10th Xingyun (Nebula) Awards for Global Chinese Science Fiction

The winners of the 10th Xingyun (Nebula) Awards for Global Chinese Science Fiction were announced by World Chinese Science Fiction Society at the ceremony in Chongqing, China on October 27, 2019.

The winners are indicated in boldface.

Best Novel

  • The Azure Tragedy, by Hui Hu (win)
  • The Orphans of Red Planet, by Liu Yang
  • The Dead,by Han Song
  • Life Upgrade, by Tianjiang Longxia

Best Novella

  • Flowers on the Other Side, by A Que (win)
  • Brain Gambling, by Gu Shi
  • The Wings of Earth, by Jiang Bo
  • The Peach Blossom Spring, by Suo Hefu

Best Short Story

  • The Kites of Jinan, by Liang Qingsan (win)
  • Fear Machine, by Chen Qiufan
  • Sin, by Yang Wanqing

Best Children’s Science Fiction (Long Form)

  • Mind Surveyors by, Xu Yanli (win)
  • Qi Qiguai’s Historical Adventures in Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasties, by Chao Xia
  • Cosmic Adventure King vol. 10, by Peng Xuluo
  • Adventures of Four Friends, by Lu Yang

Best Children’s Science Fiction (Short Form)

  • Millions of Tomorrows, by Qin Yingliang (win)
  • Where have you been, Dad? , by Chao Xia
  • Nightmare of Conan, by Lu Yang
  • Immigrating to Planet 9, by He Tao

Best Non-Fiction

  • No Award
  • From Rebirth to Immortality: Post-human, Cyborg and Blockchain, by Chen Qiufan
  • The History of Chinese Science Fiction, by Xu Yanli
  • Strange Person and His Strange Books: about Han Song’s Science Fiction Works, by Dong Renwei
  • After the Three-body Problem, from Science Fiction to Literature: A Reflection on Contemporary Science Fiction, by Song Mingwei

Best Translated Fiction

  • The Golden Man: Collection of Philip K. Dick vol. 3, by Philip K. Dick, translated by Hao Xiuyu (win)
  • The Quantum Magician, by Derek Künsken, translated by Yan Wei
  • Seveneves, by Neal Stephenson, translated by Chen Yuechen
  • Borne, by Jeff VanderMeer, translated by Hu Shaoyan

Best Artwork

  • Cover art of Red Ocean, by Butu (win)
  • Cover art of The Fountains of Paradise, by Guo Jian
  • Cover art of The Poetry Cloud, by Guo Jian
  • Cover art of Twelve Lenhu Lakes, by Yongren

Best New Writer

  • Yang Wanqing (win)
  • Mu Ming
  • Shi Heiyao
  • Teng Ye
  • Fu Qiang

Awards for Special Contribution

  • Frank Gwo (director of The Wandering Earth)
  • Hao Jingfang (author of Folding Beijing)

Feng Zhang explained in comments: “Non-Fiction category is in a lot of debates about what should be classified as non-fiction and how to compare a book with an article. It will be reviewed for 11th Xingyun Awards. As for this year, according to the jury, these four nominees are not quite up to the standard of the golden award. Therefore, the jury decided to give No-Award.”

[From a press release.]

4 thoughts on “10th Xingyun (Nebula) Awards for Global Chinese Science Fiction

  1. Non-Fiction category is in a lot of debates about what should be classified as non-fiction and how to compare a book with an article. It will be reviewed for 11th Xingyun Awards.
    As for this year, according to the jury, these four nominees are not quite up to the standard of the golden award. Therefore, the jury decided to give No-Award.

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