Bujold Named SFWA Grand Master

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyThe Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has named Lois McMaster Bujold the 36th recipient of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award.

SFWA president Mary Robinette Kowal said Bujold “has had an undeniable influence on the field of science fiction and fantasy. From the the Vorkosigan Saga, to the Chalion series and the Sharing Knife series, she finds new ways to explore the genre, mixing and matching everything from regency to science fiction. With dozens of books in multiple languages, while continuing to write, she is one of the most prolific authors working today. Importantly, she also serves as a role model for many writers, including me. In A Civil Campaign, she wrote, ‘Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.’ There is no doubt about Lois McMaster Bujold’s honor and becoming SFWA’s newest Grand Master only underlines her sterling reputation.”

The award, given for “lifetime achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy,” will be presented at the SFWA Nebula Conference to be held May 28-31, 2020 at the Marriott Warner Center in Woodland Hills CA.

For more, see the official SFWA website.

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One thought on “Bujold Named SFWA Grand Master

  • December 14, 2019 at 10:42 am

    An excellent choice — she’s one of the field’s greats, incontestably, right up there with Heinlein, Anderson and Norton.


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