Terran Prize Awarded!

by wjw on April 2, 2018

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The 2018 Terran Prize, founded by George R.R. Martin and consisting of a full tuition scholarship to the Taos Toolbox master class for writers of science fiction and fantasy, has been awarded to Joey Yu.

Joey Yu was born in Taipei, educated in Vancouver, and now works in Shanghai as a freelance creator.  He is the author of several novels published in Chinese, including The Sunlight Trilogy of futuristic fantasy novels, The Mirrored Truth, and The Locus, which won the Excellence Award of the Taiwan Fantasy Foundation.

Joey has also written indie comics, mobile games and is the co-author, with Dr. Weiru Chen, of the Chinese nonfiction bestseller Platform Strategy, about the internet era and the evolution of business models.

Joey says, “I believe storytelling— the science and art of developing immersive metaphors and symbolism— is an important way (maybe the only way)— to bridge cultures and inspire empathy.  In all my works I talk about the importance of unlocking an individual’s potential through challenging and reshaping the system.”

Taos Toolbox will take place over two weeks this June in Angel Fire, New Mexico,  and will be taught by award-winning writers Nancy Kress and Walter Jon Williams, along with guests speakers Carrie Vaughn, George RR Martin, and E.M. Tippetts.

Carsten April 3, 2018 at 2:47 am

Congratualations to the winner!
I love the idea of the Terran Award and I hope that it will help bring a broader scope of voices and viewpoints into SF/F literature!

Etaoin Shrdlu April 3, 2018 at 5:06 am

Taiwan numbah one!

Robert M Roman April 4, 2018 at 11:01 am

Etaoin Shrdlu? Nice to see someone remembers Linotype. I’m strictly QWERTY myself…

I would like to see more English translations of “foreign” SF, but I’ve discovered that so much depends on the translator, some languages more than others.

Etaoin Shrdlu April 5, 2018 at 1:26 pm


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