Utopiales Nominations

Nominees for the awards presented at Utopiales, the Nantes International Science Fiction Festival have been announced in two categories. The Utopiales European Award recognizes a novel or collection published in French whose author is a citizen of an EC country. The prize has a cash value of 2000 euros. The winners will be announced at the Utopiales International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes the weekend of October 29-November 3.

Utopiales European Award

  • La fenêtre de Diane, by Dominique Douay
  • Futu.re, by Dimitri Glukhovsky. Translated by Denis E. Savine
  • Légationville, by China Miéville. Translated by Nathalie Mège (Embassytown)
  • Métaquine, by François Rouiller
  • Sous la Colline, by David Calvo
  • Le vivant, by Anna Starobinets. Translated by Raphaëlle Pache

Utopiales European Youth Award

  • Les Copies, by Jesper Wung-Sung. Translated by Jean-Baptiste Coursaud
  • Empreinte digitale, by Patrice Favaro
  • La source, by Maxime Fleury
  • Les sous-vivants, by Johan Héliot

Prix Utopiales 2016 du meilleur album de BD (Comics)

  • L’Apocalypse selon Magda, edited by Chloé Vollmer-Lo & Carole Maurel
  • Le dernier arpenteur des sables, edited by Jay Hosler
  • Ex Nihilo, edited by Stéphane Douay et Jean-François Kierzkowski
  • Nefer, Chants et contes des premières terres, edited by Arnaud Boutle
  • Pouvoirpoint, edited by Erwann Surcouf
  • Transperceneige Terminus, edited by Jean-Marie Rochette & Olivier Boquet
  • Zita, edited by Sylvie Fontaine

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Utopiales Nominations

Nominees for the awards presented at Utopiales, the Nantes International Science Fiction Festival have been announced in two categories. The Utopiales European Award recognizes a novel or collection published in French whose author is a citizen of an EC country. The prize has a cash value of 2000 euros. The winners will be announced at the Utopiales International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes the weekend of October 29-November 2.

Utopiales European Award

  • Celle qui a tous les dons, by Mike Carey, translated by Nathalie Mège (The Girl With All The Gifts)
  • Lum’en, by Laurent Genefort
  • Thinking Eternity, by Raphaël Granier de Cassagnac
  • L’Adjacent, by Christopher Priest, translated by Jacques Collin (The Adjacent)
  • L’Autre Ville, by Michal Ajvaz, translated by Benoît Meunier (The Other City)

Utopiales European Youth Award

  • Humains, by Matt Haig, translated by Valérie Le Haig Plouhinec (The Humans
  • Ciel 1.0. L’hiver des machines, by Johan Heliot
  • Mingus, by Keto von Waberer, translated by Jacqueline Chambon
  • Memor : le monde d’après, by Kinga Wyrzykowska

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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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