Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards

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The Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards was a literary award for science fiction and fantasy works translated into English. [1] [2] The first award was presented in 2011 for works published in 2010. [3] 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. [3] 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. [3] The last award was for 2013, and the award officially closed in October 2014. [4]

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University of California, Riverside public research university

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.

Eaton Collection science fiction and fantasy collection at the University of California, Riverside library

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.


Nominees and winners

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Th finalists were announced May 24, 2011. [5] The winning works were announced at the 2011 Eurocon in Stockholm on the weekend of June 17–19. [6]

Long Form Award [7]

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Short Form Award

Hannu Rajaniemi Finnish businessman and writer

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Special Award

Brian Stableford British writer

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The finalists were announced May 20, 2012. [8]

Long Form Award

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Carlos Ruiz Zafón Spanish writer

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Short Form Award


The finalists were announced at Liburnicon 2013, held in Opatija, Croatia, over August 23–25. [10]

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." [11] On October 30, 2014 a press release announced the award was "closing down". [4]

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  2. Rose Fox (October 3, 2011). "SF/F Translation Award Team Seek Nominees". Publishers Weekly . Retrieved September 21, 2012.
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  6. "And The Winners Are…", SF&FTA, June 18, 2011.
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