Sir Julius Vogel Awards nominations

Sir Julius Vogel Award trophy

It's that time again - the time when I work on the "get nominated for a Sir Julius Vogel Award" item on my bucket list. I mean, look at how cool that trophy is. Wouldn't you want one?

The SJVs are New Zealand's speculative-fiction awards, given at the annual conference of SFFANZ (the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand). Anyone in the world can nominate an eligible work to get onto the ballot, but only those attending the conference or members of SFFANZ get to vote on the final list - which is made up of the works with the most nominations.

I'm eligible in several categories, as usual. If you've read one or more of these, and think it's award-worthy, you can do me a favour by entering the details given below into their nomination form.

I actually published three novels last year (Ghost Bridge, its sequel Unsafe Harbour, and Trickster's Nab), and you should feel free to nominate any of them, but I offer Ghost Bridge as the first choice because of its New Zealand setting, and the fact that more people have probably read it than have read the sequel. If you nominate one of the others, make sure you include the correct link!

Unsafe Harbourhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LX8TVD7/ 

Trickster's Nabhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KYS0214/

Best Novel

  1. Name / Title of work: Auckland Allies 2: Ghost Bridge
  2. Name of Author: Mike Reeves-McMillan
  3. Eligible for: Best Novel
  4. Year of First Release: 2016
  5. GENRE - science fiction, fantasy or horror: Fantasy
  6. Publisher / Production company name: C-Side Media
  7. How to contact the producer / author: mike at csidemedia.com
  8. Other details about the work, that might be relevant
    e.g. the media it appears in - radio, web: ebook
  9. Where to get a copy of the work: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GDFWIAA

Best Novella or Novelette

  1. Name / Title of work: Hand of the Trickster
  2. Name of Author: Mike Reeves-McMillan
  3. The work is eligible for: Best Novella
  4. Year of First Release: 2016
  5. GENRE - science fiction, fantasy or horror: Fantasy
  6. Publisher / Production company name: C-Side Media
  7. How to contact the producer / author: mike at csidemedia.com
  8. Other details about the work, that might be relevant
    e.g. the media it appears in - radio, web: ebook
  9. Where to get a copy of the work: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JHTIXMG

Best Short Story

  1. Name / Title of work: "Forget You"
  2. Name of Author: Mike Reeves-McMillan
  3. The work is eligible for: Best Short Story
  4. Year of First Release: 2016
  5. GENRE - science fiction, fantasy or horror: Science fiction
  6. Publisher / Production company name: Daily Science Fiction
  7. How to contact the producer / author: mike at csidemedia.com
  8. Other details about the work, that might be relevant
    e.g. the media it appears in - radio, web: professional webzine
  9. Where to get a copy of the work: http://dailysciencefiction.com/science-fiction/virtual-reality/mike-reeves-mcmillan/forget-you

Best New Talent

This requires a precis of 100-500 words. I have provided some details below; feel free to rewrite this in your own words.

This nomination is for Mike Reeves-McMillan (mike at csidemedia.com) for the fan award of Best New Talent.

This author published three novels (Auckland Allies 2: Ghost Bridge; Auckland Allies 3: Unsafe Harbour; and Trickster's Nab) in 2016, bringing his total number of published novels to nine. He also published a novella (Hand of the Trickster) in 2016, as well as three short stories, two in professional venues ("Forget You" in Daily Science Fiction and "Gatekeeper, What Toll?" in Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores), and "Mail Order Witch" in the semi-professional Farstrider. (See http://csidemedia.com/shortstories/ for details.) The Daily Science Fiction sale enabled him to join the Codex neo-pro writers' community to work further on his craft, and he has since (in 2017) sold a story to Compelling Science Fiction. His self-published Gryphon Clerks series was recently picked up by the small press Digital Publishing Corp for republication, and the first of the series, Realmgolds, is now available in Italian translation. He curates the SFF Thought Starters collection on Google+ for fellow speculative fiction writers.

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