Deutscher Phantastik Preis 2018 Winners


The Deutscher Phantastik Preis 2018 winners were announced October 20 at the German Comic Con in Berlin.

The award honors speculative fiction published for the first time in German language during the previous year.

DPP winners and accepters

Deutscher Phantastik Preis

Bester deutscher Roman / Best German Novel

  • Die Krone der Sterne — Kai Meyer — FISCHER Tor

Bestes deutschsprachiges Romandebüt / Best debut novel in German

  • Izara – Das ewige Feuer — Julia Dippel — Planet!

Bester internationaler Roman / Best international novel

  • Das Lied der Krähen [Six of Crows]– Leigh Bardugo — Knaur

Beste deutschsprachige Kurzgeschichte / Best German short story

  • Der geheimnisvolle Gefangene — Gerd Scherm — Reiten wir! – Phantastikautoren für Karl May — Edition Roter Drache

Beste Original-Anthologie/Kurzgeschichten-Sammlung / Best anthology/story collection

  • The U-Files – Die Einhorn Akten — Sandra Florean — Talawah Verlag

Bestes deutschsprachiges Hörspiel/Hörbuch / Best German Language Radio Play / Audiobook

  • Der Totengräbersohn 1 — Sam Feuerbach — Robert Frank — Audible Studios

Beste deutschsprachige Serie / Best German Language Series

  • Die Phileasson-Saga — Bernhard Hennen & Robert Corvus — Heyne Verlag

Bester deutschsprachiger Grafiker /Best German-speaking Graphic Artist

  • Prinzessin Insomnia & der alptraumfarbene Nachtmahr — Walter Moers, Oliver Schmitt & Lydia Rode — Albrecht Knaus Verlag

Bestes deutschsprachiges Sekundärwerk / Best German Language Secondary Work (i.e., Related Work)

  • Nautilus – Abenteuer & Phantastik — Abenteuer Medien

Bester deutschsprachiger Comic / Best German Language Comic

  • Die Stadt der Träumenden Bücher – Buchhaim | Florian Biege | Aalbrecht Knaus Verlag

[International title identifications follow those posted by Europa SF.]

Deutscher Phantastik Preis 2018 Shortlist

The Deutscher Phantastik Preis 2018 shortlist has been posted.

The award honors speculative fiction published for the first time in German language during the previous year.

The winners will be picked by a public vote. Voting on the shortlist continues until June 15.

The German SFF event Phantastika 2018 has been cancelled, and taken with it this year’s Deutscher Phantastik Preis ceremony. Event organizer Mike Hillenbrand told an interviewer the award will still be presented at a time to be determined.

Deutscher Phantastik Preis Shortlist

Bester deutscher Roman / Best German Novel

  • Animant Crumbs Staubchronik — Lin Rina — Drachenmond Verlag
  • Das Geheimnis der Sternentränen — Anke Höhl-Kayser — Bookspot Verlag
  • Das Herz der Quelle – Sternensturm — Alana Falk — Arena Verlag
  • Das Koboltikum — Christian von Aster — Edition Roter Drache
  • Die Krone der Sterne — Kai Meyer — FISCHER Tor
  • Die Legende von Enyador — Mira Valentin — Selfpublisher

Bestes deutschsprachiges Romandebüt / Best debut novel in German

  • A Fairy Tale – Die Suche nach dem blauen Herz — Anja Stephan — Selfpublisher
  • Archibald Leach und die Monstrositäten des Marquis de Mortemarte — Markus Cremer — Art Skript Phantastik Verlag
  • Das Raunen der Flammen — Helena Gäßler — Drachenmond Verlag
  • Der siebte Sohn — Julia Maar — Selfpublisher
  • Izara – Das ewige Feuer — Julia Dippel — Planet!

Bester internationaler Roman / Best international novel

  • Das Herz der verlorenen Dinge [The Heart of What was Lost] — Tad Williams — Klett-Cotta
  • Das Lied der Krähen [Six of Crows]– Leigh Bardugo — Knaur
  • Nevernight – Die Prüfung [From the Dust Returned] — Jay Kristoff — FISCHER Tor
  • Scythe – Die Hüter des Todes — Neal Shusterman — FISCHER Sauerländer
  • Vier Farben der Magie [A Darker Shade of Magic] — V. E. Schwab — FISCHER Tor

Beste deutschsprachige Kurzgeschichte / Best German short story

  • Alissa im Drunterland — Fabienne Siegmund — Papierverzierer Verlag
  • Der geheimnisvolle Gefangene — Gerd Scherm — Reiten wir! – Phantastikautoren für Karl May — Edition Roter Drache
  • Happy Halloween — Sarah Drews — Halloween – Jetzt schlägt’s 13 — Kelebek Verlag
  • Schattenruf – Erzählung — Klara Bellis — Selfpublisher
  • Traum und Wahrheit — Jacqueline Mayerhofer — Absinth – Geschichten im Rausch der Grünen Fee — Art Skript Phantastik Verlag

Beste Original-Anthologie/Kurzgeschichten-Sammlung / Best anthology/story collection

  • Absinth – Geschichten im Rausch der Grünen Fee — Grit Richter — Art Skript Phantastik Verlag
  • Es war einmal … … ganz anders — Sylvia Rieß & Janna Ruth — Machandel Verlag
  • Halloween – Jetzt schlägt’s 13 — Kelebek Verlag — Kelebek Verlag
  • Reiten wir! – Phantastikautoren für Karl May — Alex Jahnke — Edition Roter Drache
  • The U-Files – Die Einhorn Akten — Sandra Florean — Talawah Verlag

Bestes deutschsprachiges Hörspiel/Hörbuch / Best German Language Radio Play / Audiobook

  • Der Mitreiser und die Überfliegerin — Mira Valentin — Julian Horeyseck — Audible Studios
  • Der Totengräbersohn 1 — Sam Feuerbach — Robert Frank — Audible Studios
  • Die Krone der Sterne — Kai Meyer — Philipp Schepmann — Argon Verlag
  • Drachenreiter – Die Vulkan-Mission — Cornelia Funke — David Fowler — Atmende Bücher
  • GötterFunke – Liebe mich nicht — Marah Woolf — Jodie Ahlborn, & Patrick Bach — Oetinger Media

