Grand Prix de l’imaginiaire Shortlist

Roman francophone / Novel in French

  • Bastards, by Ayerdhal
  • Les résidents, by Maurice G. Dantec
  • Drift, by Thierry Di Rollo
  • Trois oboles pour Charon, by Franck Ferric
  • Cosplay, by Laurent Ladouari
  • Aucun homme n’est une île, by Christophe Lambert
  • Hysteresis, by Loïc Le Borgne
  • Dernières nouvelles d’Œsthrénie, by Anne-Sylvie Salzman

Roman étranger / Foreign Novel

  • Anti-Glace (Anti-Ice), by Stephen Baxter
  • La grande route du Nord (Great Road North), by Peter F. Hamilton
  • Notre fin sera si douce (Soft Apocalypse, by Will McIntosh
  • Nexus, by Ramez Naam
  • Vlast (Wolfhound Century), by Peter Higgins
  • Intrabasses (Needle in the Groove), by Jeff Noon
  • L’Obsession (The Man from Primrose Lane), by James Renner
  • L’océan au bout du chemin (The Ocean at the End of the Lane), by Neil Gaiman
  • L’éducation de Stony Mayhall (Raising Stony Mayhal), by Daryl Gregory
  • Le Cycle des Démons (Books 1-3) (The Demon Cycle), by Peter V. Brett

Nouvelle francophone / Short Fiction in French

  • Le berceau des lucioles,” by Jacques Barbéri
  • Noc-kerrigan,” by Thomas Day
  • L’été dans la vallée” (“Summer in the Valley”), by Mélanie Fazi
  • L’opéra de Shaya” (“Shaya’s Opera”), by Sylvie Lainé
  • Finir en beauté” (“Finish Off”), by Christophe Langlois

Nouvelle étrangère /Foreign Short Fiction

  • Éparpillés le long des rivières du ciel” (“Scattered Along the River of Heaven”), by Aliette de Bodard
  • Les Furies de Borås” (“The Furies from Borås”), by Anders Fager
  • La fille-flûte et autres fragments de futurs brisés” (“The Fluted Girl”), by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Les Perséides” (“The Perseids”), by Robert Charles Wilson
  • The Algorithms for Love,” by Ken Liu
  • Snodgrass,” by Ian R. MacLeod
  • Dead Horse Point,” by Daryl Gregory
  • Chants du cauchemar et de la nuit” (Selected stories from Nightmare Factory), by Thomas Ligotti
  • Foyer Sainte-Lucie pour jeunes filles élevées par les loups” (“St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves”), by Karen Russell

Roman jeunesse francophone / Novels for youth in French

  • Le jour où…, by Paul Beorn
  • Fuir Malco, by Charlotte Bousquet
  • Le livre de Perle, by Timothée de Fombelle
  • Virus 57, by Christophe Lambert et Sam VanSteen
  • La seconde vie de d’Artagnan, by Jean-Luc Marcastel
  • Bleu argent, by Olivier Paquet
  • Grandclapier, by Joann Sfar
  • Les outrepasseurs (Tomes 1 et 2), by Cindy Van Wilder

Roman jeunesse étranger / Foreign novels for youth

  • Zombie Ball (Zombie Baseball Beatdown), by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Barnabé ou la vie en l’air (The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket), by John Boyne
  • Humains (The Humans), by Matt Haig
  • Miss Peregrine et les enfants particuliers (Books 1 & 2) (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), by Ransom Riggs
  • La Malédiction Grimm (The Grimm Legacy), by Polly Shulman
  • L’Éveil des macchabs (Rise of the Corpses: The Undertakers #1), by Ty Drago

Prix Jacques Chambon de la traduction / Jacques Chambon Translation Prize

  • Jean-Daniel Brèque for Nexus, by Ramez Naam
  • Carine Bruy for Les Furies de Borås, by Anders Fager
  • Pierre-Paul Durastanti for Anti-Glace, by Stephen Baxter
  • Anne-Sylvie Homassel for Chants du cauchemar et de la nuit, by Thomas Ligotti
  • Patrick Marcel for L’océan au bout du chemin, by Neil Gaiman
  • Michel Pagel for Notre fin sera si douce, by Will McIntosh
  • Laurent Philibert-Caillat for L’éducation de Stony Mayhall, by Daryl Gregory and Moxyland, by Lauren Beukes
  • Marie Surgers for Intrabasses, by Jeff Noon

