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Goldener Stephan – German Award on Speculative Fiction 2020

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Goldener Stephan – this is relativly a new German award on speculative fiction. The result of the public voting was announced at the 17th of October 2020 at the BuchmesseCon, which happened online this year.

Here are the results:


Best Debut Novel:

1st Place: Christian Pelz: Finn Feuerherz & der Fluch der 7 Königreiche
2nd Place: Björn Klages: Der schwarze Meister Baltharas
3rd Place: Pia Backmann: Der elbische Patient


Best Book of Speculative Fiction for Children/Teenagers:

1st Place: Finn Feuerherz & der Fluch der 7 Königreiche
2nd Place: Karl Mays Magischer Orient #9 Das Geheimnis des Lamassu
3rd Place: Das Schwarze Auge: Mischa, der Wolf & der Goblin


Best Comic / Graphic Novel

1st Place: Loki: Der Gott, der zur Erde fiel
2nd Place: Die Krone der Sterne #1 Nachtwärts
3rd Place: Wonder Woman: Verschollen


The places 4-10 are going to recieve the „Kristallenen Stephan“:

– Berserker Unbound
– Birds of Prey: Huntress
– Captain Marvel #1 Eine für Alle, Alle für Eine
– Drachenblut #12 Der andere Weg
– Metro 2033 #1 Wo die Welt endet
– Star Wars Sonderband #116 Zerstörte Hoffnung
– Valkyrie #1 Strahlender Todesengel


Bestes Work of Speculative Fiction (novels, anthologies, novellas etc.)

1st Place: Düsteres London
2nd Place: Zwergenstahl und Drachenfeuer: Die Königin von Hamb 
3rd Place:  Finn Feuerherz & der Fluch der 7 Königreiche 


The places 4-10 are going to recieve the „Kristallenen Stephan“:

– Ace in Space
– Das Schwarze Auge: Mischa, der Wolf & der Goblin
– Die Phileasson-Saga: Echsengötter
– Die Phileasson-Saga: Elfenkrieg
– Queer*Welten #1
– Shadowrun: Marlene lebt
– Waypoint FiftyNine

In a few days nominations are going to start for the second part of the award. It is going to deal with role-playing-games and cardboard games.

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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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