Author Emeritus

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Author Emeritus was an honorary title annually bestowed by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America upon a living writer. It was created in 1995 "as a way to recognize and appreciate senior writers in the genres of science fiction and fantasy who have made significant contributions to our field but who are no longer active or whose excellent work may no longer be as widely known as it once was."[1] The Author Emeritus is invited to speak at the annual Nebula Awards banquet.[2]

The Author Emeritus was inaugurated in 1995 and conferred 14 times in 16 years to 2010 (at the 1994 to 2009 Nebula Awards banquets).[2] Three years later, no more had been named and SFWA simply stated, "This year's Nebula Awards Weekend will not feature an Author Emeritus."[2] By October 2013, early in the 20th year of the honor, SFWA had made unavailable general information about the Author Emeritus and a compiled list of honorees.[3]


  1. ^ "Introduction to Author Emeritus Neal Barrett, Jr.," The Nebula Awards Showcase 2011 edited by Kevin J. Anderson, Tom Doherty Associates, 2011, page 101.
  2. ^ a b c "SFWA Author Emeritus". SFWA. Archived 2013-04-09. Retrieved 2013-12-06.
  3. ^ "SFWA Author Emeritus" (unavailable). SFWA. Archived 2013-10-12. Retrieved 2013-12-06.
  4. ^ "2005 Nebula Award winners". Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Inc. May 6, 2006. Archived from the original on February 25, 2007. 
  5. ^ Nawotka, Edward (April 24, 2008). "Nebula Awards puts Austin and Texas writers at center of science fiction world". Dallas Morning News. Archived from the original on April 29, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Nebula Awards 2009". Cover It Live ( April 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  7. ^ "SWFA live". Twitter. April 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-25. [page needed]
  8. ^ "Neal Barrett, Jr., named 2010 SFWA Author Emeritus". Nebula Awards. SFWA. March 30, 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-04-14. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 

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