SF Awards Announced at Readercon
One of the science fictional world’s classiest conventions, Readercon, was held this past weekend in the suburbs of Boston, and your intrepid reporter was there. There wasn’t anything much comics-related happening — Readercon famously concentrates on the written word to the excusion of everything else — but two awards were presented over the weekend, which may be of interest.
SF Scope has a full report on the winners of the Rhysling Award, for science fictional poetry. Rich Ristow’s “The Graven Idol’s Godheart” won in the short category (fewer than 50 lines), while the long category winner was Mike Allen’s “The Journey of Kalish.”
The Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award, funded by the heirs of Paul Linebarger (who wrote science fiction as Cordwainer Smith) to promote dead and obscure authors worthy of wider appreciation, went this year to Daniel F. Galouye, author of Dark Universe and Simulacron-3, which was filmed as 1999’s The Thirteenth Floor. (SF Scope, again, has a longer report.)