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2017 Seiun Awards Nominees

The 56th Japan Science Fiction Convention has announced the 2017 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 are:

Best Translated Novel

Best Translated Story

  • “Seventh Sight”, Greg Egan, translated by Makoto Yamagishi (Hayakawa Shobo 4/16)
  • “The Deathbird”, Harlan Ellison, translated by Ito Norio (The Deathbird and Other Stories)
  • “The Day the World Turned Upside Down”, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, translated by Jun Suzuki (Hayakawa Shobo 6/16)
  • “Simulacrum”, Ken Liu, translated by Yoshimichi Furusawa (Hayakawa Shobo 12/16)
  • “The Guiding Nose of Ulfant Banderoz”, Dan Simmons, translated by Sakai Akinobu (Hayakawa Shobo 8/16)
  • “Backward, Turn Backward”, James Tiptree, Jr., translated by Kazuko Onoda (Crown of Stars)

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.

Winners will be announced at the end of July. The awards will be presented at Donburacon, the 56th Japan SF convention, on August 26, 2017 in Shizuoka City, Japan.


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