darusha, I’m impressed with the number of contributions from SpecFicNZ members, and I wish everyone nominated the very best of luck.