The nominees for the 2017 Seiun Award were announced April 11 by the 56th Japan Science Fiction Convention. The members of “Donburacon” will vote on the winners, which will be announced in July.
The award has nine categories. Here are the categories for translated works, and a few other categories of international interest.
- United States of Japan, Peter Tieryas, translated by Naoya Nakahara
- Jack Vance Treasury 1 (Magnus Ridolph), Jack Vance, translated by Hisashi Asakura and Akinobu Sakai
- The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu, translated by Yoshimichi Furusawa
- Roderick, John Sladek, translated by Kiichiro Yanashita
- The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, Claire North, translated by Hiromi Amagai
- Imperial Radch trilogy, Anne Leckie, translated by Hideko Akao
- Enchanted Night, Steven Millhauser, translated by Motoyuki Shibata
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- “Seventh Sight”, Greg Egan, translated by Makoto Yamagishi
- “The Day the World Turned Upside Down”, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, translated by Jun Suzuki
- “Backward, Turn Backward”, James Tiptree, Jr., translated by Kazuko Onoda
- “The Guiding Nose of Ulfant Banderoz”, Dan Simmons, translated by Akinobu Sakai
- “The Deathbird”, Harlan Ellison, translated by Norio It?
- “Simulacrum”, Ken Liu, translated by Yoshimichi Furusawa
- Shin Godzilla film (Official site)
- your name. anime film (Official site)
- Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress television anime (Official site)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story film (Official site)
- Concrete Revolutio television anime (Official site)
- Zegapain ADP anime film (Official site)
- Look Who’s Back film (Official site)
- Kuromukuro television anime (Official site)
- Osamu Akimoto’s Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo (all 200 volumes)
- Tsubana’s Dainana Jyoshikai Houkou (all 10 volumes)
- Satoshi Mizukami’s Spirit Circle (all 6 volumes)
- Yumiko Shirai’s Wombs (all 5 volumes)
- Kei Sanbe’s Erased (all 9 volumes)
- Izumi Takemoto’s Natsu ni Sekirannun Made
- The movement launched by Zegapain ADP and tie-ins
- The Pokémon Go craze
- The official naming of the chemical element Nihonium
- The world’s first detection of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory
- The visual book Gear Another Day Go-iro no Rinbu
- SF writer and musician Hiroyuki Nanba’s “Nanba Hiroyuki Kenban Seikatsu 40 Sh?nen Kinen Live ~Issh? Kenmei~” event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the musician’s activities.
Editor’s Note: I have followed the translations by Petréa Mitchell in the Foreign Novel and Foreign Short Story categories, and those of the Anime News Network in the other categories.