That image above is the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, home to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. One of these days, I need to head up there.
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame has announced this year's inductees and it's a nice blend of well-known and eclectic. Well, "well-known" in the "more science fiction fans have heard of this guy than others" sense of the word.
The 2010 inductees, who will be given an honorary ceremony at the Science Fiction Museum on June 26th, include Hugo and Nebula award winning authors Octavia E. Butler and Roger Zelazny, filmmaker and special effects artist Douglas Trumbull and Twilight Zone and I Am Legend writer Richard Matheson.
I'm firmly in the Trumbull and Matheson fan clubs. Trumbull's visual effects work on Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner remain some of the best ever put to screen (and his most famous directorial effort, Silent Running, will be the subject of a future "Where Everyone Has Gone Before" column). Matheson was responsible for many of the best Twilight Zone episodes, including the Shatner-iffic "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" and the brilliant dark comedy, "The Invaders." Most will know him for writing the original novel of I Am Legend, but his bibliography of novels and short stories is approximately 27 miles long.
I'm not as familiar with Butler and Zelazny, but Butler's "Parable of the Sower" has been on my "list of shame" for some time. Any Roger Zelazny fans out there want to tell me a little more about him?
To take a look at past inductees and read up on the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, click on over to their website.
(Via Sci-Fi Wire)