Willis, Whelan and others to enter SF Museum Hall of Fame

The Science Fiction Museum and SF Hall of Fame have announced that the 2009 Hall of Fame inductees will be Edward L. Ferman, Frank R. Paul, Michael Whelan and Connie Willis.

The Hall of Fame ceremony will take place at 8 p.m. on June 27 at the Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum in Seattle as part of the Science Fiction Awards Weekend. Christopher Moore, author of the vampire novel You Suck: A Love Story, will act as emcee.

Edward L. Ferman published The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction from 1970-2000, and also acted as its editor from 1964 through 1991. He won the Hugo Award for Best Professional Editor from 1981 through 1983.

Frank R. Paul's artwork appeared on the cover of the first issue of Amazing Stories in 1926, and he drew dozens of other covers for the magazine during the 1920s. He was also the cover artist of 1939's Marvel Comics #1, the first-ever Marvel Comic.

Michael Whelan's artwork has appeared on hundreds of book and magazine covers, for which he has won 16 Hugo Awards, 11 Chesley Awards and countless other honors. Among his notable covers are those for Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series, Michael Moorcock's Elric books and Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality series.

Connie Willis is the author of the Hugo Award-winning novels Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog. She has won 10 Hugo Awards and six Nebula Awards.

Check the Science Fiction Museum website for further information on the Hall of Fame Awards ceremony and to purchase tickets to the event.

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