2021 Science Fiction Research Association Awards

The Science Fiction Research Association ended its virtual meeting this year by announcing the names of the organization’s 2021 award winners.

SUPPORT A NEW SCHOLAR AWARD

  • Guangzhao Lyu

SPECULATIVE FICTIONS AND CULTURES OF SCIENCE BOOK AWARD

  • Melody Jue for Wild Blue Media

MARY KAY BRAY AWARD

The Mary Kay Bray Award is given for the best essay, interview, or extended review to appear in the SFRA Review in a given year.

  • Virginia L. Conn
  • Andy Duncan.

THOMAS D. CLARESON AWARD

The Thomas D. Clareson Award for Distinguished Service is presented for outstanding service activities-promotion of SF teaching and study, editing, reviewing, editorial writing, publishing, organizing meetings, mentoring, and leadership in SF/fantasy organizations.

  • Grace Dillon

SFRA INNOVATIVE RESEARCH AWARD

The SFRA Innovative Research Award (formerly the Pioneer Award) is given to the writer or writers of the best critical essay-length work of the year.

  • Jesse Cohn

Honorable mention

  • Adriana Knouf

SFRA BOOK AWARD

The SFRA Book Award is given to the author of the best first scholarly monograph in SF, in each calendar year. This year’s winner is the inaugural winner of the award

  • Upamanyu Pablo Mukerjee for Final Frontiers: Science Fiction and Technoscience in Non-Aligned India

SFRA AWARD FOR LIFETIME CONTRIBUTIONS TO SF SCHOLARSHIP

(Originally the Pilgrim Award.) The SFRA Award for Lifetime Contributions to SF Scholarship was created in 1970 by the SFRA to honor lifetime contributions to SF and fantasy scholarship.

  • Veronica Hollinger

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