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The 2015 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire (Great Award of the Imaginary): First Nominations (France)

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Le Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire (The Great Award of the Imaginary) is a french literary prize created in 1974 by the writer and critic Jean-Pierre Fontana at the Clermont-Ferrand Festival of Science Fiction. It’s the oldest still active french award and it covers science fiction, fantastika, fantasy, various fusions of these sub-genres and transfictions.

Originally titled “Grand Prix de la Science-Fiction Française” (Great Award of the French Science Fiction), it was renamed Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire in 1992, which corresponds to an extension of its jurisdiction.
The Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire is presented in November at the Utopiales Festival in Nantes, France.
Each year, the jury composed of specialists (writers, critics, journalists, translators: Jean-Pierre Fontana, President and Founder since 1974 ; Pascal Patoz; Bruno Para ; Jean-Claude Dunyach; François Angelier; Sandrine Brugot-Maillard; Jean-Luc Rivera ; Jean-Claude Vantroyen ; Joëlle Wintrebert), is rewarding the best SF&F from several categories, the number has changed over the years. To date, these categories are twelve.

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The overall translated nominee works are of anglo-saxon origin with a few exceptions, Éparpillés le long des rivières du ciel” (Scattered Along the River of Heaven , 2012, trans. by Thomas Bauduret) by Aliette de Bodard (in Galaxies n°28), “The Furies from Borås” by the swedish writer Anders Fager (Samlade Svenska Kulter)  and the German Novel, “Er is wieder da” (Look Who’s Back ) by Timur Vermes.

 

Francophone Novel (category created in 1974)

“Bastards”  –   Ayerdhal (Au diable vauvert)

“Les résidents” (The Residents)- Maurice G. Dantec (Inculte)

“Drift” – Thierry Di Rollo (Le Bélial’)

“Trois oboles pour Charon” (Three Obols For Charon) –  Franck Ferric (Denoël)

“Cosplay” – Laurent Ladouari (Hervé Chopin)

“Aucun homme n’est une île” (No Man Is An Island) – Christophe Lambert (J’ai lu)

“Hysteresis” – Loïc Le Borgne (Le Bélial’)

“Dernières nouvelles d’Œsthrénie” (Latest News from Œsthrenia) – Anne-Sylvie Salzman (Dystopia)

 

Foreign Novel (category created in 1992)

“Anti-Ice” (Anti-glace) – Stephen Baxter (Le Bélial’)

“Great North Road” (La grande route du Nord) – Peter F. Hamilton (Bragelonne)

“Soft Apocalypse” (Notre fin sera si douce) – Will McIntosh (Fleuve Éditions)

“Nexus” – Ramez Naam (Presses de la Cité)

“Wolfhound Century” (Vlast) – Peter Higgins (Bragelonne)

“Needle in the Groove” (Intrabasses) – Jeff Noon (La Volte)

“The Man from Primrose Lane” (L’obsession) –  James Renner (Super 8 Éditions)

“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” (L’océan au bout du chemin) – Neil Gaiman (Au diable vauvert)

“Raising Stony Mayhal” (L’éducation de Stony Mayhall) – Daryl Gregory (Le Bélial’)

Demon Cycle” (Le Cycle des Démons) (vol. 1, 2, 3) – Peter V. Brett (Bragelonne)

 

Francophone Short Fiction

“Le berceau des lucioles” (The Cradle of the Fireflies) – Jacques Barbéri (in “Faites demi-tour dès que possible”, La Volte)

“Noc-kerrigan” – Thomas Day (in Bifrost n°76)

“L’été dans la vallée” (Summer in the Valley) – Mélanie Fazi (in “Le jardin des silences”, Bragelonne)

“L’opéra de Shaya” (Shaya’s Opera) – Sylvie Lainé (ActuSF)

“Finir en beauté” (Finish Off) – Christophe Langlois (L’Arbre vengeur)

 

Translated Short Fiction

Scattered Along the River of Heaven” (Éparpillés le long des rivières du ciel) by Aliette de Bodard (in Galaxies n°28)

The Furies from Borås” (Les furies de Borås) by Anders Fager (Mirobole)

“The Fluted Girl” (La fille-flûte et autres fragments de futurs brisés) by Paolo Bacigalupi (Au diable vauvert)

“The Perseids”  (Les Perséides) by Robert Charles Wilson (Denoël)

The Algorithms for Love” by Ken Liu (in Galaxies n°28)

Snodgrass”  by Ian R. MacLeod (in Alternative rock, Gallimard)

Dead Horse Point” by Daryl Gregory (in Bifrost n°74)

Chants du cauchemar et de la nuit” (Selected Stories from the “Nightmare Factory) by Thomas Ligotti (Dystopia)

St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves” (Foyer Sainte-Lucie pour jeunes filles élevées par les loups) by Karen Russell (Albin Michel)

 

Francophone Young Adult Novel

“Le jour où…” by Paul Beorn (Bragelonne)

“Fuir Malco” by Charlotte Bousquet (Gulf Stream)

