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The Endeavour Award is a prize for a science fiction or fantasy book written by an author from the Pacific Northwest. It is given each year in November at OryCon in Portland, Oregon. The award is for books published the year before.

Award history

The Endeavour Award started in 1999. The name comes from Northwest explorer Captain James Cook's ship HM Bark Endeavour. A group of Portland area writers and readers of science fiction and fantasy collected money to support the award in 1996. It is managed by Oregon Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (OSFCI) tax-exempt non-profit corporation.

Past winners

Year Title Author Ref
Dreams of Distant Shores
Lovecraft Country
Patricia A. McKillip
Matt Ruff
2016 Edge of Dark Brenda Cooper
2015 Last Plane to Heaven Jay Lake
Ramez Naam
Ken Scholes
2013 Goodbye For Now Laurie Frankel
2012 City of Ruins Kristine Kathryn Rusch
2011 Dreadnought Cherie Priest
2010 Mind Over Ship David Marusek
2009 Space Magic David D. Levine
2008 The Silver Ship and the Sea Brenda Cooper
2007 Forest Mage Robin Hobb
2006 Anywhere but Here Jerry Oltion
2005 The Child Goddess Louise Marley
2004 Red Thunder John Varley
The Disappeared
Lion's Blood
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Steven Barnes
2002 Tales from Earthsea Ursula K. Le Guin
The Telling
The Glass Harmonica
Ursula K. Le Guin
Louise Marley
2000 Darwin's Radio Greg Bear
1999 Dinosaur Summer Greg Bear
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