Entry updated 26 February 2021. Tagged: Award.
A life achievement honour (see Awards) inaugurated in 1996 by the Kansas City SF and Fantasy Society and the J Wayne and Elsie M Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas, as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, with both sf and fantasy authors eligible. Initially four authors were inducted each year, two posthumously. After the 2004 inductions the Hall of Fame was transferred to the Seattle-based Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, now a part of the EMP Museum of popular culture and (in particular) popular music. Since 2004 the four inductees have been drawn from the wider categories Film, Literature, Media and Open; also from 2004, the name changed to Science Fiction Hall of Fame and fantasy authors were for a time ineligible but were welcomed back into the fold in and after 2013, when J R R Tolkien was honoured and the initial award title Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame restored. To preserve continuity the headword of this entry retains the name applicable at the time of its creation.
In 2016 the scope was changed again to include not only creators but creations (examples of genre Cinema, Television and Games), with two examples of each being honoured. Also in this twentieth anniversary year a total of twenty additional inductees in both categories were announced, perhaps as a catching-up exercise.
see also: First Fandom Hall of Fame.
- 1996: John W Campbell Jr, Hugo Gernsback, Jack Williamson, A E van Vogt
- 1997: Isaac Asimov, Arthur C Clarke, Andre Norton, H G Wells
- 1998: Hal Clement, Robert A Heinlein, C L Moore, Frederik Pohl
- 1999: Ray Bradbury, A Merritt, Robert Silverberg, Jules Verne
- 2000: Poul Anderson, Gordon Dickson, Eric Frank Russell, Theodore Sturgeon
- 2001: Alfred Bester, Ursula K Le Guin, Fritz Leiber, Jack Vance
- 2002: James Blish, Samuel R Delany, Michael Moorcock, Donald A Wollheim
- 2003: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Damon Knight, Wilson Tucker, Kate Wilhelm
- 2004: Brian Aldiss, Harry Harrison, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, E E Smith
- 2005: Chesley Bonestell, Philip K Dick, Ray Harryhausen, Steven Spielberg
- 2006: Frank Kelly Freas, Frank Herbert, George Lucas, Anne McCaffrey
- 2007: Ed Emshwiller, Gene Roddenberry, Ridley Scott, Gene Wolfe
- 2008: Ian and Betty Ballantine (see Ballantine Books), William Gibson, Richard M Powers, Rod Serling
- 2009: Edward L Ferman, Frank R Paul, Michael Whelan, Connie Willis
- 2010: Octavia E Butler, Richard Matheson, Douglas Trumbull, Roger Zelazny
- 2011: Vincent Di Fate, Gardner Dozois, Harlan Ellison, Moebius (see Jean Giraud)
- 2012: James Cameron, Joe Haldeman, James Tiptree Jr, Virgil Finlay
- 2013: David Bowie, H R Giger, Judith Merril, Joanna Russ, J R R Tolkien
- 2014: Frank Frazetta, Hayao Miyazaki, Leigh Brackett, Olaf Stapledon, Stanley Kubrick
- 2015: James E Gunn, Georges Méliès, John Schoenherr, Kurt Vonnegut
- 2016: Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, and additional inductees on the twentieth anniversary: Margaret Atwood, Keith David, Guillermo Del Toro, Terry Gilliam, Jim Henson, Jack Kirby, Madeleine L'Engle, C S Lewis, H P Lovecraft, Leonard Nimoy, George Orwell, Rumiko Takahashi, John Williams
- 2017: Stan Lee, J K Rowling
- 2018: Neil Gaiman, Vonda N McIntyre
- 2019: no inductions
- 2020: Ted Chiang, D C Fontana, the Star Wars film series, and Watchmen (the graphic novel).
- 2016: Blade Runner, Star Trek, and additional inductees on the twentieth anniversary: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dungeons & Dragons (see Role Playing Game), The Matrix, Myst (see Adventure), The Princess Bride, Wonder Woman, The X-Files
- 2017: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) (see Joss Whedon), The Legend of Zelda (1986-2017) (Videogame series)
- 2018: Doctor Who; Magic: The Gathering (see Collectible Card Game)
- 2019: no inductions
- 2020: Star Wars film series, Watchmen (the graphic novel)
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