The Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards was a literary award for science fiction and fantasy works translated into English.The first award was presented in 2011 for works published in 2010. Two awards were given, one for long form (40,000 words) and one for short form. Both the author and translator receive a trophy and a cash prize of $350. The award was supported a number of ways including direct donations from the public, the Speculative Literature Foundation, prominent academics in particular staff at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), home of the Eaton Collection, one of the world’s largest collections of science fiction and fantasy literature. The last award was for 2013, and the award officially closed in October 2014.
A literary award is an award presented in recognition of a particularly lauded literary piece or body of work. It is normally presented to an author.
The University of California, Riverside, is a public research university in Riverside, California. It is one of the 10 general campuses of the University of California system. The main campus sits on 1,900 acres (769 ha) in a suburban district of Riverside with a branch campus of 20 acres (8 ha) in Palm Desert. In 1907 the predecessor to UCR was founded as the UC Citrus Experiment Station, Riverside which pioneered research in biological pest control and the use of growth regulators responsible for extending the citrus growing season in California from four to nine months. Some of the world's most important research collections on citrus diversity and entomology, as well as science fiction and photography, are located at Riverside.
The Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy, formerly known as the J. Lloyd Eaton Collection of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Utopian Literature, is "the largest publicly accessible collection of science fiction, fantasy, horror and utopian and dystopian literature in the world". It is housed in Special Collections and Archives of the UCR Libraries at the University of California, Riverside. It consists of more than 300,000 items, including hardcover and paperback books, SF fanzines, film and visual material, and comic books, including manga and anime, as well as a variety of archival materials.
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Th finalists were announced May 24, 2011.The winning works were announced at the 2011 Eurocon in Stockholm on the weekend of June 17–19.
Long Form Award
Michal Ajvaz is a Czech novelist, poet and translator, an exponent of the literary style known as magic realism.
Jean-Marc Lofficier is a French author of books about films and television programs, as well as numerous comics and translations of a number of animation screenplays. He usually collaborates with his wife, Randy Lofficier, and the reason why credits sometimes read "R.J.M. Lofficier", after the initials of both spouses.
Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud is a French novelist and short story writer. He was awarded the Prix Renaudot in 1982 for the novel La Faculté des songes and the Prix Goncourt de la nouvelle in 2005 for Singe savant tabassé par deux clowns. He has been general secretary of the Prix Renaudot since 2010.
Short Form Award
Hannu Rajaniemi is a Finnish author of science fiction and fantasy, who writes in both English and Finnish. He lives in Oakland, California, and was a founding director of a commercial research organisation, ThinkTank Maths.
Aila Johanna Sinisalo is a Finnish science fiction and fantasy writer. She studied comparative literature and drama, amongst other subjects, at the University of Tampere. Professionally she worked in the advertising business, rising to the level of marketing designer.
Brian Michael Stableford is a British science fiction writer who has published more than 70 novels. His earlier books were published under the name Brian M. Stableford, but more recent ones have dropped the middle initial and appeared under the name Brian Stableford. He has also used the pseudonym Brian Craig for a couple of very early works, and again for a few more recent works. The pseudonym derives from the first names of himself and of a school friend from the 1960s, Craig A. Mackintosh, with whom he jointly published some very early work.
The finalists were announced May 20, 2012.
Long Form Award
Pierre Pevel is a French science fiction and fantasy writer. He received the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire for his novel Les Ombres de Wielstadt in 2002.
Carlos Ruiz Zafón is a Spanish novelist.
Lucia Graves is a writer and translator. Born in Devon, England, she is the daughter of writer Robert Graves, and his second wife, Beryl Pritchard (1915–2003).
Short Form Award
The finalists were announced at Liburnicon 2013, held in Opatija, Croatia, over August 23–25.
Long Form Award
Short Form Award
On May 15, 2014, SF&FT announced that "the Board of Directors of the SF&FT Awards is currently considering whether we will be able to present Awards this year."On October 30, 2014 a press release announced the award was "closing down".
Kij Johnson is an American writer of fantasy. She is a faculty member at the University of Kansas.
Science fiction is an important subgenre of modern Japanese literature that has strongly influenced aspects of contemporary Japanese pop culture, including anime, manga, video games, tokusatsu, and cinema.
World SF is a loose term for international, or global, speculative fiction, predominantly from the non-Anglophone world. An early use of the term came with the establishment of World SF, an association of SF professionals in 1976. According to the third edition of the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, the term was partly revived by the author Lavie Tidhar, leading to the establishment of the World SF Blog, which ran 2009-2013. Early on, the Filipino blogger Charles A. Tan became involved with the blog, contributing much of the original material - including interviews with authors, reviews and the occasional editorial, including the important World SF: Our Possible Future in 2012. Tan was himself twice nominated for the World Fantasy Award, for his own blog, Bibliophile Stalker, and has edited several anthologies of Filipino speculative fiction.
