Sogen SF Short Story Prize

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Sogen SF Short Story Prize
Awarded for Japanese science fiction
Location Tokyo
Country Japan
Presented by Tokyo Sogensha
First awarded 2010
Official website www.tsogen.co.jp/award/sfss/

The Sogen SF Short Story Prize (創元SF短編賞 Sōgen SF Tanpen Shō?) is an annual Japanese literary award conducted by Tokyo Sogensha since 2010.[1]

It is a prize contest for unpublished short stories and novelettes of science fiction and other related genres. The winning story will be published on the year's-best Japanese SF anthology series from the publisher's imprint Sōgen SF Bunko. In 2010 and 2011, some of the finalists were also collected into another anthology series Genshoku no Sōzōryoku (原色の想像力?).[2][3]

The regular judges are Nozomi Ohmori (critic/translator/anthologist) and Sanzō Kusaka (critic/anthologist), who edits the year's-best. Another notable author is also invited as a guest judge each year.

Recognition[edit]

Yūsuke Miyauchi's debut collection Banjō no Yoru (盤上の夜?)[4] was nominated for the 147th Naoki Prize[5] and won the 2012 Nihon SF Taisho Award.[6]

Dempow Torishima's debut collection Kaikin no To (皆勤の徒?)[7] won the 2013 Nihon SF Taisho Award. The novella "Kaikin no To" was also translated into English as "Sisyphean" and included in the English anthology Phantasm Japan.[8]

Winners[edit]

Year Submissions Award Title Author Guest judge
2010 612 Winner Agari (あがり?)[9] Yūri Matsuzaki Masaki Yamada
Second place Udon, Kitsune-tsuki no Haneko Takayama
Special citation by Nozomi Ohmori Saezuri no Utyū Yūichi Sakanaga
Special citation by Sanzō Kusaka Tsuchi no Chiri Takashi Yamashita
Special citation by Masaki Yamada Banjō no Yoru (盤上の夜?) Yūsuke Miyauchi
2011 594 Winner Sisyphean (皆勤の徒 Kaikin no To?) Dempow Torishima Akira Hori
Second place Mayu no Miru Yume Shunshō Utsugi
Special citation by Nozomi Ohmori Hana to Shōnen Niro Katase
Special citation by Sanzō Kusaka Kudan no Hitomi Tatsuhiko Shibo
Special citation by Akira Hori Mono Mina Ikoeru Tsutomu Oshizawa
2012 618 Winner Subete no Yume Hateru Chi de (〈すべての夢|果てる地で〉?) Teiji Riyama Hirotaka Tobi
Second place Purometeusu no Bansan Takehiko Okishi
Special citation by Nozomi Ohmori Tera no Suisō Aoba Minazuki
Special citation by Sanzō Kusaka Atamayama Ei Funazato
Special citation by Hirotaka Tobi Enu Shi Toshimichi Watanabe
2013 576 Winner Gingahū Hansō Kenrei Miyanishi Toh Enjoe
Special citation by Nozomi Ohmori The Unknown Hero: Secret Origin Tateaki Kashima
Special citation by Sanzō Kusaka Kyōren no Onna-Shishō Maki Takatsuki
Special citation by Toh Enjoe Huminshō Kitan Yoda Kee
2014 461 Winner Fūga (風牙?) Mitsuhiro Monden Hideaki Sena
Randosukêpu no Chisei Teiri (ランドスケープの知性定理?) Yūya Takashima
Special citation by Nozomi Ohmori Onna Tomodachi Satoshi Arii
Special citation by Sanzō Kusaka Kaijū Takurō Urade
Special citation by Hideaki Sena Ken ha Deja vu Shūzaemon Goudo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Website" (in Japanese). Retrieved September 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ Genshoku no Sōzōryoku: sōgen esuefu tanpenshō ansorojī (in Japanese). Tokyo Sogensha. 2010. ISBN 9784488739010. 
  3. ^ Genshoku no sōzōryoku: sōgen esuefu tanpenshō ansorojī 2 (in Japanese). Tokyo Sogensha. 2011. ISBN 9784488739027. 
  4. ^ Miyauchi, Yūsuke (2012). Banjō no Yoru (in Japanese). Tokyo Sogensha. ISBN 9784488018153. 
  5. ^ "Nominees of the 147th Naoki Prize" (in Japanese). Retrieved September 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ "The List of winners of Nihon SF Taisho Award" (in Japanese). Retrieved September 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ Torishima, Dempow (2013). Kaikin no To (in Japanese). Tokyo Sogensha. ISBN 9784488018177. 
  8. ^ Mamatas, Nick; Washington, Masumi, eds. (2014). Phantasm Japan. San Francisco: HAIKASORU. ISBN 9781421571744. 
  9. ^ Matsuzaki, Yūri (2011). あがり (in Japanese). Tokyo Sogensha. ISBN 9784488018146. 

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