PulpFest has announced 11 nominees for the 2011 Munsey Award. Past winners of the Munsey and Lamont Awards will select this year’s winner, who will be announced July 30 during PulpFest’s evening program.
- William Contento (with Steve Miller) compiled the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazine Index (1890-2006). He has also assembled several other works that have become essential reference tools.
- Win Scott Eckert, writes the Wold Newton blog. He edited Myths for the Modern Age and The Green Hornet Chronicles. He co-authored a novel, The Evil in Pemberley House, with Philip Jose Farmer, who may also have inspired Eckert’s two-volume Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World which ties together myriad characters from fiction, movies and TV.
- Stephen Haffner, the “Big Poobah” of Haffner Press, has reprinted the early work of Leigh Brackett, Edmond Hamilton, Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore, and Jack Williamson in handsomely-produced volumes.
- Stephen T. Miller, (with Michael Cook) compiled Garland Publishing’s Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Fiction: A Checklist of Fiction in U. S. Pulp Magazines, 1915-1974. With Bill Contento, he compiled Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazine Index (1890-2006), a guide to more than 900 different magazines, published on CD-ROM by Locus Press and updated periodically by the publisher.
- Matt Moring has published more than fifty books dealing with the pulps. He runs Altus Press.
- Laurie Powers wrote Pulp Writer: Twenty Years in the American Grub Street, an autobiography and appreciation of her grandfather Paul S. Powers. She also started Laurie’s Wild West, an Internet blog site for those interested in the pulps.
- Garyn Roberts is the Chair of the Communications/English Discipline at Northwestern Michigan College. He has edited or co-edited some of the best collections from the pulps including A Cent a Story: The Best from Ten Detective Aces, More Tales of the Defective Detective in the Pulps, The Compleat Adventures of the Moon Man, The Magical Mysteries of the Green Ghost and The Compleat Great Merlini.
- Phil Stephensen-Payne has produced many “working bibliographies,” (often in collaboration with the late Gordon Benson, Jr.) of speculative fiction writers. His Galactic Central website contains an online checklist of pulp magazines.
- Anthony Tollin convinced Conde Naste to license authorized reprints of Doc Savage, The Shadow, The Avenger, and The Whisperer. His regularly issued Sanctum Books are some of the most popular reprints in the field today.
- George Vanderburgh through his Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, has published nearly 400 books.
- Dan Zimmer promotes greater awareness of pulp artists through his Illustration Magazine.
[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]