One of the leading fantasy writers of her generation, the extremely popular creator of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, has won —
- a Hugo (2001, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire),
- a Locus Award (2000, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban),
- two Bram Stoker Awards (2000, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 2004, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix),
- SFWA’s Andre Norton Award (2008, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), and
- a Mythopoeic Award (2008, for the series as a whole).
Yet Rowling has never even been shortlisted for, much less won, the World Fantasy Award.
She also has yet to be inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.
Fans can do something about one of those omissions today, if they choose.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame is celebrating its 20th anniversary by opening the nominations and allowing the public to help choose the works and creators they have been most inspired by. Vote here.
Nominate your favorite science fiction and fantasy Creators (e.g. director, actor, writer, animator, composer, etc.) and Creations (e.g. a movie, video game, book, comic/graphic novel, superhero, etc.) by clicking the link below.
In the past the final inductees have been chosen by a panel of sf/f authors, artists, editors, publishers, and film professionals. But according to the message returned when I made my nomination, once the Hall of Fame committee narrows the field to 8-10 selected finalists, people will be able to vote on the selected finalists from April 27-May 11, 2016.
Everyone obviously can nominate anyone you please – just thought I’d get in first with my suggestion….
[Thanks to Steven H Silver for the story – who, by the way, recommends you nominate Murray Leinster.]
Update 04/06/2016: Inserted finalist voting info based on email received from EMP SFF Hall of Fame.