Helsinki SF Society has been giving The TÃƒÂ¤htivaeltaja-award for the best Science Fiction book published in Finland for over 20 years. Now HSFS has started a new award called TÃƒÂ¤htifantasia (Star Fantasy) that will be given yearly to the best translated Fantasy book published in Finland during the previous year.
The winner will be chosen by a jury of experts. The five nominees for the best translated Fantasy book published in Finland in 2006 are:
- Jonathan Carroll: Valkoiset omenat (White Apples)
- Jukka Halme (ed.): Uuskummaa? Modernin fantasian antologia (New Weird? An Anthology of Modern Fantasy – Includes short stories from Jeff VanderMeer, Stepan Chapman, Kelly Link, China MiÃƒÂ©ville, Jeffrey Ford, Margo Lanagan etc)
- George R. R. Martin: Miekkamyrsky, part 2 (A Storm of Swords – The second half)
- Patricia A. McKillip: Unohdettu Ombria (Ombria in Shadow)
- Jeff VanderMeer: Pyhimysten ja mielipuolten kaupunki (The City of Saints and Madmen – Selection of stories)
The winner will be announced in August.