The Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame was founded in 1996 by the Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society and the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas. Each year, four new inductees were announced at the annual Kansas City sci-fi con ConQuesT. The 2014 Hall of Fame inductees were announced late last week, and they include artist Frank Frazetta, anime legend Hayao Miyazaki, writers Leigh Brackett and Olaf Stapledon, and visionary director Stanley Kubrick.
Past Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame inductees have included such literary genre giants as Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Andre Norton, Theodore Sturgeon, Ursula K. LeGuin, Harlan Ellison, and Anne McCaffery. As the awards have continued, they expanded their scope beyond just writers and editors, making way for such noteworthies as George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, Gene Roddenberry, Rod Serling, and even David Bowie. The inductees are chosen by a panel of science fiction and fantasy authors, editors, artists, publishers, and film professionals.
You can check out the Hall of Fame’s profiles for this year’s inductees on the pages that follow.