Sixteen science fiction writers, publications and organizations won the first Xingyun Awards, an international award for Chinese-language sci-fi writers, in Chengdu Sunday.
The Xingyun (nebula) Awards is organized by the World Chinese Science Fiction Association based in Chengdu, capital of southwestern Sichuan Province.
The awards include 12 categories such as best writer, best editing, best translation, best society, best saga novel, best short story and best commentary. The best novella award was vacant.
Liu Cixin and Han Song, both from the Chinese mainland, were crowned best writers.
"Cross" written by the Chinese mainland writer Wang Jinkang and "Humanoid Software" by Albert Tam from Hong Kong won best saga novels.
According to Dong Renwei, president of the association, this year's winners were voted from more than 600 nominees from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and North America.