My 2nd SF novel “Orbital Cloud” won 35th Japan SF Grand Prize, co-winner was Satoshi Hase’s short stories “My Humanity” and service award was sent for Kazumasa Hirai who wrote WOLFGUY series and many other important works for Japanese SF genre.
Japan SF Grand Prize was started in 1980 by SFWJ (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan) supported by publisher Tokuma-Shoten. 2nd last year, Tokuma finished their support, then SFWJ owe and operate this historical award by themselves.
At this 35th award, 198 works submitted by common, and SFWJ members vote for them, and finally 5 works nominated.
- Novel, Dare-ni misho-tote aithor: Hiroe Suga
- Novelas, Hoshi-wo tsukuru monotachi author: Koshu Tani
- Literary critic, Kita-no Souzou-ryoku contributor: Akira Okawada
- Short stories, My Humanity author: Satoshi Hase
- Novel, Orbital Cloud author: Taiyo Fujii
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Japan SF Grand Prize does not handle only novels but also critic, anime, movie, comic and fact which made us to feel sense of wonder. I’m glad for winning my novel and glad for co-winning short stories book My Humanity. In these award, novel has advantage because one theme and message is simple. But Satoshi Hase’s several type of works were evaluated as award.
Satoshi wrote great short stories in 2014. Not only masterpiece “Father’s time” and “allo, toi, toi” in My Humanity, “Bavel” in “Nova+” was so excellent. I’m glad his harvest full short stories year was celebrated by this award. Satoshi, Congrats!
Of course cosmetic(!) SF novel Dare-ni misho-tote and solar system development stories Hoshi-wo tsukuru monotachi were important and good entertainment work, I’d like to show one critic work is nominated.
This large literary critic was wrote by number of Japanse SF critics, writers, novelists about Japanese northern prefecture Hokkaido literature. Young ,cutting critic Akira Okawada contributed over 20 essays about Hokkaido literature with speculative fictional perspective. This was large and important work for Japanese SF history. I proud this work and this book was submitted and nominated onto this award by Japanese SF readers and SFWJ members to show our wider perspective.
Anyway, my first english translated novel “Gene Mapper” is coming. I’d like to enjoy you in June!