Freitag, 24. April 2015

TERRA SF inside - SFWA-Bankett 1967

Auf der LKS von Heft 526 vom 30.06.1967 berichtet Thomas Schlück vom Jahrestreffen der SFWA, der amerikanischen SF-Schriftstellervereinigung. Wenn man bedenkt, wer dort alles anwesend war, dürfte das eine ziemlich gigantische Veranstaltung gewesen sein.


Bei diesem Bankett wurden auch die NEBULAs vergeben, die Preise der SF-Profis. Dies ist auch heute noch so :
The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. Founded as the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1965 by Damon Knight, the organization began with a charter membership of 78 writers; it now has over 1,500 members, among them many of the leading writers of science fiction and fantasy.

Lloyd Biggle, Jr., the SFWA’s first secretary-treasurer, originally proposed in 1965 that the organization publish an annual anthology of the best stories of the year. This notion, according to Damon Knight in his introduction to Nebula Award Stories: 1965 (Doubleday, 1966) “rapidly grew into an annual ballot of SFWA’s members to choose the best stories, and an annual awards banquet.”

Since 1965, the Nebula Awards have been given each year for the best novel, novella, novelette, and short story eligible for that year’s award. The Award for Best Script was added in 2000. An anthology including the winning pieces of short fiction and several runners-up is also published every year. The Nebula Awards® Banquet, which takes place each spring, is attended by many writers and editors and is preceded by meetings and panel discussions.
Quelle

Alle Preisträger seit 1965 sind übersichtlich in der Wikipedia aufgeführt : Link.

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