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Samuel R. Delany: 2013 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master

Samuel R. Delany has been chosen as the 2013 recipient of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award by the  Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, for his lifetime achievement in science fiction and fantasy. During his career he has won four Nebula awards, two Hugo awards, was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2002 as well as many other awards and achievements.

Frederik Pohl: 1919-2013

Novelist, poet, essayist, editor, agent – Frederik Pohl (November 26, 1919 – September 2, 2013) was a pioneer and champion of science fiction.  Not only did he create worlds for which he won many awards, including six Hugos as well as a Grand Master from the Science Fiction Writers of America, but he also guided and encouraged other writers.  With 75 years of influence in the genre, here are a few items worth checking out.  You can also look at the extensive summary on Frederik Pohl on the Internet Speculative Fiction Database.

 

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