2019 Seiun Awards Nominees

The 58th Japan Science Fiction Convention has announced the 2019 Seiun Awards finalists (the Japanese equivalent to the Hugo Awards), honoring the best original and translated works published last year in Japan. The nominees for translated works follow.

Best Translated Novel

  • Six Wakes, Mur Lafferty, translated by Takeshi Mogi (Tokyo Somotosha)
  • Provenance, Ann Leckie, translated by Hideo Akao (Tokyo Somotosha)
  • Waking Gods, Sylvain Neuvel, translated by Sada Chiori (Tokyo Somotosha)
  • Seveneves, Neal Stephenson, translated by Masaru Higurashi (Hayakawa)
  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob), Dennis E. Taylor, translated by Hiroshi Kaneko (Hayakawa)
  • Mecha Samurai Empire, Peter Tieryas, translated by Nakahara Naoya (Hayakawa)
  • Artemis, Andy Weir, translated by Onoda Kazuko (Hayakawa)

Best Translated Story

  • “Pevychování”, Jan Barda, translated by Hirano Kiyoshi (Czech SF)
  • “The Circle”, Liu Cixin, translated by Nakahara Naoya (Invisible Planets)
  • “Cybertank vs. Megazillus”, Timothy J. Gawne, translated by Akinobu Sakai (SF Magazine 2/18)
  • “The Martian Obelisk”, Linda Nagata, translated by Nakahara Naoya  (SF Magazine 10/18)
  • “Between Nine and Eleven”, Adam Roberts, translated by Masayuki Uchida (SF Magazine 4/18)
  • “A Monster in the Midst”, Julio Toro San Martin, translated by Nomura Yoshio (Fungi)
  • “Liar’s House”, Lucius Shepard, translated by Masayuki Uchida (The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule)

There are also nominees in Japanese Novel, Japanese Story, Dramatic Presentation, Comics, Art, Non-Fiction, and “Free” categories. A complete list of nominees (in Japanese) is available at the Nihon SF Taikai website.

The awards will be presented at “Color,” the 58th Japan SF convention, on July 27, 2019 in Saitama, Japan.

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