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SFWA has announced that Joanna Russ (1937-2011) and Stanley Schmidt, 71, are the recipients of the 2015 Solstice Awards. The awards will be presented during the Nebula Awards Weekend in Chicago, IL, May 4-7, 2015.


The award, created in 2008 and given at the discretion of the SFWA president with the majority approval of the Board of Directors, is for individuals, living or dead, who have had “a significant impact on the science fiction or fantasy landscape. It is especially meant to recognize the non-authorial figures in the industry, who are all too often taken for granted in regards to lifetime achievement.” The Solstice Awards have most recently been awarded to Carl Sagan, Ginjer Buchanan, Octavia E. Butler, John Clute, Tom Doherty, Terri Windling, and  Donald A. Wollheim.


The 2015 Philip K. Dick Award winner was announced on Friday, April 3, at Norwescon 38, in SeaTac, Washington. The winner for the distinguished original science fiction paperback published for the first time during 2014 in the US is The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison (Sybaritic). Special citation was given to Elysium by Jennifer Marie Brissett (Aqueduct).

The Philip K. Dick Award is presented annually with the support of the Philip K. Dick Trust for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States. The award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust and the award ceremony is sponsored by the NorthWest Science Fiction Society.

This year’s judges are Eric James Fullilove, James Glass, David Higgins, Lisa Mason, and Jack Skillingstead.


The winners have been announced for the 2014 Aurealis Awards, honoring SF, fantasy, and horror by Australians:



Dreamer’s Pool, Juliet Marillier (Pan Macmillan Australia)



“St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls”, Angela Slatter (The Review of Australian Fiction, Volume 9, Issue 3)

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