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Aelita Award

The most prestigious Russian sf award, founded in 1981 by the Russian Federation Writers' Union and Ural'skii sledopyt ["Urals Pathfinder"] magazine. The latter was published from the city of Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk until 1991), so the ceremony is held there as part of the annual Aelita Convention. The winner is chosen by a panel of judges. Although instituted as an award for the best single sf work published in the previous year, it appears to have become in effect a "Life Achievement" trophy. Winners are listed below.

The Aelita was initially presented for Soviet sf and later for Russian sf only; in 2019 it was decided to expand the zone of eligibility to the entire world, and in 2020 Michael Swanwick became the first US winner. [DRL/VG]

Aelita Award winners

Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 09:42 am on 16 May 2022.
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