2010 Endeavour Award Winner

Alaska writer David Marusek is winner of the 2010 Endeavour Award for his novel Mind Over Ship, published by Tor Books. The Award, the twelfth annual, is accompanied by an honorarium of $1,000.00 and an engraved glass plaque. Award was announced at OryCon. 

The full press release follows the jump.

Endeavour Award finalists Camille Alexa and Cat Rambo, presenter Steve Perry, and Award winner David Marusek. Finalists Patricia Briggs and Kay Kenyon were not present.

2010 Endeavour Award Winner 
 
November 24, 2010 
 
For additional information contact: 
James W. Fiscus, Chairman 
Phone: 503-239-7641 
E-Mail: <mailto:Fiscus@teleport.com>Fiscus@sff.net Web: www.osfci.org/endeavour  
 
Photographs Available on request 
 
Portland – Alaska writer David Marusek is winner of the 2010 Endeavour Award for his novel, “Mind Over Ship,” published by Tor Books. The Award, the twelfth annual, is accompanied by an honorarium of $1,000.00 and an engraved glass plaque. Award was announced earlier this month at Oregon’s major science fiction convention, OryCon. 
 
The other finalists were “City Without End” by Kay Kenyon from Pyr Books, “Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Moonlight” by Cat Rambo from Paper Golem Press, “Hunting Ground” by Patricia Briggs from Ace Books, and “Push of the Sky” by Camille Alexa from Hadley Rille Books. 
 
The 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 Pacific Northwest. All entries are read and scored by seven readers randomly selected from a panel of preliminary readers. The five highest scoring books then go to three judges, who are all professional writers or editors. 
 
The judges for the 2010 Award were Robin Wayne Bailey, Laura Anne Gilman, and Madeleine Robins. Oregon writer Steve Perry presented the Award. 
 
Award Eligibility for 2011 
 
To be eligible for 2011 Endeavour Award, a book — either a novel or a single-author collection — must have been published for the first time in English during 2010. The majority of the book must have been written, and the book accepted for publication, while the author was living in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia, or the Yukon.) Deadline to enter books published during 2009 is February 15, 2011. Full information on entering the Award is available on the Endeavour Web site: www.osfci.org/endeavour. 
 
The Endeavour Award is sponsored by Oregon Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (OSFCI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. 
 
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