Peter Friend (author)

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Peter Friend is a New Zealand born science fictionwriter who won the Sir Julius Vogel Award for fiction three times.[1] His stories have been published in Asimov's Science Fiction, Aurealis, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine and elsewhere.

The stories he has won awards for are:

  • "The Good Earth" (2002 Sir Julius Vogel Award)
  • "The Alchemist" - Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #8 which tied for first with “A Plea for Help” - by Kevin G Maclean (2004 Sir Julius Vogel Award)
  • "The Real Deal" published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, July 2005 (2006 Sir Julius Vogel Award)
  • He also had a story shortlisted for the 2005 Sir Julius Vogel Award: "The Christmas Tree" - published in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine

Short films[edit]

Peter has also won both the Hobbyist Category and Overall prizes at the 2007 Moviefest short film competition, for a 5-minute animated film entitled 'Monocular'.


  • SFFANZ - Sir Julius Vogel homepage [1]

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