News from Orycon:
The final collection of stories by the late Portland writer, Jay Lake, “Last Plane to Heaven,” (Tor) won the 2015 Endeavour Award Friday night at OryCon, Oregon’s major science fiction convention. The 2015 Award is the 16th Endeavour Award. Lake died in June 2014 following a fight with cancer.
The Award comes with an honorarium of $1,000 and 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.
Four novels and a single-author collection of stories are finalists for the Endeavour Award. The other finalists were: “Metatropolis” by Saint Helens, Ore., writer Ken Scholes and Jay Lake (WordFire Press); “Night Broken” by Benton City, Wash. writer Patricia Briggs (Ace Books); “Our Lady of the Islands” by Portland, Ore. writer Shannon Page and Jay Lake (Per Aspera Press); and “The Shadow Throne” by Bothell, Wash. writer Django Wexler (Roc Books.)
The judges for the 2015 Award were Russell Davis, Esther Friesner, and Fran Wilde.
AWARD ELIGIBILITY FOR 2016
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 2015 is February 15, 2016. Full information on entering the Award is available on the Endeavour Web site: www.osfci.org/endeavour.
The Endeavour Award is sponsored by Oregon Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (OSFCI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.