announced and Kristine Kathryn Rusch's and City of Ruins is one of the five finalists.
The Endeavor Award is given for a distinguished science fiction or fantasy book
written by a Pacific Northwest author or authors and published in the previous year. It is named for H.M. Bark Endeavour,
the ship of Northwest explorer Capt. James Cook. The award is announced annually at OryCon,
held in Portland, Oregon. The next award will be presented at OryCon 34
(November 2012) for a book published during 2011. The award is
accompanied by a grant of $1,000.
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake, Tor Books;
River Marked by Patricia Briggs, Ace Books;
Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson, Doubleday; and
When The Saints by Dave Duncan, Tor Books.
The judges for this year are; Gregory Benford, Lawrence M. Schoen, and Susan Shwartz.
Congratulations to all the nominees!