Congratulations to C.J. Cherryh, multiple award-winning author of Downbelow Station, Cyteen, the Faded Sun series, and a bunch of other sf and fantasy works. Here’s a link to the official announcement
I’ve now predicted the last four SFWA Grand Masters. Click on last year’s prediction post and follow the links back from there.
Ok, who will be named SFWA Grand Master in 2017?
Dan Simmons. The award-winning Hyperion series and the Ilium/Olympos diptych are big, bold space opera with extra helpings of literary allusion. He’s also written a lot of horror and historical/supernatural. Even though not core sf, those genres do have a crossover in readers and writers and should merit consideration. He’s had a prominent career for about 35 years.
Any other candidates come to your mind? Make their case in the comments.