2017 Seiun Awards

The winners of the 48th Seiun Awards were announced on July 22.

The Seiun Award Ceremony will be held on August 26th at Donburacon LL, the 56th Japan SF Convention in Shizuoka, Japan.

Best Japanese Long Story

  • ULTRAMAN F by Yasumi Kobayashi (Hayakawa Publishing, Inc.)

Best Japanese Short Story

  • “Last and First Idol” by Gengen Kusano (Hayakawa Publishing, Inc.)

Best Translated Long Story

  • United States of Japan by Peter Tieryas / tr. Naoya Nakahara (Hayakawa Publishing, Inc.)

Best Tranlated Short Story

(2 winners)

  • “Backward, Turn Backward” by James Tiptree, Jr. / tr. Kazuko Onoda (Hayakawa Publishing, Inc.)


  • “Simulacrum” by Ken Liu / tr. Furusawa Yoshimichi (Hayakawa Publishing, Inc.)

Best Dramatic Presentation

  • Shin Godzilla

Best Comic


Best Artist

  • Naoyuki Katoh

Best Non-fiction

  • “SF” IS “SUTEKI FICTION” by Haruna Ikezawa (Hayakawa Publishing, Inc.)

Free Section

  • The 113th element was named Nihonium.

by Element 113 Research Group led by Group Director Kosuke Morita of the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science Research Group for Superheavy Element

[Thanks to Hirohide (Jack R.) Hirai for the story.]

4 thoughts on “2017 Seiun Awards

  1. What are the chances of the Long Story winner Ultraman F being available at Worldcon 75?

    I have been eyeing it for some time, but never got around to actually hit the order button.

  2. So, the Best Comic winner just wrapped up this year – and is unlikely to get a US release, being that it is one of the longest running manga in the history of the medium.

  3. Amazing to still see Tiptree winning awards. And it will be interesting to see what the physical award looks like this year. The last time she won a Seiun, in 2008, it was an engraved spackling blade. Which I keep displayed right along with the Hugos, the Nebulas, and the Lovecraft bust.

    I should stand a vibrator in with the Hugos, like she did. But I don’t have her vibrator…

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