The 12th Chinese Nebula (Xingyun) Awards

Chinese Nebulas, 2021 winners, have been announced

Winners of the 12th Chinese Nebula (Xingyun) Awards for Chinese SF in 2020 were announced on October 23, 2021 at a ceremony held in Chongqing, China.

Across the Rings of Saturn
The End of the Silver Age
Chongqing Labyrinths: Strange Events in the Mist
Seven States of Galaxy Saga: The Phantom of Haojing
The Little Mushroom Man

Best Novel

Winner (Golden Award):

  • Across the Rings of Saturn, by Xie Yunning

Other finalists (Silver Award)

  • The End of the Silver Age, by Qi Yue
  • Chongqing Labyrinths: Strange Events in the Mist, by Earl E
  • Seven States of Galaxy Saga: The Phantom of Haojing, by Bao Shu & A Que
  • The Little Mushroom Man, by Yishisi Zhou

 

Best Novella

Winner (Golden Award):

  • “The Persons who are Trapped in Time”, by Cheng Jingbo

Other finalists (Silver Award)

  • “The Curse of Einstein”, by Hui Hu
  • “The Colorless Green”, by Lu Qiucha
  • “The Years of Our Invisibility Shield”, by Teng Ye
  • “A Mountain of Dust”, by Wanxiang Fengnian

 

Best Short Story

Winner (Golden Award):

  • “Preface to the Reprint Edition of ‘Overture 2181’”, by Gu Shi

Other finalists (Silver Award)

  • “Synecdoche, Chongqing”, by Duan Ziqi
  • “Operation Spring Dawn”, by Mo Xiong
  • “My Lover is not Human”, by Chen Qian
  • “The New Year Gifts”, by Han Song

 

Best Translated Work

Winner (Golden Award):

  • Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction, James Gunn, translated by Jiang Qian

Other finalists (Silver Award)

  • The Search for Philip K.Dick, Anne R Dick, translated by Jin Xueni
  • Steel Beach, John Varley, translated by Qiu Chunhui
  • A Scanner Darkly, Philip K. Dick, translated by Yu Juanjuan
  • Astounding: John W.Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A.Heinlein, L.Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction,  Alec Nevala-Lee, translated by Sun Yanan

 

Best Non-Fiction

Winner (Golden Award):

  • No Award

Other finalists (Silver Award)

  • “Science Fiction and High Concept Films”, by Zheng Jun
  • “The Settings and the Network of Settings in Science Fiction Writing”, by Liu Yang
  • “What do ‘The Wandering Earth’ and ‘The Man from Earth’ have in common other than Earth, or What on Earth is Science Fiction?”, by Xi Xia
  • “Marxism and Science Fiction”, by Fu Changyi
  • “Science Fiction between 1949-1966: The Speed of China, from Fantasy to Reality”, by Xiao Han

Best Review

Winner (Golden Award):

  • “Anyone can Imagine an Airplane, but Only a Science Fiction Writer Can Imagine the Flight Mileage Cards: Review of ‘Store of the Worlds’”, by Jiang Zhenyu

Other finalists (Silver Award)

  • “‘The Snow of Jinyang’: Silkpunk and Retro-futurism”, by Lyu Guangzhao
  • “The Engineer’s Mind in Science Fiction Writing: Review of ‘The Möbius Space’”, by Sanfeng
  • “The Force of Science Fiction: Preface to the Chinese Edition of ‘Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction’”, by Liu Cixin
  • “In the Land of Wandering Ghosts: Rereading Han Song’s ‘The Hospital’”, by Zhong Tianyi

 

Best New Writer (2018-2020)

Winner (Golden Award):

  • Duan Ziqi

Other finalists (Silver Award)

  • Bai Bi
  • Fenxing Chengzi
  • Su Wanwen
  • Zhao Lei

 

 

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