China’s Sky Award – Finalists Announced

The Sky Awards are “fan/judge-voted awards for Chinese science fiction and fantasy literacy. These awards are initiated and administered by the Sky Award Organizing Committee composed of a number of senior SF/F fans, and the Judge Panel consists of writers, editors, critics, and professionals in the SF/F field in China.”

Best Fiction: Long Form in 2009

  • Tale of Brush Tomb II: Everything is Waves, MA Boyong (Chongqing Publishing House)
  • Once upon a Time in Shanghai, JIANG Nan (Volumes Publishing Company)
  • God Wills it III: Genesis, YAN Leisheng (Northern Women & Children Publishing House)
  • “The Arrow Shattering a Country”, LA La (Jingu Martial Arts, Feb2009)
  • Cross, WANG Jinkang (Chongqing Publishing House)
Best Fiction: Short Form in 2009
  • “Dark Room”, HAN Song (New Realms of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Jun2009)
  • “A Smile that Fells a City”, XIA Jia (Odyssey of China Fantasy, Sep2009)
  • “Year of Rat”, CHEN Qiufan (Science Fiction World, May2009)
  • “All Mountains in a Single Glance”, FEI Dao (Science Fiction World, Aug2009)
  • “Spiritual Tales in Chengdu”, LUO Lingzuo (Odyssey of China Fantasy, Jan2009)
Most Popular Translated Fiction in 2009
  • “The Girl Who Leapt through Time”, Yasutaka Tsutsui, trans. by DING Dingchong (from The Girl Who Leapt through Time, Shanghai Translation Publishing House)
  • “Discworld – Sourcery”, Terry Pratchett, trans. by GUO Weiweng (Science Fiction World Translation, Dec2009)
  • The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin, trans. by TAO Xuelei (Sichuan Science & Technology Publishing House)
  • “Exhalation”, Ted Chiang, trans. by GENG Hui (Science Fiction World Translation, Nov2009)
  • Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson, trans. by GUO Ze (Sichuan Science & Technology Publishing House)

Special Contribution Award

  • Group 42 – a science fiction promotion group organized by SF fans in Beijing
  • Beijing Red Book Store Culture Develop Co., Ltd – a genre fiction publisher
  • Odyssey of China Fantasy – a SF/F magazine
  • New Realms of Fantasy and Science Fiction – a SF/F fanzine

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