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German Award on Speculative Fiction: Nominations 2015

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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 19th of July 2014. The winners will be announced in an awarding ceremony on October the 17th 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 – Erbe des Feuers (Papierverzierer)
Stephanie Linnhe: Herz aus Grün und Silber (Forever)
Henning Mützlitz & Christian Kopp: Wächter der letzten Pforte (Papierverzierer)
Bernd Perplies: Imperium der Drachen – Das Blut des Schwarzen Löwen (INK)
M. H. Steinmetz: Totes Land 1 – Ausnahmezustand (Mantikore)

Best debut novel in German:

Alex Jahnke: Neues aus Neuschwabenland (Edition Roter Drache)
Anette Kannenberg: Das Mondmalheur (CreateSpace)
Veronika Lackerbauer: Burgfried (Ohneohren)
Silke M. Meyer: Lux & Umbra 1 – Der Pfad der schwarzen Perle (SadWolf)
Susanne O’Connell: Die Prophezeiung der Volturne (O’Connell Press)

Best international novel:

Ben Aaronovitch: Der böse Ort (dtv)
Trudi Canavan: Die Magie der Tausend Welten – Die Begabte (Penhaligon)
Neil Gaiman: Der Ozean am Ende der Straße (Eichborn)
Anthony Ryan: Rabenschatten 1 – Das Lied des Blutes (Klett-Cotta)
Brandon Sanderson: Die Sturmlicht-Chroniken 3 – Die Worte des Lichts (Heyne)
Andy Weir: Der Marsianer (Heyne)

Best German short story:

Stefanie Altmeyer: “Quentin & Co.” (aus: DIE KÖCHE 3 – Der kleine Hobbykoch [UBV])
Philipp Bobrowski & Claudia Toman: “Sea” (aus: Dampfmaschinen und rauchende Colts [Low])
Vanessa Kaiser und Thomas Lohwasser: “Der letzte Gast” (aus: Dunkle Stunden [Low])
Nikolaj Kohler: “Der Schatten der Provence” (aus: Weltentor Mystery 2014 [Noel])
Susanne O’Connell: “Next Level” (aus: Exotische Welten [O’Connell Press])

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:

DSA – Das Schwarze Auge (Ulisses)
Jennifer Jager: Etherna-Saga (AAVAA)
Nicole Böhm: Die Chroniken der Seelenwächter (Greenlight Press)
Andreas Suchanek: Heliosphere 2265 (Greenlight Press)
Perry Rhodan (VPM)

Best graphic artist:

Barbara Brosowski Utzinger
Arndt Drechsler
Mark Freier
Timo Kümmel
Mia Steingräber

Best work on secondary literature:

Geek! (Panini)
Hither Shore 10 – Tolkien-Adaptionen (Scriptorium Oxoniae)
Christian Humberg & Andrea Bottlinger: Geek, Pray, Love: Ein praktischer Leitfaden für das Leben, das Fandom und den ganzen Rest (Cross Cult)
Nautilus – Abenteuer & Phantastik (Abenteuer Medien)
phantastisch! (Atlantis)

Best website:

http://www.fantasybuch.de
http://www.geisterspiegel.de
http://www.nerdlich.org
http://www.phantanews.de
http://www.zauberspiegel-online.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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