The 55th Japan Science Fiction Convention (Nihon SF Taikai) has posted the 2016 Seiun Awards nominees (linked site is in Japanese).
The winners will be determined by a vote of attendees at “Iseshimacon” in Toba and announced on July 9.
Reported here are the Best Translated Novel, Best Translated Short Story, and Best Dramatic Presentation. Interpretations of Japanese titles and translators’ names come from the Wikipedia or Google Translate.
The items in the Free Space category are rendered in English by Google Translate, more successfully in some cases than others.
Brief descriptions of nominees in the categories composed of Japanese language works are available in this post at Anime News Network.
BEST TRANSLATED NOVEL
- Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie, Tr. Hideko Akao
- Zendegi by Greg Egan, Tr. Makoto Yamagishi
- Ack-Ack Macaque by Gareth L. Powell, Tr. Kazuyo Misumi
- The Water Knife by Paola Bacigalupi, Tr. Naoya Nakahara
- The Violent Century by Ravi Tidoha, Tr. Takeshi Mogi
- Vulcan’s Hammer by Philip K. Dick, Tr. Tatsuo Sato
BEST TRANSLATED SHORT STORY
- “Good Hunting” – Ken Liu, Tr. Yoshimichi Furusawa
- “The Road of Needles” – Caitlyn R. Kiernan, Tr. Jun Suzuki
- “White Sin, Now” – Tanith Lee, Tr. Izumi Ichida
- “Mask” – Stanislaw Lem, Tr. Koichi Kuyama
- “Relays and Roses” – Gene Wolfe, Tr. Takao Miyawaki
- “Alfred’s Ark” – Jack Vance, Tr. Toru Nakamura
- “Beautiful Boys” – Theodora Goss, Tr. Jun Suzuki
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION
- Mad Max: Fury Road, Director: George Miller
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Director: J.J. Abrams
- Chappie, Director: Neill Blomkamp
- The Futurological Congress, Director: Ari Folman (http://www.thecongress-movie.jp/)
- “Wish Upon the Pleiades” (http://sbr-gx.jp/)
- The Empire of Corpses (http://project-itoh.com/#/empire/top/)
- Girls und Panzer (theater version) (http://girls-und-panzer.jp/)
- Psycho-Pass (movie) (http://psycho-pass.com/)
- First flight domestic airliner MRJ – Japan’s first jetliner (http://www.flythemrj.com/j/)
- Matsuko and Matsuko Nippon TV series broadcast — For that we have the experiment of the uncanny valley by using the TV (http://www.ntv.co.jp/matsuko-matsuko/)
- Eh out Sand + — Innovative sand play games using projection mapping (http://edel-sand.sega.jp/)
- New Horizons Pluto probe — Pluto exploration of mankind’s first trans-Neptunian objects (https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/main/index.html )
- Rhodan Series 500 Volume publication achieved – Because when not listed in the candidate even after up to (http://www.hayakawa-online.co.jp/new/2015-07-06-120057.html)
Update 03/30/2016: Followed Petréa Mitchell’s recommendations for the names of several translators.