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2012 Seiun nominees announced

From Science Fiction Awards Watch, here are the 2012 Seiun nominees:

Japanese Novel

  • Tengoku to Chikoku
  • Yakusoku no Hakobune (Ark of Promises)
  • Kanzennaru Binagaryuu no Hi
  • Hikari o Wasureta Sei de (Star of Forgotten Light)
  • Kitsune no Tsuki (Fox Moon)
  • Genocide

Japanese Short Story

  • “Space Kinyuudou”
  • “Ushinawareta Wakusei no Isan” (“Legacy of the Lost Planet”)
  • “Utau Sensuikan to Piapia Douga”
  • “Zero Nendai no Rinkaiten” (“The Critical Point of Era Zero”)
  • “Kore wa Pen Desu” (“This is a Pen”)
  • “Saikou no Sofu” (“The Ultimate Empress’s Grandfather”)

Foreign Novel

  • The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi
  • The City and the City, China Miéville
  • The Chronoliths, Robert Charles Wilson
  • Dhalgren, Samuel Delaney
  • Little Brother, Cory Doctorow
  • Millennium People, James Ballard

Foreign Short Story

  • “The Pelican Bar”, Karen Joy Fowler
  • “The Lifecycle of Software Objects”, Ted Chiang
  • “The Gambler”, Paolo Bacigalupi
  • “The People of Sand and Slag”, Paolo Bacigalupi
  • “Troika”, Alastair Reynolds
  • “The Little Goddess”, Ian McDonald

Media

  • Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • Paul
  • Mawaru Penguin Drum (The Turning Penguin Drum)
  • Steins;Gate
  • Tiger & Bunny
  • Real Steel

Comics

  • Bokura no Yoake (Our Daybreak) volume 2
  • Kidou Senshi GUNDAM: THE ORIGIN (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin)
  • Igyuutachi ni Yoru to Sekai wa…
  • Mirai Nikki (Future Diary) volume 12
  • Halcyon Ranch volume 2
  • Gaidenrou
  • Excel Saga volume 27

Art

  • Katsuyuki Hoshino
  • Katsuya Terada
  • Koushi Suzuki
  • Mikio Masuda
  • Kairi Yura
  • Kenichiro Tomiyasu
  • Pablo Uchida
  • Daisuke Nishijima
  • Naoyuki Katou
  • Naohiro Washio

Nonfiction

  • Kindai Nihon Kisoushousetsushi: Meiji Hen
  • Bradbury Nendaiki (The Bradbury Chronicles)
  • 3.11 no Mirai Nihon – SF – Souzouryoku (Future Japans of 3/11 – SF – Creativity) [“3/11” is shorthand for last year’s earthquake and tsunami]
  • Ranshi Dokusha no SF Kougi (The Astigmatic Reader’s SF Lectures)
  • Azuma Hideo < Soutokushuu > — Bishoujo – SF – Fujouri Gyaku, Soshite Shissou (The Hideo Azuma Omnibus – Beautiful Girls – SF – Reversing Absurdity, Then Vanishing)

Open Category

No nominations, though there is a write-in option (as there is for all categories).

May 5, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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