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SF3 Issues Grant to SF&F Translation Awards

The Society for the Furtherance & Study of Fantasy & Science Fiction (SF3), the parent non-profit corporation of Wiscon, has granted the SF&F Translation Awards $2000 to help fund future awards. We here at the SF&F Translation Awards are very grateful for this grant, and thank Wiscon and SF3 for their kind assistance.

We would also like to thank Nalo Hopkinson who handled the grant application for us.

Thank You, Everyone!

Our fundraiser is now over. We need to check through the accounting as money has come in from a variety of sources, but the provisional total is $2001.65. Thank you ever so much. We will be in touch with the prize draw winners in the next week or so.

Last Few Days

Here’s a final update on the fund raiser before it comes to an end at midnight tomorrow (Feb. 29th). We have currently raised $1,474.65. That’s a bit down on last year, so if we can get an extra $300 before the deadline we’d be very pleased. If we make it to $2000, which was our goal, we’ll be delighted.

As of now we have 28 prizes and 45 donors, so your chance of winning a prize is still better than 50:50. The full list of prizes is as follows:

  • Signed copies of A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords from George R.R. Martin
  • A signed US hardback edition of Embassytown from China Miéville
  • A signed manuscript of Pirate Cinema, Cory Doctorow’s forthcoming YA novel
  • A signed copy of the South African edition of Moxyland, with soundtrack by African Dope on CD, from Lauren Beukes
  • A signed copy of the Pyr edition of The Restoration Game from Ken MacLeod
  • A signed hardcover of signed Superman: The Black Ring (the complete Lex Luthor run from Action Comics) from Paul Cornell
  • A signed copy of By Light Alone from Adam Roberts
  • A signed copy of Range of Ghosts, the new novel from Elizabeth Bear
  • A signed copy of Songs For the Devil and Death, Hal Duncan’s poetry collection
  • Signed copies of the Creature Court Trilogy from Tansy Rayner Roberts (only published in Australia)
  • A signed copy of an ARC of the Subterranean edition of Manhattan In Reverse from Peter F. Hamilton
  • Ebook copies of the entire catalog of Ann & Jeff VanderMeer’s Cheeky Frawg Books (epub or mobi)
  • A signed ARC of Nalo Hopkinson’s forthcoming YA novel, The Chaos
  • A signed copy of a novel by Juliet E. McKenna (winner gets to choose which book) from Juliet
  • A signed copy of Aliette de Bodard’s novel, Master of the House of Darts
  • A signed copy of the first edition of Nicola Griffith’s Tiptree-winning novel, Ammonite
  • A signed copy of the new Small Beer Press edition of Kelley Eskridge’s novel, Solitaire
  • A set of the first four Twelve Planets chapbooks from Twelfth Planet Press (only published in Australia)
  • Signed copies of the Binding duology (Shadow Queen and Shadow Bound) from Deborah Kalin (only published in Australia)
  • A signed copy of A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold, donated by Baen Books
  • A copy of The Liminal People by Ayize Jama-Everett, donated by Small Beer Press
  • Hardcover editions of Wilde Stories 2011 and Heiresses of Russ 2011 from Lethe Press
  • A copy of Transtories, Colin Harvey’s last anthology, from Aeon Press
  • A signed copy of the new mass market paperback of The Fallen Blade from Jon Courtenay Grimwood
  • A signed copy of Welsh Kings, a Celtic history from Kari Sperring in her academic alter ego
  • A signed copy of the New Zealand edition of Heir of Night from Helen Lowe
  • A hardback copy of Felix J. Palma’s novel, The Map of Time (English language edition), donated by Rob Latham
  • A hardback copy of Ann & Jeff VanderMeer’s Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, donated by Cheryl Morgan (who ended up with two by accident)

Everyone who donates money will go into a draw for one of those prizes. The full rules of the draw are available here.

If you are a new visitor, more information about our organization can be found here; and more information about the awards is here.

To donate, simply use this PayPal button. You are able pay with a credit card.





Fund Raiser Update

With just over a week to go in our fund raiser, here’s how we are doing.

Money raised: $1,317.64
Number of donors: 36
Number of prizes: 28

So we are still short of last year’s total, but those of of who have donated stand a better than 50:50 chance of winning something.

To see the list of prizes, and find out how to donate, click here.

More Prizes!

As promised last week, we are adding some new prizes now that we are over half way to our goal.

