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Happy Birthday, Kate Wilhelm!

Today we wish a very happy birthday to one of modern science fiction’s most influential figures: Kate Wilhelm.

Kate Wilhelm has been nominated for the John W. Campbell, James Tiptree, Jr and World Fantasy Awards, won the Nebula Award three times, the Hugo Award twice – including the best novel Hugo for her most famous work Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang – and was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2003.

In addition to her impeccable credentials as a writer, Kate Wilhelm was one of the prime movers behind the famed Clarion Writers’ Workshop and its progenitor, the Milford Science Fiction Writers’ Conference, along with her late husband, the author and critic Damon Knight.

Happy Birthday, Kate!

Kate Wilhelm’s SF work is available via her author page on the SF Gateway and you can read about her in her entry at The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.