Winners of the seventh annual Niels Klim Award were announced September 23, 2018 during Fantasticon, the Danish fantastika convention.
Best Novelette went to “Ogel i Fare” (Ogel in Danger) by Carolineskolens 4. klasse (Lurifaks) and Best Short Story went to “Verdens rigeste mand og hans tro tjener Boris” (The Richest Man in the World and his Faithful Servant Boris) by Chr. Winther (Smspress).
There were no awards given in the translated and novella categories.
The award is given for “shorter science fiction texts (less than 40,000 words) published in Danish for the first time the previous year.”
Fantasticon is the national Danish science fiction convention since 2004, held at various locations in Copenhagen.
“The first Danish SF book was Ludvig Holberg‘s Nicolai Klimii iter Subterraneum (1741 in Latin; trans as A Journey to the World Underground by Nicolas Klimius/Niels Klim, 1742; reprinted 1974), which was among the earliest works in any language to feature a journey inside a Hollow Earth.”