2014 Rosny-Aîné Award Nominees

The Prix Rosny-Aîné is a literary prize for French science fiction. It has been awarded annually since 1980 in two categories: best novel and best short fiction.

J.-H. Rosny-Aîné (1856-1940) was a French author of Belgian origin, one of the founding figures of modern science fiction.

The nominees for the 2014 Rosny-Aîné Award are:


  • „Rainbow Warriors” by Ayerdhal (Au Diable Vauvert)
  • “Juste à temps” (Just In Time) by Philippe Curval (La Volte)
  • „Françatome” (Franceatom) by Johan Heliot (Mnémos)
  • „American Gothic” by Xavier Mauméjean (Alma)
  • „Agharta, le temps des Selkies” (Agharta, the Time of Selkies) by Arnauld Pontier (Asgard)
  • „Anamnèse de Lady Star” (Lady Star’s Anamnesis) by L.L. Kloetzer (Denoël)

Short Stories

  • „Le chant des baleines” (The Song of the Whales) by Stéphane Croenne (Angle mort n°9)
  • „Cuisine kitzyn” (Kitzyn Kitchen) by Philippe Curval (Galaxies, the new series No. 24/66)
  • „L’Enfant qui s’avance vers nous” (The Child Coming Toward Us) by Gulzar Joby, (Galaxies, the new series No. 25/67)
  • „Le réveil des hommes blancs” (White Men’s Wakeup) by Christian Léourier, (Bifrost # 72)
  • „Durée d’oscillation variable” (Duration of the Variable Oscillation) by Martin Lessard (Long Shu Publishing)

The winners will be annonced at Nemo 2014, the French National Science Fiction Convention, in Amiens, July 17-20.