Romanian Galileo Awards 2012 Announced

The winners of the Romanian Galileo Awards 2012 (Premiile Galileo), voted by the subscribers of Galileo Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine, were announced on Sunday. Here’s the list of the winners:

  • Best F&SF Book Award (novel or short fiction collection published by a Romanian author in 2011): the novel DEMNET by DAN DOBOS, published by MediaTech in October 2011
  • Best F&SF Short Fiction Award (short fiction published by a Romanian author in 2011): novella “POVESTEA LUI CALISTRAT HADIMBU DIN VIZIRENI, UCIS MISELESTE DE NENICUL RAUL COLENTINA INTR-UN HAN DE LA MARGINEA BUCURESTILOR” by MICHAEL HAULICA, first published in the STEAMPUNK: A DOUA REVOLUTIE anthology, edited by Adrian Craciun, Millennium Books, March 2011 (approximate translation of the title: „The story of Calistrat Hadimbu from Vizireni, cowardly killed by master Raul Colentina in an inn on the outskirts of Bucharest”)
  • Best F&SF Anthology Award (an original anthology containing stories by Romanian authors, published in 2011): STEAMPUNK: A DOUA REVOLUTIE edited by ADRIAN CRACIUN, Millennium Books, March 2011 (translation of the title: STEAMPUNK: THE SECOND REVOLUTION)

In addition to the subscribers voted awards, the staff of Galileo Magazine and Millennium Books has also announced this year’s recipient of the Galileo Award for life-time achievement: Romanian writer LIVIU RADU, “for the extraordinary stories that he has given and that he keeps giving us”.

The Galileo Awards Ceremony will take place on March 18th, during the Final Frontier II Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Fair in Bucharest. Each of the winners will receive a cash prize of 500 lei and the Galileo trophy.

Here’s a link to the official announcement, on the Galileo Online page:

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