We're absolutely delighted to announce the winners for the 2018 SFRA awards (awarded in 2019)!

* Mary Kay Bray award for best essay, interview, or extended review to appear in the SFRA Review: tied winners: 

Amandine Faucheux’s review of The Stone Sky (#324)

T. S. Miller’s review of The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction (#323)

* Thomas D. Clareson award for distinguished service: Sherryl Vint

* Pilgrim Award for lifetime contribution to SF and Fantasy scholarship: John Rieder

* Pioneer Award for best critical essay-length work of the year: Jed Mayer“The Weird Ecologies of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,” Science Fiction Studies. 45.2 (2018): 229-43.

* Student Paper Award for outstanding scholarly essay read at the annual SFRA conference: Grant Dempsey, "Did they tell you I can Floak?’: Living Between Always and Sometimes, in China MiĆ©ville’s Embassytown.

Science Fiction Research Association presents a number of awards annually. Past winners can be found on the award pages.

Pilgrim Award
The Pilgrim Award was created in 1970 by the SFRA to honor lifetime contributions to SF and fantasy scholarship. The award was named for J. O. Bailey's pioneering book, Pilgrims through Space and Time.

Pioneer Award
The Pioneer Award is given to the writer or writers of the best critical essay-length work of the year.

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.

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.

Student Paper Award
The Student Paper Award is presented to the outstanding scholarly essay read at the annual conference of the SFRA by a student.


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