Science Fiction Awards Watch

Premi Ictineu Winners

The winners of the first ever Premi Ictineu, for science fiction in Catalan, were announced over the weekend. The winners are:

  • Catalan Novel: for La mutació sentimental (The Sentimental Mutation), Carme Torras
  • Translated Novel: Planeta Blau (The Stone Gods), Jeanette Winterson
  • Catalan Short Fiction: “El gat” from El mirall venecià (“The Cat” from The Venetian Mirror), Antoni Munné-Jordà

The nominee lists can be found here, the official announcement (with photos of what looks to have been a fun event) is here, and thanks once again to Lawrence Schimel for keeping us informed.

6 Responses to “Premi Ictineu Winners”

  1. on 04 Dec 2009 at 1:42 amKraken

    How We can put the “Premis Ictineu” in the Awards section?


  2. on 04 Dec 2009 at 5:24 amCheryl

    Kraken: I have a whole bunch of awards that I need to add to the site and no time in which to do it. I need to be able to carve out a day or two that I can spend on this site.

    Of course when I do it would help to have some general information about the awards – what are the eligibility rules, how are winners determined and so on. If you can send that to me, or point me to a site in a language I can read, I’d be very grateful.

  3. on 04 Dec 2009 at 5:47 pmmenut


    Eligibility rules: To have been published in Catalan the year previous to the award. A list is made public containing all known published books/short stories.
    Winner determination: There are two phases.
    – Public phase: Everyone is welcome to vote from the list. This phase determines the final nominees.
    – Private phase: The members of ther Ter-Cat (the organizing association), the members of the Societat Catalana de Ciència Ficció i Fantasia (SF and Fantasy Catalan Association) and other invited associations vote from the finalists chosen in the previous phase in order to determine the winners.

  4. on 04 Dec 2009 at 5:49 pmmenut

    I forgot: Winner receives a trophy.

  5. on 08 Dec 2009 at 6:23 pmEditors

    That’s great, thanks. We’ll get that added as soon as we can.

    Do you have a photo of the trophy?

  6. on 12 Dec 2009 at 5:44 ammenut

    Indeed, we do have a photo. Where do we have to send it to?