The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America have named Larry Niven the recipient of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award, citing his “invaluable contributions to the field of science fiction and fantasy. In addition to his contributions to the genre, Niven has influenced the fields of space exploration and technology.”
The award, given for “lifetime achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy,” will be presented at the 50th Annual Nebula Awards weekend, June 4-7, 2015 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago IL.
Jeffry Dwight will receive the 2015 Kevin O’Donnell Jr. Service to SFWA Award at the same ceremony.
For more on the Nebula Awards and the awards weekend see the official SFWA website.