Beste deutschsprachige Serie / Best German Language Series

  • Die Phileasson-Saga — Bernhard Hennen & Robert Corvus — Heyne Verlag
  • Spiegelmagie — Chris Svartbeck — Selfpublisher
  • Frost & Payne-Reihe — Luzia Pfyl — Greenlight Press
  • Nebular — Thomas Rabenstein — SciFi-World Medien Verlag
  • PERRY RHODAN — Pabel-Moewig Verlag

Bester deutschsprachiger Grafiker /Best German-speaking Graphic Artist

  • Die Bibliothekare – Die maskierte Stadt — Guter Punkt — Bastei Lübbe
  • Die Braut des blauen Raben — Coverandbooks / Rica Aitzetmueller — Zeilengold Verlag
  • FAAR – Das versinkende Königreich – Herr der Wälder — Atelier Tag 1 — Amrûn Verlag
  • Keine Helden – Piraten des Mahlstroms — Christian Günther — Amrûn Verlag
  • Prinzessin Insomnia & der alptraumfarbene Nachtmahr — Walter Moers, Oliver Schmitt & Lydia Rode — Albrecht Knaus Verlag
  • The U-Files – Die Einhorn Akten — Marie Graßhoff — Talawah Verlag

Bestes deutschsprachiges Sekundärwerk / Best German Language Secondary Work (i.e., Related Work)

  • Geek!-Magazin — Panini Verlags GmbH
  • Handbücher des Drachen: Rollenspiel-Essays — Markus Plötz — Ulisses Medien und Spiel Distribution GmbH
  • Nachdenken über ‘Game of Thrones’: George R.R. Martins ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ — Jan Söffner — Verlag Wilhelm Fink
  • Nautilus – Abenteuer & Phantastik — Abenteuer Medien
  • phantastisch! neues aus anderen welten — Atlantis Verlag

Bester deutschsprachiger Comic / Best German Language Comic

  • Der Andergaster (Das Schwarze Auge) — Reinhard Kotz — Ulisses Medien und Spiel Distribution GmbH
  • Die Abenteuer von Autistic Hero-Girl — Daniela Schreiter — Panini Books
  • Die Stadt der Träumenden Bücher – Buchhaim | Florian Biege | Aalbrecht Knaus Verlag
  • Echo des Wahnsinns: Geschichten aus dem H.P. Lovecraft Universum — Sphinx Spieleverlag
  • Mark Brandis – Weltraumpartisanen: Bd. 2: Verrat auf der Venus — Michael Vogt & Nikolai von Michalewsky — Panini

[Via Europa SF, and following their international novel title identifications.]

Pixel Scroll 4/22/18 The Inevitable Filer Recursion: A Meteorologist In Florida Named “Pixel Scroll”

(1) GONE OVERBOARD. Polling geek site FiveThirtyEight analyzes BoardGameGeek’s top rating for Gloomhaven: “Players Have Crowned A New Best Board Game — And It May Be Tough To Topple”.

…A new game now tops those rankings: It’s called Gloomhaven, and it’s the current BoardGameGeek No. 1, having taken over the top spot this past winter. The game has won scads of awards, including more than a handful of Golden Geeks and a Scelto dai Goblin — the goblins’ choice. Its place atop the BoardGameGeek list cements its status as a flagship of the current golden age….

In Gloomhaven (which retails for $215), “players will take on the role of a wandering mercenary with their own special set of skills and their own reasons for traveling to this remote corner of the world. Players must work together out of necessity to clear out menacing dungeons and forgotten ruins.” The game’s website likens it to a “Choose Your Own Adventure” novel. Just don’t forget your swords or spells. Childres attributes his game’s success, at least among the hardcore denizens of BoardGameGeek, to the way it improves on the appeal of the roleplaying of Dungeons & Dragons, in which crawling dungeons can become rote. In Gloomhaven, you have special abilities that you can use over and over, and once you use them, you can watch them make cool stuff happen. It’s heavy on the fun stuff, rather than the grind of repetitious orc slaying, and as the BoardGameGeek leaderboard shows, gamers are appreciative.

(2) ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED. ConStellation 9 in Lincoln, Nebraska says funds raised this weekend put John Picacio’s Mexicanx Initiative over the top.

(3) DPP DELAYED. The German SFF event Phantastika 2018 has been cancelled, and taken with it this year’s Deutscher Phantastik Preis ceremony. Event organizer Mike Hillenbrand told an interviewer the award will still be given, at a time to be determined:

MH: …The DPP will be back this year, and we hope to get a grant as well. The joke is that we already had a name sponsor and several category sponsors for the award ceremony, and last year we had well over 600 guests at the ceremony – and I think the DPP is too important to call it off. How, where and if there will be a ceremony, but of course we have to discuss with the editors of phantastik-news.de and then someone will make known. Soon. 🙂

English version via Google Translate.

(4) BID ‘EM UP. Nate D. Sanders Auctions is taking bids on this item til 5 p.m. April 26: “Stephen Hawking Signed Book From 1973 — One of the Scarcest of Signatures”.

Stephen Hawking book signed from 1973, shortly before Hawking was not able to write his name due to ALS. Hawking signed this book, ”The Archaeology of the Industrial Revolution”, along with several other members of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy at Cambridge University, on the occasion of an employee leaving his job as a computer operator. Hawking signs the half-title page, ”Stephen Hawking”, in stilted, but legible writing, below the signatures of other faculty members and below the gift inscription, ”With gratitude and best wishes from the friends of the IOA computer staff.”

It was at the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy at Cambridge where Hawking, as a research scientist, made some of his earliest scientific breakthroughs regarding black holes and quantum mechanics. Also in 1973, he published his important first book, ”The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time” which is now considered a classic and has been printed many times over. It was also at this time that ALS was overtaking Hawkings physically, and he would be confined to a wheelchair by 1975.

(5) BLACK PANTHER IN CHINA. Carl Slaughter says: “In this man on the street survey, Chinese people really open up about the Black Panther movie.  Easy to read subtitles with grammatically correct translation is a major bonus.” The takes are of varying sophistication.

(6) NO BUCKS, NO BUCK ROGERS. The Verge’s space reporter Loren Grush has written a story about commercial spaceflight — with emphasis on commercial: “Product launch: a trip to the Taco Bell Space Station”. It’s satire, but is it so far from Delos Harriman’s efforts?

