2016 Seiun Awards

The 55th Japan Science Fiction Convention (Nihon SF Taikai) announced the 2016 Seiun Award winners on July 9 (linked site is in Japanese).

The winners were determined by a vote of attendees at “Iseshimacon” in Toba.

Reported here are the results in the Best Translated Novel, Best Translated Short Story, Best Dramatic Presentation, and Free Space categories.

The full list of winners is here, and brief descriptions of nominees in the categories composed of Japanese language works are available in this post at Anime News Network.


  • Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie, Tr. Hideko Akao


  • “Good Hunting” – Ken Liu, Tr. Yoshimichi Furusawa



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5 thoughts on “2016 Seiun Awards

  1. That’s really interesting. I wonder how the translator dealt with the pronouns?

  2. Wow, Leckie has really cleaned up with that book:

    Winner, 2014 Hugo Best Novel
    Winner, 2014 Nebula Novel
    Winner, 2014 Clarke Winner
    Winner, 2013 BSFA Best Novel
    Winner, 2014 BFA The Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer
    Winner, 2014 Locus Best First Novel
    Winner, 2016 Seiun Best Translated Long Story
    Finalist, 2014 Campbell Memorial Best Science Fiction Novel
    Finalist, 2014 Philip K. Dick Award
    Finalist, 2013 Tiptree Gender-bending SF
    Finalist, 2014 Crook Compton Crook Award (Balticon – Best 1st Novel)

  3. Damn, those SJW have invaded the Seiun Awards as well to heap yet more honours upon Ann Leckie.

    Also happy to see some Japanese love for Perry Rhodan.

  4. “Anne Leckie” s/b “Ann Leckie”. (The Japanese page has this right; has Harter’s typoist gremlin wandered west?)

  5. Chip: Somedays I just wonder where I’ve mislaid my brain…. Thanks for the correction.

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