Galaxy Award (China)

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The Galaxy Award[1] (Chinese:银河奖, pinyin: yín hé jiǎng) is China's most prestigious[2] science fiction award, which was started in 1986[3] by the magazines Zhihui Shu (Tree of Wisdom) and Kexue Shijie (Science Literature and Art). The award is now organized solely by the magazine Kehuan Shijie (Science Fiction World), a rebranding Kexue Shijie.[4]

The structure of the prize has evolved over time, becoming an annual prize in 1991 and has recognized different categories over time.

In September 2016, the 27th galaxy award was held at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics;[4][5], in November 2017, the 28th award ceremony was held in Chengdu, China.[3]

Recent Winners[edit]

A partial list of winners:


  • Best Novel
    • Tian Nian (Natural Span of Life) by He Xi
  • Special Contribution Award
    • Yang Xiao


  • Best Novel
    • The Heart of Galaxy III: Chasing Shadow and Light, by Jiang Bo


  • Best Short Story
    • Tian Tu (The Painting Of Sky) by Wang Jinkang
    • Amorville by Bella Han
    • An Account of the Sky Whales by A Que
  • Best Novelette
    • The Hearts Behind by Gu Di
    • Forest of Death by Peng Chao
  • Best Novel
    • vacant


  1. ^ Clute, John, "Yinhe Award", Science Fiction Encyclopedia, 3rd edition. Accessed 21 Nov. 2017
  2. ^ Regina Kanyu Wang, "Report on the Award Ceremony of the 25th Galaxy Awards, China’s Highest Science Fiction Award", Amazing Stories, October 20, 2014. Accessed 21 Nov. 2017
  3. ^ a b c "2017 Galaxy Awards", Locus, November 20, 2017. Accessed 21 Nov. 2017
  4. ^ a b c "China’s Galaxy Awards announce top winners for 2016", Global Yimes, Sept. 9, 2016. Accessed 24 Feb. 2019
  5. ^ Shaoyan Hu, "Final Results for 2016 Galaxy Award and Chinese Nebula Award", Amazing Stories, September 26, 2016. Accessed 21 Nov. 2017
  6. ^ [1] "Britain's Richard Morgan wins China's prestigious sci-fi award" 2018-11-24 Accessed 24 Feb. 2019