Over my headset, I hear the flight controller counting down on the launch live stream.

“T-minus five minutes to liftoff.”

I don’t think my heart has ever pounded this hard. I’m strapped into a seat inside one of SpaceX’s SpriteDragon™ capsules, sitting on top of a Pepsi™ Falcon 9 rocket. And I’m just 300 seconds away from my first trip to space. With every second that ticks away, my nerves send an electric shock throughout my body. I’ve never been more exhilarated or more petrified….

(7) TODAY IN HISTORY

  • April 22, 1953 Invaders from Mars was released.

(8) GOTTESMAN OBIT. Star Trek fan Regina Gottesman (1948-2018) died April 17 reports Fanlore. A fanwriter and fanzine publisher, in 1982, she was nominated for a FanQaward. In a bio written at that time Gottesman said about herself:

She was involved with the New York STAR TREK conventions (The Committee Cons) from their inception, has worked on Lunacons (this year she edited the Program Book), and has attended many cons, both media and sf. TIME WARP was her first “official” ‘zine experience’, and, although no longer associated with TIME WARP (as of issue #6), she now co-edits COMLINK The STAR WARS and Media Letterzine, and has started her own’ zine, ERRANTRY….

(9) WINDOW ON GREEN TOWN. Atlas Obscura would like to show you around “Ray Bradbury’s Waukegan”.

Spend an afternoon visiting Bradbury’s greatest muse—the town now known as Green Town.

Ray Bradbury is a towering legend in the world of science fiction and horror, a man among the greats of American literature. Whether his stories were set in futuristic dystopias, nightmarish carnivals, or abandoned Martian cities, in Bradbury’s mind they all happened in Green Town—the pseudonym he gave to Waukegan, Illinois— his hometown.

Come see Waukegan, Illinois, through the eyes of Ray Bradbury with the Atlas Obscura Society Chicago. You’ll get a peek into the mind of the author as we are guided to places that toe the line between his life and his fiction. Walk the streets that both Ray and his characters walked, while seeing the places that molded the mind of one of the most creative authors of the last century.

(10) MOMENTUM. John Seavey’s Storytelling Engines: How Writers Keep Superhero Sagas Going and Going! comes out May 16. Here’s what readers will learn:

Every continuing series has an engine…

This engine is a collection of ideas, characters, and settings that help writers to generate good stories. STORYTELLING ENGINES examines comics from Fantastic Four and Superman to Spider-Woman and Dial H for H-E-R-O to find out which parts of that engine make a series easier to write, and which parts make a writer’s life miserable!

  • Why did Alfred the Butler have to die?
  • How did the Comics Code create Eclipso?
  • What do Aquaman and Thor have in common?
  • How does Conan the Barbarian resemble Mystery Science Theater 3000?

Find the answers to these questions and many more in STORYTELLING ENGINES!

(11) POETRY JUDGE. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association has named John W. Sexton as the judge of its 2018 Speculative Poetry Contest. The contest opens June 1st. More details can be found here.

John W. Sexton was born in 1958 and lives in the Republic of Ireland. He is the author of six poetry collections, the most recent being the imminent Futures Pass, from Salmon Poetry. His earlier collections include Vortex (2005), Petit Mal (2009) and The Offspring of the Moon(2013). He also created and wrote The Ivory Tower for RTÉ Radio, which ran to over one hundred half-hour episodes from 1999 to 2002. Two novels based on the characters from this series have been published by the O’Brien Press: The Johnny Coffin Diaries and Johnny Coffin School-Dazed, which have been translated into both Italian and Serbian. Under the ironic pseudonym of Sex W. Johnston he has recorded an album with legendary Stranglers frontman Hugh Cornwell, entitled Sons of Shiva,which has been released on Track Records. He is a past nominee for The Hennessy Literary Award and his poem “The Green Owl” won the Listowel Poetry Prize 2007. Also in 2007 he was awarded a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry. (Photo of John W. Sexton courtesy of Niall Hartnett.)

The contest chair is Holly Lyn Walrath:

The SFPA is honored to have Holly Lyn Walrath as our 2018 contest chair to coordinate this process. She is a writer of poetry and short fiction. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Fireside Fiction, Liminality, Eye to the Telescope, and elsewhere. She is a freelance editor and volunteer with Writespace literary center in Houston, Texas. Find her on Twitter @HollyLynWalrath or at hlwalrath.com.

(12) DEADPOOL SCOOPS. ScreenRant guides you to “25 Deadpool Easter Eggs And Secrets Only True Fans Noticed.”

(13) WIN BY A HEAD. NPR’s Jason Sheehan likes the new Scalzi: “In ‘Head On,’ Killer Robots, Dogged Gumshoes … And A Very Important Cat”.

I love that the entire plot of John Scalzi’s newest novel, Head On, hinges on a cat.

I mean, it’s such a stupid idea. It’s a gimmick that’s been played straight, played crooked, played backwards and forwards in so many stories that there’s just no trope-life left in it. Cat as McGuffin. Cat as material witness. Cat as embodiment of damsels in distress. It’s the literary equivalent of Scooby Doo and the gang pulling the rubber mask off old Mr. McGillicutty the groundskeeper because he was the pirate ghost all along.

And I love that Scalzi did it anyway. Mostly because he found a new way to use it (in addition to all the old ways in which he absolutely uses Donut the cat) which, in conforming so literally to the defining nature of science fiction, somehow makes it seem new and fresh. The #1 thing that defines science fiction — that separates I, Robot from War and Peace — is that technology (no matter what it is) must play a pivotal role in the development of the plot. Read: It ain’t enough just to have spaceships, the spaceships have to matter, get it?

(14) THAT OTHER FIRST LADY. Dear to many fannish hearts: “The master blender who is Scotch whisky’s First Lady”.

Rachel Barrie is one of the few women ever to hold the title of Scotch whisky master blender.

In her 26-year career, Rachel has sniffed or sipped 150,000 different whiskies.

She is a trailblazer in what was traditionally a male-dominated industry, having held the coveted title since 2003.

As arguably the most prominent woman in her field, Rachel can reasonably be described at the First Lady of Scotch whisky.

(15) FIAT LUX. The BBC considers the question: “Is ‘bisexual lighting’ a new cinematic phenomenon?”

