If we had been thinking clearly and not distracted by other things over the weekend we might have remember to go and check cataly’s LiveJournal (and thanks to F.Dreier for reminding us). Here are the Japanese fiction nominees in this year’s Seiun Awards. The notes are all cataly’s.
- From The New World, Yusuke Kishi (Kodansha)
- The Deity Beast Wars, Masaki Yamada (Tokuma Shoten Publishing)
- Harmony, Keikaku Itou (Hayakawa Publishing)
- The Red Star, Fumio Takano (Hayakawa Publishing)
- God’s Paradox, Shinji Kimoto (Kadokawa Haruki Corporation)
- The Record of The Dead Dragons 2: The Song Curses Everything, Makoto Henri (Tokuma Shoten Publishing)
- Reiko-chan and The Kamaboko Factory, Yusaku Kitano (Kobunsha Publishing)
Note: Kamaboko is Japanese food. It’s steamed fish paste.
- “From the Nothing, with Love” by Keikaku Itou (SF Magazine Apr 2008)
- “The South Pole’s Pia Pia Douga” by Housuke Nojiri (SF Magazine Apri & May 2008)
- “Punishment No.0” by Naka Saijou (SF Japan 2008 Spring)
- “Palimpsest, or The Eight Stories Which Overwritten Again and Again” by Toh Enjou (from Imaginary Engines: Best Japanese SF 2007)
- “Cardiospermum Halicacabum Temporis” by Fujita Masaya (SF Magazine May 2008)
- “The Knox Machine” by Rintaro Norizuki (Yasei Jidai vol.54 May 2008)
- “A Drum and Fife Band’s Attack” by Aki Misaki (from the collection A Drum and Fife Band’s Attack)
Nico Nico Douga is a Japanese video sharing website. The author set it as the story’s core idea.
SF Japan is a seasonal Japanese SF magazine. All the contributions are written in Japanese. There is no translation.
Imaginary Engines is a new SF Year’s Best-ish Anthology series, Best Japanese SF started last year.
Yasei Jidai is Kadokawa Group Publishing’s magazine. They publish everything: Mystery, Adventure, Historical and Romance stories.
Can anyone help with the Movie, Comic, Artist and Nonfiction categories?