posted Tuesday 24 January 2017 @ 2:30 pm PST
The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has announced that the late Peggy Ray Sapienza will receive the 2017 Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award.
The Solstice 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, and is particularly intended for those who have consistently made a major, positive difference within the speculative fiction field.” Previous winners include Octavia E. Butler, Alice B. Sheldon (AKA James Tiptree, Jr.), Tom Doherty, Carl Sagan, Stanley Schmidt, Michael Whelan, Kate Wilhelm, Terri Windling, Donald A. Wollheim, John Clute, and most recently, Sir Terry Pratchett (in 2016).
Sapienza will be honored at the 2017 SFWA Nebula Conference and Awards, to be held May 18-21, 2017 at the Pittsburgh Marriott Civic Center in Pittsburgh PA.
For more, see the SFWA website.