Prix Wojtek Siudmak du graphisme / Wojtek Siudmak Award for Art

  • Olivier Fontvieille for Hiroshima n’aura pas lieu (Shambling Towards Hiroshima), by James Morrow
  • Nicolas Fructus for Aucun souvenir assez solide, by Alain Damasio
  • Victor Manuel Leza Moreno for Le Roi Squelette – L’intégrale, by Serge Brussolo
  • Manchu for Les Perséides (The Perseids), by Robert Charles Wilson
  • Aurélien Police for all its 2014 book covers
  • Diego Tripodi for Fées, weed et guillotines, by Karim Berrouka
  • Johannes Wiebel for Il est de retour (Look Who’s Back), by Timur Vermes

Essai / Non-Fiction

  • Les dieux cachés de la science-fiction française et francophone (1950-2010) (The Hidden Gods of the French and Francophone SF)
  • Post humains sous la direction (Post Humans, edited by Élaine Després and Hélène Machinal
  • La bible steampunk (The Steampunk Bible), by S.J. Chambers and Jeff VanderMeer
  • Super-héros, une histoire française (Super Heroes: A French History), by Xavier Fournier
  • Utopie et raison dans le cycle de Fondation d’Isaac Asimov (Utopia and Reason in Asimov’s Foundation), by Anthony Vallat
  • Des mines du roi Salomon à la quête du Graal. H.R. Haggard (1856-1925) (From King Solomon’s Mines to the Graal’s Quest by H.R.Haggard), by Lauric Guillaud
  • Philoséries: Buffy tueuse de vampires sous la direction de Sylvie Allouche and Sandra Laugier

Prix spécial

  • Forty Years of the Canadian SF Magazine Solaris
  • Richard Comballot for his work on the imaginary memory, including his collection of interviews, Clameurs
  • L’intégrale Stark et les rois des étoiles (The Complete Stark and the Star Kings, by Leigh Brackett, Ray Bradbury, and Edmond Hamilton
  • Le Cabinet du docteur Black, by E.B. Hudspeth
  • Midi-Minuit Fantastique Volume 1, edited by Michel Caen and Nicolas Stanzick
  • Eerie et Creepy présentent Richard Corben (Volumes 1 and 2)

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Obituary: Michel Jeury

French author Michel Jeury (b.1934) died on January 9. Jeury began publishing as Albert Higon in 1960 with the novels Aux Étoiles du Destin and La Machine du Pouvoir, the latter of which won the 1960 Prix Jules Verne. In the early 1970s, he published Chronolysis and continued to write science fiction into the 1980s, publishing nearly twenty books as part of the Anticipation line before turning his attention to mainstream fiction.

Prix Utopiales

The Prix Utopiales winners were announced at the Nantes Utopiales Festival International de Science-Fiction on October 31. The awards carry a prize of €3000 and are presented for works produced by Europeans and published in French in the year of eligibility. The Julia Verlanger Prize is a literary award established in 1986 which honors science fiction and fantasy novels.

  • Prix Julia Verlanger: L’esprit du Melkine, by Olivier Paquet
  • Prix Extraordinaire: Chris Foss
  • Prix du meilleur scénario de jeux de rôle: Les Brumes de Saint-Malo, (for the game Les Larmes du Cardinal) by Pierre Éric Mouton
  • Prix du meilleur jeu vidéo réalisé à la Game Jam: Neuromance, by Bastien Kerspern, Charles Perinet, Rémi Gourrierec, Alain Puget, Pierre Chabiland, and Louis Godart
  • Prix de la meilleure bande dessinée de science-fiction: Punk Rock Jesus, by Sean Murphy
  • Prix du Jury – compétition internationale de courts métrages: Reset, by Marcus Kryler and Fredrik Åkerström
  • Prix du public – compétition internationale de courts métrages: The Nostalgist, by Giacomo Cimini
  • Grand Prix du Jury – compétition internationale de longs métrages: The Midnight After, by Fruit Chan
  • Prix Syfy du public – compétition internationale de longs métrages: Predestination, by Michael and Peter Spierig
  • Prix Utopiales Européen Jeunesse: Pixel Noir, by Jeanne-A Debats
  • Prix Utopiales Européen: Sumerki , by Dmitry Glukhovsky; translated by Denis E. Savine

