The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has announced Neil Clarke and Nisi Shawl as recipients of the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award “for distinguished contributions to the science fiction and fantasy community.”
The Solstice Award, created in 2008 and given at the discretion of the SFWA president with the majority approval of the Board of Directors, is for individuals, living or dead, who have had “a significant impact on the science fiction or fantasy landscape, and is particularly intended for those who have consistently made a major, positive difference within the speculative fiction field.” Previous winners include Octavia E. Butler, Alice B. Sheldon (AKA James Tiptree, Jr.), Tom Doherty, Carl Sagan, Stanley Schmidt, Michael Whelan, Kate Wilhelm, Terri Windling, Donald A. Wollheim, John Clute, Sir Terry Pratchett, and most recently, Toni Weisskopf, Gardner Dozois, and Sheila Williams.
Clarke and Shawl will be honored at the 2019 SFWA Nebula Conference and Awards, to be held May 16-19, 2019 at Marriott Warner Center in Woodland Hills CA.
For more, see the SFWA website.
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