Thursday, February 01, 2018

Tähtivaeltaja Award Nominees 2018

The shortlist for the Tähtivaeltaja Award has been announced. This year no less than four of the five nominees are Finnish — this is a first (as far as I can remember).

The nominees are:

  • Verso by Tuomo Jäntti (Gummerus)
  • Mehiläistie by Heikki Kännö (Sammakko)
  • Pinnan alla pimeä by Jukka Laajarinne (Atena)
  • Luukellot (The Bone Clocks) by David Mitchell (Sammakko)
  • Tuomiopäivän karavaani by Jani Saxell (WSOY)

The Tähtivaeltaja Award is given annually to the best science fiction book published in Finland during the previous year. The jury is: journalist Hannu Blommila, editor Toni Jerrman, critic Elli Leppä, and critic Antti Oikarinen. The winner will be announced in May.

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