Possibly the best-known science fiction award from Germany. The award is named after the science fiction author Kurd Laßwitz. The award was founded in 1981 and has been given annually for best novel. Until 1996, a short fiction award was presented and in 1984, a foreign novel category was added. A film award was presented from 1987 until 1996. At various times, awards for artists, translators, radio shows, and special awards have also been presented.
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