Prix Utopiales 2020 Shortlists

Finalists have been announced for two of the awards that will be presented by Utopiales, the International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes, celebrating its 20th year. (The event is still planned for October 29-November 1.)

PRIX UTOPIALES

The Prix Utopiales recognizes a novel, or a collection, published in French during the eligibility period by a European author. The prize has a cash value of 2000 euros. This year, five books are in competition:

• Chiens de guerre [Dogs of War] by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Grande-Bretagne), Denoël.
 Inkarmations by Pierre Bordage (France), Leha.
• Les Furtifs by Alain Damasio (France), La Volte.
• Les machines fantômes by Olivier Paquet (France), L’Atalante.
 Rosewater by Tade Thompson (Grande-Bretagne), J’ai lu.

PRIX UTOPIALES JEUNESSE 

The Prix Utopiales Jeunesse (Utopiales Youth Award) recognizes a novel or a collection of short stories by a European author, published or translated into French during the eligibility period. The winner is chosen by a jury of readers aged 13-16. The prize has a value of 2000 euros. These five books are the finalists:

• Boxap 13-07 by Amalia Anastasio (France), ScriNéo.
• Et le désert disparaîtra by Marie Pavlenko (France), Flammarion Jeunesse.
• Lou, après tout. Tome 1 : Le Grand Effondrement by Jérôme Leroy (France), Syros.
• Sortie 32.b by Antonio Da Silva (Portugal), du Rouergue.
• Survival Game by Nicky Singer (Grande-Bretagne), PKJ.

2019 Utopiales Awards

The winners of the Utopiales Awards were announced November 2 at the Utopiales International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes.

PRIX UTOPIALES

  • Helstrid by Christian Léourier (Le Béllial)

The Prix Utopiales recognizes a novel, or a collection, published in French during the eligibility period by a European author. The prize has a cash value of 3000 euros.

PRIX UTOPIALES JEUNESSE

  • In real life – T.1 Déconnexion by Maiwenn Alix (Milan)

The Prix Utopiales Jeunesse 2019 (Utopiales Youth Award) recognizes a novel or a collection of short stories by a European author, published or translated into French during the eligibility period. The winner is chosen by a jury of readers aged 13-16. The prize has a value of 2000 euros.

PRIX UTOPIALES BD (BD = Bande Dessinée = Comic)

  • Un gentil orc sauvage by Théo Grosjean

The prize, worth 2000 Euros, is awarded by the sci-fi comics readers club of the Nantes municipal library.

PRIX EXTRAORDINAIRE

  • Alejandro Jodorowsky

Also presented at Utopiales:

Prix Joel-Champetier

  • Chloé Jo Bertrand for “Chasseuse de soleil”

The prize is for unpublished short fiction in French by non-Canadian writers. The winner receives € 1000. The winning work will be published in the Winter 2017 issue of the Canadian prozine Solaris.

2019 Utopiales Awards Shortlists

Finalists have been announced for two of the awards that will be presented at Utopiales, the International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes.

The Prix Utopiales recognizes a novel, or a collection, published in French during the eligibility period by a European author. The prize has a cash value of 3000 euros. This year, five books are in competition:

  • La trilogie Trademark – T.1 Bonheur TM by Jean Baret (Le Bélial)
  • Colonies by Laurent Genefort (Le Bélial)
  • Dans la toile du temps by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Denoël)
  • Helstrid by Christian Léourier (Le Béllial)
  • Les derniers jours du Nouveau-Paris by China Miéville (Au diable vauvert)

The Prix Utopiales Jeunesse 2019 (Utopiales Youth Award) recognizes a novel or a collection of short stories by a European author, published or translated into French during the eligibility period. The winner is chosen by a jury of readers aged 13-16. The prize has a value of 2000 euros. These five books have are the finalists:

  • In real life – T.1 Déconnexion by Maiwenn Alix (Milan)
  • La Voie Verne by Jacques Martel (Mnémos)
  • Le Cirque interdit by Célia Flaux (Scrineo)
  • Marqués by Alice Broadway (Pocket Jeunesse)
  • Rêves scientifiques, 8 nouvelles de science-fiction by J.-N. Blanc, J. Benameur, P. Favaro, Gudule, J. Héliot, C. Thiebert (Thierry Magnier)

The award ceremony will take place during the  Utopiales International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes, October 31-November 4.

2018 Utopiales Awards

These literary awards were presented November 3 at Utopiales, the International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes.

Prix Utopiales 2018

  • L’âme des horloges [The Bone Clocks], David Mitchell (de l’Olivier)

The award recognizes a novel, or a collection, published in French during the eligibility period by a European author. The prize has a cash value of 3000 euros.

Prix Utopiales Jeunesse 2018 (Utopiales Youth Award)

  • Les Puissants, tome 1: Esclaves [Dark Gifts book 1: Gilded Cage], Vic James (Nathan)

Prix Extraordinaire

  • Elisabeth Vonarburg

Prix Utopiales BD 2018 (for Best Comic Book)

Prix Utopiales BD 2018 (for Best Comic Book) Special Mention

And this award was presented yesterday —

Prix Julia Verlanger

  • Patrick K. Dewdney for L’enfant de poussière

2018 Utopiales Awards Shortlists

Finalists have been announced for two of the awards that will be presented at Utopiales, the International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes.

The nominees for the Prix Utopiales 2018 are:

  • L’Or du diable, Andreas Eschbach (L’Atalante)
  • Espace Lointain, Jaroslav Melnik (Agullo)
  • L’âme des horloges, David Mitchell (de l’Olivier)
  • Station: La chute, Al Robertson (Denoël)
  • Amatka, Karin Tidbeck (La Volte)

The award recognizes a novel, or a collection, published in French during the eligibility period by a European author. The prize has a cash value of 3000 euros.

The nominees for the Prix Utopiales Jeunesse 2018 (Utopiales Youth Award) are:

  • The Rain, Virginia Bergin (Bayard)
  • Les Puissants, tome 1: Esclaves, Vic James (Nathan)
  • Nouvelle Sparte, Erik L’Homme (Gallimard Jeunesse)
  • Star Trip, Éric Senabre (Didier jeunesse)
  • Le Mort du Temps, Aurélie Wellenstein (Scrineo)

The award ceremony will take place during the  Utopiales International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes, October 31-November 5.

[Via Locus Online.]