Nominations for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards Are Open!

Don't Be a Hero: A Superhero NovelNominations for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards, New Zealand’s premier science fiction and fantasy awards, are now open! Since my superhero novel Don’t Be a Hero was released in 2012, it is eligible for the Best Professional Novel category. But to stand a chance of getting this award I need your help!

If you read and enjoyed Don’t Be a Hero, I’d really appreciate it if you could take the time to send in an email nomination. The author must be a New Zealander (like me) or a New Zealand resident, but you don’t have to be — the SFFANZ accepts nominations from any living person on Earth. Every nomination helps!

All you have to do is cut and paste the information below, add in your name and email, and forward it to:

For further information, or to see other authors you can vote for, go to:

Here are the details you need to nominate Don’t Be a Hero for Best Professional Novel:

Book Title: Don’t Be a Hero

Author: Chris Strange

Type of work: Novel

Year of release: 2012

Publisher: Cheeky Minion

Author Contact:

Category: Professional – Best Novel

Genre: Science Fiction

Your name: [Insert your own name here]

Your Contact: [Insert your email address]

Send email nominations to

Thanks so much for your help everyone. You guys rock!


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