The winners of the 2016 Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis, the best-known sf award in Germany, have been announced.
The award, named after early sf author Kurd Laßwitz (1848–1910), has been given since 1981 to exceptional German sf works and translations. For more information (in German) see the official site here.
Best German Science-Fiction Novel (published for the first time in 2015):
- DirAndreas Brandhorst: “Das Schiff” (Piper)
Best German Short Prosa:
- Karsten Kruschel: “Was geschieht dem Licht am Ende des Tunnels?” (in: “Nova” 23, Amrûn)
Best Foreign Science-Fiction Book (translated into German):
- Neal Stephenson: “Amalthea” [Seveneves] (Manhattan)
Best Science-Fiction Translation:
- Eva Bauche-Eppers for the translation of China Miéville: “Das Gleismeer”
Best Cover Picture or Illustration:
- Dirk Berger for the cover of: “Nova” 23 (Amrûn)
Best German Audio Play:
- “Sale” by Georg Heinzen (WDR)
Special Award for Extraordinary Achievements (One time):
- Hannes Riffel & Sascha Mamczak & the Golkonda-Team for continuing their science-fiction yearbook
Special Award for Extraordinary Achievements (Over years):
- Roger Murmann & Christian de Ahna & Birgit Fischer & Kurt Zelt for 30 years of Buchmessecon
The translations of the category titles are via Nina Horvath at Europa SF.