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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…
coverThe winners of the Seiun Awards will be announced at the 45th Japan Science Fiction Convention “Michinoku SF Festival ZUNCON,” to be held on July 8 – 9 at the Hotel Sohkan in Miyagi prefecture. Regrettably, my schedule does not allow me to attend, but my best wishes go out to all of my Japanese readers. I do hope to meet many of you in 2007, when I am planning on flying over for Nippon 2007, the Yokahama worldcon.

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.

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