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Geffen nominees announced

07/09/2006. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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The eighth annual Geffen awards will be presented at the Israeli SF and fantasy convention ICon2006, 9-14th October 2006 in sunny Tel Aviv.

The award is given by the Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy, and includes four categories (Translated SF book, Translated Fantasy Book, Original Book and Original Short Story). The award is named after the late Amos Geffen, a pioneering editor and translator who greatly contributed to Israeli SF fandom in its early years.

And the final nominees for the 2006 Geffen awards are -

Translated SF Book category:

The Many-Colored Land by Julian May, translated by Yael Sela-Shapiro (Yanshuf Press)

The Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card, translated by Rehavia Berman (Opus Press)

Spin by Robert Charles Wilson; translated by Didi Hanoch (Graf Press)

Tales of the Dying Earth by Jack Vance, translated by Vered Tochterman (Odyssey Press)

The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, translated by Asaf Gavron (Kineret Press)

Translated Fantasy Book category:

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, translated by Vered Tochterman (Opus Press)

The Drawing of the Dark by Tim Powers, translated by Vered Tochterman (Opus Press)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling, translated by Gili Bar-Hilel (Yedioth Ahronot Press)

Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett, translated by Yael Ranan (Kineret Press)

War for the Oaks by Emma Bull, translated by Didi Hanoch (Modan Press).

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