For more information… (French)

Gran Prix d’Imaginaire Winners

The winners of the Gran Prix d’Imaginaire were announced on June 2. The award was created in 1974 and foreign language awards have been presented since 1992.

  • Francophone Novel: Anamnèse de Lady Star, by L.L. Kloetzer
  • Foreign Novel: L’Homme qui savait la langue des serpents, by Andrus Kivirähk (Estonia)
  • Francophone Short Story: “7 secondes pour devenir un aigle,” by Thomas Day
  • Foreign Short Story: “Complications,” by Nina Allan (UK)
  • Young Adult Francophone Novel: Animale. La Malédiction de Boucle d’or, by Victor Dixen
  • Foreign Young Adult Novel: Une Planète dans la tête, by Sally Gardner (UK)
  • Jacques Chambon Award for Translation: Bernard Sigaud for “Complications,” by Nina Allan
  • Wojtek Siudmak Award for Illustration” Didier Graffet for the cover of Steampunk – De vapeur et d’acier, by Xavier Mauméjean
  • Comics: Souvenirs de l’empire de l’atome, by Alexandre Clérisse & Thierry Smolderen
  • Manga: The Arms Peddler, volumes 1-6, by Kyoichi Nanatsuki & Night Owl
  • Essay: “Souvenirs du futur. Les Miroirs de la Maison d’Ailleurs,” under the direction of Marc Atallah, Frédéric Jaccaud, and Francis Valéry
  • Special Award: L’Intégrale Stefan Wul and The Universe Stefan Wul, adaptations of novels and comics by D. Cassegrain and others.

For more information… (in French)

Rosny-Aîné Award Nominees

The nominations for the Rosny-Aîné Award have been announced. The annual award is given for excellence in French science fiction. The winners will be announced at Nemo 2014, the French National Science Fiction Convention, in Amiens, the weekend of July 17-20.

Novel

  • Rainbow Warriors, by Ayerdhal
  • Juste à temps (Just In Time), by Philippe Curval
  • Françatome, by Johan Heliot
  • American Gothic, by Xavier Mauméjean
  • Agharta, le temps des Selkies (Agharta, the Time of Selkies), by Arnauld Pontier
  • Anamnèse de Lady Star (Lady Star’s Anamnesis), by L.L. Kloetzer (Denoël)

Short Story

  • Le chant des baleines” (“The Song of the Whales”), by Stéphane Croenne
  • Cuisine kitzyn” (“Kitzyn Kitchen”), by Philippe Curval
  • L’Enfant qui s’avance vers nous” (“The Child Coming Toward Us”), by Gulzar Joby
  • Le réveil des hommes blancs” (“White Men’s Wakeup”), by Christian Léourier
  • Durée d’oscillation variable” (“Duration of the Variable Oscillation”), by Martin Lessard

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Prix Imaginales Nominations

The nominees for the Prix Imaginales have been announced. The Prix Imaginales is presented at the Imaginales festival in Epinal, France and are a juried award.

