J. Lloyd Eaton Memorial Award

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The J. Lloyd Eaton Memorial Award is given each year to honor the memory of the late Dr. J. Lloyd Eaton, a San Francisco physician and SF fan.

His SF collection forms the basis of the largest publicly-accessible library of genre literature, housed at the Rivera Library, University of California, Riverside.

The Eaton Award, chosen by a panel of judges consisting of members of the annual J. Lloyd Eaton Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature. From 1979 to 2001 it recognized the "best critical book of each year" and starting in 2008 it became a lifetime achievement award, in full the J. Lloyd Eaton Lifetime Achievement Award in Science Fiction, recognizing "contributions of lasting significance to the field."

Beginning in 1988, occasional special lifetime achievement awards were also given.

Year Winner Citation
1976-77 Paul A. Carter The Creation of Tomorrow
1994 Edward James Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century
2012 Ursula K. Le Guin Lifetime achievement
Hal W. Hall

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