Two writers from the Pacific Northwest are winners of the 19th annual Endeavour Award, given for books published in 2016.
- Dreams of Distant Shores (Tachyon) by North Bend, OR, writer Patricia McKillip
- Lovecraft Country (Harper) by Seattle, WA, writer Matt Ruff
They will split the $1,000.00 grant that accompanies the Award. The Award was announced Friday, November 17 at OryCon in Portland.
The other finalists were:
- Arabella of Mars by Portland, OR, writer David D. Levine, Tor Books;
- Eocene Station by Victoria, BC, writer Dave Duncan, Five Rivers Publishing;
- Waypoint Kangaroo by Portland, OR, writer Curtis Chen, Thomas Dunne
Books/St Martin’s Press
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 final judges, who are all professional writers or editors from outside of the Pacific Northwest.
The judges for the 2017 Award were Ginjer Buchanan, retired Editor-in-Chief, Ace/Roc Books; editor and writer John R. Douglas; and Nebula and World Fantasy award winning author Andy Duncan.
AWARD ELIGIBILITY FOR 2018: To be eligible for next year’s Endeavour Award the book — either a novel or a single-author collection of stories — must be either science fiction or fantasy. 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.)
The deadline to enter books published during 2017 is February 15, 2018. Full information on entering the Award is available on the Endeavour Web site: www.osfci.org/endeavour. Click on Entry Form in the left hand column for a fill-in PDF of the form.
The Endeavour Award is sponsored by Oregon Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (OSFCI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
[Thanks to Jim Fiscus for the story.]