French Novel

  • Le Bâtard de Kosigan, by Fabien Cerutti
  • Les Arpenteurs – Gonelore t.01, by Pierre Grimbert
  • Même pas mort – Rois du monde t.01, by Jean-Philippe Jaworski
  • Mordred, by Justine Niogret
  • La Voie de la colère – Le Livre et l’Épée t.01, by Antoine Rouaud

Foreign Translations

  • Servir froid, by Joe Abercrombie
  • Le Chevalier rouge – Renégat t.01, by Miles Cameron
  • La Voie du dragon – La Dague et la fortune t.01, by Daniel Hanover
  • Qui a peur de la mort?, by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Immortel , by Catherynne M. Valente

Young Adult

  • De l’autre côté de la nuit – Les Enfants d’Evernight t.01, by Mel Anodryss
  • Animale : La Malédiction de Boucle d’or, by Victor Dixen
  • Échangée – Trylle t.01, by Amanda Hocking
  • Grandclapier : un roman de l’ancien temps, by Joann Sfar
  • es Outrepasseurs – Les Héritiers t.01, by Cindy van Wilder

Illustration

  • Noëmie Chevalier for the cover of Arcadia , by Fabrice Colin
  • Joey Hifi for the cover of Qui a peur de la mort ?, by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Pedro Marques for the cover of Osama, by Lavie Tidhar
  • Joann Sfar for Grandclapier : un roman de l’ancien temps

Short Stories

  • “Boussole,” by Samantha Bailly
  • “Sorcerêve,” by Julien D’Hem
  • “Un conte de loups,” by Sophie Dabat
  • “Un jeune homme de mauvaise vie,” by Ellen Kushner
  • “Quand Jésus descend par la cheminée,” by Ian Watson

Special Jury Award

  • L’Encyclopédie du Hobbit , edited by Damien Bador, Coralie Potot, Vivien Stocker, and Dominique Vigot
  • Les Portes d’or – Oghams t.02, by Krystal Camprubi
  • Steampunk : de vapeur et d’acier, by Didier Graffet and Xavier Maumejean
  • Mythologica
  • Éditions du Somnium

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Obituary: Jacques Sadoul

French editor Jacques Sadoul (b.1934) died on January 18. Worked as an editor for Editions Opta and J’ai Iu, working to bring Anglophonic science fiction to France as well as publishing French authors. He founded the Prix Apollo and also published Histoire de la science fiction moderne in 1973.

Obituary: Jean Topart

French actor Jean Topart (b.1922) died on December 29. Topart provided the voice of Maitre Sinh in La planète sauvage and appeared in the television movie Le testament du Docteur Cordelier and various French television series. In addition to his own work, he was highly sought after to dub French voices for American films.

Utopiales Awards Announced

The Utopiales Awards were presented in Nantes, France. The awards carry a prize of €3000 and are presented for works produced by Europeans and published in French in the year of eligibility.

Fiction

  • Utopiales European Award: Biting the Shield (Mordre le bouclier), by Justine Niogret (France)
  • Utopiales European Youth Award: Blood Red Road (Saba ange de la mort), by Moira Young (UK)

Cinema
Feature Films

  • Grand Prix: Eega (Fly), by S. S. Rajamouli (India)
  • SyFy Public Award & Special Mention: Iron Sky, by Timo Vuorensola (Finland)
  • Special Mention : The Human Race, by Paul Hough (UK)

Short Films

  • Jury Award: “Apnoe,” by Harald Hund, Paul Horn (Austria)
  • Audience Award: “The Elaborate End of Robert Ebb” (“La Mysterieuse disparition de Robert Ebb“), by Francois Xavier Goby, Matthieu Landour and Clement Bolla (France, UK)
  • Special Mention : “Robots of Brixton,” by Tavares Kibwe (UK)
  • Special Mention : “Error 0036,” by Raul Fernandez Rincón (Spain)
  • Special Mention : “Tvillingen” (“The Twin”), by Gustav Danielsson (Sweden)

Comics

  • Utopiales Comics Award: Daytripper, by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba
  • Jury Special Award : Big Crunch, by Remi Gourrierec

Video Games

  • Tie: Thanks for Playing and 2012 Game
    Role Play:

    • Best Screenplay: Victor Bret for War Hero

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Obituary: Jacques Goimard

French critic and editor Jacques Goimard (b.1923) died on October 25 of Parkinson’s Disease. Goimard has published critical essays in Fiction, Metal hurlant, and Le Monde. He worked on the anthologies La Grande Anthologie de la science-fiction and La Grande Anthologie du fantastique. He worked on more than 800 books for Pocket.