Probably the most wanted of them will be the first three books of A Song of Ice and Fire, donated by George R.R. Martin. Acknowledging that we get donations from all over the world, George has offered the books in whichever language the winner chooses (there are about 40 to choose from).

Also on offer are: a fantasy duet from Deborah Kalin which is currently published only in Australia; a hot new release from Small Beer; and a signed Bujold from Baen books. Here is the full list.

  • Signed copies of A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords from George R.R. Martin
  • A signed US hardback edition of Embassytown from China Miéville
  • A signed manuscript of Pirate Cinema, Cory Doctorow’s forthcoming YA novel
  • A signed copy of the South African edition of Moxyland, with soundtrack by African Dope on CD, from Lauren Beukes
  • A signed copy of the Pyr edition of The Restoration Game from Ken MacLeod
  • A signed hardcover of signed Superman: The Black Ring (the complete Lex Luthor run from Action Comics) from Paul Cornell
  • A signed copy of By Light Alone from Adam Roberts
  • A signed copy of Range of Ghosts, the new novel from Elizabeth Bear
  • A signed copy of Songs For the Devil and Death, Hal Duncan’s poetry collection
  • Signed copies of the Creature Court Trilogy from Tansy Rayner Roberts (only published in Australia)
  • A signed copy of an ARC of the Subterranean edition of Manhattan In Reverse from Peter F. Hamilton
  • Ebook copies of the entire catalog of Ann & Jeff VanderMeer’s Cheeky Frawg Books (epub or mobi)
  • A signed ARC of Nalo Hopkinson’s forthcoming YA novel, The Chaos
  • A signed copy of a novel by Juliet E. McKenna (winner gets to choose which book) from Juliet
  • A signed copy of Aliette de Bodard’s novel, Master of the House of Darts
  • A signed copy of the first edition of Nicola Griffith’s Tiptree-winning novel, Ammonite
  • A signed copy of the new Small Beer Press edition of Kelley Eskridge’s novel, Solitaire
  • A set of the first four Twelve Planets chapbooks from Twelfth Planet Press (only published in Australia)
  • Signed copies of the Binding duology (Shadow Queen and Shadow Bound) from Deborah Kalin (only published in Australia)
  • A signed copy of A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold, donated by Baen Books
  • A copy of The Liminal People by Ayize Jama-Everett, donated by Small Beer Press
  • Hardcover editions of Wilde Stories 2011 and Heiresses of Russ 2011 from Lethe Press
  • A copy of Transtories, Colin Harvey’s last anthology, from Aeon Press
  • A signed copy of the new mass market paperback of The Fallen Blade from Jon Courtenay Grimwood
  • A signed copy of Welsh Kings, a Celtic history from Kari Sperring in her academic alter ego
  • A signed copy of the New Zealand edition of Heir of Night from Helen Lowe
  • A hardback copy of Felix J. Palma’s novel, The Map of Time (English language edition), donated by Rob Latham
  • A hardback copy of Ann & Jeff VanderMeer’s Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, donated by Cheryl Morgan (who ended up with two by accident)

The fund raiser will end at midnight on the last day of February, because it seemed cool to end on a leap day. Up until that time, everyone who donates money will go into a draw for one of those prizes. The full rules of the draw are available here.

Our aim, as with last year, is to raise $2000. As you may recall, we managed $1764.01. Let’s at least beat that.

If you are a new visitor, more information about our organization can be found here; and more information about the awards is here.

To donate, simply use this PayPal button. You are able pay with a credit card.





Closing In On Half Way

The current state of our fund raising drive is that we have received a total of $951.55 from 26 people (and two institutional donors who don’t qualify for the draw). That means two important things. Firstly we are almost half way to our goal, and secondly we now have more donors than prizes.

Except we don’t, because we have a lot of prizes in reserve. So here’s the deal. When we get to $1000 we’ll add a whole lot more prizes to the draw. People have offered these books, and we really want you folks to win them.

Fund Drive Update

We are pleased to report that our fund drive is progressing well. Including the substantial donation from Science Fiction Studies, and a couple of donations that came in during the year, our total of funds raised currently stands at $686.55. But the good news from your point of view is that we currently have 24 prizes on offer, and only 19 people have donated money. So right now, every donor wins something. Obviously that will change with time, but we also have offers of several more prizes, some of them very exciting. We’d love to be able to offer them as well.

