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.)


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’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.

Professor Podcasts on Science Fiction

One of the many summer activities of Professor Gary Wolfe was podcasting with Locus editor Jonathan Strahan, a three-time Hugo award nominee.

Professor Gary K. Wolfe

Locus editor Jonathan Strahan

Episodes 14,  15,  and 16 from Notes from Coode Street are still available on Strahan’s blog, where Wolfe and Strahan discuss all things sci fi, including non-English books in the genre, classic SF “books you don’t need to read,” and other fascinating stuff. A recent 2010 podcast roundup by Jonathan McCalmont said Wolfe and Strahan’s podcasts “are a real ray of sunlight . . .They are fun, they are engaged and they manage to walk a fine line between talking about new books, old books, ideas and issues affecting the field of science fiction . . . Anyone with an interest in science fiction should find it intensely rewarding.”