Hugo award

DEFINITION

A recognition given annually to illustrators for excellence in Science Fiction, it was named in honor of Hugo Gernsback, described as "The Father of Magazine Science Fiction" in a special award given to him in 1960. The sponsor is the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS), and award-winners are selected by a committee of that Society for work done the previous calendar year. Recipients include Fran Frazetta, Michael Wheland, George Barr and John Schoenherr. Sources: http://worldcon.org//hugos.html; AskART biographies (LPD)

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