The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America are honoring NPR Guides Editor Petra Mayer with a posthumous Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award.
“Petra liked the speculative fiction genres, and passionately celebrated them all over her profession in the information media,” the SFWA writes in a statement. “In picking what writers she labored with and what books to aspect, she frequently uplifted marginalized creators and introduced a host of viewers to their tales.”
Petra died instantly in November 2021 of what is actually thought to be a pulmonary embolism. She was 46 decades outdated. The self-explained “resident nerd” at NPR Books experienced what she known as “a truly remarkable selection of Doctor Who doodads.” Turning audiences on to genre fiction was one particular of the numerous hats Petra wore at the community. (She also loved hats and donning costumes for Comi-Con, Halloween, get-togethers, etc.) Petra’s parents established The Petra Mayer Memorial Fund For Internships in her memory.
“Arley, Troy and Petra are shining examples of how people today add to the increased genre neighborhood by pursuing their have own passions,” writes SFWA President Jeffe Kennedy, “I mourn the loss of Petra and all she contributed to the SFF style and community. I hope this award will assistance place a light-weight on a person we misplaced much also young.”
The SFWA Nebula Awards ceremony usually takes put May perhaps 21.