Ciencia Ficción : Spanish SF News by Ricardo Manzanaro (Spain)

    2013 Ignotus Awards Winners

    Ignotus Prize

    The Spanish Fantasy Science Fiction and Terror Association announced the 2013 Ignotus Awards (Spanish Hugos) winners during HispaCon (Spanish SF Con) at Quart de Poblet (Valencia), Spain:

    Felix J.Palma - The Map of the Sky 
    Novel: “El mapa del cielo” (Sky map) by Felix J. Palma
    Novella: “Osfront by Eduardo Vaquerizo, José Ramón Vázquez and Santiago Eximeno
    Short story: “Neo Tokio Blues” by José Ramón Vázquez
    Anthology: “Terra Nova“, editors Luis Pestarini and Mariano Villarreal 
    Related work: “La ciencia-ficción de Isaac Asimov” (Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction) by Rodolfo Martínez
    Article: “Ciencia Ficción en español” (Science Fiction in Spanish) by Fernando Angel Moreno
    Illustration: “Terra Nova” cover, by Ángel Benito Gastaña
    Audiovisual Presentation: “Los Verdhugos” by Miquel Codony, Elías Combarro, Josep María Oriol and Pedro Román
    Comic: “Espinas” (Spines) by Santiago Eximeno and Ángel Manuel Sánchez Crespo
    Magazine: “Delirio” (Delirium)
    Poetry: “Quiero comerme tu máscara de gas” (I Want To Eat Your Gas Mask) by Santiago Eximeno
    Foreign novel: “The City & The City” by China Miéville
    Foreign story: “The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu (Terra Nova Anthology)
    Web: “La Tercera Fundación” (Third Foundation) []

    2013 Domingo Santos Award

    During Hispacon also the results of the Domingo Santos fantastic story contest were announced, and the winners are :

    Remolinos de viento coloreado” ( Colored whirlwinds)  by José David Espasandín and “Artículo 45.1” (45.1 Article) by Aitor Solar Azcona.

    Next Hispacon venues

    The 2014 Hispacon will take place in Montcada y Reixach (Barcelona) and in 2015 in Granada.

    “Sitio de Ciencia-Ficción” (The Science Fiction Site) Anthology


    The “Sitio de Ciencia-Ficción” web ( has announced it’s 2013 stories anthology edition. It´s a selection of stories published on the web during the past year. The writers included are Nieves Delgado, David Quintero, Eduardo Delgado Zahino, Jacinto Muñoz, Fabián Álvarez, Antonio Santos and Raúl Alejandro López Nevado.
    You can discharge the anthology at:

    Santiago García Albas wins 25th Alberto Magno (Albertus Magnus) Science Fiction Contest


    Santiago García Albas

    The Science and Technology University School of Basque Country University announced on December the 25th its Science Fiction Literary Contest winners. The first prize, rewarded with 2.000 euros, was winned by Santiago García Albas with the story  “El rey Lansquenete” (King Lansquenete).

    The second prize (1.000 euros) was granted to José Angel Menéndez Lucas for the story “Tellus”. Finalist stories were “La paradoja de Teseo” (Theseus’ Paradox) by Javier Castañeda de la Torre; “¿Podemos celebrar la victoria ?” (Can We Celebrate the Victory ?) by Victor Guisado Muñoz and “Pehl 2012” by Manuel García Cano.

    Santiago García Albás had won two previous editions, the 2006 and the 2008.
    This year´s call registered 100 stories and finally were accepted 66. This is the first time that the Alberto Magno Award’s jury received more stories from abroad than from Spain.

    TerBi Award

    TerBi Award for Alberto Magno Contest

    During the 25 th Alberto Magno Contest commemoration, TerBi Basque Science Fiction, Fantasy and Terror Association members presented their honorific award to the Science and Technology University School, which organizes this contest, due of its relevance in promoting science fiction genre literature. Throughout these years it has become one of the main genre contest and an international reference. TerBi its an association with several science fiction related  activities, especially its Bilbao based monthly literary circle, which is near to its 20 anniversary.

    Alberto Magno 2013



    Ricardo Manzanaro

     Ricardo Manzanaro Arana, a medical doctor and an university professor, is the President of the TerBi Asociación Vasca de CF Fantasía y Terror (TerBi Basque Association of Fantasy & Horror) from Bilbao, Spain. Ricardo has published over forty stories in various media and he’s a contributor to EUROPA SF and Amazing Stories.



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