Joss Whedon to win Bradbury Award

Announced at Locus Magazine, Joss Whedon is to be the recipient of the Bradbury Award for excellence in screenwriting.

As a massive fan of Firefly, Serenity, Buffy and Angel, this makes me very happy indeed. I’ve yet to see Dollhouse, but I have high hopes for it.

Whedon:

“Like everyone who picks up a pen, I was a rabid Bradbury fan and as greatly influenced by him as any other writer I read. To receive the award named for him is an honor I’d not dreamed of. In my defense, it didn’t exist back then. What did exist were the very lovely, very twisted and very human stories that warped my impressionable mind, and that I have tried, in whatever medium they will let me, to measure up to.”

The Bradbury Award was named in acknowledgement of Ray Bradbury’s contributions to the fields of science fiction and screenwriting by the SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America). While not a Nebula Award it is awarded as part of the Nebula Awards Banquet. Details here.

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