Lion's Blood by Washington writer Steven Barnes and The Disappeared by Oregon writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch jointly won the fifth Endeavour Award, announced this past weekend at OryCon in Portland, Oregon.
The Endeavour Award is given annually to a distinguished SF or fantasy book, either a novel or a
single-author collection of stories, by a writer from the Pacific Northwest. The winners received an etched glass plaque produced by Seattle artist Ashley Harper and a grant of $500.
Judges this year, who evaluated finalists selected by a panel of seven readers, were Joe Haldeman, Martin H. Greenberg, and Douglas Smith. Other finalists for 2003 were The Maquisarde by Washington writer Louise Marley (Ace Books), Solitaire by Washington writer Kelley Eskridge (Eos), and Technogenisis by Washington writer Syne Mitchell (Roc). Barnes' winning novel was published by Warner, Rusch's by Roc.
The award is named for the H.M. Bark Endeavour, the ship in which Capt. James Cook explored the Pacific, and is sponsored by Oregon Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (OSFCI), the organization that sponsors OryCon and other
Oregon conventions. The deadline to enter books published during 2003 is February 15, 2004. For further details, see the award website at www.osfci.org/endeavour.
Endeavour Award website
nomination and entry form
Locus Index to SF Awards
Past winners by Year