Alphanauts by Brian J. Clarke (Edge) has won the inaugural A.E. Van Vogt Award.
Presented by the Winnipeg Science Fiction Association, the award comes with a $1200 honorarium, the largest in Canadian sf.
The Van Vogt Award is given in recognition of a first-edition, full-length sf novel or full-length sf short story anthology written by an author linked to Western Canada by birth or residency.
[Thanks to John Mansfield for the story.]