THE ENDEAVOUR AWARD...
...for a distinguished
written by a Pacific Northwest author or authors and published in the previous year.
The award represents a collaboration between writers and fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy to encourage the growth of literature in the field and recognize works of excellence. 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 2020 award will be presented during November 2021. The award is accompanied by a grant of $1,000.
AWARD SUSPENDED FOR 2020 BOOKS
With great reluctance, the Endeavour Committee has suspended the Award for books published during 2020. The suspension means that the Award will not be given at this year’s OryCon.
Several reasons have led to the suspension. The Covid 19 situation has made it more difficult to run our preliminary judging. In addition to problems stemming from the pandemic, additional problems have contributed to the need to suspend the Award.
We expect to begin collecting books published during 2021 in early Fall, for the 2022 Award. We are suspending the Award, not killing it.
Finally, if circumstances change and we are able revive the Award for books published during 2020, we will do so.
WINNERS FOR 2020
What The Wind Brings by Matthew Hughes, Pulp Literature Press
The Witch's Kind by Louisa Morgan, Redhook
OTHER FINALISTS FOR 2020
Merlin Redux by Dave Duncan, Night Shade Books
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire, Tor Books
Shadow Stitcher by Misha Handman, Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
JUDGES FOR THE 2020 AWARD
John G. Hemry
Rosemary Claire Smith
Dave Duncan, taken in 2007 when his book
Children of Chaos was a finalist for
the Award. Dave died in 2018, and Merlin
Redux will be the last book by Dave
entered in the Award. Our readers shall
miss Dave and his work.