The Science Fiction Research association is pleased to announce the winners of its annual slate of awards. These awards will be formally presented in a ceremony at SFRA’s 2015 conference in Stony Brook, New York from June 25th through the 27th. The Science Fiction Research Association awards recognize a broad range of contributions to the study of science fiction.
The tenth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will take place at the University of Liverpool, on 16-18 April 2015. Keynote talks will be given by Professor Keith Barnham (Imperial College London), Dr Patricia Fara (University of Cambridge), and Dr Claire Preston (Queen Mary University of London).
1. Pilgrim Award – for lifetime contributions to science fiction and fantasy:
• Joan Gordon
2. Pioneer Award – the best critical essay-length work of the year:
• Winner: Jaak Tomberg. “On the Double Vision of Realism and SF Estrangement in Gibson's Bigend Trilogy,” Science Fiction Studies 120 (July 2013)
• Honorable mention: Colin Milburn's "Greener on the Other Side: Science Fiction and the Problem of Green Nanotechnology," Configurations 20.1-2 (Winter-Spring 2012 – delayed and published in 2013)
Submit your proposals for our joint conference,“Feminism, Fans, and the Future: Traveling the Shifting Worlds of Writers, Readers, Gender, and Race in Science Fiction,” to be held, May 22-25, 2014 in Madison, WI. Send a 300 word proposal plus a 100 word abstract (for the conference program) for a 15-minute paper by February 22, 2014 via the link on the WisCon website (http://www.wiscon.info/sfra.php). SFRA Special Guest Scholar: Sherryl Vint; SFRA Special Guests: Eleanor Arnason and Nisi Shawl; WisCon Guests of Honor: Hiromi Goto and N.K.
Dear SFRA members,
after three years of hard work two of the SFRA Review's editors, Doug Davis (Editor) and Michael Klein (Editor & Nonfiction Editor), have decided it is time to step back and let others try their hand at shaping the organization's chief publication. It will be hard to fill their shoes - they both kept the Review strong and sailed us through the tumultuous transition to the e-version, which, I think, was as painless as one could only wish. For all of this, thank you so much Doug and Michael!
Fans of Game of Thrones have until February 7, 2014, to visit the George R. R. Martin Deeper than Swords exhibit at Cushing Memorial Library and Archives before it closes. The exhibit showcases objects, editions and manuscripts from the best-selling author’s prolific writing career. The collection forms the capstone of Texas A&M University Libraries’ internationally recognized Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Collection.
Deadline for Submissions: March 1, 2014
This is an extension to our previous call for papers for a Special Issue in Aging and Gender.
For this issue - now the Great Age Issue - We are looking for critical articles and creative work including fiction, poetry, photography and art.