Nominations in the foreign language categories for the 1998 Seiun Awards (the ''Japanese Hugos'') are listed below. The winners will be announced at the Japanese National SF Convention '98, held August 29th and 30th, 1998, in Nagoya, Japan. Works are eligible when published in Japanese translation; brackets below indicate first English-language publication.
Feersum Endjinn, Iain M. Banks 
Moving Mars, Greg Bear 
Midnight Blue, Nancy A. Collins [1995 omnibus including Sunglasses After Dark, 1989, and In the Blood, 1992]
Little, Big, John Crowley 
Jumper, Steven Gould 
Desolation Road, Ian McDonald 
Fallen Angels, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Michael Flynn 
The Terminal Experiment, Robert J. Sawyer 
Foreign Short Story
''The Carhart Shale'', Grant D. Callin [Analog Oct 1993]
''Mitochondrial Eve'', Greg Egan [Interzone Feb 1995]
''Think Like A Dinosaur'', James Patrick Kelly [Asimov's Jun 1995]
''A Fisherman of the Inland Sea'', Ursula K. Le Guin [as ''Another Story'' Tomorrow Aug 1994]
''The Catherine Wheel'', Ian McDonald [Asimov's Jan 1984]
''Just Like Old Times'', Robert J. Sawyer [On Spec Sum 1993]
''The Death of Captain Future'', Allen M. Steele [Asimov's Oct 1995]
''Come Live with Me'', James Tiptree Jr. [Crown of Stars, 1988]
(Fri 31 Jul 1998)
Event Horizon Update
Event Horizon: SF, Fantasy, Horror, the new webzine from the producers of Omni Online, is set to launch August 14th, 1998. The first issue will include:
Beginning soon after will be weekly chats on Thursday nights. Scheduled guests include Kim Stanley Robinson, Nicola Griffith, Pat Cadigan, Thomas Ligotti, and Guy Gavriel Kay.
The Event Horizon website offers free registration for an email newsletter.
(Fri 31 Jul 1998)
The 1998 George Turner Prize for Science Fiction and Fantasy has been won by 19-year-old Tasmanian writer Tansy Rayner Roberts for her comic fantasy novel Splashdance Silver. The prize includes publication by Transworld Publishers with a $10,000 advance. The winner was announced at PhanCon, a fantasy convention in Paramatta (a suburb of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia), on July 11th, by Shona Martin of Transworld Publishers. The prize was judged by Peter Nicholls, Karen Miller, and Louise Thurtell. Transworld will publish the book this September and has signed Roberts for two more novels set in the same universe.
This is the first annual Turner Prize, named in honor of George Turner, the prominent Australian novelist (Beloved Son, Drowning Towers, etc.) and critic who died in 1997. Organizers hope to present next year's prize at the 1999 World Science Fiction Convention in Melbourne, Aussiecon Three, which had scheduled Turner as Guest of Honor.
(Mon 13 Jul 98)
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