- Short Name: Kurd Lasswitz Prize Award Type Record # 64
- Full Name: Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis
- Awarded For: Best Science Fiction Work
- Awarded By: German SF Professionals
- Poll: No
- Covers more than just SF: No
- Webpages: kurd-lasswitz-preis.de, Science Fiction Awards Database, Wikipedia-DE, Wikipedia-EN
HistoryThe Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis is probably the best known German-language science fiction award and was named after the German author Kurd Laßwitz. It was first awarded in 1981 in several categories and also includes an award category for best foreign work since 1984.
Award result interpretationThe award only distinguishes between the winner and the other nominations in each category. It does not rank the nominations, even though the official award website lists the number of votes that each nomination received. These numbers are stated solely for informational purposes because there had been repeated requests about these numbers. This information has been confirmed by the award committee.
Representation of nominations of series in the ISFDBThe Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis sometimes nominates more than one or even all works of a title series. These are usually considered as one combined nomination for these work, not as multiple nominations for each work. Therefore these are entered as one award record in the ISFDB. Example: the Southern Reach Trilogy. There are a few exceptions from this rule where each work of a series got a separate nomination.
Data status and data sourcesWins: complete from 1981-2018. Nominations: complete from 1991-2018. Incomplete from 1981-1990 because data are only partly available for these years. Data sources for initial data entry (data from 1981 to 2017, first entered en-bloc in 2016 and 2017)
- Wins 1981-2017 and nominations 1991-2017: Award's website and documents provided by the award committee.
- Nominations 1981-1990: Non-fiction publications which listed the year's award results, e.g. Das Science Fiction Jahr or the German Science Fiction Times.