Tuesday, September 30, 2014

2014 Utopiales European Award nominees

This year, during Utopiales, the annual international science fiction festival held in Nantes, France, the winner of the Utopiales European Award will be announced. The Utopiales European Award is at its 6th edition and rewards a novel or a collection, published in French, during the literary season preceding the Utopiales festival, by a European speculative fiction author. This year’s prize has a cash value of 2000 euros and the jury includes Jean-Pierre Dionnet (writer, scriptwriter and journalist), Florence Porcel (writer, journalist and actress) and Guillaume Choplin (reader). The award ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 1st.

“7 secondes pour devenir un aigle” (7 Seconds to Become an Eagle) by Thomas Day (Éditions Le Bélial)

“Juste à temps” (Just in Time) by Philippe Curval (Éditions La Volte)

“L’Opéra de Shaya” (Shaya’s Opera) by Sylvie Lainé (Éditions Actusf)

“La longue terre” (The Long Earth) by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (Éditions L’Atalante)

“Sumerki” (Dusk) by Dmitry Glukhovsky (Éditions L’Atalante)

Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees!

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