Skylark Award

The Skylard Award (in full, the Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction) is selected by NESFA and announced during Boskone. It is given to "some person, who, in the opinion of the membership, has contributed significantly to science fiction, both through work in the field and by exemplifying the personal qualities which made the late "Doc" Smith well-loved by those who knew him." So it is an award for being both a pro and a "good guy".

It was suggested by Fred Pohl, during his GoH speech at Boskone 1 and first awarded at Boskone 2.

The trophy consists of a large magnifying glass on a wooden pedestal. (Which is odd, really, since this is a lens from the Lensman series, yet it is named the Skylark.)

1966 Frederik Pohl
1967 Isaac Asimov
1968 John W. Campbell
1969 Hal Clement
1970 Judy-Lynn del Rey
1971 no award
1972 Lester del Rey
1973 Larry Niven
1974 Ben Bova
1975 Gordon R. Dickson
1976 Anne McCaffrey
1977 Jack Gaughan
1978 Spider Robinson
1979 David Gerrold
1980 Jack L. Chalker
1981 Frank Kelly Freas
1982 Poul Anderson
1983 Andre Norton
1984 Robert Silverberg
1985 Jack Williamson
1986 Wilson Tucker
1987 Vincent Di Fate
1988 C. J. Cherryh
1989 Gene Wolfe
1990 Jane Yolen
1991 David Cherry
1992 Orson Scott Card
1993 Tom Doherty
1994 Esther Friesner
1995 Mike Resnick
1996 Joe Haldeman & Gay Haldeman
1997 Hal Clement
1998 James White
1999 Bob Eggleton
2000 Bruce Coville
2001 Ellen Asher
2002 Dave Langford
2003 Patrick Nielsen Hayden & Teresa Nielsen Hayden
2004 George R.R. Martin
2005 Tamora Pierce
2006 David G. Hartwell
2007 Beth Meacham
2008 Charles Stross
2009 Terry Pratchett
2010 Omar Rayyan
2011 Lois McMaster Bujold
2012 Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
2013 Ginjer Buchanan
2014 Robert Sawyer
2015 Moshe Feder
2016 Gardner Dozois
2017 Jo Walton

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