Speculative Fictions and Cultures of Science Book Award
This year’s winner is Sherryl Vint for Biopolitical Futures in Twenty-First-Century Speculative Fiction (Cambridge University Press). The committee also chose to recognize Jayna Brown’s Black Utopias: Speculative Life and the Music of Other Worlds (Duke University Press) with a special honorable mention.
Student Paper Award
The winner of the 2021 award is John Landreville (Wayne State University) for his paper “‘Speculative Metabolism: Digesting the Human in Upstream Color.”
Mary Kay Bray Award
This year’s awardee is Nora Castle for her essay “Review of Upload (2020, TV series)” (51.1).
Thomas D. Clareson Award
This year’s awardee is Gerry Canavan of Marquette University.
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.
This year’s awardee is Amy Butt for her essay “The Present as Past: Science Fiction and the Museum” from Open Library of Humanities 7.1 (2021). The selection committee also awarded an honorable mention to Katherine Buse for her essay “Genesis Effects: Growing Planets in 1980s Computer Graphics” from Configurations 29 (2021).
SFRA Book Award
This year’s winner is David M. Higgins for his book Reverse Colonization: Science Fiction, Imperial Fantasy, and Alt-Victimhood.
SFRA Award for Lifetime Contributions to SF Scholarship
This year’s awardee is Roger Luckhurst (Professor of English, Birkbeck, University of London).