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Seiun Award

The Seiun Award celebrates the very best science fiction literature in Japan published during the preceeding year. Voted for by the attendees of the Japan Science Fiction Convention it was named after the first professional science fiction magazine in Japan (the name "Seiun" means Nebula).

There are a number of categories to the award however we are concerned with the "Best Novel" category, a complete list is available below.

  • 2010 - Guin Saga Kaoru Kurimoto
  • 2009 - Harmony Keikaku It?
  • 2008 - Toshokan Sens? Hiro Arikawa
  • 2007 - Nihon chinbotsu Dai 2 Bu Sakyo Komatsu and K?sh? Tani
  • 2006 - Summer/Time/Traveler Kazuma Shinj?
  • 2005 - ARIEL Y?ichi Sasamoto
  • 2004 - Dai-Roku Tairiku Issui Ogawa
  • 2003 - Usurper of the Sun H?suke Nojiri
  • 2002 - Fuwa-fuwa no Izumi H?suke Nojiri
  • 2001 - Eien no Mori, Hakubutsukan Wakusei Hiroe Suga
  • 2000 - Good luck, Sentou Yousei Yukikaze Ch?hei Kanbayashi
  • 1999 - Suisei Gari Y?ichi Sasamoto
  • 1998 - Teki wa Kaizoku / A-ky? no Teki Ch?hei Kanbayashi
  • 1997 - Seikai no Monshou Hiroyuki Morioka
  • 1996 - Hikishio no Toki Taku Mayumura
  • 1995 - Kishin Heidan Masaki Yamada
  • 1994 - Owari naki Sakuteki K?sh? Tani
  • 1993 - Venus City Gor? Masaki
  • 1992 - Merusasu no Sh?nen Hiroe Suga
  • 1991 - Hybrid Child Mariko ?hara
  • 1990 - J?gen no Tsuki wo Taberu Shishi Baku Yumemakura
  • 1989 - Babylonia Wave Akira Hori
  • 1988 - Legend of the Galactic Heroes Yoshiki Tanaka
  • 1987 - Prism Ch?hei Kanbayashi
  • 1986 - Dirty-Pair no Daigyakuten Haruka Takachiho
  • 1985 - Sent? Y?sei Yukikaze Ch?hei Kanbayashi
  • 1984 - Teki wa Kaizoku / Kaizokuban Ch?hei Kanbayashi
  • 1983 - Sayonara Jupiter Saky? Komatsu
  • 1982 - Kirikiri-Jin Hisashi Inoue
  • 1981 - Kaseijin Senshi Chiaki Kawamata
  • 1980 - H?seki Dorob? Masaki Yamada
  • 1979 - Sh?metsu no K?rin Taku Mayumura
  • 1978 - Chiky? Seishin Bunseki Kiroku / Eld Analusis Masaki Yamada
  • 1977 - Saikoro Tokk?tai Musashi Kanbe
  • 1976 - Nanase Futatabi Yasutaka Tsutsui
  • 1975 - Ore no Chi wa Tanin no Chi Yasutaka Tsutsui
  • 1974 - Japan Sinks Saky? Komatsu
  • 1973 - Kagami no Kuni no Alice Tadashi Hirose
  • 1972 - Ishi no Ketsumyaku Ry? Hanmura
  • 1971 - Tsugu no wa Dare ka? Saky? Komatsu
  • 1970 - Reich?rui Minami e Yasutaka Tsutsui
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