Janusz A. Zajdel Award


Janusz A. Zajdel Award

The Janusz A. Zajdel Award ("Nagroda imienia Janusza A. Zajdla"), often called just Zajdel,is the annual award given by the Polish science fiction & fantasy fandom for the best stories published duringthe previous year.The winners are chosen in a vote by fans present at the Polcon conventionfrom up to five nominations in each of two categories:
*Novel: works longer than 100 standard pages (of 1800 characters),
*Short story: shorter works.

Instant-runoff voting with "No award" as one of the choices is the method used.Vote counts are not announced.

History

The award was created in 1985 under the name "Sfinks" (English: Sphinx).After the fist winner Janusz A. Zajdel's death in the same yearthe name was changed in his memory.

Until 1989 the award was given by Polish science fiction fan associations voting as units,since 1990 all fans present at Polcon can vote.Until 1991 there was a single award given for the best story,since 1992 there are two categories.

Winners

The year given is the year of publication. Since 1992 the first row is a novel, the second one - a short story.
*1984 - Janusz Andrzej Zajdel, "Paradyzja" (novel)
*1985 - Marek Baraniecki, "Głowa Kasandry" (novel)
*1986 - no winner
*1987 - no winner
*1988 - Edmund Wnuk-Lipiński, "Rozpad połowiczny" (novel)
*1989 - no winner
*1990 - Andrzej Sapkowski, "Mniejsze zło" (short story)
*1991 - Marek S. Huberath, "Kara większa" (short story)
*1992
**Feliks Wiktor Kres, "Król bezmiarów"
**Andrzej Sapkowski, "Miecz przeznaczenia"
*1993
**no winner
**Andrzej Sapkowski, "W leju po bombie"
*1994
**Andrzej Sapkowski, "Krew elfów"
**Ewa Białołęcka, "Tkacz Iluzji"
*1995
**Rafał Aleksander Ziemkiewicz, "Pieprzony los kataryniarza"
**Konrad Tomasz Lewandowski, "Noteka 2015"
*1996
**Tomasz Kołodziejczak, "Kolory sztandarów"
**Rafał A. Ziemkiewicz, "Śpiąca królewna"
*1997
**Marek S. Huberath, "Druga podobizna w alabastrze"
**Ewa Białołęcka, "Błękit Maga"
*1998
**Rafał A. Ziemkiewicz, "Walc stulecia"
**Anna Brzezińska, "A kochał ją aż strach"
*1999
**Marek S. Huberath, "Gniazdo światów''
**Antonina Liedtke, "CyberJoly Drim"
*2000
**Anna Brzezińska, "Żmijowa harfa"
**Jacek Dukaj, "Katedra"
*2001
**Jacek Dukaj, "Czarne oceany"
**Andrzej Ziemiański, "Autobahn nach Poznań"
*2002
**Andrzej Sapkowski, "Narrenturm"
**Andrzej Pilipiuk, "Kuzynki"
*2003
**Jacek Dukaj, "Inne pieśni"
**Andrzej Ziemiański, "Zapach szkła"
*2004
**Jacek Dukaj, "Perfekcyjna niedoskonałość"
**Anna Brzezińska, "Wody głębokie jak niebo"
*2005
**Jarosław Grzędowicz, "Pan Lodowego Ogrodu, tom I"
**Jarosław Grzędowicz, "Wilcza zamieć"
*2006
**Jarosław Grzędowicz, "Popiół i kurz"
**Maja Lidia Kossakowska, "Smok tańczy dla Chung Fonga"
*2007
**Jacek Dukaj, "Lód"
**Wit Szostak, "Miasto grobów. Uwertura"

External links

* [http://zajdel.fandom.art.pl/ The Award homepage] (in Polish)


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