The award is part of the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire, the oldest and most prestigious genre award in France . Created in 1974, the "GPI" is given yearly by a jury of twelve professionals
This nomination recognizes the unprecedented effort made by Black Coat Press, established in 2003 by the Lofficiers, to publish classic French science fiction in the United States . Heading the releases for 2010 are Stableford's translations of a five-volume series of works by Maurice Renard and a seven-volume series of works by J.-H. Rosny Aîné, the two most important writers of Golden Age French SF after Jules Verne.Amongst the other nominees this year are Greg Egan, China Mieville and Brandon Sanderson. The official site of the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire is here | Google translation to English."
I'm very proud of my association with Black Coat Press, which includes participation in the annual anthology Tales of the the Shadowmen and publication of my two-volume Crossovers, forthcoming this year, and wish the Lofficiers and Mr. Stableford the best of luck with this year's award!