Pilgrims & Pioneers: The History and Speeches of the Science Fiction Research Association Award Winners
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Pilgrims & Pioneers: The History and Speeches of the Science Fiction Research Association Award Winners is a book collection of all the extant award presentations and acceptance speeches of the first thirty Pilgrim Award winners, and of the other Science Fiction Research Association awards through 1999, edited by Hal W. Hall and Daryl F. Mallett. It was published in Riverside, California by Borgo Press in 1999.
Historical documents, critical papers and statements are supplemented by brief biographic sketches of the winners and selective bibliographies of their scholarly contributions.
Publication of this book was supported by a grant from the World Science Fiction Convention, held in Atlanta that year. Scholar Neil Barron discovered a Call for Grant Projects by the Atlanta WorldCon Committee, and a proposal for a book honoring the Pilgrim Award winners was submitted and accepted by the committee. Under the terms of the grant, the SFRA would donate copies of the volume to up to 25 major science fiction collections worldwide.
The book is largely the work of Daryl F. Mallett and Fiona Kelleghan, with help from Robert Reginald. They took an incomplete manuscript, edited, formatted and supplemented it, created the bibliographic sections, located printers and binders and brought the book to completion.