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Steven Shaviro has been awarded the Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies Book Prize for 2016

Date: 7/5/2017

DeRoy professor of English, Steven Shaviro, has been awarded the Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies Book Prize for 2016, for his book Discognition (Repeater Books, 2016). The prize "honors an outstanding scholarly monograph that explores the intersections between popular culture, particularly science fiction, and the discourses and cultures of technoscience." The award recognizes "groundbreaking and exceptional contributions to the field." The prize is sponsored by the Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies Program at the University of California, Riverside and was presented at the 2017 Science Fiction Research Association conference. According to the publisher, Discognition examines “science fiction novels and stories that explore the extreme possibilities of human and alien sentience.”  For more information on the book, see http://repeaterbooks.com/books/discognition-steven-shaviro/.