The Hugo Awards are a set of awards given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The awards are named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories.
The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Since 1965, the Nebula Awards have been given each year for eligible novels published in the United States during the two previous years.
Given below is the list of writers who won Hugo awards and Nebula Awards:
- Heinlein, Robert A. : Robert Anson Heinlein was an American novelist and science fiction writer. He is often termed as “ the dean of the science fiction writers.” Robert Heinlein one of the most popular, influential and controversial authors of hard hitting science fiction. His writing sets high standards for science fiction and helped to raise the genre’s standard of literary quality. Robert Heinlein was the first science fiction writer who got into mainstream magazines like “ The Saturday Evening Post.” He was also among the authors of best selling, novel length science fiction in the modern marketing era.
- Alfred Bester : Though Alfred Bester did not write many books but the stuff he wrote back in 50s earned him a great name in the field of science fiction genre. His work was so enjoyable and ground breaking that his influence can still be traced in many great works of science fiction work. “The Demolished Man” and “Tiger! Tiger!” are both tour-de-force masterpieces, and his short stories are great examples of fast-paced & intelligent entertainment.
- Fritz Leiber: Fritz Leiber was one of the more interesting of the young authors who came into HP Lovecraft’s orbit, and some of his best early short fiction is horror rather than science fiction or fantasy. He got into mature writing in the first of the sword-and-sorcery adventures featuring the large sensitive barbarian Fafhrd and the small street-smarts Gray Mouser. He wrote many books of the series in his career, using it sometimes for farce and sometimes for gloomy mood pieces.
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