SPECTRUM 13 WINS LOCUS AWARD
The annual Locus Awards were presented Saturday, June 16 at a ceremony held in association with the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, WA: Spectrum 13 was honored as the Best Art Book of 2006.
The Locus Awards are presented to winners of Locus Magazine's annual readers' poll, which was established initially to provide recommendations and suggestions so that voters for the Hugo Awards could make more informed decisions. The first Awards were presented in 1971 for works that had appeared in 1970 and since that time they have often drawn more voters than the Hugos and Nebulas combined.
Spectrum has won the prestigious honor on nine previous occasions (for #s 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12). "It really is exciting and, at the same time, humbling to receive the Locus," says Cathy Fenner. "It really is the major award for the science fiction field: it's not political, it doesn't rely on electioneering, but pretty accurately reflects the feelings of readers. How can we not feel honored, for ourselves but also on behalf of all of the artists who participate in Spectrum and make it possible in the first place? It's very much a 'shared' award."
To promote the fantastic arts and provide an annual showcase for contemporary artists.
Leo & Diane Dillon
Arlo J. Burnett
"Spectrum is a compendium of wonders – a treasure-hoard of incalculable value. Over the years, these books have provided me with an enormous amount of inspiration: fantastical images that have suggested and enriched my stories. I can't recommend Spectrum enough. Buy this book now and revel in the dreams within."