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Joss to be honored with SFWA's Bradbury Award

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009 2:03 AM

ECGORDON

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http://sfwa.org/news/2009/09bradburyaward.htm
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Joss Whedon, creator of such science fiction and fantasy-themed television series as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Dollhouse, has been named recipient of the Bradbury Award for excellence in screenwriting, as presented by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

SFWA President Russell Davis made the announcement Feb. 16. Whedon will be honored during the Nebula Awards® Weekend in Los Angeles, California, April 24-26, 2009.

"Like everyone who picks up a pen, I was a rabid Bradbury fan and as greatly influenced by him as any other writer I read," Whedon said. "To receive the award named for him is an honor I'd not dreamed of. In my defense, it didn't exist back then. What did exist were the very lovely, very twisted and very human stories that warped my impressionable mind, and that I have tried, in whatever medium they will let me, to measure up to."

Created in 1992 by then-President Ben Bova and named after famed author and screenwriter Ray Bradbury, the Bradbury Award is a special president's award presented for outstanding genre-themed work in a dramatic medium. Previous Bradbury Award winners are James Cameron for Terminator 2 (1992), J. Michael Straczynski for Babylon 5 (1999) and Yuri Rasovsky and Harlan Ellison for 2000X - Tales of the Next Millennia, a National Public Radio series (2001).

"I'm very excited to be giving this honor to Joss Whedon in recognition of his substantial and superior body of work, including Buffy, Angel, Firefly and the Serenity film, as well as Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog," said SFWA President Russell Davis. "His impact as a writer, producer and director on the science fiction and fantasy film and television landscape is undeniable, and he is more than deserving of this recognition from our organization."

As of 2010, the award will become the annual Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation for works including motion pictures, television, Internet, radio, audio and stage productions. The award will first be presented in 2010, for works released in 2009. Though not a Nebula, the award will be presented at the Nebula Awards Ceremony and will follow Nebula rules and procedures; the Script category of the Nebulas has been eliminated.

The 2009 Nebula Awards Weekend will be held in Los Angeles, Calif., April 24-26. Harry Harrison will be honored as the next Damon Knight Grand Master, while M.J. Engh will be honored as Author Emerita. Singer/songwriter/author Janis Ian will be on hand to serve as toastmistress. Victoria Strauss will be presented with the SFWA Service Award, while Kate Wilhelm, Martin H. Greenberg and the late Algis Budrys will be honored with the inaugural SFWA Solstice Award.

Founded in 1965 by the late Damon Knight, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America brings together the most successful and daring writers of speculative fiction throughout the world.






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Wednesday, February 18, 2009 2:09 AM

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Great news, thanks!


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Wednesday, February 18, 2009 5:14 AM

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Congrats to Joss! He's more than earned it!

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009 6:01 AM

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Shiny! Congrats to Joss.

Thanks for the link!

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Friday, February 20, 2009 5:47 AM

ECGORDON

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Just bumping this post because I think it deserves more attention than it got the first time around.

Can't this one be put up on the News Headlines section like the recent "Name new space station module Serenity" or the "Joss interview video on TVGuide"? Who takes care of that? Haken?




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Sunday, February 22, 2009 6:40 AM

SAVEWASH

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Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
Just bumping this post because I think it deserves more attention than it got the first time around.



And now I'm bumping it for the same reason.

I love Ray Bradbury's writing and I think it's excellent that Joss Whedon was influenced by it. It's great to see these two writers get the recognition they deserve.



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Sunday, February 22, 2009 7:08 AM

ECGORDON

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Thanks for the bump. Now we just need to get it pinned up in the News Headline section.




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Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:32 AM

SAVEWASH

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Alas, I don't know how to do that. Maybe Haken will see this and help out?


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Tuesday, March 3, 2009 8:42 PM

BIGRICHARD


SaveWash (or anyone else for that matter...) I've always been interested in reading some of Bradbury's work but have never got around to it. Anything you would recommend as his best work, as I'm in need of a new book after I finish this Eric Clapton autobiography (not to get off topic, but Clapton's autobiography is extremely fascinating if you're into his music at all, or just like autobiography's.)

Just one or two of his best works in your opinion?

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009 2:14 AM

ECGORDON

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My recommendations for Bradbury are:

Fahrenheit 451
The Martian Chronicles
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Dandelion Wine (not SF or even fantasy, but a great pastiche of what Ray's early years must have been like in Illinois)

My thanks to Haken for pinning this topic in the News Headline section. After such frivolous stuff like Nathan's porn and Summer's belly button were placed here I had to wonder why a truly important news item like this hadn't also got the honor after it was posted more than two weeks ago.




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Wednesday, March 4, 2009 2:18 AM

BIGRICHARD


Thanks ecgordon, I'll try to get a few of those titles!
I'm fairly sure my dad was once telling me I had to read Fahrenheit 451 and Martian Chronicles, so I might see if he has copies. If not, more money shall be spent!

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009 5:47 AM

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Truly awesome that he's getting some of the recognition he deserves

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009 11:49 AM

SAVEWASH

Now I am learning about scary.


BigRichard, I'm sorry I didn't reply sooner but I apparently never got e-mail notification of your question so I didn't know it was here. I think ecgordon made some excellent suggestions and I would add: The Illustrated Man. This has some of my favorites of his short stories.

There are many others but I think we've got you a good start. Enjoy!



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Wednesday, March 4, 2009 11:57 AM

BIGRICHARD


That's alright SaveWash, I left that message at night, woke up this morning and your reply was there, so, for me, it didn't take long at all!
(I live in Australia)

I might try to pick up one or two novels, and then get The Illustrated Man, as I've got quite into short stories lately after reading quite a few of Richard Matheson's.

Thanks for the suggestions!

And again, congrats to Joss! He definitely deserves it!

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009 3:53 PM

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Also, the children's book The Halloween Tree is awesome Bradbury.

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Saturday, March 7, 2009 8:26 AM

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Congrats to the MAN.

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Saturday, March 7, 2009 11:41 AM

RALLEM


I think Joss deserves it even though I never got into Buffy and Angel. I am liking Dollhouse more and more as I watch them, so I think he hasn't lost his magic yet like some bloggers claim.



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Saturday, March 7, 2009 10:36 PM

CELLARDOOR


So if I'm reading the news/award article right, in this particular case/category the Bradbury award is kinda like a "Lifetime Achievement" award for sci-fi? I'm seeing other past awards for more specific works, but this seems to be recognizing the collective body of Joss' sci-fi works, right? (Though of course he'll accomplish much more in his lifetime, we expect!)

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Monday, March 9, 2009 3:51 PM

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CAN WE MAKE THIS A NEWS POST?

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 11:32 AM

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Thanks for the news, Easy

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