Kurd Laßwitz Nominees

The Nominees for this year’s Kurd Laßwitz award for science fiction published in Germany have been announced.

Best German Science-Fiction Novel

  • Das Schiff, by Andreas Brandhorst
  • Grauwacht, by Robert Corvus
  • Venus siegt!, by Dietmar Dath
  • Kampf mit den Tloxi, by Matthias Falke
  • Götterdämmerung Trilogie, by Frank W. Haubold
  • Der Algorithmus des Meeres, by Frank Hebben
  • Glühsterne, by Axel Kruse
  • Schwarzes Gold aus Warnemünde, by Harald Martenstein & Tom Peuckert
  • Paradox – Am Abgrund der EwigkeitParadox – Am Abgrund der Ewigkeit, by Phillip P. Peterson
  • Planet Magnon, by Leif Randt

Best German Short Story

  • “Überwachung dringend empfohlen,” by Kilian Braun
  • “Out of Memory,” by Christian Endres
  • “Versuchsreihe 13,” by Uwe Hermann
  • “Was geschieht dem Licht am Ende des Tunnels?” by Karsten Kruschel
  • “Das Lied der Wind-Auguren,” by Michael Marrak
  • “Sonnenmondfinsternisstern,” by Jacqueline Montemurri
  • “Cyber Space Pirates Yo-Ho!,” by Uwe Post
  • “Robowrite,” by Gard Spirlin

Best Foreign Science-Fiction Book (translated into German)

  • Moxyland, by Lauren Beukes
  • The Girl in the Road, by Monica Byrne
  • The Abyss Beyond Dreams, by Peter F. Hamilton
  • Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie
  • Railsea, by China Miéville
  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, by Claire North
  • Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
  • Seveneves, by Neal Stephenson
  • Hollow World, by Michael J. Sullivan
  • Southern Reach Trilogy, by Jeff VanderMeer
  • Ha’Penny, by Jo Walton

Best Science-Fiction Translation

  • Eva Bauche-Eppers for the translation of China Miéville: Das Gleismeer (Railsea)
  • Eva Bauche-Eppers & Elvira Bittner & Frank Böhmert & Sabrina Gmeiner & Laura Scheifinger & Andrea Stumpf & Margo Jane Warnken & Samuel N. D. Wohl for the translation of James Tiptree, Jr: Liebe ist der Plan (“Love Is the Plan the Plan Is Death”)
  • Bernhard Kempen for the translation of Ann Leckie: Die Maschinen (Ancillary Justice)
  • Nora Lachmann for the translation of Jo Walton: Der Tag der Lerche” (Ha’Penny)

Best Cover Picture or Illustration

  • Dirk Berger for the cover of phantastisch! 59
  • Dirk Berger for the cover of Nova 23
  • Mario Franke for the cover of Leipzig – Visionen gestern und heute
  • Timo Kümmel for the cover of Exodus 33
  • Michael Vogt for the cover of phantastisch! 60

Best German Audio Play

  • Draußen unter freiem Himmel, by Michaela Falkner
  • Sale, by Georg Heinzen

Special Award for Extraordinary Achievements (One time):

  • Birgit Fischer & Roger Murmann for the organization of WetzCon II
  • Hardy Kettlitz for his non-fiction book Die Hugo Awards 1953-1984
  • Thomas Braatz & Ralf Eiben & Manfred Orlowski & Freundeskreis Science Fiction Leipzig for being editors of Leipzig – Visionen gestern und heute
  • Hannes Riffel & Sascha Mamczak & the Golkonda-Team for continuing their science-fiction yearbook

Special Award for Extraordinary Achievements (Over years):

  • Arno Behrend & Gabriele Behrend & Torsten Frantz & Utz Benscheid & Irma Leu & Lars Adler & Michael Ehrt & Astrid Ehrt for organizing the DortCon
  • The Team around Klaus N. Frick & Klaus Bollhöfener & Katrin Weil for organizing the Galaktische Forum
  • Roger Murmann & Christian de Ahna & Birgit Fischer & Kurt Zelt for 30 years of Buchmessecon
  • Hannes Riffel & Karl Heinz Schlögl for five years at Golkonda Verlag
  • Jürgen Schütz for publishing the entire works of James Tiptree, Jr. in his publishing house Septime

For more information… (in German)