The Science Fiction Research Association announced the winners of this year’s SFRA Awards at the organization’s annual meeting, held this year in Riverside, CA, from June 28-July 1.
Student Paper Award
Recognizes the best student paper as presented at the previous year’s conference:
- Francis Gene-Rowe, for “You Are The Hero: Stephen Mooney’s The Cursory Epic.”
- Brittany Roberts, for “’The Present Doesn’t Exist’: Music, Animation, and the Rupture of Cultural Memory in Vladimir Tarasov’s The Passage.”
Mary Kay Bray Award
For the best essay, interview, or extended review to appear in the SFRA Review in a given year:
- A.P. Canavan, for his review of Netflix’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones
Recognizes the writer or writers of the best critical essay-length work of the year (2016):
- Lindsay Thomas, for “Forms of Duration: Preparedness, the Mars Trilogy, and the Management of Climate Change,” American Literature 88.1 (March 2016)
Thomas D. Clareson Award
Recognizes outstanding service activities-promotion of SF teaching and study, editing, reviewing, editorial writing, publishing, organizing meetings, mentoring, and leadership in SF/fantasy organizations:
- Pawel Frelik
Honoring lifetime contributions to science fiction and fantasy scholarship:
- Tom Moylan
— Pawel Frelik (@Nomad93) July 2, 2017
Also at the meeting, the University of California, Riverside presented –
Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies Program Book Award
- Steven Shaviro for his Discognition (Repeater Books, 2016).
- Rebekah Sheldon for The Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe (University of Minnesota Press, 2016)
- Scott Selisker for Human Programming: Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom (University of Minnesota Press, 2016).