TUF VOYAGING NOMINATED FOR SEIUN AWARD
April 13, 2006
The Japanese edition of TUF VOYAGING has been nominated for the Seiun Award as Best Translated Novel of 2005. The Seiun is the “Japanese Hugo,” voted on by Japanese fans and readers and awarded annually at the Japanese National Convention.
The other finalists for Best Translated Novel are DIASPORA by Greg Egan, REVELATION SPACE by Alastair Reynolds, SPACE CHANTEY by R.A. Lafferty, the “Neanderthal Parallax Trilogy” by Robert J.Sawyer, VENUS PLUS X by Theodore Sturgeon, ALTERED CARBON by Richard Morgan, and THE SWORDS OF LANKHMAR by Fritz Leiber. It’s a fascinating sort of crosstime competition, and I must admit that it’s cool to be on the same ballot as Sturgeon and Leiber, two of my heroes. Tuf versus Fafhrd and the Mouser, now there’s an odd notion…
The Japanese edition of TUF VOYAGING was published by Hayakawa Publishing, and translated by Akinobu Sakai. Win or lose, my thanks go out to both of them for a fine job.