Lavie Tidhar’s CENTRAL STATION nominated for Kurd Laßwitz Preis in Germany!

Hot on the heels of the CENTRAL STATION nomination for the Premio Italia Award, Lavie Tidhar‘s novel has also been nominated for the Kurd Laßwitz Preis for Best Foreign Science-Fiction!

The novel is published by Heyne in Germany. Here’s the synopsis…

Die Menschheit ist ins All aufgebrochen. Der Mars wurde besiedelt, der Asteroidengürtel wird ausgebeutet, und virtuelle Spielewelten haben sich zu Paralleluniversen entwickelt. Die Menschheit ist fortschrittlicher, schillernder und kaputter denn je. In dieser Zukunft kommt Boris Chong nach langjähriger Abwesenheit vom Mars zurück auf die Erde zur Central Station — um einen seit Generationen andauernden Familienfluch abzuwenden, um einer alten Liebe wiederzubegegnen, und um vielleicht sein Schicksal zu finden.

This is just the latest nomination for CENTRAL STATION, which has been praised far and wide. Just look at this list of commendations…!

2017 John W. Campbell Award Winner
2018 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award Winner
2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award, Shortlist
2016 British Science Fiction Award, Longlist
2017 Geffen Award nominee, Best Translated Science Fiction Book
2019 Premio Italia, Best International Novel, Finalist
2019 Kurd Laßwitz Preis Shortlist

NPR Best Books of 2016
Amazon Featured Monthly Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Barnes and Noble Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2016
2016 Locus Recommended Reading List Winner

The novel is published in English by Tachyon Publications. Here’s the synopsis…

A worldwide diaspora has left a quarter of a million people at the foot of a space station. Cultures collide in real life and virtual reality. Life is cheap, and data is cheaper.

When Boris Chong returns to Tel Aviv from Mars, much has changed. Boris’s ex-lover is raising a strangely familiar child who can tap into the datastream of a mind with the touch of a finger. His cousin is infatuated with a robotnik — a damaged cyborg soldier who might as well be begging for parts. His father is terminally-ill with a multigenerational mind-plague. And a hunted data-vampire has followed Boris to where she is forbidden to return.

Rising above them is Central Station, the interplanetary hub between all things: the constantly shifting Tel Aviv; a powerful virtual arena, and the space colonies where humanity has gone to escape the ravages of poverty and war. Everything is connected by the Others, powerful alien entities who, through the Conversation — a shifting, flowing stream of consciousness — are just the beginning of irrevocable change.

At Central Station, humans and machines continue to adapt, thrive… and even evolve.

The English-language cover, but Sarah Anne Langton, has also racked up some nominations and wins…!

2016 British Science Fiction Award Best Cover Illustration
Chesley Award, Best Cover Illustration
2017 British Fantasy Society – Shortlist for Best Artist

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