Galileo Awards

The winners of the Galileo Awards 2012 were announced on February 26. The Galileo Awards are presented in Romania by Galileo Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine, whose subscribers select the winners. In addition, the magazine’s staff selects a lifetime achievement award winner. The awards will be presented on March 18 at the Final Frontier II Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Fair in Bucharest. Each award comes with a prize of 500 lei and a trophy.

  • Best F&SF Book Award: Demnet, by Dan Dobos
  • Best F&SF Short Fiction Award: “Povestea Lui Calistrat Hadimbu Din Vizireni, Ucis Miseleste de Nenicul Raul Colentina Intr-un han de la Marginea Bucurestilor,” (“The story of Calistrat Hadimbu from Vizireni, cowardly killed by master Raul Colentina in an inn on the outskirts of Bucharest”) by Michael Haulica
  • Best F&SF Anthology Award: Steampunk: A Doua Revolutie, edited by Adrian Craciun
  • Lifetime Achievement: Liviu Radu

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Obituary: Ion Hobana

Romanian SF author Ion Hobana (b.Aurelian Manta Ro┼čie, 1931) died February 22 in a Bucharest hospital. Hobana’s most recent work was an history of French science fiction prior to 1900. Among many novels, short stories, and critical works, Hobana’s stories “A Kind of Space” and “Night Broadcast” were translated into English.

Romanian Science Fiction and Fantasy Society Awards

The Romanian Science Fiction & Fantasy Society announced the winners of their annual awards on November 19 at the Gaudeamus International Book Fair in Bucharest. The winners were selected by a jury comprised of Danut Ungureanu, Marian Truta, Feri Balin, Cristian Tamas, and Sorin Camner. The inaugural awards were presented in 2009.

  • Best Author: Cristian Mihail Teodorescu
  • Best Artist: Alex Popescu
  • Best Translator: Mihai Dan Pavelescu
  • Prize for Journalism: Stefan Ghidoveanu
  • Best Publisher: Nemira Publishing Press

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