Professor Wolfe Claims Fifth Nomination for Hugo Award

 

Gary-Wolfe_webpage-picProfessor Gary Wolfe has been nominated a  third time (2012, 2013, 2014) for a Hugo Award for Best Fancast–for the Coode Street Podcast which he records with Jonathan Strahan. He was also nominated for his book, Bearings: Reviews 1997-2001, in 2011 and Soundings: Reviews 1992-1996, in 2006.

The Hugo Awards are the most prestigious award in science fiction. They have been presented annually since 1955.

The winners will be announced at the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, Loncon 3, London, United Kingdom, August 17, 2014.

(An earlier post of this blog forgot to include Wolfe’s impressive book nominations.)

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Professor Gary Wolfe Wins Locus Award, Up for Hugo

Professor Gary K. Wolfe

This past weekend, Professor Gary Wolfe won a Locus Award in the nonfiction category. Wolfe won for his book, Evaporating Genres: Essays on Fantastic Literature, Published by Wesleyan, the book discusses  science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and how the boundaries between these genres merge and eventually “evaporate” as they create new forms. Peter Straub, author of A Dark Matter, says this: “Profoundly knowledgeable about science fiction and fantasy fiction, the award-winning critic Gary K. Wolfe possesses both the wisdom and generosity of spirit necessary to consider these genres within the context of the wider literary culture; by doing so he miraculously illuminates them from within.”

Additionally, Wolfe has been nominated again for a Hugo Award for Best Fancast–for the Coode Street Podcast which he does with Jonathan Strahan. The winners will be announced at Chicon 7  in Chicago, August 30-September 3, 2012.

Wolfe and Strahan Podcast with Ursula Le Guin

Professor Gary Wolfe’s podcasts (with good friend Jonathan Strahan) have been nominated for several Science Fiction awards, and this week, they hit a new high point when they shared their podcast with Ursula Le Guin.  Le Guin, an author whose work spans decades, has been honored with many awards, including the 2010 Locus Award for Nonfiction and the 2009 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. Wolfe, Strahan, and Le Guin discussed another science fiction author, Margaret Atwood (most well known for The Handmaid’s Tale).

Ursula Le Guin. Photo by Marian Wood Kolisch.

Wolfe Nominated for a Hugo Award

Hugo Award

Professor Gary Wolfe has been nominated for a Hugo Award for the collection of reviews he published last year: Bearings: 1997-2001. The Hugo Awards are awards for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. They are awarded each year at the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon). The awards are voted on by fans.

The winners will be announced Saturday, August 20th, 2011, during the Hugo Awards Ceremony at Renovation in Reno, Nevada. Congratulations to Professor Wolfe for this honor!

Three Nominations for Professor’s Podcasts

Gary K. Wolfe’s science fiction podcasting is now up for not one, not two, but three awards.

Locus Online announced the first award, shared here back in March, but now two other organizations have added their accolades too. SF Signal announced the 2011 Ditmar award finalists and The Coode Street podcast, by Gary K. Wolfe and Jonathan Strahan, has been nominated for “Best Fan Publication in Any Medium.” SF Signal says the Ditmars are “the Australian equivalent of the Hugos recognizing excellence in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror by Australians.”

Additionally, the 36th Annual Western Australian Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention included Wolfe and Strahan’s podcasting for “Best Western Australian Fan Production” within their Tin Duck Award nominations.

Both award winners should be announced in April.

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Wolfe Publishes New Books

Professor Gary Wolfe keeps himself busy. Besides publishing the collection, Bearings, last spring, and being nominated for a Nonfiction Award for his recent podcasting, Wolfe has recently published two new books.

Evaporating Genres:  Essays on Fantastic Literature, published by Wesleyan, discusses the differences and similarities between science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and how the boundaries between these genres merge and eventually “evaporate” as they create new forms. Peter Straub, author of A Dark Matter, says this: “Profoundly knowledgeable about science fiction and fantasy fiction, the award-winning critic Gary K. Wolfe possesses both the wisdom and generosity of spirit necessary to consider these genres within the context of the wider literary culture; by doing so he miraculously illuminates them from within.”

Up the Bright River, published by Subterranean Press and edited by Wolfe, is the first posthumous collection of Philip José Farmer’s short stories. Farmer’s last three “Riverworld” stories appear for the first time. Publishers Weekly states the collection “will appeal to both new readers and established fans, especially as many of the inclusions have not been widely reprinted.”

Wolfe’s Podcasting Nominated for Award

Professor Gary Wolfe started his podcasting, more as a lark than a scholarly endeavor. In fact, it was a good way to keep strong ties with his good friend, Jonathan Strahan. But once again, Wolfe’s expertise in the literary field of Science Fiction has struck gold. Wolfe and Stahan’s podcasting has been nominated for a Nonfiction Award by the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA), announced Locus Online.

The awards are voted on by members of BSFA and the British Annual Science Fiction Convention (Eastercon). Winners will be announced during Illustrious (Eastercon 2011), to be held April 22-25, 2011 in Birmingham UK.