Seiun Awards

The winners of the Japanese Seiun Awards have been announced. The Seiun Awards will be presented at a ceremony on August 26 at Donburacon LL, the 56th Japan SF Convention in Shuzuoka, Japan.

  • Best Japanese Long Story: Ultraman F, by Yasumi Kobayashi
  • Best Japanese Short Story: “Last and First Idol,” by Gengen Kusano
  • Best Translated Long Story: United State sof Japan, by Peter Rieryas, translated by Naoya Nakahara
  • Best Translated Short Story: (tie) “Backward, Turn Backward,” by James Tiptree, Jr., translated by Kazuko Onoda; “Simulacrum,” by Ken Liu, translated by Furusawa Yoshimichi
  • Dramatic Presentation: Shin Godzilla
  • Comic: Kochira Katsushikaku Kamearikoenmae Hashutsujyo, by Akimoto Osamu
  • Best Non-Fiction: SF is Suteki Fiction, by Haruna Ikezawa
  • Best Artist: Naoyuki Katoh

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Seiun Translation Nominees

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 Donburacon, the 56th Japanese National SF convention, held August 26-27, 2017 in Shizuoka City. A full list of nominees (in Japanese only) is available at the link below.

Translated Long Story

  • United States of Japan, by Peter Tieryas, translated by Naoya Nakahara
  • The Complete Magnus Ridolph, by Jack Vance, translated by Hisashi Asakura & Akinobu Sakai
  • The Dandelion Dynasty, by Ken Liu, translated by Yoshimichi Furusawa
  • The Complete Roderick, by John Thomas Sladek, translated by Kiichiro Yanashita
  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, by Claire North, translated by Hiromi Amagai
  • Imperial Radch trilogy, by Ann Leckie, translated by Hideko Akao
  • Enchanted Night, by Steven Millhauser, translated by Motoyuki Shibata

Translated Short Story

  • “Seventh Sight,” by Greg Egan, translated by Makoto Yamagishi
  • “The Day the World Turned Upside Down,” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt, translated by Jun Suzuki
  • “Backward, Turn Backward,” by James Tiptree, Jr., translated by Kazuko Onoda
  • “The Guiding Nose of Ulfant BanderĊz,” by Dan Simmons, translated by Akinobu Sakai
  • “The Deathbird,” by Harlan Ellison, translated by Norio Ito
  • “Simulacrum,” by Ken Liu, translated by Yoshimichi Furusawa

For more information… (Japanese)