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Awards round-up

By / July 30, 2017 / no comments

And still the awards keep coming. These are some of the awards that have been announced over the last couple of weeks.

Sunburst Awards

The shortlists have been announced for the Sunburst Awards for excellence in Canadian literature of the fantastic. The full lists are here.

Adult Fiction

Spells of Blood and Kin: A Dark Fantasy  The Witches of New York: A Novel  Sleeping Giants (The Themis Files)  Necessity: A Novel (Thessaly)  Last Year

Spells of Blood and Kin, Claire Humphrey
The Witches of New York, Ami McKay
Sleeping Giants, Sylvain Neuvel
Necessity, Jo Walton
Last Year, Robert Charles Wilson


Prometheus Award

The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced the winners of the Prometheus Awards for works that examine the meaning of freedom.

Best Novel

The Core of the Sun

The Core of the Sun, Johanna Sinisalo

Hall of Fame

“Coventry”, Robert A. Heinlein (1940)

Special Award

Freefall, a webcomic by Mark Stanley


Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award

The Seabury Quinn Collection Vol I: In the Fog, Pledged to the Dead, The Problems of Professor Forrester, The Monkey God, The Stone Image, Written in Blood (with linked TOC)Seabury Quinn, who died in 1969, has been named as the winner of the Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award which is intended to honour lesser-known sf and fantasy writers.

For those wanting to rediscover this writer, a number of Quinn’s better-known science fiction works are included in The Seabury Quinn Collection.



Seiun Awards

The winners of the Japanese science fiction awards have been announced. The awards for work in translation are:

Best Translated Novel

United States of Japan

United States of Japan, Peter Tieryas, translated by Naoya Nakahara

Best Translated Story

Crown of Stars

“Backward, Turn Backward”, James Tiptree, Jr., translated by Kazuko Onoda (Crown of Stars)
“Simulacrum”, Ken Liu, translated by Yoshimichi Furusawa


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