Obituary: Liviu Radu

Romanian author Liviu Radu (b.1948) died on October 17. Radu began publishing fiction in 1993 with the story “Faţa nevăzută a planetei Marte.” In addition to his own fiction, Radu translated the works of numerous Anglophonic authors into Romanian. He also founded the Ion Hobana National Colloquium. Over the years, Radu won the the Vladimir Colin Grand Prix, the Imagination Seniors Award, the Ion Hobana Award, and the 2010 Eurocon Encouragement Award.

Galileo Awards

The winners of the Galileo Awards 2012 were announced on February 26. The Galileo Awards are presented in Romania by Galileo Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine, whose subscribers select the winners. In addition, the magazine’s staff selects a lifetime achievement award winner. The awards will be presented on March 18 at the Final Frontier II Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Fair in Bucharest. Each award comes with a prize of 500 lei and a trophy.

  • Best F&SF Book Award: Demnet, by Dan Dobos
  • Best F&SF Short Fiction Award: “Povestea Lui Calistrat Hadimbu Din Vizireni, Ucis Miseleste de Nenicul Raul Colentina Intr-un han de la Marginea Bucurestilor,” (“The story of Calistrat Hadimbu from Vizireni, cowardly killed by master Raul Colentina in an inn on the outskirts of Bucharest”) by Michael Haulica
  • Best F&SF Anthology Award: Steampunk: A Doua Revolutie, edited by Adrian Craciun
  • Lifetime Achievement: Liviu Radu

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