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2017 Kurd Laßwitz Preis Winners

Winners of the 2017 Kurd Laßwitz Preis for best German science fiction works and translations have been announced:

Best German SF Novel

  • Omni, Andreas Brandhorst (Piper)
  • Moonatics, Arne Ahlert (Heyne)
  • Der Bahnhof von Plön, Christopher Ecker (Mitteldeutscher Verlag)
  • Helix, Marc Elsberg (Blanvalet)
  • Alles außer irdisch, Horst Evers (Rowohlt)
  • Sternentor, Matthias Falke (Begedia)
  • Im Nebel kein Wort, Frank Hebben (Begedia)
  • Vektor, Jo Koren (Atlantis)
  • Das Universum nach Landau, Karsten Kruschel (Wurdack)
  • Unsterblich, Jens Lubbadeh (Heyne)
  • Blumen vom Mars, Gabriele Nolte (self-published)
  • Ein neuer Himmel für Kana, Karla Schmidt (Wurdack)
  • Babylon, Thomas Thiemeyer (Knaur)

Best German SF Short Story

  • “Suicide Rooms”, Gabriele Behrend (Exodus 10/16)
  • “Die Stadt der XY”, Dirk Alt (Exodus 4/16)
  • “Acapulco! Acapulco!”, Andreas Eschbach (Exodus 4/16)
  • “Vor dem Fest oder Brief an Mathilde”, Marcus Hammerschmitt (Nova 6/16)
  • “Das Netz der Geächteten”, Michael K. Iwoleit (Gamer)
  • “Thuban”, Hubert Katzmarz (Zwielicht Classic 3/16)
  • “Emukalypse”, Niklas Peinecke (Gamer)

Best Foreign SF Work Published in German

Best SF Translation Into German

  • Galaktische Mission [The End of All Things], John Scalzi, translated by Bernhard Kempen (Heyne)
  • Morgengrauen [First Light], Linda Nagata, translated by Helga Parmiter (Cross Cult)
  • Mr. Sapien träumt vom Menschsein [Barren Cove], Ariel S. Winter, translated by Oliver Plaschka (Knaur)
  • Der lange Weg zu einem kleinen zornigen Planeten [The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet], Becky Chambers, translated by Karin Will (Fischer Tor)

Best German SF Graphical Art

  • Greg Ruth for the cover of Lagune, Nnedi Okorafor (Cross Cult)
  • Lothar Bauer for the cover of Die Bibliothek der Tränen, Christian Kathan (Beyond Affinity)
  • Lothar Bauer for the cover of Hauptsache gesund!, Ralf Boldt (p. machinery)
  • Lothar Bauer for the cover of Nova 6/16
  • Dirk Berger for the cover of Phantastisch! 7/16
  • Matin Frei for the cover of Das Ende des Regenbogens, Vernor Vinge (Cross Cult)
  • Mark Freier for the cover of Vektor, Jo Koren (Atlantis)
  • Das Illustrat for the cover of Unsterblich, Jens Lubbadeh (Heyne)
  • Stas Rosin for the cover and illustrations of Exodus 10/16
  • Markus Vogt for the cover of Exodus 4/16

Special Award For Outstanding Achievement

  • Ralf Boldt, Sylvana Fryberg, and the team of MediKonOne

Special Achievement Award For Longtime Activities

  • Herbert W. Franke

No award was given in the Best German Audio Work category.

The award ceremony will take place during PentaCons, a symposium on science fiction literature to be held at the Palitzschhof in Dresden, Germany on November 4, 2017.


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