Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis Winners

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

  • Best German Science-Fiction Novel: Omni, by Andreas Brandhorst
  • Best German Short Story: “Suicide Rooms,” by Gabriele Behrend
  • Best Foreign Science-Fiction Book: Die drei Sonnen (The Three-Body Problem), by Cixin Liu
  • Best Science-Fiction Translation: Martina Hasse, for Cixin Liu’s Die drei Sonnen
  • Best Cover Art or Illustration: Greg Ruth, for Nnedi Okorafor:’s Lagune
  • Best German Audio Play: No Award
  • Special Award for Extraordinary Achievements (One time): Ralf Boldt, Sylvana Fryberg and the team of the MediKonOne for organizing the MediKonOne and the innovation of doing a crossover of medicine and science-fiction
  • Special Award for Extraordinary Achievements (Over years): Herbert W. Franke for his lifetime achievement

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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

  • Moonatics, by Arne Ahlert
  • Omni, by Andrea Brandhorst
  • Der Bahnhof von Plön, by Christopher Ecker
  • Helix: Sie werden uns ersetzen, by Marc Elsberg
  • Alles außer irdisch, by Horst Evers
  • Sternentor , by Mathias Falke
  • Im Nebel kein Wort, by Frank Hebben
  • Vektor, by Jo Koren
  • Das Universum nach Landau, by Karsten Kruschel
  • Unsterblich, by Jens Lubbadeh
  • Blumen vom Mars, by Gabriele Nolte
  • Ein neuer Himmel für Kana, by Karla Schmidt
  • Babylon, by Thomas Thiemeyer

Best German Short Story

  • “Die Stadt der XY,” by Dirk Alt
  • “Suicide Rooms,” by Gabriele Behrend
  • “Acapulco! Acapulco!,” by Andreas Eschbach
  • “Vor dem Fest oder Brief an Mathilde” by Marcus Hammerschmitt
  • “Das Netz der Geächteten,” by Michael K. Iwoleit
  • “Thuban,” by Hubert Katzmarz
  • “Emukalypse,” by Niklas Peinecke

Best Foreign Science-Fiction Book (translated into German)

  • A Darkling Sea, by James L. Cambias
  • The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers
  • The Fold, by Peter Clines
  • The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu
  • Sleeping Giants, by Sylvain Neuvel
  • Lagoon, by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Aurora, by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • The End of the Running Club, by Adrian J. Walker
  • Half a Crown, by Jo Walton

Best Science-Fiction Translation

  • Martina Hasse for the translation of Cixin Liu: Die drei Sonnen)
  • Bernhard Kempen for the translation of John Scalzi: Galaktische Mission
  • Helda Parmiter for the translation of Linda Nagata: Morgengrauen
  • Oliver Plaschka for the translation of Ariel S. Winter: Mr Sapien träumt vom Menschsein
  • Karin Will for the translation of Becky Chambers: Der lange Weg zu einem kleinen zornigen Planeten

Best Cover Picture or Illustration

  • Lothar Bauer for the cover of Die Bibiothek der Tränen
  • Lothar Bauer for the cover of Hauptsache gesund!
  • Lothar Bauer for the cover of Nova 24
  • Dirk Berger for the cover of phantastisch! 63
  • Matin Frei for the cover of Das Ende des Regenbogens
  • Mark Freier for the cover of Vektor
  • Das Illustrat for Unsterblich
  • Stas Rosin for the cover of Exodus 35
  • Greg Ruth for the cover of Lagune
  • Michael Vogt for the cover of Exodus! 34

Best German Audio Play

  • Schöne neue Welt, by Regine Ahrem
  • Atmen, by Christian Hussel
  • Pimp My Brain!, by Simon Kamphans & Matthias Lang

Special Award for Extraordinary Achievements (One time):

  • Ralf Boldt, Sylvana Fryberg, and the team of MediKonOne for organizing MediKonOne and the innovation of doing a crossover of medicine and science-fiction
  • Thomas Braatz & Arnulf Meifert for the 1st Robert-Kraft-Symposium and the publication
  • Hannes Riffel and the team of Fischer Tor and Tor-Online for the successful start
  • Markus Rohde and Andreas Mergenthaler from the publishing house Cross Cult Verlag and the authors Bernd Perplies and Christian Humberg for the first official Star Trek novels in German original language

Special Award for Extraordinary Achievements (Over years):

  • Thomas Braatz, Manfred Orlowski, Sabine Seyfarth, Mario Franke, and Dirk Berger for organizing ElsterCons
  • Herbert W. Franke for his lifetime achievement
  • Hardy Kettlitz for all the work in the background, as an author of secondary literature and the editor of Imprints Memoranda
  • Thomas Le Blanc for leading the Phantastischen Bibliothek Wetzlar for over 30 years

For more information… (in German)

Kurd Laßwitz Winners

The winners 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
  • Best German Short Story: “Was geschieht dem Licht am Ende des Tunnels?” by Karsten Kruschel
  • Best Foreign Science-Fiction Book (translated into German): Seveneves, by Neal Stephenson
  • Best Science-Fiction Translation: Eva Bauche-Eppers for the translation of China Miéville: Das Gleismeer (Railsea)
  • Best Cover Picture or Illustration: Dirk Berger for the cover of Nova 23
  • Best German Audio Play: Sale, by Georg Heinzen
  • Special Award for Extraordinary Achievements (One time): Hannes Riffel & Sascha Mamczak & the Golkonda-Team for continuing their science-fiction yearbook
  • Special Award for Extraordinary Achievements (Over years): Roger Murmann & Christian de Ahna & Birgit Fischer & Kurt Zelt for 30 years of Buchmessecon

For more information… (in German)

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)

Kurd Laßwitz Winners

The winners for this year’s Kurd Laßwitz award for science fiction published in Germany were announced.

