Deutscher Science Fiction Preis Winners

The SFCD has announced the winners of the 2014 Deutscher Science Fiction Preis. The winners are selected by a jury and prizes are given for best short story and best novel written in German language. The winners will each receive €1000. The award ceremony will be held in July during SchlossCon 2 in Schwerin, Germany.

  • Best German-language Short Story: “Seitwärts in die Zeit,” by by Axel Kruse
  • Best German-language Novel: Dschiheads, by Wolfgang Heschke

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David Gemmell Award Winners

The winners of the Gemmell Awards were announced on June 13 at a ceremony at the Magic Circle in London.

2013 Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art: Jason Chan for the cover of Emperor of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence
2014 Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Debut: Promise of Blood, by Brian McLellan
2014 Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel: Emperor of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence

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Kurd Laßwitz Winners

The winners for this year’s Kurd Laßwitz award for science fiction published in Germany were announced.

  • Best Novel: Dschiheads, by Wolfgang Jeschke
  • Best Short Story: “Coen Sloterdykes Diametral Levitierendes Chronoversum,” by Michael Marrak
  • Best Foreign work: “In Einer Anderen Welt,” by Jo Walton (Among Others)
  • Best Translation: Margo Jane Warnken for translating: Julie Phillips’s James Tiptree Jr. – Das Doppelleben der Alice B. Sheldon (James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon)
  • Best German SF Graphical Art 2013: Pierangelo Boog for the cover of Exodus 30
  • Special Prize for Achievement over the Years: Martin Kempf and his team of Fandom Observer for publishing 300 issues in 25 years

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Sunburst Award Nominations

The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is presented for the best in Canadian fantastic literature. The awards will be presented in the fall of 2014 and include a prize of Can$1,000 and a trophy. This year’s jurors include Camille Alexa, Paul Glennon, Bob Knowlton, Nicole Luiken, and Derek Newman-Stille.

Adult Category

  • Sister Mine, by Nalo Hopkinson
  • River of Stars, by Guy Gavriel Kay
  • This Strange Way of Dying, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki
  • The Demonologist, by Andrew Pyper

Young Adult

  • Sorrow’s Knot, by Erin Bow
  • The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, by Charles de Lint
  • Homeland, by Cory Doctorow
  • The Path of Names, by Ari Goelman
  • Urgle, by Meaghan McIsaac

Honourable Mentions

  • The n-Body Problem, by Tony Burgess
  • The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton
  • The Oathbreaker’s Shadow, by Amy McCulloch
  • Wild Fell, by Michael Rowe
  • Beyond the Rift, by Peter Watts

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Chronos Award Winners

The winners of the 2014 Chronos Awards for excellence in SF, fantasy, and horror published in the Australian state of Victoria, were announced at Continuum X in Melbourne.

  • Best Long Fiction: Gamers’ Rebellion, by George Ivanoff
  • Best Short Fiction: No Award
  • Best Artwork: Rules of Summer, by Shaun Tan
  • Best Fan Publication in any Medium: SF Commentary, edited by Bruce Gillespie
  • Best Achievement: Gamers’ Rebellion book trailer, by Henry Gibbens

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A. Bertram Chandler Award

Danny Danger Oz won this year’s A. Bertram Chandler Award, presented at Continuum X in Melbourne. Oz is active in conrunning on Western Australia and Victoria and was the president of ConFound, the organization that runs Continuum. The Chandler Awards is given by the Australian SF Foundation for Lifetime Service to Australian Science Fiction.

GUFF Winner Announced

Gillian Polack was named the GUFF winner in a field that included a total of five competitors. Polack will travel to the United Kingdom to participate in Loncon 3 later this year.

Dr. Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Winnipeg on June 12. This is Sawyer’s second honorary doctorate. He previously received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Laurentian University in 2007.

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Seiun Translation Nominations

The nominations for the Seiun Awards have been announced. The translation categories are presented below. The Seiun Awards are the Japanese fan-voted awards and winners will be announced at Nutscon, the 53rd Japanese National SF convention, held July 19-20, 2014 in Tsukuba Japan.

Best Translated Novel

  • Incandescence, by Greg Egan, translated by Yamagishi Shin
  • Serpent’s Egg, by R.A. Lafferty, translated by Inoue Hisashi
  • Embassytown, by China Miéville, translated by Masayuki Uchida
  • Kraken, by China Miéville, translated by Masamichi Higurashi
  • The Islanders, by Christopher Priest, translated by Furusawa Yoshimi-dori
  • Blindsight, by Peter Watts, translated by Yoichi Shimada
  • Blackout/All Clear, by Connie Willis, translated by N. Omori

Best Translated Story

  • “Final Exam,” by Megan Akenberg, translated by Jun Suzuki
  • “Vacuum Lad,” by Stephen Baxter, translated by Yagauchi Satoru
  • “Christopher Raven,” by Theodora Goss, translated by Jun Suzuki
  • “The Man Who Bridged the Mist,” by Kij Johnson, translated by Misumi Kazuyo
  • “The Paper Menagerie,” by Ken Liu, translated by Furusawa Yoshimi-dori
  • “Palimpsest,” by Charles Stross, translated by Hiroshi Kaneko

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Mythopoeic Nominees

The nominees for the Mythopoeic Awards have been announced. In addition to fiction awards for adult and children’s literature, the awards also recognize scholarship in fantasy literature and Inkling studies. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced during Mythcon 45, during the weekend of August 8-11, in Norton, Massachusetts.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

  • The Ghost Bride, by Yangsze Choo
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
  • Three Parts Dead, by Max Gladstone
  • Sleepless Knights, by Mark H. Williams
  • The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature

  • Ghoulish Song, by William Alexander
  • Doll Bones, by Holly Black
  • Killer of Enemies, by Joseph Bruchac
  • Conjured, by Sara Beth Durst
  • Shadows, by Robin McKinley

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

  • There and Back Again: J.R.R. Tolkien and the Origins of the Hobbit, by Mark Atherton
  • C.S. Lewis and the Middle Ages, by Robert Boenig
  • Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays, edited by Jason Fisher
  • C.S. Lewis—A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet, by Alister McGrath
  • Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, by Corey Olsen

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies

  • The Book of Legendary Lands, by Umberto Eco, translated by Alastair McEwan
  • Dancing the Tao: Le Guin and Moral Development, by Sandra J. Lindow
  • Tree of Salvation: Yggdrasil and the Cross in the North, by G. Ronald Murphy
  • As If: Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality, by Michael Saler
  • Critical Discourses of the Fantastic, 1712-1831, by David Sandner

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