2017 Prix Rosny Aîné and Other Awards at French National Convention

The winners of 2017 Rosny-Aîné (The Elder) Awards were announced at the 44th French National Science Fiction Convention held July 13-16 in Grenoble (France). The award is given in two categories, novels and short stories.

NOVEL

  • François Rouiller: Métaquine

SHORT STORIES

  • Estelle Faye: Les Anges tièdes

The complete shortlist in both categories:

NOVELS

  • Robert Darvel : L’Homme qui traversa la Terre (Les Moutons électriques)
  • Dominique Douay : Brume de cendres (Les Moutons électriques)
  • Loïc Henry : Les océans stellaires (Scrineo)
  • Laurent Kloetzer : Vostok (Denoël)
  • Christian Léourier : Dur silence de la neige (Les Moutons électriques)
  • Romain Lucazeau : Latium (Denoël)
  • Olivier Paquet : Jardin d’hiver (L’Atlante)
  • François Rouiller : Métaquine (L’Atlante)

SHORT STORIES

  • Pierre Bordage : Hier, je vous donnerai de mes nouvelles (dans le recueil éponyme, L’Atalante)
  • Christian Chavassieux : Nulle part, tout le temps (in Un tremplin pour l’utopie, Helios)
  • Estelle Faye : Les Anges tièdes (in Un tremplin pour l’utopie, Helios)
  • Léo Henry : Pour toujours l’humanité (in Bifrost n° 83)
  • Laurent Kloetzer : La Confirmation (in Bifrost n° 83)
  • Brice Tarvel : L’Échelle de Dieu (in Galaxies nouvelle série n° 44/86)

Joëlle Wintrebert

Also, the Prix Cyrano was given to one of the convention’s guests of honor, author Joëlle Wintrebert.

Finally, the winners of the Prix Alain le Bussy were recognized. The results of the original fiction contest were announced in May.

Winners

  • “Triton sur le rivage de sable”, by Jean Bury
  • “In Google we trust”, by Jean-Marc Sire

Second Prize

  • “Les Pierres”, by Jean-Pascal Martin,

Third Prize

  • “Bikinis Kill Nano-Stars” by Stéphane Miller.

Other finalists

  • “A corps perdu”, by Agathe Tournois
  • “Echo”, by Christo Datso
  • “L’Anathème” by Philippe Pinel
  • “La Parfaite équation du bonheur”, by Emilie Querbalec
  • “Papa ?” by Michel Pelini
  • “Patience et Longueur de Temps”, by Marie-Hélène Tissier
  • “Poupsik, héros de l’espace”, by Alain Delbe

The two winning stories will be published in the French magazine Galaxies and the authors will receive 150 €, plus a 2-year subscription. The second and third place stories will also be published in Galaxies, and their authors will receive a two-year subscription. The other finalists will be published in Géante rouge 2017 (Red Giant 2017) and get a six-month subscription to Galaxies.

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