Science Fiction Awards Watch

The Seiun Award winners have been announced at Varicon 2012, with official translations of (nearly all) Japanese titles for once:

  • Best Japanese Novel: Tengoku and Zigoku, Yasumi Kobayashi
  • Best Japanese Short Story: “The Singing Submarine and Peer-Peer Douga”, Hosuke Nojiri
  • Best Foreign Novel: The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi, translated by Kazue Tanaka and Hiroshi Kaneko
  • Best Foreign Short Story: “The Lifecycle of Software Objects”, Ted Chiang, translated by Nozomi Ohmori
  • Best Media: Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Best Comic: Gundam: The Origin
  • Best Artist: Naohiro Washio
  • Best Nonfiction: Hideo Azuma Soutokushu (The Hideo Azuma Omnibus)
  • Best Event: No award (no nominations)