Washington author Cherie Priest is winner of the 2011 Endeavour Award for her novel Dreadnought, published by Tor Books. The thirteenth annual award is accompanied by an honorarium of $1,000.00 and an engraved glass plaque. The Award was announced Friday evening at Oregon's major science fiction convention, OryCon. Steve Perry announced the Award and accepted it
The Endeavour Award 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. All entries are read and scored by seven readers randomly selected from a panel of preliminary readers. The five highest scoring books then go to three judges, who are all professional writers or editors. A total of 42 books were entered for the 2011 Award. Full information on the Endeavour 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.