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Friday, April 15, 2011
Sir Julius Vogel Award nominations
Sir Julius Vogel Award Nominations - 2011
In 1889 Sir Julius Vogel, Prime Minister of New Zealand, published the first full-length science fiction novel written by a New Zealander. Called Anno Domini 2000, it accurately predicted the rise of women to social and governmental power.
For the past ten years, fan-voted awards have been presented in his name, to writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Voting takes place about the National Science Fiction convention, and the winners get the really gorgeous gadget pictured.
And this year the finalists are:
Best Novel -
Barking Death Squirels by Douglas A. Van Belle (Random Static)