This page is for the literary science fiction awards. For the awards given out at the 1974 British Star Trek convention, see Nova Award (The British Star Trek Convention).
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Up to 1976, winners were determined by an `expert' committee and the award was decried as fallible and elitist. Since then, voting has been open to any convention member who claims to have seen a few fanzines, and the awards are therefore scorned as fallible (what do these voters know?) and elitist (how dare this self-appointed minority set itself above others by bothering to vote?).