Sunday, November 15, 2015

You Heard It Here First

George R.R. Martin will be the next recipient of the Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Award (The Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award).

No, I do not have inside information, nor do I have a crystal ball. It's simply a logical conclusion, especially if you know how the literary leaders of the science fiction community think.

Regardless of the merit of Martin's literary output, he will get the award as a reward for helping trounce the dissident nominees for the Hugo awards this year (the so-called Sad Puppies). It's not really any more complicated than that.

The award will be presented at he 2016 Nebula Awards weekend, which will take place at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago the weekend of May 12-15.

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