The under-representation of bisexuality on screen has been debated for a number of years, and some have seized on bisexual lighting as an empowering visual device.

Reflecting this, the Pantone Color Institute named Ultra Violet as its colour of the year for 2018, referencing the influence of “Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix”.

But is it really a tool to represent bisexuality, or are people reading too much into neon-tinged stylisation?

(16) THIRD ROBOT THEME. “Europe’s Mars rover takes shape” — it can wheel-walk out of sand traps that ended Spirit. They’re building three: one to stress-test, one to send, and one to test fixes on. Chip Hitchcock asks, “Wonder if anyone’s hoping it will be used for signaling as in The Martian)?”

So, here it is. Europe’s Mars rover. Or rather, a copy of it.

This is what they call the Structural Thermal Model, or STM. It is one of three rovers that will be built as part of the European Space Agency’s ExoMars 2020 mission to search for life on the Red Planet. And, no, we’re not sending all three to the Red Planet.

The STM is used to prove the design. It will go through a tough testing regime to check the rover that does launch to Mars – the “flight model” – will be able to cope with whatever is thrown at it.

What’s the third robot for? It stays on Earth and is used to troubleshoot any problems. If mission control needs to re-write a piece of software to overcome some glitch on the flight rover, the patch will be trialled first on the “engineering model” before being sent up to the Red Planet.

(17) TO BOLDLY MEDDLE. This is funny. See the image at the link. (Because it might not be polite of me to gank an image belonging to a Deviant Art artist. I’m not sure.)

A repaint of the Galileo shuttle as the Mystery Machine. Now comes the question of what those Meddling Kids would be in the Trekverse.  Velma, of course, would be a Vulcan but I’m not sure as to what the rest would be.  Any ideas?

[Thanks to Martin Morse Wooster, Carl Slaughter, JJ, John King Tarpinian, Cat Eldridge, Chip Hitchcock, Andrew Porter, Andrew Liptak, and Mike Kennedy for some of these stories. Title credit goes to File 770 contributing editor of the day JJ.]

2017 Deutscher Phantastik Preis Winners


The winners of  the 2017 Deutscher Phantastik Preis were announced September 2 at Phantastika 2017 in Oberhausen, Germany. The award honors speculative fiction published for the first time in German language during the previous year. The winners were picked by a public vote hosted by the online magazine Phamtastik-News.de.

Deutscher Phantastik Preis Winners

Bester deutscher Roman / Best German Novel

  • Kai Meyer — Die Seiten der Welt: Blutbuch — FISCHER FJB

Bestes deutschsprachiges Romandebüt / Best debut novel in German

  • Nicole Gozdek — Die Magie der Namen — ivi

Bester internationaler Roman / Best international novel

  • Mirjam H. Hüberli — Rebell: Gläserner Zorn — Drachenmond-Verlag

Beste deutschsprachige Kurzgeschichte / Best German short story

  • Andreas Eschbach — Acapulco! Acapulco! — René Moreau

Beste Original-Anthologie/Kurzgeschichten-Sammlung / Best anthology/story collection

  • Christian Handel — Hinter Dornenhecken und Zauberspiegeln — Drachenmond-Verlag

Bestes deutschsprachiges Hörspiel/Hörbuch / Best German Language Radio Play / Audiobook

  • Cornelia Funke — Drachenreiter – Die Feder eines Greifs — Atmende Bücher/Oetinger

Beste deutschsprachige Serie / Best German Language Series

  • Die Chroniken der Seelenwächter — Greenlight Press

Bester deutschsprachiger Grafiker /Best German-speaking Graphic Artist

  • Alexander Kopainski — Die Legenden von Karinth (Band 1) — Sternensand

Bestes deutschsprachiges Sekundärwerk / Best German Language Secondary Work (i.e., Related Work)

  • Markus May, Michael Baumann u. a. — Die Welt von »Game of Thrones«: Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf George R.R. Martins »A Song of Ice and Fire« — transcript

Bester deutschsprachiger Comic / Best German Language Comic

  • Markus Heitz, Che Rossié u. a. — Die Zwerge: Band 2. Der Thronanwärter — Splitter-Verlag

2017 Deutscher Phantastik Preis Longlist


Voting is open through April 17 to determine the five finalists for the 2017 Deutscher Phantastik Preis. The award honors speculative fiction published for the first time in German language during the previous year. The longlist is created by an independent jury, and in the first round voters also are allowed to vote for write-ins.

Once the short list is determined, winners will be picked by a public vote hosted by the online magazine Phamtastik-News.de.

Deutscher Phantastik Preis Longlist

Bester deutscher Roman / Best German Novel

  • Thomas Finn — Dark Wood — Knaur TB
  • Karsten Kruschel — Das Universum nach Landau: Roman in Dokumenten und Novellen — Wurdack
  • A. S. Bottlinger — Der Fluch des Wüstenfeuers — Klett-Cotta
  • Bernd Perplies und Christian Humberg — Der Goldene Machtkristall (Die unheimlichen Fälle des Lucius Adler, Band 1) — Thienemann Verlag in der Thienemann-Esslinger Verlag GmbH
  • T. S. Orgel — Die Blausteinkriege 2 – Sturm aus dem Süden — Heyne Verlag
  • Bettina Belitz — Die Diamantkrieger-Saga – La Lobas Versprechen — cbt
  • Kai Meyer — Die Seiten der Welt: Blutbuch — FISCHER FJB
  • Katharina Seck — Die silberne Königin — Bastei Lübbe
  • Dirk van den Boom — Die Welten der Skiir 1: Prinzipat — Cross Cult
  • E. S. Schmidt — Die zweite Finsternis — Papierverzierer Verlag
  • C. M. Hafen — Drachensichel — O’Connell Press
  • Carina Zacharias — Emba – Magische Wahrheit: Band 2 — beBEYOND by Bastei Entertainment
  • Susanne Pavlovic — Feuerjäger 3: Das Schwert der Königin — Amrûn Verlag
  • Tommy Krappweis — Ghostsitter, Band 03: Hilfe, Zombie-Party! — Egmont Schneiderbuch
  • Vanessa Kaiser, Thomas Lohwasser u. a. — Herbstlande — Low, Torsten
  • Christoph Marzi — London: Ein Uralte Metropole Roman — Heyne Verlag
  • Andreas Brandhorst — Omni — Piper
  • Laurence Horn — Rodinia – Die Rückkehr des Zauberers — Papierverzierer Verlag
  • Robert Corvus — Rotes Gold: Die Schwertfeuer-Saga 1 — Piper Taschenbuch
  • Michael Masberg — Salon der Schatten — Ulisses Medien und Spiel Distribution GmbH
  • Annie J. Dean — Seelenhauch — Dark Diamonds
  • Christian Humberg und Bernd Perplies — Star Trek – Prometheus 1-3 — Cross Cult
  • Andreas Eschbach — Teufelsgold — Bastei Lübbe
  • Markus Heitz — Wédora – Staub und Blut — Knaur HC
  • Dominique Stalder — Der Wanderer: Band 1: Die Schwarzen Klippen — SadWolf Verlag
  • Carolin Wahl — Die Traumknüpfer — Heyne Verlag

