Happy New Year! I learned today I am a recipient of this year’s Helicon Award—specifically, the Frank Herbert Lifetime Achievement Award! I am excited!
The Helicon Awards are new to me, but I have learned that they are announced each year by the Helicon Society, “a collective of SF/F authors and other creators who subscribe to the Superversive approach to creating SF/F media and look to promote good quality sci-fi/fantasy…” It is something of an under-the-radar group, with no official public structure; the judges and membership are anonymous. Okay, I know one of them, Richard Paolinelli, a founding member. But the others are unknown to me. Whoever they are, I am immensely gratified that they have found my work worthy of a lifetime achievement award! Thank you.
Here are the past winners of Helicon’s Frank Herbert Lifetime Achievement Award:
- 2019 – Jack McDevitt
- 2020 – Anne McCaffrey
- 2021 – David Weber
- 2022 – moi
I am delighted to join their ranks.
See the recipients in other categories here. Congratulations to all of them!