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Two main prizes for Polish fantastic fiction published in 2012 were lately awarded.

wegner nieboRobert M. Wegner won a double Janusz A. Zajdel Award: for a novel “Niebo ze stali” (Skies of Steel) and for a short story “Jeszcze jeden bohater” (One More Hero). It’s sharp and solid fantasy. Great success for a young writer who has published his first story just over ten years ago.

kantoch-czarneWegner’s novel was also nominated for Jerzy Żuławski Award, but in the end it came third. The main award went to Anna Kańtoch for the novel “Czarne” (The Black) – a weird-fiction romance with strong historical background.

 

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University of Bialystok, Poland, PhD. Interested in utopia, theory of science fiction and narratology. Author of two books: "Stanisław Lem wobec utopii", 1998 [Stanisław Lem and Utopia] and "Fantastyka socjologiczna. Poetyka i myślenie utopijne" [Polish Social Science Fiction. Poetics and Utopian Thinking]. Member of the jury of Jerzy Żuławski Award for the best Polish fantastic novel. Member of Science Fiction Poetry Association (juror for the Rhysling Award), European Narratology Network and Adam Mickiewicz Literary Association.

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