2017 Seiun Awards

The winners of the 48th Seiun Awards were announced on July 22.

The Seiun Award Ceremony will be held on August 26th at Donburacon LL, the 56th Japan SF Convention in Shizuoka, Japan.

Best Japanese Long Story

  • ULTRAMAN F by Yasumi Kobayashi (Hayakawa Publishing, Inc.)

Best Japanese Short Story

  • “Last and First Idol” by Gengen Kusano (Hayakawa Publishing, Inc.)

Best Translated Long Story

  • United States of Japan by Peter Tieryas / tr. Naoya Nakahara (Hayakawa Publishing, Inc.)

Best Tranlated Short Story

(2 winners)

  • “Backward, Turn Backward” by James Tiptree, Jr. / tr. Kazuko Onoda (Hayakawa Publishing, Inc.)

and

  • “Simulacrum” by Ken Liu / tr. Furusawa Yoshimichi (Hayakawa Publishing, Inc.)

Best Dramatic Presentation

  • Shin Godzilla

Best Comic

  • KOCHIRA KATSUSHIKAKU KAMEARIKOENMAE HASHUTSUJYO by Akimoto Osamu (Shueisha, Inc.)

Best Artist

  • Naoyuki Katoh

Best Non-fiction

  • “SF” IS “SUTEKI FICTION” by Haruna Ikezawa (Hayakawa Publishing, Inc.)

Free Section

  • The 113th element was named Nihonium.

by Element 113 Research Group led by Group Director Kosuke Morita of the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science Research Group for Superheavy Element

[Thanks to Hirohide (Jack R.) Hirai for the story.]

Seiun Award Winners in Translated Work Categories

Hirohide Hirai, Chairman of 54th Japan SF convention “Comecon,” and the international Liaison of the Federation of Science Fiction Fan Groups of Japan, has announced the 2015 Seiun Award winners in the two translation categories.

Translated Long Story

  • Title: The Martian
  • Author: Andy Weir
  • Translator: Kazuko Onoda (Ms.)
  • Hayakawa Publishing

Translated Short Story

  • Title: “The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi”
  • Author: Pat Cadigan
  • Translator: Yooichi Shimada (Mr.)
  • SF Magazine Mar./2014, Hayakawa Publishing

He assures readers the spelling of Mr. Yooichi Shimada’s name is correct. It was copied from the translator’s business card.

All other Seiun Award winners will be announced at Comecon on August 29.