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DPP – German Award For Speculative Fiction: Nominations 2016

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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 17th of July 2016. The winners will be announced in an awarding ceremony on October the 22nd on the convention BuchmesseCon in Dreieich close to Frankfurt.

HERE ARE THE NOMINATIONS!

[The names in the brackets are the publishing houses.]

Best Novel in German language:
Valerian Çaithoque: Amizaras 3 – Raphadona (Amizaras)
Tom Jacuba: Kalypto 1 – Die Herren der Wälder (Bastei-Lübbe)
Susanne Pavlovic: Feuerjäger 1 – Die Rückkehr der Kriegerin (Amrûn)
J. H. Praßl: Chroniken von Chaos und Ordnung 3 – Bargh Barrowson (Acabus)
Elisabeth Ruetz: Der Schattenkristall 3 – Das Blut der Wächterin (GS Publishing)
M. H. Steinmetz: Hell’s Abyss 1 – 666 (Papierverzierer)

Best Debut Novel in German:

Sandra Berger: Transformation am Feuersee (BookRix)
Faye Hell: Keine Menschenseele (Amrûn)
Maja Loewe: Die Augen des Iriden (Papierverzierer)
Luzia Pfyl: Cesario Aero – Kaiser der Lüfte (Ohneohren)
Mona Silver: Verlorener Stern (Sieben)

Best International Novel:
Ben Aaronovitch: Peter Grant 5 – Fingerhut-Sommer (dtv)
Kevin J. Anderson: Resurrection Inc. (Papierverzierer)
Terry Pratchett: Die Krone des Schäfers (Manhattan)
Patrick Rothfuss: Die Musik der Stille (Klett-Cotta)
Jonathan Stroud: Lockwood & Co 3 – Die raunende Maske (cbj)

Best German Short Story:
Katharina Fiona Bode: “Erasmus Emmerich und der zinnoberrote Zinnsoldat” (in: Die dunkelbunten Farben des Steampunk [Art Skript Phantastik])
Georg Britzkow: “Gesang der Kröten” (in: Der schwarze Gott des Wahnsinns [Sarturia])
Anna-Katharina Höpflinger: “Selig sind die geistig Armen” (in:
Verschlusssache [Ohneohren])
Oliver Plaschka: “Das öde Land” (in: Das öde Land [Low])
Carmen Weinand: “Der große Stefano” (in: Fleisch 3 [Eldur])

Best Anthology/Story Collection:
Die dunkelbunten Farben des Steampunk (Art Skript Phantastik)
Torsten Exter [Hg]: Zombie Zone Germany (Amrûn)
Ann-Kathrin Karschnick & Diana Kinne [Hg]: Die kleinen Köche (UBV)
Oliver Plaschka: Das öde Land (Low)
Ingrid Pointecker & Fabian Dombrowski [Hg]: Verschlusssache (Ohneohren)

Best Book Series:
Nicole Böhm: Die Chroniken der Seelenwächter (Greenlight Press)
Allan J. Stark: Asgaroon (Papierverzierer)
Andreas Suchanek: Heliosphere 2265 (Greenlight Press)
Perry Rhodan (VPM)
J. H. Praßl: Chroniken von Chaos und Ordnung (Acabus)

Best Graphic Artist:
Arndt Drechsler
Mark Freier
Alexander Kopainski
Timo Kümmel
Grit Richter

Best Work on Secondary Literature:
Alex Jahnke & Clara Lina Wirz: Das große Steampanoptikum (Edition Roter Drache)
Geek! (Panini)
Michael Haitel & Hermann Ritter [Hg]: Magira – Jahrbuch zur Fantasy 2014 (Amrûn)
Multimania (Devil Inc)
Bettina Petrik & Stefanie Zurek: With Love, Mary Sue (iFuB)
phantastisch! (Atlantis)

 

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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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