Finalists for the 11th Xingyun (Nebula) Awards for Global Chinese Science Fiction

The finalists for the 11th Xingyun (Nebula) Awards for Global Chinese Science Fiction have been announced by the World Chinese Science Fiction Society. The winners of this juried award will be revealed at the Xingyun Weekend to be held in October 2020.

Best Novel

  • The Stars by Qi Yue
  • The Cosmic Egg by Wang Jinkang
  • A Voyager in the Sea of Stars by A Que
  • Memory Deviation by Wu Chu

Best Novella

  • “Astronomical Priests” by Baoshu
  • “The Algorithms for Life” by Chen Qiufan
  • “Host” by Cheng Jingbo
  • “Forget-Me-Not” by A Que

Best Short Story

  • “The Man Who Recedes into the Past” by Baoshu
  • “In This Moment, We Are Happy” by Chen Qiufan
  • “Seventeen Years” by Bai Bi
  • “The Personification Algorithm” by Yang Wanqing

Best Children’s Science Fiction (Long Form)

  • Happy Robots: The Mysterious Robot by Ling Chen
  • “City of Ants” by Ma Chuansi
  • The Boundless Quantum: Setting Sail by Jiang Bo
  • The Invasion of Virus by Lu Yang

Best Children’s Science Fiction (Short Form)

  • “The Boy Who Protects Stars” by Peng Liurong
  • “Dogship” by Chao Xia
  • “Lu Shi’e in 2149” by Xu Yanli
  • “The Secret of Doug” by Chen Qian

Best Non-Fiction

  • “Relic, Mirage and Future-land: The positioning of contemporary science fiction” by Dai Jinhua
  • Cognitive Estrangement: Study of Science Fiction by H.G. Wells by Li Chan
  • “’Materials’ and ‘Devices’ in Science Fiction: A case study of Tower of Babylon and Folding Beijing” by Fei Dao
  • “I Have Run into this Galaxy Before: Reading Galaxy Edge No.4” by Jiang Zhenyu

Best Translated Fiction

  • Dragon’s Egg by Robert L. Forward, translated by Kuan Yuan
  • Central Station by Lavie Tidhar, translated by Chen Yang
  • “Magician” by Satoru Ogawa, translated by Ding Dingchong
  • Marrow by Robert Reed, translated by Jia Ye

Best Artwork

  • Illustration of Dark Forest in Illustration Collection of the Three-body Problem, by Techism-Heyuan
  • Cover art of Science Fiction World Translation, Issue 06/2019, by Wu Wei
  • Cover art of The Listener, by Butu
  • Cover art of Cat Country, by Guangyuan

Best New Writer

  • Mu Ming
  • Wang Nuonuo
  • Wu Chu
  • Zhao Lei
  • Fenxing Chengzi

[Thanks to Feng Zhang and the World Chinese Science Fiction Association for the story.]

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