Alphanauts by Brian J. Clarke (Edge) has won the the inaugural A.E. Van Vogt Award. The award includes a $1200.00 honorarium (The largest in Canadian Science Fiction writing) and a certificate.
The other finalists were Lady of Mazes by Karl Schroeder, (Tor) and The Other by Matthew Hughes (Underland Press). The award is sponsored by the Winnipeg Science Fiction Association. The Award is for a book that must be a first-edition full length science fiction novel or full-length science fiction short story anthology, written by an author linked to Western Canada by birth or residency.”
A web site dealing with the award, celebrating A.E.Van Vogt contributions to Canadian writing, and Brian J. Clarke’s win, will be announced ASAP. It will provide details as how one may enter for the 2013 award.
From a press release…The finalists for selection to receive the 2012 A.E. van Vogt Award are:
- Lady of Mazes by Karl Schroeder 0765350785 Published June 27th 2006 by Tor Science Fiction
- Alphanauts by Brian J. Clarke 1894063147 Published September 1st 2006 by Edge
- The Other by Matthew Hughes 098266396X Published November 1st 2011 by Underland Press
The award is named after Manitoba born A.E.Van Vogt, Canada”s only Grand Master Science Fiction author and is sponsored by the Winnipeg Science Fiction Association (WINSFA), ConAdian, the 1994 World SF Con and Science Fiction Winnipeg (SFW). The award includes a $1200.00 cash award and certificate
The Winner will be announced at the end of the year.
From a press release…