The Last Colony Wins A Seiun Award
Posted on August 8, 2010 Posted by Kate Baker 12 Comments
The Last Colony recently took home the Japanese Seiun Award for Best Foreign Language Novel of the year. These awards celebrate the best work published in Japan for the previous year and are compared to the Hugos. You can find a list of all the winners here.
On vacation and he is still racking up awards…
we want movie movie movie!!
“Best Foreign Language Novel of the year?”
In what language did Scalzi write this?
Its a Japanese award. English would be a foreign language to them. Never mind.
Mike @2, surely that should be Animé Animé Animé! given it’s just won a Japanese award ;)
Congratulation to John on another well deserved win :)
Now all you need is an option on one of your books, and a GOOD script to go with it.
Congrats, Scalzi. Now be a good boy and leave some awards for Me, Me being my best-selling alter ego.
Hello from Slovakia
I just finished your first book in series in a whole day (went to bed at 4 am), the OMW and I must say double-wow! Great style of writing, superb story line and visuals. Well in par with the big guns of sci-fi writing!
I was just looking at few latest hugo awards, saw unknown to me Scalzi name, so lets check this guy out – and I could’t put the book down!
Going to read the last colony today.
We’ve had a bit more information about this year’s Seiuns come in at SF Awards Watch. The list of nominees for this year’s translated novel category is astonishingly good. The other books were Accelerando by Charlie Stross (Hugo nominee), Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge (Hugo winner), Perdido Street Station by China Mieville (Hugo nominee), The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon (Hugo winner) and a single-volume edition of Nancy Kress’s Probability Trilogy, the final volume of which, Probability Space, won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. The Last Colony beat all of those. Be proud, John.
Congratulations, and well done, sir.
When in Japan last year I found some of John’s books in the wild… including TLC I posted about the find on my blog http://dalimstrange.blogspot.com/2009/07/john-scalzi-in-wild.html