|FantLab's Book of the Year Award|
|Awarded for||The best science fiction or fantasy works published during previous calendar year|
The FantLab's book of the year award (Russian: Книга года по версии Фантлаба) are a set of awards given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works published in Russia during previous year. The awards are named after FantLab web site.
It is organized and overseen by society of reader's registered at FantLab site, the awards are given each year. They were first given in 2007, and have been awarded every year since. Over the years that the award has been given, the categories presented have changed; currently FantLab Awards are given in 9 categories, and include works published on websites.
For lists of winners and nominees for each category, see the list of award categories below.
In 2007 as popularity of the site grew and when number of daily visitors reached 4 thousand a day, site decided to implement a voting system that allowed nomination of popular and best reviewed books. FantLab's Book of the Year Award is given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works of the previous year. Works are eligible for an award if they were published in Russian in the prior calendar year. There are no written rules as to which works qualify as science fiction or fantasy, and the decision of eligibility in that regard is left up to the voters. Award winners are chosen based on vote count. The awards are split into 9 categories.
|Best Translated book / Best book by foreign writer|
|Best Russian book / Best book by Russian writer|
|Best Translated Novel / Best Collection by foreign writer|
|Best Russian Novel / Best Collection by Russian writer|
|Best Translated Novella or Short Story|
|Best Russian Novella or Short Story|
|Best On-line publication in Large Form|
|Best On-line publication in Short Form|
|Best Literary SF Criticism Long Form|
|Best Literary SF Criticism Review/Article|