2017 SFRA Awards

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyThe Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) has announced the winners of several of its awards:

Mary Kay Bray award for best essay, interview, or extended review to appear in the SFRA Review

  • Hugh C. O’Connell for his review of Jack Fennell’s Irish Science Fiction

Thomas D. Clareson award for distinguished service

  • Veronica Hollinger

Pilgrim Award for lifetime contribution to SF and Fantasy scholarship

  • Carl Freedman

Pioneer Award for best critical essay-length work of the year

  • “The Political Economy of Potato Farming in Andy Weir’s The Martian“, Thomas Strychacz (Science Fiction Studies 3/17)

Student Paper Award for outstanding scholarly essay

  • WINNER: “New Weird Frankenworlds: Speaking and Laboring Worlds in Cisco’s Internet of Everything”, Josh Pearson
  • HONORABLE MENTION: “Towards a Time Travel Aesthetic: Writing-between-worlds in Okorafor, Butler, and Baledosingh”, Kylie Kornsnack

Winners will be honored during the SFRA Annual Conference 2018 to be held July 1-4, 2018 at the Marquette University in Milwaukee WI. For more information, see the SFRA website.


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