The Tähtivaeltaja (“Star Rover”) Award winner was posted on April 14. Sponsored by the Helsinki Science Fiction Society, the award goes to the best science fiction book published in Finland in the previous year, which the judges have determined to be —
- Emmi Itäranta: Kuunpäivän kirjeet (Teos)
The award citation says Itäranta’s novel —
tells of a future in which humanity has moved to live in nearby space. The author’s strong vision of the solar system shows us where we are heading and what kind of communities humanity that has left the Earth’s crust could build. At the same time, it asks if we change as our daily lives and places of residence change and what price is paid for the change. What sins do we collectively carry with us into the distance of time and place?
The Helsinki Science Fiction Society has been presenting the “Star Rover” award since 1986. This year’s winner was selected by a jury composed of journalist Hannu Blommila, editor Toni Jerrman, critic Elli Leppä, and critic Kaisa Ranta.