Fund Raiser, With Prizes

Updated January 23rd with lots more prizes.

Our jury is now busily considering which of this year’s nominees will receive prizes, but before we can give out those prizes we need money. Our awards are not backed by wealthy sponsors, but by individual contributors and small grants. We have had a kind donation from Science Fiction Studies, and a few from private individuals, but most of our money comes from you, the readers.

For last year’s awards we ran a fund raising campaign, and several kind people donated books that we could give away to a few lucky donors. We have decided to repeat that exercise this year, and we have some fine prizes available already. They are:

  • A signed US hardback edition of Embassytown from China Miéville
  • A signed manuscript of Pirate Cinema, Cory Doctorow’s forthcoming YA novel
  • A signed copy of the South African edition of Moxyland, with soundtrack by African Dope on CD, from Lauren Beukes
  • A signed copy of the Pyr edition of The Restoration Game from Ken MacLeod
  • A signed hardcover of signed Superman: The Black Ring (the complete Lex Luthor run from Action Comics) from Paul Cornell
  • A signed copy of By Light Alone from Adam Roberts
  • A signed copy of Range of Ghosts, the new novel from Elizabeth Bear
  • A signed copy of Songs For the Devil and Death, Hal Duncan’s poetry collection
  • Signed copies of the Creature Court Trilogy from Tansy Rayner Roberts (only published in Australia)
  • A signed copy of an ARC of the Subterranean edition of Manhattan In Reverse from Peter F. Hamilton
  • Ebook copies of the entire catalog of Ann & Jeff VanderMeer’s Cheeky Frawg Books (epub or mobi)
  • A signed ARC of Nalo Hopkinson’s forthcoming YA novel, The Chaos
  • A signed copy of a novel by Juliet E. McKenna (winner gets to choose which book) from Juliet
  • A signed copy of Aliette de Bodard’s novel, Master of the House of Darts
  • A signed copy of the first edition of Nicola Griffith’s Tiptree-winning novel, Ammonite
  • A signed copy of the new Small Beer Press edition of Kelley Eskridge’s novel, Solitaire
  • A set of the first four Twelve Planets chapbooks from Twelfth Planet Press (only published in Australia)
  • Hardcover editions of Wilde Stories 2011 and Heiresses of Russ 2011 from Lethe Press
  • A copy of Transtories, Colin Harvey’s last anthology, from Aeon Press
  • A signed copy of the new mass market paperback of The Fallen Blade from Jon Courtenay Grimwood
  • A signed copy of Welsh Kings, a Celtic history from Kari Sperring in her academic alter ego
  • A signed copy of the New Zealand edition of Heir of Night from Helen Lowe
  • A hardback copy of Felix J. Palma’s novel, The Map of Time (English language edition), donated by Rob Latham
  • A hardback copy of Ann & Jeff VanderMeer’s Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, donated by Cheryl Morgan (who ended up with two by accident)

Huge thanks to everyone who has donated. More prizes may be added during the draw. If anyone would like to donate an additional prize, please get in touch.

The fund raiser will end at midnight on the last day of February, because it seemed cool to end on a leap day. Up until that time, everyone who donates money will go into a draw for one of those prizes. The full rules of the draw are available here.

Our aim, as with last year, is to raise $2000. As you may recall, we managed $1764.01. Let’s at least beat that.

If you are a new visitor, more information about our organization can be found here; and more information about the awards is here.

To donate, simply use this PayPal button. You are able pay with a credit card.





Grab That Tax Deduction Now

If you’re a US taxpayer, remember that donations to the SF & F Translation Awards are tax-deductible as charitable donations. We are a recognized 501(c)(3) organization. For most people, if you want to take that tax deduction on your next tax return, you need to donate by the end of 2011. See our Donations Page for further details and how to donate. In 2011, over 95% of our donation income was spent directly on the Awards themselves (award trophies, certificates, and award grants), with less than 5% spent on overhead costs such as postage, shipping, and governmental fees. (A copy of our latest financial statement is available upon request.) This is because all of the work managing the awards is done by volunteers donating their time and effort. You can help us by donating to keep the work going.

We Have Winners

The prize draw for the fund raiser promotion took place at the weekend and emails have gone off to lucky winners in the USA, Canada, UK, France and Finland. Writing an email to tell someone they had won a prize draw that would not get marked as spam was challenging, but if we don’t hear back we’ll do our best to track down the lucky winners.