Science Fiction World Editorial Change

Li Chang, the editor of Science Fiction World, the largest circulation sf magazine in the world, has been removed from his post. Li’s removal comes after many months of complaints about his practices and he is being replaced, temporarily, by Liu Shucheng, the vice president of SFW. Li was described in an open letter signed by numerous editors as unprofessional, arbitrary, and impracticable.

For more information…

Sky Awards

The Sky Awards were presented on July 18 in Beijing, China. The Sky Awards are nominated by Chinese fans and selected by a mixture of fan voting and a jury. They honor science fiction published in China.

  • Best Fiction Long Form in 2009: Once upon a Time in Shanghai, by Jiang Nan
  • Best Fiction Short Form in 2009: “Dark Room,” by Han Song
  • Most Popular Translated Fiction in 2009: The Girl Who Leapt through Time, Yasutaka Tsutsui, translated by Ding Dingchong
  • Special Contribution Award: Odyssey of China Fantasy