Ignotus Nominees

The ballot for this year’s Ignotus Awards has been announced. Founded in 1991, the Ignotus Awards are voted on by the members of the annual Hispacon, which will be held this year in Granada.

Novel

  • A vuestras mentes dispersas, by Joan Antoni Fernández
  • El libro de Ivo, by Juan Cuadra Pérez
  • El mapa del caos, by Félix J. Palma
  • La inconquistable, by José Antonio Bonilla
  • La piedad del Primero, by Pablo Bueno
  • Las tierras en juego, by Arkaitz León Muela
  • Un minuto antes de la oscuridad, by Ismael Martínez Biurrun

Novelette

  • Adepta, by Felicidad Martínez
  • El rey lansquenete, by Santiago García Albás
  • La epopeya de los amantes, by Miguel Santander
  • Los centinelas del tiempo, by Javier Negrete
  • Pasteles de barro, by Carlos Martí Mezquita

Story

  • Antonio Benjumea,” by Cristina Jurado
  • Casas rojas,” by Nieves Delgado
  • El pastor de naves,” by Felicidad Martínez
  • Prolang,” by Ricardo Montesinos
  • WeKids,” by Laura Gallego

Anthology

  • Alucinadas, by Various authors
  • Cuentos para Algernon Año II, by Various authors
  • El ciclo de Xuya, by Aliette de Bodard
  • Mañana todavía, by Various authors
  • Terra Nova 3, by Various authors

Non-Fiction
Category canceled this year to not meeting minimum of nominations referred to in Article 26 of the Regulation.
Article

  • 20 autores de relatos de ciencia ficción que deberías estar leyendo,” by Elías F. Combarro
  • El futuro bajo sospecha,” by Ismael Martínez Biurrun
  • Fachas del espacio,” by Félix García
  • Introducción,” by Fernando Ángel Moreno y Julián Díez
  • Premios Ignotus para Dummies,” by Juanma Santiago
  • Yo sobreviví a las guerras del fándom (incluso las provoqué),” by Juanma Santiago

Illustration

  • Cover of A vuestras mentes dispersas, by Koldo Campo
  • Cover of Antes del primer día, by Koldo Campo
  • Cover of Crónicas de tinieblas, by Juan Miguel Aguilera
  • Cover of La inconquistable, by Román García Mora
  • Cover of La piedad del Primero, by Olga Esther
  • Cover of Las tierras en juego, by María Paz Muela
  • Cover of Retrofuturismos, by Alejandro Colucci

Audiovisual Production

  • Canal de YouTube de Sense of Wonder, by Elías F. Combarro
  • La cueva, by Alfredo Montero (director)
  • La órbita de Endor, by Various authors
  • Los Verdhugos, by Various authors
  • Luces en el horizonte, by Luis Martínez Vallés
  • The Spoiler Club, by Various authors

Comic
Category canceled this year to not meeting minimum of nominations referred to in Article 26 of the Regulation.

Poetry
Category canceled this year to not meeting minimum of nominations referred to in Article 26 of the Regulation.

Magazine

  • Alfa Eridiani
  • Barsoom
  • Delirio
  • miNatura
  • Planetas Prohibidos
  • Presencia Humana
  • Scifiworld

Foreign Novel

  • Annihilation, by Jeff Vandermeer
  • The Martian, by Andy Weir
  • The Rite, by Laird Barron
  • The Slow Regard of Silent Things, by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Dodger, by Terry Pratchett

Foreign Story

  • “Who Will Care for the Gods?”, by Liu Cixin
  • “The Player”, by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • “In a Red Station, Drifting”, by Aliette de Bodard
  • “Legion,” by Brandon Sanderson
  • “Mono no aware,” by Ken Liu

Web Site

  • Cuentos para Algernon, by Marcheto
  • Donde acaba el infinito, by Alexander Páez
  • Fantífica, by Random House Mondadori
  • La tercera fundación, by La asociación Clitural Los Conseguidores
  • Literatura fantástica, by Mariano Villarreal
  • Sense of Wonder, by Elías F. Combarro

For more information… (Spanish)

Obituary: Francisco Porrúa

Spanish editor Francisco Porrúa (b.1922) died on December 18. Porrúa founded the Minotauro science fiction press and published Spanish translations of The Lord of the Rings, The Left Hand of Darkness, and The Martian Chronicles. Porrúa was also instrumental in getting Gabriel García Márquez’s novel Cien años de soledad published and recognized.

Ignotus Awards

The winners of this year’s Ignotus Awards were announced at Hispacon, held this year in Montcada i Reixac, a suburb of Barcelona. The Award presentation was on December 7.

