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Han Song's sci-fi novel wins award

By Yang Yang | | Updated: 2018-05-24 15:37
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Liu Cixin, Yin Juan, Guo Jianhua, and Tian Ye. Three scientistis won the Golden Age Award for their prominent scientific research. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Han Song's sci-fi novel Exorcism won the 2018 Gravity Award for best novel on Saturday at the First Asia-Pacific Science Fiction Convention.

The 2-day convention, organized by Future Affairs Administration and Global Innovators Conference, featured 100 sci-fi writers, scholars and filmmakers from 10 countries, including Canada, the United States, South Korea, Egypt, Russia and India.

Meanwhile, three scientists including Yin Juan, a specialist in quantum entanglement and quantum communication, from University of Science and Technology of China; Guo Jianhua, the associate chief designer of the dark matter particle explorer Wukong; and Tian Ye from the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, China Academy of Sciences, won the Golden Age Award for research.

Zhou Wen and Han Song shared the Gravity Award for Best Short Story. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Other winners at the convention were Han Song's Overture to the Spring Festival and Zhou Wen's The Silent Syllable for best short story and Chen Qiufan's Reunion of Monster Classmates for best novella.

At the convention, there were a dozen forums and dialogs about topics including the space boom; international cooperation in sci-fi films; food for tomorrow; sci-fi; games; artificial intelligence and education. Besides, visitors could buy books like the Three-Body Problem trilogy by Liu Cixin in 10 languages.

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