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SFPA Grand Masters

1999 Bruce Boston
2005 Robert Frazier
2008 Ray Bradbury

SFPA Rhysling Winners

1978-2009

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1978 Long Gene Wolfe "The Computer Iterates the Greater Trumps"
  Short Duane Ackerson "The Starman"
  (tie) Andrew Joron "Asleep in the Arms of Mother Night"
  (tie) Sonya Dorman "Corruption of Metals"
1979 Long Michael Bishop "For the Lady of a Physicist"
  Short Duane Ackerson "Fatalities"
  (tie) Steve Eng "Storybooks and Treasure Maps"
1980 Long Andrew Joron "The Sonic Flowerfall of Primes"
  Short Robert Frazier "Encased in the Amber of Eternity"
  (tie) Peter Payack "The Migration of Darkness"
1981 Long Thomas M. Disch "On Science Fiction"
  Short Ken Duffin "Meeting Place"
1982 Long Ursula K. Le Guin "The Well of Baln"
  Short Raymond DiZazzo "On the Speed of Sight"
1983 Long Adam Cornford "Your Time and You: A Neoprole's Dating Guide"
  Short Alan P. Lightman "In Computers"
1984 Long Joe Haldeman "Saul's Death: Two Sestinas"
  Short Helen Ehrlich "Two Sonnets"
1985 Long Siv Cedering "A Letter from Caroline Herschel (1750-1848)"
  Short Bruce Boston "For Spacers Snarled in the Hair of Comets"
1986 Long Andrew Joron "Shipwrecked on Destiny Five"
  Short Susan Palwick "The Neighbor's Wife"
1987 Long W. Gregory Stewart "Daedalus"
  Short Jonathan V. Post "Before the Big Bang: News from the Hubble Large Space Telescope"
  (tie) John Calvin Rezmerski "A Dream of Heredity"
1988 Long Lucius Shepard "White Trains"
  Short Bruce Boston "The Nightmare Collector"
  (tie) Suzette Haden Elgin "Rocky Road to Hoe"
1989 Long Bruce Boston "In the Darkened Hours"
  (tie) John M. Ford "Winter Solstice, Camelot Station"
  Short Robert Frazier "Salinity"
1990 Long Patrick McKinnon "dear spacemen"
  Short G. Sutton Breiding "Epitaph for Dreams"
1991 Long David Memmott "The Aging Cryonicist in the Arms of His
Mistress Contemplates the Survival of the
Species While the Phoenix Is Consumed by Fire"
  Short Joe Haldeman "Eighteen Years Old, October Eleventh"
1992 Long W. Gregory Stewart "the button and what you know"
  Short David Lunde "Song of the Martian Cricket"
1993 Long William J. Daciuk "To Be from Earth"
  Short Jane Yolen "Will"
1994 Long W. Gregory Stewart
and Robert Frazier
"Basement Flats: Redefining the Burgess Shale"
  Short Bruce Boston "Spacer's Compass"
  (tie) Jeff VanderMeer "Flight Is for Those Who Have Not Yet Crossed Over"
1995 Long David Lunde "Pilot, Pilot"
  Short Dan Raphael "Skin of Glass"
1996 Long Margaret B. Simon "Variants of the Obsolete"
  Short Bruce Boston "Future Present: A Lesson in Expectation"
1997 Long Terry A. Garey "Spotting UFOs While Canning Tomatoes"
  Short W. Gregory Stewart "Day Omega"
1998 Long Laurel Winter "why goldfish shouldn't use power tools"
  Short John Grey "Explaining Frankenstein to His Mother"
1999 Long Bruce Boston "Confessions of a Body Thief"
  Short Laurel Winter "egg horror poem"
2000 Long Geoffrey A. Landis "Christmas (after we all get time machines)"
  Short Rebecca Marjesdatter "Grimoire"
2001 Long Joe Haldeman "January Fires"
  Short Bruce Boston "My Wife Returns as She Would Have It"
2002 Long Lawrence Schimel "How to Make a Human"
  Short William John Watkins "We Die as Angels"
2003 Long Charles Saplak
and Mike Allen
"Epochs in Exile: A Fantasy Trilogy"
  (tie) Sonya Taaffe "Matlacihuatl's Gift"
  Short Ruth Berman "Potherb Gardening"
2004 Long Theodora Goss "Octavia Is Lost in the Hall of Masks"
  Short Roger Dutcher "Just Distance"
2005 Long Tim Pratt "Soul Searching"
  Short Greg Beatty "No Ruined Lunar City"
2006 Long Kendall Evans & David C. Kopaska-Merkel "The Tin Men"
  Short Mike Allen "The Strip Search"
2007 Long Mike Allen "The Journey to Kailash"
  Short Rich Ristow "The Graven Idol's Godheart"
2008 Long Catherynne M. Valente "The Seven Devils of Central"  California"
  Short F.J. Bergmann "Eating Light"
2009 Long Geoffrey A. Landis "Search" 
  Short Amal El-Mohtar "Song for an Ancient City"


(To view the contents of all the Rhysling Anthologies since 1978, see our archive or select the link for a specific year above.)


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