2008 Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award Goes to Stanley G.
Award Given at Readercon by Barry Malzberg
Crestone, Colorado, August 22, 2008 -
The eighth Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award was given to
early science fiction writer Stanley G. Weinbaum.
Weinbaum burst upon the science fiction scene in 1July 934 with
the publication of his story "A Martian Odyssey," in a magazine
of the era called Startling Stories. This story
was ground-breakingin several ways, perhaps most notably
because the Martian named Tweel was developed as a real
character, and this had not been done before.
Wenbaum only lived about two years longer, but by the time of
his death, he was widely read and acclaimed -- enough so that
some 40 years later,
Ballantine brought out a paperback, The Best of Stanley
Weinbaum, Small presses have recently done further
reprints of Weinbaum's works.
Judges for the 2008 award were Martin H. Greenberg, Barry N.
Malzberg, Robert J. Sawyer, and Mike Resnick. They could choose
any fantasy or science fiction author whom they thought
The winners of the Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award thus
far have been:
- Olaf Stapledon, 2001
- R.A. Lafferty, 2002
- Edgar Pangborn, 2003
- Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore, 2004
- Leigh Brackett, 2005
- William Hope Hodgson, 2006
- Daniel F. Galouye, 2007
- Stanley G. Weinbaum, 2008
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