Bestes deutschsprachiges Romandebüt / Best debut novel in German

  • Nadine Erdmann — Cyberworld — Greenlight Press
  • Nicole Gozdek — Die Magie der Namen — ivi
  • Katharina Fiona Bode — Erasmus Emmerich und die Maskerade der Madame Mallarmé — Art Skript Phantastik
  • Matthias Teut — Erellgorh – Geheime Mächte — CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Dennis Frey — Fremdes Leben — Papierverzierer Verlag
  • E. F. v. Hainwald — Geborene des Lichts — BookRix
  • Claudia Mayer — Innocence Lost — Verlag OHNEOHREN
  • Laurence Horn — Rodinia – Die Rückkehr des Zauberers — Papierverzierer Verlag
  • Jo Koren — Vektor — Atlantis Verlag
  • Jenny Karpe — Zwei Kontinente auf Reisen — neobooks
  • Angela Stoll — Die Lügen des Horatio Harthorn — in Farbe und Bunt

Bester internationaler Roman / Best international novel

  • Alwyn Hamilton — AMANI – Rebellin des Sandes [Rebel of the Sands] — cbt
  • Dan Wells — Bluescreen: Ein Mirador-Roman [Bluescreen: A Mirador Series Novel] — Piper Taschenbuch
  • Vernor Vinge — Das Ende des Regenbogens [Rainbow’s End] — Cross Cult
  • Martha Brockenbrough — Das Spiel von Liebe und Tod [The Game of Love and Death] — Loewe
  • Jonathan Maberry — Deadlands – Ghostwalkers — Papierverzierer Verlag
  • Cixin Liu — Die drei Sonnen [The Three-Body Problem] — Heyne Verlag
  • Wesley Chu — Die Leben des Tao [The Lives of the Tao] — Fischer Tor
  • Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan u. a. — Die Legenden der Schattenjäger-Akademie [Tales from the Sahdow-Hunter Academy] — Arena
  • Connie Willis — Dunkelheit [Blackout] — Cross Cult
  • Alexey Pehov — Dunkler Orden: Chroniken der Seelenfänger 2 [Dark Order: Chronicles of the Soulcatcher 2] — Piper
  • Sharon Lynn Fisher — Echo 8: Liebe zwischen Welten [Echo 8] — Dryas Verlag
  • Adam Christopher — Empire State — Papierverzierer Verlag
  • Cecelia Ahern — Flawed – Wie perfekt willst du sein? — FISCHER FJB
  • Andrew Norriss — Jessicas Geist [Jessica’s Ghost] — Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag
  • Cassandra Clare — Lady Midnight: Die Dunklen Mächte [Lady Midnight] — Goldmann Verlag
  • Jonathan Stroud — Lockwood & Co. – Das Flammende Phantom [Lockwood & Co. – The Creeping Shadow (?)]– cbj
  • Ian McDonald — Luna — Heyne Verlag
  • Rick Riordan — Magnus Chase – Das Schwert des Sommers [Magnus Chase: The Sword of Summer] — Carlsen
  • Stephen King — Mind Control — Heyne Verlag
  • Jacqueline Mayerhofer — Mondschatten [Moonshadow] — OHNEOHREN
  • Marcel van Driel — Pala – Das Spiel beginnt — Oetinger Taschenbuch
  • William Gibson — Peripherie [The Peripheral] — Tropen
  • Mirjam H. Hüberli — Rebell: Gläserner Zorn — Drachenmond-Verlag
  • Jeffrey Cranor und Joseph Fink — Willkommen in Night Vale [Welcome to Night Vale] — Klett-Cotta

Beste deutschsprachige Kurzgeschichte / Best German short story

  • Andreas Eschbach — Acapulco! Acapulco! — René Moreau
  • Uwe Post — Amen, Smartgod — René Moreau
  • Lucia S. Wiemer — Brautsee — Papierverzierer Verlag
  • Faye Hell — Cock Sucking Porno Vampires from hell — Eldur Verlag
  • Nadja Losbohm — Die Magie der Bücher — Selfpublisher
  • Ernst-Eberhard Manski — Korbball — Saphir im Stahl Verlag Erik Schreiber
  • Mr. Dennis Frey — Magische Meriten 1 – Gefunden — CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Thomas Finn — Meister Calamitas’ erstaunliche Kuriositäten — Briefgestöber
  • Anke Höhl-Kayser — Mondfinsternissonnate — BookRix
  • Melanie Vogltanz — Nox (1.1) – Dämmerung (Aurora) — Papierverzierer Verlag
  • Gabriele Behrend — Suicide Rooms — René Moreau
  • Achim Mechler — Teuflisch — in Farbe und Bunt
  • Nora Bendzko — Wolfssucht (Nora Bendzkos »Galgenmärchen« 1) — Selfpublisher
  • Jenny Wood — Zombie Zone Germany: Letzter Plan — Amrûn Verlag

Beste Original-Anthologie/Kurzgeschichten-Sammlung / Best anthology/story collection

