2021 Deutsche Science Fiction Preis Shortlist

The nominees for the Deutsche Science Fiction Preis 2021 were announced July 12.

The juried award for the best short story and best novel published in the German language in the previous year is sponsored by the SFCD, Germany´s largest science-fiction club. Each winner will receive €1000.

The awards will be presented at PentaCon 2021 (November 5-7), this year’s annual convention of the Science Fiction Club Deutschland. 

BESTE DEUTSCHSPRACHIGE KURZGESCHICHTE / BEST GERMAN LANGUAGE SHORT STORY

  • “Stromsperre” by Stephan Becher, published in Rebellion in Sirius City, edited by Peggy Weber-Gehrke, (Verlag für moderne Phantastik)
  • “Die letzte Jungfrau” by T. Elling, published in “Nova 29”, edited by Michael K. Iwoleit und Michael Haitel, (p.machinery)
  • “Angereichert” by Karsten Kruschel, published in Spektrum der Wissenschaft, (Spektrum der Wissenschaft Verlag)
  • “Die Sapiens-Integrale” by Michael Marrak, published in Wie künstlich ist Intelligenz?, edited by Klaus N. Frick, (Plan9)
  • “Wagners Stimme” by Carsten Schmitt, published in Wie künstlich ist Intelligenz?, edited by Klaus N. Frick, (Plan9)

BESTER DEUTSCHSPRACHIGER ROMAN / BEST GERMAN LANGUAGE NOVEL

  • Erstkontakt [Koloniewelten Band 4, 2172 – 2230] by Galax Acheronian, (Twentysix / Kindle E-Services)
  • Salzgras und Lavendel by Gabriele Behrend, (p.machinery)
  • Perlenwelt [Der letzte Admiral Band 2] by Dirk van den Boom, (Cross Cult (Amigo Grafik))
  • Fallender Stern by Christoph Dittert, (Piper-Verlag)
  • Kohärenz by Ralf Edenhofer, (Belle Epoque Verlag)
  • Die Sprache der Blumen by Sven Haupt, (Mystic Verlag)
  • Was Preema nicht weiß by Sameena Jehanzeb, self-published  
  • Kikis Geheimnis [Qualityland 2.0] by Marc Uwe Kling, (Ullstein Buchverlage)
  • Vakuum by Philip P. Peterson, (Fischer TOR)

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