Vernor Vinge Wins 2020 Heinlein Award
Vernor S. Vinge, a four-time Hugo Award-winning science fiction author and retired mathematics and computer science professor, is the 2020 winner of the Robert A. Heinlein Award. The award is given to the author of "outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space." This prize is a lifetime achievement award in recognition o Vinge's body of work, including his nine novels, more than two dozen short stories, and many non-fiction articles. The award will be formally announced on the evening of Friday, May 22, at opening ceremonies during Balticon 54, the 54th Maryland Regional Science Fiction Convention.