2016 SFWA Grand Master - C. J. Cherryh

Congratulations to C. J. Cherryh!


“The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.) is pleased to announce that C. J. Cherryh has been named the 32nd Damon Knight Grand Master for her contributions to the literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy.”

P.S. Last year, I predicted that the next few Grand Masters would be Niven, Vinge and Cherryh - so far, I’m two for three http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showpost.php?p=18140778&postcount=1

Congrats to her on the honor and congrats to you on your prognosticative ability.

Nifty! I love so much of her stuff. She does science fiction and fantasy – and kind of hard-to-characterize stuff like “Wave Without a Shore” which is largely an interpersonal story, which Dickens could (almost) have written. There’s Dickensian touches all through it.

She’s remarkably versatile! The collection Sunfall highlights six earth cities, as they might appear in the future, from near future to far future. Each story works with the cultural tone of the city (as it is today) to project the “personality” of the city forward. Thus each story has its own tone and personality. Very clever way of putting together a book!

Wonderful news. Love her work - one of the best at writing alien aliens, even when they’re humanoid.