2024 Xingyun Awards Finalists – Locus Online

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Finalists for the 15th annual Xingyun Awards for Chinese science fiction were announced by the World Chinese Science Fiction Association.

Best Novel

  • Cosmo Wings, Jiang Bo (People’s Literature Publishing House; 8-Light Minutes Culture)
  • Gods of the Earth: Return of the Dead, Fenxing Chengzi (Shenzhen Publishing House; Science and Fantasy Growth Foundation)
  • The Age of God Making, Yan Xi (Sichuan University Press; Science Fiction World)
  • The City in the Well, Liu Yang (People’s Literature Publishing House)

Best Novella

  • “The Solar System on Set: The Teahouse at the End of the Universe”, Shuang Chimu (Shanghai Literature Issue 4, 2023)
  • “The Salt Bridge”, Liang Ling (Lighting up Mars: Collection of Winning Stories from the 6th Lenghu Awards)
  • “Our Martians”, Bao Shu (Visiting the Stars: Chinese Stories of Flying to the Outer Space)
  • “The Fleeting Gravity of Words”, Zhou Wen (Visiting the Stars: Chinese Stories of Flying to the Outer Space)

Best Short Story

  • “Lake Breezes that Brush Over the Palace of Moon”, Wanxiang Fengnian (Visiting the Stars: Chinese Stories of Flying to the Outer Space)
  • “Let the White Deer Roam”, Cheng Jingbo (Science Fiction World 11/23)
  • “City of Choice”, Gu Shi (Beijing Literature 07/23)
  • “A Window with a View”, Bao Shu (Non-Exist SF 01/24/23)

Best Non-Fiction

  • Chinese Science Fiction: An Oral History, Vol.1-Vol.3, Yang Feng, ed. (Chengdu Times Publishing House; 8-Light Minutes Culture)
  • “Impressions of Chinese SF Practitioners on Foreign SF Culture: A Brief Analysis of the History of Introducing Foreign SF Culture”, RiverFlow (Zero-Gravity SF #12)
  • Gazing at the Stars: My Personal Encounter with Chinese Science Fiction, Yang Xiao (Sichuan People’s Publishing House; Science Fiction World)
  • Unlocking the Future: The Urban Imagination in Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction, Luo Xiaoming (Shanghai Bookstore Publishing House)

Best Translated Fiction

  • Babel, R.F. Kuang, translated by Chen Yang (CITIC)
  • SF Soul: Autobiography of Komatsu Sakyo, Komatsu Sakyo, translated by Meng Qingshu (Sichuan Science & Technology; Science Fiction World)
  • The Kaiju Preservation Society, John Scalzi, translated by Gen Hui (New Star)
  • Escape from the Future, Kobayashi Yasumi, translated by Ding Dingchong (Yilin)

Best New Writer

  • Wang Cencen
  • Lu Hang
  • Qi Ran
  • Wang Xiaohai

Best Review

  • “The Curve of Human Destiny and the Poetics of Humanity: Reading Last and First Men”, Shuang Chimu (Imagining Science: Reading SF Literature Classics)
  • “A Specter of the Anthropocene is Haunting: A Review of Mark Bould’s ‘The Anthropocene Unconscious: Climate Catastrophe Culture’”, Lyu Guangzhao (Science Writing Review Issue 1, 2023)
  • “From the Valleys to the Stars: Ursula K. Le Guin’s Speculative Anthropology”, Jiang Weihe (The Beijing News 09/22/23)
  • “‘Journey to the West’: An Atypical Segment of the Science Fiction Community”, Xi Xia (Literature Press Wechat Official Account 04/04/23)

Winners will be announced May 18, 2024, at a ceremony in Chengdu, China.

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