This award is administered by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of NZ (SFFANZ). Voting will be open to members of SFFANZ only, and the awards will be ‘presented’ at a ceremony during CoNZealand. Disappointingly, because of COVID-19, CoNZealand has been turned into an online event. It was originally planned to be hosted in Wellington and chaired by the one-and-only George R R Martin! I had been hoping to get a handshake and launch my 3rd book, Golden City whilst there, but never mind …
There are 5 finalists in this category. I know a couple of other authors who are also finalists in this category, and they are amazing, so it would be a huge achievement if I were to win.
Thanks for everyone who nominated me, allowing me to get this far.