Endeavour Award winner announced
Dreadnought (Tor), by Cherie Priest, has won the 13th Endeavour Award, given to a science fiction or fantasy novel or to a science fiction/fantasy collection by a single author from the Pacific Northwest. The award was announced recently at OryCon 33, in Portland, Oregon.
As winner of the award, Ms. Priest received an honorarium of $1,000 and an engraved glass plaque.
The other books up for this year’s Endeavour Award were A Cup of Normal (Fairwood), by Devon Monk; The Bards of Bone Plain (Ace), by Patricia McKillip; Black Prism (Orbit US), by Brent Weeks; and Silver Borne (Ace), by Patricia Briggs.
To be eligible for the award, which is named for the H.M. Bark Endeavour, the ship sailed by Captain James Cook, who explored in the Pacific Northwest, a book must be by an author who maintains his or her legal residence or physical residence in the Pacific Northwest, defined for the purposes of the award as Alaska, Oregon, Washington or Idaho in the United States, or in the Yukon Territory or British Columbia in Canada when the publisher accepted the book under consideration for publication. The author must also affirm that he or she wrote the majority of the book while resident in the Pacific Northwest.
In addition, to be eligible, a book must be at least 40,000 words long, and it must be generally available to the public in a print edition. Comic books and graphic novels are not eligible for the award.
The winner of each year’s award is decided by a panel of three judges. The judges for this year’s award were writers Bud Sparhawk and Jo Walton and editor John Joseph Adams.
Last year’s winner of the Endeavour Award was Mind Over Ship (Tor), by David Marusek. Previous winners include Robin Hobb in 2007 for Forest Mage (EOS; Voyager Books); John Varley in 2004 for Red Thunder (Ace); Ursula K. LeGuin in 2002 for Tales from Earthsea (Harcourt Brace); and Greg Bear in 2000 for Darwin’s Radio (Del Rey).
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