Seiun Award Translation Nominees

The Seiun Award nominees for works in translation from 2011 have been announced.

The title of the work is followed by the names of the author and the translator(s).

The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi, tr. Kazue Tanaka & Hiroshi Kaneko
The City & the City, China Tom Mieville, tr. Masamichi Higurashi
The Chronoliths, Robert Charles Wilson, tr. Takeshi Mogi
Dhalgren, Samuel Ray Delany, Jr., tr. Yuzuru Okubo
Little Brother, Cory Doctorow, tr. Hiroshi Kaneko
Millennium People, James Graham Ballard, tr. Mamoru Masuda

“The Pelican Bar”, Karen Joy Fowler, tr. Wataru Ishigame
“The Lifecycle of Software Objects”, Ted Chiang, tr. Nozomi Ohmori
“The Gambler”, Paolo Bacigalupi, tr. Yoshimichi Furusawa
“The People of Sand and Slag”, Paolo Bacigalupi, tr. Naoya Nakahara
“Troika”, Alastair Reynolds, tr. Naoya Nakahara
“The Little Goddess”, Ian McDonald, tr. Hitomi Nakamura

The other Seiun Award categories are Japanese Long Story, Japanese Short Story, Media (similar to “Dramatic Presentation of Hugo),Comic (or Manga), Art (actually, to artist), Nonfiction (writings), Free (Non-genre). The source provided the overseas nominees in those categories:

Media: Real Steel, directed by Shawn Levy; PAUL, directed by Greg Mottola,

Non-Fiction: The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury

The winners will be announced at the 51st Japan Science Fiction Convention, Varicon, to be held July 7-8, 2012.