Kurd Laßwitz Preis 2022 Winners

The Kurd Laßwitz Preis 2022 winners have been announced. The award, named after German author Kurd Laßwitz, is given to works written in or translated into the German language and published during the previous year.

The awards ceremony will be on September 17 at the ElsterCon at the Haus des Buches (House of the Book) in Leipzig.

BEST GERMAN LANGUAGE SF NOVEL FIRST PUBLISHED IN 2021

  • Nanopark by Uwe Hermann

BEST GERMAN LANGUAGE SF STORY FIRST PUBLISHED IN 2021

  • “Utopie27” (Utopia 27) by Aiki Mira in Am Anfang war das Bild (In the beginning, there was the image), edited by Uli Bendick, Aiki Mira and Mario Franke

BEST SF IN GERMAN TRANSLATION FIRST PUBLISHED IN 2021

  • Das Ministerium für die Zukunft (The Ministry for the Future) by Kim Stanley Robinson

BEST TRANSLATOR FOR A WORK OF SF FIRST PUBLISHED IN 2021

  • Pia Biundo for Das Licht der Hohlwelt (Una nueva consciencia) by Carlos Suchowolski

BEST COVER FOR A WORK OF SF FIRST PUBLISHED IN 2021

  • Hubert Schweizer for the cover of exodus 43, edited by René Moreau, Heinz Wipperfürth and Hans Jürgen Kugler

BEST GERMAN LANGUAGE SF AUDIO DRAMA FIRST BROADCAST IN 2021

  • Dein haploides Herz (Your haploid Heart) by Martin Heindel, based on the story by James Tiptree Jr, broadcast by WDR
  • Das neue Vertrauen (The new trust) by Aline Bender and Alex Schaad, based on a short film by Alex and Dimitri Schaad, broadcast by BR
  • r_crusoeTM by Christian Wittmann and Georg Falk-Huber, broadcast by Deutschlandfunk
  • Der Untergang der Stadt Passau (The demise of the city of Passau) by Bernadette Sonnenbichler, based on a novel by Carl Amery, broadcast by BR

SPECIAL AWARD FOR ONE-TIME EXCEPTIONAL SERVICES IN THE FIELD OF SF 2021

  • René Moreau and Hans Jürgen Kugler for the anthology Macht und Wort (Power and Word)
  • Uli Bendick, Aiki Mira and Mario Franke for the anthology Am Anfang war das Bild (In the beginning, there was the image)
  • Monika Niehaus for the collection Geschichten aus Donnas Kaschemme (Stories from Donna’s disreputable bar)
  • Uli Bendick and Michael Tinnefeld for the anthology Diagnose F: Science Fiction trifft Psyche (Diagnosis F: Science fiction meets the psyche)

SPECIAL AWARD FOR LONG-TIME EXCEPTIONAL SERVICES IN THE FIELD OF SF 2021

  • Thomas Hofmann for 70 issues of the fanzine Neuer Stern (New Star) as well as his graphic work and support for fandom
  • Ralf P. Krämer for a lifetime of running SF-Clubs and organising cons, particularly Penta-Con
  • Franz Rottensteiner for a lifetime of editing, reviewing and writing essays about SF
  • Jörg Weigand for a lifetime of writing and editing SF and supporting young writers

BEST GERMAN SF RADIO PLAY FIRST BROADCAST IN 2021

In consultation with the radio play jury, four were selected from twelve proposed radio plays and provided to the radio play jury (radio play authors, directors and radio play experts). The evaluation is still ongoing.

  • Dein haploides Herz by Martin Heindel based on the story of James Tiptree jr.;Director: Martin Heindel, Production: WDR
  • Das neue Vertrauen by Aline Bender and Alex Schaad based on the short movie of Alex and Dimitrij Schaad;Director: Alex Schaad, Composer: Richard Ruzicka, Production: BR
  • Der Untergang der Stadt Passau by Bernadette Sonnenbichler based on the novel of Carl Amery;Director: Bernadette Sonnebichler, Composer: Jacob Suske, Production: BR
  • R_crusoe™ by Christian Wittmann and Georg Falk-Huber [= Zeitblom]; Director and Composer: Christian Wittmann and Georg Falk-Huber, Production: DLF

[Thanks to Udo Klotz for the press release, and to Cora Buhlert for the story and the translations.]

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