“Le livre de Perle” by Timothée de Fombelle (Gallimard)

“Virus 57” by Christophe Lambert et Sam VanSteen (Syros)

“La seconde vie de d’Artagnan” by Jean-Luc Marcastel (Le Matagot)

“Bleu argent” by Olivier Paquet (L’Atalante)

“Grandclapier” by Joann Sfar (Gallimard)

“Les outrepasseurs” (vol. 1, 2) by Cindy Van Wilder (Gulf Stream)

 

Translated Young Adult Novel

“Zombie Baseball Beatdown” (Zombie Ball) by Paolo Bacigalupi (Au diable vauvert)

The Terrible Thing that happened to Barnaby Brocket” (Barnabé ou la vie en l’air) by John Boyne (Gallimard)

The Humans” (Humains) by Matt Haig (Hélium)

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (Miss Peregrine et les enfants particuliers, vol.1, 2) by Ransom Riggs (Bayard)

The Grimm Legacy” (La malédiction Grimm) – Polly Shulman (Bayard)

Rise of the Corpses. The Undertakers #1” (L’eveil des macchabs) by Ty Drago (Bayard)

Translated Works Prize (category created in 1992), renamed Jacques Chambon Translations Prize in 2004

Jean-Daniel Brèque for “Nexus” by Ramez Naam (Presses de la Cité)

Carine Bruy for “Samlade Svenska Kulter” (Les Furies de Borås) by Anders Fager (Mirobole)

Pierre-Paul Durastanti for “Anti-Ice” (Anti-glace) by Stephen Baxter (Le Bélial’)

Anne-Sylvie Homassel for “Selected Stories” (Chants du cauchemar et de la nuit) by Thomas Ligotti (Dystopia)

Patrick Marcel for “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” (L’océan au bout du chemin) by Neil Gaiman (Au diable vauvert)

Michel Pagel for “Softapocalypse” (Notre fin sera si douce) by Will McIntosh (Fleuve Editions)

Laurent Philibert-Caillat for “Raising Stony Mayhall” (L’éducation de Stony Mayhall) by Daryl Gregory (Le Bélial’) and “Moxyland” by Lauren Beukes (Presses de la Cité)

Marie Surgers for “Needle in the Groove” (Intrabasses) by Jeff Noon (La Volte)

 

Wojtek Siudmak Art Award

Olivier Fontvieille  for “Shambling Towards Hiroshima” (Hiroshima n’aura pas lieu) by James Morrow (Au diable vauvert)

Nicolas Fructus for “Aucun souvenir assez solide” by Alain Damasio (Gallimard)

Victor Manuel Leza Moreno for “Le Roi Squelette – L’intégrale de Serge Brussolo” (Bragelonne)

Manchu for The Perseids (Les Perséides) Robert Charles Wilson (Denoël)

Aurélien Police for all of it’s 2014 book covers

Diego Tripodi for “Fées, weed et guillotines” Karim Berrouka (ActuSF)

Johannes Wiebel for  “Er is wieder da” (Look Who’s Back) by Timur Vermes (Belfond)

 

Essay

“Les dieux cachés de la science-fiction française et francophone, 1950-2010” (The Hidden Gods of the French and Francophone SF)(Revue Eidôlon n°111, Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux)

“Post humains” (Post Humans), eds. Élaine Després & Hélène Machinal (Presses Universitaires de Rennes)

“La bible steampunk de S.J. Chambers et Jeff Vandermeer” (S.J. Chambers & Jeff Vandermeer’s Steampunk Bible) (Bragelonne)

“Super-héros, une histoire française” (Super Heroes, A French History) by Xavier Fournier (Huginn & Muninn)

“Utopie et raison dans le cycle de Fondation d’Isaac Asimov” (Utopia and Reason in Asimov’s Foundation) by Anthony Vallat (ActuSF)

“Des mines du roi Salomon à la quête du Graal by H.R. Haggard” (1856-1925) (From King Solomon’s Mines to the Graal’s Quest by H.R.Haggard) by Lauric Guillaud (Michel Houdiard)

“Philoséries : Buffy tueuse de vampires”, eds. Sylvie Allouche & Sandra Laugier (Bragelonne)

 

Prix spécial

“Les 40 ans de la revue Solaris” (Forty Years of the Canadian SF Magazine Solaris)

Richard Comballot pour son travail de mémoire de l’Imaginaire, dont son recueil d’entretiens Clameurs (La Volte)

“L’intégrale Stark et les rois des étoiles, de Leigh Brackett, Ray Bradbury et Edmond Hamilton” (Le Bélial’)

“Le cabinet du docteur Black de E.B. Hudspeth” (Le Pré aux Clercs)

“Midi-Minuit Fantastique” – volume 1, eds. Michel Caen et Nicolas Stanzick (Rouge Profond)

“Eerie et Creepy présentent Richard Corben” (vol.1, 2) (Delirium)

Source : http://mesimaginaires.net/2015/01/28/selection-gpi-2015/

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