Five novels are finalists for the 2012 Endeavour Award, which 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:
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
City of Ruins by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
River Marked by Patricia Briggs
Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
When The Saints by Dave Duncan
The finalists were selected from entries read and scored by seven preliminary readers. The winning entry will be chosen by 2012 Endeavour judges Gregory Benford, Lawrence M. Schoen, and Susan Shwartz.
The award comes with a $1,000 honorarium.
The winner will be announced November 2 at OryCon, Oregon’s major science fiction convention.
The full press release follows the jump.