Science fiction and fantasy in Estonia is largely a product of the current post-Soviet era. Although somewhat earlier authors, like Eiv Eloon 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]

In the 1980s notable were two novels by Eiv Eloon (real name Lea Soo; born 1945[4]): "Kaksikliik" ('Double Species'; 1981) and "Kaksikliik 2" ('Double Species 2'; 1988). These two novels were only works by Eloon.[5]

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.[7]


  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. ^ "Eesti biograafiline andmebaas ISIK". Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  5. ^ Sulbi, Raul. "Estonian science-fiction". Archived from the original on 2010-09-11.
  6. ^ "Peter Owen Publishers". Archived from the original on 2015-11-18. Retrieved 2015-10-24.
  7. ^ Stalker Award for Science Fiction 2008. Estonian Literature Centre.

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