Pilgrim Award

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Given at its annual summer conference since 1970 by the Science Fiction Research Association to a person who has made distinguished contributions to the study of sf, the Pilgrim is awarded normally for a body of work rather than for a specific book or essay, and has gone to both scholars and critics, academic and otherwise. Judging is by a committee of the SFRA, reconstituted each year. Recipients become Honorary SFRA Members; until 1990 they received certificates, since then commemorative plaques (also given retrospectively to previous winners). The award is named for Pilgrims through Space and Time (1947) by J O Bailey, who in 1970 was the Pilgrim's first recipient. [PN/DRL]

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