  • Best Novel: Dschiheads, by Wolfgang Jeschke
  • Best Short Story: “Coen Sloterdykes Diametral Levitierendes Chronoversum,” by Michael Marrak
  • Best Foreign work: “In Einer Anderen Welt,” by Jo Walton (Among Others)
  • Best Translation: Margo Jane Warnken for translating: Julie Phillips’s James Tiptree Jr. – Das Doppelleben der Alice B. Sheldon (James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon)
  • Best German SF Graphical Art 2013: Pierangelo Boog for the cover of Exodus 30
  • Special Prize for Achievement over the Years: Martin Kempf and his team of Fandom Observer for publishing 300 issues in 25 years

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Kurd Laßwitz Winners

The winners for this year’s Kurd Laßwitz award for science fiction published in Germany were announced on June 16.

  • Best Novel: Pulsarnacht, by Dietmar Dath
  • Best Short Story: “Im Käfig,” by Klaus N. Frick
  • Best Foreign work: “Die Hölle ist die Abwesenheit Gottes,” by Ted Chiang (“Hell is the Absence of God”)
  • Best Translation: Birgit Herden, Dorothea Kallfass, and Hannes Riffel for translating: Paolo Bacigalupi’s “Der Spieler” “The Player”
  • Best Illustration: artwork appearing by Moreau, by Thomas Franke
  • Best Radioplay: Unerwartete Ereignisse, by Heinz von Cramer
  • Special Prize for Achievement in 2012: Ralf Boldt and Wolfgang Jeschke for being anthologist of Die Stille nach dem Ton
  • Special Prize for Achievement over the Years: Ernst Wurdack for supporting German science-fiction and new talents as a publisher by publishing anthologies and story collections.

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Kurd Laßwitz Nominees

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

Best Novel

  • Der Lamo-Kodex, by Stefan Blankertz
  • Kinder der Ewigkeit, by Andreas Brandhorst
  • Yardang, by Marcus Hammerschmitt
  • Walpar Tonnraffir und der Zeigefinger, by Uwe Post
  • Korona, by Thomas Thiemeyer
  • Plasmawelt, by Michael Marcus Thurner

Best Short Story

  • Finja-Danielas Totenwache,” by Nadine Boos
  • Lod, Lad, Chine,” by Andreas Flögel
  • Die Schwelle,” by Michael K. Iwoleit
  • Kamele, Kuckucksuhren un Bienen,” by Heidrun Jänchen
  • Ende der Jagdsaison auf Orange,” by Karsten Kruschel
  • Die verhinderte Himmelfahrt der Jana Maria Magdalena Sibelius,” by Niklas Peinecke
  • Lebenslichter,” by Karla Schmidt

Best Foreign Novel

  • Transition, by Iain Banks
  • War of the Marionettes, by Adam-Troy Castro
  • Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow
  • The Tomorrow Code, by Brian Falkner
  • The City and the City, by Chine Miéville
  • Sun of Suns, by Karl Schroeder

Best Translation

    Eva Bauche-Eppers, for The City and the City

  • Juliane Gräbener-Müller & Nikolaus Stingl, for Anathem
  • Uwe-Michael Gutzschhahn, for Little Brother
  • Bernhard Kempen, for Metatropolis
  • Usch Kiausch, for Halting State
  • Stephanie Pannen, for Gods of Night

Best Illustration

  • Arndt Dreschsler, for the cover of Tschirque der Kreuzwächter
  • Jacek Kaczynski, for the cover of Die Audienz
  • Timo Kümmel, for the cover of Die Ankunft
  • David Fincher
  • Crossvalley Smith, for the cover of Exodus 27

Special Prize

  • Robert N. Bloch, for Bibliographie der utopischen und phantastischen Literatur 1750-1950
  • René Moreau, Heinz Wipperfürth, and Olaf Kemmler, for Exodus Magazine
  • Dieter von Reeken, for reprinting the fantastic stories of Oskar Hoffmann and for their continuing work to publish Kurd Laßwitz.
  • Ernst Wurdack, Heidrun Jänchen, Armin Rößler, and Dieter Schmitt, for publishing activity

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Kurd Laßwitz Prize Winners

The winners of the Kurd Laßwitz Prize presented for German science fiction, have been announced.

  • Best Novel: Ein König für Deutschland, by Andreas Eschbach
  • Best Short Story: “Das Klassentreffen der Weserwinzer,” by Ernst Eberhard Manski
  • Best Foreign Novel: The Android’s Dream, by John Scalzi
  • Best Translation: Ulrich Blumenbach, for the translation of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest
  • Best Illustration: Franz Vohwinkel for the cover art to Stephen Hunt’s The Court of the Air
  • Special Prize: Guido Latz

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