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The Winners of the 2018 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire (France)

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The winners of the 2018 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire, honoring the best SF/F work published in France in 2017, have been announced:

French Novel

WINNER: “Toxoplasma“, Calvo (La Volte)

La Désolation” (The Desolation), Pierre Bordage (Bragelonne)
Le Temps de Palanquine” (The Palanquin Time), Thierry Di Rollo (Bélial’)
La Société des faux visages” (The Society of Fake Faces), Xavier Mauméjean (Alma)

Foreign Novel

WINNER: “L’Arche de Darwin(Galápagos Regained), James Morrow (Au diable vauvert)

La Bibliothèque de Mount Char” (The Library at Mount Char), Scott Hawkins (Denoël)
Bagdad, la grande évasion!” (Escape from Baghdad!), Saad Z. Hossain (Agullo)
2312“, Kim Stanley Robinson (Actes Sud)

French Short Fiction

WINNER:Serf-Made-Man? ou la créativité discutable de Nolan Peskine”, Alain Damasio (Au bal des actifs #51)

L’Empire électrique“, Victor Fleury (Bragelonne)
Carnaval, l’Aire Tripartite”, Laurent Genefort (Bifrost #86)
Point du jour”, Léo Henry (Scylla)
Few of us, luvan” (Dystopia)
Terre de Brume“, Cindy Van Wilder (Galaxies #47)

Foreign Short Fiction

WINNER: “Danses aériennes” (Dancing on Air and other stories), Nancy Kress (Le Bélial’)

Qui t’attendra sur le pas de la porte?” (Who Will Greet You at Home), Lesley Nneka Arimah (Galaxies #46)
Certains ont disparu et d’autres sont tombés“, Joel Lane (Dreampress)
Des vampires dans la citronneraie” (Vampires in the Lemon Grove), Karen Russell (Albin Michel)

French YA Novel

WINNER: “Sang maudit“, Ange (Castelmore)

La Maison des reflets“, Camille Brissot (Syros)
“Power Club”, tomes 1 & 2, Alain Gagnol (Syros)
Les Mystères de Larispem“, tomes 1 & 2, Lucie Pierrat-Pajot (Gallimard jeunesse)
Roslend“, tomes 1 & 2, Nathalie Somers (Didier jeunesse)

Foreign YA Novel

WINNER: “Les Cartographes”, tomes 1 à 3, S.E. Grove (Nathan)

Robot sauvage” (The Wild Robot), Peter Brown (Gallimard jeunesse)
Esclaves” (Gilded Cage), Vic James (Nathan)
Diabolic – Protéger ou mourir” (The Diabolic), S.J. Kincaid (Bayard)
La Faucheuse” (The Scythe), Neal Shusterman (Robert Laffont)

Jacques Chambon Translation Prize

WINNER: Jean-Daniel Brèque forCertains ont disparu et d’autres sont tombés“, Joel Lane (Dreampress), “La Bibliothèque de Mount Char“, Scott Hawkins (Denoël), and “Apex”, Ramez Naam (Presses de la Cité)

Michelle Charrier for “La Cinquième Saison“, N.K. Jemisin (Nouveaux Millénaires)
Anne Coldefy-Faucard for “Telluria“, Vladimir Sorokine (Actes Sud)
Jean-François Le Ruyet for “Bagdad, la grande évasion!“, Saad Z. Hossain (Agullo)
Valérie Malfoy for “Des vampires dans la citronneraie“, Karen Russell (Albin Michel)

Wojtek Siudmak Award for Art

Daniel Egneus for “American Godsand Le Monarque de la vallée”, Neil Gaiman (Au diable vauvert)

Peter Brown for “Robot sauvage“, Peter Brown (Gallimard jeunesse)
Stéphane Perger for “Point du jour“, Léo Henry (Scylla) and Few of us, luvan (Dystopia)
Aurélien Police for his covers of the collection Une heure-lumière (Bélial’)

Non-Fiction

WINNER: “Étoiles rouges. La littérature de science-fiction soviétique” (Red Stars. The Soviet Science Fiction), Viktoriya Lajoye & Patrice Lajoye (Piranha)

Lovecraft au prisme de l’image“, Christophe Gelly & Gilles Menegaldo (Le Visage vert)
Heavy Metal, l’autre Métal Hurlant“, Nicolas Labarre (Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux)
Logique de la science-fiction. De Hegel à Philip K. Dick“, Jean-Clet Martin (Les Impressions nouvelles)
Petit guide de la science-fiction au Québec“, Jean-Louis Trudel (Alire)

Prix Special (Special Award)

WINNER: Ellen Herzfeld & Dominique Martel, for more than 30 years of work in the science fiction field including the website Quarante-Deux and the series of author collections of short fiction they edit, published by Le Bélial’ Press.

Le Bélial’ & Dystopia Publishing Presses, for “Rêve du demiurge”, Francis Berthelot

Callidor, for their “archaeological” work and the quality of their publications

Mnémos, for Clark Ashton Smith’s works

Winners were awarded at the Étonnants Voyageurs Festival (Amazing Travelers) in Saint-Malo France, May 19-21, 2018.

For more information, see the official website: http://gpi.noosfere.org/2018.php

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