Lavie Tidhar is an Israeli-born writer, working across multiple genres. He has lived in the United Kingdom and South Africa for long periods of time, as well as Laos and Vanuatu. As of 2013, Tidhar lives in London. His novel Osama won the 2012 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, beating Stephen King's 11/22/63 and George R. R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons. His novel A Man Lies Dreaming won the £5000 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, for Best British Fiction, in 2015. He won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel in 2017, for Central Station.
Masaki Yamada is a Japanese crime and science fiction author. He has won the Nihon SF Taisho Award, the Seiun Award three times, and an award for mystery fiction. His first story was published in 1974. His novel Aphrodite was translated into English in 2004. He also wrote After the Long Goodbye, a Ghost in the Shell-related novel.
Issui Ogawa is a Seiun and Hayakawa Award winning writer of more than a dozen novels. His stories are often sociological in nature dealing with issues like disaster and democracy.
Shinji Kajio is an award-winning Japanese author of science fiction and fantasy. The film Yomigaeri is based on Kajio's novel of the same name and he also co-wrote the manga Omoide Emanon (おもいでエマノン) series with Kenji Tsuruta, which was serialized in Monthly Comic Ryu. The manga is based on his 1983 short story of the same title and became the beginning of his long-running series of "Emanon" short stories (1983-2017+), about a mysterious girl born 3 billion years ago. He won the 1991 Nihon SF Taisho Award.
Kōshū Tani is an award-winning Japanese science fiction writer. He graduated from the Osaka Institute of Technology, and worked as a volunteer in Nepal and the Philippines. He made his professional debut with the story 137th Mobile Brigade in 1979 while still in Nepal.
Clarkesworld Magazine is an American online fantasy and science fiction magazine. It released the first issue October 1, 2006 and has maintained a regular monthly schedule since, publishing fiction by authors such as Elizabeth Bear, Kij Johnson, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Sarah Monette, Catherynne Valente, Jeff VanderMeer and Peter Watts.
The WSFA Small Press Award was inaugurated by the Washington Science Fiction Association in 2007. The award is open to works of imaginative literature published in English for the first time in the previous calendar year. Furthermore, the Small Press Award is limited to short fiction—works under 20,000 words in length—that was published by a small press. The nominees are narrowed down by a panel elected by the WSFA membership, and these finalists are then judged by the entire WSFA membership to select a winner. Throughout the process, the author and publisher of each story are kept anonymous.
Neil Clarke is an editor and publisher of science fiction and fantasy.
The Quantum Thief is the debut science fiction novel by Hannu Rajaniemi and the first novel in a trilogy featuring Jean le Flambeur; the sequels are The Fractal Prince (2012) and The Causal Angel (2014). It was published in Britain by Gollancz in 2010, and by Tor in 2011 in the US. It is a heist story, set in a futuristic solar system, that features a protagonist modeled on Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief of Maurice Leblanc.
Ken Liu is a Chinese American author and translator of science-fiction and fantasy, as well as a lawyer and computer programmer. His short stories have appeared in F&SF, Asimov's, Analog, Lightspeed, Clarkesworld, and multiple "Year's Best" anthologies.
Toh EnJoe is a Japanese author. His works are usually literary fiction, speculative fiction or science fiction.
Cheryl Morgan is a Hugo award-winning British science fiction critic and publisher. She is the owner of Wizard's Tower Press and the Wizard's Tower Books ebook store before it closed due to changes in EU regulation, and is the editor of Salon Futura magazine. She is a director of San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions Inc., and was a founder of the Association for the Recognition of Excellence in SF & F Translation. She was a part of the team running Science Fiction Awards Watch, and was non-fiction editor of Clarkesworld Magazine Magazine from 2009–2011. She was previously the editor of the Hugo award-winning Emerald City fanzine.
Yoon Ha Lee is an American science fiction and fantasy writer, known for his Machineries of Empire space opera novels and his short fiction. His first novel, Ninefox Gambit, received the 2017 Locus Award for Best First Novel.
This is a list of the published works of Aliette de Bodard.
Sayuri Ueda is a Japanese science fiction and fantasy writer.
Matthew Kressel is a multiple Nebula, World Fantasy Award, and Eugie Award nominated author and coder. His short stories have been published in Tor.com, io9.com, Lightspeed Magazine, Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Interzone, Apex Magazine, and many other magazines and anthologies. His first novel King of Shards was released in 2015.