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.
|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|
|2016||Terry Pratchett (posthumous)|
|2017||Peggy Rae Sapienza (posthumous) and Toni Weisskopf|
|2018||Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams|
|2019||Neil Clarke and Nisi Shawl|
|2020||David Gaughran and John Picacio|
|2021||Ben Bova (posthumous), Rachel Caine (posthumous), and Jarvis Sheffield|
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