China’s Galaxy Awards announce top winners for 2016 Published: 2016/9/9 19:10:17

The winners of the 27th Galaxy Award were announced on Thursday at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 

Hugo Award winner Liu Cixin, an eight-time Galaxy-award winner, presented the Special Contribution Award, a new award added this year. 

The top award Best Long-Form Novel, also the only award that comes with a 100,000 yuan ($15,000) prize , was awarded to He Xi for his series Tian Nian (Natural Span of Life).

Ten other prizes were also awarded that night: three book, one editor, one translator, one games, two authors and two novel awards. 

Galaxy was chosen as the name of the award to symbolize a gathering together of star sci-fi authors and influencers in the industry. 

“I’m very proud that when we came up with the name Galaxy during the hardest time for Chinese science fiction, but now we are seeing so many star authors today. However, we still don’t have enough star authors and so are looking forward to seeing more stars be born out of you (sci-fi fans), Yang Xiao, one of the two Special Contribution Award winners said at the ceremony.

Founded in 1985, the Galaxy Award was originally co-organized by magazines Zhihui Shu (Tree of Wisdom) and Kexue Shijie (Science Literature and Art), and later became an exclusive of Kehuan Shijie (SF World), the renamed version of Kexue Shijie.

The award ceremony was also part of the 2016 Science Fiction Festival, which has held lectures, exhibitions and cultural salons during the three-day event.

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