Mary Kay Bray Award

The Mary Kay Bray Award is given for the best review to appear in the SFRA Review in a given year.

[*The SFRA award season begins in June of the year of record; awards are bestowed during the annual conference the following year.]

Award Committee

Rich Horton (chair)

Zeeshan Siddique

Nora Castle

2022:

  • Nora Castle, “Upload (2020, TV series)” (51.1).

2021: Tied winners:

  • Virginia L. Conn, “Science Fiction Circuits of the South and East” (50.1), and
  • Andy Duncan, “Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction” (50.2-3).

2020: Tied winners:

  • Erin Horáková, “Treknomics” (#327), and
  • Rich Horton, “Gene Wolfe” (#327).

2019: Tied winners:

  • Amandine Faucheux’s review of The Stone Sky (#324) and
  • T.S. Miller’s review of The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction (#323)

2018:

  • Hugh C. O’Connell, review of Jack Fennell’s Irish Science Fiction (#319, Winter 2017)

2017:

  • A.P. Canavan, review of Netflix’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones (#315, Winter 2016)

2016:

  • Amy Ransom, review of The Liverpool Companion to World Science Fiction Film (#312, Spring 2015)

2015:

  • Marleen S. Barr, Paweł Frelik, and Andy Hageman, roundtable on Under the Skin (#310, Fall 2014)

2014:

  • Lisa Yaszek, “Narrative, Archive, Database: The Digital Humanities and Science Fiction Scholarship 101,” (#303 Winter 2013)

2013:

  • Chris Pak, “Terraforming 101,” (#302, Fall 2012)

2012:

  • T. S. Miller, “Review of Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (#298, Fall 2011)

2011:

  • Alfredo Suppia, “Southern Portable Panic: Frederico Álvarez’s Ataque de Pánico!” (#292, Spring 2010)

2010:

  • Ritch Calvin, “Mundane SF 101,” (#289, Summer 2009)

2009:

  • Sandor Klapcsik, review of James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel’s Rewired (#284, Spring 2008)

2008:

  • Jason Ellis, reviews of Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers (#280, April/May/June 2007) and of Ian McDonald’s Brasyl (#281, July/August/September 2007)

2007:

  • Ed Carmien, review of The Space Opera Renaissance by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer (#277, July/August/September 2006)

2006:

  • Thomas J. Morrissey, Review of The Shores of Women by Pamela Sargent (#271, January/February/March 2005)

2005: No awards

2004:

  • Bruce A. Beatie, Review of L. Frank Baum, Creator of Oz by Katharine M. Rogers (#268, April/May/June 2004)

2003:

  • Farah Mendlesohn, review of Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Years of Rice and Salt (#257, March/April 2002)

2002:

  • Karen Hellekson, “Transforming the Subject: Humanity, The Body, and Posthumanism” (#251, March/April 2001)

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