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2013 Seiun Award Winners

Winners of the 2013 Seiun Awards, the Japanese equivalent to the Hugo Awards, were announced July 20, 2013 at Varicon 2013, the 52nd Japanese national SF convention in Japan.

  • Best Japanese Novel: The Empire of Corpses, Project Itoh & Enjoe Toh (Kawade Shobo Shinsha)
  • Best Japanese Short Story: “Ima Shuugouteki Muishikio”, Chohei Kanbayashi (Hayakawa)
  • Best Translated Novel: The Android’s Dream, John Scalzi, translated by Masayuki Uchida (Hayakawa)
  • Best Translated Short Story: “Pocketful of Dharma”, Paolo Bacigalupi, translated by Hiroshi Kaneko (Hayakawa)
  • Best Dramatic Presentation: Bodacious Space Pirates (Tatsuo Sato/ Satelight Inc.Original Work: Yuichi Sasamoto / Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc.
  • Best Comic: Inherit the Stars, Yukinobu Hoshino (Tokyo, Shogakukan Inc.; adaptation of works by James Patrick Hogan)
  • Best Artist: Kenji Tsuruta
  • Best Non-Fiction:  “The Present and Future of CGM: The World Opened Up”, Hatsune Miku, Nico Nico Douga, & Piapro (IPSJ Magazine 5/12)

There were also a “Free Section” award given, to iPS cells (CiRA Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University).

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