2020 Xingyun Awards Finalists

Finalists for the 11th annual Xingyun Awards for Chinese science fiction were announced by the World Chinese Science Fiction Association.

Best Novel

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

Best Novella

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

Best Short Story

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

Best Children’s Science Fiction (Long Form)

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

Best Children’s Science Fiction (Short Form)

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

Best Non-Fiction

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

Best Translated Fiction

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

Best Artwork

  • Cover of The Listener, Butu
  • Cover of Cat Country, Guangyuan
  • Illustration of Dark Forest in Illustration Collection of the Three-body Problem, Techism-Heyuan
  • Cover of Science Fiction World Translation 6/19, Wu Wei

Best New Writer

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

Winners will be announced October 2020.

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