✴Galaxy Award is the top prize of Chinese Science Fictions. It was named after galaxy in expectation of gathering countless star authors and works together. In 2016, the 27th Galaxy Award is going to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
Galaxy Award was found in 1985, originally organized as a collaboration between the magazines Zhuihui Shu [Tree of Knowledge] and Kexue Wenyi [Science Literature and Art]. With the bankruptcy of the former before the 1st award ceremony and the renaming of the latter into the more famous Kehuan Shijie [SF World], the award became exclusively organized by SF World.This prestigious accolade was awarded intermittently since 1986, annually since 1991. By 2016, SF World has received a total number of 100,000 contributions, 1200 of which have been published and 253 have been awarded and nominated. SF World is a good platform of Chinese SF, on which, star authors like Liu Cixin, Wong Jinkang, He Xi, Han Song become famous, and more young writers rose to fame.
As the leading award of Chinese SF, the Galaxy Award not only shows the achievements of Chinese SF writers, but also develops them. And the winners’ works are the best of Chinese SF. the Galaxy Award will keep giving impetus to SF creative work in future, and it will try to increase the value of intellectual properties by developing new value-added-service platform other than print publishing.
With the rapid development of sci-fi industry, Galaxy Award will enlarge its business scope further to SF related products and enhance its function as the platform and birthplace of SF adaptations. SFW will standardize its management and administration system, brand the Galaxy Award as a comprehensive award which covers the whole value chain of SF, strengthen market operation and enrich commercial activities.