  • Andreas Gruber — Apocalypse Marseille: 13 utopische Geschichten — Luzifer-Verlag
  • Sonja Rüther — Aus dunklen Federn 2 — Briefgestöber
  • Regina Schleheck — Basilikumdrache und Schöpfungskrönchen – Die phantastischen Werke von Regina Schleheck — in Farbe und Bunt
  • Ingrid Pointecker — Der Dampfkochtopf: Geschichten und Rezepte aus der Steampunkküche — OHNEOHREN
  • Nadja Losbohm — Die Magie der Bücher — Selfpublisher
  • Charlotte Erpenbeck — Die Putze von Asgard — Machandel Verlag
  • Uwe Sauerbrei — Erwins Reisen – Galaktische Abenteuer eines pensionierten Beamten — in Farbe und Bunt
  • Grit Richter — Gentlemen in Space — OHNEOHREN
  • Ingrid Pointecker — Heimchen am Schwert: Femtasy mit starken Frauen — OHNEOHREN
  • Christian Handel — Hinter Dornenhecken und Zauberspiegeln — Drachenmond-Verlag
  • Constantin Dupien — Mängelexemplare 4: Heimgesucht — Amrûn Verlag
  • David Michel Rohlmann, Maria Engels u. a. — Monster & Maschinen — CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Birgit Otten — Roter Mond – 9 fantastische Geschichten — BookRix

Bestes deutschsprachiges Hörspiel/Hörbuch / Best German Language Radio Play / Audiobook

  • Tim Lebbon und Dirk Maggs — ALIEN – In den Schatten — Audible GmbH
  • Andreas Steinhöfel — Anders – Das Hörspiel — Silberfisch
  • Brigitta Elín Hassel, Marta Hlín Magnadóttir u. a. — Dämmerhöhe — Audiolino
  • Robin Hobb — Der Weitseher (Die Weitseher-Trilogie 1) — Ronin – Hörverlag
  • Cornelia Funke — Drachenreiter – Die Feder eines Greifs — Atmende Bücher/Oetinger
  • Marco Göllner — Fallen — IMAGA
  • Oliver Döring — Foster — IMAGA
  • Andreas Suchanek — Heliosphere 2265 — Greenlight Press
  • Sven I. Hüsken — Iris — Ohrenkneifer (Alive)
  • Regina Schleheck, Uwe Sauerbrei u. a. — Listen to the Universe – Phantastische Gutenachtgeschichten — in Farbe und Bunt
  • David Hewson und A. J. Hartley — Macbeth: Ein Epos — Audible GmbH
  • Maya Shepherd — Märchenhaft erwählt — Maya Shepherd
  • Anja Bagus — Mission Hoffnung — thono-audio-verlag
  • Ivar Leon Menger, Anette Strohmeyer u. a. — Monster 1983 — Audible GmbH
  • Bodo Traber — Nachtexpress — WDR
  • Neil Gaiman — Niemalsland — Bastei Lübbe
  • André Wiesler — Protektor: Monsterjäger mit Sockenschuss — Verlag Torsten Low
  • Stuart Kummer und Edgar Linscheid — The Cruise — Folgenreich
  • Markus Heitz — Wédora – Staub und Blut — Audible GmbH

Beste deutschsprachige Serie / Best German Language Series

  • Aurora — Papierverzierer Verlag
  • BattleTech — Ulisses Medien und Spiel Distribution GmbH
  • Chroniken von Chaos und Ordnung — Acabus Verlag
  • D9E – Die neunte Expansion — Wurdack
  • Das Erbe der Macht — Greenlight Press
  • Die Chroniken der Seelenwächter — Greenlight Press
  • Die Phileasson Saga — Heyne Verlag
  • Die Scareman-Saga — Atlantis Verlag
  • Frost & Payne-Reihe — Greenlight Press
  • Gladium — Amrûn Verlag
  • Heliosphere 2265 — Greenlight Press
  • Maddrax — Bastei Entertainment
  • PERRY RHODAN-Arkon — Perry Rhodan digital
  • Perry Rhodan-Trivid — Perry Rhodan digital
  • Professor Zamorra — Bastei Entertainment
  • RACK — Papierverzierer Verlag
  • Sky-Troopers — Saphir im Stahl
  • Spiegelmagie — Machandel-Verlag
  • Wächter-Chroniken — Papierverzierer Verlag

Bester deutschsprachiger Grafiker /Best German-speaking Graphic Artist

  • Arndt Drechsler — Die zweite Finsternis — Papierverzierer Verlag
  • Martin Frei — Das Ende des Regenbogens — Cross Cult
  • Mark Freier — Weltentor: Fantasy — NOEL-Verlag
  • Birgit Gitschier — Der Fluch des Wüstenfeuers — Klett-Cotta
  • Vivien Heinz — Shut Down – Du hast nur 24 Stunden — Chicken House
  • Alexander Kopainski — Die Legenden von Karinth (Band 1) — Sternensand
  • Tina Köpke — Brautsee — Papierverzierer Verlag
  • Timo Kümmel — Niemand – Mehr! — Fabylon
  • Stefanie Kurt — Hourglass Wars – Jahr der Schatten (Band 2) — in Farbe und Bunt
  • Melanie Philippi — Rodinia – Die Rückkehr des Zauberers — Papierverzierer Verlag
  • Nadine Schäkel — Aventurischer Almanach — Ulisses Medien und Spiel Distribution GmbH
  • Juliane Schneeweiss — Tiranorg: Schwertliebe — Create Space
  • Dirk Schulz — Arkon 5: Der Smiler und der Hund — Perry Rhodan digital
  • Helge Vogt — Magnus Chase – Das Schwert des Sommers — Carlsen

Bestes deutschsprachiges Sekundärwerk / Best German Language Secondary Work (i.e., Related Work)

  • Burkhard Ihme, Christian Endres u. a. — COMIC!-Jahrbuch 2017 — Buch Musik & Film
  • Corona Magazine — in Farbe und Bunt
  • Hannes Riffel — Das Science Fiction Jahr 2016 — Golkonda Verlag
  • Olivia Vieweg und Klaus Vieweg — Die Philosophie in Star Trek — Cross Cult
  • Markus May, Michael Baumann u. a. — Die Welt von »Game of Thrones«: Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf George R.R. Martins »A Song of Ice and Fire« — transcript
  • Geek!-Magazin — Panini Verlags GmbH
  • Julian Eilmann — J. R. R. Tolkien – Romantiker und Lyriker — Oldib Verlag
  • phantastisch! neues aus anderen welten — Atlantis Verlag
  • Dietmar Dath — Superhelden — Reclam, Philipp, jun. GmbH

