2011 Seiun Award Winners
The Seiun Award (星雲賞) is one of Japan’s major SF awards. The 2011 winners have been announced, so here they are in English.
Japanese Novel: Yamamoto Hiroshi – Last Year Will Be a Good Year
山本弘 – 去年はいい年になるだろう
Japanese Short Story: Ogawa Issui – King Arisuma’s Beloved Demon
小川一水 – アリスマ王の愛した魔物
Foreign Novel: Michael Flynn – Eifelheim
Foreign Short Story: James Lovegrove – Carry the Moon in My Pocket
Media: District 9
Comic: Arakawa Hiromu – Full Metal Alchemist
荒川弘 – 鋼の錬金術師
Art: Kato Naoyuki
Non-fiction: Tsukasa Shikano – Sa is for Saiensu (Science)
鹿野司 – サはサイエンスのサ
Open Category: The return of the Hayabusa Probe by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Both Japanese winners, Yamamoto and Ogawa, have other books published in the US. Yamamoto’s is reviewed here. A review of Ogawa’s book is coming soon.