Haikasoru, the California-based company that specializes in translating Japanese SF&F, has scored two notable successes of late.
Firstly Harmony, written by Project Itoh and translated by Alexander O. Smith, has been awarded a Special Citation (effectively second place) in this year’s Philip K. Dick Award. The PKD is awarded to the best paperback SF&F novel published in the USA in the year of eligibility. This year’s winner was The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder (Pyr). The winners were announced at Norwescon in Seattle. Further details, including video of the award ceremony, are available here.
In addition Haikasoru editor, Nick Mamatas, has been nominated in the Best Editor, Long Form category of the prestigious Hugo Awards. A full list of nominees is available here.