Bester deutschsprachiger Comic / Best German Language Comic

  • Heiko Hörnig und Marius Pawlitza — A House Divided 1: Ein gefährliches Erbe — Carlsen
  • Robert Franke und Timo Würz — Ghost Realm — Popcom
  • Lian — Mechanical Princess — Selbstverlag
  • Michael Peinkofer, Peter Snejbjerg u. a. — Ork-Saga 1: Zwei Brüder — Cross Cult
  • Kai Hirdt, Marco Castiello u. a. — Perry Rhodan Comic 1: Die Kartografen der Unendlichkeit 1 — Cross Cult
  • Ingo Römling, Brandon Badeaux u. a. — Star Wars Rebels Comic: Bd. 1: Widerstand — Panini
  • Asja Wiegand — Sterne sehen — Zwerchfell Verlag
  • Christopher Tauber, Ingo Römling u. a. — Survivor Girl — Zwerchfell Verlag
  • Markus Heitz, Che Rossié u. a. — Die Zwerge: Band 2. Der Thronanwärter — Splitter-Verlag
  • Greg Rucka und Michael Lark — Lazarus — Splitter-Verlag
  • Mathieu Gabella und Julien Carette — Der Henker: Band 1. Göttliche Gerechtigkeit — Splitter-Verlag
  • Matthieu Bonhomme — Der Mann, der Lucky Luke erschoss — Egmont Comic Collection
  • Pau — Die Saga von Atlas & Axis: Band 1. — Splitter-Verlag
  • Andreas Martens — Capricorn – Gesamtausgabe 1 — Schreiber & Leser

2016 Deutscher Phantastik Preis Nominees

The shortlist for the 2016 Deutscher Phantastik Preis (DPP) has been announced. The award honors speculative fiction published for the first time in German language during the previous year. Winners are picked by a public vote hosted by the online magazine Phamtastik-News.de.

The final round of voting is open until July 17. The winners will be recognized at a ceremony on October 22 at BuchmesseCon in Frankfurt, Germany.

Bester deutschsprachiger Roman / Best novel in German language

  • Valerian Çaithoque: Amizaras 3 – Raphadona (Amizaras)
  • Tom Jacuba: Kalypto 1 – Die Herren der Wälder (Bastei-Lübbe)
  • Susanne Pavlovic: Feuerjäger 1 – Die Rückkehr der Kriegerin (Amrûn)
  • J. H. Praßl: Chroniken von Chaos und Ordnung 3 – Bargh Barrowson (Acabus)
  • Elisabeth Ruetz: Der Schattenkristall 3 – Das Blut der Wächterin (GS Publishing)
  • M. H. Steinmetz: Hell’s Abyss 1 – 666 (Papierverzierer)

Bestes deutschsprachiges Romandebüt / Best debut novel in German

  • Sandra Berger: Transformation am Feuersee (BookRix)
  • Faye Hell: Keine Menschenseele (Amrûn)
  • Maja Loewe: Die Augen des Iriden (Papierverzierer)
  • Luzia Pfyl: Cesario Aero – Kaiser der Lüfte (Ohneohren)
  • Mona Silver: Verlorener Stern (Sieben)

Bester internationaler Roman / Best international novel

  • Ben Aaronovitch: Peter Grant 5 – Fingerhut-Sommer (dtv) [Foxglove Summer]
  • Kevin J. Anderson: Resurrection Inc. (Papierverzierer) [Resurrection Inc.]
  • Terry Pratchett: Die Krone des Schäfers (Manhattan) [The Shepherd’s Crown]
  • Patrick Rothfuss: Die Musik der Stille (Klett-Cotta) [The Slow Regard of Silent Things]
  • Jonathan Stroud: Lockwood & Co 3 – Die raunende Maske (cbj) [The Hollow Boy]

Beste deutschsprachige Kurzgeschichte / Best German short story

  • Katharina Fiona Bode: „Erasmus Emmerich und der zinnoberrote Zinnsoldat“ (aus: Die dunkelbunten Farben des Steampunk [Art Skript Phantastik])
  • Georg Britzkow: „Gesang der Kröten“ (aus: Der schwarze Gott des Wahnsinns [Sarturia])
  • Anna-Katharina Höpflinger: „Selig sind die geistig Armen“ (aus: Verschlusssache [Ohneohren])
  • Oliver Plaschka: „Das öde Land“ (aus: Das öde Land [Low])
  • Carmen Weinand: „Der große Stefano“ (aus: Fleisch 3 [Eldur])

Beste Original-Anthologie/Kurzgeschichten-Sammlung / Best anthology/story collection

  • Die dunkelbunten Farben des Steampunk (Art Skript Phantastik)
  • Torsten Exter [Hg]: Zombie Zone Germany (Amrûn)
  • Ann-Kathrin Karschnick & Diana Kinne [Hg]: Die kleinen Köche (UBV)
  • Oliver Plaschka: Das öde Land (Low)
  • Ingrid Pointecker & Fabian Dombrowski [Hg]: Verschlusssache (Ohneohren)

Beste Serie / Best book series

  • Nicole Böhm: Die Chroniken der Seelenwächter (Greenlight Press)
  • Allan J. Stark: Asgaroon (Papierverzierer)
  • Andreas Suchanek: Heliosphere 2265 (Greenlight Press)
  • Perry Rhodan (VPM)
  • J. H. Praßl: Chroniken von Chaos und Ordnung (Acabus)

Bester Grafiker / Best graphic artist

  • Arndt Drechsler
  • Mark Freier
  • Alexander Kopainski
  • Timo Kümmel
  • Grit Richter

Bestes Sekundärwerk / Best work on secondary literature

  • Alex Jahnke & Clara Lina Wirz: Das große Steampanoptikum (Edition Roter Drache)
  • Geek! (Panini)
  • Michael Haitel & Hermann Ritter [Hg]: Magira – Jahrbuch zur Fantasy 2014 (Amrûn)
  • Multimania (Devil Inc)
  • Bettina Petrik & Stefanie Zurek: With Love, Mary Sue (iFuB) phantastisch! (Atlantis)

(Last year there was also a Best Website category, which does not appear in the 2016 list.)

