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German Award on Speculative Fiction: Nominations 2014

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The Deutscher Phantastik Preis (DPP) is an annual award for speculative fiction in German language. The DPP honours works published for the first time in German language in the previous years in different categories. The nominations have been decided and a public vote on the internet and it is possible to vote until the 18th of May 2014. The winners will be announced in an awarding ceremony on October the 11th on the convention BuchmesseCon in Dreieich close to Frankfurt.

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Here are the nominations:

Best novel in German language:

Ann-Kathrin Karschnick: “Phoenix – Tochter der Asche” (Papierverzierer)
Bernd Perplies: “Das geraubte Paradie”s (Egmont-LYX)
Oliver Plaschka: “Das Licht hinter den Wolken” (Klett-Cotta)
Thilo Corzilius: “Dorn” (Piper)
Tian Di: “Reisende 3 – Diktatur” (Xin)

Best debut novel in German:

Alessandra Reß: “Vor meiner Ewigkeit” (Art Skript Phantastik)
Gaby Wohlrab: “Eldorin – Das verborgene Land” (Vier Raben)
Sabrina Železný: “Kondorkinder – Die Suche nach den verlorenen Geschichten” (Mondwolf)
Selma J. Spieweg: “Rattenauge … etwas Besseres als den Tod …” (Qindie)
Simon André Kledtke: “Sarania – Das Vermächtnis der Magier” (UBV)

Best international novel:

Ben Aaronovitch: “Ein Wispern unter Baker Street” (dtv)
Brent Weeks: “Die blendende Klinge” (Blanvalet)
George R. R. Martin: “Der Heckenritter von Westeros – Das Urteil der Sieben” (Penhaligon)
Jo Walton: “In einer anderen Welt” (Golkonda)
Peter V. Brett: “Die Flammen der Dämmerung” (Heyne)
Stephen King: “Doctor Sleep” (Heyne)
Tad Williams: “Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels” (Klett-Cotta)
Terry Pratchett: “Dunkle Halunken” (ivi)

Best German short story:

Barbara Wegener: “New Eden” (aus: Schockstarre #9 [Chichili])
Heike Schrapper: “Gotteskrieger” (aus: Krieger [Low])
Jacqueline Montemurri: “Reise in den Kosmos” (aus: Fremde Welt [Epv])
Markus Heitkamp: “Soldat und Krieger” (aus: Krieger [Low])
Miriam Schäfer: “Claire” (aus: Weltentor 2013 Mystery [Noel])

Best anthology/story collection:

Ann-Kathrin Karschnick & Torsten Exter [Hg]: “Krieger” (Low)
Christian Vogt [Hg]: “Eis und Dampf” (Feder & Schwert)
Jacqueline Montemurri: “Fremde Welt” (Epv)
Peter Hellinger: “Die Schreiberlinge – Vampyrus” (art & words)
Steampunk “1851″ (Art Skript Phantastik)

Best book series:

Andrea Bottlinger: “Beyond” (Rohde)
Andreas Suchanek: “Heliosphere 2265″ (Greenlight Press)
“DSA – Das schwarze Auge” (Ulisses Spiele)
“Perry Rhodan” (VPM)
Tian Di: “Isrogant” (Xin)

Best graphic artist:

Arndt Drechsler
Crossvalley Smith
Gaby Wohlrab
Mia Steingräber
Timo Kümmel

Best work on secondary literature:

“Geek!” (Panini Comics)
Hermann Ritter & Michael Haitel: “Magira – Jahrbuch zur Fantasy 2013″
Hermann Urbanek: “Die Perry Rhodan Chronik Band 3: 1981-1995″ (Hannibal)
“Nautilus – Abenteuer & Phantastik” (Abenteuer Medien)
“phantastisch!” (Atlantis)
Thomas Michalski: “Lovecraft und Duve” (BoD)

Best website:

http://www.bibliotheka-phantastika.de
http://www.fantasy-news.com
http://www.fantasybuch.de
http://www.geisterspiegel.de
http://www.phantastik-couch.de

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Nina Horvath has studied at the University of Vienna. Her mother tongue is German. She is a keen author of short stories and published over two dozens in zines and anthologies. Her favourite genre is science-fiction. She had also been editor of the short story collections "Die Schattenuhr", "Metamorphosen - Auf den Spuren H.P. Lovecrafts" and "Darwins Schildkröte". In 2012 she won the awards "Vincent Preis" for the best horror anthology and the "Deutscher Phantastik Preis" for the best fantastic short story. (This one was also 3rd at the "DSFP" for the best science-fiction story.)

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