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Tero Ykspetäjä
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Finlandia Award Nominees 2018
The Finlandia Award nominees for this year have been announced, and there are a couple of familiar sfnal names in the mix. Magdalena Hai’s Kolmas sisar is a nominee for best children & YA novel , and the general literature category nominees announced today ...
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Awards at Finncon
As usual, there were a few awards given out at Finncon last weekend in Turku. Here's a rundown of the results. Atorox The Atorox Award for best Finnish sf short story published last year went to Jenny Kangasvuo . The top 3 for this year was, Musta otsa by J...
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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 (Sammakk...
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Tähtivaeltaja Award to Lauren Beukes
The Helsinki Science Fiction Society has announced the winner of this year’s Tähtivaeltaja Award : the best science fiction book published in Finnish in 2016 is Zoo City – Eläinten valtakunta by Lauren Beukes. The novel is translated by Tytti Vitikainen and...
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Swecon 2017
Swecon 2017 This weekend it was once again time for Swecon, Sweden‘s national science fiction convention. The convention was called Kontur and held at the Clarion Hotel Gillet in Uppsala—a very nice venue for a convention of 200–300 members (which category ...
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Cultural Award to Turtschaninoff
Maria Turtschaninoff has been awarded by The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland. She received their 20 000 € “Big Cultural Prize” yesterday. Turtschaninoff was commended for weaving stories that feature mythical worlds, nature, and strong women and girl...
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Sinisalo Interview in Europa SF
Cristian Tamas interviews Johanna Sinisalo for the Europa SF portal.
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R.U.R in Tukkateatteri
Tukkateatteri in Tampere has produced a play of Karel Čapek’s R.U.R. The premiere was on April 21, and the performances continue until May 19.
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Hugo Awards 2017 Finalists
The finalists for this year’s Hugo Awards have been announced . This year’s Hugos are naturally significant for us Finns since the awards will be given in Helsinki in August. But also for a second reason: two Finns are nominated for Hugos! Huge congratulati...
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Sinisalo Nominated for Prometheus
Saw this on Twitter a couple of days ago: The Libertarian Futurist Society has released the finalists for the Prometheus Award in the Best Novel category. Among the finalists is our own Johanna Sinisalo with The Core of the Sun . Congratulations!
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