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Five novels written by
The finalists for 2008 are: “The Book of Joby,” by Mark J. Ferrari; “Bright of the Sky,” by Kay Kenyon; “Not Flesh Nor Feathers,” by Cherie Priest; “Powers,” by Ursula K. LeGuin; and “The Sliver Ship and the Sea,” by Brenda Cooper. Mark Ferrari, Kay Kenyon, Cherie Priest, and, Brenda Cooper are from
The annual Endeavour Award honors a distinguished science fiction or fantasy book, either a novel or a single-author collection, created by a writer living in the
The judges for the 2008 Award are Ellen Asher, Steven Barnes, and Russell Davis.
Ellen Asher entered science fiction professionally when she became science fiction editor at New American Library (1970-72.) In February 1973 she became editor of the Science Fiction Book Club, where she remained for over three decades, retiring in 2007 as Editor-in-Chief.
Steven Barnes is an author, teacher, and screenwriter who lives and works in
Russell Davis is an author, editor and book packager, and an active member of both SFWA and WWA. He has written and sold over 20 novels and more than 30 short stories in virtually every genre under numerous pseudonyms. He lives in northern
Award Eligibility for 2009
To be eligible for 2009’s Endeavour Award, a book — either a novel or a single-author collection — must have been published for the first time in English during 2008. The majority of the book must have been written, and the book accepted for publication, while the author was living in the
books published during 2008 is
The Endeavour Award is sponsored by Oregon Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (OSFCI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.