2015 Deutscher Phantastik Preis

Deutscher Science Fiction preis DSFP-Medaille-logo-300x278The 2015 winners of the Deutscher Phantastik Preis for speculative fiction in the German language were announced at BuchmesseCon in Dreieich on October 17. (Via Nina Horvath at Europa SF, who provided the English translations.)

Best Novel in German language

  • Bernd Perplies: Imperium der Drachen – Das Blut des Schwarzen Löwen

Best Debut Novel in German

  • Silke M. Meyer: Lux & Umbra 1 – Der Pfad der schwarzen Perle

Best International Novel

  • Neil Gaiman: Der Ozean am Ende der Straße (The Ocean at the End of the Lane)

Best German Short Story

  • Vanessa Kaiser und Thomas Lohwasser: “Der letzte Gast” (published in the anthology Dunkle Stunden)

Best Anthology/Story Collection

  • Steampunk Akte Deutschland

Best Book Series

  • DSA – Das Schwarze Auge

Best Graphic Artist

  • Arndt Drechsler

Best Work on Secondary Literature

  • Christian Humberg & Andrea Bottlinger: Geek, Pray, Love: Ein praktischer Leitfaden für das Leben, das Fandom und den ganzen Rest

Best Website

2015 Deutscher Phantastik Preis Nominees

The shortlist for the Deutscher Phantastik Preis (DPP) has been announced. The annual award honors speculative fiction published for the first time in German language during the previous year. Winners are picked by a public vote hosted by the online magazine Phantastik-News.de.

The final round of voting is open until July 19. The winners will be recognized at a ceremony on October 17 at BuchmesseCon in Dreieich, Germany.

The translations of the category titles come from Nina Horvath’s post on Europa SF.

Best novel in German language

  • Ann-Kathrin Karschnick: Phoenix – Erbe des Feuers (Papierverzierer)
  • Stephanie Linnhe: Herz aus Grün und Silber (Forever)
  • Henning Mützlitz & Christian Kopp: Wächter der letzten Pforte (Papierverzierer)
  • Bernd Perplies: Imperium der Drachen – Das Blut des Schwarzen Löwen (INK)
  • M. H. Steinmetz: Totes Land 1 – Ausnahmezustand (Mantikore)

Best debut novel in German

  • Alex Jahnke: Neues aus Neuschwabenland (Edition Roter Drache)
  • Anette Kannenberg: Das Mondmalheur (CreateSpace)
  • Veronika Lackerbauer: Burgfried (Ohneohren)
  • Silke M. Meyer: Lux & Umbra 1 – Der Pfad der schwarzen Perle (SadWolf)
  • Susanne O’Connell: Die Prophezeiung der Volturne (O’Connell Press)

Best international novel

  • Ben Aaronovitch: Der böse Ort (dtv)
  • Trudi Canavan: Die Magie der Tausend Welten – Die Begabte (Penhaligon)
  • Neil Gaiman: Der Ozean am Ende der Straße (Eichborn)
  • Anthony Ryan: Rabenschatten 1 – Das Lied des Blutes (Klett-Cotta)
  • Brandon Sanderson: Die Sturmlicht-Chroniken 3 – Die Worte des Lichts (Heyne)
  • Andy Weir: Der Marsianer (Heyne)

Best German short story

  • Stefanie Altmeyer: “Quentin & Co.” (aus: DIE KÖCHE 3 – Der kleine Hobbykoch [UBV])
  • Philipp Bobrowski & Claudia Toman: “Sea” (aus: Dampfmaschinen und rauchende Colts [Low])
  • Vanessa Kaiser und Thomas Lohwasser: “Der letzte Gast” (aus: Dunkle Stunden [Low])
  • Nikolaj Kohler: “Der Schatten der Provence” (aus: Weltentor Mystery 2014 [Noel])
  • Susanne O’Connell: “Next Level” (aus: Exotische Welten [O’Connell Press])

Best anthology/story collection

  • Ann-Kathrin Karschnick & Torsten Exter [Hg]: “Krieger” (Low)
  • Christian Vogt [Hg]: “Eis und Dampf” (Feder & Schwert)
  • Jacqueline Montemurri: “Fremde Welt” (Epv)
  • Peter Hellinger: “Die Schreiberlinge – Vampyrus” (art & words)
  • Steampunk “1851? (Art Skript Phantastik)

Best book series

  • DSA – Das Schwarze Auge (Ulisses)
  • Jennifer Jager: Etherna-Saga (AAVAA)
  • Nicole Böhm: Die Chroniken der Seelenwächter (Greenlight Press)
  • Andreas Suchanek: Heliosphere 2265 (Greenlight Press)
  • Perry Rhodan (VPM)

Best graphic artist

  • Barbara Brosowski Utzinger
  • Arndt Drechsler
  • Mark Freier
  • TimoKümmel
  • Mia Steingräber

Best work on secondary literature

  • Geek! (Panini)
  • Hither Shore 10 – Tolkien-Adaptionen (Scriptorium Oxoniae)
  • Christian Humberg & Andrea Bottlinger: Geek, Pray, Love: Ein praktischer Leitfaden für das Leben, das Fandom und den ganzen Rest (Cross Cult)
  • Nautilus – Abenteuer & Phantastik (Abenteuer Medien)
  • phantastisch! (Atlantis)

Best website

[Via Nina Horvath on Europa SF.]

2014 Deutscher Phantastik Preis

The 2014 Deutscher Phantastik Preis winners were announced October 11 at BuchmesseCon in Dreieich, near Frankfurt, Germany.

Best Novel in German
Ann-Kathrin Karschnick: “Phoenix – Tochter der Asche” (“Phoenix – Daughter of Ashes”)

Best Debut Novel in German
Gaby Wohlrab: “Eldorin – Das verborgene Land” (“Eldorin – The Hidden Land”)

Best International Novel
Terry Pratchett: “Dunkle Halunken” (“Dodger”)

Best German Short Story
Miriam Schäfer: “Claire” (“Claire”)

Best Anthology/Story Collection:
Christian Vogt [editor]: “Eis und Dampf” (“Ice and Steam”)

Best Book Series
“DSA – Das schwarze Auge” (“DSA – The Black Eye”)

Best Graphic Artist
Mia Steingräber

Best Work on Secondary Literature
“Geek!” (a magazine)

Best Website
http://www.phantastik-couch.de

[Via Sci-Fi Portal.]