Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award

The Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award, created in 2008, is given at the discretion of the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) president, with the majority approval of the Board of Directors.

The award is for individuals who have had "a significant impact on the science fiction or fantasy landscape, and is particularly intended for those who have consistently made a major, positive difference within the speculative fiction field."

In 2016 the SFWA renamed the award the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award in honor of genre author Kate Wilhelm, a winner of the award in 2009. (Unlike the Hugo Awards, as with the Nebula Awards, the year of the award is for the year prior to the year the award is actually given.)

Year Winners
2009 Martin H. Greenberg, Kate Wilhelm, and Algis Budrys (posthumous)
2010 Tom Doherty, Donald A. Wollheim (posthumous), and Terri Windling
2011 Alice Sheldon/James Tiptree, Jr. (posthumous), and Michael Whelan
2012 Octavia Butler (posthumous), and John Clute
2013 Carl Sagan (posthumous) and Ginjer Buchanan
2014 No awards presented
2015 Joanna Russ (posthumous) and Stanley Schmidt
re-named the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award
2016 Peggy Rae Sapienza (posthumous) and Toni Weisskopf
2017 Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams
2018 Neil Clarke and Nisi Shawl
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