By Cora Buhlert: The winners of the 2021 Deutscher Science Fiction Preis have been announced.
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- “Wagners Stimme” (Wagner’s Voice) by Carsten Schmitt, in Wie künstlich ist Intelligenz? (How artificial is intelligence?), edited by Klaus N. Frick, publisher: Plan9
Klaus N. Frick is also the current editor of the Perry Rhodan series. I sometimes chat with him on Twitter.
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Here’s an interesting addendum regarding the winners of the Deutscher Science Fiction Preis.
It is a well-known problem that the gender ratio of winners of the two major German SF awards (Deutscher Science Fiction Preis and Kurd Laßwitz Preis) is seriously skewed.
German writer, fan and conrunner Norbert Fiks has created a graphic of winners of the two awards in the fiction categories since 1980, showing just how skewed the gender ratio really is.
[“Frauenanteil” translates “Proportion of women.”]
Norbert Fiks also created this graphic, which is even more depressing. Because marked in orange are the awards that a single author, Andreas Eschbach, a male writer, has won: