Simon Petrie

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Simon Petrie
BornNew Zealand
NationalityNew Zealand, Australia
GenreSpeculative fiction
Notable awardsSir Julius Vogel Award
ChildrenTycho Petrie (Son)
Website
simonpetrie.wordpress.com

Simon Petrie is a New Zealand-born speculative fiction writer now based in Canberra, Australia. He is predominantly recognised as a writer in the science fiction and fantasy genres.[1] Petrie's stories have appeared in a number of Australian publications including Borderlands, Aurealis and Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine,[2] in New Zealand publications such as Semaphore Magazine and several Random Static anthologies, and in magazines elsewhere in the English-speaking world such as Redstone Science Fiction, Murky Depths and Sybil's Garage. He is a former member of the Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine collective and has edited five issues of the magazine.

Petrie's work has seen several nominations for Australian and New Zealand speculative fiction awards and he has won the Sir Julius Vogel Award (New Zealand SF Award) three times: in 2010 for Best New Talent,[3] and in 2013 and 2018 for Best Novella or Novelette.[4][5] He is best known for two series of stories: his 'Gordon Mamon' stories ("Murder on the Zenith Express", "Single Handed", "The Fall Guy", The Hunt For Red Leicester, "A Night To Remember", "Elevator Pitch" and "This Guy's The Limit") centred around the exploits of a space-elevator operative who doubles as a reluctant detective and his 'Titan' stories (Wide Brown Land, a collection of eleven short stories, and the novella Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body) exploring human colonization of the Saturnian satellite.

Bibliography[edit]

Collected short fiction

  • Rare Unsigned Copy: tales of Rocketry, Ineptitude, and Giant Mutant Vegetables (2010, Peggy Bright Books)
  • Difficult Second Album: more stories of Xenobiology, Space Elevators, and Bats Out Of Hell (2014, Peggy Bright Books)
  • Wide Brown Land: stories of Titan (2018, Peggy Bright Books)
  • 80,000 Totally Secure Passwords That No Hacker Would Ever Guess (2018)
  • Murder on the Zenith Express: the Gordon Mamon collection (2018)

Novellas

Anthologies—as editor or coeditor

Awards and nominations[edit]

In the following table, entries with a blue background won the award; those with a white background were the nominees on the short-list.

  *   Award winner
  *   Nominee on the shortlist

Year Work Award Category Ref.
2008 "Murder on the Zenith Express" Sir Julius Vogel Award Best Short Story [6]
2008 (body of work) Sir Julius Vogel Award Best New Talent [6]
2010 (body of work) Ditmar Award Best New Talent [7]
2010 "Single Handed" Sir Julius Vogel Award Best Novella or Novelette [8]
2010 "Downdraft" Sir Julius Vogel Award Best Short Story [8]
2010 (body of work) Sir Julius Vogel Award Best New Talent [9]
2011 Rare Unsigned Copy Sir Julius Vogel Award Best Collected Work [10]
2013 Flight 404 Ditmar Award Best Novella or Novelette [11]
2013 Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear Ditmar Award Best Collected Work [11]
2013 Flight 404 Sir Julius Vogel Award Best Novella or Novelette [12]
2013 The Hunt For Red Leicester Sir Julius Vogel Award Best Novella or Novelette [13]
2014 Difficult Second Album Aurealis Award Best Collection [14]
2016 "All the Colours of the Tomato" Aurealis Award Best Science Fiction Novella [15]
2017 "All the Colours of the Tomato" Ditmar Award Best Novella or Novelette [16]
2017 Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body Aurealis Award Best Science Fiction Novella [17]
2018 Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body Ditmar Award Best Novella or Novelette [18]
2018 Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body Sir Julius Vogel Award Best Novella or Novelette [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?Simon%20Petrie
  2. ^ http://editormum.livejournal.com/225460.html
  3. ^ http://sffanz.sf.org.nz/sjv/sjvResults-2010.shtml
  4. ^ http://www.sffanz.org.nz/sjv/sjvResults-2013.html
  5. ^ http://locusmag.com/2018/04/2018-sir-julius-vogel-award-winners/
  6. ^ a b Sir Julius Vogel Award Ballot - 2008, SFFANZ, retrieved 2017-06-21
  7. ^ Ditmar Award Results - 2010, Wikipedia, retrieved 2017-06-21
  8. ^ a b Sir Julius Vogel Award Ballot - 2010, SFFANZ, retrieved 2017-06-21
  9. ^ Sir Julius Vogel Award Results - 2010, SFFANZ, retrieved 2017-06-21
  10. ^ Sir Julius Vogel Award Nominations - 2011, SFFANZ, retrieved 2017-06-21
  11. ^ a b Ditmar Award Nominations - 2013, Wikipedia, retrieved 2017-06-21
  12. ^ Sir Julius Vogel Award Results - 2013, SFFANZ, retrieved 2017-06-21
  13. ^ Sir Julius Vogel Award Nominations - 2013, SFFANZ, retrieved 2017-06-21
  14. ^ Aurealis Award for best collected work, Wikipedia, retrieved 2017-06-21
  15. ^ Aurealis Award for best science fiction novella, Wikipedia, retrieved 2017-06-21
  16. ^ Ditmar Award Nominations - 2017, Wikipedia, retrieved 2017-06-21
  17. ^ Aurealis Award for best science fiction novella, Wikipedia, retrieved 2018-03-18
  18. ^ Ditmar Award Nominations - 2018, Wikipedia, retrieved 2018-03-18
  19. ^ Sir Julius Vogel Award Winners - 2018, Locus Magazine, retrieved 2018-04-03