Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award

The winner of the 2013 Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award was announced at Readercon. The award seeks to recognize and draw attention to lesser-known fantasy or science fiction authors. This year’s award went to Wyman Guin, a pseudonym for Norman Menasco. Guin (1915-1989) began publishing in 1950 and published eight short stories and a novel over the span of his career. He is, perhaps, best known for the novella “Beyond Bedlam” and the novelette “Volpla.”

Cordwainer Smith Winner

The winner of the 2012 Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award was announced at Readercon. The award seeks to recognize and draw attention to lesser-known fantasy or science fiction authors. This year’s award went to Fredric Brown, perhaps best known for writing What Mad Universe and Martians Go Home. Brown was also well known for his short stories. Most of Brown’s science fiction novels and short fiction have been collected in books published by NESFA Press. He also had a large body of mystery work published.

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