Professor 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.)
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.
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!