CHONGQING, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- The first and second Xingyun (Nebula) Awards for children's science fiction announced winners in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality Friday.
The awards are designed for independent children's science fiction, the first of its kind for the country. Due to the impact of COVID-19, award winners of the recent two years were announced together this year.
"As time advances, the scientific fantasies that people read about in their childhood will become more and more real. Compared with fairy tales and other fantasy literature, science fiction has a more profound influence on the future of our young readers," said Liu Cixin, a renowned science fiction writer in China, also chairman of the awards' organizing committee.
Children's science fiction is a literary genre full of vitality, and its position in both science fiction and children's literature is irreplaceable, Liu added.
Starting with the annual Xingyun (Nebula) Awards, the awards for children's science fiction aim to attract more youngsters to write children's science fiction. The awards will promote the development of children's science fiction writing, publications, and theoretical research and thus lay a foundation for the overall development of science fiction. Enditem