Estonian science fiction


Science fiction and fantasy in Estonia is largely a product of the current post-Soviet era. Although somewhat earlier authors, like Eiv Eloon Eiv Eloon [et] and Tiit Tarlap [et], do exist.[1]

Eesti Ulmeühing is an organization for print science fiction in Estonia that awards annual Stalker prizes.[2] The awards are named after the Andrei Tarkovsky film Stalker that was largely shot in Estonia.

In film the works of Raul Tammet have been analyzed.[3]

A selection of Estonian writers who have won multiple Stalkers

The novel The Man Who Spoke Snakish by Andrus Kivirähk was awarded the Stalker award in 2008.[5]


  1. ^ Sulbi, Raul. "Estonian science-fiction". Estonian Literary Magazine.
  2. ^ "Estonian Science Fiction Association's page on Stalker awards". Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  3. ^ Näripea, Eva (2010). "Aliens and time travellers: Recycling national space in Estonian science-fiction cinema". Studies in Eastern European Cinema. 1: 167–182. doi:10.1386/seec.1.2.167_1.
  4. ^ "Peter Owen Publishers". Archived from the original on 2015-11-18. Retrieved 2015-10-24.
  5. ^ Stalker Award for Science Fiction 2008. Estonian Literature Centre.

Further reading

  • Andrus Org. Eesti ulmekirjanduse žanrid ja nende poeetika. (The Genre System of Estonian Fantastic Fiction and its Poetics, PhD thesis). Tartu: University of Tartu Press, 2017. (Dissertationes litterarum et contemplationis comparativae Universitatis Tartuensis 16.)
  • Andrus Org. The Dimensions of the Contemporary Science Fiction Novel on the Basis of Examples from Estonian Literature. – Interlitteraria 2004, No 9, pp. 226–237.
  • Andrus Org. Fantastic fiction in Estonian literature: fields of genres and their sources of influence. In: Martin Carayol (Ed.). Le fantastique et la science-fiction en Finlande et en Estonie. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2012, pp. 35–45. (Bibliothèque finno-ougrienne 23.)