I’m very pleased to hear this evening that At the Edge just swept New Zealand’s Sir Julius Vogel Awards, presented at the Lexicon convention in Taupo.
The plaudits for At the Edge itself included Best Collected Work (awarded to editors Lee Murray and Dan Rabarts and publisher Marie Hodgkinson), Best Short Story (awarded to A J Fitzwater for Splintr), and Best Professional Artwork (awarded to Emma Weakley for her cover).
Fellow AtE authors were recognised: Octavia Cade for Best Novella/Novelette (The Convergence of Fairy Tales) and Eileen Mueller as Best New Talent.
To top it all off, editor Lee Murray not only won an award for services to science fiction, fantasy and horror but also picked up the Best Novel award for her monster thriller Into the Mist (which is great, you should read it).
Congratulations to everyone involved. I was very proud to be in great company for At the Edge, and I’m pleased but not at all surprised to see it clean up the SJV’s.