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Where Are Tomorrow’s Science Fiction Grand Master Writers?

Asks the Guardian:

But let’s pause there for a moment. As worthy as all the past winners of the Grand Master award undoubtedly are … what of the next generation? Is it feasible to now cast the grand master net wider, perhaps consider those writers born in the 1950s, or the 1960s? Even someone born as relatively recently as the 1970s could now be in their 40s. Who from that crop would be worthy of the honour?

This is like trying to identify Hall of Famers in their 20s.  Some stand out, but they still have to play their whole careers.  In addition to John Scalzi, I’d like to see Neal Stephenson on some lists.

On the other hand, we should know where writers in their 60s stand.

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