  • Novel: Memoria de tinieblas (Memory of Darkness), by Eduardo Vaquerizo
  • Novella: “Detective,” by Rodolfo Martínez
  • Short Story: “El aeropuerto del fin del mundo” (“The Airport at the End of the World”), by Tamara Romero
  • Anthology: Terra Nova, Vol. 2, edited by Mariano Villarreal & Luis Pestarini
  • Non-Fiction: La 100cia ficción de Rescepto (The Hundredth Fiction of Respect), by Sergio Mars (Cápside)
  • Article: “La ciencia ficción española” (“Spanish Science Fiction”), by Mariano Villarreal
  • Illustration: The cover of Eduardo Vaquerizo for Memoria de tinieblas (Memory of Darkness)
  • Audiovisual Material: “Los VerdHugos,” by Miquel Codony, Pedro Román, Elías F. Combarro & Joseph María Orio
  • Magazine: Scifiworld
  • Translated Novel: Embassytown, by China Miéville
  • Translated Short Story: “El hombre que puso fin a la historia: documental” (“The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary”), by Ken Liu
  • Website: (tie) “Cuentos para Algernon”; La tercera fundación
  • Premio Especial Ignotus (Premio Gabriel): Antoni Garcés
  • Premio Domingo Santos: La oscura majestad de la Dama Cuervo, de Juan Ángel Laguna Edroso

For more information… (Spanish)

(ETA: Tie in website category)

Call for Ælfwine Papers

The Spanish Tolkien Society (Sociedad Tolkien Españiola) has issued a call for papers for the 2014 Ælfwine Award, to be presented for excellence in an essay or paper about J.R.R. Tolkien or his writing. All essays should be original and less than 10000 words and may be in Spanish or English. The deadline for submission is October 1, 2014 with the winners announced on November 1. First prize includes €150 and a certificate.

For more information…

Ignotus Award Nominees

The ballot for this year’s Ignotus Awards has been announced. Founded in 1991, the Ignotus Awards are voted on by the members of the annual Hispacon, which will be held this year in Montcada i Reixac, a suburb of Barcelona from December 6 to 8.

Spanish Novel

  • Esta noche arderá el cielo, by Emilio Bueso
  • Gente muerta, by J.G. Mesa
  • La canción secreta del mundo, by José Antonio Cotrina
  • Los nombres muertos, by Jesús Cañadas
  • Memoria de tinieblas, by Eduardo Vaquerizo

Foreign Novel

  • 2312, by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Evolutionary Void, by Peter F. Hamilton
  • Embassytown, by China Mieville
  • House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski
  • The Quantum Thief, by Mannu Rajaniemi
  • The Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes
  • Red Country, by Joe Abercrombie

Novella

  • Detective,” by Rodolfo Martínez
  • En el filo,” by Ramón Muñoz
  • La montaña,” by Juan González Mesa
  • La penúltima danza del Griwll,” by Ramón Merino Collado
  • Rafentshalf,” by Jesús Fernández Lozano

Spanish Short Story

  • Dariya,” by Nieves Delgado
  • El aeropuerto del fin del mundo,” by Tamara Romero
  • El enemigo en casa,” by Concepción Regueiro
  • Mecaderes de tiempo,” by Victor Conde
  • La última huella,” by Miguel Santander
  • Los orcos no comen golosinas,” by Carlos López Hernando
  • Wendy de los gatos,” by Jesús Fernández Lozano

Foreign Short Story

  • “26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss,” by Kij Johnson
  • “Spider, the Artist,” by Nnedi Okorafor
  • “The Man Who Ended History,” by Ken Liu
  • “Her Husband´s Hands,” by Adam-Troy Castro
  • “Scattered along the Rivers of Heaven,” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “Impossible Dreams,” by Tim Pratt

Anthology

  • Cuentos para Algernon Año I,edited by Marcheto
  • Hic sunt dracones. Cuentos imposibles, edited by Tim Pratt
  • La bomba número seis, edited by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Reyes de aire y agua, edited by Jesús Fernández Lozano
  • Terra Nova Vol. 2, edited by Mariano Villarreal y Luis Pestarini

Non Fiction Book

  • Cómo escribir ciencia-ficción y fantasía, by Orson Scott Card
  • El poder de la sangre, by Pedro L. López
  • Jack Kirby. El cuarto demiurgo, by José Manuel Uría
  • Japón sobrenatural, by Daniel Aguilar
  • La biblia steampunk, edited by Jeff Vandermeer and S. J. Chambers
  • La 100cia ficción de Rescepto, by Sergio Mars
  • La literatura fantástica argentina en el siglo XIX, by Carlos Abraham
  • Silencios de pánico, by Diego López y David Pizarro
  • Steampunk Cinema, by Varios autores

Artícle

  • Howard Koch, el guionista tras la magia de La guerra de los mundos de Orson Welles,” by Luis Alfonso Gámez
  • La ciencia ficción española,” by Mariano Villarreal
  • Literatura Fantástica en cifras. Estadística de producción editorial de género fantástico en España durante el año 2013,” by Mariano Villarreal
  • Sobre la fantasía feérica,” by Sergio Mars
  • Ucronía,” by Asociación Cultural ALT+64

Illustration

  • Cover of De monstruos y trincheras, by Koldo Campo
  • Cover of El mejor de los mundos posibles, by Alejandro Colucci
  • Cover of Memoria de tinieblas, by Eduardo Vaquerizo
  • Cover of Reyes de aire y agua, by Olga Esther
  • Cover of Terra Nova Vol. 2, by Ángel Benito Gastañaga
  • Cover of Zaibatsu / La edad del vuelo, by Koldo Campo

AV Production

  • El cosmonauta, by Nicolás Alcalá
  • Fallo de Sistema, by Santiago Bustamante
  • Los últimos días, by Álex Pastor and David Pastor
  • Luces en el Horizonte, by Luis Martínez and Pablo Uría
  • Los VerdHugos, by Miquel Codony, Pedro Román, Elías F. Combarro, and Joseph María Oriol

Magazine

  • Alfa Eridiani, edited by la Asociación Cultural Alfa Eridiani
  • Barsoom, edited by La Hermandad del Enmascarado
  • Delirio, edited by La Biblioteca del Laberinto
  • miNatura, edited by Asociación Cultural miNatura Soterrània
  • Planetas Prohibidos, edited by el Grupo Planetas Prohibidos
  • Scifiworld, edited by Inquidanzas Ediciones

Web Site

  • Alt+64-Wiki
  • Cuentos para Algernon
  • La tercera fundación
  • Literatura Fantástica
  • Sense of Wonder

For more information… (Spanish)

Xatafi-Cyberdark Nominations

Nominees for the Xatafi-Cyberdark Awards have been announced. The Spanish language awards will be presented at the Getafe Negro Convention in Madrid the weekend of October 18.

Spanish Language Book

  • El fondo del cielo, by Rodrigo Fresán (The Bottom of the Sky)
  • Fin, by David Monteagudo (End)
  • De mecánica y alquimia, by Jacinto Muñoz Rengel (On Mechanics and Alchemy)
  • Mobymelville, by Daniel Pérez Navarro
  • La ultima noche de Hipatia, by Eduardo Vaquerizo (Hipatia’s Last Night)
  • Alarido de Dios, by José Miguel Vilar-Bou (God’s Howl)

Transated Book

  • Titán, by Ben Bova
  • Diáspora, by Greg Egan
  • El corcel, by Carol Emshwiller (The Mount)
  • El nombre del viento, by Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind)
  • El reparador de biblias, by Tim Powers (The Bible Repairman)
  • Visión ciega, by Peter Watts (Blindsight)

Spanish Language Story

  • El faro de las islas de Os Baixos,” by Juan Jacinto Muñoz Rengel (“The Lighthouse of Os Baixos”)
  • Lapis philosophorum,” by Juan Jacinto Muñoz Rengel
  • La maldición de los Zweiss,” by Juan Jacinto Muñoz Rengel (“The Curse of the Zweiss”)

Translated Story

  • Un alma embotellada,” by Tim Powers (“A Soul in a Bottle”)
  • El camino de bajada,” by Tim Powers (“The Low Road”)
  • Dondequiera que se oculten,” by Tim Powers (“Wherever It Hides”)
  • El reparador de biblias,” by Tim Powers (“The Bible Repairman”)

Best publisher initiative

  • Editorial La Biblioteca del Laberinto, for publishing Aguistín de Foxá
  • Editorial Impedimenta, for the translation of Stanislaw Lem’s work into Spanish
  • Editorial Mondadori, for its career and contribution to the genre
  • Editorial Salto de Pagina, for its career and its investment in the fantastic in Spanish

For more information…

Obituary: Fernando Fernandez

Spanish illustrator Fernando Fernandez (b. 1940) died on August 10. Fernandez began by drawing war and romance comics, eventually contributing to Vampirella, Heavy Metal, and Creepy, for which he adapted Dracula. In 1989, shortly before retiring from the comic field, Fernandez adapted Isaac Asimov’s Lucky Starr for comics.